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 Google's newest app — a replacement for PowerPoint and Keynote, some cheap games, and a new password utility for the Mac!
New iOS apps
Folr: Location-tracking app gives info on wherereabouts of family members and others. Parents can track kids, spouses can track each other, etc. Free - Download now
Google Slides: Google's presentation software, its answer to PowerPoint or Keynote. Create new presentations or edit existing ones, import from PowerPoint projects, collaborate with others simultaneously, format text and shapes, save automatically. Free - Download now
Gumdrops: 64 track, 32 step sequencer featuring Audiobus support, MIDI clock, WIST and SoundCloud integration. Designed by a drummer who's an enthusiast of the classic TR-808 and Native Instruments' Maschine. $4.99 - Download now
Updated iOS apps
Tumblr 3.6.2: Post video, images and text, track other people's Tumblr accounts and more. Now filter individual blogs with tags, blogs look nicer in Explore tab, signup process has been improved. Free - Download now
NPR One: Enjoy relevant radio program imagery on the big screen thanks to new Chromecast support. Free - Download now
Watch ABC: Catch great shows on your TV with new Chromecast support, provided you're an active cable subscriber. Subscription - Download
Pin Drop: A custom mapping app for iPhone that lets users save and list their favorite places in a personal way. This update adds multiple account support, collaborative tags, and the ability to share on Facebook Messenger, LINE, and more. Free - Download Now
Discounted iOS apps
The Journey Down: Chapter One: Classic point and click adventure game done in an Afro-Caribbean style. Chapter Two was just released this week, so the developers have made Chapter One free to celebrate.
$2.99Free - Download now
Pentumble: A platformer with 36 levels, 3D graphics and simple controls.
$1.99$0.99 - Download now
New Mac apps
- iHex: Hexadecimal editor, checksum utility and file information viewer. Can work with files up to 118 GB, features smart saving and small memory footprint. Free - Download now
Discounted Mac apps
GRID: Race in licensed supercars like the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, the Lamborghini Murcielago R GT and the Aston Martin DBR9, racing on American city streets, in Europe and Japan.
$24.99$5.99 - Download now
Locko: Password manager and file vault. Features AES-256 encryption, photo album encryption, secure notes, custom fields and browser extensions.
$0.99Free - 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!
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