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by Paula Bernstein
July 8, 2013 5:18 PM
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Free Apps for Filmmakers To Celebrate App Store's 5th Anniversary

A screenshot from the Traktor DJ app for iPhone

Happy Birthday to the App store!

"5 years, 1 App Store. This week we're celebrating," @AppStore tweeted earlier this afternoon along with the hashtag and a link to 10 apps and games that usually cost as much as $20 and are now free. Yes, free!

"From the 500 apps available at launch in 2008 to the more than 900,00 at your fingertips today, it's been a remarkably prolific five years for the App store," reads the iTunes store announcement. What a difference 5 years makes. It's hard to even remember how we managed to function without Angry Birds, Instagram, and Draw Something.

The 10 free apps feature something for everyone, including Disney's uber-popular "Where's My Water?" for the kids and Mark Bitman's "How to Cook Everything" for foodies. Filmmakers have a couple of fun apps to check out: Traktor DJ, a DJ app, and Over, a photo app.

Traktor DJ, which normally costs $19.99, is the real deal. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, Traktor DJ features eight professional effects including options for breakdowns, buildups and seamless transitions. See how it works here.

Over allows users to add text and artwork to photos and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram-- so now you can add captions directly to your Instagram photos. The artsy font choices help create snappy graphics for sharing on Podcasts, blogs, presentations, or social media. Perfect for promoting your latest indie feature!

According to the App Store, the apps will be free "for a limited time" so don't delay. Go and get 'em while they're hot...and free!


  • PitchanApp | September 18, 2013 2:24 AMReply

    Check out DuoVid, its an app that plays two videos at once.
    Comparison is a powerful tool, use the app to compare videos from your phone or youtube.


  • Erik Smith | July 10, 2013 3:31 PMReply

    What in the world does a DJ wannabe app have to do with filmmaking??

  • Mexoplex | July 12, 2013 11:31 AM

    They did build that up to more than it was didn't they? They probably pasted this same article on an audiophile's website too.

  • Sopia | July 10, 2013 11:05 PM

    It allows you to mix and edit music or sounds for the audio for movies...