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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Toca Band, Draw Race 2, Toybox And More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Toca Band, Draw Race 2, Toybox And More

April 2, 2014

Put different characters on stage to create crazy sound combinations in Toca Band. We also have a game where you must draw your path to victory, and a colorful vertical shooter that will put your dexterity to the test.

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iPhone:

DrawRace 2 ($2.99 → Free, 300.4 MB): Draw your path to victory in this unique racing game.

Instead of controlling your vehicle in real time, DrawRace 2 requires you to draw your path before the race even begins. To beat your opponents, you need to find the best possible path around the track and the perfect speed. The game includes more than 180 challenges to take on, four modes, loads of unlockable vehicles, and achievements via Game Center. DrawRace 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2637 ratings.

Toybox ($1.99 → Free, 28.3 MB): This colorful vertical shooter will put your dexterity to the test.

Slide your finger across the left side of the screen to control your spaceship’s movements. It fires all on its own, so all you have to do is avoid the shots from your enemies while dishing it back. But that’s only half of the challenge. You must also slide your finger across the right side of the screen to position blocks and release to drop them. Create matches of three to set off explains, earn power-ups, and get lives back. Everyone gets to platt he same level each and every week, so you will have the chance to improve and show off your skills. Toybox also includes a generative soundtrack and achievements via Game Center. Toybox is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 92 ratings.

Universal:

Petting Zoo - Animal Animations ($2.99 → Free, 35.7 MB): An absolutely delightful interactive picture book.

From acclaimed author and illustrator Christoph Niemann, this interactive picture book allows your child to swipe and tap 21 animals to see how they react. Each animal features five different interaction methods and some pretty awesome animations. The app also includes playful background music. Petting Zoo - Animal Animations is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2619 ratings.

SharpScan Pro: rapidly scan multipage documents into clean PDF on the go ($4.99 → Free, 13.6 MB): This document scanning app is perfect for the business traveler.

You’re able to scan a single page or multiple pages at a time. The app features built-in image stabilization to ensure you always get the perfect shot. You can then allow the app to automatically detect the edges of your document or you can crop it down manually. Documents can be rotated and processed as colored or black and white images. Completed scans can be shared as PDFs or images via email or uploaded to Dropbox. SharpScan Pro: rapidly scan multipage documents into clean PDF on the go is available for free today only (04/02). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 42 ratings.

PhotoMarks — Watermark Photos ($1.99 → Free, 2.9 MB): Watermark and annotate your photos with this easy to use 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 layer text or your company’s logo right over the top. Your text and logo can be repositioned and resized via common gestures. You’re also able to choose from a wide variety of fonts, colors, and effects. The app includes the ability to add multiple layers, undo and redo, and the ability to share your finished product via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email. PhotoMarks — Watermark Photos is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Toca Band ($2.99 → Free, 46.6 MB): You and your child can rock out with the Toca Band with this educational app.

Your cast of characters are available at the bottom of the screen. Just drag and drop them onto the stage to have them perform. Each section of the stage causes the character to play in a different way, allowing for some crazy combinations. The app includes 16 characters to choose from, and 48 sound loops. Toca Band is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2253 ratings.

Memneon ($0.99 → Free, 29.8 MB): Memneon might just be the most challenging memory game you’ll ever play on your iDevice.

You are presented with random, colorful patterns of circles. You have seven seconds to memorize each pattern before you have to recreate them. If you fail to hit even just one spot on the grid correctly, you’ll have to start all over. The game includes practice and challenge modes, three levels of difficulty, and online multiplayer. Memneon is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5 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 3726 ratings.

iPad:

DrawRace 2 HD ($2.99 → Free, 283.0 MB): Draw your path to victory in this unique racing game.

Instead of controlling your vehicle in real time, DrawRace 2 requires you to draw your path before the race even begins. To beat your opponents, you need to find the best possible path around the track and the perfect speed. The game includes more than 180 challenges to take on, four modes, loads of unlockable vehicles, and achievements via Game Center. DrawRace 2 HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2872 ratings.

Van Gogh: Painted With Words ($0.99 → Free, 160.6 MB): This engaging interactive biography will teach you all about the short but splendid life of Vincent van Gogh.

The biography is broken down into six chapters for easy consumption. As you follow Van Gogh's timeline, you'll be able to view his work, read insightful essays, and even gaze over personal letters between him and his brother Theo. Van Gogh: Painted With Words is available for free today only (04/02). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 75 ratings.

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Mentioned apps

Free
Toybox
Toybox
Barrel of Donkeys
Free
DrawRace 2
DrawRace 2
Ubisoft
Free
Petting Zoo - Animal Animations
Petting Zoo - Animal Animations
Fox & Sheep
Free
SharpScan Pro: rapidly scan multipage documents into clean PDF on the go
SharpScan Pro: rapidly scan multipage documents into clean PDF on the go
Pixelnetica
Free
PhotoMarks — Watermark Photos
PhotoMarks — Watermark Photos
Bits&Coffee
Free
Toca Band
Toca Band
Toca Boca AB
Free
Memneon
Memneon
Alchemista
Free
Weathercube - Gestural Weather
Weathercube - Gestural Weather
Appsuperb
Free
DrawRace 2 HD
DrawRace 2 HD
Ubisoft
Free
Van Gogh: Painted With Words
Van Gogh: Painted With Words
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