Today’s apps gone free: LEX, UpWord Notes, EleMints and more
July 24, 2014
iPhone:It only takes a single tap to start jotting down notes or a list of tasks for the day. Want to turn your regular text into a list? Swipe right to left right over the top of it. Swipe right to left again to highlight the text. You can also swipe left to right to cross off text and mark it as complete. Notes and lists can be organized within folders, shared via a variety of methods, synced with Dropbox, and searched for. You’re also able to attach reminders to your notes. The app includes multiple font sizes to choose from, undo and redo, TextExpander support, word count, and landscape support. UpWord Notes - Jot lists, snippets and reminders with Dropbox backup & TaskPaper (like Astrid) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 165 ratings. Just put your Pop Secret bag in the microwave and enter the suggested cooking time from the packaging. Then turn up the volume on your iDevice, start the app, and start your microwave. The app will listen for pops coming from your microwave to determine the precise moment when your popcorn is fully popped. You’re able to monitor the progress of your bag via “Inside the bag vision,” and you can read fun movie facts while you wait. The app includes the ability to time regular and snag bags of Pop Secret popcorn. Perfect Popcorn is available for free today only (07/24). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 464 ratings.
Universal:At the beginning of each game you’ll be presented with a random collection of letters. Simply tap on the letters to create valid words. Each letter has a value attached to it, which also indicates how long it will take to expire. Letters with low values will expire quickly, so you must make sure to use them as quickly as possible. The moment one letter expires, it’s game over. Every three valid words created will increase your multiplier level and the speed of the timers, so just try to hang in there for as long as possible to climb the leaderboards. The game also includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. LEX is available for free today only (07/24). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 182 ratings. Weblock works with any Wi-Fi enabled iDevice. The app will generate a unique configuration link within the Setup menu. Then launch your Settings app, choose the network you’re on, and set your HTTP proxy to “Auto.” A new URL field will appear, where you can paste your unique link. Then make sure to kill all of your active processes, and none of your apps will show text ads, banners, or pop-ups ever again. It even works with YouTube and Pandora! The app also includes the ability to create your own rules and filters, and iCloud support. Weblock - AdBlock for iOS is available for free today only (07/24). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 389 ratings. It can tune basically any instrument that sustains a tone. You're able to choose from three display types, log, linear, or note, all of which feature an easy to read fixed note wheel. The app also includes line-in and built-in mic modes, customizable transpositions, a tuning range from C0 to B8, more than 30 historical temperaments, 12 notations, and a tone generator. insTuner - Chromatic Tuner with Tone Generator is available for free today only (07/24). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 589 ratings. You’re able to view the periodic table in portrait or landscape orientation. Utilize the common pinch and pull gestures to zoom in and out of the table. Tap on the classification tab to filter out and highlight elements with particular properties. You’re also able to view all of the elements in list form, read articles from the built-in library, view property trends in graph form, and calculate molar mass. EleMints: Periodic Table is available for free today only (07/24). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings. You’re able to look through maps by country, or you can search for a specific one by name. Downloaded maps include the ability to search for specific streets, view points of interest, and bookmark your favorite locations. The app includes a total of 6,700 downloadable maps. City Maps 2Go Pro - Offline Map and Travel Guide is available for free today only (07/24). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 594 ratings.
Developers:If you are a developer who would like to get your app included in our “Apps Gone Free” daily lists, here’s our basic set of rules:
- It must have at least a three-star average rating at the time it goes free.
- The app must not have been free numerous times (3+) over the last six months.
- The free version of your app must not include ads.
UpWord Notes - Jot lists, snippets and reminders with Dropbox backup & TaskPaper (like Astrid)
Lau Brothers LLC
Simple Machine, LLC
Weblock - AdBlock for iOS
insTuner - Chromatic Tuner with Tone Generator
EleMints: Periodic Table
Mochi Development, Inc.
City Maps 2Go Pro - Offline Map and Travel Guide