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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Callism, Gravity Clock, Toca Kitchen And More

Today we’re focused on apps that improve upon everyday tasks like reaching out to family members, waking up in the morning, and taking notes.

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:

Callism - Quick Call, Call Reminder, Favorites, T9 Dialer, Speed Dial, Contact Groups ($0.99 → Free, 9.6 MB): Simplify the way you make calls with this productivity app.

Callism will automatically import all of the contacts from your Address Book and turn them into interactive circles. Tap and hold your finger over a contact to dial out. Tap, hold, and drag your finger sideways over a contact to add a tag or call reminder, or access secondary numbers. Callism will also intelligently sort your contacts based on who you call the most. You’re able to mark contacts as favorites for even faster access. You can also access the dial keypad by tapping the bottom right corner, which also doubles as search. Callism - Quick Call, Call Reminder, Favorites, T9 Dialer, Speed Dial, Contact Groups is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 25 ratings.

Photo Slideshow Director ($1.99 → Free, 18.2 MB): Create custom slideshows from your favorite collections of photos with this photography app.

You're able to import photos from a variety of sources including your library, Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, and Picasa. You can rearrange the photos by tapping and dragging them across the timeline. Then choose a theme, add more than 50 different transitions between your photos, and add music from your library before sending your creation off via YouTube, Facebook, or your favorite cloud service. The app also includes TV-out support, AirPlay support, the ability to adjust the transition time, support for MP4 and MOV, and 12 themes to choose from. Photo Slideshow Director is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 95 ratings.

Classic Note ($0.99 → Free, 663.5 KB): Head back to 1985 with this retro note taking app.

It has the look of one of those original Macintosh 128k computers. When you launch the app, you’ll hear a classic startup tone. You can then take notes just as you would with any other app. Additional tools are available via a drop-down menu including a calculator, fortune teller, and a Dogcow wrangling game. Yes, you read that right. Clarus the Dogcow even makes an appearance! Classic Note is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Nightmares from the Deep™: The Cursed Heart, Collector’s Edition (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 401.5 MB): An undead pirate has kidnapped your daughter and only you can save her in this hidden object adventure game.

The undead pirate has plans to resurrect his mistress with your child’s life force. With little time to spare, you must travel through the haunting seas and ruined fortresses to uncover the secrets of the far past. The game has 45 locations to explore, 39 hidden object scenes, 16 mini-games, an in-depth strategy guide, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Nightmares from the Deep™: The Cursed Heart, Collector’s Edition (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

Universal:

gravity clock ($0.99 → Free, 10.3 MB): Watch the seconds tick away with this fun alarm clock app.

Gravity Clock is able to display time in both digital and analog forms. Whichever you choose, you can watch the seconds break off and glide through air. The numbers will move based on orientation, so go ahead and fiddle around with your iDevice. The app also includes alarm functionality with four tones to choose from, two background and six hand colors to choose from, 24-hour and 12-hour modes, Twitter integration, and the option to speak the time. gravity clock is available for free today only (12/11). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 180 ratings.

Toca Kitchen ($2.99 → Free, 19.4 MB): Your little ones can play with their food with this fun entertainment app from Toca Boca.

They get to cook for four cute characters, each with their own favorite food. They’re able to grab 12 different items from the fridge and slice, boil, fry, cook, microwave, and mix them together. They can then feed morsels of scrumptious food to their guests and watch how they respond. There’s even a vegetarian mode! Toca Kitchen is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 2852 ratings.

BLOODMASQUE -ActionRPG- ($6.99 → Free, 686.9 MB): Go face-to-face with pure evil and take Paris back from the vampires in this combat game from Square Enix.

Play as a vampire hunter — half human, half vampire — and stalk your prey in the dark and dreary streets of Paris. You’re able to literally go face-to-face with your foes by snapping a photo of your expression and putting it on your character. You can further add to the realism by creating additional pleased and angry expressions. While in battle, tap to unleash attacks and swipe to dodge them. The game also includes character upgrades, special attacks, and achievements via Game Center. BLOODMASQUE -ActionRPG- is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1095 ratings.

Finger Works Pro: Amazing ($1.99 → Free, 19.9 MB): Put your fingers to work and create amazing visual effects with this entertainment app.

Touch the screen with a single finger to see the rocket effect in action, and then keep adding fingers to create new ones like sparkle, atomic, and energy flow. You're able to add up to five fingers at once on iPhone and iPod touch, and up to nine fingers on iPad. You can also pause your animation to capture a screenshot. You're able to interact with the effects even while paused to create new ones. The app also includes the ability to customize the effects. Finger Works Pro: Amazing is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 354 ratings.

iPad:

Nightmares from the Deep™: The Cursed Heart, Collector’s Edition HD (Full) ($6.99 → Free, 393.9 MB): An undead pirate has kidnapped your daughter and only you can save her in this hidden object adventure game.

The undead pirate has plans to resurrect his mistress with your child’s life force. With little time to spare, you must travel through the haunting seas and ruined fortresses to uncover the secrets of the far past. The game has 45 locations to explore, 39 hidden object scenes, 16 mini-games, an in-depth strategy guide, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Nightmares from the Deep™: The Cursed Heart, Collector’s Edition HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 26 ratings.

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