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Midweek price drops: two great apps gone free

Sales are like buses – you wait for ages for a good one and then two come along at once.

It’s been a while since we’ve reported on a price drop because, well, there haven’t been many recently. But today we’ve spotted two excellent apps with a combined $11/£11 value drop down to the low, low price of free.

One is an award-winning narrative adventure game, the other a powerful drawing suite. Both are worth checking out if you have even a passing interest in those types of apps.

Please remember that all prices are correct at the time of writing, but these are temporary sales and will likely change price again soon. Always double check the price on the App Store before buying!

Life is Strange – was $3/£3, now FREE

The developers say: Life Is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionize story-based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present, and future. Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price.

We say: this an award-winning console game that we really enjoyed when it made the jump to mobile last year. Read our full review if you’re not convinced. The only thing worth noting is that only the first chapter has gone free – if you like it, a $9/£9 in-app purchase will unlock the other four. It’s a great way to try out this style of interactive narrative without risking your hard-earned cash!

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Vectornator Pro – was $8/£8, now FREE

The developers say: Vectornator Pro is the best professional vector graphic software that allows you to create sensational graphics from anywhere, whether you’re in a café, in a park, on the train or at home. Vectornator offers a rock-solid set of tools for professional designers and, at the same time, a radical simplicity for graphic arts amateurs — a fantastic all-around package for everyone.

We saythis is an impressive drawing tool that almost anyone can enjoy. Consider it a useful app for iPhone but a must-have if you have an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Considering Apple just announced that the new entry-level iPad will support the Pencil too, and we’d expect iPhone to support it at some stage in the future, it might be worth grabbing this while it’s free even if you don’t have a Pencil just yet.

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