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Apps That
Went Free on
2019-04-12

Create beautiful documents, manage a budget, and spot the differences in environments with today’s collection of apps and games.

Strike
iPhone
iPad
Strike

Strike

Solaria SRL

Create, edit, and share text documents with Strike.

Everyone from business professionals to creative types.

$4.99 $4.99
Why we picked this?

Strike is as simple as it is powerful. It’s filled to the brim with useful features for writing and creating like professional tables and charts, MathJax support, Markdown support, Apple Pencil support, and the ability to attach files and images. Documents can be shared and collaborated on, providing the ability to edit with up to 10 other people in real-time. Add tags to discover documents quickly, view stats with a tap, and export documents in a snap. The developer also offers a desktop version for Mac that can sync with the mobile version.

You need beautifully formatted documents that can be edited with ease.

You’re not a writer in any way, shape, or form.

Budgets Pro - Expense Tracker
iPhone
Budgets Pro - Expense Tracker

Budgets Pro - Expense Tracker

MoneyBudgie

Create budgets and stick to them with Budgets.

Anyone who struggles with their finances.

$3.99 $3.99
Why we picked this?

Budgets helps ensure that you live within your means. Start off by creating your budget within the “Set Up” menu. You’re able to add categories like gas, groceries, clothes, and rent along with how much you’re allowed to spend on them. Then every time you make a purchase or payment, log it by entering an amount, categorizing it, attaching a description, and adding a date paid. Budgets' main screen allows you to easily check how much you have left to spend via a coin tube graphic. The app also allows you to carry over unused budget amounts, view purchase history, create reports, and passcode protect your data.

You have a lot of money going out and coming in. This app will help you keep things in order. It’s even more useful if you downloaded the developer’s Bill Assistant app while it was free. They work well together.

You never really worry about your finances or have things under control.

Symmetrain
iPhone
iPad
Symmetrain

Symmetrain

Black Pants Studio GmbH

Speed down rails and spot the differences in the environments in Symmetrain.

Fans of puzzle games.

$0.99 $0.99
Why we picked this?

Pick a train and your journey will begin. As your train speeds ahead you must try to pick out the trees, bushes, rock formations, and other objects that are on one side of the tracks and not the other. If you miss a difference or tap incorrectly, your train will get delayed. If it gets delayed too much it will disappear from sight and the game will be over. You can pull the emergency brake to slow things down for a bit when things get hectic and get your thoughts straight. The game includes eight environments, iCloud integration, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

You enjoy spot-the-difference games. The dynamic environments will keep you coming back for more.

You prefer more casual games. This one isn’t a cakewalk. You have a limited amount of lives, and when the train gets up to speed they can go quickly.

Tiny Defense 2
iPhone
iPad
Tiny Defense 2

Tiny Defense 2

Picsoft Studio

The Minirobots need your help holding back the brutal machines in Tiny Defense 2.

Those who enjoy games like Plants vs. Zombies.

$2.99 $2.99
Why we picked this?

The enemy is everywhere, but there’s hope as long as you have your army of Minirobots on your side. Units can be placed almost anywhere on the battlefield with a tap. Just make sure you place the ground units on the ground and air units in the air within the side-view grid. Collect energy crystals to expand your army and the bolts from your fallen enemies to upgrade units. The game includes 100 levels, 40 robot types including classics from the original game, 20 mini-games, and iCloud support.

You enjoy your strategy games on the lighthearted side. It has Mario-esque characters to go along with its vibrant environments.

You prefer standard tower defense games.