App of the Week

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App of the Week Articles

Retro 3D Shooter 'Space Qube' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Friday December 12, 2014 5:20 am PST by
Described as a 'retro-futuristic 3D' shoot-em-up, Space Qube has been designated by Apple as this week's App of the Week. The game, created by Qubit Entertainment and launched in early 2013, will be free on the App Store for the next week. Normally priced at $2.99, the game tasks players with building their own personal spaceships and running through "endless levels of Alien mayhem," besting...

Puzzle Game 'God of Light' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday December 4, 2014 1:56 pm PST by
Physics puzzle game God of Light from Playmous has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it will be free to download from the App Store for the next seven days. First released in February of 2014, God of Light is normally priced at $1.99 and has not been priced below $0.99 since its initial launch. Praised for its impressive graphics, soundtrack, and challenging gameplay in App...

Things for iOS Now Free as Apple's Featured 'Free App of the Week'

Thursday November 20, 2014 6:23 am PST by
Cultured Code's popular task management app, Things, is now free for a limited time. The productivity app is being discounted as part of Apple's week-long "Free App of the Week" promotion and is the first time the app has ever been offered for free. The sale extends to both the iPhone and iPad version of the app, offering a combined savings of $30 on the two iOS apps. Things for iOS...

'Swype' Keyboard for iOS Named Apple's App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday November 6, 2014 1:34 pm PST by
Normally priced at $0.99, Swype is one of the new third-party keyboard apps that was released alongside iOS 8, Apple's newest operating system that enabled systemwide third-party keyboards for the first time. Swype, from Nuance Communications, is a gesture-based keyboard that allows users to drag their fingers from key to key in order to create words quickly. The keyboard features a built-in...

'Assassin's Creed Pirates' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday July 10, 2014 1:15 pm PDT by
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Pirates has been named Apple's app of the week, and as a result, it's available for free for the first time since it debuted on the App Store back in December of 2013. While Assassin's Creed Pirates is not a full-fledged Assassin's Creed game, it lets players take on the role of Alonzo Batilla, a young pirate captain on a quest to complete missions, attack ships,...

'Infinity Blade II' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday May 29, 2014 3:26 pm PDT by
Chair's hit sequel Infinity Blade II has been named Apple's App of the Week and as a result, it is free to download for the second time since its initial 2011 release. Created as a followup to the original Infinity Blade game, Infinity Blade II has enhanced graphics with detailed environments, character textures, and ambient light touches like sharper shadows and atmospheric effects. The In...

'Notability' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday May 1, 2014 4:36 pm PDT by
Popular note taking app Notability has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available as a free download for the first time since it was released in 2011. Notability allows users to make sketches, take notes, annotate documents, sign contracts, record lectures, and more. It supports input via a finger or stylus and includes palm rejection to make note taking easier. In ...

Disney's 'Where's My Mickey?' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday January 23, 2014 11:16 am PST by
Disney's Where's My Mickey app has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available for free for the first time since its initial June 2013 release. Based on the popular Where's My Water? game Where's My Mickey? is a physics-based game that asks players to help Mickey Mouse collect water to progress through levels. While the gameplay is similar to Where's My Water?, it...

'PAC-MAN' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday January 9, 2014 12:33 pm PST by
Namco Bandai’s classic PAC-MAN app has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available for free for the first time since its initial 2011 release. PAC-MAN is based on the classic arcade game and the gameplay focuses on navigating Pac-Man to eat pellets and fruit while avoiding ghosts. Along with the original maze, the game offers eight other mazes that all feature...

Readdle's 'Scanner Pro' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday January 2, 2014 10:59 am PST by
Readdle's popular document scanning app Scanner Pro has been named Apple's app of the Week, and as a result, it is available for free for the first time since its initial 2011 release. Scanner Pro is one of the most highly rated scanning apps in the App Store and is designed to turn the iPhone or the iPad into a portable scanner for documents, receipts, notes, photos, and more. The app removes ...

'Instapaper' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday December 12, 2013 12:52 pm PST by
Popular read-it-later app Instapaper has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available for free for the first time since its initial 2010 release. The app is designed to allow users to save and store articles for reading at a later time, stripping away unnecessary page clutter for an unhindered reading experience. Instapaper supports up to 500 articles on the iPad and...

'Pivvot' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday September 12, 2013 11:24 am PDT by
Pivvot, a popular strategy game from developer Whitaker Trebella, has been named Apple's App of the Week, which means it can be downloaded for free. Regularly priced at $2.99, Pivvot is a relatively new game that was released in late July and is described as a "thrilling game of strategic avoidance that will consistently test and challenge your ability to make quick impulsive decisions." ...

'Cut the Rope' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday August 29, 2013 9:59 am PDT by
ZeptoLab's hit puzzle game Cut the Rope has been named Apple's App of the Week, which means it can be downloaded for free for the first time ever. First introduced in 2010, the game's gesture-based gameplay and and candy-gobbling character Om Nom earned it instant popularity with players of all skill levels. In Cut the Rope, players swipe to cut candies dangling from ropes, causing the candy...

'Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday August 22, 2013 12:08 pm PDT by
Popular WWII air combat game Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders was named as Apple’s App of the Week, and as a result, the $4.99 app can be downloaded for free for the next seven days. First launched in late 2012, Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders allows players to participate in dogfights, protect cities, and bomb enemy structures. The in-game locations are based on real areas like Pearl Harbor, Coast...

'Rise Alarm Clock' for iOS Named Apple's Free App of the Week

Friday August 9, 2013 6:53 am PDT by
Rise, an alarm clock app optimized for both the iPhone and iPad, has been named Apple's App of the Week and can now be downloaded for free. The app distinguishes itself from the stock Clock app found on iOS in that it allows for the user to set alarms with dragging gestures and also features the ability to set alarms with individual audio from a device’s library or an iTunes playlist. The...

Angry Birds Space Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday May 23, 2013 10:03 am PDT by
Rovio's Angry Birds Space has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, both the full iPhone and the iPad version of the game can be downloaded for free for the first time ever. Angry Birds Space features the same bird flinging gameplay found in other Rovio titles, but it incorporates new zero gravity game mechanics and space-themed level design.Angry Birds Space features over 160...

Halfbrick's 'Fruit Ninja' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday April 11, 2013 1:09 pm PDT by
Fruit Ninja, the fruit-annihilating game that’s been downloaded by millions of users, is currently available for free as part of Apple's "App of the Week" promotion. The game, which originally launched in 2010, asks players to use intuitive swipe gestures to destroy fruit while avoiding bombs. Fruit Ninja has had a number of updates since it was released, adding a variety of items along with ...

Rovio and Apple Offering 'Angry Birds Rio' as Free App of the Week

Thursday January 17, 2013 1:43 pm PST by
Apple and Rovio have paired up to give away Angry Birds Rio for the iPhone and iPad for free this week, as part of Apple's 'Free App of the Week' promotion.The game is normally $0.99 for the iPhone and $2.99 on the iPad.Angry Birds Rio brought more of the same bird-flinging action that we all are quite familiar with by now, but also threw a couple of new very welcome twists into the formula....