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Today’s apps gone free: Harmony, Date and Time Calculator, SpotOn and more

Today’s apps gone free: Harmony, Date and Time Calculator, SpotOn and more

September 6, 2014

Enjoy solving more than 1,000 colorful and deceivingly complex puzzles in Harmony. We also have an app that allows you to calculate just about anything related to time, and a fast-paced arcade game.

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:

Ringo: Low cost international calls ($0.99 → Free, 14.6 MB): Ringo lets you call any phone number in the world for ridiculously cheap prices. Right now they are giving all users $1 for free, which actually lasts for more than 30 minutes of free calls. This is a must have for anyone who calls people internationally, but it’s also a great for anyone just in case of emergency. The $1 never expires, so if a need to call internationally ever arises, you’re good to go.

Ringo is the cheapest calling card type app we have seen. The call quality is fantastic and it doesn’t require the Internet at all. It’s really a phone app, not VOIP. Also, you can call any old regular phone number in the world. You don’t have to get the other person to sign up for the service.

Ringo: Low cost international calls is available for free today only (09/06). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 52 ratings.

Universal:

Word Mess ($0.99 → Free, 12.4 MB): Go on the hunt for words in this seek and find game. Word Mess will be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone looking to improve their visual scanning abilities and vocabulary.

We like Word Mess because it’s accessible to gamers of all ages. At the beginning of each round you’re presented with a word or type of word that must be discovered among the mess. You have a limited amount of time to track it down and tap on it. You’re able to play all on your own or compete with your friends in head-to-head battles. You’re also able to compare your skills via Game Center.

Word Mess is available for free today only (09/06). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 540 ratings.

SpotOn: Find The Hidden Object ($1.99 → Free, 1.7 MB): Your focus needs to be spot on to succeed in this arcade game. During each level you’ll be presented with an object, letter, or number to find among a random, constantly changing collection. You must tap the correct one as quickly as possible without making a mistake to move on. The game is ideal for anyone with a second to spare to work on their reflexes.

We think this game is great because it trains your brain and helps you focus. Who couldn’t use a little help with that? The object, letter, or number you must find is presented at the top of the screen along with a timer bar. You must focus on the random collection of objects, letters, or numbers until the correct one pops up and tap on it before it disappears. Make a mistake and all progress will be lost. You’re also able to compete against friends or random strangers online via Game Center.

SpotOn: Find The Hidden Object is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 39 ratings.

Date & Time Calculator (9 in 1) ($0.99 → Free, 819.0 KB): Calculate just about anything related to time this handy utility app. It’s perfect for anyone that constantly finds themselves in need of making accurate date and time calculations.

We really like this app because of its simplicity. You’re presented with a list of nine different calculators, allowing you to find time differences, calculate work days, add and subtract time, multiple and divide time, convert time, find a date range, convert time zones, calculate age, and calculate time travel. The results from each can be shared via AirDrop, Messages, Twitter, Facebook, and email.

Date & Time Calculator (9 in 1) is available for free today only (09/06). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 53 ratings.

har•mo•ny ($0.99 → Free, 27.2 MB): An extremely stylish and deceivingly complex puzzler. It’s up to you to rearrange the colorful blocks according to a palette of colors that blend together harmoniously. This game is ideal for anyone looking for a puzzle game that’s easy on the eyes, music to the ears, and challenging to the brain.

Harmony comes as close to puzzling perfection as you can get. The object of the game is to swap out blocks with a tap in order to get them to match the color palette. Blocks can only be swapped in vertical or horizontal rows. The number of moves each block can make is indicated by the black dots on top of them. You absolutely must use up all of the moves for each block to complete the puzzles. Matching only the colors isn’t good enough. Harmony includes more than 1,000 levels, so be prepared for hours upon hours of gameplay.

har•mo•ny is available for free today only (09/06). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

Flash Reader ($3.99 → Free, 13.6 MB): Read emails, text messages, and articles from the web faster than ever before with Flash Reader. Consider downloading this app today if you need to save precious seconds throughout your day.

We love Flash Reader because of its versatility. No matter what it is you need to read, Flash Reader is able to present all of the text word by word. This process allows your brain to really absorb and understand what you’re reading even as the text goes flying by. Content can be pulled from the web using the built-in browser, opened from another app, or copy and pasted. The speed and amount of words per flash can be adjusted as well as the text size and font.

Flash Reader is available for free today only (09/06). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 229 ratings.

iPad:

Playrific Animal World Channel ($5.99 → Free, 3.6 MB): An entertainment app for your little animal lovers to enjoy. It offers a wide variety of curated videos, games, interactive books, and activities for your children to enjoy. It’s great for parents in need of new ways to keep their children entertained.

We included the fantastic Playrific Animal World Challenge in today’s AppsGoneFree because we have a special offer for you! Today only, you’re able to unlock all play packs for your children to enjoy free of charge. All you have to do is access each animal category and tap on one of the locked pieces of content. You’ll then see the option to “Buy this Playpack” for free. Repeat the process for all six animal categories to get loads of animal related content like puzzles, videos from all over the world, image galleries, memory and matching games, and dress-up activities.

Playrific Animal World Channel is available for free today only (09/06). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 14 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.

To submit an app, simply send a request to [email protected] with the subject “Apps Gone Free.” Please include the name of the app, a link to it in the App Store, when and for how long you intend to offer the app for free, and anything else you would like to share. We will take it from there.

Mentioned apps

Free
Ringo: Low cost international calls
Ringo: Low cost international calls
Talk.to FZC
Free
Word Mess
Word Mess
Masala Games
Free
SpotOn: Find The Hidden Object
SpotOn: Find The Hidden Object
Local Aliens LLC
Free
Date & Time Calculator (9 in 1)
Date & Time Calculator (9 in 1)
Thomas Tsopanakis
Free
har•mo•ny
har•mo•ny
BorderLeap, LLC
Free
Flash Reader
Flash Reader
Didstopia
Free
Playrific Animal World Channel
Playrific Animal World Channel
Playrific, Inc.

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