You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Today’s apps gone free: Fishing With Grandpa, Starseed: Origin, Squares and more

Today’s apps gone free: Fishing With Grandpa, Starseed: Origin, Squares and more

App Bargain Bin
January 9, 2016

Go fishing with grandpa, destroy massive dreadnoughts in deep space, and match squares to dots 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:

iCal Widget ($1.99 → Free, 3.9 MB): View all of your calendar events from the Today view with iCal Widget. It’s for those who are always looking for new ways to save some time.

iCal Widget isn’t a standard calendar app in any way, shape, or form. It taps into your iDevice’s native calendar app in order to populate a Today view widget with everything that’s coming up on your schedule. When you launch the app itself, you’re greeted with ways to customize the look and content of the widget. iCal Widget includes a day timeline, a week timeline, and the ability to scroll through days and weeks.

iCal Widget is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

DayCost Pro – Personal Finance, Money Manager, Income, Expense & Budget ($2.99 → Free, 32.2 MB): Track your expenses throughout the day with this easy to use finance app. It’s ideal for anyone who wants a simple and elegant way to keep tabs on their finances.

It takes mere seconds to record a transaction in DayCost. Just swipe down on the screen, pick a category, enter an amount, and swipe up to record. You’re also able to attach a payment type, photo, and note to your transactions. DayCost allows you to create a budget and view graphical reports to keep your finances in check. It also includes passcode protection, iCloud support, and the ability to create custom categories.

DayCost Pro – Personal Finance, Money Manager, Income, Expense & Budget is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 63 ratings.

Fishing With Grandpa ($2.99 → Free, 49.2 MB): Your little ones get to head out on a fishing adventure with grandpa with this educational app. It’s designed for children ages three through six.

Fishing With Grandpa is loaded with activities for your little ones to enjoy. Once they set out on their adventure they’ll get to play underwater games, choose a lure, cast a line, and hook and reel in fish. Grandpa will guide them along the way, so you can just hand off your iDevice and let your child enjoy. The app includes seven educational mini-games, six instructional videos, and loads of positive reinforcement.

Fishing With Grandpa is available for free today only (01/09). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Squares: Puzzle Game ($0.99 → Free, 10.0 MB): A minimalist logic puzzle game that has you trying to match squares to dots. It’s ideal for casual gamers who appreciate simple and clean artwork.

Squares is all about not pushing yourself into a corner. The idea is to tap on squares in order to move them on to their matching circles. You’ll have to utilize all of the squares to push others into their appropriate paths. There’s only one solution to each level, so think ahead before tapping. Other gameplay altering mechanics will be added as you progress through the game to make things more challenging. It includes 48 levels and iCloud integration.

Squares: Puzzle Game is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1093 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

Starseed: Origin ($1.99 → Free, 32.4 MB): Take down massive dreadnoughts in deep space in Starseed: Origin. It’s for fans of classic vertical shooters.

Starseed: Origin is unabashedly retro. Everything from the visuals to the obscene difficulty level hails from gaming’s glory days. You’re able to pilot your ship by placing your finger anywhere on the screen. It’s then up to you to take out all of the enemy ships and asteroids standing in your way before setting your sights on the dreadnoughts. The game rewards you for stringing together combos, so take aim and climb those Game Center leaderboards. Starseed: Origin includes nine ships to unlock, nine chip tunes, and nine dreadnoughts to defeat.

Starseed: Origin is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 15 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
Starseed: Origin
Starseed: Origin
Crescent Moon Games
Free
DayCost Pro - Personal Finance, Money Manager, Income, Expense & Budget
DayCost Pro - Personal Finance, Money Manager, Income, Expense & Budget
LingLing Chen
Free
Fishing With Grandpa
Fishing With Grandpa
Fairlady Media
Free
Squares: Puzzle Game
Squares: Puzzle Game
Volodymyr Klymenko

Related articles