iOS Apps Gone Free: Frogbert, Happy Hills, GoMusic, And More

Guide a frog safely across the top of lily pads while gobbling up flies in Donut Games' entertaining platform game, Frogbert. We also have a physics-based puzzle game where you need to make hills happy by blasting blocks, and an app that allows you to listen to your Google Music while on the go.

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Universal:

Pod Odyssey ($0.99 → Free, 18.4 MB): Pilot your space POD through dangerous environments in order to collect all of the energy crystals in each level. You're able to control the POD via tilt controls, but you'll want to watch out for the jagged rocks and enemy fire on your quest, because you can only take so much damage. You're able to replenish your health by collecting those highly sought after energy crystals. The game includes 27 levels, option touch controls, and power-ups.

Pod Odyssey is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

RC Heli 2 ($0.99 → Free, 43.3 MB): Work on your RC helicopter flying skills without the risk with this simulation game. You can first practice with different helicopters in Free Flight mode, and then prove your skills in Race mode. The game includes two control methods, three helicopters, seven races, three camera angles, and Game Center integration. You can obtain an additional mode and even more helicopters via in-app purchase.

RC Heli 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 44 ratings.

Rc Plane 2 ($0.99 → Free, 80.8 MB): This simulation game allows you to pilot different RC planes without the fear of crashing into the broad side of a house in real life. Start out with the five training lessons to get a handle on how to control the different planes. Then you can either coast around in Free Flight mode, or go for glory in Race mode. The game includes four planes, 12 races, three camera views, two environments, and Game Center integration. Additional modes and planes are available via in-app purchase.

Rc Plane 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 34908 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

Photo Power ($1.99 → Free, 5.2 MB): This powerful yet easy to use photo app allows you to edit and apply a variety of filters and lomos to your photos. Photos can be edited at their full resolution, or you can reduce the resolution for quick processing. Each of the filters and lomos can be customized in a variety of ways. The app also includes undo and redo, and the ability to share photos via Twitter and Facebook.

Photo Power is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 421 ratings.

HT Recorder for iPad ($6.99 → Free, 6.9 MB): Record and edit business meetings, lectures, and conferences with this handy iPad app. It's able to record audio in almost any environment without missing even the quietest voice, and you can even have it automatically skip silence to keep the recording time down. The app includes bookmarking, cut, copy, trim, and paste, and the ability to share and transfer recordings via email, Wi-Fi, FTP, or iTunes File Sharing.

HT Recorder for iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 127 ratings.

Happy Hills ($0.99 → Free, 55.9 MB): Make the hills happy again by removing the blocks from their heads in this physics-based puzzle game. Launch bombs at the different blocks to not only topple them off of each hill, but also destroy them to earn stars. You have a limited amount of bombs, however, so you'll have to discover each block's weakness. The game includes 48 levels, boss blocks, and Game Center integration.

Happy Hills is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 929 ratings.

Frogbert ($0.99 → Free, 9.1 MB): This platform game by Donut Games is actually two in one. Long Leapin' mode plays like an endless distance game, where you must tap, hold, and release your finger from the left side of the screen to get Frogbert safely from one pad to the other for as long as possible. Challenge mode plays more like a platform game, where you must simply reach the final pad safely. In both modes you can tap the right side of the screen to eat flies and earn bonus points. The game includes 50 challenge levels, and Game Center integration.

Frogbert is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 3463 ratings.

Cosmic Cab ($0.99 → Free, 70.1 MB): Jump behind the wheel of a space cab and speed down the intergalactic highway picking up alien passengers in this fast-paced racing game. The intergalactic highway is kind of a mess, so you'll need to tilt your device to steer around gaps and tap on the screen to jump over them. The game includes bonuses for flawless driving, five environments, 25 levels, unockable cab skins, and Game Center integration.

Cosmic Cab is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 34 ratings.

Gravonaut ($0.99 → Free, 15.5 MB): A retro-inspired platform game that's so difficult you'll want to make sure you have some form of protection on your iDevice before taking the challenge. You get to play as a gravity-manipulating astronaut named Gravonaut, and you must quickly tap the on-screen buttons to move to the top and bottom of the screen to avoid obstacles and reach the exit. The game includes three difficulty levels, 8-bit graphics and chiptune sound effects, and a bunch of unlockable items.

Gravonaut is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 21 ratings.

Prizma ($0.99 → Free, 16.9 MB): This puzzle game requires you to move little spheres all around the screen in order to send light beams from one to the other. Spheres can be moved across their rails by simply dragging them, and you must make sure to match each sphere's light beam color. The game isn't timed, but your moves are being counted, so think before doing anything! The game includes 90 levels, a wide range of puzzle mechanics, and Game Center integration.

Prizma is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 175 ratings.

GoMusic for Google Music™ ($0.99 → Free, 3.7 MB): The perfect app for listening to your Google Music while on the go. GoMusic allows you to play music in the background, manage playlists, browse by artist, album, song, playlist, or genre, search for music, and manage your downloaded songs. It also includes offline caching, shuffle, and high definition artwork. Just be aware that you need a Google Music account to sign into the app.

GoMusic for Google Music™ is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 1107 ratings.

Flare ($1.99 → Free, 3.3 MB): Allows you to add a little extra Flare to your videos by applying a real-time shadow enhancement to give them that HDR feel. The app features three effects, pinch to zoom, AirPlay support, and a load of sharing options.

Flare is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

That concludes today's issue of Apps Gone Free.  If you like staying on top of these daily deals, don't forget to check out our free AppsGoneFree app. It provides all the deals each day, and even an archive of past deals that are still active.

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