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Apps That
Went Free on
2017-06-02

Turn everyday photos into blurred masterpieces, create tiny planets from your photos and videos, and practice the lost art of cursive writing with today’s collection of apps and games.

Blur - Create Beautiful Wallpapers
iPhone
Blur - Create Beautiful Wallpapers

Blur - Create Beautiful Wallpapers

Taphive GmbH

Turn your everyday photos into colorful blurred images with Blur.

Anyone who wants to use their own photos as wallpapers.

FREE ($1.99) For a limited time FREE ($1.99) For a limited time
Why we picked this?

Blur is remarkably easy to use yet its results are unmatched. Pick a photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. Then tug at the sliders to adjust the blur, saturation, and color levels. You’re able to preview how your new blurred background will look with icons over the top before saving it.

You enjoy that fuzzy, blurry look you’re going to love the results you get with Blur.

Your photos need editing. Blur lacks the ability to crop photos. You’ll have to do all of that outside of the app.

Striding Bird - An inspirational tale for kids
iPhone
iPad
Striding Bird - An inspirational tale for kids

Striding Bird - An inspirational tale for kids

Comicorp

An interactive story about a young bird trying to find his way in the world.

Parents who want to instill a positive attitude in their child.

FREE ($1.99) For a limited time FREE ($1.99) For a limited time
Why we picked this?

Striding Bird wanted nothing more than to be like his four-legged friends and not have to worry about living high up in the trees. But he soon realizes that no matter where he is and what he does, he must make the most of what he has. The original story includes dynamic interactive items on every page, fun animations, charming narration, original music and sound effects, and highlighted text so your child can follow along.

Your child enjoys reading positive tales. It’s a story that almost any child can relate to.

The artwork doesn’t appeal to your child. The pages are loaded with interactions, but the art style simply may not excite all young readers. Check out the screenshots before giving it a try.

Addition and Subtraction Math Flashcard Match Games for Kids in 1st and 2nd Grade
iPhone
iPad
Addition and Subtraction Math Flashcard Match Games for Kids in 1st and 2nd Grade

Addition and Subtraction Math Flashcard Match Games for Kids in 1st and 2nd Grade

Eggroll Games LLC

Your children can work on their addition and subtraction skills with this educational game.

Parents and teachers with children ages five through eight.

$5.99 $5.99
Why we picked this?

Addition and Subtraction Flashcard Match Games creates a fun environment for your child to practice addition and subtraction in with its eye-popping visuals and positive encouragement. Your child can work on matching problems to their answers or matching problems to other problems. The difficulty can be adjusted by changing the number range and by showing the cards or keeping them face down. The game also includes a bubble popping reward after each round.

You want your child to get a head start on their math skills. The game adheres to Common Core Standards for math.

Your child doesn’t fall into the above age range.

Feelca D
iPhone
Feelca D

Feelca D

IDEAMP Co.,Ltd.

Capture photos that have a warm, real life feel to them with Feelca Daylight.

Those who miss the good old days.

$0.99 $0.99
Why we picked this?

Feelca Daylight mimics the look of film cameras. You're able to choose between 24 and 36 exposure film. Then line up your subjects and snap away. The app automatically organizes photos as if they were rolls of film. Afterwards you can add a caption, which is presented as a Polaroid-like developed photo, or you can just share photos as they are.

You take lots of outdoor photos. It has a classic look and feel.

You won’t find any editing options.

Living Planet
iPhone
iPad
Living Planet

Living Planet

Samer Azzam

Create tiny planets from your photos or videos with this entertaining photography app.

Anyone looking to do something more than add a few filters and effects to their photos.

$1.99 $1.99
Why we picked this?

We love how easy Living Planet makes it to take your photos and videos from boring to extraordinary. You’re able to import content from your library or capture a new photo or video from within the app. Living Planet will then automatically transform your chosen content into a tiny, circular planet. An inverted wormhole options is also available.

You want your photos and videos to stand out. Seriously, what’s cooler than turning your scenery photos and videos into a Living Planet? Nothing. The answer to that is nothing.

Circular photos and videos aren’t your thing. Living Planet is kind of a one-trick pony.

Cursive Writing App@ abCursive
iPhone
Cursive Writing App@ abCursive

Cursive Writing [email protected] abCursive

Yosuke Oki

Practice the lost art of cursive writing with this educational app.

Anyone looking to take their first step into cursive writing.

$1.99 $1.99
Why we picked this?

Each letter of the alphabet can be practiced separately in lowercase form. The app indicates where to start each letter and how they connect via animations. Once you’ve gotten the hang of things, you can work on sample sentences or create your own words to practice.

You’re a parent or teacher who wants your children to learn to write in cursive. Its interface is free of distractions, helping early learners stay focused.

You want to practice on iPad.