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Today's Apps Gone Free: Hollow Films, Instantbot, FNotes And More

Put your film knowledge to the test with Hollow Films. We also have an app that will improve your Instagram experience, and an elegant note taking app.

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iPhone:

FNotes: new style notes with its minimalistic design and Dropbox integration ($0.99 → Free, 3.7 MB): This productivity app provides you with an elegant and easy way to save your thoughts.

Your notes can include as much or as little text as necessary. Each note is automatically timestamped for convenience, and can be favorited or password protected. Notes can be edited at any time and synced with your Dropbox account. The app also includes landscape support, search, six themes, 10 fonts, and the ability to share your notes via Facebook, Twitter, email, or SMS. FNotes: new style notes with its minimalistic design and Dropbox integration is available for free today only (10/13). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Universal:

Lists To-do ($0.99 → Free, 8.2 MB): Create lists of any kind with this easy to use productivity app.

When creating a new list, you're able to name it and choose from one of the more than 100 category icons. You can then start adding tasks or items to your list. Tasks and items can be shared, moved, sorted, and copied to your clipboard. You can also attach reminders to them. Lists can be duplicated, reordered, shared, printed, and synced. The app also includes customizable font and list item sizes, icon badging, and seven themes to choose from. Lists To-do is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 657 ratings.

Pics & Synonyms Pro ($1.99 → Free, 38.1 MB): Try to guess the word and its synonym in this trivia game.

The app includes four different categories: action, things, places, and outdoors. In each game you are presented with a series of images, and you must correctly guess the word and its synonym using the letters provided to you. Lifelines are available to you in case you get stumped. String together correct answers to score bonus points. Pics & Synonyms Pro is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

DMD Panorama ($1.99 → Free, 5.1 MB): A photography app that allows you to quickly create, share, and view panoramic images.

Just hold your iDevice in portrait mode, tap the start button, and then rotate it left or right. When the two shapes at the top of the screen form a circle, the app will snap another picture. Keep rotating until your image is complete. The app allows you to share your creations via Facebook, Twitter, and email. You're also able to browse through the work submitted by other users, and move around their panoramas by rotating your iDevice. DMD Panorama is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2075 ratings.

Swordigo ($1.99 → Free, 73.7 MB): Stop the evil forces from taking over your peaceful land in this epic adventure game.

Swordigo features a perfect mix of adventure, platform, and role-playing game mechanics to keep things feeling fresh and fun. You're able to guide your character around the 3D environments via customizable controls. Discover powerful weapons, unleash spells, and level up your character to restore order and become the hero you always expected to be. Swordigo includes hours of gameplay, iCloud integration, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Swordigo is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2861 ratings.

Hollow Films ($1.99 → Free, 9.0 MB): Find out how well you know your films with this trivia game.

Your job is to try and figure out what the film is by the text art provided to you. If you find yourself stuck you can employ different types of hints, but they will cost you. You can also tap on the art to get a closer look, which you'll probably want to do anyway since it looks so crisp and clean! The app includes 11 puzzle sets, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Hollow Films is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

The Secret of Grisly Manor ($0.99 → Free, 13.2 MB): Solve the mystery of Grisly Manor in this point-and-click adventure game.

Make your way through the manor by discovering new items that you can keep in your satchel, and use them to solve the sometimes complicated puzzles. The game includes hours of entertainment, subtle clues, and loads of items to collect. The Secret of Grisly Manor is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1160 ratings.

Instantbot ($0.99 → Free, 24.5 MB): Improve your Instagram experience with Instantbot.

Before you do anything, you'll want to log in to your Instagram account. This will allow you to not only upload new photos, but also tap into your personal profile and see what everyone else is up to. Instantbot includes a multifunctional camera, allowing you to shoot in multiple modes, apply filters and textures, create framed collages, and slap on some stickers. It also allows you to view popular images from the community, follow and unfollow users, comment on photos, like photos, save photos, and view photos from users nearby on a map. Instantbot is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

CastleVille Legends ($2.99 → Free, 45.8 MB): Today Only: Get a starter pack of 50 free crowns when you establish a new kingdom. That's a $2.99 value!

A challenge of legendary proportions awaits you in this gorgeous new casual strategy game from Zynga. The Legendary Lands fell under the curse of the dark wizard long, long ago, and all of the heroes of the land were trapped in prisons. Only you can free them by building a kingdom that rivals the best in the world. Create goods and trade them with other players, go on the hunt for rare treasures, and explore new lands to expand your kingdom. You can take on all kinds of different quests which, when completed, will earn you valuable experience points and unlock new content. You'll also be rewarded for all of your hard work with Game Center achievements that you can brag to your friends about. CastleVille Legends is available for free today only (10/13). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 2801 ratings.

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