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Today’s apps gone free: InstaWeather, Sidefari, Yum Yum Letters and more

Today’s apps gone free: InstaWeather, Sidefari, Yum Yum Letters and more

App Bargain Bin
December 24, 2015

Share the weather, have two websites open simultaneously, and teach your child the alphabet 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.

Universal:

Bitpoem – Photo Filters and Effects ($1.99 → Free, 85.6 MB): Create one-of-a-kind photos with Bitpoem. It’s for photographers, iPhoneographers, and digital artists.

Bitpoem allows you to be selective. Instead of just applying filter upon filter, you’re able to emphasize critical parts of your photo with their own filters and effects. All you need to do is draw over your photo to block off sections or select them. You’re able to layer as much as you wish, even if you’ve already processed your original creation. The app is absolutely loaded with filters, artistic effects, blending effects, textures, and colors.

Bitpoem – Photo Filters and Effects is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 72 ratings.

Guitar Elite Pro – play songs and chords on premier steel acoustic, vintage rock electric, and nylon strings classical virtual guitars ($2.99 → Free, 60.2 MB): Play a variety of guitars no matter where you are with Guitar Elite. It’s ideal for both beginner and expert guitar players.

This is as close as you’ll come to playing a real guitar without actually owning one. Guitar Elite offers eight different guitars to choose from. You’re able to play chord buttons or put your fingers to the screen and have Guitar Elite find matching chords based on their positions. Once you get the hang of things, go ahead and record your creations and share them via email or SoundCloud. The app also includes a built-in metronome.

Guitar Elite Pro – play songs and chords on premier steel acoustic, vintage rock electric, and nylon strings classical virtual guitars is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 25 ratings.

Amigo Pancho ($0.99 → Free, 76.7 MB): Help Pancho float to the highest places in the world in this physics-based puzzle game. Amigo Pancho is for gamers that enjoy interactive physics and mastering new concepts.

Amigo Pancho has you interacting with the various colorful environments in a wide variety of ways, which is why we can’t recommend it enough. There’s something new around every corner. The basic idea of the game is to help Pancho ride his two very small and fragile balloons to the highest places in the world. Along the way you’ll have to clear debris, redirect cactus spines, and even block fireballs to ensure his balloons don’t pop. The game includes a total of six locations and 120 levels, so you better be ready for a challenge.

Amigo Pancho is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 956 ratings.

Yum-Yum Letters – learn how to write letters from A to Z and improve handwriting ($0.99 → Free, 86.0 MB): Your little one can learn to write all of the letters of the alphabet with Yum Yum Letters. It’s ideal for parents and teachers with children ages five and under.

Yum Yum Letters allows your child to learn from a porky caterpillar, smiling snowflake, and fluffy spider. They must trace the letter provided to them, and then repeat the action multiple times with even less assistance. After each successful completion, they’ll be rewarded in a unique way related to the character they chose. The app includes the ability to create multiple profiles, two teaching methods, and multiple fonts to choose from.

Yum-Yum Letters – learn how to write letters from A to Z and improve handwriting is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Panda Pop ($1.99 → Free, 88.3 MB): The cute factor is cranked up to 11 in this bubble popping game from SGN. It’s for fans of casual matching games who also enjoy competing for high scores.

An evil baboon has kidnapped and trapped precious little panda’s within colorful bubbles. You must plan every shot to pop all of the bubbles and return the panda cubs to their worried mother. Hold your finger to the screen and slide it to see where your shot will go, and then release at just the right moment to fire. You must create matches of three or more to pop the bubbles. Try to dig deep within the bubble collection and break off large swaths to earn bonus points. You’re able to deploy special power-ups when the going gets tough to continue your journey. The game includes more than 1,000 levels, and Facebook integration so you can compete with your friends.

Panda Pop is available for free today only (12/24). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 24108 ratings.

Sidefari – Web browsing companion for Safari ($0.99 → Free, 3.3 MB): Have two websites open simultaneously with Sidefari. It’s a great tool for anyone with an iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, or iPad Pro.

Sidefari is a neat idea executed perfectly. It allows you to show an extra Safari-based browser on the side of your iPad’s screen via an extension. Simply tap the share button within Safari, and choose the “Send to Sidefari” extension. The current URL in Safari will then be usable in a separate window, which you can resize just as you would any multitasking app in iOS 9. Sidefari also allows those with older iPads and iPhones to utilize a modal window as a secondary browser. It’s not as useful as the multitasking option available for new iPads, but it’s at least something.

Sidefari – Web browsing companion for Safari is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

Instaweather Pro ($2.99 → Free, 46.6 MB): Add some context to your photos and videos with InstaWeather. It’s the perfect photography app for those who like to share.

It allows you to place the current weather and forecast for your location over the top of your photos and videos. You’re able to capture a new photo or video in-app or import one form your library. Skins can be added by swiping through the vast library, and you can reposition them at either the top or bottom to avoid blocking your subject. Your new creations can be shared via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. InstaWeather has more than 80 built-in skins, including dynamic ones that adapt to your day.

Instaweather Pro is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 5918 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
Bitpoem - Photo Filters and Effects
Bitpoem - Photo Filters and Effects
Bitpoem
Free
Instaweather Pro
Instaweather Pro
byss mobile
Free
Amigo Pancho
Amigo Pancho
Yury Koshechkin
Free
Panda Pop
Panda Pop
SGN
Free
Yum-Yum Letters - learn how to write letters from A to Z and improve handwriting
Yum-Yum Letters - learn how to write letters from A to Z and improve handwriting
Kindermatica Ltd.
Free
Guitar Elite Pro - play songs and chords on premier steel acoustic, vintage rock electric, and nylon strings classical virtual guitars
Guitar Elite Pro - play songs and chords on premier steel acoustic, vintage rock electric, and nylon strings classical virtual guitars
Keynote Star Inc

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