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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Localscope, ShoppyList, PrankBot And More

Today we’re focused on apps that will help you discover things like new places to visit, grocery items, and new hairstyles.

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:

Localscope ($2.99 → Free, 8.9 MB): Explore your surroundings like never before with this navigation app.

It allows you to find interesting places nearby using geo-tagged data from multiple search engines, social networks, media sharing services, and other apps. You're able to search for something specific or just browse around. You can switch between all of the services by sliding your finger across their icons at the bottom of the screen. The app also features three different views, directions, imperial and metric units, and the ability to share what you discover via Twitter, Facebook, or email. Localscope is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 792 ratings.

PrankBot ($0.99 → Free, 46.0 MB): An entertainment app for the pranksters out there.

PrankBot is loaded with six hilarious and terrifying pranks. Each prank includes a set of instructions to help ensure you pull it off properly. Pranks include everything from scares like ghoulish faces that pop-up at the perfect time to deceptions like making your friends believe they’ve destroyed your iDevice. Just make sure to keep a straight face and play it cool. PrankBot is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Universal:

ShoppyList (Shopping List) ($0.99 → Free, 581.3 KB): Craft and share your grocery shopping lists right from your iDevice with this easy to use productivity app.

Just start typing and ShoppyList will suggest items using its built-in library. Add a colon right after your item name to attach a quantity or note. You’re also able to add items by browsing by type or recently added. You can mark items off your list while wandering around the store with a tap. ShoppyList also allows you to create multiple lists, duplicate lists, and share them via email, Messages, or AirDrop. ShoppyList (Shopping List) is available for free today only (12/08). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Clear Vision (17+) ($0.99 → Free, 31.6 MB): An ultra-violent sniper game where you get to play as Tyler, an ordinary guy who gets pushed too far.

Begin your career as a professional hitman by taking on basic missions to gain street cred. If you succeed you can take on the more complicated missions, which will earn you more cash and allow you to upgrade your equipment. The game includes animated stick figure-style cut scenes to progress the story, 25 missions, and five weapons to unlock. Due to its violent animations and crude dialog, this game is not suitable for children. Clear Vision (17+) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 508753 ratings.

Hairstyles for Girls and Ladies. 300+ Tutorials How to Braid Long Hair ($12.00 → Free, 32.9 MB): Today Only: Get six tutorial packs for free! That’s a $12 value!

This lifestyle app will teach you how to create braids of different complexities. Today only we’re giving away a total of six tutorial packs: evening braid hairstyles, elegant and evening hairstyles, braids for girls with mid-length hair, casual braid hairstyles, braids for girls from ages three to six, and greek braid hairstyles. Each tutorial includes step-by-step instructions accompanied by images. You’re also able to add hairstyles to favorites for quick access. ***Please make sure to unlock your six free packages before the day’s end. To do so, just tap the “Buy Now” button within each package. You’ll be able to confirm that each package is free upon entering your usual iTunes information.*** Hairstyles for Girls and Ladies. 300+ Tutorials How to Braid Long Hair is available for free today only (12/08). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Tiny Dentist Holidays: Christmas ($2.99 → Free, 78.6 MB): Your child gets to play dentist and help their patients get healthy holiday smiles with this entertainment app.

It includes a vast number of colorful characters in need of some serious dental help. Your child can scroll through all of the tools at the bottom of the screen and tap on the ones that want to use like an extractor, brush, bleach, x-ray, and braces. They can also snap pictures of their patient during or after the procedure and share them on Facebook. ***As a special treat for AppsGoneFree users, the developer has made Tiny Dentist Holidays’ in-app purchase available for free! Just tap the icon in the lower left corner of the main screen to unlock $2.99 worth of additional content.*** Tiny Dentist Holidays: Christmas is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Petting Zoo - Animal Animations ($1.99 → Free, 35.7 MB): An absolutely delightful interactive picture book.

From acclaimed author and illustrator Christoph Niemann, this interactive picture book allows your child to swipe and tap 21 animals to see how they react. Each animal features five different interaction methods and some pretty awesome animations. The app also includes playful background music. Petting Zoo - Animal Animations is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1651 ratings.

Escape With Me ($0.99 → Free, 103.4 MB): Get the ball rolling in this visually appealing casual game.

Guide your ball through the colorful environments using tilt or touch controls in order to collect all of the stars and make it to the exit. Each of the 61 levels presents a new physics-based challenge, so you must keep a steady hand to earn all of the Game Center achievements. Escape With Me is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 46 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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