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Today’s apps gone free: Pomodoro Time, Symmetrain, Gratitude Journal and more

Today’s apps gone free: Pomodoro Time, Symmetrain, Gratitude Journal and more

App Bargain Bin
February 1, 2016

Get things done, spot the differences, and increase your level of happiness 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:

Gratitude Journal ~ the original! ($2.99 → Free, 14.7 MB): Increase your level of happiness with Gratitude Journal. It’s for those who want to improve their outlook on life.

Gratitude Journal will help you better appreciate the little things in life and be more positive. All you have to do is consider the great things that happened to you throughout the day and record them as journal entries. Try to aim for at least five things. Really push yourself. Each entry can include location data, photos, and even the people involved. When you’re done reflecting you can share your entries or keep them private. An inspirational quote or motivational advice will appear after each entry. The app also includes the ability to export entries, reminders, a slideshow view, and the ability to backup entries.

Gratitude Journal ~ the original! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 3796 ratings.

Universal:

Puzzle Farm Imagination Adventure – Animal Activity Preschool Shape Puzzles for Kids and Toddlers ($2.99 → Free, 17.4 MB): A puzzle game that has your child completing a variety of farm scenes. Children will love the positive feedback.

Puzzle pieces appear in the top right corner of the screen, and your child must drag and drop them into the proper cutout space. As each piece is placed, a new piece and cutout will appear. The game includes a variety of adorable animal characters that react in different ways.

Puzzle Farm Imagination Adventure – Animal Activity Preschool Shape Puzzles for Kids and Toddlers is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 33 ratings.

Pomodoro Time Pro: Focus timer for work and study ($1.99 → Free, 22.9 MB): Get things done more efficiently with Pomodoro Time. It’s ideal for those with a lot on their plate.

This tried and true technique helps you define clear goals and get them done faster by setting aside blocks of time. You’re able to create as many tasks as necessary and organize them however you wish. Then hit play and get to work. The timer will count down from 25 minutes and chime when the time is up to provide you with a short break. Repeat the process over and over until you’re done for the day. You’re able to adjust your Pomodoro and break durations within the settings menu. You’re also able to choose custom alarm sounds, jump between tasks, and even monitor your timer within Notification Center.

Pomodoro Time Pro: Focus timer for work and study is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 304 ratings.

Element Mash ($0.99 → Free, 49.0 MB): Protect the Earth from an incoming asteroid field by building a shield in Element Mash. It’s an entertaining and colorful take on the match-three genre.

Water, wind, life, fire, and earth elements populate your screen. Drag your finger across adjacent matching elements to connect three or more and remove them from the board. If you’re having troubles matching, you can mash the elements down with the tap of a button. Asteroids will also enter your screen, and you can remove them by including them in your matches. You’ll want to remove them as quickly as possible because they will speed up your timer. The game also allows you to unlock power-ups, which can help you remove specific elements from the board.

Element Mash is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Symmetrain ($1.99 → Free, 43.0 MB): Speed down rails and spot the differences in the environments in Symmetrain. The dynamic environments will keep puzzle game fans coming back for more.

Pick a train and your journey will begin. As your train speeds ahead you must try to pick out the trees, bushes, rock formations, and other objects that are on one side of the tracks and not the other. If you miss a difference or tap incorrectly, your train will get delayed. If it gets delayed too much it will disappear from sight and the game will be over. You can pull the emergency brake to slow things down for a bit when things get hectic and get your thoughts straight. The game includes eight environments, iCloud integration, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Symmetrain is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 391 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
Farm Animal Games and Barnyard Puzzles for Kids HD - Best Preschool Activity and Jigsaw Fun for Toddlers and Families
Farm Animal Games and Barnyard Puzzles for Kids HD - Best Preschool Activity and Jigsaw Fun for Toddlers and Families
Eggroll Games LLC
Free
Gratitude Journal ~ the original!
Gratitude Journal ~ the original!
Happy Tapper
Free
Pomodoro Time Pro: Focus timer for work and study
Pomodoro Time Pro: Focus timer for work and study
Denys Yevenko
Free
Element Mash
Element Mash
Atlas Design, LLC.
Free
Symmetrain
Symmetrain
Black Pants Studio GmbH

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