Slide numbered tiles all over the screen to zero them out in Chaotic Box’s delightful mathematical puzzle game, nozoku. We also have an alarm clock app that will challenge your brain, and a physics-based matching game.

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iPhone:

Pocket Cocktails ($0.99 → Free, 20.0 MB): Throw the best cocktail party on the block this New Year’s Eve with Pocket Cocktails. The app contains over 500 of today’s most popular cocktails, all of which feature full screen photos, tips, and trivia. You can search for specific cocktails, browse through them by category, or receive a random suggestion.

Pocket Cocktails is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 1335 ratings.

Smile Alarm ~ 8 Games to Wake You Up! ($2.99 → Free, 67.7 MB): Wake up to fun games, your favorite music, and inspirational quotes with this alarm clock app. You can choose from the over 20 built-in alarm sounds or your favorite music, and the moment any of them starts to sound your game of choice will pop-up as well. The app also includes 13 displays to choose from, the ability to swipe to adjust screen brightness, a sleep timer, a built-in flashlight, and much more.

Smile Alarm ~ 8 Games to Wake You Up! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 344 ratings.

iImprove ($0.99 → Free, 8.6 MB): Improve just about anything in your life with this health app. Tap on any one of the 17 habits and improvements to view tips and inspiration quotes. If it’s something you want to work on, you’re able to add it to your list of tasks and create a reminder.

iImprove is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 25 ratings.

200+ Squats – Striking A Perfect Lower Body Curve in Six Weeks ($1.79 → Free, 14.4 MB): Work your way towards 200 squats with this fitness app. It only takes about 15 minutes a day, three days a week to get your legs into shape. The six week program helps you safely reach your goal by doing sets of squats with breaks in between, and an audio coach will guide you through each step of the process. The app also includes achievements for your workouts that you can share, reminders, and three difficulty levels.

200+ Squats – Striking A Perfect Lower Body Curve in Six Weeks is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 22 ratings.

Universal:

Etchings ($0.99 → Free, 33.9 MB): A photography app that allows you to turn your favorite photos into etched works of art. You’re able to import any photo from your library or snap a new one in-app. You can then move and scale your photo before applying one of the 12 effects. You can further customize your chosen effect with seven different line thicknesses and contrast levels. Your final creations can be shared via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

Etchings is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 239 ratings.

nozoku ($1.99 → Free, 4.9 MB): A delightful mathematical puzzle game. Each puzzle presents you with a variety of numbered tiles, and it’s up to you to subtract the smaller numbers from the larger ones to end up with zero. As you progress through the game, duplicator tiles and portals will begin to appear, and you must properly utilize them to earn your stars. The game includes more than 40 puzzles to solve.

nozoku is available for free today only (12/31). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Charm Quark ($0.99 → Free, 9.4 MB): A fast-paced, science-inspired matching game. Fire colored particles from the left side of the screen into the collection on the right to create matches of five. You’re able to rotate the collection of particles just by sliding your finger around the edge of the detector. Particles have mass and inertia, so aim carefully because they will try to settle in. The game includes three challenging modes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Charm Quark is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Beats Metronome ($0.99 → Free, 3.1 MB): Never miss a beat again with this metronome app. It features an intuitive interface that allows you to change the beats per minute just by dragging your finger around the dial. You can also swipe across the middle of the screen to access the meter and beat modes. The app includes 35 different time signatures, 17 click sounds, and a visual beat mode.

Beats Metronome is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 19 ratings.

iPad:

Alarm Clock’ ($3.99 → Free, 30.8 MB): Wake up to the current weather conditions outside with this alarm clock app for iPad. Behind the alarm clock display you’ll see an animation that matches your current weather. At the top of the screen you can view current and forecasted temps for the day, and swipe through to view the forecast for the week. The app also includes five alarm clock designs to choose from, the ability to play your own music, multiple built-in alarm sounds, and much more.

Alarm Clock’ is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2285 ratings.

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