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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Private Note, Timber!, Portal And More

Store your notes behind a wall of security with Private Note. We also have an app that allows you to build structures out of digital Lincoln Logs, and a slick full screen web browser.

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iPhone:

Moku Hanga ($0.99 → Free, 33.5 MB): Turn your favorite photos into eye catching wood block prints with this effects app.

Moku Hanga is the Japanese method of wood block printing. It creates a neat chiseled relief effect that will grab anyone’s attention. You’re able to import any photo from your library or snap a new one from within the app. Moku Hanga will automatically apply the effect, and you can then choose different styles and adjust them in a variety of ways. The app also includes a randomizer, undo and redo, the ability to crop your photos, and numerous sharing options. Moku Hanga is available for free today only (10/30). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 118 ratings.

Portal - Full Screen Browser ($1.99 → Free, 6.0 MB): If you’re tired of menu bars and unnecessary buttons cluttering your mobile browsing experience, then Portal is the app for you.

Portal's unique interface allows you to view web pages without a single object getting in the way. A button at the very bottom of the screen gives you access to every possible function. Tap and hold to cause the button to expand, and then slide your finger up to the function of your choice. The button can be hidden for a true full screen browsing experience by shaking your iDevice. The app includes tabs, bookmark importing, 13 customizable gestures, tilt scrolling, AirPrint support, and much more. Portal - Full Screen Browser is available for free today only (10/30). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 148 ratings.

Universal:

Countdown+ ($1.99 → Free, 9.8 MB): Countdown to any and all of the events in your life with this helpful utility app.

Each event can be customized with a built-in icon or one of your own, a background image, and an alert. Events can also be categorized, tagged, repeated, favorited, and noted. The app supports the ability to import events from Calendar and Contacts, app icon badging, filtering, sharing via Facebook and email, and much more. Countdown+ is available for free today only (10/30). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 49 ratings.

Timber! ($1.99 → Free, 3.6 MB): Build structures and knock them down with this Lincoln Logs-style entertainment app.

Timber! is similar in concept to miSoftware’s other AppsGoneFree featured entertainment app, Blocks!, except you get to play with logs instead of blocks. You’re able to choose from 15 types of 3-D objects, and then just tap where you want them to go. You’re able to have four separate blocks available at all times. When you’re finished building you can save or share your structure, or you can knock it down and start all over. The app also includes the ability to save and load boards, undo and redo, a grid view, and the ability to share snapshots via Facebook, Twitter, or email. Timber! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 65 ratings.

English-Spanish Verb Conjugator ($1.99 → Free, 22.3 MB): This pocket assistant allows you to conjugate verbs in Spanish anytime, anywhere.

It features an offline database of more than 9,000 Spanish verbs and 7,000 English verbs with meanings. It's able to handle up to 17 tenses, and is able to pronounce all of them for you in a male or female voice. The app also includes search, multiple themes to choose from, favorites, and the ability to share conjugations via email. English-Spanish Verb Conjugator is available for free today only (10/30). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 24 ratings.

Escape from Doom ($1.99 → Free, 52.8 MB): Escape from Doom in this first-person endless running game.

Run for your life as the mummified guardians try to reclaim their stolen treasure. Just tap the sides of the screen to weave in and out of traffic. Dash through urns to collect what’s inside, and unlock treasure chests to earn new weapons that can turn the odds in your favor. The emeralds earned during your runs can be used to unlock new items and perks. The game also includes more than 60 challenges to complete, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Escape from Doom is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

VonBruno Microphone ($0.99 → Free, 6.7 MB): A simple but effective utility app that turns your iDevice into a live microphone.

Connect your iDevice to your sound system or computer via the headphone jack and start speaking into its mic. You can change the volume of your voice by swiping up and down on the screen. The app also supports background audio. VonBruno Microphone is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 131 ratings.

Private Note - hide your secret note/password/phone/contact behind a fake text view ($1.99 → Free, 1.1 MB): Store your notes behind a wall of security with this productivity app.

Upon launch you’ll be asked to create a password. It can be as simple or complex as you want. Then every time you subsequently launch Private Note you’ll be brought to a dummy note screen. Here you can actually save quick notes that don’t need to be protected, and any time you want to enter the secure part of the app you can type your password. The app allows you to create an unlimited amount of secure notes, change the font size and style of your notes, and sync them with Dropbox. It also includes the ability to order notes, set a lock time, and create static fake content. Private Note - hide your secret note/password/phone/contact behind a fake text view is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 39 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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