We’re sending 2013 out with a bang by offering up a huge selection of fantastic games and apps. Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!

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iPhone:

Easy Spending Expense Tracker ($0.99 → Free, 1.7 MB): Keep your finances in order with this expense tracking app.

Easy Spending Expense Tracker features a clutter-free UI, allowing you to make quick work of recording your income and expenses. Just tap on “New Income” or “New Expense,” define an amount, and choose a category to have the app automatically add or subtract an amount to or from your account total. The app also includes sorted history, passcode lock, push notifications, multiple account support, and a variety of currencies to choose from.

Easy Spending Expense Tracker is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 249 ratings.

Tipulator ($0.99 → Free, 3.0 MB): One of the first and still one of the best tip calculators to ever grace the App Store.

This beautiful and simple travel app allows you to take the guesswork out of tipping your server. Just enter the check amount, sales tax, and the percentage you want to tip. The app will automatically calculate your grand total, which can be split with up to 50 people. You’re also able to have the grand total rounded up or down instead of giving you an exact total.

Tipulator is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 2389 ratings.

Focality! all inclusive ($0.99 → Free, 17.4 MB): Add a dramatic zoom effect to your favorite photos with this fun photography app.

You’re able to import any photo from your library or snap a new one in app. Then pick the focal point of the photo, and Focality will automatically create three additional frames that progressively zoom in. You can further refine your creation by adjusting the zoom level and placement of your subject. The app also includes a ridiculous amount of frame layouts to choose from, and the ability to share your creations via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Focality! all inclusive is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 22 ratings.

Megamassive ($0.99 → Free, 46.1 MB): Find your way to the black hole in each level by changing the state of your character in this physics-based game.

You’re able to roll, bounce, and fly your way through each level by changing into a solid, liquid, or gas. You’re able to change your form just by tapping the icons at the bottom of the screen. Try to reach the end of each level as quickly as possible to earn a perfect rating. The game includes more than 50 hand-drawn levels.

Megamassive is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Task Tracker Utility ($1.99 → Free, 717.7 KB): Find out how much time you’ve spent on your projects with this utility app.

You’re able to create as many project timers as you need and have them running at the same time. Every time you stop a timer and start it back up again, a new task will be created automatically. You’re able to attach notes to each task and edit the information if necessary. Tasks can be shared via email or printed off. The app also includes the ability to view all active and finished projects, and share projects as CSV or Excel files.

Task Tracker Utility is available for free today only (12/31). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Universal:

The King vs. Knights, Vikings, Wizards & other Scoundrels ($0.99 → Free, 45.6 MB): Hail to the king in this physics-based arcade game.

You must help the king defend his tower from endless waves of scoundrels by chucking kegs from the top of your castle in order to knock them down. Some of the scoundrels are equipped with armor and other defenses, so it might take a few throws before they detach from the wall. The good thing is that the kegs can ricochet and take down more than one enemy at a time, so be precise with your shots! The game includes all kinds of power-ups and tools to unlock, loads of quests to complete, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

The King vs. Knights, Vikings, Wizards & other Scoundrels is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 144 ratings.

FotometerPro ($0.99 → Free, 14.2 MB): A light meter designed for your many camera-equipped iDevices.

This handy app is able to measure luminance and light intensity for your subjects with relative ease. It includes reflected and incident modes of measurement, a wide range of ISO and aperture values, and a timer.

FotometerPro is available for free today only (12/31). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 54 ratings.

Super 7 ($0.99 → Free, 12.6 MB): Get mathematical in this line drawing game.

You must combine numbers by drawing lines between them in order to get them to equal seven. It may sound easy, but negative numbers and multipliers are thrown into the mix as you progress, creating a rather frantic environment. The game also includes power-ups, unlimited gameplay, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Super 7 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 8446 ratings.

Rayman Jungle Run ($2.99 → Free, 47.9 MB): The king of platformers has returned in Rayman Jungle Run.

In this gorgeous platformer, you must safely guide Rayman through obstacle-filled environments while collecting as many Lums as possible. The more Lums you collect, the better chance you’ll have at receiving a perfect rating. Lums can also be spent to unlock exclusive wallpapers for your iDevice. The game includes a total of 70 levels with various mechanics to master, iCloud support, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Rayman Jungle Run is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 2784 ratings.

Articles ($0.99 → Free, 15.3 MB): An exquisitely crafted Wikipedia reader for your iPhone and iPad.

Just enter a search term and Articles will hunt down the best possible matches. Each Wikipedia article is perfectly formatted for your iDevice’s screen. You’re able to jump to specific chapters, increase and decrease text size, open articles in new pages, and lock and unlock screen orientation through taps and gestures. The app also includes an article randomizer, the ability to save content for later, history, and a map view.

Articles is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 797 ratings.

Boom Boat 2 ($0.99 → Free, 38.8 MB): The sequel to the explosive physics puzzler, Boom Boat.

The evil garden gnomes at the bottom of the sea are back and plotting to destroy the world. You must blast them to bits before it’s too late. You’re able to control the left and right movements of your Boom Boat using the wheel in the bottom left corner of the screen. Then take aim and drop bombs, magnets, and dynamite to wipe out every last gnome. You have a limited number explosives available to you, so use them wisely. The game includes 50 levels, 150 challenges, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Boom Boat 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

ASVAB Practice Test & Questions ($0.99 → Free, 7.1 MB): Study and prepare for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam with this reference app.

It includes a practice exam that features 400 questions. You can customize the exam to focus on specific knowledge areas. Your test progress is saved locally as you go, so you can practice anytime, anywhere. You’re also provided with detailed scoring and results analysis, which will let you know if you’re ready for the real thing.

ASVAB Practice Test & Questions is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

iPad:

La Luna: The Story Project ($1.99 → Free, 438.1 MB): Pixar’s Academy Award-nominated short film comes to life in this interactive storybook.

You’re able to watch the full theatrical release of the acclaimed short film right on your iPad. There is also an interactive version of the film available, allowing you to swipe, tap, and drag your finger for a whole new experience. If you think your kids have watched enough movies for one year, turn down the lights and enjoy the story in digital picture book form. The app also includes extra features like the ability to view the creation process from storyboard to layout to final animation.

La Luna: The Story Project is available for free today only (12/31). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 49 ratings.

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