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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Red Dot Camera, CALC Swift, Owen’s Odyssey and More

Bring your images to life, crunch numbers, and help Owen fly around dangerous obstacles 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:

Red Dot Camera – Manual Rangefinder Style Camera for iPhone ($2.99 → Free, 63.9 MB): Bring your images to life with Red Dot Camera. It’s for those who prefer classic cameras.

Red Dot Camera mimics the look and feel of a professional manual camera. Its rangefinder-style manual focus places a magnified patch right in the center of your view to ensure crisp results. Dials along the side of the screen allow you to manually adjust the ISO, shutter speed, and exposure. The app also includes display frame lines, a self-timer, and a black and white mode.

Red Dot Camera – Manual Rangefinder Style Camera for iPhone is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Stash Invest: Start investing your money, $5 at a time. ($1.99 → Free, 60.0 MB): Start investing your money and learn the best practices with Stash. It’s for those who have always found investing to be too intimidating.

Stash allows you to start small. You’re able to invest as little as $5 to start out, and gradually build up your account with monthly transfers. Stash includes 30 different investment themes to choose from, making it easy to match your investment strategy to your interests and goals. The themes are managed by industry experts like Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street. Stash also protects your money and your personal information with bank-grade security, and allows you to withdraw your money at any time. Stash is free to use for the rest of the year. After that, you’ll be charged a $1 monthly fee until your account surpasses $5,000. The annual flat fee is 0.25% after that.

Stash Invest: Start investing your money, $5 at a time. is available for free today only (08/28). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 496 ratings.

Universal:

Animal Math Games for Kids in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Learning Numbers, Counting, Addition and Subtraction Premium ($3.99 → Free, 42.9 MB): Your little ones can join Emma, the great math explorer, on a journey to guide her animal friends home in this educational game. It’s for parents with children in preschool and first grade.

To help each animal make their way home, your child will need to successfully complete a variety of math activities. Math activities range from adding and subtracting to counting and identifying geometric shapes. The app includes a total of 13 adorable animals to help home, and more than 100 activities. It also includes professional narration and instructions, and loads of positive encouragement.

Animal Math Games for Kids in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Learning Numbers, Counting, Addition and Subtraction Premium is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 57 ratings.

CALC Swift – The Programmable Scientific Calculator with Style ($0.99 → Free, 12.4 MB): Crunch numbers faster than ever before with CALC Swift. It’s ideal for students, teachers, and anyone else in need of a powerful calculator.

CALC Swift is a multi-functional scientific calculator that’ll make your daily calculations a breeze. It features both standard basic and scientific calculation functions, which can be accessed with a horizontal swipe. It includes more than 50 advanced functions in all. A history log allows you to pull up numbers at any time and copy them for use in other apps. CALC Swift also includes a widget, Spotlight search, Apple Watch support, and colorful themes to choose from.

CALC Swift – The Programmable Scientific Calculator with Style is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 15 ratings.

Owen’s Odyssey ($0.99 → Free, 34.6 MB): Help Owen fly around all kinds of dangerous obstacles in this genre-mashing arcade game. It’s for anyone who enjoys Flappy Bird and classic platforming goodness.

Owen’s Odyssey has a little bit of everything. Owen is armed with only a propellor hat, and he needs your help making it through a castle full of spikes, saws, fires, falling rocks, lava, and creatures of all shapes and sizes. To do so, simply tap the right side of the screen to fly ahead. Tap the left side to stop Owen in his tracks. Try to beat the target time in each level to earn an extra life, because otherwise you will not make it through all 40.

Owen’s Odyssey is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

Tower of Fortune 2 ($1.99 → Free, 35.5 MB): Reach the summit of the legendary second tower to claim your wish in this sequel to the hit retro-style RPG, Tower of Fortune. It’s obviously ideal for those who enjoyed the original game or for those who generally enjoy RPGs.

Like the original, Tower of Fortune 2 employs a neat slot machine mechanic for battling opponents. Tap the button to spin the reels and tap again to stop them in hopes of dealing damage, collecting gold, or obtaining a special item. You’re able to stop the reels mid spin as well to perform a combo or avoid an attack, but it will cost you additional gold. The game includes nine worlds to explore, seven mini-games, 50 challenging events, more than 60 unique enemies, 50 random abilities, 24 NPCs, and achievements via Game Center.

Tower of Fortune 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 956 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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