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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Devious Dungeon, ReadQuick, Playroom And More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Devious Dungeon, ReadQuick, Playroom And More

June 11, 2014

Wipe out the evil creatures that lurk beneath the kingdom in Devious Dungeon. We also have an app that will help you read and comprehend content faster, and a Playroom filled with five mini-games for your kids.

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:

Direct Remote ($0.99 → Free, 19.8 MB): Take control of your DirecTV receiver with Direct Remote.

Direct Remote is able to discover receivers on your network automatically or you can add them manually. You can then control your receiver via gestures or the more traditional digital buttons. Channels can also be set as favorites for super quick access. Please keep in mind that your receiver must be connected to a Wi-Fi network in order for Direct Remote to work. Compatible receiver models can be seen on Direct Remote’s iTunes page. Direct Remote is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 60 ratings.

Supermarket Management (Full) ($0.99 → Free, 102.3 MB): A classic time management game that has you helping Kate climb her way to the top and become the Supermarket Manager.

Help Kate keep her customers happy by stocking shelves, bringing around shopping carts, fulfilling orders, and checking customers out. Eventually you’ll be able to hire some coworkers to take some of the burden off of Kate and make your supermarket run even more efficiently. The game includes four different shops, 49 levels, nine mini-games, and more than 13 upgrades for your shop and character. Supermarket Management (Full) is available for free today only (06/11). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1284 ratings.

Universal:

DropZap ($0.99 → Free, 27.6 MB): Obliterate circles by strategically dropping them into place in this puzzle game.

Tap and drag your finger across the screen to select a column to drop your circle into. Leave your finger on the screen to see a preview of what will happen when you release. When a circle lands, it will fire lasers and shrink the circles below it and on each side of it. Large circles will shrink one size, and the smallest circles will disappear, possibly creating a massive chain reaction. Keep dropping circles until you can’t drop anymore. The game features four modes, five game types, and leaderboards via Game Center. DropZap is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 1411 ratings.

ReadQuick - Speed Reader for iOS ($9.99 → Free, 20.6 MB): Read and comprehend content faster than ever before with this news app.

It features a built-in web browser that allows you to hunt down content, or you can bring in your own via Instapaper, Readability, or Pocket. Then adjust the speed the words will be presented at and double-tap the screen to begin reading. Words will appear on the screen one at a time, allowing you to blast through the content. The app includes the ability to change the text size, a night mode, stat tracking, and the ability to share content via Twitter, Facebook, or email. ReadQuick - Speed Reader for iOS is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 280 ratings.

Playroom - Lessons with Max ($0.99 → Free, 37.7 MB): A collection of five games designed for toddlers and preschoolers.

Your child is able to join an adorable kitty named Max on a playroom date. They're able to participate in games of seek and find, matching, memory, puzzles, and colors and numbers. Each can be played separately or all at once using the Game Mix mode. You're also able to create custom voice-overs for all of the game's responses. Playroom - Lessons with Max is available for free today only (06/11). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 25 ratings.

Devious Dungeon ($0.99 → Free, 41.9 MB): A medieval action platformer from the creators of Random Heroes.

As the ultimate warrior, it’s your job to eliminate the evil creatures that have infested the catacombs beneath the kingdom. Grab your trusty sword and run, jump, and slash your way through pixelated dungeons using on-screen controls. Every enemy you take down will earn you experience points, which can be used to upgrade your character. You’ll also want to look for secret openings and collect loot to unlock new weapons and accessories. The game includes five worlds, boss battles, iCloud support, and achievements via Game Center. Devious Dungeon is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 641 ratings.

iPad:

Baby Learns Simple Objects. ($0.99 → Free, 61.3 MB): This educational app will help your toddler learn basic objects.

It includes four different scenes: room, kitchen, playground, and nature. Your toddler can explore each scene and tap on objects to hear their names pronounced. Once they have the objects down, they can test their knowledge in the play mode. The app also includes scenes to color in, the ability to record your own voiceovers, and a scene they can decorate. Baby Learns Simple Objects. is available for free today only (06/11). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Supermarket Management HD (Full) ($2.99 → Free, 105.1 MB): A classic time management game that has you helping Kate climb her way to the top and become the Supermarket Manager.

Help Kate keep her customers happy by stocking shelves, bringing around shopping carts, fulfilling orders, and checking customers out. Eventually you’ll be able to hire some coworkers to take some of the burden off of Kate and make your supermarket run even more efficiently. The game includes four different shops, 49 levels, nine mini-games, and more than 13 upgrades for your shop and character. Supermarket Management HD (Full) is available for free today only (06/11). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 402 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
Direct Remote
Direct Remote
David Likosar
Free
Supermarket Management (Full)
Supermarket Management (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
DropZap
DropZap
Amir Michail
Free
ReadQuick - Speed Reader for iOS
ReadQuick - Speed Reader for iOS
Action Now
Free
Playroom - Lessons with Max
Playroom - Lessons with Max
Igromatic
Free
Devious Dungeon
Devious Dungeon
Ravenous Games Inc.
Free
Baby Learns Simple Objects.
Baby Learns Simple Objects.
Bebebe Co.
Free
Supermarket Management HD (Full)
Supermarket Management HD (Full)
G5 Entertainment

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