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Stomachs full, wallets empty and brand new devices in-hand, we return from the festive break. After the App Store shut down, many developers are scrambling to rekindle interest in their wares with a sale or two.

Our first Apps on Sale column for 2014 features organisational and note-taking apps for a productive start to 2014, as well as a generative art toy and a unique point and click adventure. Let’s save some money!

Apps

SoundHound ? ($6.99, now free)

SoundHound is a service that recognises the music that is playing around you. It’s very similar to Shazam, except according to SoundHound their service is faster and is advertised as being able to recognise humming and singing. Their premium SoundHound ? app is currently free and allows for unlimited samples.

Gneo ($9.99, now $4.99)

Feeling productive in 2014? If not, maybe a helping hand from something like Gneo might help. The app works by prioritising your to-do list so that it’s easier to meet your daily goals. Gneo is all about meeting goals, and the potential for a more productive life through doing so. Find out if it works for half-price!

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Outline+ ($14.99, now free)

It shouldn’t take me to point out that a reduction from $15 to free is quite the saving, but that’s what the advanced notebook app Outline+ is currently selling for. The app allows you to take notes, annotate and maintain a custom layout with powerful organisational tools. Read our review of Outline+ Outline: A Versatile Digital Notebook For Your Mac & iPad Outline: A Versatile Digital Notebook For Your Mac & iPad A real digital notebook should allow users to do more than collect and store notes, clippings and documents. Read More .

Gas Cubby ($5.99, now $0.99)

If you’re someone who does a lot of driving (and even if you’re not), you’ll appreciate how hard it can be to keep on top of fuel costs and service schedules – particularly if you live in a household with multiple vehicles. Let Gas Cubby help with both of these tasks and never forget an oil change again.

Flowpaper ($0.99, now free)

Generative art apps make up some of the App Store’s most fun experiences – who doesn’t enjoy putting their finger on a screen and watching swirls and colours appear? Flowpaper is another art app that allows you to create interesting patterns with a few swipes, and currently free.

Games

Machinarium ($4.99, now $1.99)

An award winning, bleak and dialogue-less point and click adventure, finally available on iOS after being a celebrated PC title for so many years. Stunning graphics and a beautiful soundtrack combine with excellent level design in this unique tale.

Cytus ($1.99, now free)

Cytus is one of those rhythm action games they love so much over in Japan, which require you to have lightning-fast reactions and a fondness for pounding chiptune. Some people love these games, and to others this is the equivalent of a migraine – find out how you feel, for free.

Chucky: Slash & Dash ($0.99, now free)

Chucky has arrived on iOS in his very own Temple Run-style endless runner. This isn’t your usual endless runner, however, as you’re armed with a knife this time round.

That should be enough to get you started in 2014 – check back next Friday for more iOS Apps on Sale!

  1. Paul Parkinson LRPS
    January 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    None of these prices are accurate. iTunes Store links showing full price. Assume these were for 4th January only and blog post is dated 5th Jan??

  2. Jash Sayani
    January 5, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Apps like Appshopper let you create a wish list of apps and send push notifications when the price drops. Developers always change prices to boost downloads and get higher rankings.

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