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Today's Apps Gone Free: AppStart For iPad, Mr. Oops!!, Precision, And More

March 15, 2012

Discover and learn all about the very best apps for your new iPad with the freshly updated version of AppAdvice's own AppStart for iPad. We also have a game where you must help Mr. Oops!! avoid certain death, and a game of Precision.

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Snap-it Notes ($0.99 -> Free, 440.3 KB): This easy to use note-taking app allows you to visualize your daily tasks, reminders, shopping list, or basically anything else you need to record. When adding a note, you're able to import a photo from your library or snap a new one for reference, jot down text, and then add a pre-set or customized tag. The note will then automatically be archived and grouped for safe keeping. The app also includes password protection, eight fonts to choose from, the ability to backup and restore notes, and the ability to share notes via email.

Snap-it Notes is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Azkend ($2.99 -> Free, 23.4 MB): This highly polished matching game from 10tons requires you to drag your finger across tiles with matching emblems to destroy them and reveal the eight powerful talisman. The game includes two modes, beautiful backdrops, and achievements via Game Center.

Azkend is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1260 ratings.

New York Tourist Guide ($1.99 -> Free, 162.9 MB): Your personal guide to New York City. The app includes over 4,000 points of interest, which are broken down into 11 different groups. It also includes general information about New York City, bookmarking, and the ability to search for points of interest. All of this information is contained within the app, so there is no need for an internet connection.

New York Tourist Guide is available for free for a limited time. It has a -star rating with a total of ratings.

Precision ($0.99 -> Free, 6.7 MB): This simple but challenging game of Precision tests your ability to estimate different levels of a meter. Each level presents you with a number at the top of the screen, and it's your job to drag a slider up the meter to try and match the given number. If your guess is within the given range, you'll move on to the next level. If not, it's game over. Precision includes leaderboards via Game Center.

Precision is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

Cube Dog 2 - Dog's Crazy Playground ($0.99 -> Free, 63.2 MB): An interactive entertainment app that allows you to customize and play with your very own Cube Dogs. Cube Dogs can take on three different personalities, and you can customize them from head to toe. You can also place your Cube Dogs in different playground environments and watch how they interact with each other, take a picture with them using your iDevice's built-in camera, or poke, tickle, and shake them in the play room.

Cube Dog 2 - Dog's Crazy Playground is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 74 ratings.

Trash Chaos ($0.99 -> Free, 41.7 MB): An educational game for children that will teach them about recycling. Each of the 24 colorful levels requires your child to pick up and sort organic, plastic, and paper trash as efficiently as possible. At the end of each level, your child will have the chance to discover a cool fact about recycling. The game also includes four worlds, six characters to choose from, and special power-ups.

Trash Chaos is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.


Mr.Oops!! ($0.99 -> Free, 19.5 MB): Yet another entry in Ponos' popular "Mr." series. This entertaining little game requires you to try and keep the animated stick figure out of harm's way. Arrows will indicate where the next wave of boulders, cannon balls, or lasers are coming from, and you must swipe to quickly move him out of the path of destruction. If you fail, he will be annihilated! The game includes a variety of backgrounds to choose from, three control sensitivity options, and leaderboards and achievements via Game Center.

Mr.Oops!! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 544 ratings.

Penguin Patrol. ($0.99 -> Free, 17.8 MB): This puzzle game requires you to rescue baby penguins by safely making your way across the brittle ice. Each block of ice will disappear when passed over, so you'll have to plan your moves wisely. The game includes simple swipe controls, 75 levels, and achievements via Game Center.

Penguin Patrol. is available for free today only (03/15). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.


AppStart for iPad (2012 Edition) ($0.99 -> Free, 13.2 MB): AppAdvice's very own start-up guide for your new iPad. If you crack open that box tomorrow and start using your new iPad without at least skimming through AppStart, you're doing it wrong. AppStart is loaded with brand new information about how best to show off your new iPad's Retina display, how to get the most out of Apple's native apps, which apps are must-downloads, and how to best utilize your new iPad's upgraded hardware.

AppStart for iPad (2012 Edition) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 416 ratings.

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