Save some trees by jotting down handwritten and text notes with Electric Pocket’s BugMe! Stickies Pro. We also have an app that allows you to track the last time you did something, and a retro-inspired platform game.

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iPhone:

Pro Filter ($0.99 → Free, 13.7 MB): Stand out from the crowd by creating your own custom filters with this photography app. It actually doesn’t include a single built-in photo filter, but if you aren’t feeling creative, you can just download one of the hundreds of other filters created by the Pro Filter community. If you are up to the task, however, you can piece together your own filter from 18 effects and 16 blend modes, and layer them any way you choose. The app also includes the ability to snap a new photo or import one from your library, four resolution options, the ability to share your filters, and the ability to share your final creations via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or email.

Pro Filter is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

DataMan – Real Time Data Usage Manager ($0.99 → Free, 518.8 KB): This utility app is the ultimate weapon against data overage charges. It tracks your usage in real-time and puts it in table or chart form, so you’ll never be left wondering how much you’ve burned through. It’s also able to fire off a push notification whenever you start to get close to exceeding your data limit. The app includes four data usage threshold alert levels, and monthly history.

DataMan – Real Time Data Usage Manager is available for free today only (09/19). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1560 ratings.

Binoculars ($0.99 → Free, 1.0 MB): Take a closer look at the world around you with this utility app. It allows you to zoom in on your subject up to 12x in high resolution mode, which actually triggers the camera shutter over and over to produce the best possible image. You’ll definitely want to mute your device since it will continuously play back the shutter sound. The app also includes a secondary display so you can see where you are, longitude and latitude coordinates, and the ability to snap photos while zoomed in.

Binoculars is available for free today only (09/19). It has a 3-star rating with a total of 61 ratings.

Panic Springs ($0.99 → Free, 4.4 MB): Help Harry Helix reclaim his island from strange villains in this retro-inspired platform game. Harry Helix bounces forward all on his own, but you can control how quickly he scoots along by tapping the bottom of the screen. The faster you move, the higher your multiplier will be. Bounce off of your enemies, grab coins, and collect power-ups to earn even more points. The game includes procedural landscapes that can be memorized, an ultra-retro feel, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Panic Springs is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 22 ratings.

Last Time: track your important events ($1.99 → Free, 3.2 MB): Keep track of the last time you did something with this lifestyle app. You’re able to quickly record an event to track just by entering a title at the bottom of the screen and tapping the add button. Your event can be customized with a background image along with one of many different icons. As days go by, the ticker will begin to count up. If you participate in the event again, just mark it as complete to reset the counter. The app includes the ability to add notes to events and share them, history, and three filtering options.

Last Time: track your important events is available for free today only (09/19). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 21 ratings.

Universal:

BugMe! Stickies Pro – Ink Notepad & Alarms ($1.99 → Free, 21.1 MB): This business app replaces those archaic sticky notes sitting on your desk by allowing you to quickly create handwritten or text notes right on your iDevice. When creating a new note you’re able to first choose from 18 paper styles, or you can import an image and use that as your background. You can then draw right on your note with eight different colors and two brush widths, or type out text with a variety of fonts, colors, and sizes. Notes can be shared via email, tweeted, posted to Facebook, saved to your home screen, or even used as wallpaper. They can also include alarms and due dates. Additional paper styles are available via in-app purchase.

BugMe! Stickies Pro – Ink Notepad & Alarms is available for free today only (09/19). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 361 ratings.

Enscripted ($0.99 → Free, 11.1 MB): An immensely challenging word game that has you attempting to unscramble movie quotes and titles as quickly as possible. You’re required to swap out one letter at a time until something clicks in your brain. The game comes preloaded with 366 quotes, and you’ll receive a new quote each day of the year. You can also go back to quotes you were unable to complete days before. The game includes leaderboards via Game Center as well.

Enscripted is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 246 ratings.

Anodia ($0.99 → Free, 26.4 MB): The most unique Breakout-style game you may ever play on your iDevice. Keep the ball in the air by continuously sliding your paddle under it via touch or tilt controls, and try to collect power-ups while avoiding all of the power-downs that come streaming down. The game includes 100 levels loaded with all kinds of crazy objects to destroy, 20 power-ups and power-downs, two modes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Anodia is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 26253 ratings.

iPad:

Panic Springs HD ($0.99 → Free, 3.6 MB): Help Harry Helix reclaim his island from strange villains in this retro-inspired platform game. Harry Helix bounces forward all on his own, but you can control how quickly he scoots along by tapping the bottom of the screen. The faster you move, the higher your multiplier will be. Bounce off of your enemies, grab coins, and collect power-ups to earn even more points. The game includes procedural landscapes that can be memorized, an ultra-retro feel, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Panic Springs HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

MiniatureCam for IPad ($0.99 → Free, 53.7 MB): This photography app allows you to make the world around you appear a little smaller. The app utilizes a blur effect to simulate a shallow depth of field and make your subject appear miniature. It includes photo and video modes, three focus options, the ability to manually change your focal point, speed control, and the ability to share your creations via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

MiniatureCam for IPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 23 ratings.

Verde ($4.99 → Free, 2.5 MB): This utility app allows you to find out how much money and carbon can be saved by upgrading the old appliances in your home. It takes into account your climate zone and electricity rate, and then requires you to go through a variety of categories to register all of your electronic devices. The app then gives you a final report on your potential cost and carbon savings, and allows you to share it via Twitter or Facebook.

Verde is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 24 ratings.

SoundBrush ($1.99 → Free, 24.5 MB): Create musical masterpieces with a swipe of your finger with this unique music app. Drag your finger all over the screen to draw lines or shapes. SoundBrush will then take all of your doodles and turn them into beautiful music. The app includes four instruments to choose from, the ability to hear your notes as you draw, autosave, and the ability to export and share your creations via Facebook, Twitter, email, or SoundCloud.

SoundBrush is available for free today only (09/19). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

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