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Today’s apps gone free: Quick Drafts, Formulas, Flowpaper and more

Today’s apps gone free: Quick Drafts, Formulas, Flowpaper and more

App Bargain Bin
December 19, 2015

Take notes at the speed of your thoughts, develop your own photo effects formulas, and create flowing paintings 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:

Quick Drafts – Notes, Errands and Shopping List ($2.99 → Free, 8.3 MB): A note taking app that can keep up with the speed of your thoughts. It’s for those who need a note taking app that can do just about anything.

Quick Drafts isn’t just fast, it’s also extremely useful. Every time you open it you’ll be presented with a blank page, allowing you to generate notes in an instant. But you don’t have to just record simple notes, as you’re able to convert them into to-do lists and events that can be shared or saved to the cloud. The app also includes the ability to create tappable links and landscape orientation support.

Quick Drafts – Notes, Errands and Shopping List is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 645 ratings.

Hindsight – Time Interval & History Tracker ($1.99 → Free, 7.7 MB): Track the passage of time with Hindsight. It’s for anyone who wants to find out how often an event takes place.

Hindsight allows you to track the occurrences of anything and everything you wish. Each entry simply needs a title and a record of its first occurrence. Hindsight will then start a timer and keep it running while you’re away. Whenever an event takes place, swipe to record it. Alerts can be set up as well based on the time elapsed between occurrences. Each event includes detailed history and a histogram that can reveal patterns.

Hindsight – Time Interval & History Tracker is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 23 ratings.

Universal:

Flowpaper ($0.99 → Free, 9.8 MB): Create gorgeous flowing paintings with this art creation app. It’s ideal for those who appreciate abstract art.

Anyone can paint with Flowpaper. As you drag your finger across the screen, Flowpaper will add its own beautiful waves of color. You’re able to customize the length, flow, and opacity of the paint and flow via sliders. You can also choose from 10 backgrounds colors, 20 brushes, or create your own custom versions.

Flowpaper is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1663 ratings.

Gradify – Custom Wallpapers for iOS7 by Pimp your Photos (+Valentine’s Day Wallpaper) ($0.99 → Free, 8.6 MB): Create fantastic wallpapers using your favorite photos with Gradify. It’s for those who want full control over the editing process.

You’re able to import any photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. You’ll then see three interactive circles on the screen: gradient, blur, and pattern. You’re able to drag these circles up, down, left, and right to make your adjustments. It’s super easy to do, and probably the the most fun you’ll have creating wallpapers. You can preview your new wallpaper before saving or sharing it via Twitter, Facebook, or AirDrop.

Gradify – Custom Wallpapers for iOS7 by Pimp your Photos (+Valentine’s Day Wallpaper) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Sugar Smash: Book of Life – Sweetest Free Match 3 ($1.99 → Free, 84.7 MB): Match sugar candies and rainbow drops in this match-three game inspired by The Book of Life. It’s for those who enjoy vibrant matching puzzle games like SGN’s Cookie Jam and Juice Jam.

Manolo, Maria, and Joaquin need your help collecting treats and charms for a big fiesta. In each level you’re provided with a limited number of moves to collect a specific amount of treats and charms by creating matches of three or more. Matches of four or more will result in a unique power-up treat or charm that can be activated with another match. The game includes hundreds of challenging levels, and features the voices of The Book of Life cast including Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, and Ron Perlman.

Sugar Smash: Book of Life – Sweetest Free Match 3 is available for free today only (12/19). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 14455 ratings.

Formulas – Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames ($1.99 → Free, 250.6 MB): Transform your favorite photos with Formulas. It’s for those who want to give their photos new life without putting in a lot of work.

Formulas is loaded with dozens of custom, multilayered effects that are unique in their own way. Each effect was built from the ground up by a different talented artist in order to ensure compatibility with a wide range of photos. Effects can be favorited for quick access later on, and you’re able to learn more about each artist with a tap. Formulas also allows you to adjust the intensity of each effect, and apply three dozen different frames.

Formulas – Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 66 ratings.

iPad:

Quick Drafts for iPad – Notes, Tasks and Shopping List ($3.99 → Free, 8.3 MB): A note taking app that can keep up with the speed of your thoughts. It’s for those who need a note taking app that can do just about anything.

Quick Drafts isn’t just fast, it’s also extremely useful. Every time you open it you’ll be presented with a blank page, allowing you to generate notes in an instant. But you don’t have to just record simple notes, as you’re able to convert them into to-do lists and events that can be shared or saved to the cloud. The app also includes the ability to create tappable links and landscape orientation support.

Quick Drafts for iPad – Notes, Tasks and Shopping List is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 178 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
Quick Drafts - Notes, Errands and Shopping List
Quick Drafts - Notes, Errands and Shopping List
Sebastian Obentheuer
Free
Hindsight - Time Interval & History Tracker
Hindsight - Time Interval & History Tracker
Ehsan Rezaie
Free
Flowpaper
Flowpaper
Diatom Studio
Free
Gradify - Custom Wallpapers for iOS7 by Pimp your Photos (+Valentine's Day Wallpaper)
Gradify - Custom Wallpapers for iOS7 by Pimp your Photos (+Valentine's Day Wallpaper)
ThirtyFive Inc.
Free
Formulas - Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames
Formulas - Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames
Samer Azzam
Free
Sugar Smash: Book of Life - Sweetest Free Match 3
Sugar Smash: Book of Life - Sweetest Free Match 3
SGN
Free
Quick Drafts for iPad - Notes, Tasks and Shopping List
Quick Drafts for iPad - Notes, Tasks and Shopping List
Sebastian Obentheuer

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