App Recap

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wacky world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today we have some great discounts for you, as well as some interesting new apps and games.


RPG Covenant of Solitude – ($7.99 $0.99) – set in Listy, a small village in the corner of a large Kingdom, this RPG offers genies, monsters, war and much more. Download for iPhone here.

TotalReader Pro – ($4.99 free) – a well designed and extremely powerful document reader that supports dozens of file types, cloud and network services, and more. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Impressionism HD – ($1.99 free) – provides on demand access to 930 paintings from impressionist artists, as well as their biographies. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Owen’s Odyssey – ($0.99 free) – a delightful platformer that follows a boy on a journey, who is forced by a dangerous storm to take cover in the spooky ‘Pookapick’ castle. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Flic – ($2.99 $1.99) – allows you to quickly sort through your Camera Roll by swiping: swipe left to trash a photo, swipe right to keep it. Download it for iPhone here.

Weather Dial 2 – ($1.99 free) – a beautiful, minimal weather app with a sharp-looking Notification Center widget. Download it for iPhone here.

Don’ Shoot Yourself – ($2.99 free) – in this unique puzzler, you fly your arcade ship through mind-bending puzzles while trying to dodge your bullets from ricocheting back and hitting you. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Tesla Wars – ($0.99 free) – beat back endless attacks of merciless enemies armed with chainsaws, fuel tanks and missiles in this fast-paced tower defense game. Download it for iPhone here.

Other apps still on sale:


Spotify – (free) – this update was announced a few days ago, but officially became available today with a new Touch Preview feature and improved Favorites. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Deliveries – ($4.99) – the popular package-tracking app received a significant update today with improved clipboard detection—you no longer have to copy tracking number exactly—and several other improvements. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.


Music Launcher – (free) – a Notification Center widget that puts your favorite playlists, songs, albums, podcasts and audiobooks just a swipe-and-touch away. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Bloody Aliens – ($0.99) – spin, shoot, bounce, fry and slice your way to victory against endless waves of little green aliens to ensure the safety of our planet! Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Alfred Remote – ($4.99) – this app is your personal command centre for Alfred 2 for Mac, enabling you to use your iPhone or iPad to activate various Alfred actions like shutdown your Mac, launch apps and more. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Combo Queen – ($1.99) – a fast-paced hack and slash action RPG hybrid runner that features a unique combo and parry system which involves precise timing and reaction based gameplay. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Monster Wheels 3D – ($0.99) – this 4×4 offroad rally racer is for the toughest of the tough only. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

You Promised – (free) – an interesting new app that aims to help you keep your promises with a messaging/reminder system. Download for iPhone here.

Note: prices are subject to change at anytime, and many promotions are short-term, so if you see something you like, grab it! And as usual, be sure to let us know if we missed something worth noting down in the comments below!

  • XZavier

    music launcher is updated not released

  • Julioz

    Hey friends at iDownloadblog! I was on the iTunes Store today, and I saw a section named Free On iTunes, and got my attention because recently I read an article here that there was no free Single of the Week anymore. And now there are a few free songs featured in that section, as well as some TV Episodes.

  • Marek Kouřil

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War isn’t free anymore, at least in Czech Republic.

    • Melvco

      just tried IGN’s website and it is still giving out codes. Make sure to follow the directions in the link. It’s possible it’s not available in your country.

  • SoylentGreen

    my comment in the 26th ‘app recap” asking what time GMT these articles are posted at, was deleted. i wonder why?
    maybe because it was less than 4 hours till the 27th but yet no “article” in GMT world anyway entitled ‘app recap’. so im thinking, why would you dete a comment asking why these so called “articles” are published, effectively, one day too late for anyone in a GMT timezone & GMT plus or minus an hour zones also. i noticed links going to the yankee AppStore aswell, duh author, must be American, “what? there’s terra-firma beyond teh U S of Mo-fo A.
    sort it out.

    first comment says 7 hours ago at just past 2am, so it just gone 9am GMT which looks like these articles are held back till midnight rolls well past. /SACKED 😉

  • Martin

    Weather Dial 2 not free anymore 🙁 Looks so damn good..

    • SoylentGreen

      i dunno if the thread is posted on the day after but its deffo not on the day purported to be if you are in GMT, so its just a ruse to get ppl to click/tap & purchase that app they wanted for free/discount, studies show a certain percentage of ppl will respond to any given ad, chuck in some variables such as ‘iphone owner/renter’ ‘AppleID’ maybe $5 of assets tied to the same AppleID & i will bet the percentage of clickers who become purchasers takes a meteoric rise adding variables such as ‘money to spend’ yada yada.
      oh well at least we know these articles are similar to taking a spade along to help dig a hole that you know is finished being dug, not completely useless, as the spade can be used another time.