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Today's Apps Gone Free: Begin, Amount, Pixldbits And More

Make the most of everyday with Applause Code's daily task manager, Begin. We also have an app that takes a different approach to unit conversion, and a puzzle game with a stylish twist.

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iPhone:

Amount ($0.99 → Free, 765.0 KB): This productivity app takes a different approach to unit conversion.

You start off by just inputting the number you want to convert. You're then asked to select a category. That's it! The next screen will display all of the results for every unit within the category. Tap on a unit to see how it compares with the rest. The app also includes the ability to create custom lists, copy results, and view history. Amount is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 450 ratings.

Tie Right ($0.99 → Free, 19.1 MB): Learn to tie right with this business app.

It walks you through how to tie six popular necktie knots. Each knot includes step-by-step instructions that can be scrolled through manually or automatically. It also includes head-on and top-down perspectives, and daily tips. Tie Right is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 88 ratings.

Begin - Your daily to-do list ($0.99 → Free, 2.0 MB): Make the most of everyday with this fast and easy to use productivity app.

To create a new task, just pull down on the entire list. Swipe left to right to mark a task as complete, or swipe right to left to move a task to tomorrow. Anything you don't complete that day will automatically be cleared the next. You can also view all of your uncompleted tasks by swiping up. The app includes URL scheme support, daily reminders, auto-night mode, and the ability to share your list via email, AirDrop, Twitter, Messages, or Facebook. Begin - Your daily to-do list is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 38 ratings.

Universal:

VegasMate - Las Vegas Travel Guide ($1.99 → Free, 32.4 MB): Let VegasMate be your guide to all things Las Vegas

You're able to look through all of the featured dining spots, hotels, clubs, shows, and activities in a snap. Need to find a nearby hotel, restaurant, or activity? No problem. VegasMate has you covered. The app is loaded with detailed info for every single business and attraction, so you won't need to go digging around other sources. It even includes a detailed interactive map, Las Vegas weather, local news stories, and the ability to create your own custom trips and share them via AirDrop or email. VegasMate - Las Vegas Travel Guide is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 1143 ratings.

Pixldbits by Airtight Mobile ($1.99 → Free, 31.6 MB): A stylish twist on the matching puzzle genre.

Your screen is populated with blocks of two different colors. You must tap on blocks to flip them and match groups of two-by-two or larger. The catch is that by tapping and flipping one block, all surrounding blocks will also flip. Power-ups will enter the scene at random as well, and although their color can't be changed, they can change the color of those surrounding them when tapped. You're able to utilize power-ups by matching their color. The game includes five different modes, and leaderboards via Game Center. Pixldbits by Airtight Mobile is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 162 ratings.

Photo Frame Calendar & Clock ($0.99 → Free, 1.3 MB): This clean and simple utility app turns your iDevice into a digital photo frame, complete with a calendar and clock.

You can add as many photos as you want to the app's internal library in order to have them played in the background as a slideshow. You can also choose from four clock skins, 12/24 hour formats, and eight colors. The app looks great in portrait or landscape orientation as well. Photo Frame Calendar & Clock is available for free today only (10/06). It has a 3-star rating with a total of 98 ratings.

iPad:

eBook Time Machine: Age of the Emperors ($0.99 → Free, 57.0 MB): Journey through time to visit ancient emperors and the civilizations they reign over in this interactive adventure.

After creating a profile, you'll be thrust into the story and become a part of history. The quest-driven plot will require you to make the correct decisions to acquire all of the artifacts, so pay attention to each and every word. The app is loaded with historical locations, people, and events, which actually makes learning history a fun experience. eBook Time Machine: Age of the Emperors is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 51 ratings.

Tie Right HD ($0.99 → Free, 31.2 MB): Learn to tie right with this business app.

It walks you through how to tie six popular necktie knots. Each knot includes step-by-step instructions that can be scrolled through manually or automatically. It also includes head-on and top-down perspectives, and daily tips. Tie Right HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 40 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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