New and updated apps: Vert, 1Password, FTL, Catan 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 free unit and currency converter, a major update to 1Password, games and more.

New and updated iOS apps

  • Vert 2.1: An elegant unit and currency conversion app, Vert hasn't been updated but is free for a limited time. If you haven't downloaded it, here's your chance to save yourself some cash. Free - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • 1Password 4.5: Agile's popular password manager for iOS has been completely rebuilt in this new release, and now supports multiple Vaults and sharing. AirDrop is supported. a unified AutoFill tool has been added to 1Browser, and more. Through Friday it's 50 percent off. $8.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • FTL (Faster Than Light) 1.5.0: The spaceship simulator strategy game has been updated with fixes for various iPad sound problems, along with the ability to disconnect from Game Center when it's not working, and many other bug fixes. $9.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Hotel Reservations by 6.7: Book hotel reservations using this app. New and improved list of your bookings, importing a booking into the app is now easier, and more. Free - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • MyGlass 0.5.0: Google's utility for managing and configuring the Glass wearable adds the ability to Control Glass from a screencast by swiping up on your iPhone screen. It also contains bug fixes. Free - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Plague Inc.: The strategy game about spreading diseases around the world updates to version 1.8 with a new "Mega-Brutal" difficulty, new cheat modes, challenges, new events, and performance improvements. $0.99 - Download Now (opens in new tab)
  • Ember: The image organizer gets an update to version 1.2.2 with a new iCloud sync engine for increased reliability. $4.99 - Download Now (opens in new tab)

New and updated Mac apps

  • 1Password 4.3: The Mac version of Agile's popular password manager is a massive update. Too much to list here, so go to the Mac App Store for the release notes. $24.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Catan 1.3: A new version of the legendary computer board game optimizes graphics rendering, improves load times and stability, allows you to adjust terrain tile and character model texture quality and optimizes data exchange between the game and the editor. $16.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Briefly 1.5: Briefly helps you create still motion (as opposed to stop motion) videos. The new release helps you sort photos by color, lets you loop the selected soundtrack and disables reduction of black borders. $14.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • ooVoo 5.0.1: Video chat software ooVoo got a huge update last week with the 5.0 release, which added HD video calling, easier group management and integrated messaging. The 5.0.1 update improves low-bandwidth video call quality. Free - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Ember: The image organizer gets an update to version 1.5.1 with a new iCloud sync engine for increased reliability. $49.99 - Download Now (opens in new tab)

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!

  • The 1Pass update is stellar.
  • About time! Looking at that iOS 6 keyboard was so annoying.
  • Is goodreader getting an update any time soon???
  • $17.00 for Catan? I'm not sure if this is a deal or a steal.
  • Week calendar 7.0.2 Sent from the iMore App
  • Can't wait to update my device to iOS 7.1 and 1Password to the new version. :)
  • Vert 2 not free anymore, unfortunately.