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iOS 8 is here and many developers are busy rolling out updates to take advantage of the new features like Notification Centre widgets, better communication with other apps and installable photo filters. That means most are too busy to bother with sales.
That said, ther are a few bargains to be had this week including a dashboard tool for statistic freaks and one of the plaform’s best tower defense titles is completely free.
$19.99, now free)
Numerics is an ordinarily rather expensive tool for displaying numerical data in stunningly gorgeous fashion. It allows you to create several dashboards to display a myriad of information, from more than 20 sources. Those include Basecamp, Chargify, Facebook, GitHub, Google Analytics and Spreadsheets, PayPal, Twitter and YouTube among others. Mirror your screen to an AirPlay receiver and show it off for everyone to see. It’s normally $20, so “free” is a very tempting price indeed.
Fantastical 2 iPhone / iPad (
$9.99/$14.99, now $4.99/$9.99)
The iPhone’s best third-party calendar app is reduced by a significant amount on either platform at the moment, so if you’re not too fond of what Apple is doing in the organisational department it’s probably worth checking out. The app allows you to input dates, reminders and alerts using natural text input, so for example “meeting with John tomorrow at 11am for 30 minutes”.
$2.99, now free)
Longform is an app that specialises in providing smart in-depth reads from across the web. The app allows you to keep up with your favourite online authors and outlets, and also brings you a curated list of staff picks every day. Every article in Longform is automatically available for offline reading, and background updates mean you’ll never be stuck for something to read.
$4.99, now $2.99)
Realmac’s gorgeous, simple and massively-copied task list and reminder app Clear has been updated to take advantage of iOS 8’s new Notification Centre widgets, and to celebrate they’re having a sale. Once installed you can swipe down on any screen to reveal Notification Centre, scroll to the bottom and tap Edit. Add any widgets you want from there, which in Clear’s case will show you a brief reminder of your upcoming to-do items, providing access to the app with a simple tap.
$2.99, now free)
If you’re not yet using a password management solution, pwSafe might be worth a shot as it’s currently completely free to download. The app works with the well-known passwordmanager.sourceforge.net project, allowing you to retrieve your credentials while on a mobile device. The app supports syncing over iCloud or via Dropbox with an in-app purchase, advanced organization and the ability to generate secure passwords right there in the app.
ETA – GPS Driving Assistant (
$1.99, now $0.99)
As part of their iOS update Melbourne-based developers Eastwood are having a half-price sale on their GPS driving assistant. The app allows you to save favourite destinations for which you can see travel times at a glance. When you’re ready to go, open one of these locations in an app of your choice (Apple Maps, Google Maps or Waze) and receive ready to go, turn-by-turn directions.
Broken Age (
$9.99, now $4.99)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6AK8w50354 Broken Age was formerly known as Double Fine Adventure after the name of the development studio that made it. The project is probably best known for smashing its Kickstarter goal and raising $3.3 million, which came to a head earlier this year with the release of Broken Age. It’s an old school, point and click graphical adventure created in beautiful 2D hand-painted glory with a star-studded cast and orchestral score to boot. Grab it while it’s half price!
That’s all for this week, check back again next weekend for more offers!