App Recap: 9 apps for iOS gamers and more

App Store on iPhone

While the App Store is refreshed with featured apps each Thursday by Apple, many of the new games and apps begin showing up today around 11:00 PM Eastern. So we’ve gone ahead and included many of these early releases in today’s edition of App Recap, a daily column that promotes new, updated and discounted apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. App Recap supplements the more in-depth app coverage that Lory, Christian, Cody and our other writers provide during the daytime. Take a look at the roundup ahead… 

New Apps

MLB Perfect Inning App IconBuild an all-star team with MLB Perfect Inning, a new game that arrives just over one month into the baseball season. Pick one of thirty teams in the American League or National League, draft your favorite baseball players and assemble the ultimate baseball team to win the Championship Crown. With multiple game modes, in-game missions and achievements and different play options, the game delivers strong replay value. MLB Perfect Inning is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

1849 app icon1849 is a city management game that places you in the middle of the approaching Gold Rush in California. You can make your fortune in a variety of ways, be it overnight mining or supplying others with pickaxes and blue jeans. You must build towns, populate them with workers, keep citizens housed and fed, collect resources and ultimately make sure your town is successful. 1849 is $4.99 on the App Store for iPad.

CastleStormWhen you combine a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction with a castle defense brawler, the result is CastleStorm – Free to Siege. The action game is based off the critically acclaimed console version of the same name, featuring four campaigns and over 150 battles across four different nations: Kingdom, Norse, Royal Guard and Viking Elites. CastleStorm is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Updated Apps

Evernote app iconThe popular, cross-platform note-taking app Evernote was updated just hours ago with business card scanning improvements, including a no-tap camera mode with automatic detection. The app also works better with LinkedIn, allowing users to send connection requests to those with a business card they have scanned. Numerous performance improvements and bug fixes were also made, bringing the app to version 7.3.4. Evernote is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.


DrinkAdvisor is an all-in-one nightlife app that makes it quick and easy to discover information about bars and night clubs in 130 of the biggest cities in the world. The app was recently updated with a brand new design and several other changes. The app features real user reviews, built-in mapping, interesting facts about popular drinks and cocktails, detailed cocktail recipes and more. DrinkAdvisor is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Despicable Me Minion RushDespicable Me: Minion Rush has been updated with an all-new Super Silly Fun Land. The amusement park environment has fun attractions inspired by Despicable Me. There is also a new exclusive villain, the Villaintriloquist, and his evil puppet. Other new features include a potion to become a fast-running Evil Minion, new costumes, new secret area and general bug fixes and optimizations. The app now visits at version 1.8.0. Despicable Me: Minion Rush is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

On Sale Apps

TydligTydlig reinvents what a calculator should look and function like on mobile devices, featuring freeform canvas, responsive results, linked numbers and more. The app was discounted today from $4.99 to $1.99 for a limited time. Other features include real-time graphing, undo support, spreadsheet-style annotations, offline support, external Bluetooth keyboard compatibility, over 20 mathematical functions and more. Tydlig is $1.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad during the sale.

Atomic FrogsAtomic Frogs is now free for a limited time, discounted from its regular price of 99 cents. The game has received positive reviews from several blogs, and is based on a frog army that has acquired explosive abilities through a radioactive pool. A troop of evil robots has stolen this water supply, however, and the frogs must get it back through a series of challenging levels. Atomic Frogs is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Splashtop AppSplashtop 2 Remote Desktop is on sale for 99 cents as a Mother’s Day special, down from its regular price of $4.99. It is claimed to be the number one remote desktop app for the iPad, boasting over 16 million users. It allows fast access to your Mac or PC from an iPad, featuring compatibility with the full Microsoft Office suite, desktop browsers, video and music libraries and more. Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop is 99 cents on the App Store for iPad during the sale, which ends soon.

The selection of apps in this edition of App Recap is fairly good, so we hope you find something worthwhile in this roundup. As always, we will update the post throughout the day if we come across any other new, updated or discounted apps. We also encourage you to share your own apps in the comments section down below.