New and updated apps: LockDown, SkySafari, Dropzone, ChronoSync Express and more

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a new manual camera control tool, an app for musicians interested in experimenting with scales, stargazing tools, a new file sync tool for the Mac and more!

New iOS apps

  • Lockdown: Two factor authentication security that works with any Google Authenticator-compatible service. $3.99 - Download now

  • Manual: Camera app that offers full independent control over shutter, ISO, white balance, focus and exposure bracketing, plus much more. $1.99 - Download now

  • ScaleGen: Musical scale generator and editor. Comes with predefined scales including western, early music, asian scales and more. Audition in the app, export to MIDI. $9.99 - Download now

Updated iOS apps

  • SkySafari 4.1: Stargazing app that includes over 120,000 stars, with nighttime sky simulations and future projections. Updated with iOS 8 compatibility, VoiceOver accessibility labels added to time flow buttons, improved distance to the stars with small parallaxes and more. $2.99 - Download now

  • Fleksy 4.0.1: Custom keyboard for iOS 8 with speedy input, colorful themes and gesture support. Updated with keyboard optimized for iPad, streamlines on-board tutorial and other changes. $0.99 - Download now

New Mac apps

  • ChronoSync Express: Synchronization and backup utility for OS X. Sync between folders on your Mac, other Macs, PCs, external drives or any other mountable device on your Mac. $29.99 - Download now

Discounted Mac apps

  • Dropzone: Copy and move files more easily. $1.99 - Download now

More apps and updates?

If you try any of the apps or updates, let me know how they work for you. If you got any new or updated apps today that you loved, but don't see here, let us know about them!