App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of the best free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!
Another fine selection of apps gone free and juicy price drops (if I do say so myself), including apps for stargazers, painters, travellers, kids and gamers. Full selection below.
1. SkySafari 4
Price: Free @ App Store (was £2.29)
Rating: 4.5/5 after 15 ratings
The App Store says: If you're new to SkySafari, this is basic version. It includes everything you need to get started learning the night sky: 120,000 stars; over 200 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; all major planets and moons, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites - including the ISS.
2. Travel List
Price: Free @ App Store (was £1.49)
Rating: 4/5 after 27 ratings
The App Store says: Travel List is the easiest way to get ready for your next trip. Plan your itinerary, create a packing list in an instant and you’re ready to go! Travel List makes sure you don’t leave anything behind.
Price: £2.99 @ App Store (was $7.99)
Rating: 4.5/5 after 7 ratings
The App Store says: Step away from clear notions of good and evil, right and wrong. There are demons in the world, but whether they are ally or enemy depends on where you stand and what you do. In Tokyo 199X, a mysterious murder leads to the emergence of demons and an escalating global conflict with the rise of a charismatic rebel leader in possession of a demon army, and external forces that wish to crush such threats with extreme measures.
4. Inspire Pro
Price: £4.49 @ App Store (was £7.99)
Rating: 4.5/5 after 1,211 ratings
The App Store says: Available only on the App Store, Inspire Pro delivers an amazing painting, drawing and sketching experience to your iPad. Our proprietary painting engine Sorcery™, based on OpenGL, takes full advantage of the GPU to render brush strokes with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision and incredibly fast speed.
Price: 79p @ App Store (was £1.49)
Rating: 4.5/5 after 231 ratings
The App Store says: In Machine World your imagination is the limit. Build houses or other structures using the cranes and semi trailer. Dig anywhere with the excavator and the terrain will deform: create holes, trenches or hills. The roads are also destructible! There are lots of details in the world: An opening bridge with gates and signals, lots of props like cones and road blocks - strobe lights on vehicles and lots of objects to build with.
Price: £2.29 @ App Store (was £3.99)
The App Store says: Meet Ollie, a gorgeous lively Zebra and Fred the dog. Help Ollie play and enjoy a fun day with Dad by touching any of the characters on the page to make them move. Make a cake, go to the park, ride a bicycle and climb a tree full of singing birds. Soon it is time for bed and Dad falls asleep reading to Ollie.
Price: 80p @ Google Play (80% off)
Rating: 4.4/5 after 2,488 ratings
Google Play says: School got you down? Wish you could change a few things? Well, now's your chance to create the ultimate dream school in this simulation smash-hit!
Tailor your personal academy as you see fit, erecting classrooms, making clubs--even deciding this week's hot couple!
Price: 79p @ Google Play (67% off)
Rating: 4.4/5 after 1,389 ratings
Google Play says: Tiny Planet FX is the first Android app for adding tiny planet effects to photos—right before your eyes! You won’t believe how fast it is to transform the everyday images on your Android device to exciting and interesting! The Tiny Planet FX app provides the standard features you’ll find with most desktop apps and more to create virtually millions of effects!
9. Drawing Pad
Rating: 4.1/5 after 107 ratings
The Amazon Appstore for Android says: Cheaper than a box of crayons! Drawing Pad is a mobile art studio designed exclusively for tablets! The beautiful user interface puts the fun into creating art FOR all ages!