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Today's Apps Gone Free: iCookbook, Resume Designer, Homerun Battle 2 And More

Always know what's for dinner with Publications International's iCookbook. We also have an app that will help you land a new job, and an arcade baseball game that will have you swinging for the fences.

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:

Dreamdays - Countdown to the Days that Matter ($1.99 → Free, 6.7 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 today only (07/10). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 249 ratings.

Lumiè ($1.99 → Free, 26.4 MB): Transform your photos with magical forms of light with this photography app. It's the only app truly dedicated to the popular Bokeh blur effect. You're able to import any photo from your library or take a new one within the app. Then swipe to scroll through the huge list of 60 lighting effects, and just tap on the one you want to apply. Each effect can be repositioned and rotated, and you can adjust the intensity level of the lights. Once everything looks just right, share your new creation via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, or email.

Lumiè is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 250 ratings.

Universal:

iCookbook – thousands of name-brand recipes with easy Voice Control prep ($4.99 → Free, 35.0 MB): The only cookbook you'll ever need. This digital cookbook is jam-packed with over 2,000 kitchen tested recipes from your favorite brands. Recipes can be browsed through by category, or you can search for something specific. Each recipe includes a user rating, difficulty level, amount of time to complete, and a list of ingredients. When you're ready to prepare a meal, just rotate your iDevice into landscape orientation. This begins the step-by-step instructions, which can be scrolled through with voice commands. The app also includes a meal builder, shopping list, tons of photos, the ability to attach notes, all kinds of kitchen tools, and the ability to share recipes via Facebook or email.

iCookbook – thousands of name-brand recipes with easy Voice Control prep is available for free today only (07/10). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1409 ratings.

Resume Designer ($4.99 → Free, 1.4 MB): This productivity will help relieve some of the stress associated with finding a new job. It allows you to create elegant and professional looking resumes in a matter of minutes thanks to its clean design. You're first required to enter basic personal information. You can then choose different pre-built sections to add to your resume, including a cover letter. If you need something specific, there's an option to create custom sections. The app includes six different resume styles to choose from with customizable font sizes. It also includes in-app tips, the ability to duplicate resumes, AirPrint support, and Dropbox, GoogleDrive, and iBooks integration.

Resume Designer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 23 ratings.

Homerun Battle 2 ($0.99 → Free, 36.1 MB): Swing for the fences in this arcade baseball game. Control your bat's target area by tilting your iDevice, and perfectly time your swing to belt as many home runs as possible. The game sports six modes, including an online head-to-head matchup mode where you can take on players from all over the world. It also includes a ridiculous amount of character and equipment customization options, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Homerun Battle 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 45632 ratings.

Quiet, Please! ($0.99 → Free, 43.0 MB): Try to find some peace and quiet in this unique adventure game. Take control of a girl who had an annoying day at school and just wants some quiet time. The only problem is, everyone seems to be out to annoy her, even her pet kittens! Travel around the environment collecting items and solving puzzles to help her out.

Quiet, Please! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 113 ratings.

SkySafari 3 ($2.99 → Free, 68.4 MB): An intro version of SkySafari 3 that is able to display 120,000 stars along with 220 of the best-known star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. You can learn all about the sky above through encyclopedic descriptions of constellations, stars, and planets written by professional astronomers. The app also includes hundreds of images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world’s foremost astro-photographers.

SkySafari 3 is available for free today only (07/10). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 495 ratings.

Bogga Vacation ($2.99 → Free, 17.1 MB): Your child can enjoy a summer trip whenever they feel like it with this interactive entertainment app. To get their trip started, they'll need to first fill their suitcase with various items. They'll then be taken on an airplane ride to their vacation destination where they can build sandcastles, go treasure hunting, take snapshots, and juice fruits without a care in the world.

Bogga Vacation is available for free today only (07/10). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

iPad:

BigMind Pro - Mind Mapping ($4.99 → Free, 14.8 MB): Free your mind with this productivity app. It allows you to flesh out your ideas, create to-do lists, take notes, and accomplish almost any other mental task in moments. You're able to jump right into the creation process by choosing one of the eight templates, or you can start from scratch. Each topic can be customized with different colors, borders, text, icons, images, and associations. You can also tap and hold on a topic to bring up additional options like the ability to cut, copy, paste, callout, and delete. The app includes the ability to organize files within folders, export files in a variety of formats, and password protect your projects.

BigMind Pro - Mind Mapping is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 7 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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