App Recap

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful 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 some solid discounts and updates for some great apps.


Mind Games Pro – ($4.99 $0.99) – a great collection of games based, in part, on principles of cognitive psychology to help you practice different mental skills. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Machine World – ($1.99 $0.99) – drive, fly and operate cool machines including an excavator, bulldozer, mobile crane and rescue helicopter that behave like the real thing. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Travel List – ($1.99 free) – the easiest way to get ready for your next trip. Plan your itinerary, create a packing list in an instant and you’re ready to go. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

SkySafari 4 – ($2.99 free) – an interactive night sky simulator with 120,000 stars; over 200 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; all major planets and moons, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Inspire Pro – ($9.99 $5.99) – bring an amazing painting, drawing and sketching experience to your iPad with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision, incredibly fast speed and more. Download for iPad here.

Runtastic Squats Pro – ($1.99 free) – an exercise app with a focus on squat-related exercises that target your legs and buttocks. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Shin Megami Tensei – ($7.99 $3.99) – an official port of the popular Super Nintendo RPG from the early 90’s in which you must choose between good and evil. Download for iPhone here.

BLiP – ($0.99 free) – tumble, bounce and slide BLiP through an atmospheric world filled with deadly spikes and precarious platforms. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Other apps still on sale


Tweetbot 3 – ($2.99) – Tapbots updated its popular Twitter client today with support for 1Password in browsers, improved share sheets and more. Download for iPhone here.

Amazon Music – (free) – Amazon updated its iOS Music app with new ad-free Prime streaming radio stations with unlimited skips. Download for iPhone and iPad here.


Layout from Instagram – (free) – create custom photo collages and then quickly share them to Facebook and Instagram. Download for iPhone here.

Knibbles – (free) – you will be provided with one new fact every day, iteratively enhancing your common knowledge. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

TimeTree – (free) –  new type of calendar that can manage all of your plans while also allowing you to connect to the necessary people at just the necessary times. Download for iPhone here.

Awake in The Dark Watsons Case – ($2.99) – a fascinating game that mixes hidden object hunts with mini-games. Download for iPad here.

Atom Match – ($1.99) – create atomic hexagons and fuse them together to create a photon of energy using a tilt control scheme combined with color matching gameplay. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Beast Towers – ($0.99) – a tower defense game with intense 3D battles, 40 different towers and 60 different enemies. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Remember that prices are subject to change at anytime, so don’t get caught waiting to take advantage of a deal. Also, be sure to let us know if we missed something down in the comments below.

  • @dongiuj

    Off topic. Does anyone know why my phone won’t connect to wifi? Put the password in and it just constantly keeps loading and gives up after a while. Very few times it showed that it connected but my wifi bars didn’t show it was connected.

    • Jacob S

      Have you ever tried to connect to a different wifi network? Sounds like something wrong with your wifi setup. Apple like wifi channel 6 or 11 better on 2.4Ghz.

      • @dongiuj

        It’s connected to my home wifi but can’t connect to my office. My iPad and previous iPhones have no problems. My iPhone 6 won’t connect iOS 8.1.3

      • Jacob S

        Try by doing forget this network and turn off wifi and start all over again. I’m sure you might have tried this but just saying. I’m running on 8.2 so not sure if it has anything to do with 8.1.3

      • @dongiuj

        Yep, tried that too. No joy there either.

    • Arsanny Lintang

      Try turning it on and off again… sometimes the simplest solution always works the best!

      • @dongiuj

        Tried that. Also restarted iPhone but no joy.

    • Chris

      Only way I’ve fixed this is by restoring, I at one point couldn’t use my iPhone at work but once I restored it, it magically started working again.

      • @dongiuj

        Do you know if ios 8.2 corrects this problem?

  • Ds

    A lot of these discounted prices are not updated within the app store. at least not for me.

    • Byron C Mayes

      Yeah, this feature just comes out too late to catch most of the one-day deals.

  • Kyle Warwick-Mathieu

    I’m pissed blip is no longer free