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Today’s Apps Gone Free: The Blocks Cometh, Pocket Scanner, Weight Snap And More

Today we’re focused on apps that utilize your iDevice’s camera for things other than taking selfies. Also, don’t forget to download The Blocks Cometh by Halfbot! Even after all these years, it’s still one of our favorite endless climbing games.

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:

Weight Snap ($1.99 → Free, 8.7 MB): Lose weight in a snap with this food diary app.

With Weight Snap, there’s no need to waste your time with calorie counting. Instead, you’re able to create a food diary by snapping photos of each meal. You’re also able to attach notes to each photo and rate your meal according to your diet. Then when you look back on your diary, you can see how good or bad you have been doing with your diet. The app also includes the ability to set goals and reminders, monitor your progress via a chart, share your diet data, and track your BMI, body fat percentage, weight, waist size, chest size, and hip size. Weight Snap is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 28 ratings.

Pocket Scanner - Scan Images to Encrypted Multi-Page PDFs ($2.99 → Free, 17.2 MB): Turn your iPhone into a powerful mobile scanner with this business app.

The app features a powerful image processor, which optimizes your scans by auto-detecting a document's edges and removing shadows. You're also able to manually adjust the crop if need be, apply a filter, or rotate or flip your scan. Then save your scan as a PDF and share it via email, AirDrop iTunes File Sharing, Wi-Fi, or any one of the many cloud storage services. Pocket Scanner - Scan Images to Encrypted Multi-Page PDFs is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1042 ratings.

miniSynth 2 ($0.99 → Free, 7.4 MB): Make sweet synthesized music with miniSynth 2.

You're able to mash away on the scrollable keyboard to create and record tunes whenever the moment strikes. The app features a 32-bit professional quality digital signal processor, allowing you to hear your tunes just as they were intended. The app also includes dual analog modeling oscillators, Audiobus input, MIDI-in, SoundCloud support, and 30 factory presets. miniSynth 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 21 ratings.

Universal:

Furacity ($2.99 → Free, 41.7 MB): Guide Lincoln, a furry and feisty little mouse, through dangerous environments in order to save his friends in this colorful platformer.

Whiskers and his gang of mutant goons have taken your friends captive. Armed with a fist full of cheese, you must run and jump your way around dangerous obstacles and through each exit. You’re able to chuck pieces of cheese at your foes, but it will cost you points. You’re also able to manipulate items within the environment to reach new areas. The game includes four environments, 12 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Furacity is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 37 ratings.

Super Durak ($0.99 → Free, 52.1 MB): If you've never played Durak before, now's the time to try.

I don't have enough space here to explain how this unique card game works, but let's just say it requires good offensive and defensive strategies and a little luck. The game includes a full tutorial anyway, so what are you waiting for? It also includes three deck options, local and online multiplayer, stat tracking, and a super mode. Super Durak is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 95 ratings.

The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot ($1.99 → Free, 18.0 MB): When the blocks come, you better run!

Play as Blockman and try to stay alive in a crumbling world in this endless vertical climbing game. Blocks are constantly falling from the sky, so to survive you'll need to dodge and make your way up them. You're able to blast blocks with your laser gun, but keep in mind it takes a few shots to destroy them. The game includes three modes, loads of unlockable characters, an awesome chiptune soundtrack, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 16740 ratings.

Strength in Numbers ($1.99 → Free, 41.8 MB): An online multiplayer game that will put your math skills to the test.

Go head-to-head with friends or random opponents in thrilling math battles. You're each provided with a limited amount of time to solve as many problems as possible using the numbers available to you. Just tap or drag the numbers into the open slots at the bottom of the screen along with the correct symbol to equal the number at the top. You're able to utilize power-ups to help boost your score, but they'll cost you precious tokens. The game includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center as well. Strength in Numbers is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 56 ratings.

iPad:

Pocket Scanner HD - Scan Images to Encrypted Multi-Page PDFs ($3.99 → Free, 13.7 MB): I'm not sure if you knew this, but your camera-equipped iPad actually makes a pretty decent portable scanner. You just need Pocket Scanner HD installed!

The app features a powerful image processor, which optimizes your scans by auto-detecting a document's edges and removing shadows. You're also able to manually adjust the crop if need be, apply a filter, or rotate or flip your scan. Then save your scan as a PDF and share it via email, AirDrop iTunes File Sharing, Wi-Fi, or any one of the many cloud storage services. Pocket Scanner HD - Scan Images to Encrypted Multi-Page PDFs is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 106 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.

Developers:

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  • It must have at least a three-star average rating at the time it goes free.
  • The app must not have been free numerous times (3+) over the last six months.
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