iOS Apps Gone Free: Do Date, Law & Order: Legacies, Sketch Me!, And More

Another heads up! Apple's iTunes servers are still acting up this morning, causing some of our free apps to display this message: "This item is being modified. Please try again later." All we can ask is for you to remain patient as Apple works out the kinks! Never again forget a special upcoming event in your life with Law On My Phone's Do Date, a reminders app that utilizes notification center to keep you on top of important dates. We also have an adventure game based on the Emmy-winning Law & Order series, and a photography app that turns your photos into black and white sketches.

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iPhone:

Toast The Chicken ($1.99 → Free, 12.6 MB): Toast chickens by setting your science lab on fire in this unique puzzle game. To toast a chicken, just walk right up to it and start a little fire, which will eventually expand into a much bigger blaze. The catch, however, is that chickens will run away from the fire if they have room, and you also can't start yourself or your fellow scientists on fire in the process! The game includes 50 levels, undo, a fast-forward button, and Game Center integration.

Toast The Chicken is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 79 ratings.

Trouble in Tin Town ($0.99 → Free, 74.2 MB): Lead your faction of toys into battle in an attempt to crush your opponent's army in this turn-based strategy game. During each turn you can build up your forces using the coins in your piggy bank, move each character, and then unleash their powers on unsuspecting foes. The game includes 26 levels, two modes, 24 characters with their own unique abilities, and Game Center integration.

Trouble in Tin Town is available for free today only (02/04). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 151 ratings.

Sketch Me! ($0.99 → Free, 16.2 MB): Turn your photos into black and white sketches within seconds with this photography app. Sketch Me! allows you to import photos from your library or snap new ones, and then apply one of seven different sketch effects. You can adjust the strength of each effect via a slider, and you can even choose to only sketch half of the photo, leaving the other completely intact. The app also includes three paper themes, the ability to add one of four colors, and the ability to share photos via Twitter, Facebook, or email.

Sketch Me! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 17220 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

Law & Order: Legacies ($2.99 → Free, 160.2 MB): The first episode in Telltale's point-and-click adventure game series based on the Emmy-winning Law & Order show. In the game you get to work alongside fan-favorite investigators and prosecutors from the long running television franchise, and along the way you'll have to make difficult moral decisions that will affect the ending. This first episode has you investigating a brutal murder in a five-star hotel. Other episodes are available via in-app purchase.

Law & Order: Legacies is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 99 ratings.

Trial Xtreme 2 HD ($1.99 → Free, 55.8 MB): This visually appealing side-scrolling stunt racer requires you to speed through 32 action-packed tracks as quickly as possible. Each track is loaded with hills, ramps, and a variety of other obstacles, so it's up to you to angle your bike just right to keep your speed up. The game also includes realistic rider and bike physics, and Game Center integration.

Trial Xtreme 2 HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 38 ratings.

Do Date ($0.99 → Free, 4.7 MB): An unbelievably simple reminders app that's able to post daily notifications of upcoming dates and events right to your iDevice's lock screen and notification center. Once you have created an event within the app, you'll receive daily reminders for it along with how many days are left before it arrives. Do Date allows you to disable all or individual reminders in case you get tired of hearing about them, and it also allows you to change the time notifications are sent. The app, due to Apple's restrictions, is able to send up to 10 reminders at a time to notification center.

Do Date is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 34 ratings.

Planet Buster ($1.99 → Free, 37.8 MB): This match-3 game follows the adventures of Annha, a female space pirate in search of vast treasures spread across the universe. Unlike most games in this genre, Planet Buster allows you to swap any tile on the board with another, not just connecting tiles. You are provided with a limited number of moves, however, so planning ahead to cause chain reactions is imperative. The game includes 48 stages, and six special weapons to unlock.

Planet Buster is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

Darkness Rush: Saving Princess ($0.99 → Free, 199.5 MB): An Unreal Engine-powered endless running game. Play as one of three characters and make your way through dark caves and haunted forests by sprinting by, jumping over, and attacking everything in sight. Your character is able to transform into a powerful beast as well for a short period of time, allowing you to power through more difficult sections. The game includes fantastic 3D visuals, the ability to equip your character with power-ups, multiplayer, and Game Center integration.

Darkness Rush: Saving Princess is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 198 ratings.

Trial Xtreme 2 ($1.99 → Free, 55.0 MB): This visually appealing side-scrolling stunt racer requires you to speed through 32 action-packed tracks as quickly as possible. Each track is loaded with hills, ramps, and a variety of other obstacles, so it's up to you to angle your bike just right to keep your speed up. The game also includes realistic rider and bike physics, and Game Center integration.

Trial Xtreme 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2253 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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