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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Adventures of Poco Eco, Cubway, Wired XDisplay and More

Explore a world in search of sound, guide a cube through obstacles, and turn your iDevice into a secondary display with today’s collection of apps and 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:

Gesture Touchpad for Win8 ($1.99 → Free, 7.8 MB): Turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless touchpad and keyboard with Gesture Touchpad. It’s ideal for those who have a PC or Mac connected to a TV.

You must first download the free companion software for your computer from Splashtop’s website. Then launch Gesture Touchpad on your iPhone or iPod touch and your computer will be discovered automatically. Once everything is connected, you’ll be able to control your computer with multitouch gestures, key combinations, and virtual mouse clicks.

Gesture Touchpad for Win8 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 195 ratings.

Splashtop Wired XDisplay – Extend & Mirror ($1.99 → Free, 4.5 MB): Turn your iDevice into a secondary monitor with Splashtop Wired XDisplay. It’s ideal for those who need more screen real estate in a pinch.

Splashtop Wired XDisplay will enhance your productivity while on the go. All you have to do is download the app to your iDevice, download the free companion app for your Mac or PC from the developer’s website, and connect the two devices via USB. You’ll then be able to securely stream content from your computer to your iDevice at 60 fps. Splashtop Wired XDisplay works in both portrait and landscape orientations, and you’re able to choose the position of your extended display.

Splashtop Wired XDisplay – Extend & Mirror is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 23 ratings.

Universal:

Cubway ($0.99 → Free, 83.1 MB): Guide a cube through obstacles in Cubway. It’s an abstract indie puzzler that truly stands apart.

Cubway puts you in control of a single cube on a journey filled with trials and tribulations. What stands in your way are a variety of shapes that must be moved or passed by through various interactions. The type of interaction won’t always be obvious, so you’ll have to experiment with movements in order to solve the riddle. The game includes 36 levels, ranging visual effects, and an atmospheric soundtrack.

Cubway is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Coloring Animal Zoo Touch To Color Activity Coloring Book For Kids and Family Preschool Ultimate Edition ($2.99 → Free, 24.4 MB): Bring color back into the lives of the zoo animals in this interactive children’s coloring book. It’s a great way to develop motor skills.

Your child can fill in 10 different scenes just by tapping on the colorless canvases. As your child works their way through each scene, new interactive creatures and items will appear. The app also includes helpful hints, so even young children can join in on the fun.

Coloring Animal Zoo Touch To Color Activity Coloring Book For Kids and Family Preschool Ultimate Edition is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

Adventures of Poco Eco – Lost Sounds: Experience Music and Animation Art in an Indie Game ($2.99 → Free, 394.1 MB): Explore a colorful world with this audio-visual treat. It’s a relaxing experience designed for gamers of all ages.

Adventures of Poco Eco features not only lots to see but also lots to hear. You must help Poco Eco and his tribe find their lost sounds by exploring vivid landscapes and solving mini puzzles. All 12 of the levels are 3-D animated and loaded with funky electronic music, creating a visceral experience. The game also includes seven tracks of electronic beats by Iamyank.

Adventures of Poco Eco – Lost Sounds: Experience Music and Animation Art in an Indie Game is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 106 ratings.

YAHTZEE® With Buddies – Play the Classic Dice Board Game for Free! ($1.99 → Free, 74.8 MB): Roll the dice and go for five of a kind in Yahtzee with Buddies. It’s today’s sponsored game, so please be sure to check it out in order to support AppsGoneFree. It’s the only officially licensed Yahtzee game in the entire App Store, so if you’re a fan of the classic Hasbro game, check out this digital version today.

Shake, score, and put your opponents to shame in Yahtzee with Buddies. You’re able to challenge friends and family, or you can take on random opponents from all over the world. You can even challenge those who are still playing Scopely’s other turn-based dice game, Dice with Buddies. The more you play, the faster you’ll be able earn achievements and level up your profile, which will allow you to unlock new custom dice.

YAHTZEE® With Buddies – Play the Classic Dice Board Game for Free! is available for free today only (08/14). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 26899 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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