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Today's Apps Gone Free: SpeakToSnooze, MiniPics, Shiny The Firefly And More

Control your alarm clock without ever touching your iPhone or iPod touch with SpeakToSnooze Pro. We also have a puzzle game that has you restoring old paintings, and a casual game that has you trying to rescue Shiny the firefly's babies.

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iPhone:

Cutie Mini Monsters ($1.99 → Free, 39.6 MB): What's better than a bunch of regular monsters? Cute mini ones, of course! This educational app helps your child learn to recognize numbers and count just by hanging out with a bunch of Cutie Mini Monsters. Your child is presented with 20 beautifully illustrated pages, each featuring an interactive monster. They can flip through the pages on their own, or they can listen to the narrator sound out words for them. There's also a collection of nine jigsaw puzzles to enjoy after the story is over.

Cutie Mini Monsters is available for free today only (08/04). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

IDEAZ - Keep your ideas in one place ($0.99 → Free, 987.4 KB): Keep all of your amazing, and not so amazing, ideas in one place with this productivity app. Just swipe down to add a new idea to your list. You're able to add a limited amount of text to your new entry along with a color or photo. You're also able to attach audio or freely draw on the screen. Your ideas can be rearranged by holding and dragging them into place. You can also edit and share ideas with left and right swipes.

IDEAZ - Keep your ideas in one place is available for free today only (08/04). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

SpeakToSnooze Pro - Alarm clock with voice control commands to snooze and turn off your alarm! ($2.99 → Free, 32.9 MB): Control your alarm clock without ever laying a finger on your iPhone or iPod touch with this utility app. You're able to create multiple alarms and attach any one of the five included premium tones. The moment your alarm sounds, you can snooze or disable it with your voice. You can also set a "I Have To Get Up By" time, which plays a diabolically annoying sound and disables your snooze. The app also includes the option to enable and disable voice commands separately, six clock designs to choose from, and gesture controls.

SpeakToSnooze Pro - Alarm clock with voice control commands to snooze and turn off your alarm! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 40 ratings.

Universal:

Hyperlight ($1.99 → Free, 38.3 MB): Pilot the Hyperlight and vanquish your foes by entering faster-than-light (FTL) speed in this colorful arcade game. You're able to activate your FTL engine by tapping and holding the button in the lower right corner of the screen, allowing you to burn up any enemy that crosses your path. But your FTL engine is powered by special fuel, which you will have to continuously collect to keep it running. The game includes two modes, 40 levels, 2.5-D neon-style graphics, dozens of power-ups to collect, three control options, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

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

MiniPics ($0.99 → Free, 17.4 MB): Join Victor Ninot as his assistant and restore old paintings in this challenging puzzle game. To restore the paintings, you'll need to draw strokes between points of the same color. You have a limited number of strokes and paint to mix, so work carefully. The game includes four categories, secret paintings to unlock, and a total of 80 paintings to restore.

MiniPics is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Shiny The Firefly ($0.99 → Free, 209.6 MB): Help Shiny, a cute little firefly, rescue his babies in this casual puzzle game. You're able to guide Shiny around the colorful environments just by tapping where you want him to go. Give the screen a double tap to make Shiny dash, which can also be used to push objects. Gather your babies and dodge obstacles to bring them to safety. The game includes three worlds, 33 levels, and achievements via Game Center.

Shiny The Firefly is available for free today only (08/04). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 31 ratings.

iPad:

FunSlides HD - Convert photos to HD video ($0.99 → Free, 7.5 MB): Create video slideshows from your favorite photos with this photography app. You're able to import multiple photos from your library or snap new ones in-app. You can then rearrange them on the timeline, add transitions, filters, and text, change the playback speed, and add background music. When everything looks in order, share your video via email, Facebook, or YouTube. The app includes 16 effects to choose from, 13 built-in music themes, multiple text options, and seven transitions to choose from.

FunSlides HD - Convert photos to HD video is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 46 ratings.

Cutie Monsters-Jigsaw Puzzles ($2.99 → Free, 37.1 MB): The non-mini version of Paul Smith's educational app. But that doesn't mean it's still not adorable! It helps your child learn to recognize numbers and count just by hanging out with a bunch of Cutie Monsters. Your child is presented with 20 beautifully illustrated pages, each featuring an interactive monster. They can flip through the pages on their own, or they can listen to the narrator sound out words for them. There's also a collection of nine jigsaw puzzles to enjoy after the story is over.

Cutie Monsters-Jigsaw Puzzles is available for free today only (08/04). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 17 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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