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Today’s apps gone free: Santa’s Merry Band, Pixora, Carl Laser Draw and more

Today’s apps gone free: Santa’s Merry Band, Pixora, Carl Laser Draw and more

December 5, 2014

Your family is going to have a lot of fun with today’s collection of apps and games. Everyone can sing and play along to the tunes in Santa’s Merry Band. You can doodle with Carl Laser Draw. And you can compete against each other in Lub vs Dub.

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:

Air Scanner: Wireless Remote HD Document Camera and Overhead Projector Replacement ($4.99 → Free, 1.1 MB): Project whatever your camera sees onto your computer’s screen with Air Scanner. It’s ideal for teachers or anyone else who needs to display hard-copy materials on a larger screen.

Getting Air Scanner up and running is remarkably easy. Just launch the app on your iDevice, point your browser at the provided URL, and then point your iDevice’s camera at whatever you want to project. Air Scanner will continuously take photos and send them to your browser in 720P or 1080P, depending on the type of iDevice.

Air Scanner: Wireless Remote HD Document Camera and Overhead Projector Replacement is available for free today only (12/05). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 20 ratings.

Universal:

Carl Laser Draw ($0.99 → Free, 23.8 MB): Bring out your inner child by painting with a lightsaber with this art creation app. It’s ideal for anyone who likes to doodle.

What do you get when you combine the lovable Carl with glowing lightsabers? Easy. One insanely fun doodling app! You’re able to choose from 11 different lightsaber colors and 14 shapes, and then just put your finger to the screen to start drawing. You’ll hear realistic lightsaber sparks and hums every time you touch the screen. The app also includes the ability to save your final creations and share them via email or Facebook.

Carl Laser Draw is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 41 ratings.

Pixora – Discover products, latest trends, and shopping inspiration in Fashion, Beauty, Home Decor, Men, Cars, Travel, Technology, Food, Kids, DIY, and Fitness ($1.99 → Free, 8.6 MB): Discover things you love with this lifestyle app. It’s ideal for anyone who needs a little inspiration.

Pixora brings the world of fashion, beauty, home, food, travel, technology, hobbies, and cars and bikes right to you. It features highly curated, visual lists that will help inspire you to check out new trends and topics in your favorite categories. You’re able to make your way through all of the carefully selected photos with a swipe. When you find something that has piqued your interest, you’re able to learn more about it, bookmark it, or share it with friends. A staff picks section and a trending section are available in case you aren’t exactly sure what you’re looking for.

Pixora – Discover products, latest trends, and shopping inspiration in Fashion, Beauty, Home Decor, Men, Cars, Travel, Technology, Food, Kids, DIY, and Fitness is available for free today only (12/05). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

Lub vs Dub ($1.99 → Free, 24.3 MB): An endless runner that has you flipping and jumping across an ECG line. It’s great for those who enjoy playing games locally against friends.

Lub vs Dub has a ton of heart. Grab a friend and take your places on each side of the screen. Then start running across the central ECG line to collect hearts and race by your opponent. You and your opponent are both able to leap over obstacles and flip to the other side of the line via your own personal controls. You’re also able to gather power-ups to boost ahead of or hinder your opponent. A single-player mode is available so you can work on your technique. The game also includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Lub vs Dub is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 366 ratings.

The Hobbit: Official Visual Companion ($4.99 → Free, 239.5 MB): Explore and discover the world of the Hobbit films with this entertainment app. It’s the perfect way to get ready for the next and final Hobbit film to hit theaters.

You’re able to explore Middle-earth via a beautifully rendered 3-D map. Utilize common multitouch gestures to move across the map, zoom in, and rotate. You’re able to overlay locations, characters, objects, and races on the map, and tap on those you want to learn more about. You’re also able to view the full index in list form, and take a quiz that will put your Middle-earth knowledge to the test.

The Hobbit: Official Visual Companion is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 35 ratings.

iPad:

Santa’s Merry Band ($4.99 → Free, 325.0 MB): Your kids can jam along to eight beautifully illustrated story songs in Santa’s Merry Band. This app will get any family in the Christmas spirit.

Santa’s Merry Band is one highly interactive music app. You’re able to choose from eight different story songs. You can simply hit play and enjoy the tunes and story, or you can jam along. The app includes a fully colored keyboard that can take on the sound of a piano, guitar, violin, vibraphone, saxophone, clarinet, flute, or accordion. Percussion instruments run down the right side of the screen as does a strum pad. It’s quite the visual and audio overload, so just start tapping and swiping away. You’re also able to disable pieces of each song in order to add your own tunes to them.

Santa’s Merry Band is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 261 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
Air Scanner: Wireless Remote HD Document Camera and Overhead Projector Replacement
Air Scanner: Wireless Remote HD Document Camera and Overhead Projector Replacement
Qrayon, LLC
Free
Carl Laser Draw
Carl Laser Draw
Tayasui
Free
Pixora – Discover products, latest trends, and shopping inspiration in Fashion, Beauty, Home Decor, Men, Cars, Travel, Technology, Food, Kids, DIY, and Fitness
Pixora – Discover products, latest trends, and shopping inspiration in Fashion, Beauty, Home Decor, Men, Cars, Travel, Technology, Food, Kids, DIY, and Fitness
Pixora Inc
Free
Lub vs Dub
Lub vs Dub
Jon McKellan
Free
The Hobbit: Official Visual Companion
The Hobbit: Official Visual Companion
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Free
Santa's Merry Band
Santa's Merry Band
Mibblio, Inc.

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