Stay on top of the news with Ben Alexander’s newspaper-like RSS client, Newsify. We also have a word game that allows you to slide lettered tiles around a grid, and a digital sticky board that allows you to capture ideas and manage tasks.

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iPhone:

PDF Expert (professional PDF documents reader) ($9.99 → Free, 25.6 MB): Read and annotate PDF documents while on the go with this fantastic business app from Readdle. It allows you to import and export documents from a wide range of services, including Dropbox, GoogleDocs, and Box.net, or via iTunes File Sharing. You can then highlight text within your PDF, add notes, add text, strike-through text, and even fill in forms, check boxes, and radio buttons. The app also includes bookmarking, full text search, password protection, and AirPrint support.

PDF Expert (professional PDF documents reader) is available for free today only (02/24). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 877 ratings.

LetterSlider ($0.99 → Free, 5.8 MB): A word game that allows you to manipulate the board by sliding lettered tiles into place. The game presents you with a five-by-five tile grid with a single blank space. You’re able to utilize this blank space to slide letter tiles around the board to create words. Just tap and drag your finger over the top of adjacent lettered tiles to connect and submit them. Each board features two bonus tiles as well, allowing you to rack up some big points. The game includes two timed modes, word lists, shake-to-clear, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

LetterSlider is available for free today only (02/24). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

UniqBoard : Sticky Notes ($1.99 → Free, 9.5 MB): A digital sticky board that allows you to take notes, create to-do lists, or just jot down ideas. You’re able to draw freely on colorful pieces of paper with the tip of your finger, or you can add text with a wide variety of fonts, sizes, and colors. You can also attach tags to your handwritten notes for quick discovery. Notes can be moved freely around the board, checked off, and categorized. The app includes password protection, the ability to backup and restore data via iTunes FIle Sharing, and the ability to share notes via email.

UniqBoard : Sticky Notes is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 37 ratings.

Flick Nations Rugby ($0.99 → Free, 17.9 MB): Kick rugby balls through goal posts and as close to the goal line as possible in this flick-based sports game. To kick the ball, just swipe from the bottom of the screen to the top. You can swipe some more while the ball is in the air to steer your shot and fight the wind. The game includes five modes, 15 teams to choose from, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Flick Nations Rugby is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 37 ratings.

Universal:

Scripts Pro ($13.99 → Free, 44.9 MB): Create, review, and edit film or television scripts anytime, anywhere with this productivity app. It does away with confusing interface options and instead provides you with a flowing work environment. You’re able to quickly switch through script elements from the toolbar above the keyboard. Your script will be formatted automatically, and you can preview it at any time. The app also includes the ability to import and export FDX files, iCloud support, Dropbox support, pop-up suggestions, script version history, a scene navigator, and AirPrint support.

Scripts Pro is available for free today only (02/24). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 639 ratings.

Buster Spirits ($0.99 → Free, 12.3 MB): Blast the bad guys into oblivion in this frantic retro-inspired vertical shooter. Pilot your ship around the screen just by dragging your finger. Try to dodge enemy fire while taking it to your opponents, and collect power-ups to unleash insane attacks. The game includes four worlds, four boss battles, 20 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Buster Spirits is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 150 ratings.

Square Borne ($0.99 → Free, 16.0 MB): A physics-based puzzle game that requires you to push your square to the next level. The object of the game is to get your gray square to the golden key. You aren’t able to directly control your gray square, but you can control the angry red ones. Tap to shoot the red squares across the screen and tilt to swing them through the air. The game includes 20 increasingly difficult levels.

Square Borne is available for free today only (02/24). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Newsify RSS Reader (Google Reader Client) ($0.99 → Free, 7.5 MB): Keep up with the news with this newspaper-like RSS client. You must first sync Newsify with your Google Reader account or sign up for a free one in the app. You’ll then be able to add and edit your subscriptions. The app automatically presents articles in a familiar newspaper-like format, or you can switch the the more standard list view. Articles can be favorited, sorted, marked as read, shared, and searched through. The app also includes a night mode, the ability to view and save images, offline reading, landscape orientation support, Instapaper support, and Readability support.

Newsify RSS Reader (Google Reader Client) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 3338 ratings.

iPad:

Flick Nations Rugby HD ($2.99 → Free, 14.7 MB): Kick rugby balls through goal posts and as close to the goal line as possible in this flick-based sports game. To kick the ball, just swipe from the bottom of the screen to the top. You can swipe some more while the ball is in the air to steer your shot and fight the wind. The game includes five modes, 15 teams to choose from, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Flick Nations Rugby HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

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