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Today's Apps Gone Free: Star Tracker, Viz, Amigo Pancho And More

Point your iDevice at the sky to see what's up there with Star Tracker. We also have a productivity app that allows you to make slick looking charts in a snap, and a physics puzzler that has you helping Pancho reach the top of the world.

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iPhone:

Star Tracker for iPhone 5S - Explore the universe ($2.99 → Free, 10.0 MB): Designed for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, this star gazing app allows you to point your device at the sky and see what stars, constellations, and deep sky objects you're staring at in real time.

The app includes full gyroscope and accelerometer support, over 8,000 stars, more than 100 deep sky objects, 88 constellations that are sketched out in the sky, and much more. Star Tracker for iPhone 5S - Explore the universe is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 163 ratings.

Viz ($1.99 → Free, 747.9 KB): Create slick looking charts for anything and everything with this productivity app.

It only takes a few steps to create your own custom chart. Just enter a title, create as many labels as you need, and enter all of your label quantities. Viz will take all of your data and visualize it in chart form. You can jump between the five different chart types and five color combinations to find the perfect one for you. Then share your chart via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or email. Viz is available for free today only (10/19). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Universal:

Geometry-Calculator ($0.99 → Free, 3.0 MB): Calculate 2-D and 3-D geometry with this educational tool.

First select one of the six geometry shapes. Then just enter values for the two conditions of your choice. You'll be provided with an image of the figure along with detailed output data. The app also includes loads of information about each shape. Geometry-Calculator is available for free today only (10/19). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

Animal Puzzles for Kids with Skills: The Best Activity Preschool Shape Games for Toddlers, Boys and Girls ($2.99 → Free, 39.9 MB): Your child gets to hang out with Joey the kangaroo and all of his animal friends in this puzzle game.

After choosing a scene, cork board cutouts will begin to appear. Your child must drag and drop the pieces into place to fill each cutout. Once complete, the scene will become animated and they can tap on different items and characters to see what happens. The game includes 11 scenes to enjoy, and a new baby play time mode. Animal Puzzles for Kids with Skills: The Best Activity Preschool Shape Games for Toddlers, Boys and Girls is available for free today only (10/19). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 46 ratings.

Full Deck Pro Solitaire ($0.99 → Free, 29.7 MB): A Solitaire card game that features a huge collection of variations.

You're able to tap and drag cards into place or just tap to automatically move them into open spots. Each variation includes a set of rules, stat tracking, and high scores. The game includes 24 Solitaire variations, customizable card backs and backgrounds, and an intelligent three level hint system. Additional game variations are available via in-app purchase. Full Deck Pro Solitaire is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 707 ratings.

Phit ($0.99 → Free, 1.6 MB): Try to fit all of the pieces within the goal area in this puzzle game.

Each level starts you off with a collection of pieces. You must drag them into the goal area at the bottom and arrange them so they all fit perfectly. Your score is based on the amount of moves it takes you as well as the time. The game includes 100 core levels, infinite expert levels, undo and redo, and full stat tracking. Phit is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 217 ratings.

Amigo Pancho ($0.99 → Free, 42.5 MB): Help Pancho float to the highest places in the world in this physics puzzle game.

Pancho's favorite method of flight is balloons. Two very small and fragile balloons. You must protect them at all costs so Pancho can float to the top of the world. You'll be asked to perform all kinds of different tasks to protect his balloons, like clear debris, redirect cactus spines, and block fireballs, so you better be ready for the challenge. The game includes three environments, 60 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Amigo Pancho is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 89 ratings.

Flight Unlimited Las Vegas ($3.99 → Free, 150.6 MB): Fly over Las Vegas in different aircraft with this flight simulation game.

You're able to freely fly over 130 square miles of Las Vegas or you can choose to take on challenging missions. On screen buttons and sliders allow you to control your plane's throttle, rudders, and flaps, and then all you have to do is tilt to steer. The game includes eight aircraft to choose from, four camera options, an overhead map, and achievements via Game Center. Flight Unlimited Las Vegas is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5432 ratings.

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