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Today’s apps gone free: Paper Spiral, The Island: Castaway 2, PowerAid and more

Today’s apps gone free: Paper Spiral, The Island: Castaway 2, PowerAid and more

App Bargain Bin
October 6, 2015

Sketch across an infinite canvas, get stranded on an island, and be alerted when the power goes out 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:

The Island: Castaway 2® (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 262.7 MB): This is the second installment of G5’s fascinating and mysterious simulation game. It’s a blast for those who enjoy exploring and completing puzzling quests.

The Island: Castaway 2 takes place before the original castaways landed on the island. This time around it’s just you that has been stranded on the picturesque island, or at least so you thought. Your task is to unlock its secrets and become the “New Man” of the tribe. You’ll have to learn to fish, harvest, cook, craft arrows, cut trees, and even practice sorcery to survive. The game includes 300 quests to solve, 16 engaging characters to interact with, 28 rarities to collect, and 11 recipes to master.

The Island: Castaway 2® (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 168 ratings.

Orient Express: The Train Simulator ($1.99 → Free, 19.8 MB): Lay tracks to successfully connect railroad stations in Orient Express. It’s for fans of logic puzzle games.

As chief track layer, you start off with a limited amount of money to connect all of the stations on the map. To place a track, just drag and drop it into place. You’re able to toggle through all of the different available track pieces by tapping the left and right arrows. Keep in mind that tracks must have smooth curves; they can not have sharp angles, otherwise the trains won’t be able to pass over them. Each piece of track you put down will cost you some cash, as will destroying trees in your path, so make your track as efficient as possible. When you think you’re ready, unleash the trains and start earning your money back. The game includes more than 100 hours of gameplay, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Orient Express: The Train Simulator is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 629 ratings.

Universal:

PowerAid – Power failure alarm ($2.99 → Free, 1.1 MB): Be alerted when the power goes out with PowerAid. It’s for homeowners or renters who frequently deal with power outages.

PowerAid is not only unique, but also a lifesaver. This handy little app monitors the flow of power to your iDevice. If it ever goes out, an extremely loud alarm will notify you so you can remedy the issue. The app can also be used as an anti-theft mechanism since it can detect when the USB cable has been unplugged.

PowerAid – Power failure alarm is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Photo Reminders ($0.99 → Free, 18.5 MB): Create clear visual reminders by snapping photos with this productivity app. It’s perfect for anyone who needs more than a long list of text reminders to ensure the job gets done.

It’s so much easier to recall important events and ideas when you can actually see them, which is why we’re recommending Photo Reminders. All you have to do is snap a photo of something related to the event or idea you want to recall later, and then add a title and note. The photo will be turned into a large thumbnail, which can easily be viewed, edited, and shared from the main screen. Additionally, Photo Reminders allows you to attach audio notes and alerts to all of your events and ideas.

Photo Reminders is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 51 ratings.

iPad:

The Island: Castaway 2® HD (Full) ($6.99 → Free, 436.1 MB): This is the second installment of G5’s fascinating and mysterious simulation game. It’s a blast for those who enjoy exploring and completing puzzling quests.

The Island: Castaway 2 takes place before the original castaways landed on the island. This time around it’s just you that has been stranded on the picturesque island, or at least so you thought. Your task is to unlock its secrets and become the “New Man” of the tribe. You’ll have to learn to fish, harvest, cook, craft arrows, cut trees, and even practice sorcery to survive. The game includes 300 quests to solve, 16 engaging characters to interact with, 28 rarities to collect, and 11 recipes to master.

The Island: Castaway 2® HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 408 ratings.

Paper Spiral – Sketch and Go ($1.99 → Free, 13.6 MB): Sketch and paint on a realistic canvas with Paper Spiral. It’s great for budding artists.

Paper Spiral takes a different approach to painting and drawing on your iPad. Instead of requiring you to create separate pages for your work, you’re provided with an unlimited scrollable canvas. The canvas can be resized with pinch gestures, and a two-finger swipe will allow you to unroll it. Paper Spiral’s velocity sensitive brushes and erasers give your work the look and feel of the real thing. The app includes 12 brushes, 12 erasers, and 12 smudge tools.

Paper Spiral – Sketch and Go is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 6 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
The Island: Castaway 2® (Full)
The Island: Castaway 2® (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
Orient Express: The Train Simulator
Orient Express: The Train Simulator
AppMania
Free
PowerAid - Power failure alarm
PowerAid - Power failure alarm
Tommy Westerberg
Free
Photo Reminders
Photo Reminders
uladzislau yasnitski
Free
The Island: Castaway 2® HD (Full)
The Island: Castaway 2® HD (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
Paper Spiral - Sketch and Go
Paper Spiral - Sketch and Go
Kdan Mobile Software LTD

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