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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Hocus, Socioball, Gravity and More

Test your brain power, get a ball from start to finish, and hold the entire universe in the palm of your hand 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:

Videomator ($1.99 → Free, 5.5 MB): Make your videos stand out by applying different filters and colors with Videomator. It’s for anyone who is tired of standard video.

Videomator couldn’t possibly be any easier to use. All of its filters and color option categories run across the bottom of the screen. Tap on a category to bring up a secondary menu that will allow you to choose a specific filter or color option. Everything is done in real-time, so just point your camera at your subject and start recording. Videomator includes a total of 317 different presets to choose from.

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

Universal:

Gravity App ($7.99 → Free, 7.5 MB): Hold the entire universe in the palm of your hand and experiment with the effects of gravity with Gravity App. It’s not only for educational purposes, it’s also a lot of fun.

It starts off by presenting you with our own solar system to help you get familiar with how to navigate space. Use common gestures to move around empty space, zoom in, and manipulate the velocity and mass of bodies. The app includes five presets, the ability to save and load your own planetary systems, and an insane amount of customization options.

Gravity App is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 200 ratings.

CleanUp Suite – Quickly and easily clean duplicates from your address book ($0.99 → Free, 7.3 MB): Keep your address book clean and lean with CleanUp Suite. It’s great for those who need to remove duplicates and unwanted contacts from their address book.

CleanUp Suite is able to analyze your entire address book in order to hunt down duplicate contacts automatically. You’re able to merge information or delete contacts in bulk. After your first passthrough, you can go back through and edit contacts manually to ensure everything is nice and tidy. The app also includes the ability to filter and sorts contacts, and backup and restore contact databases.

CleanUp Suite – Quickly and easily clean duplicates from your address book is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 462 ratings.

Pool+ ($1.99 → Free, 25.9 MB): Play a game of 8-ball or 9-ball whenever the moment strikes with Pool. It’s a solid casual game.

You’re able to choose from US and UK variations of 8-ball or a game of 9-ball. Then decide if you want to take on an AI-controlled opponent or a friend locally. Aiming is as simple as dragging your finger across the screen. Once the shot is lined up you can adjust the power and put some english on the ball before giving it a smack. The game also includes three levels of difficulty, multiple table styles to choose from, and stat tracking.

Pool+ is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1133 ratings.

Socioball ($2.99 → Free, 42.9 MB): Get a ball from start to finish in Socioball. It’s a social logic-based puzzle game.

Each puzzle provides you with a limited set of tiles that can be placed in the open holes on grid. The tiles are able to redirect the ball once it gets rolling, so think it over before you release it. The game comes with over 60 puzzles to complete. You’re also able to create your own and tweet them for the world to enjoy.

Socioball is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 73 ratings.

hocus. ($0.99 → Free, 24.8 MB): Test your brain power with Hocus. It’s loaded with mind-bending puzzles.

Not everything is as it appears in Hocus. Each puzzle is an illusion. You must move the cube by swiping in an available direction and get it into its target area. A circle at the top of the screen indicates which direction the cube can move. Hocus includes 85 hand-crafted puzzles and the ability to create and share your own.

hocus. is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2725 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.
  • The app must not have been free numerous times (3+) over the last six months.
  • The free version of your app must not include ads.

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