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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Pinochle HD, TanZen, Dots And More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Pinochle HD, TanZen, Dots And More

April 15, 2014

Play some cards whenever you have some down time today with Pinochle HD. We also have a puzzle game that will relax your mind, and an entertainment app that has you pushing pixels.

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:

Barcode ($0.99 → Free, 3.7 MB): The ultimate barcode scanner for your iDevice.

It can automatically scan almost any type of barcode, including QR, Data Matrix, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-E, UPC-A, ISBN-10, and ISBN-13. The app will provide you with actions depending on the contents of the barcode. For example, if you scan a product barcode, the app will provide you with a link to Amazon to buy the product or compare prices. It's able to extract everything from URLs and GPS tags to vCard information and plain text. Barcode is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 115 ratings.

TanZen - Relaxing tangram puzzles ($4.99 → Free, 27.4 MB): Relax your mind with this tangram puzzle game.

The object of the game is to try and complete the shape in the middle of the screen by using pieces from each side without allowing them to overlap. You’re also able to play at your own pace since there aren’t any timers to worry about. It includes over 567 puzzles, hints, and achievements via Game Center. TanZen - Relaxing tangram puzzles is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 10321 ratings.

Dots (Pixel Art) ($0.99 → Free, 1.5 MB): Push some pixels and create awesome works of art with this entertainment app.

You're able to choose from three canvas sizes before starting on your work of pixel art. You can then import an image from your library to use as an outline, or you can just go free hand. The app also includes a color picker, a thumbnail preview of your work, undo and redo, and the ability to share your creations via Facebook, Twitter, or email. Dots (Pixel Art) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 44 ratings.

Comic Story ($0.99 → Free, 14.3 MB): Create your own Comic Story with this photography app.

After selecting a collection of photos from your library you're able to frame them in different ways, apply filters, and add custom speech bubbles and stickers. You can then share your final creation via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. The app includes three canvas sizes to choose from, five background colors, more than 100 stickers to choose from, and nine speech bubbles with a whole bunch of font, color, size, and border options. Comic Story is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 34 ratings.

100 Cameras in 1 ($0.99 → Free, 20.7 MB): The most fun you’ll ever have with a camera app.

You’re able to import any photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. You’re then able to apply 100 different effects. The effects can be layered over and over, allowing you to create something wholly unique. You’re also able to save your favorite effects for quick access later on. You can apply one of six different frames before sharing your creations via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or Instagram. The app also includes two shooting modes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. 100 Cameras in 1 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 3245 ratings.

Universal:

Instagrab - your Instagram companion ($2.99 → Free, 12.1 MB): The perfect companion app for Instagram.

You’re able to browse through your friends’ photos as a scrollable list or a wall of thumbnails. Tap on a photo to go into full-screen mode and get a closer look. Full screen mode also allows you to stack, download, share, comment, and like photos. Instagrab allows you to manage multiple Instagram accounts, bookmark users without following them, and search for locations, hashtags, and users as well. Instagrab - your Instagram companion is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 199 ratings.

iEarthquakes ($2.99 → Free, 7.6 MB): Find out when a natural disaster has struck with iEarthquakes.

You’re able to see all of the earthquakes and tsunamis that have struck in list form or on a map. You can filter data to only inform you of events that have occurred near a specific location and those that break a particular threshold. You’re also able to search for any entry. The app also includes push notification alerts. iEarthquakes is available for free today only (04/15). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 257 ratings.

Pinochle HD ($1.99 → Free, 22.6 MB): Play a hand or two of Pinochle whenever you have some down time today with this digital card game.

You’re able to play against computer-controlled players or against your friends locally or online. Before each game you’re able to decide whether you want to play the modern or classic version, how big your deck will be, and how many cards can be passed. If you’re new to Pinochle, don’t worry, the game includes full instructions and an extensive hint system that will explain each move. The game also includes three difficulty settings, complete statistics, six layouts to choose from, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Pinochle HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1159 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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Mentioned apps

Free
Barcode
Barcode
Cocologics
Free
TanZen - Relaxing tangram puzzles
TanZen - Relaxing tangram puzzles
Little White Bear Studios, LLC
Free
Dots (Pixel Art)
Dots (Pixel Art)
beyondf
Free
Comic Story
Comic Story
beyondf
Free
100 Cameras in 1
100 Cameras in 1
Stuck In Customs
Free
Instagrab -  your Instagram companion
Instagrab - your Instagram companion
GrandSoft Ltd.
Free
iEarthquakes
iEarthquakes
Jirapong Nanta
Free
Pinochle HD
Pinochle HD
Trivial Technology

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