App of the Week

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Pinball Game 'INKS' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday September 14, 2017 4:44 pm PDT by
Each week, Apple chooses an "App of the Week" to highlight in the App Store, making it free to download for seven days. This week's pick is pinball app INKS, which is normally priced at $2.99. INKS was first released in May of 2016 and has never been available for free before. INKS was also a 2016 Apple Design Award winner. INKS is a modern interpretation of pinball, combining the fun of a...

Fitness App 'Streaks Workout' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday September 7, 2017 2:46 pm PDT by
Each week, Apple chooses an "App of the Week" to highlight in the App Store, making it free to download for seven days. This week's pick is a fitness app called Streaks Workout, which is normally priced at $2.99. Streaks Workout was first launched in December of 2015 and has never before been free to download. Described as a "personal trainer that you actually want to use," Streaks...

'8mm Vintage Camera' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday August 31, 2017 4:26 pm PDT by
Each week, Apple chooses an "App of the Week" to highlight in the App Store, making it free to download for seven days. This week's pick is a camera app called 8mm Vintage Camera, which is normally priced at $1.99 on the iPhone and iPad. 8mm Vintage Camera is a photo editing app that's been around for awhile, but this is the first time that it's been made available for free since its 2010...

Digital Board Game 'Tsuro' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday August 17, 2017 7:16 pm PDT by
Each week, Apple chooses an "App of the Week" to highlight, which means it can be downloaded for free. This week's pick is a board game named Tsuro: The Game of the Path, which is normally priced at $2.99. Since its launch in February of 2016, Tsuro has not been made available for free. Tsuro is tile-based board game where the objective is to slide your stone along the pathway, avoiding...

Puzzle Game 'Colorcube' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday August 10, 2017 5:03 pm PDT by
Each week, Apple chooses an "App of the Week" to highlight, which means it can be downloaded for free. This week's pick is a puzzle game named Colorcube, which is normally priced at $0.99 and has never been free before since its July 2016 release. Colorcube requires players to turn differently shaped pieces to blend colors and solve puzzles. The game is described as a "minimal yet visually...

iMessage App 'Checkmate' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday August 3, 2017 3:57 pm PDT by
Each week, Apple chooses an "App of the Week" to highlight, which means it can be downloaded for free. This week's pick is an iMessage app called Checkmate, able to be played with friends using Messages. Checkmate is one of the first iMessage apps to be named App of the Week, and it is normally priced at $0.99. With Checkmate, you can play a game of chess with a friend entirely over iMessages. ...

Puzzle Game 'Yankai's Triangle' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:10 pm PDT by
Puzzle game Yankai's Triangle was named Apple's App of the Week, making it free to download for the next seven days. This is the first time the game has been made available for free since it was released in November of 2016. Yankai's Triangle is, as the name suggests, a puzzle game based on triangles. The idea is to tap on different colored triangles to rotate them into a triangle shape to...

Platform Game 'illi' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday July 13, 2017 3:15 pm PDT by
Platform game illi has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available as a free download for the next seven days. illi, which has four stars in the App Store, has only been free once before since it was released in April of 2016. The game is described as a "one button platform puzzler" that asks players to take control of illi, a fuzzy white horned creature, to travel...

Free App of the Week: Infinite Jumper Game 'Beat Stomper'

Friday June 16, 2017 1:37 am PDT by
Apple has made electronic music-driven infinite jumper game Beat Stomper its Free App of the Week on the App Store. Usually $2, this trippy little game has been rated at least four stars by over 650 gamers for its frenetic jump-and-hold mechanic, combined with a rousing soundtrack which adapts to the action unfolding on the screen. Neon-drenched graphics and rapidly strobing particle effects...

'Eggggg - The Platform Puker' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday May 18, 2017 4:09 pm PDT by
Platform game Eggggg - The Platform Puker has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is free to download for the first time since it was released in October. Described as a two-touch platform game about vomit, Eggggg features a main character, Gilbert, who has a severe allergy to eggs. Eating eggs makes Gilbert vomit, and the vomit mechanic is used to propel Gilbert through 21 ...

