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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Poetics, NOTE’d, Heart Rate And More

Today we are focused on apps that will help you find your inner peace.

Get poetic with your photos with Poetics. We also have a note taking app that can match your own personal style, and a heart rate monitor that also provides you with guided breathing sessions.

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:

Poetics ($1.99 → Free, 16.9 MB): Get poetic with this photography app.

You're able to import any photo from your library or take a new one in-app. You can scale, apply filters, and adjust the parameters of your photo. Then write anything you want on it, whether that's a poem or a caption. You're able to add as few or as many words as you want and manipulate them with common gesture controls. Your unique creations can be shared via email, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Poetics is available for free today only (12/04). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 31 ratings.

NOTE'd ($0.99 → Free, 29.0 MB): A note taking app that's not only easy to use, but also easy on the eyes.

Choose any one of the 25 different notebook styles, and then add text notes, audio memos, location data, and images. Notebooks can be renamed, passcode locked, rearranged, and backed up and restored via Dropbox. The app also includes the ability to bookmark notes, view all of the notes from all of your notebooks at once, and share notes via Twitter, SMS, or email. NOTE'd is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 612 ratings.

Perfect Cut ($0.99 → Free, 15.2 MB): Make the perfect cut in this entertaining casual game.

Creatures of the sea will pop into view, and you must cut them with a swipe according to the percentage at the top of the screen. The closer you get to the percentage, the higher your score. If you make a perfect cut, an octopus will leap across the screen. Tap it to earn bonus time. You’ll need it too since you only start with 60 seconds. The game includes leaderboards via Game Center as well. Perfect Cut is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 67 ratings.

Heart Rate + | Heart Rate Monitor, Breathing Guide, Coherence Coach, Reduce Stress ($3.99 → Free, 19.9 MB): Monitor your heart rate while receiving guided breathing sessions with this health app.

Tap the start button at the top of the screen and place your finger over your iDevice's camera and LED flash. The app will begin to measure your heart rate and display your coherence. Follow the yellow dot at the bottom of the screen to see when to breath, hold your breath, and exhale. The app will provide you with detailed history as well, which can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, or email. An additional Coherence Spectrum mode is available via in-app purchase. Heart Rate + | Heart Rate Monitor, Breathing Guide, Coherence Coach, Reduce Stress is available for free today only (12/04). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 20 ratings.

Stacked - Your New Personal Trainer ($1.99 → Free, 409.3 MB): Turn your iDevice into your very own personal trainer with Stacked.

Workouts are classified into three groups: basics, fitting in, and stacked. The basics category is designed for people who rarely workout. Fitting in is for the average person that’s just starting to address their fitness. Stacked is more for those looking to be bodybuilders. Before each workout you’re able to define your weight to track your calories burned. Then just follow the directions on your screen. If you’re not sure how to perform a workout or utilize machines in the gym, tap the video button in the top right corner to view a demonstration. The app also includes diet plans and workout tips. Stacked - Your New Personal Trainer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Universal:

Sago Mini Forest Flyer ($1.99 → Free, 40.1 MB): An interactive adventure starring Robin the bird.

Your child gets to guide Robin around a forest filled with fun interactive elements. Yellow markers will appear when Robin is nearby, indicating new and exciting animations to discover. The app includes more than 20 animations, and is recommended for toddlers. Sago Mini Forest Flyer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 961 ratings.

Montezuma Puzzle 3 ($0.99 → Free, 16.4 MB): It’s time once again to piece together the puzzles of Montezuma!

Each of the 99 puzzles require you to drag and drop pieces from the lower half of the screen into the top in order to completely fill in the shape. Pieces can not be flipped or rotated, so you’ll have your work cut out for you. The game also includes an unlimited number of hints, undo, and leaderboards via Game Center. Montezuma Puzzle 3 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 19 ratings.

BLiP ($0.99 → Free, 14.3 MB): Try to safely guide BLiP to the end of each level in this abstract platformer.

You're able to slide and tumble BLiP across the environments by tapping each side of the screen. Utilize environmental objects to clear treacherous areas, and collect all three stars in each level to unlock the exits. The game includes more than 60 levels, unlockable bonus levels, and leaderboards via Game Center. BLiP is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 125 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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  • It must have at least a three-star average rating at the time it goes free.
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