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Today’s apps gone free: Tag Journal, Star Scales HD, Battle Riders and more

Today’s apps gone free: Tag Journal, Star Scales HD, Battle Riders and more

App Bargain Bin
January 29, 2015

Our collection of apps and games today focuses on trying something new, whether that’s learning guitar, journaling your life, blocking out the world with sounds, or racing with weaponized vehicles.

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.

Universal:

Hollow Words ($0.99 → Free, 19.0 MB): A word picture game that will keep you coming back for more. It’s ideal for casual gamers.

Your job is to try and figure out what each word or common phrase is by the literal presentation. For example, if head is written above heels, the answer would be head over heels. If you find yourself stuck you can employ different types of hints, but they will cost you. You can also tap on an image to get a closer look. The app includes multiple puzzle sets, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Hollow Words is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 284 ratings.

Sleepy Fan – Get Restful Sleep with fan and white noise sounds ($1.99 → Free, 12.8 MB): Block out the world with this relaxation app from the creators of Sunny, Windy, and Thunderspace. It’s for anyone who has trouble falling asleep or focusing on a task.

Like Taptanium’s other apps, Sleepy Fan is all about the high quality audio. It’s encoded in 256 kbps AAC, making it truly sound like a fan is spinning in the background. You’re able to choose from an oscillating, ceiling, or desk fan, and you can mix in and tweak white, pink, and brown noise. Just sit back, get comfortable, and then tap on the fan to get the blades spinning!

Sleepy Fan – Get Restful Sleep with fan and white noise sounds is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 74 ratings.

Battle Riders ($0.99 → Free, 249.4 MB): Jump behind the wheel of some bruising vehicles and blast your way to the finish line in Battle Riders. It’s perfect for gamers who enjoy combat racing.

Battle Riders does a marvelous job mixing together gaming’s most popular genres. To earn the top spot on the podium, you’ll not only have to nimbly race around crazy tracks but also take down your opponents with powerful weapons like missiles, mines, ray guns, and machine guns. As you make your way through career mode you’ll be able to unlock new vehicles, exciting challenges, and better weapons. The game includes more than 120 events, nine tracks, three environments, and multiple control options.

Battle Riders is available for free today only (01/29). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

Tag Journal: write your diary ($2.99 → Free, 8.1 MB): Record your life with Tag Journal. It’s for those who have always wanted to keep a journal.

No matter if you’re a student, writer, or world traveler, Tag Journal will help you document your life events and thoughts. When creating a new entry for your journal, you’re able to attach location data, a photo, a short video, or audio. Each entry can be colored coded and tagged, and you’re able to attach entries to other entries or convert them at any time. All of your entries can be viewed on a single timeline, or you can filter them by category or tag. You’re also able to search for something specific by keyword or date. Journal entries can also be previewed in full-screen and shared via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Messages. The app includes iCloud support, a built-in browser, Markdown syntax highlighting, and undo and redo.

Tag Journal: write your diary is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 51 ratings.

Secure Filebox ($1.99 → Free, 10.6 MB): Store almost anything behind a wall of encryption with this productivity app. Secure Filebox is ideal for anyone who wants to keep what’s important to them away from prying eyes.

No matter what it is, Secure Filebox can keep your digital content safe and secure. You’re able to store and organize notes, photos, videos, audio files, location data, and documents. Files can be imported from your computer via Wi-Fi or pulled from your inbox. You’re also able to capture photos, videos, and audio right from within the app, and even scan documents and export them as PDFs. The app includes 256-bit encryption, passcode or password protection, and iCloud support.

Secure Filebox is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 232 ratings.

Galaxy Legend ($1.99 → Free, 92.4 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 (01/29). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 3118 ratings.

iPad:

Star Scales HD For Guitar ($1.99 → Free, 25.5 MB): Learn to play guitar like a star with this music app. It’s ideal for amateur musicians who want to acquire proficiency and confidence when playing guitar.

Learning how to play guitar doesn’t have to be difficult, at least not with Star Scales HD. The app throws out the idea of using complicated charts and instead has you practicing scale patterns. Each scale features fingering and note names in all positions on the fretboard, making it remarkably easy to master a specific pattern. Since each scale and all its patterns are taught one at a time, you won’t become overwhelmed. The app includes all blues, rock, and jazz guitar scales, zoom, a random scale pattern generator, and the ability to share scales via email or social networks.

Star Scales HD For Guitar is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 38 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
Hollow Words
Hollow Words
James Porter
Free
Sleepy Fan - Get Restful Sleep with fan and white noise sounds
Sleepy Fan - Get Restful Sleep with fan and white noise sounds
Franz Bruckhoff
Free
Battle Riders
Battle Riders
Valentin Ciampuru
Free
Tag Journal: write your diary
Tag Journal: write your diary
Word Magic Software
Free
Secure Filebox
Secure Filebox
Rottiesoft LLC
Free
Star Scales HD For Guitar
Star Scales HD For Guitar
JoyApps s.r.o.

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