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Today’s apps gone free: Stickyboard 2, Be S.M.A.R.T., Tiny Playroom and more

Today’s apps gone free: Stickyboard 2, Be S.M.A.R.T., Tiny Playroom and more

July 30, 2014

Turn your iPad into a giant whiteboard with a never-ending supply of sticky notes with Stickyboard 2. We also have an app that will help you achieve your goals, and a Tiny Playroom for your little ones.

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.

Universal:

Evolution: Battle for Utopia ($1.99 → Free, 420.3 MB): All new users will receive a starter pack of in-app purchases worth $1.99 and will have ads permanently removed.

Become the captain of an important expedition and battle for supremacy on a distant planet in this genre-mashing strategy game. Evolution: Battle for Utopia offers gamers a little bit of everything. You must build up your base in order to research and develop new technologies and abilities. Then go toe-to-toe with your enemies in real-time battles to the death in order to claim new territory and earn rewards. As your journey progresses, you’ll come across new characters that you’re able to team up with or fight against. Evolution: Battle for Utopia is available for free today only (07/30). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1183 ratings.

Essence — Breathe & Relax ($1.99 → Free, 28.0 MB): The world’s simplest relaxation app.

Essence helps you focus on relaxing by keeping things super simple. The moment you launch the app you’ll see a blue circle begin to expand, telling you to inhale. Then hold your breath and exhale on cue. You’ll also hear a guitar playing as the circles go in and out of existence, indicating when you should be breathing in, holding your breath, and exhaling. Essence — Breathe & Relax is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

Taptocolor Fun ($0.99 → Free, 11.1 MB): Enjoy this pick up and play game whenever you have a spare moment today.

When the game begins, the center square will fill up with a random color. You must tap outside of the square to change the background color and get it to match. When you have found a match, tap the center square again to earn points. Try to string together matches to earn multipliers. If you don’t choose the right color, you’ll lose points. The game also includes leaderboards via Game Center. Taptocolor Fun is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 62 ratings.

Be S.M.A.R.T. ($1.99 → Free, 24.2 MB): Be S.M.A.R.T. with your goals with this productivity app.

The app provides a detailed description of S.M.A.R.T. principles and examples of incorrect goals. You’re then able to create an unlimited number of S.M.A.R.T. goals for you and others. Each goal can be assigned a category, priority level, action plan, and a reminder to update the status. Goals are sorted by those that are still active and those that have been completed. The app also includes a simple to-do list. Be S.M.A.R.T. is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 43 ratings.

Tiny Playroom - Toddler and Kids Toy ($1.99 → Free, 38.9 MB): Your little ones will love playing in the Tiny Playroom.

Tiny Playroom consists of six different activities for your children to enjoy. They can play in a tub of toys and learn to add and subtract, put together puzzles, sort shapes, play a xylophone, learn numbers, and complete pictures. Each activity is narrated and filled with colorful objects to interact with, so just hand off your iDevice and allow your child to explore. Tiny Playroom - Toddler and Kids Toy is available for free today only (07/30). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

The Frog and Fish storybook - the interactive nursery rhyme for children ($3.99 → Free, 40.8 MB): An interactive storybook that tells the tale of two little sea creatures who thought they were brothers.

Your child is able to enjoying the rhyming tale all on their own or they can listen to the professional narration. Each word is highlighted as it is read, making it easy for them to follow along. The pages are loaded with interactive elements and fantastic sound effects, which will help keep your child engaged. There’s also a fun song at the end of the storybook for your child to sing along to. The Frog and Fish storybook - the interactive nursery rhyme for children is available for free today only (07/30). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 21 ratings.

iPad:

Stickyboard 2: Sticky Notes on a Large Whiteboard, Perfect for Storyboards, Mindmaps, Planning Manuscripts, Screenplays, and General Organization ($4.99 → Free, 2.3 MB): This business app turns your iPad into a giant whiteboard with a never-ending stack of sticky notes.

Sticky notes of different sizes and colors can be created by double-tapping on the whiteboard. They can also be moved and resized with a tap and drag of your finger. You're able to select and organize multiple sticky notes by first dragging your finger over them, and then using three-finger swipe gestures to choose a layout. The app also includes the ability to write on the whiteboard with different colored markers, undo and redo, a gallery view, and the ability to share your stickies as a PDF or text. Stickyboard 2: Sticky Notes on a Large Whiteboard, Perfect for Storyboards, Mindmaps, Planning Manuscripts, Screenplays, and General Organization is available for free today only (07/30). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 93 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.

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.
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Mentioned apps

Free
Evolution: Battle for Utopia
Evolution: Battle for Utopia
MY.COM
Free
Essence — Breathe & Relax
Essence — Breathe & Relax
Rudolf Adamkovic
Free
Taptocolor Fun
Taptocolor Fun
Phil Earnest
Free
Be S.M.A.R.T.
Be S.M.A.R.T.
Mikhail Nikonorov
Free
Tiny Playroom - Toddler and Kids Toy
Tiny Playroom - Toddler and Kids Toy
Shuneebooks Co.,Ltd.
Free
The Frog and Fish storybook - the interactive nursery rhyme for children
The Frog and Fish storybook - the interactive nursery rhyme for children
Valdas Barvainis
Free
Stickyboard 2: Sticky Notes on a Large Whiteboard, Perfect for Storyboards, Mindmaps, Planning Manuscripts, Screenplays, and General Organization
Stickyboard 2: Sticky Notes on a Large Whiteboard, Perfect for Storyboards, Mindmaps, Planning Manuscripts, Screenplays, and General Organization
Qrayon, LLC

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