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Today’s Apps Gone Free: HotPot, Weathercube, NetBound And More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: HotPot, Weathercube, NetBound And More

February 15, 2014

Get the most out of your recipes with the app made by cooking enthusiasts for cooking enthusiasts, HotPot Recipe Manager. We also have a gesture-driven weather app, and a challenging logic-based puzzle game.

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Universal:

Big Fish Casino - Free Slots, Blackjack, Poker, Cards & Bonus Chips! ($4.99 → Free, 35.2 MB): Play today and start with 100,000 free bonus chips in the world’s most popular casino game. That's a $4.99 value!

Go big or go home in Big Fish Casino. You’re able to try your luck at slots, blackjack, Texas hold’em poker, roulette, and more. No matter which machine or table you choose to sit at, you’ll have the opportunity to win huge jackpots and daily bonuses. As you rack up more and more chips, you’ll be able to level up your profile and earn gifts to share. You’re also able to invite friends to play along with you and chat with them through the built-in message center. The game includes leaderboards for each game type, full stat tracking, and the ability to customize your profile. Big Fish Casino - Free Slots, Blackjack, Poker, Cards & Bonus Chips! is available for free today only (02/15). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 32604 ratings.

Feast or Famine ($1.99 → Free, 101.9 MB): Help Glyph feed his fellow villagers by hunting down bison and other wild animals in this arcade game.

Glyph dashes ahead all on his own, but it's up to you to jump over obstacles and launch spears, rocks, and other weapons at the beasts to gather meat. Just tap and drag your finger on the left side of the screen to aim and hunt your prey. Make sure to collect enough meat on your journey to make it to the end of each level without starving. The game includes 40 levels, a variety of weapons, special powers to unlock and secrets to discover, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Feast or Famine is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 201 ratings.

Rolling Coins ($0.99 → Free, 29.3 MB): Get your coin rolling to collect the candies in this physics puzzle game.

Just tilt to move your coin through the candy machine. On your way through you'll want to grab all of the stars and try to push as much candy as possible into the funnel below. Levers, springs, pulleys, and other objects will need to be utilized or avoided entirely to complete each level. The game includes three candy machines, 75 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Rolling Coins is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 573 ratings.

Template Saver (for Pages, Keynote, Numbers) ($0.99 → Free, 3.5 MB): This productivity app does one thing and it does it very well.

If you’ve ever wanted to save your Pages, Keynote, or Numbers files as templates, this is your app. All you have to do is launch your file within Pages, Keynote, or Numbers, and then open it within Template Saver. Template Saver will automatically convert your file into a template upon import. You can then save the file back to Pages, Keynote, or Numbers and it will be placed into the template chooser to be used whenever you wish. Of course, you’ll need to own Pages, Keynote, or Numbers in order to utilize Template Saver. Template Saver (for Pages, Keynote, Numbers) is available for free today only (02/15). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Weathercube - Gestural Weather ($0.99 → Free, 14.6 MB): A beautifully designed gesture-driven weather app.

Every single part of Weathercube can be controlled with a swipe, pinch, pull, or tap. The initial tutorial will guide you through the process. The app displays wind speed and direction, humidity levels, precipitation totals, percentage of cloud cover, and hourly, daily, and weekly data. You can also personalize the app with seven different color themes, and store multiple locations. Weathercube - Gestural Weather is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 3601 ratings.

Can You Steal It ($0.99 → Free, 38.5 MB): Play the thief in this puzzle game.

At the beginning of each level you’ll be presented with an object that you must steal. The problem is that the object isn’t in plain sight, so you’ll have to do a little sleuthing and puzzle solving to find it. The game includes 12 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Can You Steal It is available for free today only (02/15). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

NetBound ($0.99 → Free, 8.6 MB): Get ready for a challenge in this colorful logic-based puzzle game.

Dots with numbers on them are scattered all over your screen. Your job is to get from point A to point B by traveling over the dots the specified amount of times without retracing your steps. Small white dots between the colored dots indicate where you're allowed to travel next. As you progress through the game, portals will be added to the mix, making things even more difficult. The game includes 480 puzzles, a puzzle editor, eight color schemes, iCloud integration, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. NetBound is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 71 ratings.

iPad:

HotPot Recipe Manager ($1.99 → Free, 23.6 MB): A recipe manager that does it all.

You’re able to manually add all of your favorite recipes or you can import them from Meal-Master, MasterCook, Living Cookbook, or MacGourmet. Recipes can also be extracted from more than 100 different web sites. Each recipe is laid out in an easy to understand format, with all of your ingredients down the left side of the screen and instructions down the middle. Before preparing your meal, you’re able to adjust the amount of portions and the app will automatically recalculate your required ingredients. You’re also able to add ingredients to a built-in shopping list, print and share recipes, and create meal plans. The app includes the ability to sort recipes, search, backup data via iCloud or iTunes File Sharing, and voice control for kitchen use. HotPot Recipe Manager is available for free today only (02/15). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

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Mentioned apps

Free
Big Fish Casino - Free Slots, Blackjack, Poker, Cards & Bonus Chips!
Big Fish Casino - Free Slots, Blackjack, Poker, Cards & Bonus Chips!
Big Fish Games, Inc
Free
Feast or Famine
Feast or Famine
X4 Games
Free
Rolling Coins
Rolling Coins
KAKAROD INTERACTIVE
Free
Template Saver (for Pages, Keynote, Numbers)
Template Saver (for Pages, Keynote, Numbers)
Nobody LLC
Free
Weathercube - Gestural Weather
Weathercube - Gestural Weather
Appsuperb
Free
Can You Steal It
Can You Steal It
Hi Studio Limited
Free
NetBound
NetBound
Ismael Martinez
Free
HotPot Recipe Manager
HotPot Recipe Manager
Ronald Mevissen

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