Apple has launched a sale on the iOS App Store for a limited time, offering popular and normally quite expensive apps and games at half price or less. Here's what's available in the iPad & iPhone app sale.

Apple is giving you the chance to download some highly rated apps and games at reduced price. Apparently they are "hand-picked", meaning you could get amazing titles at a bargain price.

The sale will last only for a brief period. We don't know how long, exactly, but we would advise you to hurry if you're interested.

Check our list below to access the games on sale and get a brief description.

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iPad & iPhone app sale: Productivity

Notability, app that lets you take notes and recognises handwriting
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £4.49
Now £2.29
Download here

iTranslate Voice – translator & dictionary, app that records your voice and translates your sentence in another language.
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £4.99
Now £2.49
Download here

iA Writer Pro, a text editor app
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £7.99
Now £3.99
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Education

Toca Life: Town, app for children to create their own world
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £2.49
Now £0.79
Download here

This is my Food – Nutrition for Kids, app that delivers food education to children
Normally £2.29
Now £0.79
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Games

Xenowerk, shootung game that makes you fight against mutants
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £1.49
Now £0.79
Download here

Monument Valley, Apple Design Award Winner 2014, this game will make you shape illusory architecture
Normally £2.99
Now £1.49
Download here

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved, shooting game with 3D graphics. Reviewed here
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £3.99
Now £1.49
Download here

Heroki, adventure game that makes you fly over imaginary landscapes, looking for a magic amulet
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £5.99
Now £1.49
Download here

The Executive, a platform game that makes you fight against ferocious animals to save your company
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £3.99
Now £1.49
Download here

Sunburn!, set in space, this game gives you more than 50 puzzles and a weirdly dark premise. Reviewed and explained here
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £2.29
Now £0.79
Download here

Furdemption – A Quest For Wings, a puzzle game in which you help a rabbit escape from hell
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £2.29
Now £0.79
Download here

Wrestle Jump, two-player game that makes you wrestle against a friend on the same device
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £1.49
Now £0.79
Download here

AG Drive, set in a futuristic word, this game makes you race against other spacecraft
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £2.99
Now £1.49
Download here

Terraria, a platform game that makes you combat against villains in wild landscapes
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £3.99
Now £1.49
Download here

Attack the Light – Steven Universe Light RPG, a platform game that makes you fight against fictional creatures
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £2.29
Now £0.79
Download here

Bloons TD 5, a game with monkeys as protagonists
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £2.29
Now £0.79
Download here

Iron Ball Ride, a game that makes you roll a ball on the edge of a mountain
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £1.49
Now £0.79
Download here

Farming Simulator 14, a game that makes you control your own farm
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £2.29
Now £0.79
Download here

Best iPad & iPhone games

iPad & iPhone app sale: Music

Loopy HD, app that lets you create tunes using previous recordings or playing a looped instrument
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £2.99
Now £1.49
Download here

djay 2 for iPhone, app that lets you mix your music from your iTunes Library or Spotify (if you've subscribed)
Normally £2.29
Now £0.79
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Photography

Over, app that lets you customise your pictures by adding text or images
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £2.99
Now £1.49
Download here

Waterlogue, app that changes your pictures into watercolour images
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £2.29
Now £0.79
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Entertainment

Akinator the Genie, a genie tries to guess what's in your mind
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £1.49
Now £0.79
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Lifestyle

Day One (Journal/Notes/Diary), 2014 Mac Apple Design Award Winner, this app let you keep track of past moments of your life on a stylish virtual diary
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Normally £3.99
Now £1.49
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Reference

Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day, Apple Design Award 2014 Winner, this app lets you explore the universe using cinematic effects
Available for iPhone, IPad and iPod Touch
Normally £1.99
Now £0.99
Download here

Next page: If you're interested to see the kinds of app sale Apple has run in the past, turn the page and read about previous offers - but these are no longer on sale. 

UPDATE: Apple seems to have expanded the sale to include 100 apps and games, adding to the 24 already in the sale. We found it tricky to access this section of the sale on the App Store (is it a secret sale Apple?), so here's a direct link. You can also take a look at the list below for direct links to lots of the apps and find out what their full price normally is.

There doesn't appear to be a confirmed end date for the sale, but we'd assume you'll need to get in quick as they might only be available for a day or two.

As mentioned, all of these apps are 79p in the sale. You'll see there usual price and a link directly to the iOS App Store where you can each app and game below.

