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Today’s apps gone free: Parallax 2, SharpScan, Omicron and more

Today’s apps gone free: Parallax 2, SharpScan, Omicron and more

App Bargain Bin
August 3, 2015

Defend your home planet, scan documents, and put your reflexes to the test 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:

Omicron ($0.99 → Free, 18.4 MB): Put your reflexes to the test with this fast-paced arcade game. It’s ideal for party settings thanks to its head-to-head multiplayer action.

You’re presented with a color before each round begins. You must try to tap on the tiles while they are that color to remove them from the board. They won’t stay in their same positions for long, so you must be quick about it. Remove all tiles before time expires to move on to the next round. You’re able to choose from three different modes, including a same-device multiplayer mode. The game also includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Omicron is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 135 ratings.

Universal:

Parallax 2 ($0.99 → Free, 52.1 MB): Prepare for combat and defend your home planet in Parallax 2. It’s for fans of side-scrolling shooters.

Hop into an advanced spaceship and take the fight to the alien invaders. You’re able to control your ship’s movements by tilting your iDevice or via touch. Your weapons are set on auto-fire, so all you have to do is take aim and dodge enemy attacks. Power-ups will glide by, providing much needed additional firepower for a short period of time. Collect the crystals that drop from your fallen enemies to increase your multiplier and obtain new ship upgrades.

Parallax 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 26 ratings.

Sapphire Cell: Escape ($1.99 → Free, 37.2 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 today only (08/03). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 17 ratings.

SharpScan Pro + OCR: rapidly scan multipage documents into clean PDF on the go ($6.99 → Free, 20.8 MB): Scan documents and recognize their text with SharpScan Pro. It’s perfect for business travelers.

Scanning is a breeze with SharpScan Pro. You’re able to scan a single page or multiple pages rapidly. The app’s powerful camera engine ensures every pixel counts, getting rid of noise, shadows, distortions, and other artifacts. It’s also able to automatically detect the edges of your documents, but you can manually adjust them if need be. After scanning your documents you’re able to recognize the text in over 50 languages. Documents can be stored in the app, on your iDevice, or in the cloud.

SharpScan Pro + OCR: rapidly scan multipage documents into clean PDF on the go is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 194 ratings.

SomaFM Radio Player ($3.99 → Free, 18.8 MB): Listen to commercial free streaming radio with SomaFM. It’s for those who cannot stand commercial breaks.

SomaFM doesn’t require any registration or additional purchases. Just launch the app, pick a station, and enjoy! Stations can be filtered by popularity or genre, and they can be marked as favorites for quick access. SomaFM offers high and low bandwidth streaming to help avoid data overages. It also includes background streaming support, the ability to share what you’re listening to, and Apple TV and AirPlay support.

SomaFM Radio Player is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 246 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
Omicron
Omicron
Canupa
Free
Parallax 2
Parallax 2
Canupa
Free
Sapphire Cell: Escape
Sapphire Cell: Escape
Brytag Creative
Free
SharpScan Pro + OCR: rapidly scan multipage documents into clean PDF on the go
SharpScan Pro + OCR: rapidly scan multipage documents into clean PDF on the go
Pixelnetica
Free
SomaFM Radio Player
SomaFM Radio Player
SomaFM

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