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Today’s Apps Gone Free: GoldenHour.One, Backgammon, Talking Carl and More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: GoldenHour.One, Backgammon, Talking Carl and More

App Bargain Bin
December 22, 2016

Know when and where to take the best outdoor photos, play Backgammon anytime, and talk to Carl 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:

Backgammon Premium ($1.99 → Free, 69.1 MB): A digital version of Backgammon from the same team that brought Gin Rummy, Cribbage, Spite and Malice, and Hearts to the App Store. It’s perfect for anyone looking to play a game of Backgammon while on the go.

This is our favorite version of Backgammon in the App Store due to its massive online community. It’s always more fun to play with others, right? You’re able to play turn-based or live games of Backgammon via Game Center. You can choose to play with a friend or see how your skills match up against other players all over the world. The cool part is, you don’t have to sit around and wait to be matched up. You can actually hone your skills against intelligent AI opponents in single player games while you wait for a match to be found.

Backgammon Premium is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 8650 ratings.

GoldenHour.One – Golden Hour calculator, map, compas and weather forecast for photographers. ($3.99 → Free, 31.5 MB): Know when and where to take the best outdoor photos with GoldenHour.one. It’s for every iPhoneographer.

With GoldenHour.one, you’ll never miss another great photo opportunity again. It’s able to help you find the best time, place, and weather for your outdoor photos no matter where you are. Just take a glance at the clock to get a quick overview of the sun’s position during golden and blue hours. A sky index will predict the chance for a dramatic sunrise or sunset, and a light index will predict the conditions for portraits, panoramas, and architecture. GoldenHour.one’s built-in map will help you find the best spot in case things aren’t working out as planned. You’re also able to receive a five-day forecast and alerts.

GoldenHour.One – Golden Hour calculator, map, compas and weather forecast for photographers. is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

YoWindow Weather ($0.99 → Free, 55.6 MB): Have a look out the window to see what the conditions are like with this fun weather app. YoWindow is ideal for anyone looking for more than just a list of temperatures from their weather app.

YoWindow is all about watching the weather. You’re presented with a quick look at the current time, temperature, and conditions. Slide your finger from left to right across the screen to scroll time forward and watch as the scene changes to reflect what it’ll be like later on in the day. YoWindow also includes a seven-day forecast and six scenes to choose from.

YoWindow Weather is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1913 ratings.

SharpScan Pro + OCR: scan documents to clean PDF ($2.99 → Free, 33.3 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: scan documents to clean PDF is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 261 ratings.

Big Fish Casino – Free Vegas Slots & Tournaments ($1.99 → Free, 115.5 MB): Go big or go home in Big Fish Casino. Anyone who downloads the game from now until Christmas Day will get the ad-free version and receive 100,000 free bonus chips! Big Fish Casino is the perfect game for anyone looking to play some casino games without losing all of their hard-earned cash.

Big Fish Casino will help scratch that Vegas itch. Try your luck at slots, blackjack, Texas hold’em, roulette, and more. Thanks to the daily bonuses, daily scratchers, and free bonus spins, you won’t have to be a master of the cards or have a lucky streak at the slot machines to build up your chip stack. The chips you earn allow you to level up your profile and earn gifts to share with friends. You can also invite friends to play along with you and chat with them through the built-in message center.

Big Fish Casino – Free Vegas Slots & Tournaments is available for free today only (12/22). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 110969 ratings.

Talking Carl ($0.99 → Free, 61.4 MB): The one and only Talking Carl is ready to hang out. Are you? It’s a fantastic app for children.

Carl is an adorable little red creature with an appetite for interaction. You’re able to poke, pinch, tickle, spin, and even strike him with lightning. Just be warned, he’s not overly fond of that last one. Carl’s also a talented musician, as he’s able to play a wide variety of instruments. You’re able to speak into your iDevice’s microphone as well and have Carl repeat what you say in his own unique way.

Talking Carl is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 3631 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
GoldenHour.One - Golden Hour calculator, map, compas and weather forecast for photographers.
GoldenHour.One - Golden Hour calculator, map, compas and weather forecast for photographers.
Hana Kusova
Free
Talking Carl
Talking Carl
Tayasui
Free
SharpScan Pro + OCR: scan documents to clean PDF
SharpScan Pro + OCR: scan documents to clean PDF
Pixelnetica
Free
YoWindow Weather
YoWindow Weather
Pavel Repkin
Free
Big Fish Casino – Free Vegas Slots & Tournaments
Big Fish Casino – Free Vegas Slots & Tournaments
Big Fish Games, Inc
Free
Backgammon Premium
Backgammon Premium
Trivial Technology

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