Best of Cyber Monday: Free and deeply discounted apps for iOS and OS X
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On the biggest e-sales day of the year, app developers are getting in on the action with hefty Cyber Monday price cuts on popular titles for iOS and Mac, including half-price and free deals for Fantastical, Assassin's Creed Pirates, Pixelmator for Mac and more.
Like last year, today's Cyber Monday sales include a variety of apps across a range of genres, from games to productivity. In most cases, developers are selling their apps for 40 to 50 percent off normal pricing, while others are giving one day-only free offers.
- Assassin's Creed Pirates — Naval battle game set in the Assassin's Creed universe. Free, regular $4.99
- Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon — iOS game inspired by the Guardians of the Galaxy movie with 60 levels of gameplay and exclusive character unlocks. for Free, regular $4.99
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP — Classic iOS action/adventure game selected by Apple as a "landmark title." $1.99, regular $4.99
- Over — Custom fonts and bespoke artwork for enhancing photos. Free, regular $1.99
- Startracker HD — AR stargazing app for iPad with built-in gyroscope support, offline usage, GPS location-setting and more. Free, regular $4.99
- Paprika Recipe Manager — Create and modify personal recipes and meal plans with cloud syncing across iOS and Mac devices. Smart cooking tools like timers, ingredient scaling and more allow for easy use in the kitchen. $2.99, regular $4.99
- SCalc — Streamlined calculator utility for iOS. Free, regular $0.99
- ClearWeather — Color Forecast — Graphical weather app supporting current weather, temperature, 7-day forecast, sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset and more. Free, regular $1.99
- Lapse HD/R — Timelapse HDR recording with tone mapping, de-ghosting and de-flickering features. Free, regular $2.99
- Live HD/R — Tonemapped HDR video recording at 720p with EV compensation, zoom, global contrast, local contrast, radius, noise reduction, gamma, and saturation controls. Free, regular $2.99
- Instagrab — Instagram companion app that allows advanced search, download and sharing features. Free, regular $2.99
- Fantastical 2 — Visually clean calendaring app with natural language input and advanced reminder triggers. $1.99, regular $4.99 Also available for iPad at half price — $4.99, regular $9.99.
- Launch Center Pro — Create quick app control shortcuts for common tasks like conducting Google searches, sending out emails, controlling smart home devices via IFTTT, and more. $2.99, regular $4.99 Also available for iPad at same savings.
- DataMan Next — Cellular data usage tacker with real-time statistics and iOS 8 widget. for $0.99
- Republique — Award-winning stealth-action game developed by industry veterans who worked on classics Metal Gear Solid, Halo and F.E.A.R. $1.99, regular $4.99
- Screens VNC — Powerful VNC client for Mac with support for hot corners, shortcuts, AirPlay mirroring, hardware keyboards and more. $9.99, regular $19.99 Screens VNC for Mac is also on sale for $14.99, down from $29.99.
- Pixelmator — Powerful, easy-to-use image editing app with support for Apple's 5K iMac and OS X Yosemite. $14.99, regular $29.99
- Geekbench 3 — Mac benchmarking tool with huge database of user-submitted statistics. $5.99, regular $9.99
- Paprika Recipe Manager — Mac version offers same recipes creation and handling features as iOS variant, along with cloud syncing across iOS and Mac devices. Smart cooking tools like timers, ingredient scaling and more allow for easy use in the kitchen. $9.99, regular $19.99
- Fantastical — Clean calendaring app with natural language input and advanced reminder triggers. $9.99, regular $19.99
- Notability — Powerful note taking utility with support for text, handwriting, audio and photo input, as well as markup features. $4.99, regular $9.99
- Gemini: The Duplicate Finder — Duplicate file and folder finder tool with OS X Yosemite compatibility. $4.99, regular $9.99
- Civilization V: Campaign Edition — Popular simulation game in which the player leads a civilization from the dawn of man to the space age and beyond. Includes downloadable content Babylon Civilization Pack, and their ruler Nebuchadnezzar II, as well as the Mongols Civilization and Scenario Pack. $9.99, regular $29.99