Longtime iPhone lovers will remember last year's Appvent Calendar, Blacksmith Games' initiative which offered one free game per day from December 1st 'til Christmas. Last year's Appvent Calendar was a huge success, with tons of awesome games, many of which subsequently rocketed up the charts after returning to their normal prices.
Yes, that's right: free. games. And this year, the Appvent Calendar back!
This year the goodies are even better: in addition to a free game every day, the Appvent Calendar will be offering a free app as well. Get ready to load up on a ton of free goodies, and be quick about it; most apps return to their normal prices after a day of being featured. Unlike other sites which have since sprouted up—such as, say, Free App a Day—most of the Appvent Calendar's offerings are "real" games that are normally paid apps, rather than lite versions or games that were free anyway.
The first two apps featured by the Appvent Calendar this year were Time Geeks, a geeky, retro find-them-all; and My Artists, a replacement for the main iPod app that augments your songs with extra info about the artists. For the second day, we get to nab Sailboat Championship Pro, but I'm personally more interested in Notesy—a note-taking app with Dropbox integration.