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Today’s apps gone free: MolaSync, Fluent Mind Map, Square Video and more

Today’s apps gone free: MolaSync, Fluent Mind Map, Square Video and more

App Bargain Bin
April 15, 2015

Get in sync with your classmates and coworkers, map out your thoughts, and square your videos with today’s collection of apps and games.

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:

Pip – messaging made easy ($0.99 → Free, 13.6 MB): Message your friends without ever typing a word with Pip. It’s ideal for those who want to get straight to the point. Pip will also be gaining Apple Watch support soon, so if you have one on the way, download the app today and be prepared to pip when the time comes.

Pip makes messaging easy and fun again. Instead of long-winded messages, Pip is all about sending useful snippets of information. You’re able to reach out to a friend by selecting from a set of built-in pips or you can create your own and access them when needed. The built-in pips help you quickly tell a friend you’re on your way or running late, share the weather, share your location, or even request your friend’s location. Everyone gets what they want in an instant. Your custom pips can take on different colors, be arranged in any way you like, and be composed in any language. They also support emoji.

Pip – messaging made easy is available for free today only (04/15). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

Square Video for Instagram & Vine ($1.99 → Free, 36.6 MB): Square Video ensures you’ll never have another video cut off when uploaded to Instagram or Vine. It’s for those who want their aspect ratio to remain when uploading to Instagram or Vine.

Like Flambe’s other photography apps, Square Video helps you get the job done quickly. You’re able to select any video from your library, and Square video will fit it within the 1:1 frame without cropping it down. This is done by filling the gaps with an appropriate letter box. You’re able to change the color of the letter box as well. Your video can be trimmed down, filtered, and captioned before being uploaded to Instagram or Vine.

Square Video for Instagram & Vine is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 336 ratings.

Universal:

Fluent Mind Map ($1.99 → Free, 9.9 MB): Map your thoughts with Fluent Mind Map. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to quickly generate and organize ideas into a colorful mind map.

Most mind mapping apps are impossibly difficult to use. Not Fluent Mind Map. Its clutter-free interface allows you to focus on your thoughts. To add a node, simply press and hold your finger on the screen. Double-tap on a node to change its color. To link nodes, tap and hold your finger over the one you want to link and a new one will be created. Nodes can be moved freely around the screen and their links will follow along. Your mind mapping projects can be saved to the in-app library or you can send them off to your favorite cloud service.

Fluent Mind Map is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Compass by iVogel ($0.99 → Free, 10.4 MB): Always know where you’re going with this stylish navigation app. It’s the perfect app for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

This isn’t just your everyday compass. Sure, it can show your orientation in real-time, but it also includes coordinates, course, speed, altitude, and weather data all on the same screen. Location data can be copied to your clipboard and used in other apps. Compass also includes imperial and metric support, true and magnetic North, Google Maps integration, and two themes to choose from.

Compass by iVogel is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

MolaSync – Collaborative cloud notes! Sound recording, Sharp Drawing, Typing, Chatting and collaboration ($5.99 → Free, 57.0 MB): Get in sync with your coworkers or classmates with this collaborative productivity app. It’s great for those who need to share notes and ideas.

With MolaSync your canvases, like your ideas, are infinite. Just put your finger to the screen and start working. You’re able to draw, scribble, and write freely on the canvas, and move around and zoom in using common gestures. You’re also able to insert pre-designed graphics, import photos, record audio, and attach location information. Whatever you do offline will be synced with your team automatically the moment you reconnect. Everything you create can be managed and shared via email or iTunes File Sharing, or you can upload it to Dropbox, Google Drive, or SkyDrive.

MolaSync – Collaborative cloud notes! Sound recording, Sharp Drawing, Typing, Chatting and collaboration is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 31 ratings.

SimplePhysics ($1.99 → Free, 7.9 MB): Find out if you have what it takes to be an engineer in SimplePhysics. It’s obviously great for puzzle game fans, but it’s also ideal for a classroom setting thanks to its realistic physics engine.

Each level requires you to design complex structures that are able to support a specific amount of weight for a brief period of time without collapsing. You’re provided with a limited amount of cash as well, so you’ll want to place beams only where they are necessary. The game includes 12 levels, the ability to test your structure with weights or your fingers, the ability to save, load and share designs, and online leaderboards.

SimplePhysics is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 73 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
Pip – messaging made easy
Pip – messaging made easy
AOL Inc.
Free
Square Video for Instagram & Vine
Square Video for Instagram & Vine
Flambe Studios LLC
Free
Fluent Mind Map
Fluent Mind Map
Accidental Fish Ltd.
Free
SimplePhysics
SimplePhysics
Jundroo, LLC
Free
MolaSync - Collaborative cloud notes!  Sound recording, Sharp Drawing, Typing, Chatting and collaboration
MolaSync - Collaborative cloud notes! Sound recording, Sharp Drawing, Typing, Chatting and collaboration
Molamola Inc.
Free
Compass by iVogel
Compass by iVogel
Alexander Galstyan

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