Puzzle Game 'Zip-Zap' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday May 4, 2017 3:16 pm PDT by
Puzzle game Zip-Zap has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available to download for free for the next seven days. Zip-Zap is normally priced at $1.99 and this is the first time it's been free since its September 2016 launch. Zip-Zap is a puzzle game that asks users to solve puzzles using Rube Goldberg-style hinges and levers that are put into place via well-timed taps. ...

'Cut the Rope: Magic' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Thursday April 20, 2017 5:06 pm PDT by
Puzzle game Cut the Rope: Magic has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it will be available for free for the next seven days. Normally priced at $0.99, this is the first time Cut the Rope: Magic has been available for free since it was released in December of 2015. Anyone who has played a game in the Cut the Rope series will be familiar with the gameplay mechanics in Cut the...

Space Flier 'Hyperburner' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday April 13, 2017 1:37 pm PDT by
Indie high-speed space flier Hyperburner has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it will be available for free for the next seven days. Normally priced at $2.99, this is the first time Hyperburner has been available for free since it was released in June of 2016. In Hyperburner, players take control of a spaceship in a distant colonial solar system. The idea is to navigate the ...

Minimalist Puzzler 'Blyss' is Apple's Free App of the Week

Friday March 31, 2017 2:05 am PDT by
Apple is currently offering popular minimalist puzzler Blyss as its Free App of the Week on the App Store. Blyss combines a unique puzzle mechanic with serene and calming aesthetics, some of which have a Monument Valley-style vibe. The game itself involves white blocks laid in a formation against varied backgrounds and themes, with each block presenting a certain number of dots. These dots ...

Sci-Fi Puzzle Game 'Love You to Bits' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday March 9, 2017 1:55 pm PST by
Sci-Fi puzzle adventure game Love You to Bits has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it will be free to download for the next seven days. Released in February of 2016, Love You to Bits is normally priced at $4.99. In this game, players take on the role of Kosmo, a space explorer who is searching for the parts of Nova, his robot girlfriend that was destroyed in an accident. ...

Popular Game 'Goat Simulator' Named Apple's Free App of the Week

Thursday December 15, 2016 4:59 pm PST by
Popular game Goat Simulator has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it's available for free for the next seven days. This is the first time Goat Simulator has been available at no cost since it was introduced in September of 2014. In Goat Simulator, you take control of a goat, and the idea is to lay waste to the environment around you, doing as much damage and causing as much...

Mobile Printing App 'Printer Pro' Named Apple's Free App of the Week

Friday February 27, 2015 5:20 am PST by
Mobile printing app Printer Pro, by developer Readdle, has been named by Apple as this week's App of the Week. Known for their knack at developing productivity-based apps, Readdle says Printer Pro will allow users to "print just about anything" from an iPhone or iPad. Normally priced at $6.99, the app gives users the ability to print a wide array of documents - from pictures in the Photos...

Tetris-Like Puzzle Game 'Shades' Named Apple's Free App of the Week

Friday January 23, 2015 5:09 am PST by
The "super simple, surprisingly challenging" puzzle game Shades, by developer UOVO, has been named by Apple as this week's App of the Week. Launched last year, and also featured in the App Store's "Best New Games" section, the game usually costs $1.99 to download. The game takes inspiration from Tetris, with falling blocks of varying color hues - instead of shapes - needing to be slotted into...

Adventure Platformer 'Icycle: On Thin Ice' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Monday December 29, 2014 6:49 am PST by
Thanks to the annual App Store freeze that took place over the holidays last week, a new App of the Week missed its normal Thursday announcement date. As the shutdown lifts, however, the App Store team has now named physics platformer Icycle: On Thin Ice from Damp Gnat as this week's App of the Week, temporarily making the app free for all users. Touted for its visuals and general...

Photo Editing App 'Brushstroke' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday December 18, 2014 4:01 pm PST by
Popular photo editing app Brushstroke has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available to download for free for the first time since its March 2014 launch. Normally, the app is priced at $2.99, prior to today, its lowest price was $0.99. Brushstroke, as the name implies, is designed to transform photographs into paintings using a variety of photo filters. There are...