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Today's Apps Gone Free: Fluke HD, Wave Cam, Stay Alight! And More

Enjoy a night in with friends and family with Local Aliens' fantastic digital board game, Fluke HD. We also have an app that allows you to snap photos without touching your iDevice, and a physics puzzler that has you trying to take down monster microbes.

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:

Daypack for Basecamp ($3.99 → Free, 6.7 MB): If you use 37signals' project management service, Basecamp, on a regular basis, you're going to want to give this productivity app a try. Daypack allows you to access multiple Basecamp accounts and browse through all of their content with a few quick taps. It also provides you with quick access to the actions that you need and use the most. You must have a Basecamp New or Basecamp Personal account in order to utilize Daypack. Basecamp Classic accounts are not compatible.

Daypack for Basecamp is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Wave Cam ($0.99 → Free, 11.2 MB): Capture full body portraits and group shots handsfree with this photography app. You must first find a stable spot to place your iPhone, otherwise Wave Cam won't be able to recognize movements. Then strike a pose and wave your hand over the Wave Cam icon to start the countdown. Photos are automatically saved to the in-app library, where you can add filters and then share them via Twitter or Facebook.

Wave Cam is available for free today only (07/16). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 43 ratings.

Grimm ($0.99 → Free, 51.8 MB): A platform game that has you guiding a carriage through twisted environments in order to return a lost child to its mother. You're able to tilt your iDevice to move the carriage around the environments. Tap on-screen buttons to jump and brake, and slide your finger across the screen to launch the child from the carriage to solve puzzles and take out your enemies. The game includes 10 worlds, and eight mini-levels.

Grimm is available for free today only (07/16). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 20 ratings.

Stay Alight! ($1.99 → Free, 88.4 MB): Monster microbes have taken over Mr. Bulb's planet. Help him hunt down and exterminate the disgusting little creatures in this physics puzzler. Tap and drag your finger across the screen to adjust the power and angle of your shot. Real physics come into play, so think twice before releasing that finger of yours. Your projectiles will bounce around if there is room for it, allowing you to take out more than one microbe with a single shot.The game includes three environments, 60 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Stay Alight! is available for free today only (07/16). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 701 ratings.

Universal:

Frame Artist with Photo Templates Pro ($1.99 → Free, 42.5 MB): A highly customizable photo framing app. It includes 18 pre-made templates for you to choose from, allowing you to quickly throw together everything from invitations to recipe cards. You can create your very own custom frames as well with up to 56 cells, different background and border colors, custom text, speech balloons, and stickers. The app also includes the ability to apply filters to photos, four output resolutions, and the ability to share your works of art via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Picasa, Tumblr, or Flickr.

Frame Artist with Photo Templates Pro is available for free today only (07/16). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 146 ratings.

iPad:

Wave Cam HD ($0.99 → Free, 11.4 MB): Capture full body portraits and group shots handsfree with this photography app. You must first find a stable spot to place your iPhone, otherwise Wave Cam won't be able to recognize movements. Then strike a pose and wave your hand over the Wave Cam icon to start the countdown. Photos are automatically saved to the in-app library, where you can add filters and then share them via Twitter or Facebook.

Wave Cam HD is available for free today only (07/16). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Robots for iPad ($0.99 → Free, 475.0 MB): If you love robots -- and honestly, who doesn't? -- you absolutely must download Robots for iPad. This complete guide to the world of robotics features more than 100 real-world robots to explore. Each entry includes a brief overview, specs, what the robot is used for, fun facts, and photos and videos. The app also includes a game where two robots face off, and you must choose which one would be best suited for the provided task. You can then see how your views align with the rest of the world.

Robots for iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 257 ratings.

Fluke HD ($1.99 → Free, 81.4 MB): A visually appealing digital board game that borrows gameplay elements from classics like Snakes & Ladders, Sorry!, and Ludo. The concept of the game is to get all four of your tokens from the starting point to the finish line before any of your opponents do. You're able to play with up to six players on the same device, or you can take your skills online via Game Center. Fluke HD also includes six boards to choose from, three difficulty settings, special tiles, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Fluke HD is available for free today only (07/16). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 224 ratings.

Stay Alight HD ($2.99 → Free, 329.5 MB): Monster microbes have taken over Mr. Bulb's planet. Help him hunt down and exterminate the disgusting little creatures in this physics puzzler. Tap and drag your finger across the screen to adjust the power and angle of your shot. Real physics come into play, so think twice before releasing that finger of yours. Your projectiles will bounce around if there is room for it, allowing you to take out more than one microbe with a single shot.The game includes three environments, 60 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Stay Alight HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 356 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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