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Today’s apps gone free: The Martian, SA Contacts, Smart Resume and more

Today’s apps gone free: The Martian, SA Contacts, Smart Resume and more

App Bargain Bin
February 9, 2016

Help bring Watney home, transfer and maintain your contacts, and build a professional resume 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:

SA Contacts – Export/Import contacts to/from Excel ($2.99 → Free, 7.4 MB): Transfer and maintain your contacts without the need for iTunes with SA Contacts. It provides a great way to ensure your contacts stay safe and up to date.

SA Contacts provides more control over your contacts than you’ve ever had before. You’re able to choose to export all of your contacts, only groups, or only specific contacts. Then choose a property style and begin the exporting process. The exported file is saved as a ZIP, which can be transferred via iTunes File Sharing, Wi-Fi, email, or the cloud. That same file can be accessed on your computer using any Excel compatible application. You’re also able to make edits and import the file to your iDevice.

SA Contacts – Export/Import contacts to/from Excel is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 173 ratings.

Universal:

Blur – Create Custom Wallpapers ($0.99 → Free, 4.5 MB): Blur your photos to perfection with this photography app. It’s an easy way to customize your look.

You’re able to import any photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. You can then adjust the blur level via a slider. When your masterpiece is ready, save it to your library and apply it as your background. You’re also able to blur random photos by tapping the big Blur button.

Blur – Create Custom Wallpapers is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 188 ratings.

Smart Resume Pro: Resume and CV Designer ($4.99 → Free, 2.0 MB): Build and submit professional resumes with Smart Resume. It’s the ideal app for anyone looking for work.

Smart Resume avoids all the gimmicks found in similar apps. You won’t find a ton of unnecessary and flashy colors or impossible to read fonts. It simply helps you build a professional resume from scratch in no time. All you need to do is go through each section filling in the blanks. Custom sections can be created if need be. Once you’re finished you’re able to preview your resume and share it via email.

Smart Resume Pro: Resume and CV Designer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 157 ratings.

Lighthouse by the Sea ~ an ever-changing weather scene for fun, meditation or sleep ($0.99 → Free, 63.9 MB): Relax to the sounds of the sea with Lighthouse by the Sea. It’s for those who need help letting go.

Lighthouse by the Sea can be used just about anywhere. Put it on your desk at work to help clear your thoughts. Place it by your bedside to fall fast asleep. Or, you can simply kick up your feet and enjoy the show. The scene features all kinds of customization options like day and night cycles, weather systems, varied bird flight frequencies, and two different lighthouses. The app also includes a sleep timer, and the ability to mute the sound and just watch.

Lighthouse by the Sea ~ an ever-changing weather scene for fun, meditation or sleep is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 92 ratings.

The Martian: Official Game ($0.99 → Free, 58.0 MB): Only you can help save astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian. It’s for fans of the book, film, or those who simply enjoy a good science fiction tale.

The Martian’s story takes place over the course of several days. Mark Watney, one of the astronauts taking part in the ARES 3 mission, has been stranded on the planet Mars. You get to play as a NASA communications specialist and Mark’s sole contact with Earth. Mark will reach out to you from time to time, and it’s up to you to determine the story’s path and ultimately his fate. You’re able to track his progress from your iDevice or your wrist via Apple Watch.

The Martian: Official Game is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 177 ratings.

Figuromo Kids : Simply Missy – 3D Coloring Glitter and Sparkle Chibi ($0.99 → Free, 62.3 MB): Create your own doll from scratch with Simply Missy. It’s easy enough for kids, but fun for everyone.

You begin with a basic clay model. A toolbar across the top of the screen allows you to select different parts of the doll in order to customize it. You’re able to change the color and material type for everything from your doll’s bows to her shoes. At any time during the creation process you’re able to preview your doll in full screen with just a tap. When you’re finished, you’re able to save your doll and use it wherever and however you wish.

Figuromo Kids : Simply Missy – 3D Coloring Glitter and Sparkle Chibi is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 36 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
Blur - Create Custom Wallpapers
Blur - Create Custom Wallpapers
Enormous
Free
The Martian: Official Game
The Martian: Official Game
Little Labs, Inc.
Free
SA Contacts - Export/Import contacts to/from Excel
SA Contacts - Export/Import contacts to/from Excel
Sam Yu
Free
Smart Resume Pro: Resume and CV Designer
Smart Resume Pro: Resume and CV Designer
Qrayon, LLC
Free
Lighthouse by the Sea ~ an ever-changing weather scene for fun, meditation or sleep
Lighthouse by the Sea ~ an ever-changing weather scene for fun, meditation or sleep
David Penny
Free
Figuromo Kids : Simply Missy - 3D Coloring Glitter and Sparkle Chibi
Figuromo Kids : Simply Missy - 3D Coloring Glitter and Sparkle Chibi
Figuromo Studio LLC

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