Celebrating the 5th anniversary of their venerable App Store for iPhone and iPad this week, Apple has worked with a bunch of different developers to bring their games to the masses, for free, this week. Here’s the complete list:
– Traktor DJ (available for iPhone and iPad) – Normally a $20 for the iPad version alone, and a separate $5 for your iPhone, this powerful app won’t turn you into a DJ overnight, but it will give you the tools you need to start mixing on your devices.
– Day One is an app that makes keeping a journal or even just taking notes on your iPhone or iPad dead simple with a minimal user interface. Whether you’re looking to keep a journal of your trips abroad, meeting notes, or a full-fledged daily journal, it’s a cool app that would normally run you $4.99.
– Over – looking to add some jazz to your social media photo posts? Over adds attractive text to any image, a perfect intermediary between your camera roll and Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
– Barefoot World Atlas – I haven’t tried this myself, but it looks like a fun one to help teach the kids about the world.
– How to Cook Everything is the bestselling Mark Bittman book for your iPhone or iPad. This was the first cookbook I ever owned that was easy enough for me to actually use, and it’s more than 2,000 recipes and 400 illustrations make cooking easy enough for anyone to approach. It’s the perfect go-to reference on how to cook practically everything, with variations on each. For instance, Bittman has a handful of recipes with dozens of recipes in this book for pancakes alone.
There’s a bunch of great games available as part of this promotion as well. Two of my all-time favorites, the artistically and sonically stunning Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP as well as the cute and addictive Tiny Wings (be sure you grab the separate iPhone and iPad versions if you’re own both devices) I’d definitely recommend you check out. And if you’re in the market for free, then you might as well grab the rest of the games while you’re at it: Infinity Blade II, Badland and Where’s My Water?.