Playing word games is fun and all, but playing them with friends head-to-head and face-to-face is way, way better, and with Word Chat you can do just that. We also have a game that will put your reaction skills to the ultimate test, and a beautiful pinball game that includes four different tables and five modes.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Word Chat ($.99 -> Free, 8 MB): A brand new word game from GRL Games, the same team that brought you Full Deck Hold’Em. It includes a total of four single player modes, each with their own little twist, and a head-to-head multiplayer mode that allows you to chat with your opponent using your iDevice’s front-facing camera. If you don’t have a front-facing camera but still want to be social, you can just talk into your mic. The game also includes Game Center integration.

Word Chat is available for free today only (09/16). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 3 ratings.

Notes & Todo ($3.99 -> Free, 5.2 MB): A powerful GTD and note-taking app. It allows you to record todo items and set due dates, alarms, and even invite others to participate in the event. The app also includes the ability to add a location, images, weather, and the time of an event. It can be password protected as well.

Notes & Todo is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Are You Quick Enough? – The Ultimate Reaction Challenge ($.99 -> Free, 18.2 MB): A collection of 44 challenges that will put your reaction skills to the test. Each challenge is unique in its own way, and you have to achieve at least a one-star rating to move on to the next. If you simply can’t, you can use quick passes. The game also includes four bonus challenges, stat tracking, and the ability to purchase additional quick passes in-app.

Are You Quick Enough? – The Ultimate Reaction Challenge is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Bug Builder – the toddler paint and decorate game ($1.99 -> Free, 10.2 MB): This coloring app will help your toddler practice drawing and work on their motor skills. They can choose from four bug body types and then draw within the body using six different colors. Once complete, their bug will come to life. The final creation can be saved to your photo library.

Bug Builder – the toddler paint and decorate game is available for free through the weekend. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 3 ratings.

Easy Spending Expense Tracker ($.99 -> Free, 2.2 MB): Keep track of your income and expenses with this handy finance app. When adding new income or a new expense, you can quickly choose the amount, category, date, whether it’s recurring, and add comments. You can also view history, create reports, and passcode lock the entire app.

Easy Spending Expense Tracker is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Universal:

Lame Castle HD ($1.99 -> Free, 17.8 MB): A running game that has you playing as a knight mounted on a horse-on-a-stick. In regular mode you’re required to jump and slash your way through 24 levels, each with a special bonus objective. The game also includes four different endless challenge modes to keep you coming back for more, and Game Center integration.

Lame Castle HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

Theme Park Pinball ($.99 -> Free, 42.8 MB): A beautiful 3D pinball game that includes five different modes and four different tables. Just tap the left and right sides of the screen to control the paddles. The game also features eight camera views, accurate ball physics, and Game Center integration.

Theme Park Pinball is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

Battle Slugs ($.99 -> Free, 72.2 MB): Take turns moving slimy slugs across hexagon-celled playing fields in order to overtake your opponent’s entire team in this strategy game. Moving a single cell will allow your slugs to multiply and/or overtake surrounding cells while moving two cells will only allow you to accomplish the latter. The game features two slug teams, three levels of difficulty, pass and play multiplayer, and Game Center integration.

Battle Slugs is available for free today only (09/16). It has a 3-star rating with a total of 46 ratings.

Developers:

If you are a developer who would like to get your app included in our “Apps Gone Free” daily lists, here’s our basic set of rules:

  • It must have at least a three-star average rating at the time it goes free.
  • The app must not have been free numerous times (3+) over the last six months.
  • The free version of your app must not include ads.

To submit an app, simply send a request to tyler@appadvice.com with the subject “Apps Gone Free.” Please include the name of the app, a link to it in the App Store, when and for how long you intend to offer the app for free, and anything else you would like to share. We will take it from there.