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Today's Apps Gone Free: Rise Alarm Clock, Tentacle Wars HD, Stickyboard 2 And More

Rise and shine with Simplebots' gesture-driven alarm clock app, Rise Alarm Clock. We also have a strategy game that's easy to get hooked on, and a business app that turns your iPad into a giant whiteboard.

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:

Ergonomics ($2.99 → Free, 6.5 MB): Sometimes it's just hard enough being at work. Why make it worse by having an unhealthy workplace? Ergonomics helps you improve your situation by offering ergonomic equipment setup advice and stretching exercises that can be performed throughout the day. The app includes six setup activities and 12 stretching exercises. You're able to have the app remind you at different intervals throughout the day to stretch. You'll also be rewarded for any activity or stretch you perform.

Ergonomics is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 13 ratings.

Fotoyaki ($0.99 → Free, 3.9 MB): Use this photography app to apply neat filters to your favorite photos and then quickly share them with friends. It includes 15 filters, one of which is able to create a mosaic out of all of the photos in your library. The app also includes a crop function, and the ability to share photos via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Fotoyaki is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 90 ratings.

Universal:

BlinkMaster ($1.99 → Free, 91.3 MB): Don't blink when playing this trivia game. At the beginning of each round you're provided with a category type for the question and a total of 1,500 points. When your eyes are ready, tap the big red button to begin. For a brief moment you'll be presented with nine clues to help you guess the correct answer, and then each tile will flip over revealing the amount of points it'll cost you to see them again. If your memory serves you well, go ahead and guess the answer. If not, spend points to see tiles. The game includes 13 questions sets, pass and play multiplayer, clue maps, and nine categories.

BlinkMaster is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 67 ratings.

Rise Alarm Clock ($1.99 → Free, 17.4 MB): A delightfully simple alarm clock app. You're able to set your alarm time by dragging it up and down the screen. The alarm time can be fine tuned by tapping above or below the clock. To turn your alarm on, swipe right to left. To disable it, swipe left to right. If you're not ready to get out of bed, just shake to snooze. The app also includes a full screen mode with three different styles, timed playlists for you to fall asleep to, and 16 alarm tones to choose from.

Rise Alarm Clock is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 889 ratings.

Rates ($0.99 → Free, 2.3 MB): An elegant and easy to use currency converter. Just pick the currency you want to convert and add a total. The rest of the currencies on your list will automatically update with their conversions. Swipe right to left to access the appearance menu where you can enable, disable, and sort currencies. The app includes more than 150 currencies.

Rates is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

Ending ($0.99 → Free, 10.5 MB): Get to the end in this seemingly simple puzzle game. You must guide your character safely through the labyrinth and to the exit before you run out of moves. Just swipe to move your character in whichever direction you want to go. Some of the other pieces on the board will move when you move, and if they smash into you, you'll have to start all over. You can, however, play offensively and wipe them out by coming at them from different angles. The game includes 74 levels, and the ability to create your own levels.

Ending is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

iPad:

Stickyboard 2: Sticky Notes Mindmap Tool ($4.99 → Free, 1.1 MB): This business app turns your iPad into a giant whiteboard with a never-ending stack of sticky notes. Sticky notes of different sizes and colors can be created by double-tapping on the whiteboard. They can also be moved and resized with a tap and drag of your finger. You're able to select and organize multiple sticky notes by first dragging your finger over them, and then using three-finger swipe gestures to choose a layout. The app also includes the ability to write on the whiteboard with different colored markers, undo and redo, a gallery view, and the ability to share your stickies as a PDF or text.

Stickyboard 2: Sticky Notes Mindmap Tool is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 39 ratings.

Tentacle Wars HD ($1.99 → Free, 29.8 MB): You're going to get hooked on this strategy game. Try to save an entire species from extinction by battling the contaminated red cells with the last of the green antibody cells. Connect the antibody cells to the enemy cells by drawing a line between them. This will start the energy draining process and eventually overtake the enemy cells. Just keep an eye on your own energy supplies, because the red cells won't go down without a fight. The game includes 80 missions, online multiplayer, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Tentacle Wars HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2401 ratings.

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