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Today's Apps Gone Free: Aura, Scurvy Scallywags, Screen Candy And More

Check the forecast at a glance with Aura. We also have a match-three RPG that has you plundering to become the master of the seas, and a sweet wallpaper and lock screen designer.

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:

Screen Candy ($0.99 → Free, 9.0 MB): Create your own sweet wallpaper and lock screen designs with this lifestyle app. Just swipe across the three separate sections to mix and match patterns and illustrations. Double tap on a section to view each in a scrollable list or add an image from your library. Can't decide on a design? Let Screen Candy choose one for you with the randomizer option.

Screen Candy is available for free today only (09/08). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

Alarm Clock, Piggy ($4.99 → Free, 11.0 MB): This little piggy helps you wake up on time. You're able to create multiple alarms and have them repeat on specific days. Then when it's time for bed, just swipe down on the screen to reveal the piggy clock face. When the alarm sounds the next morning, the app will keep track of how many times you snoozed and how long it took you to get out of bad. You're able to view all of your data in chart form and share it via email, Facebook, or Twitter. The app also includes four alarm sounds to choose from.

Alarm Clock, Piggy is available for free today only (09/08). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 140 ratings.

HDR FX Pro ($2.99 → Free, 21.8 MB): Trying to take outdoor photos with your iPhone or iPod touch can be an awful, terrible experience. But it doesn't have to be! HDR FX Pro is able to mask any deficiencies in your outdoor photos by applying HDR effects. The 42 HDR presets are broken down into three categories: scenery, sky, and ground. You're able to view a preview of each one and see which come highly recommended. After settling on an effect, you can further customize your photo with textures, borders, and the app's other powerful editing tools.

HDR FX Pro is available for free today only (09/08). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 194 ratings.

Aura - A Minimal Hourly Weather Forecast App ($0.99 → Free, 880.5 KB): Check the forecast at a glance with this minimalistic weather app. Upon launch, Aura will automatically determine your location and forecast the weather. You're provided with the current conditions and temperature at first. You can then slide your finger around the circle to view conditions and temperatures for each hour. Weather icons will change in real time as will the colors, helping you get a quick overview. The app also supports both Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Aura - A Minimal Hourly Weather Forecast App is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 119 ratings.

Universal:

Scurvy Scallywags ($1.99 → Free, 84.4 MB): Go plundering and become the master of the seas in this match-three RPG. You're able to move your pirate around the board by matching three or more of the same tiles. Each match will shift the board in the direction of your swipe. Try to collect treasure and power so you will have enough loot and energy to wipe out your enemies. After each round you're able to upgrade your attributes and obtain new skills. The game includes 100 items to customize your pirate with, epic boss battles, nine ship types, loads of side quests, randomly generated islands, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Scurvy Scallywags is available for free today only (09/08). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 862 ratings.

Beat On - Advanced Metronome with Training Modes ($0.99 → Free, 52.8 MB): A highly accurate metronome app with training modes. You're able to adjust the tempo by sliding your finger around the wheel or tapping on the screen. Rotate dials to choose your time signature, and tap on icons to change your subdivisions. Then hit play and follow the beat. There's also an option to have your iDevice vibrate and fire its LED on accent. The app includes two training modes, 14 tones, the ability to save set lists, and background audio support.

Beat On - Advanced Metronome with Training Modes is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 23 ratings.

iPad:

Zentries: The Art of Journaling ($0.99 → Free, 20.8 MB): Focus on your thoughts with this no-frills journaling app. You're able to create multiple journals to separate your thoughts. Then jump into the text editor and start recording them. By default, the journal entry date is automatically set to today, but you can change it if necessary. When you're done writing, just swipe left to right to go back to your list of entries. That's it. There's nothing else to it.

Zentries: The Art of Journaling is available for free today only (09/08). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8 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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