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Today’s apps gone free: Writedown, Sapphire Cell, PDF Reader and more

Today’s apps gone free: Writedown, Sapphire Cell, PDF Reader and more

App Bargain Bin
May 31, 2015

Write in a distraction-free environment, escape from your alien captors, and work with PDF documents while on the move 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:

Active Voice : Instantly convert your speech to text (UK English + 34 other languages are fully supported). Don’t type anymore. Just speak and you’re done! ($9.99 → Free, 6.2 MB): Use your voice to create bodies of text that can be shared and translated with Active Voice. It’s ideal for those who aren’t the best typists.

With Active Voice installed, you can do away with typing. Just tap, speak, and send. The app’s powerful speech recognition engine will quickly and accurately turn your spoken words into text. You can then edit the text manually if need be and send it off wherever you wish. You’re also able to convert your spoken text into one of the 32 supported languages.

Active Voice : Instantly convert your speech to text (UK English + 34 other languages are fully supported). Don’t type anymore. Just speak and you’re done! is available for free today only (05/31). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 981 ratings.

Universal:

Writedown ($0.99 → Free, 3.6 MB): This productivity app provides you with a distraction-free writing environment. It’s great for those who have difficulty focusing or need their text formatted for the web.

Writedown does a solid job of including a bunch of handy features without any of them getting in the way. You’re able to record text with live Markdown syntax highlighting, and you can preview it for Markdown so you’ll know exactly how it will turn out. The keyboard includes a handy custom row of Markdown marks and arrow keys. You can customize the writing environment by choosing from four different themes and seven fonts. Files can be exported and shared via email, Messages, AirDrop, Facebook, or Twitter, and they can be synced across all of your iDevices and Macs via iCloud.

Writedown is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 22 ratings.

Sapphire Cell: Escape ($1.99 → Free, 36.3 MB): Escape from your alien captors in Sapphire Cell. It’s ideal for fans of action puzzlers.

Sapphire Cell plays like a game of hide and seek. You’re trapped within a maze of hexagonal cells. The only way out is to collect every last key without being noticed by the red hexagons. To move, simply drag your finger across the screen and the world will slide around you. Utilize the darkness and shader cells to hide from your captors. If you’re spotted, run! The game includes 11 large maze-like levels, and dynamic placement of keys.

Sapphire Cell: Escape is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

iPad:

PDF Reader Premium – Annotate, Scan, Fill Forms and Take Notes ($4.99 → Free, 35.6 MB): Create, manage, and share PDF documents with PDF Reader Premium. It’s perfect for those who need to get work done while on the move.

You’re able to import PDF files and photos via your favorite cloud storage services, Wi-Fi, the web, iTunes File Sharing, or from your photo library. You’re also able to capture photos right from within the app and quickly convert them into PDFs. You can then view your PDFs, or edit and annotate them using a wide variety of tools. PDFs can also be searched for with keywords, and organized by date, tag, or name. The app also includes AirPrint support, a built-in dictionary, AirPlay support, and iCloud support.

PDF Reader Premium – Annotate, Scan, Fill Forms and Take Notes is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5304 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
Active Voice : Instantly convert your speech to text (English + 34 other languages are fully supported). Don't type anymore. Just speak and you're done!
Active Voice : Instantly convert your speech to text (English + 34 other languages are fully supported). Don't type anymore. Just speak and you're done!
Tensift
Free
Writedown
Writedown
Serpensoft Group
Free
Sapphire Cell: Escape
Sapphire Cell: Escape
Brytag Creative
Free
PDF Reader Premium – Annotate, Scan, Fill Forms and Take Notes
PDF Reader Premium – Annotate, Scan, Fill Forms and Take Notes
Kdan Mobile Software LTD

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