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Like every sale on the app store, all good things must come to an end – including this regular column. This week’s Apps on Sale will be the last for a while, though keep an eye out for the occasional round-up here and there as we find must-have bargains.

The App Store is having a creativity-themed sale, celebrating the iPad’s popularity among artists and musicians. Offers include three powerhouse iOS favourites in the art, journal and music departments, 


Procreate ($5.99, now $2.99)

Procreate is the much-loved art studio for iOS that allows you to sketch, paint and create masterpieces. It’s currently 50% off and worth every penny, see what Erez had to say when he took it for a spin Procreate: One Of The Most Beautiful and Powerful iPad Art Apps Available Today Procreate: One Of The Most Beautiful and Powerful iPad Art Apps Available Today Let's set the expectations at the outset here: this is not a post about how I used iPad app Procreate to create amazing artwork, because who cares. Read More on the iPad mini.

Day One ($4.99, now $1.99)

If you’re going to start a journal, it might as well be a digital one. MakeUseOf writer Bakari Chavanu loves Day One so much Keep a Digital Diary with Day One for Mac OS X and iOS Keep a Digital Diary with Day One for Mac OS X and iOS Everyone has a story to tell. It's not always a story in need of an audience, sometimes a story just needs to be told. You may want to continue the journal you started when you... Read More he’s written a guide to getting the most out of it Power Up Your Journal Writing With These Day One Tips Power Up Your Journal Writing With These Day One Tips Journal or diary writing is a great way to exercise and improve your writing skills, document what is going on in your life, and to stay in tune with your thoughts and feelings. Read More . Yours for less than half price for the time-being.


Loopy HD ($3.99, now $1.99)

Loopy is a live looping app for iPad. It lets you to take audio from a variety of sources and create looping grooves and melodies. The app is fully AudioBus-compatible AudioBus for iOS: The Future Of Music Creation Has Arrived AudioBus for iOS: The Future Of Music Creation Has Arrived The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are no longer toys when it comes to serious music production. No more will your "crippled" iOS devices be restricted to GarageBand when it comes to laying down a... Read More  so you can use it with your favourite synthesizers, drum machines and effect processors.

djay 2 / for iPad ($2.99/$9.99, now $0.99/$4.99)

Be a DJ with nothing more than your iPad or iPhone and a Spotify account with algoriddim’s djay 2. Hot on the heels of the original best-seller, this app reimagines what mobile music curation is all about.

iMaschine ($4.99, now $1.99)

Native Instruments’ iMaschine is the iOS equivalent of the company’s hardware controller, allowing you to create beats and grooves on an MPC-like pad interface. The software was recently completely overhauled with a full iPad version, so now is the time to grab it for cheap.

Byword ($5.99, now $2.99)

Byword is a simple, elegant and markdown-compliant text editor for iPhone and iPad, allowing you to pen a masterpiece, take note of your thoughts or prepare a ready-to-publish blog wherever, whenever.

TextGrabber + Translator ($9.99, now $1.99)

TextGrabber allows you to scan text from camera images, so you can hear it spoken aloud, translate it into over 40 languages or use it in a note or message. The app supports a variety of third-party services including Evernote and Facebook, and is perfect for quickly noting receipts, travel documents, articles, magazine clippings, recipes and more!

iDraw ($8.99, now $3.99)

Professional vector imaging comes to the iPad with iDraw, a much-celebrated “Illustrator for iOS” that competes with freeware solution Inkpad for top spot.

Night Sky 2 ($0.99, now free)

Point your phone skyward and take in the sights as stars, planets, constellations and satellites pass over your head. This is the sequel to the much-loved original Night Sky app, adding a new sky view, original art works and smoother sky tracking – and right now it’s completely free.

Weather DialWeather Dial 2 ($1.99/$2.99, now free/$0.99 each)

You’ve already got a weather app on your iPhone, in fact you’ve probably got several, but here’s another for the collection. This one uses an incredibly minimal interface, though it doesn’t do too much different to the rest of them.


The Magician’s Handbook II: Blacklore HD ($4.99, now free)

With 21 challenging mini-games, 16 assorted locations set across 11 individual chapters, The Magician’s Handbook II offers younger adventure fans the chance to dive into a game that has you searching for clues, solving puzzles and casting spells.

The Room Two ($2.99, now $0.99)

The Room Two is part physics puzzle and part mystery game, maintaining a mysterious allure throughout as you work to solve each puzzle. Featuring an array of detailed, interactive 3D objects, innovative controls and a curious trail of letters – The Room Two is more of the same, and now only a dollar.

Glue Knight ($0.99, now free)

Super Meat Boy meets Geometry Wars in this retro-inspired, 8-bit themed platformer – currently completely free!

Thanks for checking in with Apps on Sale over the past year and a bit, we’ll bring you periodic sales updates in the future.

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  1. Blah!
    November 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    No more Apps on sale?

    Everclip 2 (US$ 9.99) for US$ 4.99.
    I don't know if it is on sale, or the price has dropped.

  2. Elliot Bateman
    November 11, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Bring back ios Apps on Sale please!!!