Learn how to read faster with Fastr for iPad. We also have an elegant writing and note-taking app, and a puzzle game that will leave you spinning.

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iPhone:

Dark Nebula – Episode One ($0.99 → Free, 26.1 MB): It has been called labyrinth on steroids, but we like to call it the best adventure-based labyrinth game ever conceived. The object of the game is to tilt your iDevice to navigate your character through industrial environments and around all sorts of traps as quickly as you can to achieve the highest possible score. The game includes 10 levels, two difficulty settings, and global leaderboards.

Dark Nebula – Episode One is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 25874 ratings.

Pushups Trainer ($0.99 → Free, 1.4 MB): Tone that upper body with this health and fitness app. Pushups Trainer allows you to customize your workout to your own ability and then generates future workouts based on your progress. The app is able to count your push-ups automatically by utilizing the proximity sensor on your iPhone. It also includes workout reminders, the ability to share your progress via Twitter, and a full set of instructions.

Pushups Trainer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 50 ratings.

Universal:

Write 2 – The Best Note Taking & Writing App ($2.99 → Free, 32.4 MB): An elegant writing, note-taking, and markdown editing app. It allows you to type and read in full screen mode without any distractions. You’re able to choose from a wide variety of font types and sizes, and a vast collection of themes. Files can be organized within folders, printed wirelessly, and synced with Dropbox. The app also includes word and character counts, text search, PIN protection, iTunes File Sharing support, and TextExpander support.

Write 2 – The Best Note Taking & Writing App is available for free today only (01/29). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 233 ratings.

Turnacle ($1.99 → Free, 14.7 MB): An addictive puzzle game that will leave you spinning. The object of the game is to rotate discs so that their colors align with neighboring discs. Classic mode requires you to complete grids of discs as quickly as possible, while puzzle mode requires you to complete them in as few moves as possible. The game also includes iCloud integration, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Turnacle is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

Learn German Verb Conjugations ($6.99 → Free, 3.7 MB): This flashcard app helps you memorize conjugations for 277 of the most commonly used verbs in German. It includes over 2,200 flashcards, English translations for each verb, a customized flashcard repetition algorithm, and stat tracking.

Learn German Verb Conjugations is available for free today only (01/29). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Learn World Geography ($1.99 → Free, 68.5 MB): Learn, or just brush up on, your world maps and capitals with this educational tool. It includes over 1,000 flashcards that will test your knowledge on maps, capitals, and world currencies. It also includes a customized flashcard repetition algorithm, browse and search, and stat tracking.

Learn World Geography is available for free today only (01/29). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 141 ratings.

iPad:

Fastr ($6.99 → Free, 8.0 MB): Learn how to read faster with this education app. You’re able to add any non-DRM ePub book or web article to your library. You can then adjust the text presentation from one word per screen to compact blocks of up to three lines of text with eight word per line. Adjustments to the speed can be done on the fly in case things feel like they’re getting out of hand. The app includes reading statistics, a variety of font styles and sizes, book sorting, Dropbox support, and the ability to share what you’re reading on Facebook and Twitter.

Fastr is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

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