Like every sale on the app store, all good things must come to an end – including this regular column. This week’s Apps on Sale will be the last for a while, though keep an eye out for the occasional round-up here and there as we find must-have bargains.
The App Store is having a creativity-themed sale, celebrating the iPad’s popularity among artists and musicians. Offers include three powerhouse iOS favourites in the art, journal and music departments,
Procreate is the much-loved art studio for iOS that allows you to sketch, paint and create masterpieces. It’s currently 50% off and worth every penny, see what Erez had to say when he took it for a spin on the iPad mini.
Loopy is a live looping app for iPad. It lets you to take audio from a variety of sources and create looping grooves and melodies. The app is fully AudioBus-compatible so you can use it with your favourite synthesizers, drum machines and effect processors.
Be a DJ with nothing more than your iPad or iPhone and a Spotify account with algoriddim’s djay 2. Hot on the heels of the original best-seller, this app reimagines what mobile music curation is all about.
Native Instruments’ iMaschine is the iOS equivalent of the company’s hardware controller, allowing you to create beats and grooves on an MPC-like pad interface. The software was recently completely overhauled with a full iPad version, so now is the time to grab it for cheap.
TextGrabber allows you to scan text from camera images, so you can hear it spoken aloud, translate it into over 40 languages or use it in a note or message. The app supports a variety of third-party services including Evernote and Facebook, and is perfect for quickly noting receipts, travel documents, articles, magazine clippings, recipes and more!
Point your phone skyward and take in the sights as stars, planets, constellations and satellites pass over your head. This is the sequel to the much-loved original Night Sky app, adding a new sky view, original art works and smoother sky tracking – and right now it’s completely free.
You’ve already got a weather app on your iPhone, in fact you’ve probably got several, but here’s another for the collection. This one uses an incredibly minimal interface, though it doesn’t do too much different to the rest of them.
With 21 challenging mini-games, 16 assorted locations set across 11 individual chapters, The Magician’s Handbook II offers younger adventure fans the chance to dive into a game that has you searching for clues, solving puzzles and casting spells.
The Room Two is part physics puzzle and part mystery game, maintaining a mysterious allure throughout as you work to solve each puzzle. Featuring an array of detailed, interactive 3D objects, innovative controls and a curious trail of letters – The Room Two is more of the same, and now only a dollar.