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Today's Apps Gone Free: Articles, Retromatic, iColorama And More

Browse Wikipedia like never before with Articles by Sophiestication Software. We also have an app that allows you to craft your own retro-style posters, and a powerful photo editor.

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:

Articles for iPhone ($2.99 → Free, 4.0 MB): An exquisitely crafted Wikipedia reader for your iPhone or iPod touch. Just enter a search term and Articles will hunt down the best possible matches. Each Wikipedia article is perfectly formatted for your iDevice's screen. You're able to jump to specific chapters, increase and decrease text size, open articles in new pages, and lock and unlock screen orientation through taps and gestures. The app also includes an article randomizer, the ability to save content for later, history, and a map view.

Articles for iPhone is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1086 ratings.

Retromatic 2.0 ($1.99 → Free, 32.5 MB): Craft your very own retro-style poster with this photo effects app. You can either import a photo from your library or snap a new one in-app. Then highlight the outline of your subject to grab only what's necessary. Your subject will be placed on a colorful wallpaper, where you can also apply effects, stamps, and text. The app includes 18 retro filters, 17 themes with 17 color options, 30 customizable ornaments, and the ability to share your photos via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr.

Retromatic 2.0 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 437 ratings.

Timegg Pro ($1.99 → Free, 26.4 MB): A visually slick timer, alarm, and reminder app. The app's UI provides you with quick access to its many features, so you won't be fumbling around when time is of the essence. The app includes the ability to pre-set eight alarms, save your favorite timers, choose from standard alert tones or music from your library, and have your alarms fade-in.

Timegg Pro is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 221 ratings.

iColorama S ($1.99 → Free, 74.2 MB): Edit and enhance your photos with all kinds of filters and effects with this photography app. You're able to apply filters and effects to specific areas of your photo by adding masks, or you can choose from more than 100 presets and make quick work of it. When your project is finished, you can share it via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. The app also includes more than 500 brushes to utilize, and a detailed how-to guide that will allow you to better take advantage of iColorama's many features.

iColorama S is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 180 ratings.

Vintaframe Pro - photo collage & scrapbooking frames for Instagram and twitter ($0.99 → Free, 39.4 MB): Create unique photo combinations with this framing app. You're able to choose up to nine photos from your library. Then select from the 35 collage layouts and 40 backgrounds. You're able to apply filters, overlays, and frames to each photo separately, allowing for near limitless combinations. When you're finished tinkering, go ahead and share your creation via Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, or email.

Vintaframe Pro - photo collage & scrapbooking frames for Instagram and twitter is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 114 ratings.

Universal:

iOrnament: draw creative geometry art ($0.99 → Free, 29.4 MB): Help Jürgen celebrate his 50th birthday tomorrow by taking his entertaining art creation app for a spin. As you draw strokes on the screen, iOrnament repeats them according to rules of symmetry. You're able to choose from 17 design groups and 10 colors, and customize the parameters of your pen via sliders. The app also includes unlimited undo and redo, the ability to change the symmetry type on the fly, classic ornament samples, zoom, and the ability to share your work via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

iOrnament: draw creative geometry art is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 399 ratings.

Secrets Folder Pro (Lock your sensitive data) ($0.99 → Free, 8.7 MB): Keep your sensitive data away from prying eyes with this utility app. You're able to import and organize photos, create searchable notes, import contacts, create voice memos, store account information, and browse web pages. All of this can be hidden behind a simple passcode lock, or you can create a complex passcode or dot pattern.

Secrets Folder Pro (Lock your sensitive data) is available for free today only (08/25). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 354 ratings.

iPad:

iColorama ($2.99 → Free, 74.6 MB): Edit and enhance your photos with all kinds of filters and effects with this photography app. You're able to apply filters and effects to specific areas of your photo by adding masks, or you can choose from more than 100 presets and make quick work of it. When your project is finished, you can share it via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. The app also includes more than 500 brushes to utilize, and a detailed how-to guide that will allow you to better take advantage of iColorama's many features.

iColorama is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 360 ratings.

Retromatic HD 2.0 ($2.99 → Free, 39.2 MB): Craft your very own retro-style poster with this photo effects app. You can either import a photo from your library or snap a new one in-app. Then highlight the outline of your subject to grab only what's necessary. Your subject will be placed on a colorful wallpaper, where you can also apply effects, stamps, and text. The app includes 18 retro filters, 17 themes with 17 color options, 30 customizable ornaments, and the ability to share your photos via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr.

Retromatic HD 2.0 is available for free today only (08/25). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 479 ratings.

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