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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Network Utility, Smart PDF Scanner, Highlights Monster Day and More

Check on your network, scan documents in seconds, and teach your child meaningful lessons about everyday life 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:

Smart PDF Scanner: Scan Documents and Receipts ($4.99 → Free, 6.6 MB): Ditch your home or office scanner and utilize your iDevice instead with Smart PDF Scanner. It’s ideal for business professionals and anyone else in need of turning physical documents into digital copies.

Smart PDF Scanner is perfect for all your scanning needs. Its powerful capturing and rendering engine ensures you’ll come out with crystal clear scans every time. It’s able to automatically detect the edges of your document, and you can manually change the parameters afterward if need be. Smart PDF Scanner utilizes a simple tagging system, allowing you to color code categories and properly sort your scans. Scans can be shared via email or AirDrop, or you can upload them to the cloud.

Smart PDF Scanner: Scan Documents and Receipts is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 140 ratings.

Universal:

Network Utility Pro ($0.99 → Free, 28.1 MB): Get all of the information pertaining to your network in one place with Network Utility. It’s a handy tool for those in the IT field.

Network Utility is able to grab and display everything about your connected network. It includes information like internal and external IP, network name, MAC address, gateway address, subnet mask, and DNS addresses. With just a tap, you’re also able to ping a domain, query a Whois server, and utilize NSLookup. Whatever information you discover can be copied to the clipboard.

Network Utility Pro is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 15 ratings.

Highlights Monster Day: Play at Home Game for my Preschooler ($2.99 → Free, 30.8 MB): Teach your child meaningful lessons about everyday life with Highlights Monster Day. It’s for preschoolers.

Highlights Monster Day will teach your child about friendship by exploring the world around them. They get to choose one of five friendly monsters and guide them through their day. Your child will be tasked with helping their monster brush their teeth, eat breakfast, complete school projects, wash up, and more.

Highlights Monster Day: Play at Home Game for my Preschooler is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 17 ratings.

Tiny Dentist Christmas ($1.99 → Free, 335.0 MB): Your child gets to play dentist and help their patients get healthy holiday smiles with this entertainment app. It’s a great way to keep your children busy over the holiday break.

There’s just so much to do in Tiny Dentist Christmas. It includes a vast number of colorful characters in need of some serious dental help. Your child can scroll through all of the tools at the bottom of the screen and tap on the ones that want to use like an extractor, brush, bleach, x-ray, and braces. They can also snap pictures of their patient during or after the procedure and share them on Facebook.

Tiny Dentist Christmas is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 39 ratings.

Platforms Unlimited ($0.99 → Free, 32.4 MB): Get ready for the platforming challenge of your life in Platforms Unlimited. It’s the perfect one-button arcade game.

Tap the screen to get your little blue dude to start sliding across the platform. Tap the screen again to perform a short jump, or tap and hold to jump farther. Do everything in your power to avoid the red enemies while collecting coins and bonuses to move up the leaderboards. The game includes two modes, procedurally generated levels, loads of missions to complete, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Platforms Unlimited is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 35 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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