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8 Free Apple Apps to Celebrate The App Store's 5th Birthday

The Apple App Store turns 5 on Wednesday, July 10 and developers are celebrating with free Apple apps. Some are giving away some of their most popular apps before this monumental birthday but more are being made available in anticipation of tomorrow. Take a look at some of the iPad and iPhone apps can you download at no charge and grab them before this celebration ends while keeping an eye out for more free ones to come!

  • Apple App Store Celebrates 5th Birthday with Free Apps 1 of 10
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    Apple turns 5 and developers celebrate with giveaways of some of the most popular apps.

  • Over for iPad and iPhone 2 of 10
    Over

    Instagramers who love to add text to their photos and graphics will love the handwriting-esque look of Over that not only lets users add artwork but provides precision text editing and the ability to add your own fonts before uploading to Pinterest. In app purchases allow for an even bigger selection of fonts.

    Image courtesy of Potluck

  • How to Cook Everything for iPad and iPhone 3 of 10
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    A must have in my kitchen library, I love the mobile version of one of my favorite cookbooks to be able to look things up on the go. Plus my hardback copy is looking a little worn so it's nice to be able refer to recipes on my iPad.

    Image courtesy of Culinate, Inc.

  • Barefoot World Atlas for iPad and iPhone 4 of 10
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    Created by Barefoot Books, this is a must have resource for families. The interactive 3D globe allows kids to become global citizens as they explore regions and countries around the world to learn more about geography, culture, customs, and more. The audio component makes this app a great learning tool even for young learners who can listen to facts.

    Image courtesy of Touch Press

  • Traktor DJ for iPad and iPhone 5 of 10
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    For those who have always had a secret desire to be a DJ, Traktor DJ allows users to mix tracks right from their iPad or iPhone. There's nothing small about this mobile solution that is used by professional DJs to scratch, freeze, and slice on dual decks in the hottest nightspots. Grab the free version while you can because this app usually costs $20.

    Image courtesy of Native Instruments GmbH

  • Day One Journal for iPad and iPhone 6 of 10
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    I had the best intentions of keeping a journal for my kids as they grew up but life happens and that fell by the wayside. Perhaps if I had Day One Journal at the time and could have jotted down memories as they happened I would have a nice collection of important snippets of their lives. I love how this app can integrate photos from your phone's camera, the various views in timeline (right) or in a visual photo-based calendar version (left), and the ability to export a PDF so you can print your own photo book in iBooks. 

    Image courtesy of Bloom Built, LLC

  • Liquid Sketch for iPad 7 of 10
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    This cool puzzle makes it seem like brilliantly colored water is flowing inside your iPad as you solve puzzles by building bridges or pipes and rotate your device to explore the mechanics of liquid. 

    Image courtesy of Tobias Neukom

  • Flight Control for iPad and iPhone 8 of 10
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    Called "insanely addictive," this flight simulator game is one of the most popular iPad apps that comes highly rated by Macworld and has received an Apple Design Award for innovative game play and attention to detail. Players can choose between playing online via wifi or Bluetooth with a friend, by themselves, or on an iPad in a two player game to successfully land crafts in a variety of challenging settings.

    Image courtesy of Firemint Pty Ltd

  • SIMS Medieval for iPad and iPhone 9 of 10
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    Fans of SIMS virtual world games can get the free version of this game that takes players back in time to an era filled with kings, queens, castles, jesters, and knights to build and create their own medieval world.

    Image courtesy of Electronic Arts

  • Where�s My Water for iPad and iPhone 10 of 10
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    Poor Swampy needs your help fixing his shower in this challenging fun game that was named Game of the Year. Use physics to solve the 40 different levels and help Swampy find his water.

    Image courtesy of Disney

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