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’s picks include a number of great app deals and freebies.


Phantom Rift – ($2.99 $0.99) – an adventure/RPG with a unique battle system, hundreds of spells to collect and use, endless equipment combinations to customize your wizard with, and much more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Horizon – ($1.99 free) – allows you to record horizontal videos and photos, no matter how you hold your device, in up to to 2K resolution. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

NOTE’d – ($1.99 free) – a powerful notes app that allows you to do everything from creating a todo list, to writing in a daily journal. Download for iPhone here.

Horizon Calendar – ($4.99 free) – integrates the current weather forecast with your calendar, allowing you to better plan things, such as camping trips. Download for iPhone here.

Rapture – ($2.99 $0.99) – a fast paced real-time strategy game that puts you in the celestial shoes of a jealous god. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Loggr – ($0.99 free) – this well designed app allows you to track your progress in a variety of things including diet, fitness, academics and more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

NFL Quarterback 15 – ($0.99 free) – participate in this quarterback challenge that gives you the most precise football controls on mobile, allowing you to execute mind-blowing plays. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Toca Builders – ($2.99 $0.99) – join your new builder friends on an island far away and create a whole new world with blocks in this iteration of the popular children’s franchise. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Letters from Nowhere – ($2.99 free) – mysterious letters and a sudden disappearance keep you on your toes in this Hidden Object journey that is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Download for iPhone here.

Other great apps still on sale:


Tempo – (free) – the popular calendar app received a huge update today with a new look and feel, full support for the iPhone 6, enhanced widget and more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

VSCO Cam – (free) – the app, which bills itself as “the premier way to shoot, edit, and share your photographs,” has been updated with mass Copy + Paste editing features, a new Undo feature and more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Real Racing 3 – (free) – EA updated its hit racer with new Aston Martin cars, a new endurance gauntlet and more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.


Google Calendar – (free) – Google released a new calendar app today with its much-talked-about Material Design UI and close integration with Gmail. Download for iPhone here.

Astrarium Puzzle – (free) – in this puzzle you need to connect the stars, without repeating your way to get one of the many bizarre shapes. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Just 11 – (free) – Tap adjacent tiles with same number and they will merge in a single tile with higher number. Try to get just 11 to win! Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Friendly Faces – (free) – a swiping game in which you need to find three faces that match either vertically or horizontally in an effort to hit a new high score. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Got It! – (free) – a clean-looking event organizer with the ability to send push notifications to your family and friends to remind them of upcoming events. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Turbo Client Free – (free) – sleek, intuitive, and powerful FTP & SFTP client for faster and easier server maintenance. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Tabbit – (free) – perfect for those bursts of ideas you get late at night. Simply swipe down to create a new note, and swipe again to save. Download for iPhone here.

As usual, prices are subject to change at anytime, so don’t wait to grab something. Also, be sure to let us know if we missed something down in the comments below.

  • Nath_12_22

    what is the best contact app for iphone? and best calendar app and best photo app manager?

  • Byron C Mayes

    Yuck. Google Calendar is iPhone only! It’s been this long, I’d have been fine waiting for them to release as universal.