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Today’s apps gone free: Doug dug, Tabata!, PDF Scanner and more

Today’s apps gone free: Doug dug, Tabata!, PDF Scanner and more

December 10, 2014

Everyone is busy, busy, busy this holiday season, so our collection of apps will help you get more done in less time. You can scan and record physical documents in a snap with PDF Scanner. Go hunting for treasure whenever you have a moment in Doug dug. And you can even get a four minute workout in with Tabata!

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:

Tabata! Daily 4-Minute Workouts ($1.99 → Free, 13.0 MB): All it takes is four minutes a day to stay fit with this fitness app. It’s ideal for those who want to shed a few pounds without committing a lot of time to it.

Tabata! doesn’t take itself too seriously, but you will get a serious workout. You’re provided with a different set of exercises each day. Your chosen exercises are laid out in list form, and you can review them to ensure you know how to properly perform them before staring the workout. Then follow along with the instructor as you perform each exercise for 20 seconds with 10 second breaks. None of the exercises require equipment, so you can perform them anytime, anywhere. The app also includes the ability to adjust the amount of sets for exercises, and all kinds of achievements to earn.

Tabata! Daily 4-Minute Workouts is available for free today only (12/10). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 82 ratings.

Universal:

Space Qube® ($2.99 → Free, 40.8 MB): This retro-inspired space shooter allows you to design your very own ship. Creative gamers who enjoy Crossy Road’s art style will have a blast with Space Qube.

Dangerous monsters are threatening life across the entire universe. It’s up to you to craft your own personal spaceship and join Space Jack’s quest to save the universe. You’re able to control your ship’s horizontal movements via tilt or touch. Your ship will automatically fire upon your approaching enemies, but you can quickly dodge their fire with a swipe. Your fallen enemies will drop Qubes, which you must collect in order to craft your own ship from scratch. Ship designs can be shared with other players, and you can even 3-D print your creations with a single tap.

Space Qube® is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 212 ratings.

Doug dug. ($1.99 → Free, 10.4 MB): Go digging for buried treasure as Doug the dwarf in this quirky casual game. Doug dug is the perfect game for those who enjoyed Dig Dug.

Hunting for buried treasure has never been this much fun. You’re able to guide Doug deep down into the ground simply by dragging your finger all over the screen. Aim for anything that looks shiny and expensive, but try to avoid causing cave-ins because Doug isn’t all that fond of things landing on his head. On your journey through the earth you’ll also come across some nasty creatures that you must avoid at all costs. Try to dig deeper and find the most bling among your friends to rise to the top of the leaderboards.

Doug dug. is available for free today only (12/10). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 124 ratings.

PDF Scanner – easily scan books and multipage documents to PDF ($2.99 → Free, 32.3 MB): Convert all of your physical documents into PDFs with this powerful utility app. It’s great for those who don’t have a physical scanner in their home office.

You’re able to scan receipts, invoices, letters, sketches, clippings, and much more in seconds or less. Just point your iDevice’s camera at whatever it is you want to capture and PDF Scanner will automatically discover the border. You’re able to capture single pages or multiple pages at a time. A grid view is also available to help you straighten things out. After you’ve captured your document, you’re able to manually crop it down if need be and change its composition. Then save your new PDF to your library, upload it to Dropbox, or share it via email. The app also includes the ability to sort, search, and organize documents within folders.

PDF Scanner – easily scan books and multipage documents to PDF is available for free today only (12/10). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 411 ratings.

Galaxy Legend ($9.99 → Free, 86.7 MB): Become the most powerful commander in the universe by laying waste to friends and foes in this space combat game. Galaxy Legend is for fans of online strategy games.

The year is 2841. A new chapter in human history is about to begin as we further our reach across the universe. It’s up to you as the commander of a galactic outpost to expand your power by wiping out space pirates, aliens, and other enemy outposts. You’re able to duel with AI controlled opponents along with other players from around the world in a vast galactic battlefield. Then upgrade your starships with the credits earned during battle to keep your enemies at bay. You’re also able to form alliances with friends and develop strategies through the in-game chat system.

Galaxy Legend is available for free today only (12/10). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 236 ratings.

Jungle Adventure: educational kid’s game ($1.99 → Free, 45.1 MB): This educational game will have your child on the lookout for jungle animals and putting together puzzles. It’s ideal for parents with children under the age of five.

Jungle Adventure will help develop your child’s motor skills and they will have fun doing it. They will be tasked with finding and counting animals in jungle scenes, and putting together colorful jigsaw puzzles. The game includes four languages (English, French, German, and Spanish), fun sounds and animations, and verbal feedback.

Jungle Adventure: educational kid’s game is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 9 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
Tabata! Daily 4-Minute Workouts
Tabata! Daily 4-Minute Workouts
Pavel Dubov
Free
Space Qube®
Space Qube®
Owen Wu
Free
Doug dug.
Doug dug.
The Electric Toy Company
Free
PDF Scanner - easily scan books and multipage documents to PDF
PDF Scanner - easily scan books and multipage documents to PDF
Darsoft Inc.
Free
Galaxy Legend
Galaxy Legend
Tap4Fun
Free
Jungle Adventure: educational kid’s game
Jungle Adventure: educational kid’s game
emeeyou

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