App Recap

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include a number of freebies, and a few new apps and games.


Slow Shutter! – ($1.99 free) – Apple is giving out free copies of this app, which can capture beautiful long-exposure photographs, within its Apple Store app. Find out how to get it for iPhone and iPad here.

Pinline – ($0.99 free) – a sharp-looking Pinboard client that allows you to view, edit and add bookmarks Download it for iPhone here.

Splashtop 2 – ($2.99 free) – one of the more popular remote iOS desktop clients that allows you to stream media from, and control, your Mac, PC or Linux machine. Download it for iPhone here.

AirDisk Pro – ($1.99 free) – this combination file manager and media player can connect with its desktop counterpart for easy drag-and-drop sharing of data. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

OnTop: Calendars and Reminders – ($3.99 $1.99) – this beautiful app combines your tasks and events together so you’ll never miss a thing. Download it for iPhone here.

MedPlus – ($1.99 free) – a well-designed health app that lets you store data such as blood readings and calorie intake, as well as track your physical activities. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Magnifico – ($4.99 free) – formally Da Vinci’s Art of War, this popular Risk-style strategy game has players vying for world domination in 16th century Europe. Download it for iPad here.

Surgeon Simulator – ($4.99 $1.99) – a grotesque simulator that has players performing all kinds of crazy surgeries to try to save their patient’s life–or fail hilariously in the process. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Expires – ($0.99 free) – a simple app that allows you to set reminders using photos, percentages and number of days to expire. Download it for iPhone here.

Ultimate Guitar Tabs – ($2.99 $0.99) – offers access to the world’s largest catalog of guitar & ukulele chords, tabs and lyrics, even when you’re offline. Download it for iPhone here.

Great apps still on sale:


LinkedIn Pulse – (free) – the Apple Design Award-winning news aggregator has finally been updated with support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.


Unikey – (free) – a native Unicode keyboard for iOS 8 that gives you access to unique fonts and icons. Download it for iPhone here.

Plug & Play – ($2.99) – a unique game that takes place in the universe of Plug & Play, an interactive animation drawn by Michael Frei. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Magazine Mogul – ($4.99) – you take charge of your own magazine in this RPG builder, where you’ll brainstorm story ideas and score major scoops in an effort to improve circulation . Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Tranquility – ($4.99) – offers high resolution images and Ultra HD movies of nature that will help you relax after a long day at work. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Drinking Buddy – (free) – searches local listings around you to find the best beer, wine, and liquor deals. *Works in select locations. Download it for iPhone here.

FlockTo – (free) – make, find, and join events in your local community, such as food drives, block parties and more. Download it for iPhone here.

Wordby – (free) – a well designed word-find game with multiple game modes and expansive dictionary. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Prices can change at anytime, so if you see something you like, be sure to grab it! Also be sure to let us know if we missed something down in the comments below!

  • AirDisk Pro is not longer or is not yet free

    • Byron C Mayes

      This column seems to come out at the end of the day, so any 1-day deals are over by the time they’re posted.

      • Melvco

        Recap posts typically go live between 3-5pm PST, and all prices are checked at publishing time. Unfortunately we have no control over when app promotions end or prices change.

      • Byron C Mayes

        Yeah, I think we all get that iDB isn’t responsible for the actions of devs.

        Doesn’t change the fact that the timing of the feature — as late as 8pm ET (9pm AT) — means that many one-day deals will have closed by the time it posts.

  • bashir

    Now I Have to wait another time for airdiskpro