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Today’s apps gone free: Phraseboard, Symbols, Bronko Blue and more

Today’s apps gone free: Phraseboard, Symbols, Bronko Blue and more

App Bargain Bin
January 17, 2015

Quickly add symbols, phrases, images, and other custom content to your text messages and notes with today’s featured keyboard apps.

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:

PowerGuard – Master your iPhone, protect your privacy and security ($0.99 → Free, 35.4 MB): PowerGuard is able to monitor and protect your iDevice. It’s ideal for anyone who wants a little peace of mind.

PowerGuard is able to do a little bit of everything to make you feel safe and secure. It’s able to display your iDevice’s storage space used and remaining, CPU processes, IP addresses, and other hardware information. You’re also able to see how your battery is performing and how you can save some power. PowerGuard is even able to store your private photos behind a wall of protection, and backup your contacts via iCloud or Dropbox. There are even some useful iDevice usage tips to check out.

PowerGuard – Master your iPhone, protect your privacy and security is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1088 ratings.

Universal:

Will it Rain? Pro – Rain condition and weather forecast alerts and notification ($1.99 → Free, 26.4 MB): Never again be stuck out in the rain with this weather app. This is the perfect app for those who live in wet climates.

Will it Rain? gets right to the point. All you have to do is allow it to monitor your location and send you push notifications. You can then see if it will rain today or tomorrow with a crystal clear yes or no. You can set the time you want to receive your notification, and adjust the rain intensity threshold in case you aren’t worried about mere sprinkles. The app also provides you with low and high temperatures for the day.

Will it Rain? Pro – Rain condition and weather forecast alerts and notification is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

Symbols — special text characters for the iPhone & iPad ($0.99 → Free, 831.9 KB): Add some character to your messages with this utility app. It’s ideal for iOS 8 users who enjoy utilizing special text characters.

You’re able to choose from more than 2,000 special characters and symbols, which are sorted by category. Just tap on the one you want to use to copy it to your clipboard. If it’s a character or symbol you’re going to be using often, tap and hold to add it to your favorites. The app also includes recent copy history. Symbols can be used as a third-party keyboard in iOS 8 as well.

Symbols — special text characters for the iPhone & iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

Bronko Blue, the kitten copter ($0.99 → Free, 16.6 MB): An atmospheric side-scroller that has you flying a small blue cat through seasons and night scapes to collect his lost wool. It’s ideal for gamers that enjoy one-touch gameplay.

Bronko Blue is moody, atmospheric, and a whole lot of fun. Bronko rides the wind with his umbrella. It’s up to you to guide him up, under, and through obstacles by tapping on the screen. As you progress through the game, Bronko will gain new abilities like the ability to light his way and shoot down angry crows, which will make it a lot easier to collect all of those lost balls of wool!

Bronko Blue, the kitten copter is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

Phraseboard Keyboard ($1.99 → Free, 8.3 MB): Create and access your most commonly used phrases in a snap with this third-party keyboard. Phraseboard is a handy tool for iOS 8 users who want to shave a few seconds off of their messaging time.

Phraseboard can store just about anything you want. Simply launch the app and go through each category to add all of your favorite phrases, personal data, and even images and GIFs. Items that you want to keep away from prying eyes can be safely stored within the Secure category, so whenever you try to access it from the keyboard you’ll be required to enter a passcode. Phraseboard also includes the ability to add phrases directly from Notification Center.

Phraseboard Keyboard is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 22 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
PowerGuard - Master your iPhone, protect your privacy and security
PowerGuard - Master your iPhone, protect your privacy and security
RebornInfo
Free
Will it Rain? Pro - Rain condition and weather forecast alerts and notification
Will it Rain? Pro - Rain condition and weather forecast alerts and notification
Yaniv Katan
Free
Symbols — special text characters for the iPhone & iPad
Symbols — special text characters for the iPhone & iPad
Rinat Khanov
Free
Bronko Blue, the kitten copter
Bronko Blue, the kitten copter
bytecombo Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschrankt)
Free
Phraseboard Keyboard
Phraseboard Keyboard
Daniel Soffer

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