Turn your favorite photos into vintage comics with Juicy Bits’ Halftone 2. We also have a hilarious turn-based strategy game, and an app that allows you to download almost anything from the web.

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iPhone:

PDF Smart Convert – MS Office, iWork, Web Content, Clipboard, Image to PDFs ($3.99 → Free, 14.0 MB): Turn almost anything into a PDF with this handy utility app.

PDF Smart Convert supports more than 200 different file formats, allowing you to create PDFs from just about anything including clipboard content, web pages, photos, iWork documents, and MS Office documents. You’re even able to scan physical documents with your iDevice’s camera and turn them into PDFs. Your newly created PDFs can be managed and stored within folders, or sent off to your favorite cloud service. You’re also able to move files via email, Wi-Fi, or iTunes File Sharing.

PDF Smart Convert – MS Office, iWork, Web Content, Clipboard, Image to PDFs is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Universal:

Skulls of the Shogun ($4.99 → Free, 196.5 MB): Enter the samurai afterlife and join forces with undead warriors to conquer your foes in this turn-based strategy game.

All General Akamoto wants is a little respect. Help him earn it by guiding him and his clan of warriors to victory. You’re able to freely move your units around the map, at least up to a point, as they can travel only so far during each turn. Then unleash devastating attacks and counter the attacks of your opponents. You’re also able to utilize environmental elements and magical spells to earn a quick victory. As you make your way through the game, you’re able to level up and become more powerful. The game includes 24 campaign levels, pass and play multiplayer, cross platform online multiplayer, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Skulls of the Shogun is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 150 ratings.

Halftone 2 – Comic Book Creator ($1.99 → Free, 32.0 MB): Turn your favorite photos into vintage comics with Halftone 2.

You’re able to choose from 33 different custom scene layouts. Then adjust the margin size and add a background. Tap on the empty cells within your layout to bring up the customization dial, allowing you to add and edit photos. You’re also able to add captions and stamps of all shapes and sizes, and you can place them anywhere within your comic by tapping and dragging them. When you’re all finished, send your unique creation off via email, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, and more.

Halftone 2 – Comic Book Creator is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 212 ratings.

Musical Paint Pro ($2.99 → Free, 44.6 MB): Paint music with this delightful entertainment app.

You’re able to choose from eight different colors, and adjust the size, transparency, and hue of your stroke. Then put your finger to the screen and start painting. Every stroke will result in a tone, allowing you to create musical masterpieces. When you’re finished painting, you’re able to play back your strokes to hear your final creation. Your paintings can be shared as photos or as videos via email, Messages, or AirDrop.

Musical Paint Pro is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Pancake Pandemonium ($2.99 → Free, 256.1 MB): An interactive rhyming storybook all about a young girl and her love for pancakes.

All 24 pages are loaded with interactive items to discover and animations to activate. You’re child can follow along with either an adult or child narrator, or they can read all on their own. Your child must also try to hunt down hidden frying pans on each page, because if they find them all they will unlock a bonus game!

Pancake Pandemonium is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 13 ratings.

Download Expert – get free music, video and documents quick and easy ($5.99 → Free, 20.1 MB): Download almost anything from the web with this productivity app.

Just point the built-in browser at a page, and then tap and hold on the content you’d like to download. You’re able to organize all of the files you have downloaded into folders. You can also access all of your text, image, video, and audio files right within the app. Download Expert includes the ability to sync files with your computer or Dropbox, share links via Facebook and Twitter, and queue and control your downloads.

Download Expert – get free music, video and documents quick and easy is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 116 ratings.

Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book ($2.99 → Free, 115.4 MB): You’ve never experienced Hansel and Gretel like this before.

The story is able to come to life through interactive pop-up scenes. The app includes 39 pages of text, 11 double-page interactive pop-up scenes, professional narration, and a relaxing music score. It also includes text and voice-overs in English, French, German, Spanish Italian, Korean, and simplified Chinese.

Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 172 ratings.

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