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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Sky Pets, PhotoNova 2, Parker Planner and More

Help the pets rescue the fallen stars, transform your photos, and record and plan every facet of your life with today’s collection of apps and games.

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Cursive Writing App – abCursive 3 ($0.99 → Free, 13.5 MB): Practice the lost art of cursive writing with this educational app. It’s for anyone looking to take their first step into cursive writing.

Each letter of the alphabet can be practiced separately in lowercase form. The app indicates where to start each letter and how they connect via animations. Once you’ve gotten the hang of things, you can work on sample sentences or create your own words to practice.

Cursive Writing App – abCursive 3 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 40 ratings.

Parker Planner ($1.99 → Free, 4.2 MB): Record and plan every facet of your life with this handy productivity app. It’s perfect for students, business professionals, and anyone else in need of a single app to manage their lives.

The app’s main view allows you to see upcoming events for the day, any notes and ideas you may have, and any tasks you need to complete all at once. You’re also able to view each of the three separately. Tap once on an open spot on your calendar to add an event or tap twice to add more details. The app syncs with your iPhone’s built-in calendar or any of the other popular online options. It also includes multiple themes to choose from, icon badging, and sound effects.

Parker Planner is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 161 ratings.

PICKnSPELL for kids ($0.99 → Free, 133.5 MB): This educational app will have your child guessing and spelling out creatures, characters, and objects. It’s designed for children ages five and under.

Your child will first be asked to guess the creature, character, or object being described. If guessed correctly, they will then be tasked with spelling it using the available letters. The letters will be sounded out as they are placed, and your child will get to hear the word pronounced when they are finished.

PICKnSPELL for kids is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 27 ratings.

PhotoNova 2 – Editor with Selective FX & Lasso ($1.99 → Free, 134.2 MB): Transform your photos with PhotoNova 2. It’s for both professional and amateur iPhoneographers.

PhotoNova 2 is all about selective effects. It allows you to focus on specific parts of your photo using a variety of selection tools like a lasso, circle, rectangle, ellipse, and tilt-shift. The selected areas can be adjusted or completely changed using 250 different effects. Photos can be rendered with more than 25 layers. You’re also able to paint effects and colors over the top of your photos.

PhotoNova 2 – Editor with Selective FX & Lasso is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.


Sky Pets ($1.99 → Free, 353.0 MB): Rescue the fallen stars in Sky Pets. It’s an adorable casual game for all to enjoy.

The stars have fallen from space and ripped through the Earth. Now it’s up to our pets to rescue the stars and rebuild the planet. Select a furry friend and customize it however you wish. Then dive through the sky tilting to steer around obstacles and collect the gems along the way. Reach the bottom safely with all gems in hand to earn a perfect score. The game includes four colorful environments to coast through.

Sky Pets is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 28 ratings.

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