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App Store discounts: the best Black Friday price drops

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Black Friday is here, and the deals have spread all the way to the App Store. There are a ton of apps and games on sale right now, and the good news is you don’t even have to go to a crowded mall and fight your way through throngs of people to get involved. We’ve picked the most notable discounts we could find – four great apps and four great games – so dig in!

Fantastical 2

iPhone: was $5/£5, now $3/£3
iPad: was $10/£10, now $5/£5

Developer description: Fantastical 2 is the award-winning calendar app with features such as natural language parsing, reminders, a beautiful week view, and much more!

We say: This was our favorite iOS calendar back in 2014 and it’s only got better since! The only downside is you’ll need to buy it twice if you have both an iPhone and an iPad. Read our review!

Fantastical 2 for iPhone

Fantastical 2 for iPad


Was $4/£4, now FREE

Developer description: Typic is a simple app that allows you to add text to photos.

We say: Greetings cards, posters, business cards, even memes – whatever you want to make is super easy and perfect for printing or sharing on social media. Read our review!

Get Typic


Was $5/£5, now $2/£2

Developer description: Pixelmator is a powerful, full-featured, layer-based image editor that lets you touch up and enhance images, sketch, and paint, as well as create advanced image compositions on iPad and iPhone alike.

We say: This was even cheaper just a few days ago, but it’s one of the best image editors on iOS and still a steal at this price. Read our review!

Get Pixelmator


Was $10/£10, now $5/£5

Developer description: PhotoPills is your personal assistant in all photographic matters. It provides tasty remedies to answer most of the questions when planning and shooting your creative ideas.

We say: An extremely helpful tool for any iPhone photographer, especially those who want to shoot the sun, moon, or stars. Improve your photography!

Get PhotoPills

Monument Valley 2

Was $5/£5, now $2/£2

Developer description: Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry.

We say: A beautiful, award-winning experience that should appeal to gamers and non-gamers alike. Read our review!

Get Monument Valley 2

Hidden Folks

Was $4/£4, now $2/£2

Developer description: Search for hidden folks in hand-drawn, interactive, miniature landscapes. Unfurl tent flaps, cut through bushes, slam doors, and poke some crocodiles! Rooooaaaarrrr!!!!!

We say: This is a relaxing, charming game that takes cues from the Where’s Wally/Waldo books. Read our review!

Get Hidden Folks

Splitter Critters

Was $3/£3, now $1/£1

Developer description: Split the world with a swipe of your finger and then rearrange it to guide critters back to their spaceship. Explore colorful planets full of danger, challenging puzzles, and innovative mechanics that will make you think in new ways.

We say: A cute but challenging puzzle game influenced by early 90s smash Lemmings. Read our review!

Get Splitter Critters

Alto’s Adventure

Was $4/£4, now $1/£1

Developer description: Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighboring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.

We say: This is one of the best-looking games on the App Store, with super satisfying controls to boot. Read our review!

Get Alto’s Adventure