Help Emilio rescue his girlfriend in Kumobius’ fantastic 16-bit platformer, Bean’s Quest. We also have an art creation app that allows your child to complete illustrations using your iDevice’s camera, and a text editor with loads of special characters.

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iPhone:

Grocery List – Marche ($0.99 → Free, 8.4 MB): Build a more efficient grocery list with this productivity app. You’re able to construct your list from more than 1,700 built-in items. When adding an item, you’re able to include a cost and quantity. Lists can include notes, and can be organized by aisle, shared, and filtered. The app also includes a shopping timer, cost chart, support for multiple lists, customizable wallpaper, AirPrint support, icon badging, multiple measuring units, and the ability to set a tax rate.

Grocery List – Marche is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 124 ratings.

HomeTeam ($1.99 → Free, 1.1 MB): This sports app allows you to track rosters, schedules, and contacts for all of the teams in your family or those that you coach. As a parent, you’re able to view the schedule of upcoming games, add them to your personal calendar, view contact info, and communicate with other parents. As a coach, you’re able to manage rosters, add game info to your calendar, and communicate with parents.

HomeTeam is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 57 ratings.

InstaPlace ($0.99 → Free, 6.2 MB): Add location and caption overlays to your photos in a snap with InstaPlace. You must first either take a photo within the app or import one from your library. You can then add one of 16 overlays by swiping across the screen, and place it at the top or bottom of your photo by swiping up and down. Once everything is in place, capture your creation and send it off to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

InstaPlace is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 296 ratings.

Universal:

iSurf Pro ($1.99 → Free, 26.4 MB): A news app for the true surfer. It taps into all of the major surf magazines and blogs to provide you with the latest news. You can also watch your favorite surfers tear up the waves thanks to a handful of video channels. The app includes the ability to share the news via email, Twitter, and Facebook as well.

iSurf Pro is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Glyphs+ TextEditor with Special Characters ($1.99 → Free, 17.1 MB): Create text documents with special characters with this productivity app. The app includes special characters and symbols from more than 50 different categories. Just tap on a character or symbol to add it to the open field. You can then copy it to use in another app, or you can craft a message with it, share it via social networks, or utilize it within a document. The app also includes history, favorites, and iCloud support.

Glyphs+ TextEditor with Special Characters is available for free today only (01/11). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Bean’s Quest ($1.99 → Free, 29.4 MB): Help Emilio lift his curse and rescue his girlfriend in this fantastic 16-bit platformer. Tap the arrows on each side of the screen to control Emilio’s movements. Since he’s always bouncing, you’ll have to time your movements to take out enemies and collect the many colorful jewels. The game includes five worlds, 50 levels, 150 challenges, iCloud support, and leaderboards and achievements via Game Center.

Bean’s Quest is available for free today only (01/11). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 519 ratings.

Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island – Interactive Book App for Kids ($1.99 → Free, 53.7 MB): An interactive storybook app that offers a twist on the “choose your own adventure” format. Your child is able to go on an adventure through history to search for lost treasure. Each time they open the book, they’ll be provided with a new read. The app includes loads of interactive items, fantastic illustrations, the ability to control the text box size and placements, and two reading options.

Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island – Interactive Book App for Kids is available for free today only (01/11). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 98 ratings.

Eye Paint Animals ($0.99 → Free, 28.6 MB): An innovate art app that allows your child to complete illustrations from world-renowned artists. After selecting one of the 20 included illustrations, your child is able to color it in using your iDevice’s camera. They can just tap on an area to select it or paint in a region with their finger. The area will then contain whatever color or texture the camera is pointing at. The artwork can be saved to your iDevice’s library as well.

Eye Paint Animals is available for free today only (01/11). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 15 ratings.

iPad:

Smart Fish: Magic Matrix HD ($1.99 → Free, 47.8 MB): An educational app that has your child trying to save Happy Reef from the sharks. It’s able to teach your child the concept of tables and matrices through innovative, story-driven games. The app includes 14 levels that become increasingly more challenging, a compelling backstory, and a full tutorial so your child can learn without supervision.

Smart Fish: Magic Matrix HD is available for free today only (01/11). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

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