Slice and dice all kinds of colorful fruits with your fingers in Halfbrick’s acclaimed arcade game, Fruit Ninja. We also have a dual-stick shooter featuring Barry Steakfries, and a productivity app that allows you to count anything and everything.

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iPhone:

Kount.ly : count anything and everything ($0.99 → Free, 1.9 MB): Count anything and everything with this sleek productivity app. New counters are automatically placed on the main list screen. To quickly add to a counter, just swipe across its title left to right. Tap on a counter to view each tally you’ve ever added and attach comments to them. You can also rotate your iDevice into landscape orientation to view charts and share your counters.

Kount.ly : count anything and everything is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 16 ratings.

Fruit Ninja ($0.99 → Free, 32.0 MB): Halfbrick’s original fruit slicing arcade game. Fruits of many shapes and sizes enter the screen from all angles, and it’s up to you to slice them to bits before they leave. String together combos using multitouch controls to climb the leaderboards. Just watch out for those dreaded bombs! The game includes four modes, multiplayer via Game Center, and tons of unlockable blades and backgrounds.

Fruit Ninja is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 607859 ratings.

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots ($0.99 → Free, 20.6 MB): Slice and dice fruits as the one and only Puss in Boots in this juicy arcade game. Like the original Fruit Ninja, you’re tasked with cutting up fruits by swiping your finger all over the screen. You can also chop your way through specific tasks in the challenging Bandito mode. The game includes all kinds of unlockable goodies, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 17192 ratings.

Blast Off ($0.99 → Free, 8.0 MB): Blast off in your space ship to rescue astronauts and carry them safely through the warp gate in this physics-based game from Halfbrick. Tap to launch your ship, and then tap and drag your finger across the screen to maneuver it. Planets, asteroids, black holes, and white holes will push and pull your ship around space, but you can use their forces to conserve fuel. The game includes two modes, three difficulty settings, and 45 missions.

Blast Off is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 3-star rating with a total of 790 ratings.

Alphabet Car ($2.99 → Free, 15.1 MB): An educational game that has your child driving cars to spell words. Your child can just tilt their iDevice left and right to steer the vehicle into letters to form words. They can also control the speed of their vehicle. The game includes five difficulty settings, multiple cars to choose from, and 40 stages.

Alphabet Car is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Universal:

Resume Express ($1.99 → Free, 1.8 MB): Create professional quality resumes right on your iDevice with this business app. Work your way through each category filling in the necessary data, and Resume Express will format it for you. You can also duplicate and edit your resumes for different jobs. Resumes can be converted into PDFs, and shared via email or iTunes File Sharing.

CV Express is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

PicPlayPost ($1.99 → Free, 19.8 MB): An app that allows you to combine multiple photos and videos to turn them into one uniquely framed collection. Choose from six frame ratios and 36 adjustable frame options, and then just start filling them in with your favorite photos and videos. Photos and videos can be moved, resized, rotated, trimmed, and flipped to ensure your subject is front and center. The app also includes the ability to manually adjust frames, a variety of border patterns and colors to choose form, and the ability to share your work via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, email, or MMS.

PicPlayPost is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 450 ratings.

Age of Zombies™ Anniversary ($1.99 → Free, 36.8 MB): Play as Barry Steakfries and travel through history to blast, blow up, and burn the undead minions of Professor Brains in this dual-stick shooter game. Guide Barry around the colorful environments using on-screen joysticks, and grab the randomly generated weapons to do away with the relentless zombie horde. The game includes two modes, 18 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Age of Zombies™ Anniversary is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 3370 ratings.

Age of Zombies™ ($0.99 → Free, 19.8 MB): Play as Barry Steakfries and travel through history to blast, blow up, and burn the undead minions of Professor Brains in this dual-stick shooter game. Guide Barry around the colorful environments using on-screen joysticks, and grab the randomly generated weapons to do away with the relentless zombie horde. The game includes two modes, 18 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. **This is the standard definition version of Age of Zombies, which is designed to run on older iDevices.**

Age of Zombies™ is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 10511 ratings.

Monster Dash ($0.99 → Free, 19.2 MB): An endless distance game that has you running through environments and blasting monsters as Barry Steakfries. Tap the left side of the screen to cause Barry to jump and tap the right to shoot. Grab crates to equip crazy new weapons and health pickups. The game includes randomly chosen environments, stat tracking, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Monster Dash is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 23464 ratings.

Pro Tuner ($2.99 → Free, 13.8 MB): Tune your guitar with this highly accurate music app. The app includes more than 100 built-in tuning modes to help you achieve a precise sound. It also includes support for up to eight strings, real guitar reference sounds, an input-level indicator, and the ability to save your favorite tuning modes.

Pro Tuner is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 206 ratings.

Amateur Surgeon 2 ($0.99 → Free, 122.9 MB): Grab your pizza cutter and help Alan Probe, the once famous surgeon, come out of retirement by performing successful surgical procedures in this arcade game. You’ll need to pull out shrapnel, split open bellies, stitch up wounds, and apply ointments before time expires to heal your patients. As you make your way through the game, you’ll be able to upgrade your tools to make them more efficient. The game includes 30 surgeries to perform, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Amateur Surgeon 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 6725 ratings.

Shoot The Zombirds ($0.99 → Free, 44.3 MB): Save the pumpkins from the evil zombirds in this arcade game. As those undead creatures of the sky soar overhead to pick up helpless pumpkins, use your bow and arrow to strike them down one by one until all is safe. The game includes the ability to upgrade the main character with power-ups, challenging objectives, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Shoot The Zombirds is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 954 ratings.

CarTunes Music Player ($4.99 → Free, 667.2 KB): A beautifully simple app that allows you to control every aspect of your music listening experience via gestures. You can tap to play and pause your music, swipe left and right to change tracks, swipe up and down to change volume, swipe with two fingers to shuffle, pinch to play the current album, and even swipe down with two fingers to tweet what you’re listening to. The app also includes full-screen album artwork, colors and visuals that adapt to your music, and background audio support.

CarTunes Music Player is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1595 ratings.

iPad:

SHIFT 2 Unleashed for iPad ($4.99 → Free, 335.9 MB): Get behind the wheel of some of the fastest cars to ever grace the pavement and speed by your opponents in this high-octane racing game from EA. It includes 40 cars with the ability to be customized in a variety of ways, multiple modes and environments, over 40 events, and online leaderobards.

SHIFT 2 Unleashed for iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 948 ratings.

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots HD ($2.99 → Free, 20.3 MB): Slice and dice fruits as the one and only Puss in Boots in this juicy arcade game. Like the original Fruit Ninja, you’re tasked with cutting up fruits by swiping your finger all over the screen. You can also chop your way through specific tasks in the challenging Bandito mode. The game includes all kinds of unlockable goodies, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 5383 ratings.

Fruit Ninja HD ($2.99 → Free, 47.0 MB): Halfbrick’s original fruit slicing arcade game. Fruits of many shapes and sizes enter the screen from all angles, and it’s up to you to slice them to bits before they leave. String together combos using multitouch controls to climb the leaderboards. Just watch out for those dreaded bombs! The game includes four modes, multiplayer via Game Center, and tons of unlockable blades and backgrounds.

Fruit Ninja HD is available for free today only (12/17). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 76146 ratings.

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