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Today's Apps Gone Free: PDF Expert, HeartRate, ProCam And More

Read and annotate PDF documents while on the go with Readdle's PDF Expert. We also have an app that allows you to monitor your heart rate while receiving guided breathing sessions, and a pocket camera app.

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:

HeartRate+ | Reduce Stress, Heart Rate Monitor, Breath Guide, Coherence Coach ($3.99 → Free, 19.6 MB): Monitor your heart rate while receiving guided breathing sessions with this health app.

Tap the start button at the top of the screen and place your finger over your iDevice's camera and LED flash. The app will begin to measure your heart rate and display your coherence. Follow the yellow dot at the bottom of the screen to see when to breath, hold your breath, and exhale. The app will provide you with detailed history as well, which can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, or email. An additional Coherence Spectrum mode is available via in-app purchase. HeartRate+ | Reduce Stress, Heart Rate Monitor, Breath Guide, Coherence Coach is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

Paper Calc - calculator with printer tape ($2.99 → Free, 1.5 MB): A powerful 25-function scientific calculator.

It features 250 lines of virtual paper tape, two color schemes, resizable keyboard, AirPrint support, and hex, octal, and binary keyboards. Paper Calc - calculator with printer tape is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 75 ratings.

PDF Expert (professional PDF documents reader) ($9.99 → Free, 31.2 MB): Read and annotate PDF documents while on the go with this fantastic business app from Readdle.

It allows you to import and export documents from a wide range of services, including Dropbox, GoogleDocs, and Box.net, or via iTunes File Sharing. You can then highlight text within your PDF, add notes, add text, strike-through text, and even fill in forms, check boxes, and radio buttons. The app also includes bookmarking, full text search, iCloud support, password protection, and AirPrint support. PDF Expert (professional PDF documents reader) is available for free today only (09/29). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 309 ratings.

ProCam ($0.99 → Free, 38.6 MB): Get the look and feel of a real pocket camera on your iPhone with ProCam.

You're able to quickly access the app's seven different shooting modes by spinning the wheel on the right side of the screen. You can further customize your shot with different aspect ratios, alignment grids, resolutions, flash types, and more. The app also includes easy to access digital zoom, geo-tagging, white balance lock, and volume snap. ProCam is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 437 ratings.

Universal:

Sleeping Zone - Get a Good Night's Sleep ($0.99 → Free, 6.3 MB): Get into the sleep zone faster than ever before with this medical app.

The app combines breathing exercises with the sounds of nature to help you fall asleep. When you're ready for bed, just place your iDevice next to your bed facing upwards. The app will project a pulsing blue light to help you synchronize your breathing. Then when your breathing session is up, Sleeping Zone will play nature sounds until you fall asleep. The app includes six guide sounds, seven sleep sounds, and the ability to adjust the speed and length of your sounds. Sleeping Zone - Get a Good Night's Sleep is available for free today only (09/29). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

Octave: An RTA for the iPhone ($4.99 → Free, 2.1 MB): See your sound in detail with up to 1/12th octave bands with this real time spectrum analyzer.

It follows strict ANSI certifications, providing you with pro-quality sound analysis. Swipe to view frequencies, amps, and notes, and tap and hold to freeze the audio with live spectrum averaging. The app includes three bandwidths to choose from, five time decay options, and four max decay options. Octave: An RTA for the iPhone is available for free today only (09/29). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 77 ratings.

Stopwatch+ ($0.99 → Free, 11.5 MB): Record and share your lap times with this professional quality stopwatch app.

It features a realistic timer, complete with clicking sounds. Tap the button in the lower left corner to start the timer and tap again to record a lap. You're able to record as many laps as you'd like and view them in a scrollable list. Your list can also be shared via email. Stopwatch+ is available for free today only (09/29). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 20 ratings.

iPad:

Draw Along with Stella and Sam ($1.99 → Free, 75.1 MB): A fun art creation app that allows your child to draw along with Stella and Sam.

It includes 10 shapes that can be decorated with different colors, stamps, and images. Once your child is done drawing, they can sit back and watch as the shape becomes animated. You can then save the animation or single images to your library. The app also includes three drawing tools, and 12 colors to choose from. Draw Along with Stella and Sam is available for free today only (09/29). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 54 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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