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Apps That
Went Free on
2020-03-20

Design subway systems, battle minions from the underworld, and manage your day one page at a time with today’s collection of apps and games.

Dog Whistle & Clicker
iPhone
Dog Whistle & Clicker

Dog Whistle & Clicker

Gaurav Babbar

Train your dog with this helpful collection of tools. Today only: Unlock Dog Trainer Pro free of charge! The Pro upgrade provides access to every clicker sound, lesson, animal sound, and sticker. It also disables ads.

Anyone with a dog.

FREE ($2.99) For a limited time FREE ($2.99) For a limited time
Why we picked this?

Dog Trainer provides all of the tools you need to help your pooch reach their true potential. The dog whistle features a range from 0 to 40,000 Hz, and the dog clicker features five sounds to choose from. Both the whistle and the clicker include a wide variety of lessons that’ll help you train your dog to respond to its name, sit, stand, lay down, stay, spin, and much more. The app also includes a collection of stickers to share, and a collection of other common animal sounds to help train your dog.

You want your dog to be the best it can be.

You don’t have a dog.

Cozmo's Day Off - Storybook
iPhone
iPad
Cozmo's Day Off - Storybook

Cozmo's Day Off - Storybook

Ayars Animation Inc.

Join Cozmo on his adventure across the galaxy with this interactive storybook.

Kids of all ages will enjoy this tale.

FREE ($2.99) For a limited time FREE ($2.99) For a limited time
Why we picked this?

This rhyming storybook stars a little green alien who is full of joy and wonder. You and your child can follow along with the professional narration, or you can enjoy the tale on your own. There’s also an option to record your voice and have it played back in a different pitch. The storybook is loaded with more than 100 unique audio and animated interactions, and fun games and activities.

You have a little one that you need to entertain.

You’re not a parent.

Jack and the Beanstalk Interactive Storybook
iPhone
iPad
Jack and the Beanstalk Interactive Storybook

Jack and the Beanstalk Interactive Storybook

Ayars Animation Inc.

Experience a classic tale with Jack and the Beanstalk Interactive.

Parents.

FREE ($2.99) For a limited time FREE ($2.99) For a limited time
Why we picked this?

You’ve never seen Jack and the Beanstalk like this before. This beautifully illustrated digital storybook features 32 pages filled with interactive content. Tap, swipe, and tilt each page to discover the hidden surprises. The storybook includes audio narration and you can follow along with the text.

You have a little one you need to entertain.

You’re not a parent.

Page Calendar
iPhone
Page Calendar

Page Calendar

Norman Godwin

Manage your day one page at a time with Page Calendar.

Anyone who wants to simplify their day.

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

Page Calendar was designed to provide a classic calendar look and feel that’s free of clutter. It offers day, week, and month page views, allowing you to manage your entire calendar with just a glance. Just tap to turn the pages. A searchable list view is available as well.

You’ve always preferred paper calendars.

You’re satisfied with Apple’s native solution.

Orbital
iPhone
iPad
Orbital

Orbital

bitforge Ltd

Keep the screen clear in Orbital.

Gamers of all ages.

FREE ($2.99) For a limited time FREE ($2.99) For a limited time
Why we picked this?

Your orb cannon is positioned at the bottom of the screen. Tap at just the right moment to launch an orb into space and watch as it begins to expand until it rams into something. Orbs that have settled will start with the number three, and each time they are hit the number will decrease. Keep firing and smashing orbs into each other to keep the screen clear. The game includes three modes, colorful particle effects, and online leaderboards.

You’re fond of classic indie games.

You’re looking for something fresh and new. Orbital was originally released in 2009 and hasn’t been updated in a few years.

Starborn Anarkist
iPhone
iPad
Starborn Anarkist

Starborn Anarkist

ZeMind Game Studio Ltd

Take on endless waves of enemies and build your own spaceship in Starborn Anarkist.

Fans of dual-stick shooters.

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

Play as a disgruntled waste collector, and transform your humble space garbage truck into a powerful spaceship by salvaging debris from your fallen enemies. You’re able to control your ship’s movements via the left joystick and fire its weapons in any direction with the right. Your ship won’t be easy to control at first or have that much firepower, but you can upgrade it after every round using collected debris. Upgrades can be applied by dragging and dropping new pieces into place, allowing you to completely reshape your ship.

Arcade shooters are your thing. Half the fun is building your ship piece by piece.

You despise on screen controls. Starborn Anarkist employs classic dual-stick shooter mechanics.

