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Today’s apps gone free: Sleepy Fan, BlastTrax, Retromatic and more

Today’s apps gone free: Sleepy Fan, BlastTrax, Retromatic and more

July 21, 2014

Block out the world with Sleepy Fan. We also have a vibrant arcade game that has you blasting swarms of deadly alien creatures, and an app that allows you to create your own custom retro-style posters.

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iPhone:

Retromatic 2.0 ($1.99 → Free, 58.8 MB): Craft your very own retro-style poster with this photo effects app.

You can either import a photo from your library or snap a new one from within the app. Then highlight the edge of your subject to grab only what's necessary. Your subject will be placed on a colorful wallpaper, where you can also apply effects, stamps, and text. The app includes 18 retro filters, 17 themes with 17 color options, 70 modifiable retro stickers, and the ability to share your photos via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr. Retromatic 2.0 is available for free today only (07/21). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 150 ratings.

Persistence - Goal and Habit Tracker ($1.99 → Free, 2.5 MB): Stay persistent and complete your goals with this productivity app.

When creating a new goal, you’re able to title it and enter the number of times you want to work on it or the amount of time you want to spend on it each and everyday. After completing a goal for the day, simply enter your progress and attach notes if necessary. If you start to get behind on a goal, don’t fret, you can make up for it by doing more the next day. The idea is to keep those vertical blue and red bars from appearing on the side of your goal. The app also includes the ability to edit goals, set reminders, view statistical progress, and share your daily logs. Persistence - Goal and Habit Tracker is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Universal:

BlastTrax ($0.99 → Free, 7.1 MB): Travel through colorful space lanes swarming with deadly alien creatures to get to your next destination in this arcade game.

You’re able to control your vessel with either thumb. Travel along the path dodging enemy fire and destroying everything in sight in order to reach the end with your health intact. Your performance is graded on how well you clear each space lane, so don’t take any pity on your alien foes. The game includes three modes, three difficulty settings, iCade support, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. BlastTrax is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Sleepy Fan - Get Restful Sleep with fan and white noise sounds ($1.99 → Free, 13.2 MB): Block out the world with this relaxation app from the creators of Windy and Thunderspace.

Tap on the icon in the upper right corner to choose an oscillating, ceiling, or desk fan. You’re able to mix in and tweak white, pink, and brown noise by dragging your finger across the target area at the bottom. Then grab some headphones, sit back and get comfortable, and tap on the fan to get the blades spinning. The app also includes a sleep timer, and high quality audio encoded in 256 kbps AAC. Sleepy Fan - Get Restful Sleep with fan and white noise sounds is available for free today only (07/21). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Trimaginator ($1.99 → Free, 9.4 MB): Turn your photos into mind-blowing works of art with Trimaginator.

Inspired by the mathematical process, triangulation, Trimaginator allows you to reduce your favorite photos to their essentials and then turn them into triangle meshes. You’re able to import any photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. The button in the top right corner allows you to choose your effect while the button in the bottom left allows you to change the rendering mode. Tap on your photo to add mesh points or drag your finger across it to add multiple points. You’re also able to remove points if necessary. The geometry of your photo will change almost instantly while performing your drawings, so just play around and see what you can come up with. The app includes a total of 11 vision techniques and 10 rendering options. Trimaginator is available for free today only (07/21). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

iPad:

Actions for iPad ($3.99 → Free, 28.6 MB): Turn your iPad into a computer control center with Actions.

You’ll first need to download the free companion software for your Mac or PC. Then follow the instructions to get everything set up. Once completed, you’ll be able to control apps and other features on your computer just by tapping on touchpads. The pads can be customized in a variety of ways in order to get everything up and running just how you want it. Actions also includes both landscape and portrait orientation support, 900 touchpad icons to choose from, multitouch support, the ability to backup and exchange your touchpad sets with friends, Dropbox sync, and built-in presets for the most popular apps. Actions for iPad is available for free today only (07/21). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 222 ratings.

Retromatic HD 2.0 ($1.99 → Free, 59.9 MB): Craft your very own retro-style poster with this photo effects app.

You can either import a photo from your library or snap a new one from within the app. Then highlight the edge of your subject to grab only what's necessary. Your subject will be placed on a colorful wallpaper, where you can also apply effects, stamps, and text. The app includes 18 retro filters, 17 themes with 17 color options, 70 modifiable retro stickers, and the ability to share your photos via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr. Retromatic HD 2.0 is available for free today only (07/21). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 568 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
Retromatic 2.0
Retromatic 2.0
Peta Vision
Free
Persistence - Goal and Habit Tracker
Persistence - Goal and Habit Tracker
Samuel Clark
Free
BlastTrax
BlastTrax
James Gamble
Free
Sleepy Fan - Get Restful Sleep with fan and white noise sounds
Sleepy Fan - Get Restful Sleep with fan and white noise sounds
Franz Bruckhoff
Free
Trimaginator
Trimaginator
Paul Ollivier
Free
Actions for iPad
Actions for iPad
Actions
Free
Retromatic HD 2.0
Retromatic HD 2.0
Peta Vision

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