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Apps That
Went Free on
2020-03-17

Draw every day, create melodies and beats, and explore a magical land with today’s collection of apps and games.

Auxy Jam - Simple Beat Maker
iPad
Auxy Jam - Simple Beat Maker

Auxy Jam - Simple Beat Maker

Auxy

Create melodies and beats with Auxy Jam.

Musicians and creative types.

FREE ($3.99) For a limited time FREE ($3.99) For a limited time
Why we picked this?

Anyone can build a song with Aux Jam. Its grid-based system allows you to simply draw notes on the open spaces. You’re able to adjust the notes in real-time and switch between sounds to feel out what works better together. Notes can be tweaked with a variety of effects as well. Projects can be exported as MIDI files and opened within other apps.

You like to dabble in music creation.

You want more sounds.

Draw Every Day
iPhone
iPad
Draw Every Day

Draw Every Day

Sam Bleckley

Learn to draw by practicing every day with Draw Every Day.

Everyone from kids to adults.

$4.99 $4.99
Why we picked this?

Draw Every Day will encourage you to become a better artist through daily challenges. At the beginning of each day you’ll be provided with a blank canvas and a prompt. You can choose between an abstract or concrete prompt, but either way you’ll have to finish what you’ve started within the 24 hour time period. The next day your drawing will be frozen in time, and you’ll be presented with a new blank canvas. The app includes six highly-tuned drawing tools, five colors of ink, left- and right-handed interfaces, multiple types of tinted paper, and the ability to view your progress via a calendar.

You want to learn how to draw or improve your abilities.

You’re looking for a straight-up drawing app without prompts.

Solitaere
iPhone
iPad
Solitaere

Solitaere

aeliox

Play a hand of cards whenever you have a spare moment with Solitaere.

Fans of the Klondike variant.

$1.99 $1.99
Why we picked this?

Although it has a modern twist, this is still the same Klondike you know and love. You’re able to stack descending cards of alternating colors with a tap and drag. Move quickly to climb the leaderboards. The game can be played in both portrait and landscape orientations. It also includes multiple themes to choose from, and full stat tracking.

You don’t yet have a go-to Klondike game. Its beautifully simple interface makes stacking cards a delight.

You require multiple variants.

Yum-Yum Letters: Learn & Trace
iPhone
iPad
Yum-Yum Letters: Learn & Trace

Yum-Yum Letters: Learn & Trace

Kindermatica Ltd.

Your little one can learn to write all of the letters of the alphabet with Yum Yum Letters.

Children ages five and under.

$2.99 $2.99
Why we picked this?

Yum Yum Letters allows your child to learn from a porky caterpillar, smiling snowflake, and fluffy spider. They must trace the letter provided to them, and then repeat the action multiple times with even less assistance. After each successful completion, they’ll be rewarded in a unique way related to the character they chose. The app includes the ability to create multiple profiles, two teaching methods, and multiple fonts to choose from.

You’re a parent or a teacher. The detailed progress reports track the status of each letter, number of tries, and mistakes and uses the data to reorder letters for additional practice.

Your child is outside of the age range.

Yum-Yum Numbers: count & write
iPhone
iPad
Yum-Yum Numbers: count & write

Yum-Yum Numbers: count & write

Kindermatica Ltd.

Teach your child to write numbers and count to 10 with Yum-Yum Numbers.

Children ages five and under.

$2.99 $2.99
Why we picked this?

Yum-Yum Numbers has your child learning to write and count numbers with a funny crab, juicy caterpillar, smiling snowflake, and fluffy spider. Each mini-game requires them to tap to count while hearing the numbers pronounced. They’ll then be tasked with tracing the number before writing it freehand. After completing a series of numbers, your child will earn a fun reward based on the chosen character. The app also includes an easy mode for beginners, detailed progress reports, and support for up to 30 profiles.

You’re a parent or teacher who wants to get their child started on the right foot.

You’re looking to challenge your child. It’s non-competitive and stress-free.

Panmorphia
iPhone
iPad
Panmorphia

Panmorphia

LKMAD

Explore a magical land in Panmorphia.

Fans of point-and-click games.

$1.99 $1.99
Why we picked this?

Panmorphia is a magical place governed by the four elements of the Earth. Sentinels, once in a generation children born bound to the land, have the ability to wield the elements in times of need and travel through the aether. Explore Panmorphia and fill your amulet to fulfill your destiny. The game includes loads of puzzles to complete, two modes, a dynamic map, hint system, and original soundtrack.

You enjoy adventure games.

You find point-and-click games too slow paced.

Hoopa City
iPhone
iPad
Hoopa City

Hoopa City

Dr. Panda Ltd

Your child is going to have a ton of fun planning and building up Hoopa City.

Children with big imaginations.

$3.99 $3.99
Why we picked this?

Hoopa City allows your child to build their very own city however they like. They can experiment with seven building materials like water, electricity, plants, and brick. Everything can be placed with a tap and it will take on its own form. Progress is saved automatically, and your child can have multiple cities going at once. Hoopa City is free of timers, stressful elements, and rules, so your child can enjoy it however they want.

You have a child that likes to build. Each tap brings more life to the city. They’re going to be proud of what they build no matter how it ends up.

You have a young child. Without any goals or objectives, the app can be a little difficult for them to grasp.

Dr. Panda School
iPhone
iPad
Dr. Panda School

Dr. Panda School

Dr. Panda Ltd

Allow your imagination to run wild with Dr. Panda School.

Parents and teachers.

$3.99 $3.99
Why we picked this?

Dr. Panda School is full of surprises. Your child gets to create their own stories through roleplaying as a student, nurse, cook, teacher, and janitor. The 19 different child and adult animal characters can be customized in a wide variety of ways, and the six interactive locations feature loads of secrets to discover. The open-ended nature of the gameplay will keep them engaged for hours.

You’re looking for an app to teach your child while they play.

Your child is under the age of five. The interface and wide variety of options make it too complicated for younger children to handle.