Put your pattern recognition skills to the test with Tri. We also have an app that acts as both a task manager and note taker, and a retro-inspired distance game.

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iPhone:

Letter Slider 2.0 – Free Word Search Puzzle Game ($1.99 → Free, 12.2 MB): Today only: Unlock the complete version of LetterSlider for free! Just tap the “Upgrade” button at the bottom of the screen to remove ads, remove the three game per day limit, and add the ability to pause during gameplay.

LetterSlider is a word game that allows you to manipulate the board by sliding letter tiles into place. The game presents you with a five-by-five grid that includes a single blank space. You’re able to utilize this blank space to slide letter tiles around and create words. To create words, slide your finger over adjacent letter tiles to connect them and tap submit. Each board features two bonus tiles as well, allowing you to rack up some big points. The game includes two modes, word lists, the ability to shake to clear selected tiles, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Letter Slider 2.0 – Free Word Search Puzzle Game is available for free today only (08/22). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 4 ratings.

LightLeaker ($0.99 → Free, 16.5 MB): Leak some light into your photos to give them that classic look with this effects app.

You’re able to import any photo from your library or snap a new one from within the app. You can then choose from 60 different light leak effects. Your final creations can be shared via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or email.

LightLeaker is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

Bug Games ($0.99 → Free, 18.9 MB): A collection of four fun educational activities designed with your young child in mind.

The app will keep your child engaged by allowing them to participate in a cricket concert, construct ant tunnels, connect numbers on a spider web, and build words with bees. There aren’t any ads, in-app purchases, or external links to worry about either, so your child can enjoy all of the activities on their own.

Bug Games is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 17 ratings.

Universal:

Tally Board ($1.99 → Free, 90.9 MB): A number puzzle game that will get your brain juices flowing.

At the beginning of the game you’re presented with a chalkboard grid that includes a handful of numbers. It’s your job to select at least two numbers and combine them to equal another number. The two or more numbers selected can either by added or multiplied to equal another. All of the numbers you select and equal must be adjacent to each other to be valid. If you run out of numbers, swipe up, down, left, or right to add new ones. Once the board fills up, it’s game over. The game includes three difficulty settings, three power-ups to utilize, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Tally Board is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 31 ratings.

Sharing with Duckie Deck – 6 in 1 Educational Games for Kids ($2.99 → Free, 119.3 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 Duckie Deck – 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 31 ratings.

Drive and Jump: 8-bit retro racing action ($1.99 → Free, 3.5 MB): Drive and jump through pixelated courses in this retro-inspired distance game.

Tilt to steer your pixelated racer and tap to jump over obstacles. That’s all there is to it. You have a total of three lives to burn through, so try to avoid hitting things and please, please stay on the road. Collect the money bags to earn even more points. If you’re lucky enough to find a POW strip, you’ll definitely want to drive through it. The game also includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Drive and Jump: 8-bit retro racing action is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 52 ratings.

Tri ($0.99 → Free, 29.4 MB): Find out just how good your pattern recognition skills are in Tri.

A Tri is a set of three symbols. Each symbol has four different properties: shape, color, fill, and number. The object of the game is to match sets of three symbols according to their properties. For example, the number of the three symbols in a Tri must either be all of the same or all different, or they must all be of the same shape or all different. Just tap on symbols to select and match them up. The game includes single and multiplayer modes, and a total of 45 levels.

Tri is available for free today only (08/22). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

iPad:

Specifics HD – Notetaker and Task Manager ($0.99 → Free, 10.2 MB): A task manager and note taker all wrapped into one.

You’re able to view your tasks in two different ways: by date and by group. Swipe left and right to switch between the two. When you want to add a task to a date or group, simply swipe down on it. You’ll be able to title your task, and then add a handwritten note or drawing. There are six original colors and three different line thicknesses to choose from. Tasks can be checked off with a tap. The app also includes the ability to reorder your tasks, undo and redo, and Evernote integration.

Specifics HD – Notetaker and Task Manager is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 20 ratings.

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