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Today's Apps Gone Free: Squarescape, Text Here, Milky Way: Sky Map And More

Today's Apps Gone Free: Squarescape, Text Here, Milky Way: Sky Map And More

July 29, 2012

Guide a square around puzzling environments to capture circles and make it safely to the exits in Jacob Koch's Squarescape. We also have an app that allows you to add custom text and shapes to your photos, and an app for gazing at the stars.

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iPhone:

Squarescape ($0.99 → Free, 2.6 MB): A retro-inspired grid-based puzzle game. Guide your lonely square around puzzling environments to capture circles and escape to the exits. Just swipe to slide your square, but keep in mind you can only move it again once it has stopped. Avoid traps and utilize environmental items to your advantage to reach the exit in as few moves as possible. The game includes a total of 70 levels, and stat tracking.

Squarescape is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 58 ratings.

Universal:

South Surfers ($0.99 → Free, 11.9 MB): Catch huge waves and perform gnarly tricks in this tilt-based endless distance game. Tilting your device will rotate your surfer, allowing you to perform backflips, front flips, and level out your board. Tap on the screen or shake your device to jump. The game includes two modes, three wave types, and leaderboards via Game Center.

South Surfers is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 302 ratings.

Cute Baby Flash Cards : an educational app for kids in preschool and Kindergarten! Learn to identify animals, things, words, colors, count numbers and the alphabet! ($1.99 → Free, 37.5 MB): A word-learning app intended for 6-month-old to 3-year-old toddlers. It features cute graphics with bright colors specially designed for your little ones. It also includes eight card categories, audio pronunciation, the ability to randomly display cards, and English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese, and Japanese language support.

Cute Baby Flash Cards : an educational app for kids in preschool and Kindergarten! Learn to identify animals, things, words, colors, count numbers and the alphabet! is available for free today only (07/29). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 118 ratings.

Reflexions ($0.99 → Free, 24.0 MB): Reflect a ball of light towards the exit in this neon puzzler. Rotate mirrors with a tap to try to get your ball of light around dangerous obstacles, towards diamonds, and through each exit in as few moves as possible. The game includes four worlds, 40 levels, and achievements via Game Center. A whole new world filled with another 40 levels is available via in-app purchase.

Reflexions is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 86 ratings.

Digitron ($0.99 → Free, 4.3 MB): A puzzle game that will put your basic math skills to the test. Blocks with different numbers and operators fall from the top of the screen. You must guide the blocks left or right to align five and build equations. You're able to change the operators by tapping on them at any time. Equations can be created in horizontal, vertical, and diagonal rows. Once you run out of space on the board, you still have 30 seconds to create an equation. Fail to do so and the game is over.

Digitron is available for free today only (07/29). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

Text Here ($0.99 → Free, 5.5 MB): Place custom text notes over your photos with this entertaining photography app. Choose from four different shape options, arrow, circle, thought balloon, and speech bubble, and then add your own custom text. You can include as many shapes as you want on each image. Thought balloons and speech bubbles can be moved around the screen by tapping and dragging them, and you can rotate and resize the arrows and circles with multitouch gestures. The app allows you to import photos from your library, Facebook, or Instagram, and you can share them via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Text Here is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

Milky Way: sky map ($0.99 → Free, 19.0 MB): Go stargazing with this educational app. Point your iDevice at the sky and see what stars, constellations, and deep sky space objects you're staring at in real-time. If you're looking for something specific, you can search for it by name and the app will point you in the right direction. The app also includes the ability to look through your camera, constellation images, and access to Wikipedia entries for stars.

Milky Way: sky map is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 15 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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  • It must have at least a three-star average rating at the time it goes free.
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Mentioned apps

Free
Squarescape
Squarescape
Jacob Koch
Free
South Surfers
South Surfers
MoonGames
Free
Cute Baby Flash Cards : an educational app for kids in preschool and Kindergarten! Learn to identify animals, things, words, colors, count numbers and the alphabet!
Cute Baby Flash Cards : an educational app for kids in preschool and Kindergarten! Learn to identify animals, things, words, colors, count numbers and the alphabet!
United Worx Ltd
Free
Reflexions
Reflexions
YoYo Games Ltd.
Free
Digitron
Digitron
Edin
Free
Text Here
Text Here
DahaBaska
Free
Milky Way: sky map
Milky Way: sky map
Inventica

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