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Today’s Apps Gone Free: WriteRoom, Easy 5K, Splashtop CamCam And More

Write in a distraction-free environment with WriteRoom. We also have a fitness app that will help you complete your first 5K, and an app that allows you to stream live video from your computer to your iDevice.

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:

Easy 5K with Jeff Galloway ($3.99 → Free, 32.3 MB): This fitness app allows you to discover the joy of running by training with one of the best.

Legendary Olympian Jeff Galloway will guide you through your workout, providing you with encouragements and tips so you can successfully complete your first 5K. But don't worry, there's also a workout system for seasoned runners who want to shave seconds off of their time. The app includes a seven week program, GPS tracking, the ability to train indoors or outside, beat-sync technology so your music matches your running pace, stat tracking, and 15 tracks of high-energy fitness music. Easy 5K with Jeff Galloway is available for free today only (11/11). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 150 ratings.

Repeat Timer Pro - Repeating Interval Alarm Clock Timer ($2.99 → Free, 18.9 MB): The perfect timer app for any occasion.

Repeat Timer Pro supports up to four separate timers with custom labels. Each timer can be configured in its own way with various repeat counts, interval timer durations, and timer alert sounds. The app is also able to run in the background with alert sounds. You’re able to access each timer with a swipe. The app includes 26 sounds to choose from. Repeat Timer Pro - Repeating Interval Alarm Clock Timer is available for free today only (11/11). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 193 ratings.

HT Professional Recorder ($4.99 → Free, 3.8 MB): Record and edit business meetings, lectures, and conferences with this handy app.

It's able to record audio in almost any environment without missing even the quietest voice. You can even have it automatically skip silence to keep the recording time down. The app includes bookmarking, cut, copy, trim, and paste, and the ability to share and transfer recordings via email, Wi-Fi, FTP, Dropbox, or iTunes File Sharing. HT Professional Recorder is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 564 ratings.

Universal:

Splashtop CamCam ($1.99 → Free, 5.4 MB): Remotely check on people, places, and things with this live video streaming app.

Download the necessary companion software for free from Splashtop's website to turn your home PC's webcam into a live video streaming device. Then connect it with your iPhone or iPad to monitor anything you want remotely. The app includes high-resolution video, pinch-to-zoom, and panning. Splashtop CamCam is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 612 ratings.

Next Letter ($0.99 → Free, 7.8 MB): Find the next letter as quickly as possible in this casual game.

You’re provided with a limited amount of time to spell out as many words as possible. Your words will appear right below the timer, and you must spell them out by finding each letter within the collection. If you tap on an incorrect letter you’ll lose points and waste precious seconds. The game includes three difficulty levels, 5,000 words to discover, stat tracking, and leaderboards via Game Center. Next Letter is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

WriteRoom ($4.99 → Free, 2.8 MB): The original distraction-free writing app.

Before you do any writing, you’ll want to set up your environment. You’re able to customize the font type and size, line spacing, text color, background color, and brightness of the screen. Then create some folders if necessary and get to work. While writing you’re able to view your document’s word count, rename it, or share it via email or sync it with Dropbox by tapping on the title. WriteRoom also includes text search, TextExpander support, an extra row of custom keys on iPad, AirPrint support, passcode protection, and document sorting. WriteRoom is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 1135 ratings.

TextPad ($0.99 → Free, 1.4 MB): A simple and efficient note taking app.

You’re able to choose from nine font styles and customize the color of your text and paper. You’re also able to adjust the text size before creating a new note, or you can just pinch and pull with two fingers while taking your note. Notes are organized by the time they were created, and they can be shared via AirDrop, Messages, email, Twitter, or Facebook. The app also includes search and the ability to jump from note to note with a swipe. TextPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 38 ratings.

iPad:

HT Recorder for iPad ($4.99 → Free, 18.9 MB): Record and edit business meetings, lectures, and conferences with this handy iPad app.

It's able to record audio in almost any environment without missing even the quietest voice. You can even have it automatically skip silence to keep the recording time down. The app includes bookmarking, cut, copy, trim, and paste, and the ability to share and transfer recordings via email, Wi-Fi, FTP, Dropbox, or iTunes File Sharing. HT Recorder for iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 100 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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