08 JUL

Apple Celebrates App Store’s Fifth Year with 10 Free Apps

by Marianne Schultz

Apple’s App Store turns five years old this week and Apple is celebrating by dropping the prices of several apps all the way to $0 for a limited time. These featured apps include the popular Over that lets you add custom captions and text to your photos as well as a number of games, like Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP and Infinity Blade II, which have never been free before.

From the 500 apps available at launch in 2008 to the more than 900,000 at your fingertips today, it’s been a remarkably prolific five years for the App Store. To celebrate, we’re giving everyone five landmark games and five groundbreaking apps for a limited time.

Below is the full list of what’s currently free. Click those Buy Now buttons to get them before the prices go back up!

  • Reference

    Barefoot World Atlas

    Last Changed:
    9 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (21)
    Version:
    3.0.7
    iOS Universal

    Barefoot World Atlas puts the world at your children’s fingertips! With this incredible app, anyone can fly around the magical, interactive 3D globe and discover the rich wonders of our planet. ...

  • Lifestyle

    Day One (Journal / Notes / Diary)

    Last Changed:
    1 week ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (244)
    Version:
    1.15.1
    iOS Universal

    2014 Mac Apple Design Award Winner, 2012 Mac App of the Year, Award-winning journaling app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac: 2011 #1 Best Apps of Mac App Store, and Jan 2012 App Store App of the Week. ...

  • Food & Drink

    How to Cook Everything

    Last Changed:
    4 minutes ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (886)
    Version:
    1.9.12
    iOS Universal

    • • • Special one-day only sale price today! • • • This first-of-its-kind app of the bestselling cookbook—How to Cook Everything® from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman—has...

  • Photography

    Over

    Last Changed:
    6 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (144)
    Version:
    2.3.13
    iOS Universal

    “This is a fantastic idea!” —Jason Fried of Basecamp "We’re obsessed." —Brit+Co "Instagram suddenly got a lot more interesting." —Uncrate Over is...

  • Music

    Traktor DJ for iPhone

    Last Changed:
    5 days ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (1045)
    Version:
    1.6.1
    iOS iPhone

    The world’s #1 pro DJ software brings high-impact DJing to iPhone. Touch your tracks and create stunning mixes in seconds. "Incredibly well designed and packed with great...

  • Music

    Traktor DJ

    Last Changed:
    5 days ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (12)
    Version:
    1.6.1
    iOS iPad

    The world’s #1 pro DJ software brings high-impact DJing to iPad. Touch your tracks and create stunning mixes in seconds. "Incredibly well designed and packed with great...

  • Games

    BADLAND

    Last Changed:
    4 days ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (26)
    Version:
    2.4
    iOS Universal

    Fly and survive through the Game of the Year -winning action adventure BADLAND. Now visually enhanced for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus! Over 15 MILLION players and counting! #1 GAME in 83...

  • Games

    Infinity Blade II

    Last Changed:
    15 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (55823)
    Version:
    1.3.2
    iOS Universal

    **2011 IGN "Mobile Game of the Year"** **2012 AIAS "Mobile Game of the Year"** **Winner of the IMGA "Excellence in Gameplay" and "Grand...

  • Games

    Superbrothers: Sword &...

    Last Changed:
    9 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (102)
    Version:
    1.11
    iOS Universal

    Selected as a "landmark title" by Apple to celebrate Five Years of the App Store! *****UNIVERSAL VERSION. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an exploratory action...

  • Games

    Tiny Wings

    Last Changed:
    10 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (695)
    Version:
    2.1
    iOS iPhone

    You have always dreamed of flying - but your wings are tiny. Luckily the world is full of beautiful hills. Use the hills as jumps - slide down, flap your wings and fly! At least for a moment - until...

  • Games

    Tiny Wings HD

    Last Changed:
    10 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (230)
    Version:
    2.1
    iOS iPad

    You have always dreamed of flying - but your wings are tiny. Luckily the world is full of beautiful hills. Use the hills as jumps - slide down, flap your wings and fly! At least for a moment - until...

  • Games

    Where's My Water?

    Last Changed:
    8 months ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (955)
    Version:
    1.13.1
    iOS Universal

    Get the GAME OF THE YEAR award-winning puzzler! Help Swampy by guiding water to his broken shower. Each level is a challenging physics-based puzzle with amazing life-like mechanics. Cut through dirt...

The App Store made its debut on July 10, 2008. (In case you’re wondering, AppShopper went live just a few months later on October 10, 2008.) There’s no question that Apple changed the smartphone landscape with the App Store and we look forward to the next five years!

9 Comments

  1. Francesca Wildgoose

    On my birthday Apple celebrated five ( 5 )years at the App Store with ten apps, I downloaded 5 app’s and now I can only find one ( 1 ) which is Over.

    This is the list:
    1. Over
    2. Day One ( Journal / Diary )
    3. How to Cook Everything
    4. Barefoot World Atlas
    5. Traitor DJ for IPad

    I checked and rechecked every app I have ever purchased and these are NOT on my IPad except for “OVER”…….. I was so excited to share my birthday with Apple’s celebration and thought what a great gift….. Thank You!
    How can I reinstall these free APP’S on my IPad without being charged for them? Can you offer any help or assistance ? Thank You:)!
    I think your offer was a wonderful thank to everyone from Apple, once again excellence at it’s best from Apple.
    Congratulation on Five ( 5 ) wonderful years from Apple’s App Store….

    Sincerely Yours,
    Francesca Wildgoose

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