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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Dr. PetPlay, Taasky, Detective Holmes And More

Today we’re focused on apps that will not only keep your child entertained but also teach them a thing or two.

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:

Say&Go - save notes and ideas on the fly ($1.99 → Free, 9.2 MB): Say whatever is on your mind and get right back to what you were doing with this note taking app.

Say and Go will begin recording audio the moment you launch it and continue until time runs out. You’re able to adjust the time limit — between four and 20 seconds — to better suit your needs. You’re also able to attach quick reminders and regular reminders to audio recordings. Recordings can be shared via Dropbox, Evernote, and email. Say&Go - save notes and ideas on the fly is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Taasky - Beautiful, simple and easy to use task manager ($0.99 → Free, 5.4 MB): You won’t actually mind keeping track of your tasks with this easy on the eyes productivity app.

You’re able to create and organize as many lists as necessary, and access them all with a left to right swipe. Swipe down to create a new task, which can include a due date, reminder, and priority level. A right to left swipe on a task allows you to edit it. The app also includes the ability to add tasks to your calendar. Taasky - Beautiful, simple and easy to use task manager is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 45 ratings.

LaLa Lunchbox - Fun lunch planning for parents and kids ($0.99 → Free, 8.4 MB): An app that provides you and your hungry little monsters with a fun way to plan and pack lunches.

LaLa Lunchbox gives your child a say in what they get to have for lunch by allowing them to personalize their lunchbox with a fun monster and fill it with a large selection of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and a snack. Anything that's added to the lunchbox will also be placed in your grocery list, so you can always have the right types of foods on hand. The app includes the ability to save favorite meals, multiple sharing options, and the ability to sync items between multiple devices. LaLa Lunchbox - Fun lunch planning for parents and kids is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 63 ratings.

Universal:

Detective Holmes: Trap for the Hunter – Hidden Objects Adventure ($0.99 → Free, 319.4 MB): A hidden object adventure awaits you, detective!

You must put on your detective hat and try to track down the robber that has stolen a valuable exhibit from Lord Crowley’s collection. Each of the 25 scenes are absolutely loaded with objects to discover. You’re able to zoom in to get a closer look using the usual pinch to zoom gesture. You’ll be momentarily put into a trance if you tap on objects that aren’t on the list, so just don’t do it. Hints are available in case you get stuck. The game also includes achievements via Game Center. Detective Holmes: Trap for the Hunter – Hidden Objects Adventure is available for free today only (12/13). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 162 ratings.

Big Win Racing ($9.99 → Free, 44.8 MB): Today Only: Free energy! Play all day today without having to wait for your energy to fill back up or waste Big Bucks. That’s a $9.99 value!

Create your own dream racing team and burn some rubber in this card game. You’re able to customize your driver and car before hitting the track. You’re also able to deploy big impact cards to swing the odds in your favor. Then watch the race to find out how your car is performing so you can make integral adjustments. You’re able to compete in championship cups, quick races, limited events for big prizes, or against your friends online. Now stop reading and start your engines! Big Win Racing is available for free today only (12/13). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 185 ratings.

Easy Studio, Animate with Shapes! Create stop-motion films, Holiday Edition ($3.99 → Free, 19.5 MB): Your child can discover the magic of animation all on their own with this fun education app.

It features two separate modes, so children of all ages will be able to join in on the fun. The easy mode includes pre-defined geometric shapes and patterns to lend a helping hand. The expert mode is loaded with sophisticated options, allowing for unlimited designs. The app also includes loads of color options, undo, the ability to link shapes, and the ability to save and share animations. Easy Studio, Animate with Shapes! Create stop-motion films, Holiday Edition is available for free today only (12/13). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 17 ratings.

Sharing with DuckieDeck - 6 in 1 Educational Games for Kids ($1.99 → Free, 117.5 MB): A collection of six fun preschool games that will teach your child the importance of sharing.

All six games feature colorful characters, interactive elements to discover, and catchy sound effects to keep your child engaged. At the end of each game they’ll earn stickers that can be slapped on their personal wall. The app was designed for children ages two through five, and is completely free of ads, in-app purchases, and external links. Sharing with DuckieDeck - 6 in 1 Educational Games for Kids is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Jam Player - Time and Pitch Audio Player ($4.99 → Free, 10.0 MB): Learn to play songs from your library by manipulating the tempo and pitch with this music app.

You're able to load any non-DRM song from your library with two quick taps. You can then control the speed of the song without affecting its pitch to learn to play super-fast sections. If you're a singer trying to learn a song, you can also adjust the pitch to match your vocal range. Jam Player - Time and Pitch Audio Player is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 85 ratings.

Beats Metronome ($0.99 → Free, 3.1 MB): Never miss a beat again with this metronome app.

It features an intuitive interface that allows you to change the beats per minute just by dragging your finger around the dial. You can also swipe across the middle of the screen to access the meter and beat modes. The app includes 35 different time signatures, 17 click sounds, and a visual beat mode. Beats Metronome is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 33 ratings.

Ask Me! Colors and Shapes: Preschool Edition ($3.99 → Free, 25.3 MB): There's so much to see in this educational app all about shapes and colors.

The app will present your child with a cute and colorful object, and they must find all of the matching ones at the bottom of the screen. Each object is accompanied by hand-clapping music and rhyming narration. The app includes over 100 objects to discover. Ask Me! Colors and Shapes: Preschool Edition is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 23 ratings.

iPad:

Dr. PetPlay - Pretend Play Veterinarian With Your Own Stuffed Animals ($2.99 → Free, 36.5 MB): Dr. PetPlay is the type of app you only wish you had when you were a kid.

It allows your little ones to play doctor with their stuffed animals. They’re able to accept all kinds of patients, ranging from kittens to dinosaurs, and do complete checkups on them. They can take profile photos, check temperatures, view x-rays, and record their weight and other properties. Patient records can be saved for follow-ups down the road. Just hand that iPad off and let your child’s imagination run wild! Dr. PetPlay - Pretend Play Veterinarian With Your Own Stuffed Animals is available for free today only (12/13). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Beauty and the Beast - Interactive Bedtime Storybook ($4.99 → Free, 37.2 MB): Sit back, relax, and enjoy the retelling of Beauty and the Beast with this interactive storybook.

The app features fantastic original illustrations from Walter Crane, which are brought to life with touch and tilt interactivity. As you flip through each beautifully rendered page, you will be able to hear soothing lute performances from Jon Sayles and music from Roxana Pavel Goldstein and Elias Goldstein. Beauty and the Beast - Interactive Bedtime Storybook is available for free today only (12/13). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 6 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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