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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Eclipse, Alphabet Hunt, gTasks and More

Battle with intergalactic civilizations, go on the hunt for letters, and sync Google Tasks with today’s collection of apps and games.

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Universal:

Ultimate Chess 2017 ($1.99 → Free, 87.9 MB): Play chess without any limits with Ultimate Chess 2017. It’s for board game fans.

You won’t find a more complete version of chess in the entire App Store. Ultimate Chess 2017 features a world-class engine that finished fourth overall in the World Microcomputer Chess Championships, which means no matter your skill level, your moves will be put to the test. The game also includes ratings, full stat tracking, a variety of skins, move history, and online multiplayer.

Ultimate Chess 2017 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 705 ratings.

Alphabet Hunt- Teaching Letter and A to Z Phonics ($0.99 → Free, 136.5 MB): Go on the hunt for letters in Alphabet Hunt. It’s intended for children ages one through five.

Remember how much fun you had playing Duck Hunt? Alphabet Hunt will provide just as much entertainment while teaching your child letter recognition, phonetics, and languages. A cute little dog flings letters into the air, and your child must tap to shoot them out of the sky. After doing so they will hear the letter pronounced along with a word that begins with the letter.

Alphabet Hunt- Teaching Letter and A to Z Phonics is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Hatchi – A retro virtual pet ($0.99 → Free, 81.1 MB): Raise your very own Hatchi monster in this retro-inspired game. It’s for anyone who enjoyed the virtual pets that were made popular in the late ‘90s.

You don’t have to be a ‘90s kid to enjoy Hatchi. Your Hatchi monster will need to be hatched, fed, played with, bathed, and generally looked after to ensure it grows up happy and healthy. Hatchi monsters can also be pitted against each other in multiplayer battles. While you’re not tending to your Hatchi, you’re able to play some mini games including Whack a Hatchi and Hatchi Matchi.

Hatchi – A retro virtual pet is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 14324 ratings.

gTasks Pro – Tasks Manager for Google Tasks, GMail, Todo list & Reminders ($5.99 → Free, 25.5 MB): Sync Google Tasks across all of your iDevices with gTasks. It’s ideal for those who utilize Google’s suite of productivity services.

Your iPhone and iPad will always be in sync with gTasks. All you need to do is sign in to your Google account via gTasks. Your task lists will be populated and filtered automatically, allowing you to manage them online and offline. The app also allows you to create tasks and subtasks, add location based reminders, set repeating tasks, share tasks, view your calendar events, and even access your tasks via a Today widget. It also now has Apple Watch support, allowing you to be more productive from your wrist.

gTasks Pro – Tasks Manager for Google Tasks, GMail, Todo list & Reminders is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1281 ratings.

Happy Squirrel stickers by Hazal for iMessage ($0.99 → Free, 29.3 MB): Display how you’re feeling with Happy Squirrel stickers. It’ll help expand your sticker collection.

The Happy Squirrel sticker pack is filled with 40 adorable stickers. They can help you quickly show how grateful, hungry, happy, tired, or sleepy you are with only a tap. Just peel and apply.

Happy Squirrel stickers by Hazal for iMessage is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Division Flashcard Match Games for Kids in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade Learning Flash Cards Free ($2.99 → Free, 38.2 MB): An educational game that actually makes building math skills and learning to divide fun. It’s designed for children in grades second through fourth.

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Division Flashcard Match Games is loaded with positive reinforcement. It will help your child learn to divide by having them play a variety of memory matching games. You’re able to choose the best number range for your child’s skill level, but no matter which you choose your child will be able to hear the numbers and equations as they are touched. After each round, they’ll receive positive feedback and balloon popping rewards. Hints are available along the way, and “Show Me” and “Peek” features make it even easier for young learners to enjoy.

Division Flashcard Match Games for Kids in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade Learning Flash Cards Free is available for free today only (11/02). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 16 ratings.

iPad:

Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy ($4.99 → Free, 141.1 MB): Pave your path to victory in Eclipse. It’s for fans of strategy games.

The galaxy is in complete disarray after alliances among the superpowers have been shattered. The only thing that remains to be seen is who will come out on top. You’re put in control of an interstellar civilization, and you must compete with your rivals by exploring new systems, researching technologies, harvesting resources, and, inevitably, going to war. The game includes seven species to choose from, three difficulty settings, asynchronous multiplayer, and an in-game tutorial and manual.

Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2153 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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