Apple offers free apps ahead of App Store 5th anniversary, save up to $20

app store five yearsApple’s App Store turns five this week, and to celebrate, the Cupertino company is this week offering 10 popular apps for the princely sum of nothing.

Highlighted on the Featured page of the App Store, the free titles include the impressive Barefoot World Atlas for children (though adults will have plenty of fun with it, too), award-winning action game Infinity Blade II, and music-mixing app Traktor DJ, usual price $20.

The App Store launched in 62 countries in 2008 with a measly 500 apps, though now offers in excess of 900,000. In May this year App Store downloads hit the 50 billion milestone, averaging a mind-boggling 800 downloads per second.

“It’s been a remarkably prolific five years for the App Store,” the company said. “To celebrate, we’re giving everyone five landmark games and five groundbreaking apps for a limited time.”

Here’s the complete list:

Apps:

Barefoot World Atlas – a fabulous interactive world atlas with a ton of features

Day One (Journal/Diary) – an intuitive journal for recording your daily life

How to Cook Everything – over 2,000 gourmet recipes for budding chefs

Over – add custom captions, logos and stylish doodles to your photos

Traktor DJ – “mix like a pro” with this feature-rich app for DJs

Games:

Badland – this one picked up an award from Apple for design

Infinity Blade II – an entertaining action game, winner of many of awards

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery – an action adventure game incorporating touch-based puzzles

Tiny Wings HD – a fun game that was chosen as iPhone Game of the Year in App Store Rewind 2011

Where’s My Water – can you solve the physics-based puzzles?

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