We’re trying something new this week. In addition to our regularly scheduled paid apps gone free, we’re going to introduce you to some of the best premium iPhone and iPad apps as well — apps that are worth a few of your hard-earned dollars.

This week, we’ve combed through Apple’s Apps for (RED) collection to find the very best apps for you to download. Plus, all of the proceeds collected from the participating apps from November 24th – December 7th will be donated directly to the PRODUCT(RED) campaign. There’s never been a better time to pick up some of the App Store’s best games and productivity tools.

DON’T MISS: 8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

GarageBand

GarageBand iOS

Currently $4.99 on the App Store.

GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play a piano, organ, guitar, and drums. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use a Touch Instrument, a built-in microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks*. Record performances from third-party music and effect apps directly into GarageBand using Inter-App Audio in iOS 8. And share your song using email, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, or AirDrop for iOS.

Play your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch like a musical instrument
• Play musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard
• Tap out beats with acoustic and electronic drum kits
• Record your voice using the built-in microphone and apply fun sound effects
• Recreate legendary guitar rigs with 9 amps and 10 stompbox effects
• Use the Sampler to create new instruments from sounds you record, then play them on a keyboard
• Record compatible third-party music apps right into GarageBand using Inter-App Audio

Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments
• Conduct an entire string orchestra with just one finger using Smart Strings
• Tap chords to instantly create keyboard grooves with the Smart Keyboard
• Strum chords on an acoustic and electric Smart Guitar, trigger fingerpicking patterns for popular chords, or switch to Notes view to try your hand at the real thing
• Groove with a variety of Smart Basses using upright, electric, and synth sounds
• Drag drum instruments onto a grid to create your own beats with Smart Drums

Start a Jam Session with your friends
• Use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to play or record live over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with up to three of your friends
• Tempo, key, time signature, and chords automatically sync to the bandleader
• Jam with any Touch Instrument or live instruments like electric guitar or voice
• The bandleader automatically collects everyone’s recordings so they can be mixed as a song and shared

Create a song anywhere you go
• Arrange and mix your song with up to 32 tracks* using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops
• Use the Note Editor to adjust or fine-tune any Touch Instrument recording
• Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play
• Use the Mixer to fine-tune each track’s volume —solo or mute any track or adjust pan, reverb, and echo
• Choose from over 250 professionally prerecorded loops as a backing band to your song

Share your songs
• Keep your GarageBand songs up to date across all your iOS devices with iCloud Drive
• Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
• Share your songs directly to Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud
• Email songs right from GarageBand
• Export your song and add it to the iTunes library on your Mac or PC
• Share GarageBand projects directly between iOS devices using AirDrop for iOS

* 32 tracks available on iOS devices with the A7 chip or higher. 16 tracks available on iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).

Download GarageBand

Clear

Clear iOS

Currently $4.99 on the App Store.

Clear is proud to be a (PRODUCT)RED™ App Store partner and until December 7, you can give the gift of life by helping (RED) deliver the world’s first AIDS FREE GENERATION – 100% of the proceeds go to (RED)’s fight against AIDS. In addition to all the great features in Clear, you’ll receive an exclusive (PRODUCT)RED™ theme for use in Clear – available for a limited time only – and every purchase enables (RED) to provide 10 days’ worth of life-saving medicine for mothers with HIV.

Clear and (RED) are fighting for an AIDS FREE GENERATION, and we need your help.

100% of the proceeds will go to (RED)’s fight against AIDS. All (RED) monies go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Be sure to visit appstore.com/red and discover more Apps for (RED) partners.

Over 2 million people de-clutter their lives with Clear, so stop stalling and start organising your daily routine.

Clear is the revolutionary to-do and reminders app that makes you more productive. It’s as easy to use as pen and paper, and once you start organising your life with Clear you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.

– Simple gesture-based design that allows you to focus on your to-dos.
– Use separate lists to organize every aspect of your life.
– iCloud sync built-in so you can be productive everywhere.
– Set reminders so you’ll never forget important tasks.
– Personalize your Clear lists with themes and make them your own.
– One universal download for iPhone and iPad.
– Syncs with Clear for Mac (available separately on the Mac App Store)

Download Clear

djay 2 (and djay 2 for iPhone)

djay 2 for iPhone

Currently $9.99 and $2.99 on the App Store, respectively.

djay is proud to be a (PRODUCT)RED™ App Store partner. Let’s fight for an AIDS FREE GENERATION!