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iPad & iPhone app sale: Photo & video

FaceTune, an app that lets you improve your selfies.
Available for iPad and iPhone
Normally £2.99
Download here

Pixelmator, an image-editing alternative to Photoshop.
Available for iPad and iPhone
Normally £3.99
Download here

Clone Camera Pro, a photo app that lets you show multiple clones of your subject in a single photo.
Available for iPhone
Normally £1.49
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Productivity

GoodReader, a PDF reader that lets you read virtually anything on your iPhone or iPad.
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £3.99
Download here

TextGrabber + Translator, an app that can scan and translate text  in many languages.
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £4.49
Download here

Slow Shutter Cam, an app that let you get long exposure effects.
Available for iPad and iPhone
Normally £1.49
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Education

Simple Machines by Tinybop, a sandbox game perfect for teaching kids about physics and more.
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.49
Download here

Dr Panda's Bus Driver, a cute kids driving app.
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.29
Download here

Dr. Panda’s Home, cute app that teaches kids to take care of households.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.29
Download here 

Dr. Panda’s Handyman, colourful app that teaches kids how to do manual work.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.29
Download here

Toca Mini, an app that lets you create your own quirky characters.
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.49
Download here

Toca Tailor, an app that let kids design their own clothes.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.49
Download here 

Bubl Draw, a drawing and colouring app for children.
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.49
Download here 

iPad & iPhone app sale: Business

Scanner Pro 6 by Readdle, an app that lets you scan documents using your iPad or iPhone.
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.29
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Travel

AirPano Travel Book, a gorgeous app that lets you explore 360 degree panoramas from around the world.
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.20
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Entertainment

Little Builders – Truck, Crane & Digger for kids, a 3D builder app for 2-6 year olds.
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.49
Download here

iPad & iPhone app sale: Games

In addtition to apps, Apple is also offering a variety of popular iPad & iPhone games at 79p in the sale. If you enjoy gaming, you'll also like our article on the best free iPhone games and our round-up of more than 100 of our favourite iPad & iPhone games.

Goat Simulator, strangely popular game that's even coming to PS4!
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £3.99
Download here

Bean Dreams, a fun platform game
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.29
Download here

EPOCH.2, a post-apocalyptic robot shooter
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £3.99
Download here

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a game based on the movie
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £4.99
Download here

Deemo, a music rhythm game
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £1.49
Download here

Naught Reawakening, a spooky adventure and platform game
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £1.49
Download here

BADLAND, an adventure game with multiplayer option.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.99
Download here 

Angry Birds, a hilarious game where you have to fire birds against evil pigs.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.29
Download here 

Cut the Rope 2, the sequel of the famous candy-collecting game.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.29
Download here 

Knock-Kncock Game, a creepy puzzle game.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.29
Download here 

Tap the Frog, an adventure game where you have to help a frog to reach his princess.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £1.49
Download here

Wild Blood, a combat game with 3D graphics.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £4.99
Download here 

Dead Space, a horror fight game.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £3.99
Download here 

The Room Two, an amazing puzzle game
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.29
Download here

Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders, a flight-based combat game
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £3.99
Download here

God of Light, a cute and colourful physics puzzle game
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £1.49
Download here

Cytus, an acclaimed music game.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £1.49
Download here 

Rayman Jungle Run, best app of 2012 and platform game.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.29
Download here

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, a driving competition game.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.29
Download here 

Shadowmatic, an intriguing puzzle game.
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.29
Download here

Trivia Crack, a quiz game
Available for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Normally £2.29
Download here

Blek, a gorgeous puzzle game
Available for iPhone and iPad
Normally £2.49
Download here

Duet Game, an acclaimed game that makes you control two platforms.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.29
Download here 

Radiation Island, adventure game set in a wild environment.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.29
Download here

LIMBO, an award-winning and puzzle game.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £3.99
Download here 

Shadow Blade, a ninja combat game.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Download here 

Sprinkle Islands, a game that makes you splash water to extinguish fire.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £1.49
Download here 

Feed Me Oil 2, puzzle game set in a dreamlike environment
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £1.49
Download here 

Battle Supremacy, a war game set during WWII.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £1.49
Download here 

Beatbuddy HD, a puzzle and PC game now available on iOS.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £3.99
Download here

Testris, a popular game that lets you decide how to place bricks of different shapes.
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £2.29
Download here 

Real Racing 2, a car racing game
Available for iPad, and iPhone
Normally £4.99
Download here

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