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Today's Apps Gone Free: FX Photo Studio, Plunderland, Pocket Scanner HD And More

Put an end to your search for the perfect photography app by downloading today's AppBump featured app, FX Photo Studio. This is the first time FX Photo Studio has ever been offered for free, so make sure to take advantage of this opportunity while you can!

We also have an arcade game that allows you to sail the seas as a pirate, and a business app that turns your iPad into a portable scanner.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Space Wolves ($0.99 → Free, 10.6 MB): Don't you just hate it when Space Wolves invade your planet? Well, so does Royston, the friendly space engineer. Help him wipe out all of the Space Wolves by flinging silver balls at them. Tap and drag away from Royston to aim, and then just release to shoot. Your silver ball is allowed to ricochet, so try taking different angles to clear all of the wolves in a single shot. The game includes a total of 32 levels.

Space Wolves is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 25 ratings.

Situps Trainer ($0.99 → Free, 1.2 MB): Tone those abs with this health and fitness app. Situps Trainer allows you to customize your workout to your own ability, and then generates future workouts based on your progress. It also includes workout reminders, the ability to share your progress via Twitter, and full stat tracking.

Situps Trainer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

FX Photo Studio: pro effects & filters, fast camera plus photo editor ($1.99 → Free, 21.8 MB): The only photography app you'll ever need installed on your iPhone or iPod touch. You're able to snap a photo in-app, import one from your library, or download one from Facebook. You're then able to edit your photo in a variety of ways, splash it with color, add text, and add all kinds of highly customizable effects. You can share your unique creations via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, or email. FX Photo Studio includes more than 190 different effects, so make sure to spend some time digging around to truly unleash your creative talents.

FX Photo Studio: pro effects & filters, fast camera plus photo editor is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 10430 ratings.

7 Planets ($0.99 → Free, 23.2 MB): Get those juices flowing with this logic puzzle game. Your job is to roll wooden balls all around the screen to try and get them into their correct rows. What makes this task so difficult, however, is that when one ball is moved, all of the balls in that row or column move with it until they are stopped by a wall. Try to restore order in as few moves and as quickly as possible to earn a high score. The game includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center as well.

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

Dreamdays - Countdown to the Days that Matter ($1.99 → Free, 6.5 MB): This stylish utility app allows you to count down to the days that matter most. When creating a new countdown, you're able to title and categorize it, set a date, customize the background, and even attach a voice memo. The app will then begin its countdown and send out a reminder as the day approaches. The app also includes the ability to filter the main list, iCloud support, and passcode protection.

Dreamdays - Countdown to the Days that Matter is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 43 ratings.

Universal:

Take It Easy ($1.99 → Free, 43.6 MB): This challenging puzzle game is based on the popular board game by the same name. You're provided with random tile pieces that feature different colored stripes. Your job is to place the tiles so that they form continuous rows of the same color from edge to edge. Tiles with stripes that don't match will break the entire row, so be careful. The game includes three modes, local and online multiplayer, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Take It Easy is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 151 ratings.

Alphabet Animals I Mix- Word game for children ($1.99 → Free, 61.0 MB): This educational app allows your child to improve their reading and pronunciation skills by mixing and matching parts of characters. They're able to just slide the three different rows of character parts across the screen to create new mixes. Each part has a syllable attached to it, which can be pronounced by itself or as a whole with the character. The app includes so many parts that your child is able to create more than 2,000 unique characters.

Alphabet Animals I Mix- Word game for children is available for free today only (04/18). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Plunderland ($1.99 → Free, 32.8 MB): Play as Captain Peg Leg's ghostly spirit and help wannabe pirates recover their stolen treasure in this arcade game. You're able to sail across the sea by tilting your iDevice. Pull back on your ship and release to fire your cannon at the evildoers. You're also able to take out land-dwellers by grabbing them with your finger and dunking them in the sea. The game includes a story mode with loads of levels, an arcade mode, all kinds of upgrades to obtain, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Plunderland is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2852 ratings.

Crazy Hair Studio ($1.99 → Free, 84.1 MB): Give yourself a crazy new hairstyle without the risk of regretting it later on with this entertainment app. Unlike similar apps, Crazy Hair Studio actually provides you with full control over your chosen hair style. After snapping a photo of yourself or importing one from your library, you must first choose a hairstyle to start with. You can then brush, trim, cut, tint, curl, dry, or extend your hair to make it as elegant or crazy as you wish. The app includes more than 60 hairstyles, 150 colors, and the ability to share your creations via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Crazy Hair Studio is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 175 ratings.

iPad:

Pocket Scanner HD - Documents on the go ($3.99 → Free, 34.0 MB): I'm not sure if you knew this, but your camera-equipped iPad actually makes a pretty decent portable scanner. You just need Pocket Scanner HD installed! The app features a powerful image processor, which optimizes your scans by auto-detecting a document's edges and removing shadows. You're also able to manually adjust the crop if need be. Then save your scan as a PDF and share it via email, iTunes File Sharing, Wi-Fi, or any one of the many cloud storage services.

Pocket Scanner HD - Documents on the go is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 28 ratings.

That concludes today's issue of Apps Gone Free. If you like staying on top of these daily deals, don't forget to check out our free AppsGoneFree app. It provides all the deals each day, and even an archive of past deals that are still active.

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