While yesterday's update to the Apple Store iOS app introduced some significant alterations to the interface, one thing Apple didn't change is its tradition of occasionally offering select paid apps for free through the Store for a limited time.

Right now, users who scroll down the Discover tab can find an option to download photo painting app Brushstroke for free, instead of paying $4.99 when downloaded in the typical way through the App Store.

Brushstroke

With Brushstroke, you can transform your favorite photographs into beautiful paintings. With a slew of presets and tools, creating the perfect look is a breeze. And when your masterpiece is complete, you can even order a canvas print to hang on your wall.

Users of Brushtroke can choose photos to convert into 'paintings' from their Camera Roll and other albums, or shoot pictures and then edit them from within the app.

A number of color palettes and canvases are on offer to experiment with, and finished paintings can be signed and then shared over social media. Users can also pick a frame and size for their painting, and order a canvas print from CanvasPop for home delivery.

The offer to download Brushstroke for free through the Apple Store iOS app expires on September 1, 2016. You can download the new update for the Apple Store app from the iOS App Store for free. [Direct Link]

MacRumors went hands-on with Apple's new Apple Store app to show off all the new features. Make sure to check out the video below.

Top Rated Comments

OllyW Avatar
102 months ago
Go through the APPLE STORE app (you'll have to download it from the App Store).
I got there in the end but even that was confusing as it asks you to scan a code with the built in camera. The code is already filled in so you don't need to do anything but it's not immediately obvious when it first pops up.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
102 months ago
Go through the APPLE STORE app (you'll have to download it from the App Store).
Download an app so you can download an app :D
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
102 months ago
Nice enough app.

Here's one I made earlier:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Northgrove Avatar
102 months ago
Yup, worked fine here in Sweden. :)

Not all steps are super obvious, so:

1. Open the new Apple Store app.
2. Swipe down in the Discovery (first) tab until it shows up.
3. Tap to download it.
4. When the code appears, ignore all that about camera scanning, but tap on the link in the upper right corner.
5. The download should begin. Unlike with App Store purchases, nothing shows in Home Screen until it's done.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MR-LIZARD Avatar
102 months ago
Still £3.99 in the UK App Store so I guess it's a US only offer.
As long as you go through the Apple Store App it'll give you a code to redeem.

I downloaded it last night for free via the Apple Store App; I'm in the UK and using the UK App Store.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Funyee Avatar
102 months ago
I'm on the US store and it shows me $4.99
Go through the APPLE STORE app (you'll have to download it from the App Store).
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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