Our list this week includes games, utility apps, and my first pick for best picture of 2014.
Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple, $2.99, Universal app
Christine Chan was impressed with the latest automation app to arrive on the App Store, and I would agree. Workflow is a powerful tool, but one that’s very easy to pick up. For a limited time, the app is $2.99, which is 40 percent off the normal price of $4.99.
Stacks 2, $2.99, Universal app
First released in 2013, Stacks automatically converts prices on a Web page to your desired currency. A recent update adds two Today widgets, Quick Converter, and Denomination.
“Boyhood,” $14.99, Film purchase
I don’t often recommend buying a film, but this one is an exception.
Filmed over 12 years, “Boyhood” is a coming-of-age drama that was filmed over 12 years with the same actors. The result is a heartfelt story that will make you smile and reminisce about your own life journey and those of your children.
Bean Dreams, $2.99, Universal game
Freebies of the Week
The freemium Metapho: Manage Photo Metadata app uncovers what your photos aren’t showing, such as file size, camera model, ISO, shutter speed, location, and more.
Finally, there is 20Stamps, which turns your photos into real U.S. postage. Perfect for Christmas Card giving, no?