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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.