Montessorium: Intro to Colors
iPhone
iPad
Montessorium: Intro to Colors

Montessorium: Intro to Colors

Higher Ground Education Inc

Bring color into your child’s world with Intro to Colors.

Parents and teachers.

FREE ($4.99) For a limited time FREE ($4.99) For a limited time
Why we picked this?

Intro to Colors includes a variety of activities that will introduce your child to the world of colors. The app will teach your child the basic foundation of colors, primary and secondary colors, and color shades and gradients through interactive activities. They’ll also be able to paint and create their own colors, and participate in a seek and find game.

You’re ready to turn your child into a budding artist.

Your child is impatient. The activities are quite controlled.

Montessorium: Intro to Math
iPhone
iPad
Montessorium: Intro to Math

Montessorium: Intro to Math

Higher Ground Education Inc

Learn to read, write, and understand numbers with Intro to Math.

Children five and under.

FREE ($4.99) For a limited time FREE ($4.99) For a limited time
Why we picked this?

Intro to Math includes five main educational activities: Red Rods, Number Rods, Sandpaper Numbers, Number Rods and Cards, and Numbers and Counters. The activities will not only teach your child how to read and write numbers from one through nine but also sequence, order, and spatial relationships.

Your young child is just starting to learn about numbers. It will certainly help speed up their progress.

Your child is impatient. The activities are quite controlled.

Mini Metro
iPhone
iPad
Mini Metro

Mini Metro

Dinosaur Polo Club

Design subway systems for growing cities in Mini Metro.

Fans of strategy games.

$3.99 $3.99
Why we picked this?

Mini Metro is all about problem solving. You’re tasked with getting passengers from one point to another by drawing subway lines between stations. Like any complex system, resources are limited and new stations are being opened all of the time, so you’ll have to reroute lines to ensure everything keeps running smoothly. If too many passengers are waiting at a station and it becomes overcrowded, it’s game over. The game includes 20 real world cities, three modes, and a daily challenge.

You enjoy strategy simulators like Sim City.

You prefer action.

Vikings: an Archer's Journey
iPhone
iPad
Vikings: an Archer's Journey

Vikings: an Archer's Journey

Pinpin Team

Defeat vicious monsters and fight your way out of the underworld in Vikings: An Archer’s Journey.

Fans of action games.

$2.99 $2.99
Why we picked this?

Vikings: An Archer’s Journey requires quick reflexes and absolute precision. Battle minions of Helheim in search of your loyal wolf Oder who has been banished by the Viking gods. Your character will take off running through the snow, and you’re able to target your enemies with arrows by tapping and dragging on the left side of the screen and leap over obstacles by tapping the right side. Complete objectives, string together combos, and travel as far as you can to earn coins and climb the leaderboards. The game includes randomly generated levels, five characters to unlock, and a variety of power-ups to collect.

You enjoy competing for high scores.

You prefer more casual content.

Female Leaders
iPhone
iPad
Female Leaders

Female Leaders

Peekaboo Studios LLC

Learn about living heroes with Female Leaders.

Educators.

$1.99 $1.99
Why we picked this?

Female Leaders will introduce young people to living female heroes and test their reading comprehension. The app includes a list of 14 female leaders and passages about them written by award-winning authors and teachers. The passages can be read on their own or narrated. A short quiz is available at the end of each one in order to determine how much information was retained and understood.

You’re a teacher or parent.

You already know everything you need to about these 14 female leaders.

Hat Monkey by Chris Haughton
iPhone
iPad
Hat Monkey by Chris Haughton

Hat Monkey by Chris Haughton

Fox and Sheep GmbH

Help around the house in Hat Monkey.

Parents.

$3.99 $3.99
Why we picked this?

There’s no doubt your child is going to love Hat Monkey. He’s an adorable original character created by award-winning picture book author Chris Haughton. The app includes nine different activities for your child to enjoy including opening doors for Hat Monkey, turning pages of a book, and even playing a little hide and seek.

You have a child five years of age or younger.

Your child isn’t within the age range.

Dr. Panda Space
iPhone
iPad
Dr. Panda Space

Dr. Panda Space

Dr. Panda Ltd

Explore the stars with Dr. Panda Space.

Parents and teachers.

$3.99 $3.99
Why we picked this?

Dr. Panda Space focuses on exploration. Your child will be able to customize their own space ship, meet and play with little aliens, experiment with zero gravity, and much more. Special rewards will be unlocked along the way, providing even more items to discover and ways to play.

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.