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Today’s Apps Gone Free: PicSketch, Game Of Watchcraft, GeoBee Challenge And More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: PicSketch, Game Of Watchcraft, GeoBee Challenge And More

February 27, 2014

Turn your favorite photos into pencil sketches with PicSketch. We also have a fantastic retro-inspired arcade game, and a trivia game from National Geographic.

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iPhone:

Vycloud ($0.99 → Free, 19.6 MB): A detailed weather app that's also easy on the eyes.

The main screen provides you with an overview of the current conditions outside along with beautiful hand-painted animations. You can get a quick idea of what the weather is going to be like for the rest of the day via the graph at the bottom of the screen. You're also able to swipe up to reveal the seven-day forecast, and swipe left to view the chance of precipitation, cloud cover, humidity level, visibility, and barometric pressure. Vycloud is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 192 ratings.

Universal:

Clear – Tasks & To-Do List ($4.99 → Free, 8.9 MB): Clear up your messy life with this productivity app.

No matter what type of list you need to make, Clear is able to handle it thanks to its simplicity in design. You’re able to add items to your list by swiping down. Clear sorts all of the items by priority and pushes the most important ones to the top. You’re able to change the priority level of your items by dragging them up and down the list. To mark an item off, swipe left to right. To delete an item, swipe right to left. You’re also able to collapse lists by pinching two fingers together. Clear also includes iCloud support for list syncing. ***Clear is being offered for free today to help users transition from another version of the app. Please be aware that this special offer will expire at any moment due to the nature of the promotion.*** Clear – Tasks & To-Do List is available for free today only (02/27). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5062 ratings.

PicSketch - Pencil Sketch & Drawing Photo Filter Effects ($1.99 → Free, 21.0 MB): Turn your favorite photos into pencil sketches with PicSketch.

You’re able to either take a new photo from within the app or import one from your library. You can then leave it as it is, crop it manually, or choose a 1:1 ratio. To apply a pencil sketch effect, just tap on one of the 27 different thumbnails. PicSketch also includes 18 retro sketch backgrounds to choose from. When you’re ready, save your new artistic creation to your library or share it via email, Facebook, or Twitter. The app also includes the option to adjust the brightness and contrast of your photos. PicSketch - Pencil Sketch & Drawing Photo Filter Effects is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Great Coffee App ($2.99 → Free, 42.4 MB): A reference app for the coffee lover.

You’re provided with a short introduction to 16 of the most popular espresso-based drinks. Each drink is accompanied by a cut-through visual representation so you can see the layers for yourself, a short description, brewing instructions, and a demonstration video. You’re able to favorite drinks, and share them via Messages, AirDrop, Facebook, Twitter, or email. The app also includes relaxing background music, and a quick tutorial. Great Coffee App is available for free today only (02/27). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 105 ratings.

Peter Paul Rubens ($0.99 → Free, 52.8 MB): Browse through a virtual gallery of Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ artwork with this reference app.

His entire body of work is broken up into five categories. Tap on a category to view thumbnails of all of the included artwork, and tap on a thumbnail to get an even better look. Each piece includes detailed information including the year of completion, size, and location. You’re able to save or share artwork, bookmark it, and read more about it online. The app also includes a full biography with an interactive timeline, and a map filled with locations of all of his artwork. Peter Paul Rubens is available for free today only (02/27). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

GeoBee Challenge HD by National Geographic ($1.99 → Free, 28.8 MB): Find out how well you know your geography with this challenging trivia game from National Geographic.

You must try to answer the multiple choice questions and discover the locations on the map as quickly and accurately as possible since both are scored separately. You must also hit a target score to move on to the next round, otherwise you’ll have to start all over. The game includes more than 1,300 questions, and more than 1,000 locations to pick out. It also includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. GeoBee Challenge HD by National Geographic is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1046 ratings.

Crush Letters ($0.99 → Free, 20.2 MB): Find words and strategically crush the letters in this word search game.

Each level has a theme and a collection of letters stacked on top of each other. You must find and highlight themed words to remove them from the stack. If done correctly, your stack will collapse to create new words. Keep going until you’ve cleared every letter. Words can be created in all four directions. The game includes 20 themes and 200 levels. Crush Letters is available for free today only (02/27). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 15 ratings.

Words With Monsters ($0.99 → Free, 31.9 MB): Battle monsters by forming words in this unique word game.

Words With Monsters plays a lot like Scrabble, where you’re provided with a set of letters and you must place them on a board to score points. However, in Words With Monsters, those points you score are actually hit points that are applied to your enemy’s health. You must try to create the best possible words and place them on letter multipliers to beat the monsters down before they do the same to you. After each victory, you’ll earn random loot. You’re able to purchase new items with your loot or apply whatever you found to your character to become an even stronger word builder. The game is loaded with all kinds of hats, amulets, and weapons to unlock. Words With Monsters is available for free today only (02/27). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

iPad:

Game of Watchcraft: Spawn of Squishy ($0.99 → Free, 32.1 MB): Journey to the beautiful land of BottomScreen and the fiery realm of TopScreen to battle dangerous creatures in this retro-inspired arcade game.

The game has the look and feel of those old 1980s handhelds, but with two separate screens. You’re able to move around the environments using an on-screen directional pad and attack with an action button. Jump between the two screens to attack enemies, grab loot, unleash magic spells, team up with friends, and, above all else, complete quests to earn rewards. The game also includes a never-ending amount of stuff to collect, loads of polish and attention to detail, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Game of Watchcraft: Spawn of Squishy is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

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Mentioned apps

Free
Vycloud
Vycloud
Enclave Studios, LLC
Free
Clear – Tasks & To-Do List
Clear – Tasks & To-Do List
Realmac Software
Free
PicSketch - Pencil Sketch & Drawing Photo Filter Effects
PicSketch - Pencil Sketch & Drawing Photo Filter Effects
SOFTEASE TECH CO., LIMITED
Free
Great Coffee App
Great Coffee App
Baglan Dosmagambetov
Free
Peter Paul Rubens
Peter Paul Rubens
Zhendu Inc.
Free
GeoBee Challenge HD by National Geographic
GeoBee Challenge HD by National Geographic
National Geographic Society
Free
Crush Letters
Crush Letters
Hi Studio Limited
Free
Words With Monsters
Words With Monsters
Wayne Petzler
Free
Game of Watchcraft: Spawn of Squishy
Game of Watchcraft: Spawn of Squishy
Clicker

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