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Today’s apps gone free: SharpScan, Ruler, Fonta and more

Today’s apps gone free: SharpScan, Ruler, Fonta and more

App Bargain Bin
April 4, 2016

Scan documents with ease, measure objects with just your iDevice, and add stylish text to photos 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:

Fonta ($0.99 → Free, 15.0 MB): Add stylish text to your favorite photos with Fonta. The app is ideal for anyone that wants to tell a story with their photos.

Fonta has a ridiculous amount of text options, allowing you to stand out from the crowd. Before you get to that point, however, you can edit your original photo by cropping, rotating, framing, filtering, and blurring it. Then come up with a message you want to drive home, and place it wherever you like on your photo. You’re able to select from a wide variety of fonts, colors, opacity levels, and even layer your text. There are also loads of frame and artwork options to choose from. Fonta allows you to share your creations via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Fonta is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 209 ratings.

Universal:

Ruler – tape measure length 17ft ($0.99 → Free, 620.9 KB): Measure anything up to 17 feet with Ruler. It’s a convenient tool for everyone.

This virtual tape measure allows you to measure objects up to 17 feet in length with a high degree of accuracy. The idea is to place your iDevice down on the object you want to measure and put your finger on the screen. Then slide your iDevice with your other hand. Continue until you reach the end of the object, and pull the arrow down to reel off the tape measure.

Ruler – tape measure length 17ft is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 17 ratings.

Agenda: Widget+ ($0.99 → Free, 3.0 MB): Display upcoming events within the Today view with Agenda: Widget. It’s for anyone who wants to see beyond today.

Agenda: Widget provides you with more control over how your calendar is displayed. Instead of only displaying events for today, you’re able to look up to one year into the future. You’re also able to choose how much text and how many events are displayed within the widget. Visibility per calendar can be toggled on and off as well.

Agenda: Widget+ is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 16 ratings.

SharpScan Pro + OCR : quickly scan multipage docs into clean PDF on the go ($2.99 → Free, 24.9 MB): Scan documents and recognize their text with SharpScan Pro. It’s perfect for business travelers.

Scanning is a breeze with SharpScan Pro. You’re able to scan a single page or multiple pages rapidly. The app’s powerful camera engine ensures every pixel counts, getting rid of noise, shadows, distortions, and other artifacts. It’s also able to automatically detect the edges of your documents, but you can manually adjust them if need be. After scanning your documents you’re able to recognize the text in over 50 languages. Documents can be stored in the app, on your iDevice, or in the cloud.

SharpScan Pro + OCR : quickly scan multipage docs into clean PDF on the go is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 237 ratings.

iPad:

Xylo – Cutie Monsters Xylophone Fun ($0.99 → Free, 46.5 MB): Learn to play classic melodies with Xylo. Xylo is sure to get your kids excited about music.

Xylo is an eight note xylophone for iPad. It includes eight classic melodies to learn to play: Mary Had a Little Lamb, Ring Around the Rosie, Row Your Boat, This Old Man, Pop Goes the Weasel, Jingle Bells, Three Blind Mice, and The Mulberry Bush. The notes and lyrics are clearly displayed at the top of the screen with the color-coded keys sitting at the bottom. Just tap to play! The app also supports multitouch, allowing multiple keys to be hit at once.

Xylo – Cutie Monsters Xylophone Fun is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 7 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
SharpScan Pro + OCR : quickly scan multipage docs into clean PDF on the go
SharpScan Pro + OCR : quickly scan multipage docs into clean PDF on the go
Pixelnetica
Free
Fonta
Fonta
ThirtyFive Inc.
Free
Xylo - Cutie Monsters Xylophone Fun
Xylo - Cutie Monsters Xylophone Fun
Paul Smith
Free
Agenda: Widget+
Agenda: Widget+
Jeeeyul Lee
Free
Ruler - tape measure length 17ft
Ruler - tape measure length 17ft
Dmitriy Pushkarev

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