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Today’s apps gone free: StepWise, Squares, Manual Photo Camera and more

Today’s apps gone free: StepWise, Squares, Manual Photo Camera and more

December 29, 2014

Start your New Year off right by tracking your steps and your finances with StepWise and Easy Spending Expense Tracker. We also have a camera app that will allow you to capture your favorite moments, and an entertainment app that will light up a room.

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:

Real Fireworks Artwork Visualizer ($0.99 → Free, 4.2 MB): Put on your own fireworks show with this entertainment app. It’s for anyone interested in ringing in the New Year at home.

Tap all over the screen to set off colorful explosions, or change a variety of parameters and allow the app to perform the show all on its own. You’re also able to choose from seven different modes, including one that allows you to draw your own images. The app includes multitouch controls, five color options, the ability to capture and share your works of art, and TV-out support.

Real Fireworks Artwork Visualizer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 114 ratings.

Letters from Nowhere (Full) ($0.99 → Free, 99.8 MB): Reveal the secret behind Audrey’s missing husband by searching for hidden objects in Letters from Nowhere. It’s ideal for adventure game fans who enjoy going on the hunt for clues.

Search through scenes for all of the objects on your list, and try to find the three stamps hidden within each to unlock the unlimited puzzle mode. The game includes a dramatic story told through comics, 11 episodes, 48 scenes, more than 1,000 objects to find, and achievements via Game Center.

Letters from Nowhere (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 863 ratings.

Manual Photo Camera ($0.99 → Free, 693.6 KB): Get full control over how you capture your photos and videos with Manual Photo Camera. It’s perfect for iPhoneographers who want to personalize their photos.

Manual Photo Camera allows you to take the best possible photos. It provides you with manual control over focus, exposure, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and flash level. To adjust each parameter, simply slide your finger left or right. Manual Photo Camera can also automatically adjust all of the parameters if you prefer. All captured photos and videos are directly saved to your library.

Manual Photo Camera is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

StepWise Pedometer plus Calorie and Weight Fitness Tracker – for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus & iPhone 5S ($1.99 → Free, 1.4 MB): Get your New Year started off on the right foot by achieving 10,000 daily steps with StepWise. It’s the ideal fitness app for those with an iPhone 5s or later.

StepWise is able to accurately track your daily step count, distance, active time, average speed, calories burned, and fat burned thanks to its use of Apple’s M7 and M8 motion coprocessors. This means that StepWise only works with iPhone 5s or later. However, the tradeoff is worth it. You’re not only able to track all of this data, you’re also able to save battery power since StepWise doesn’t need to be running to collect the data. StepWise also includes HealthKit integration, the ability to track a trip, BMI information, and a custom Today widget.

StepWise Pedometer plus Calorie and Weight Fitness Tracker – for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus & iPhone 5S is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

Universal:

Squares: Puzzle Game ($0.99 → Free, 10.9 MB): A minimalist logic puzzle game that has you trying to match squares to dots. It’s ideal for casual gamers who appreciate simple and clean artwork.

Squares is all about not pushing yourself into a corner. The idea is to tap on squares in order to move them on to their matching circles. You’ll have to utilize all of the squares to push others into their appropriate paths. There’s only one solution to each level, so think ahead before tapping. Other gameplay altering mechanics will be added as you progress through the game to make things more challenging. It includes 48 levels and iCloud integration.

Squares: Puzzle Game is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 961 ratings.

Easy Spending Expense Tracker – Save expenses ($0.99 → Free, 5.3 MB): Get your finances in order and keep them that way with Easy Spending Expense Tracker. This finance app is great for anyone looking for an easy and effective way to see where their money is going.

Most finance apps are all cluttered up with unnecessary options and data, but not Easy Spending Expense Tracker. The app’s home screen only displays your current account balance and two buttons: Add Income and Add Expense. When adding income or an expense, you simply have to define an amount and choose a category. The amount will automatically be added to or subtracted from your total. You’re able to look back through your transaction history, and create reports from all of the data.

Easy Spending Expense Tracker – Save expenses is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 288 ratings.

iPad:

Real Fireworks Artwork 4-in-1 HD 2012 – Play Awesome Light Show, Enjoy Fun Visualizer, Make Cool Wallpapers and Draw Amazing Art with Colors & Glow ($0.99 → Free, 8.7 MB): Put on your own fireworks show with this entertainment app. It’s for anyone interested in ringing in the New Year at home.

Tap all over the screen to set off colorful explosions, or change a variety of parameters and allow the app to perform the show all on its own. You’re also able to choose from seven different modes, including one that allows you to draw your own images. The app includes multitouch controls, five color options, the ability to capture and share your works of art, and TV-out support.

Real Fireworks Artwork 4-in-1 HD 2012 – Play Awesome Light Show, Enjoy Fun Visualizer, Make Cool Wallpapers and Draw Amazing Art with Colors & Glow is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1057 ratings.

Letters from Nowhere HD (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 95.6 MB): Reveal the secret behind Audrey’s missing husband by searching for hidden objects in Letters from Nowhere. It’s ideal for adventure game fans who enjoy going on the hunt for clues.

Search through scenes for all of the objects on your list, and try to find the three stamps hidden within each to unlock the unlimited puzzle mode. The game includes a dramatic story told through comics, 11 episodes, 48 scenes, more than 1,000 objects to find, and achievements via Game Center.

Letters from Nowhere HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 1857 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
Real Fireworks Artwork Visualizer
Real Fireworks Artwork Visualizer
INNOVATTY, LLC
Free
Letters from Nowhere (Full)
Letters from Nowhere (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
Manual Photo Camera
Manual Photo Camera
Rego Korosi
Free
StepWise Pedometer plus Calorie and Weight Fitness Tracker - for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus & iPhone 5S
StepWise Pedometer plus Calorie and Weight Fitness Tracker - for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus & iPhone 5S
Progress Concepts
Free
Squares: Puzzle Game
Squares: Puzzle Game
Volodymyr Klymenko
Free
Easy Spending Expense Tracker - Save expenses
Easy Spending Expense Tracker - Save expenses
Tekton Technologies
Free
Real Fireworks Artwork 4-in-1 HD 2012 - Play Awesome Light Show, Enjoy Fun Visualizer, Make Cool Wallpapers and Draw Amazing Art with Colors & Glow
Real Fireworks Artwork 4-in-1 HD 2012 - Play Awesome Light Show, Enjoy Fun Visualizer, Make Cool Wallpapers and Draw Amazing Art with Colors & Glow
INNOVATTY, LLC
Free
Letters from Nowhere HD (Full)
Letters from Nowhere HD (Full)
G5 Entertainment

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