This (PRODUCT)RED™ version of djay contains an exclusive FREE (djay)RED skin as well as an exclusive (djay)RED sample pack available via In-App Purchase. From now through December 7, 100% of the proceeds of the app and the (djay)RED sample pack go to (RED)’s fight against AIDS. All (RED) monies go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

djay transforms your iPad into a full–featured DJ system. Seamlessly integrated with your music library, djay gives you direct access to all your favorite songs and playlists. You can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode to let djay create a seamless mix for you automatically. Whether you are a professional DJ or a beginner who just loves to play with music, djay offers you the most intuitive yet powerful DJ experience on an iPad.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

• Exclusive (djay)RED skin
• Exclusive (djay)RED sample pack (available via in-app purchase)
• iTunes music library integration
• Spotify integration (requires Spotify Premium and internet connection)
• Automix
• Audio FX: Flanger, Phaser, Echo, Gate, Bit Crusher
• FX Expansion Packs powered by Sugar Bytes (over 30 additional audio effects available via In-App Purchase)
• Mixer, Tempo, Pitch-Bend, Filter and EQ controls
• Looping & Cue Points
• Colored HD Waveforms™
• Live Recording
• Sampler with included sound packs by Snoop Dogg, DJ QBert, Milk & Sugar, and more
• Single Deck Mode
• Pre-Cueing with headphones (using Griffin DJ Cable or multi-channel audio interface)
• Advanced time-stretching (Key Lock)
• Key Detection and Matching
• Automatic beat detection
• Auto-Gain
• iCloud integration to sync metadata
• iTunes Store integration
• Support for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus
• Support for all major audio formats (no support for DRM protected songs)
• Support for AirPlay and Bluetooth devices
• Support for DJ MIDI Controllers: Pioneer DDJ-WeGO, DDJ-WeGO2, DDJ-WeGO3, DDJ-ERGO, Vestax Spin 2, Numark iDJ Pro, Mixdeck Quad, iDJ Live, iDJ Live II, ION iDJ 2 Go, Reloop Beatpad, Casio XW-J1, Philips M1X-DJ

Download djay 2

Download djay 2 for iPhone

Threes!

Threes iOS

Currently $2.99 on the App Store.

Threes is proud to be a (PRODUCT)RED™ App Store partner. We’ve turned the game (RED) for the cause! ^_^

100% of the proceeds from now through December 7 will go to (RED)’s fight against AIDS. All (RED) monies go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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⌘ Apple Design Award 2014 Winner

Threes is tiny puzzle that grows on you.

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Explore our little game’s deep challenge and grow your mind beyond imagination. Optimized for iOS8 and human brains. Universal app for iPhone and iPads.

³ Endless challenge from one simple game mode
³ An endearing cast of characters
³ A heart-warming soundtrack
³ No IAP – Threes is a complete experience the moment you download it

Download Threes!

Rayman Fiesta Run

Rayman Fiesta Run iOS

Currently $2.99 on the App Store.

JUMP AROUND. SAVE LIVES.

Today, Rayman Fiesta Run is very proud to be a (PRODUCT)RED™ App Store partner*:
Join legendary platforming hero Rayman in this (PRODUCT)RED™ exclusive version: collect red Lums and get unique Rayman, Globox and Teensy characters, specifically designed for the Apps for (RED) campaign. Make sure to invite your friends to fight for an aids free generation.

Don’t wait any longer, all these exclusivities will only be available from now through December 7!

*100% of the proceeds will go to (RED)’s fight against AIDS. All (RED) monies go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Join legendary platforming hero Rayman for a new adventure on your favorite mobile device!

If you enjoyed Rayman Jungle Run, winner of the App Store’s BEST of 2012, you will love Rayman Fiesta Run and its new wacky Fiesta world! Lunge for cocktail umbrellas, leap on limes and punch those piñatas…the sky’s the limit!

PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG
* More than 75 levels welcome you for the Fiesta!
* Bounce on sausages and make your way through 4 new festive worlds
* Beat all 3 new epic bosses to reach the dreaded Land of the Livid Dead Island!
* Collect Lums to get awesome rewards and power-ups

DISCOVER RAYMAN’S AMAZING NEW POWERS
* Rayman could jump, fly, punch and run up the walls…
* …he can now slide, swim or shrink on the fly into a tiny hero
* Unleash the power of the Super Punch!

BEWARE OF THE INVASION!
* Play all the levels you thought you knew in a totally different way
* Avoid new traps and defeat even fiercer enemies
* Get ready for more great challenges!

ENJOY GORGEOUS GRAPHICS
* Rayman Jungle Run was pretty… Rayman Fiesta Run looks absolutely delicious!
* Immerse yourself into the Fiesta thanks to the increased depth of field
* And if you like great lightings, Rayman has put a brand new disco ball up for you!

CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS
Share your activities, post your achievements on Facebook, and follow your friends on the world map.

This game can be downloaded over the air, no Wi-Fi needed to play!

Game available in: English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Arabic.

Download Rayman Fiesta Run

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