You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Today’s Apps Gone Free: Gentlemen Ricochet!, Turnplay, Totem Tribe And More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Gentlemen Ricochet!, Turnplay, Totem Tribe And More

February 26, 2014

Challenge the locals to games of Ricochet in Gentlemen… Ricochet! We also have an app that turns your iPad into a stunning vinyl turntable, and an adventure game that has you trying to restore peace and balance to an island.

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:

Hour Journal ($2.99 → Free, 645.7 KB): This productivity app will help make sure you’re using your time wisely.

Upon first launch, Hour Journal will ask you a few questions about yourself and your daily activities to help streamline the process in the future. You must then record the time spent on your activities at least once each day. After enough data is collected, you’ll be able to see the average amount of time spent on each activity and where you can allocate more time. The app includes the ability to edit and create activities, daily reminders, and goals to achieve. Hour Journal is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

SmartScan Express: fastest pocket scanner ($1.99 → Free, 3.5 MB): Scan and save copies of physical files, receipts, and documents in a snap with this business app.

Just take a photo of what you want to capture and allow SmartScan Express to automatically detect the edges. You’re also able to manually adjust the selection if need be. You’re then able to adjust the contrast and color of your scan, and rotate it. Scans are automatically saved to the in-app library. They can also be shared as JPEGs, PDFs, or PNGs via email, or you can upload them to Facebook, Twitter, or your favorite cloud service. SmartScan Express: fastest pocket scanner is available for free today only (02/26). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 51 ratings.

Totem Tribe Gold (Full) ($2.99 → Free, 197.7 MB): Gather sacred totems and return them to the Cradle of the North to restore peace and balance to the island in this genre-mashing adventure game.

Aruku, the island chief, needs your help getting the tribes and creatures of the island to live in harmony once again. To accomplish this task you’ll need to develop villages, recruit warriors, and research better weapons, skills, and supplies. Take part in 22 adventure quests and mini-games, and go on the hunt for 20 precious artifacts hidden on the island. The game also includes 32 locations to search, and achievements via Game Center. Totem Tribe Gold (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 17 ratings.

Universal:

Taptocolor Fun ($0.99 → Free, 11.1 MB): Enjoy this pick up and play game whenever you have a spare moment today.

When the game begins, the center square will fill up with a random color. You must tap outside of the square to change the background color and get it to match. When you have found a match, tap the center square again to earn points. Try to string together matches to earn multipliers. If you don’t choose the right color, you’ll lose points. The game also includes leaderboards via Game Center. Taptocolor Fun is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 17 ratings.

Gentlemen...Ricochet! ($0.99 → Free, 135.8 MB): You’re cordially invited to play a game of Ricochet in this physics puzzler.

Take a stroll through the town of Smallbridge and enter different buildings to challenge the locals to games of Ricochet. The basic idea is to place your launcher in the best possible position and fire your token across the table to collect the stars and end up in the capture zone. You want to do all of this in as few shots as possible to earn a perfect rating. Each Ricochet table offers a different challenge, like destructible walls, punching gloves, and gravity bending buttons, so you better be up for the task. The game includes 72 levels, more than 50 tokens to unlock, and achievements via Game Center. Gentlemen...Ricochet! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

iPad:

BounceBounce ($0.99 → Free, 334.1 KB): Fling balls around the screen and watch what happens with this entertainment app.

Place your finger over the top of a ball to grab hold of it. You’re able to adjust the size of the ball and its weight by performing common pinch gestures. Then fling it with a swipe and watch how it interacts with the other balls. The app features advanced physics, elastic collisions, vectors, and the ability to adjust the amount of balls on the screen at once. BounceBounce is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

Turnplay - The #1 vinyl record player for iPad ($3.99 → Free, 36.3 MB): Turn your iPad into a stunning vinyl turntable with this music player.

You must first import songs from your library so Turnplay can turn them into virtual vinyl records. You can then shuffle or set them up in the queue, play them back at different speeds, and even scratch away to create your own sound. And, just like a real turntable, you can drag the arm to anywhere on the record to start playing music from that spot. The app includes two playback speeds, pitch control, and album art. Turnplay - The #1 vinyl record player for iPad is available for free today only (02/26). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 152 ratings.

Totem Tribe Gold HD (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 335.6 MB): Gather sacred totems and return them to the Cradle of the North to restore peace and balance to the island in this genre-mashing adventure game.

Aruku, the island chief, needs your help getting the tribes and creatures of the island to live in harmony once again. To accomplish this task you’ll need to develop villages, recruit warriors, and research better weapons, skills, and supplies. Take part in 22 adventure quests and mini-games, and go on the hunt for 20 precious artifacts hidden on the island. The game also includes 32 locations to search, and achievements via Game Center. Totem Tribe Gold HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 47 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.

Developers:

If you are a developer who would like to get your app included in our “Apps Gone Free” daily lists, here’s our basic set of rules:
  • It must have at least a three-star average rating at the time it goes free.
  • The app must not have been free numerous times (3+) over the last six months.
  • The free version of your app must not include ads.
To submit an app, simply send a request to [email protected] with the subject “Apps Gone Free.” Please include the name of the app, a link to it in the App Store, when and for how long you intend to offer the app for free, and anything else you would like to share. We will take it from there.

Mentioned apps

Free
Hour Journal
Hour Journal
Max Hudson
Free
SmartScan Express: fastest pocket scanner
SmartScan Express: fastest pocket scanner
AMAXIM APPS, INC
Free
Taptocolor Fun
Taptocolor Fun
Phil Earnest
Free
Totem Tribe Gold (Full)
Totem Tribe Gold (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
Gentlemen...Ricochet!
Gentlemen...Ricochet!
Bïtse Games
Free
BounceBounce
BounceBounce
Witold Lusnia
Free
Turnplay - The #1 vinyl record player for iPad
Turnplay - The #1 vinyl record player for iPad
Ramotion Inc.
Free
Totem Tribe Gold HD (Full)
Totem Tribe Gold HD (Full)
G5 Entertainment

Related articles