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Today’s Apps Gone Free: MarcoPolo Ocean, Fractals, PDF Reader and More

Explore the ocean, play with fractals, and create and manage PDF documents 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:

PDF Reader Premium – Annotate, Scan, Sign, and Take Notes ($2.99 → Free, 58.9 MB): Create, manage, and share PDF documents with PDF Reader Premium. It’s perfect for those who need to get work done while on the move.

You’re able to import PDF files and photos via your favorite cloud storage services, Wi-Fi, the web, iTunes File Sharing, or from your photo library. You’re also able to capture photos right from within the app and quickly convert them into PDFs. You can then view your PDFs, or edit and annotate them using a wide variety of tools. PDFs can also be searched for with keywords, and organized by date, tag, or name. The app also includes AirPrint support, a built-in dictionary, AirPlay support, and iCloud support.

PDF Reader Premium – Annotate, Scan, Sign, and Take Notes is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5941 ratings.

Universal:

Orca Puzzles for Kids Jigsaw Wonder Edition ($1.99 → Free, 47.4 MB): Put together spectacular nature puzzles in Orca Puzzles. It’s for the whole family.

You won’t be able to resist the wonder of this jigsaw puzzle game. Each of the 30 jigsaw puzzles features a breathtaking orca photo to reconstruct. The jigsaw puzzles can be broken up into as few as four pieces and as many as 24. You’re also able to choose whether or not you want a colored background and outline hints. What more could you ask for?

Orca Puzzles for Kids Jigsaw Wonder Edition is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

MarcoPolo Ocean ($2.99 → Free, 194.0 MB): This highly interactive educational app allows your child to explore and play in the ocean. It’s for parents who want to expose their children to early skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

They’re able to explore the ocean all on their own from the shoreline all of the way down to the sea floor. They’re also able to populate the ocean waters with more than 30 different species and interact with them in a wide variety of ways. When they’re done exploring, your child is able to learn about ocean creations through five build-and-play activities.

MarcoPolo Ocean is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 487 ratings.

MarcoPolo Weather ($2.99 → Free, 111.3 MB): Explore the fascinating world of weather with MarcoPolo Weather. It’s a total blast for children five and under.

MarcoPolo Weather is all about learning through experimentation. Weather controls allow your child to completely change the atmospheric conditions, and then watch as a new experience unfolds. They’re able to choose from nine conditions, four wind speeds, adjust the temperature, and interact with three wacky characters as they respond to what your child has done. The app also includes the ability to add objects to their scene, and play three different mini-games.

MarcoPolo Weather is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 309 ratings.

MarcoPolo Arctic ($2.99 → Free, 134.9 MB): This highly interactive educational app allows your child to explore and play in the arctic. It’s for parents who want to expose their children to early skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

They’re able to explore the arctic all on their own from the land to the ocean. The app includes three types of arctic environments to explore: tundra, taiga, and ocean. Along the way they’ll learn about more than 30 arctic animals and the food they eat, and go on the hunt for hundreds of interactive elements. The app also includes four robust puzzles to piece together.

MarcoPolo Arctic is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 34 ratings.

Fractals ($1.99 → Free, 5.8 MB): Explore the wonderful world of fractals with this entertainment app. It’s art. It’s math. It’s whatever you want it to be.

You’re able to interact with fractals in real-time using pinch and swipe gestures. Anything you discover or create can be saved to the photo library to be used however you wish. Access the settings menu in order to switch between Mandelbrot and Julia fractal types, and edit every single property with a tap. You’re also able to determine the colors that appear via scroll wheels.

Fractals is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

iPad:

PDF Reader Premium – Annotate, Scan, Fill Forms and Take Notes ($4.99 → Free, 60.8 MB): Create, manage, and share PDF documents with PDF Reader Premium. It’s perfect for those who need to get work done while on the move.

You’re able to import PDF files and photos via your favorite cloud storage services, Wi-Fi, the web, iTunes File Sharing, or from your photo library. You’re also able to capture photos right from within the app and quickly convert them into PDFs. You can then view your PDFs, or edit and annotate them using a wide variety of tools. PDFs can also be searched for with keywords, and organized by date, tag, or name. The app also includes AirPrint support, a built-in dictionary, AirPlay support, and iCloud support.

PDF Reader Premium – Annotate, Scan, Fill Forms and Take Notes is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5531 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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