If you like dinosaurs, LEGO and attempting to be a superstar DJ, this week’s iOS Apps on Sale is going to be especially relevant to your interests. While most apps on sale really aren’t worth your time or effort, we’ve once again tracked down the ones that are.
Algoriddim launch into a sale, with djay 2 available for free on the iPhone (and half price on the iPad) while the BBC tears the price tag off its pre-history companion app, Walking With Dinosaurs. There’s also the usual smattering of games, with LEGO titles going for a measly dollar.
djay 2 for iPhone / djay 2 for iPad (
$1.99/$9.99, now free/$4.99)
Algoriddim are having a sale, and that means their DJ apps djay 2 for iPhone and its more expensive, more capable iPad brother are currently available for 100% and 50% off respectively. The latest version includes support for Spotify, allowing you to stream and mix songs from the web provided you have Spotify Premium (or use the week long trial included with the app).
Summary Pro (
$4.99, now $0.99)
Whether you’re studying, working or simply collecting materials for a future project, Summary Pro is an app that can help you organise your sources and better manage your research. Extract images or text from PDF, DOC, Pages, XLS, Numbers and RTF files (among others), then export your entire summary as a PDF via email, iTunes or Dropbox.
PDF Expert (
$9.99, now free)
Readdle are launching PDF Expert 5 and to celebrate they’re giving away the previous version, PDF Expert 4.7 for free instead of its usual $10. The app is designed to help you perform a variety of PDF related tasks on your iPad, including filling out forms, highlighting text, signing contracts, adding text and audio comments, insert stamps or even just collect and read PDFs on your iPhone.
Walking With Dinosaurs: Inside Their World (
$4.99, now free)
In 1999 I remember watching the BBC miniseries Walking With Dinosaurs and being amazed at the computer animation, which by today’s standards looks fairly dated. Many years later the BBC began capitalising further on their success with a poorly-received film and a couple of apps. This one in particular is narrated by Stephen Fry and provides 280 fully interactive 3D models, 60 photorealistic dinosaurs and 200 pages of original text making it perfect for children and adults.
Star Trek Trexels (
$2.99, now $0.99)
Calling all Star Trek fans: have you ever wanted to take command of your own starship? Trexels allows you to do just that. Build up your ship, assemble a crew, research technology and immerse yourself in recognisable Trekkie characters and nerdy references. It’s like spaceship management sim FTL meets adorable 8-bit collect ’em up Pixel People, narrated by George Takei. Oh my!
Order & Chaos Online (
$6.99, now free)
Gameloft’s five-star MMORPG looks a lot like World of Warcraft, and according to many reviewers – that’s what makes the game worth playing. Despite using in-app purchases to provide premium currency, there’s enough to sink your teeth into here without spending more than the regular price of $6.99. Dive in for free for a limited time, play one of five races, customise your character and take on others in the PvP arena – it’s like a mini WoW in your pocket.
Various LEGO Titles (
$4.99, now $0.99)
For a limited time you can get both Harry Potter LEGO compendiums, LEGO Batman and epic Lord of the Rings for a dollar in celebration of The LEGO Movie’s digital release. You should know the score with these by now – play through your favourite stories, collect studs, unlock characters and titter at the comical cutscenes.
- LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7
- LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes
- LEGO Lord of the Rings
Infinity Blade III (
$6.99, now $2.99)
I’ll be the first to admit that the Infinity Blade series had gotten a little stale by the third installment, but it still provides plenty of game for your buck at the current sale price of $2.99. The gameplay style doesn’t change much, you can play as a second character and take different paths on different playthroughs, but on the whole if you enjoyed the first two you’ll enjoy this – and if you haven’t played any of them, it’s not a bad place to start.
$0.99, now free)
TowerMadness has spent five years on the App Store, and to celebrate the developers are giving it away for free. The app has received some rather large updates over the years, with the latest (in only March of 2014) adding eight new free maps over an entire campaign. As the name suggests, this is a tower defense title – but one that uses a unique 3D perspective and demands heaps of praise from reviewers.
That should be enough to keep you going for now, see you next weekend for more Apps on Sale.