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Today’s apps gone free: Grandma’s Preschool, Ricochet Theory, Couch Music Player and more

Today’s apps gone free: Grandma’s Preschool, Ricochet Theory, Couch Music Player and more

App Bargain Bin
August 22, 2015

Play and learn in Grandma’s Preschool, ricochet balls to solve puzzles, and create dynamic playlists 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:

OftenType – quick keys for faster typing ($1.99 → Free, 7.8 MB): Have quick access to the content you utilize the most with OftenType. It’s the perfect app for iOS 8 users who need access to snippets of content over and over.

OftenType requires a little bit of setting up, but once you’re done, you’ll be happy with the results. You’re able to create an unlimited number of quick keys that contain all of your most used content. Keys can take on different icons to help better distinguish them, and you’re able to add up to four snippets of content per key. When you need a piece of content, simply tap the appropriate key and it will be instantly placed within your document.

OftenType – quick keys for faster typing is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 50 ratings.

Universal:

Ricochet Theory ($1.99 → Free, 30.6 MB): Bounce the ball off of every platform to complete each level in Ricochet Theory. It’s for fans of physics puzzlers.

In Ricochet Theory, there’s no one way to complete a level. All you must focus on is ensuring the ball bounces off of every white platform. You’re able to adjust the angle of just about everything in each level except for the ball launcher itself. The game includes a total of 80 levels to complete.

Ricochet Theory is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

qub ($1.99 → Free, 76.9 MB): Show off your cat-like reflexes with this challenging arcade game. It’s perfect for those that enjoy intense minimalist game experiences.

If you’re looking for a challenge, you’ve found it. The object of the game is to guide your white cubes around the screen in order to avoid colliding with the pastel colored cubes. Things are complicated by the fact that your two cubes mirror each other’s movements. If you can survive long enough, you’ll be aided by a brief but powerful shield, allowing you to smash through the colored cubes and earn bonus points. You can also share the experience with a friend on iPad.

qub is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 52 ratings.

Grandma’s Preschool ($2.99 → Free, 73.2 MB): Your little ones can explore Grandma’s Preschool with this educational app. It’s designed for children ages three through six.

Grandma’s Preschool is loaded with activities for your little ones. They will be asked to pass out snacks, match toys to other children, grow plants, solve puzzles, and even help a guinea pig find some food. Grandma will guide them along the way, so you can just hand off your iDevice and let your child work. The app includes a total of 11 mini-games, narrated videos, and loads of positive reinforcement.

Grandma’s Preschool is available for free today only (08/22). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

iPad:

Couch Music Player ($2.99 → Free, 5.4 MB): Put your feet up and create dynamic playlists from the comfort of your couch with this music player. Couch Music Player should be installed on your iPad if you always find yourself mixing up your music.

Couch Music Player’s drag and drop interface makes creating playlists a breeze. Your entire music library is presented on the left side of the screen. You’re able to sort it by artist, album, or song. Then drag and drop content from the left side into the queue on the right to create a playlist. You’re able to drag single songs and entire albums, and you can reorder them within the queue at any time. It also allows you to save multiple queues.

Couch Music Player is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-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
OftenType - quick keys for faster typing
OftenType - quick keys for faster typing
Artem Pochepetsky
Free
Ricochet Theory
Ricochet Theory
Appdore, LLC
Free
qub
qub
Andrew Brinkhaus
Free
Grandma's Preschool
Grandma's Preschool
Fairlady Media
Free
Couch Music Player
Couch Music Player
Clever & Son

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