iOS Apps Gone Free: OSnap!, History Of Rock, Face Fun, And More

Create stunning time lapse videos and photos in a snap with Justin Cegnar's photography app, OSnap! We also have a highly interactive multimedia app that teaches you about the history of rock, and a photography app that allows you to swap faces with anyone.

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iPhone:

RepairPal: Auto Repair Expert ($4.99 → Free, 1.4 MB): This indispensable utility app allows you to find the best nearby repair shops and get accurate estimates for your vehicle repairs. Shops can be discovered within a 25 mile range of your current location, or you can enter a zip code for your city. When searching for price estimates, you can view results by the type of repair or service and the app will provide you with a cost range, details for what the estimate includes, and the cost of labor for your repair. If you sign up for a RapairPal account via the app, you'll also be able to keep a record of all of your repairs and the data will be synced with the developer's online servers.

RepairPal: Auto Repair Expert is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 23169 ratings.

Wonton 51 ($0.99 → Free, 14.0 MB): A retro-inspired arcade shooter where you get to play as world famous ramen chef Jonny Powerslide as he tries to save his girlfriend from the evil Baron Wonton. You're able to control Jonny by simply sliding your finger across the bottom of the screen, and you can fire upon your enemies by tapping in their general direction. As you speed down the highway, you'll want to try and collect power-ups while avoiding enemy fire and buildings. The game includes a classic highscore-based mode, two control methods, and Game Center integration. Two additional modes are available via in-app purchase.

Wonton 51 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 3 ratings.

Universal:

Pirate Gunner HD ($0.99 → Free, 17.8 MB): A game that offers a unique twist on the pipes-style puzzle game genre. You're able to fire your cannons on your opponents by connecting fuzes from one side of the screen to the other. You can also create combo shots by connecting multiple fuzes together. The game includes three modes that offer hundreds of challenges and puzzles, and Game Center integration.

Pirate Gunner HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 591 ratings.

Prose with Bros ($1.99 → Free, 9.0 MB): A word game that requires you to construct the most unique, funny, or simply ludicrous sentence possible from 50 random words. Your opponent is required to do the exact same thing, and the winner is determined by the mob of other Prose with Bros players through a blind vote. The game includes over 2,300 words, online and pass and play multiplayer, push notifications, and the ability to share amusing sentences via Twitter.

Prose with Bros is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 237 ratings.

San Francisco Travel Photo Guide ($1.99 → Free, 101.5 MB): A photo guide to San Francisco. The app includes photos for over 100 views and experiences in San Francisco, all of which were shot by award-winning travel photographer, Lee Foster. Each entry includes a detailed description on how to duplicate the photo and capture the subject with nuanced approaches. With this app you can learn where to aim your camera, what time of day and year offers the best lighting, and why each view or experience is significant. It also includes quick links to Wikipedia entries, and the ability comment, share, and favorite entries.

San Francisco Travel Photo Guide is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

PolyMagic ($0.99 → Free, 5.1 MB): Combine multiple photos to turn them into one uniquely framed photo with PolyMagic. You must first choose from one of the 66 frame layouts, and then determine how thick and rounded you want the frame to be by dragging sliders at the top of the screen. You can also make precise adjustments to the layout by dragging the red dots on the frame. To add photos, simply tap in each open spot. The app includes the ability to include up to six photos in a single frame, 30 backgrounds, a color picker, and the ability to share your final creations via a variety of methods.

PolyMagic is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 198 ratings.

Face Fun ($0.99 → Free, 3.8 MB): This amusing photography app allows you to swap the faces of friends and family with little to no effort. After snapping a new photo or importing one from your library, Face Fun automatically scans, locates and swaps the faces of your subjects. It then allows you to fine-tune the placement of each face. Once you're satisfied with the results, you can upload the image to Twitter, Facebook, or send it via email.

Face Fun is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

OSnap! Ultimate Time Lapse ($2.99 → Free, 2.8 MB): Create and share stunning time lapse videos and photos in a snap with this photography app. You're able to quickly jump into the creation process by choosing a preset project, or you can create a more advanced project by fiddling with a whole bunch of customization options. The app includes support for front- and back-facing cameras, a listening mode to snap photos with sounds, a timer mode, a variety of overlays, the ability to share videos via Facebook or Twitter, and numerous editing options.

OSnap! Ultimate Time Lapse is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 167 ratings.

History of Rock ($5.99 → Free, 117.1 MB): Learn all about the history of rock music with this highly interactive multimedia app. You're able to travel through rock music's first 60 years by swiping through streams of text, images, and videos. Learn even more about a genre, artist, or specific occurrence by tapping on images or links. You can jump to specific decades by tapping on the ribbons at the top of the screen as well. All of the content included in the app was compiled by renowned rock music writer, Mark Paytress.

History of Rock is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 57 ratings.

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