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Today’s Apps Gone Free: The Island: Castaway, Briefcase Pro, Beautiful Mosaic And More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: The Island: Castaway, Briefcase Pro, Beautiful Mosaic And More

April 1, 2014

Explore a mysterious island to discover a way back home in The Island: Castaway. We also have an all-in-one document viewer, creator, and manager, and an app that allows you to create beautiful mosaics.

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iPhone:

Flashback - Sci-Fi Style Calendar ($0.99 → Free, 4.1 MB): The flashiest calendar app you may ever use.

Flashback has a super sci-fi look and feel. You’re able to view all of your upcoming events on the bright and easy to read calendar, or you can get a look at them in list form by swiping up on the screen. Swipe horizontally to access different months and watch the animations unfold. Tap on a date to schedule a new event, which can include a start and end time, location, memo, and an alert. Flashback - Sci-Fi Style Calendar is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

The Island: Castaway® (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 137.6 MB): Explore a mysterious island to find a way back home in this simulation game from G5 Entertainment.

Your vacation takes a turn for the worst when your ocean liner is struck by a massive wave and takes on water. The next thing you know, you’re on a beach along with a handful other survivors. You must learn how to fish, hunt for boar, and find rare plants to stay alive. But it’s not just about surviving. You must also explore the island for clues and solve puzzles to find a way back home. The game includes 12 locations, 14 characters to interact with, more than 200 quests to solve, and achievements via Game Center. The Island: Castaway® (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 110 ratings.

Universal:

SuperShare ($0.99 → Free, 5.0 MB): Share your photos, videos, and various documents via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with this utility app.

It basically turns your iDevice into a mobile file server. Just select the types of files you want to share and then activate file sharing. Anyone with SuperShare or SuperShare Lite that's within range will be able to pull the files right off your iDevice. The app also includes the ability to move files, zip single or multiple files, and print, preview, rename, or email files. It features both iCloud and iTunes File Sharing support as well. SuperShare is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 180 ratings.

Beautiful Mosaic ($0.99 → Free, 26.0 MB): Turn your favorite photos into beautiful mosaics with this photography 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 select one of the 31 mosaic tile patterns and adjust their size. If you don’t want your entire photo to become tiled, you can manually fill in areas. The manual option also allows you to crop out your filled in area and place it over a background pattern. You’re able to adjust the contrast, brightness, and saturation of your photo before sharing it via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Beautiful Mosaic is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

Grid Lens ($0.99 → Free, 26.0 MB): Capture all of life’s precious moments within a single image with Grid Lens.

You’re able to create your own custom frame by generating horizontal and vertical grid lines, or you can simply select one from the set of built-in frames. The aspect ratio, border color, and thickness of your frame can be adjusted as well. You’re then able to populate each cell by tapping and holding to import a photo from your library, or you can take new photos by tapping each cell. Multiple camera modes are available, like single lens, multi lens, burst shot, and manual shot. You can apply different filters and captions before sharing your final creation via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or email. Grid Lens is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 611 ratings.

Briefcase Pro - File manager, cloud drive, document & pdf reader and file sharing App ($4.99 → Free, 12.8 MB): An all-in-one document viewer, creator, and manager.

You're able to import files from a variety of services including Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box, and GoogleDrive. You can also just pull in files from your photo library, email, or your computer via Wi-Fi or iTunes File Sharing. Files can be viewed, played back, favorited, categorized, searched for, and uploaded to the cloud. You’re able to create your own TXT files as well. Worried about document security? Don’t be. You’re able to create a passcode that’s required to launch the app. Briefcase Pro - File manager, cloud drive, document & pdf reader and file sharing App is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 247 ratings.

Peekaboo People starring Richard Scarry's Busytown ($1.99 → Free, 396.0 MB): Your child can take a peek inside an office building door to see Busytown characters demonstrating different jobs in this educational app.

Your child can just tap on the door to reveal a random character from Richard Scarry’s beloved children’s books. The characters will perform actions related to their jobs, and your child will get to hear sound effects and see and hear the names of the jobs. The app includes original music, a cast of 13 characters, and two narrator voices to choose from. Peekaboo People starring Richard Scarry's Busytown is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 21 ratings.

days ($0.99 → Free, 3.0 MB): The perfect complement to your Calendar app.

You’re able to store all of your important events and be notified when a significant one is right around the corner. When adding an event you're able to categorize it, define a start time and the next occurrence, decide when you want to be notified, and add notes. The app also includes three grouping tabs, passcode protection, filtering, iCloud support, three themes to choose from, the ability to backup your data, and a built-in date calculator. days is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 138 ratings.

iPad:

WiTop - High Speed Remote Desktop for Windows, 15x Faster than VNC & RDP ($0.99 → Free, 2.3 MB): Access your PC from anywhere in your home or office with this blazing fast remote desktop app.

You’ll first need to install the necessary company software from touchappie.com/witop.html. Then fire up WiTop on your iPad and connect. The app supports both portrait and landscape orientations, and offers complete mouse control and a fully functional keyboard. You’re also able to adjust the screen resolution to ensure peak performance. WiTop - High Speed Remote Desktop for Windows, 15x Faster than VNC & RDP is available for free today only (04/01). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 83 ratings.

The Island: Castaway® HD (Full) ($6.99 → Free, 149.7 MB): Explore a mysterious island to find a way back home in this simulation game from G5 Entertainment.

Your vacation takes a turn for the worst when your ocean liner is struck by a massive wave and takes on water. The next thing you know, you’re on a beach along with a handful other survivors. You must learn how to fish, hunt for boar, and find rare plants to stay alive. But it’s not just about surviving. You must also explore the island for clues and solve puzzles to find a way back home. The game includes 12 locations, 14 characters to interact with, more than 200 quests to solve, and achievements via Game Center. The Island: Castaway® HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 238 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
Flashback - Sci-Fi Style Calendar
Flashback - Sci-Fi Style Calendar
OCTUDIO
Free
The Island: Castaway® (Full)
The Island: Castaway® (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
SuperShare
SuperShare
iRLMobile
Free
Beautiful Mosaic
Beautiful Mosaic
Bucket Labs
Free
Grid Lens
Grid Lens
Bucket Labs
Free
Briefcase Pro - File manager, cloud drive, document & pdf reader and file sharing App
Briefcase Pro - File manager, cloud drive, document & pdf reader and file sharing App
Qiwen Zhang
Free
Peekaboo People starring Richard Scarry's Busytown
Peekaboo People starring Richard Scarry's Busytown
Night & Day Studios, Inc.
Free
days
days
Naim Choudhry
Free
WiTop - High Speed Remote Desktop for Windows, 15x Faster than VNC & RDP
WiTop - High Speed Remote Desktop for Windows, 15x Faster than VNC & RDP
Omer Ahmad
Free
The Island: Castaway® HD (Full)
The Island: Castaway® HD (Full)
G5 Entertainment

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