Capture and manage contact information from business cards with ABBYY’s productivity app, ABBYY CardHolder. We also have a powerful camera app for iPad, and a colorful matching game from the creators of Talking Carl.

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iPhone:

Cardio Buddy – Touchless Camera Heart Rate Monitor by Azumio ($0.99 → Free, 10.4 MB): Discover your heart rate from a distance with this health app. It utilizes your iDevice’s camera to detect tiny color variations from different parts of your face to provide you with an accurate measurement. Just tap the measure button, align your face with the grid, and wait for your results. The app also includes comparison charts, the ability to share your data via Facebook or Twitter, and heart rate averages, highs, and lows.

Cardio Buddy – Touchless Camera Heart Rate Monitor by Azumio is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 70 ratings.

FineScanner ($2.99 → Free, 4.2 MB): Turn your iPhone into an all-purpose mobile scanner with this business app. It allows you to scan any printed or hand-written document using only your iDevice’s camera. When capturing your subject, you’re able to crop it down by tapping and dragging points. You can then enhance the color, contrast, and brightness before archiving it. You’re able to share your scans as a PDF or JPEG via email or Facebook, or send them off to Evernote or Box. The app also includes iTunes File Sharing and AirPrint support.

FineScanner is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

iSmoothRun Pro GPS/Pedometer Tracker ($4.99 → Free, 15.0 MB): Track and log your running, walking, hiking, and cycling activities with this fitness app. It’s able to accurately track your time, distance, location, pace, altitude, cadence, and calories burned. You can also receive audio updates at specific time or distance intervals to stay on track. When you’re finished with your workout, you’re able to record how you feel and attach notes. The app also includes an interval editor, auto-pause, built-in music player, and the ability to export your data.

iSmoothRun Pro GPS/Pedometer Tracker is available for free today only (02/23). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 570 ratings.

ABBYY CardHolder ($0.99 → Free, 22.7 MB): A productivity app that provides a simple way to capture and manage contact information from business cards. Just snap a photo of a business card, and ABBYY CardHolder will recognize and store all of the contact data within its own archive. You’re able to edit the data in case a piece of information wasn’t capture quite right. You can then view the image of the card and instantly call, email, or message your new contact. The app also includes search, support for multiple languages, image cropping, and contact grouping.

ABBYY CardHolder is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 28 ratings.

Universal:

Texas Hold’em for iPad ($1.99 → Free, 47.3 MB): Test your poker skills and build your own legacy in this card game. Face off against 50 intelligent AI opponents to prove you have what it takes to be a Texas Hold’em champion. Take down your opponents and be the last one left at the table to claim your prize. Use your winnings to buy into bigger tournaments and cement your legacy. The game includes seven tables, stat tracking, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Texas Hold’em for iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 24 ratings.

PhotoViva ($2.99 → Free, 19.3 MB): Touch up your favorite photos and transform them into colorful works of art with this fun photography app. Photos can be imported or taken within the app, or you can choose one of the included images to get a little inspiration. You can then choose from the large set of tools that will allow you to perfect your photo, or go ahead and add a bit of color to create your own work of art using the 20 includes brushes. The app also includes 10 levels of undo and redo.

PhotoViva is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 132 ratings.

Munch Time HD ($1.99 → Free, 29.6 MB): An absolutely adorable physics-based puzzle game where you must guide Munch the chameleon on his quest for food. Unleash Munch’s powerful tongue by tapping on flowers to swing your way to different platforms. Munch’s body color needs to match the color of the flower you want to latch on to, so you’ll need help him find special color flies to achieve that perfect rating. The game includes three environments, more than 60 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Munch Time HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 292 ratings.

Link that Gugl ($0.99 → Free, 44.3 MB): Link Gugls instead of smacking them in this colorful matching game from the creators of Talking Carl. The game includes five modes, all of which require you to link at least three of the same colored Gugls to remove them from the board. Gugls can only be linked if they are adjacent to another one of matching color. The game also includes three difficulty settings, all kinds of power-ups and power-downs, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Link that Gugl is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

iPad:

Blux Camera for iPad ($2.99 → Free, 11.2 MB): This camera app provides you with your own photographic assistant. Blux Camera features a new technology called Photographic Environment Analysis and Recommendation, which helps you take the perfect picture. Just tap the icon in the top left corner of the screen to analyze your environment, and a disembodied voice will tell you exactly what you need to do to take a great picture. The app also includes 14 filters, iCloud support, a macro shooting mode, and the ability to make real-time adjustments to your feed.

Blux Camera for iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 30 ratings.

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