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Apps That
Went Free on
2019-05-09

Take some time to relax, harvest energy to save Earth, and learn to spell with today’s collection of apps and games.

Lightwire
iPhone
iPad
Lightwire

Lightwire

Nonpareil Institute

Harvest energy to save Earth in Lightwire.

Gamers of all ages.

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

Planet Earth is in dire straits and only you can help save it. In order to satisfy the energy needs of your fellow citizens, you’ll have to harness energy from nodes spread throughout the galaxy. Draw laser beams across energy nodes in order to cause explosions that will generate all of the energy you need. Negative nodes will absorb precious energy, requiring you to determine the best path forward. The game includes animated cutscenes, loads of upgrades, and full stat tracking.

You enjoy strategy games with math-based elements.

You prefer action games that allow you to compete for high scores.

Funnel
iPhone
Funnel

Funnel

G2 LLC

Find out what’s going on in the world with Funnel.

Those who are short on time.

FREE ($5.99) For a limited time FREE ($5.99) For a limited time
Why we picked this?

Funnel provides an overview of what’s happening all around the world. You’re able to choose from seven news sources including BBC, NPR, VOA, and CBC. Funnel will then provide you with hourly audio news summaries that can be played in the background. The app is also able to send notifications when new content is available.

You want to quickly catch up on the news.

You want the full story.

Spin Spell
iPhone
iPad
Spin Spell

Spin Spell

Vermont Digital Arts LLC

Learn to spell while improving hand-eye coordination with Spin Spell.

Parents and teachers.

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

Spin Spell finally makes spelling fun. Your child must navigate a ball around 3-D mazes and collect the correct letters to spell the word at the bottom of the screen. They’ll receive bonuses and achievements by collecting letters sequentially and avoiding the wrong ones. The game includes 25 pre-made levels, 30 spellings lists, adjustable controls, and the ability to create spelling lists and levels.

You’re the parent of a young child.

You’re looking for a labyrinth game for yourself. It doesn’t offer much of a challenge for adults.

ChillScape - Sonic Meditation
iPhone
iPad
ChillScape - Sonic Meditation

ChillScape - Sonic Meditation

Studio Amplify

Take some time to relax with ChillScape.

Those who need to relieve some stress.

$1.99 $1.99
Why we picked this?

ChillScape is able to calm your nerves through an immersive interactive experience. Each session begins with tones similar to those experienced in the womb. Bubbles will slowly begin to appear on the screen, and you can tap to pop them in order to add more layers of sound. Sessions can be as short as two minutes or as long as you want. An autoplay mode allows you to turn the screen off, close your eyes, and simply focus on the sounds.

You’re looking for a way to lower blood pressure and stress hormones.

You prefer the sounds of nature.