Turn your favorite photos into sketched and painted works of art with East Coast Pixels’ Mobile Monet. We also have an educational game that will help your child learn geography, and an offline travel guide for Chicago.

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iPhone:

Mobile Monet – Photo Sketch and Paint FX for Facebook, Instagram and more ($0.99 → Free, 9.2 MB): Transform your photos into beautiful works of art with East Coast Pixels’ Mobile Monet. The app turns your photo into a black and white sketch upon importing it, and then allows you to add your own artistic touch. You can paint directly onto the sketch to bring your photo’s color back and highlight specific areas. Your paintbrush can be adjusted in a variety of ways as well. The app includes undo and redo, pan and zoom, and the ability to share your final creation via Facebook, email, Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr, or SMS.

Mobile Monet – Photo Sketch and Paint FX for Facebook, Instagram and more is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1022 ratings.

The Carrier: graphic novel and comic book ($1.99 → Free, 30.4 MB): A digital graphic novel for fans of the international action and espionage genres. The Carrier tells the story of Peter Lawson and his attempt to discover the meaning behind the mysterious briefcase handcuffed to his arm. Make your way through the 35 chapters and 680 panels with just a swipe. You’re also able to skip to different parts in the story through a visual timeline. The app includes geolocation-based extras and emails to compliment the story.

The Carrier: graphic novel and comic book is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 31 ratings.

Universal:

Ulmon Chicago ($0.99 → Free, 58.8 MB): Find your way around Chicago with this travel guide. The app’s offline map data allows you to search more than 4,700 points of interest without wasting data or incurring roaming charges. It also includes more than 800 articles, the ability to filter results by category, name, or distance, a metro map, and the ability to bookmark your favorite places and attach notes.

Ulmon Chicago is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 473 ratings.

Photo Splash FX – editor with multiple color stroke to splash, colorize, recolor and share on instagram, facebook & dropbox ($0.99 → Free, 5.3 MB): Apply cool effects to specific regions of your photos with this filter app. Just select your desired filter from the list, and then use your finger to paint it onto your photo. You can also just apply the effect to the entire photo if you’d like. The app includes over 140 effects to choose from, two customizable brush shapes, unlimited undo, and a variety of sharing options.

Photo Splash FX – editor with multiple color stroke to splash, colorize, recolor and share on instagram, facebook & dropbox is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 72 ratings.

Tiny Countries ($0.99 → Free, 167.9 MB): Help Tiny the chicken stop Dr. Evil from moving the continents and realigning the world in this educational game. Each mission will present you with a series of geography questions, and it’s up to you to choose the correct answer to unlock new clues and hunt down Dr. Evil’s henchmen. The game includes 15 missions across six continents, and 75 countries to master.

Tiny Countries is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Ulmon Prague ($0.99 → Free, 29.7 MB): Find your way around Prague with this travel guide. The app’s offline map data allows you to search points of interest without wasting data or incurring roaming charges. It also includes more than 150 articles, the ability to filter results by category, name, or distance, a metro map, and the ability to bookmark your favorite places and attach notes.

Ulmon Prague is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 38 ratings.

Ulmon Munich ($0.99 → Free, 51.7 MB): Find your way around Munich with this travel guide. The app’s offline map data allows you to search more than 7,600 points of interest without wasting data or incurring roaming charges. It also includes more than 300 articles, the ability to filter results by category, name, or distance, a metro map, and the ability to bookmark your favorite places and attach notes.

Ulmon Munich is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 41 ratings.

eDrops Nature ($0.99 → Free, 53.2 MB): A music app that allows you to create your own relaxing ambiances. Drag and drop black circles onto the board to redirect the falling white circle. The moment the white circle hits one of your black circles, it will generate your chosen sound. Keep placing black circles and modifiers all over the screen to create amazing sound textures and loops.

eDrops Nature is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 44 ratings.

iPad:

Mobile Monet HD – Photo Sketch/Paint Effects for Facebook, Instagram and more ($1.99 → Free, 7.3 MB): Transform your photos into beautiful works of art with East Coast Pixels’ Mobile Monet. The app turns your photo into a black and white sketch upon importing it, and then allows you to add your own artistic touch. You can paint directly onto the sketch to bring your photo’s color back and highlight specific areas. Your paintbrush can be adjusted in a variety of ways as well. The app includes undo and redo, pan and zoom, and the ability to share your final creation via Facebook, email, Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr, or SMS.

Mobile Monet HD – Photo Sketch/Paint Effects for Facebook, Instagram and more is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 371 ratings.

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