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Today’s Apps Gone Free: How to Tie Knots, Paper Spiral, Membot and More

Learn how to tie knots, sketch and paint on a realistic canvas, and memorize just about anything 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.

Universal:

Numbers and Counting Early Learning Math Match Games for Kids in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade ($3.99 → Free, 28.9 MB): Designed with your little one in mind, this educational app focuses on number identification, counting skills, and color matching. It’s perfect for parents with children in kindergarten.

The app is loaded with fun and colorful items to count and match. Depending on their ability level, your child can either play with cards face down or face up to make things easier. Hints are also available if need be. The game includes professional narration for every included item, positive reinforcement, and parental controls.

Numbers and Counting Early Learning Math Match Games for Kids in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 37 ratings.

Membot – Memorize and Learn Instantly ($0.99 → Free, 24.6 MB): Memorize anything with Membot. It’s a great teaching tool.

Membot teaches you definitions through repetition. You’re able to create an unlimited number of custom cards with definitions. Then set the amount of time between each card being displayed. Times range from 15 seconds to one hour. Close the app, allow it to remain running in the background, and wait for your first card to appear as a notification. When a notification comes in, you’re able to peek at the definition with a downward swipe.

Membot – Memorize and Learn Instantly is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

How to Tie Knots 3D ($1.99 → Free, 98.1 MB): Learn how to tie more than 55 essential knots with this reference app. Whether you fish, climb, or just need to get some work done around the house, you’ll find this app coming in handy at some point.

You’re able to browse through the knots by category or search for something specific. Each knot includes a difficulty rating, a description, and step-by-step instructions accompanied by 3-D animations. You’re able to share knots via Facebook or Twitter, and leave a comment and a rating. The app also includes the ability to favorite knots and adjust the animation speed.

How to Tie Knots 3D is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2040 ratings.

FreePrints ($1.99 → Free, 81.9 MB): Physical photos printed for free… Seriously, no catch. Even free shipping on first order. It provides a very affordable way to share your memories.

They say nothing in life is free, but that’s simply not true. FreePrints provides a genuinely free service that turns your photos into premium 4×6 prints and delivers them right to your door. You’re able to receive up to 85 4×6 prints per month for free, and all you have to do is pay for the shipping. Shipping charges range from $1.99 to $9.99 depending on the size of the order. Want something besides 4×6 prints? No problem. FreePrints allows you to choose your size and paper style, and you can pay for your custom order using Apple Pay. FreePrints only uses quality paper from Kodak and Fujifilm, so you can expect great results.

FreePrints is available for free today only (10/05). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 15781 ratings.

Next – Numbers ($1.99 → Free, 21.3 MB): Train your brain by going on the hunt for numbers in this fast-paced arcade game. It’s ideal for anyone interested in improving concentration, speed, and visual memory.

Next requires your complete and utter attention. All you have to do is tap numbers in their correct order as quickly as you can. The difficulty is that the numbers are spread out across a complicated and completely random grid. The game includes two modes, with one requiring you to find all of the numbers at your own pace and the other having you race against the clock. Both allow you to utilize power-ups in case you find yourself stuck.

Next – Numbers is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 900 ratings.

iPad:

Painting 101 – Anyone’s a Painter ($3.99 → Free, 45.5 MB): Anyone can paint with Painting 101. It’s for those who think that they don’t have artistic talent.

Painting 101 brings out your creative side by allowing you to utilize your own photos as your canvas. After importing a photo, Painting 101 will turn it into a sketch. You can then stylize and paint over the top of it using a wide variety of tools that ensure everything turns out perfectly. You don’t have to use a photo, however, as there is a vast selection of canvas styles to choose from.

Painting 101 – Anyone’s a Painter is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Paper Spiral – Sketch and Go ($2.99 → Free, 16.2 MB): Sketch and paint on a realistic canvas with Paper Spiral. It’s great for budding artists.

Paper Spiral takes a different approach to painting and drawing on your iPad. Instead of requiring you to create separate pages for your work, you’re provided with an unlimited scrollable canvas. The canvas can be resized with pinch gestures, and a two-finger swipe will allow you to unroll it. Paper Spiral’s velocity sensitive brushes and erasers give your work the look and feel of the real thing. The app includes 12 brushes, 12 erasers, and 12 smudge tools.

Paper Spiral – Sketch and Go is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

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