Here’s another calendar news bit to throw your way: Easy Calendar for the iPhone/iPod Touch is now a freebie for the day. Normally priced at $1.99, the app’s designed with speedy event creations in mind, along with a clean and clutter free interface. While I have yet to personally check it out, the app’s been well received and the App Store reviews are mostly positive – with 120+ ratings of 4 1/2 stars. If you’re not ready to drop $2 bucks on Agenda Calendar, or my favourite - Calvetica just yet, Easy Calendar seems to be worth a try, especially for free. Demo videos and app features can be found within.
T. van Zummeren, Easy Calendar, 1.3 MB – Free
Last week, we saw Cooking Dash (TMA Review) and Wedding Dash (TMA Review) both go free on the App Store. Now, Playfirst’s other two Dash titles have joined the freebie ranks: Hotel Dash and Soap Opera Dash. Eric previously reviewed the former and gave it a Grab It rating:
Hotel Dash is the latest entry in the series, and it’s upped the ante in several ways. If you’re a time management veteran you’ll feel right at home and appreciate the additional challenge, but if you’re new to the whole concept this might not be the best place to start. So far I’m loving it, and I can’t wait to see what the next installment in the franchise has to offer.
No time frame has been given as to how long this latest offer will last, though judging from last week, they’ll likely stay free for the next 2 days.
Snapseed, a former iTunes app of the week (last month) and one of the best photo editors on iOS, is now free for the next several days. Not only does the app make photo manipulation easy and intuitive, it also provides plenty of features to help transform your photographs just the way you want it.
• Easily browse and adjust your photos with a single tap using Auto Correct
• Tweak your photo to perfection with Tune Image
• Use Selective Adjust to enhance specific objects or areas in your photos
• Experiment with fun and innovative features like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Center Focus
• Add Borders for incredible finishing touches
• Email your creations or share them on Facebook and Flickr
Previously priced at $4.99, this is one excellent price drop you don’t want to miss out on. And the fact that it’s a universal app (it’ll work natively on both the iPhone and iPad) is just icing on the cake. Now go forth and have fun editing your images till your heart’s content (though not before checking out some of Snapseed’s demo videos after the gap).
Nik Software, Snapseed, 15.0 MB – Free
Legendary Wars is celebrating its one million downloads milestone and has dropped to free this weekend for both the iPhone and iPad. Offering gamers a variety of gameplay modes, Legendary Wars combines a number of genres to give it a blend of Action/Strategy/RPG. A favourite of ChiffaN’s, he gave the game a Kiss It rating in his review:
Whether you’re a fan of the genre or are just looking for an interesting game to try it out, Legendary Wars certainly is a title worthy of attention. With a boatload of features, both borrowed from other successful titles and dreamed up anew, it is definitely the current crowning jewel of the Action/Strategy subgenre on the App Store and a worthy addition to anyone’s app collection.
The game comes as separate downloads for the iPhone and iPad, so make sure you grab the appropriate links below (i.e. no need to be playing the iPhone version on your iPad!).
Time Management aficionados are no doubt familiar with Flo’s Dash spawning franchise. In fact, Diner Dash is arguably the most well known among the crowded and addictive genre. So if you’re a fan of TM games and are new to the series, this freebie update is for you! Playfirst has dropped two of their iPhone titles to free for a limited time: Cooking Dash (TMA Review) and Wedding Dash (TMA Review). Normally priced at $2.99, both games feature 50+ levels and plenty of mad-finger-dashing challenges. Additional IAPs are available should you wish to unlock other locales ($0.99 each).
Here’s a worthy download for all you racing fans. Gameloft has just dropped the latest in their popular racing franchise Asphalt 6: Adrenaline to free for the iPhone and iPad (down from $4.99 and $6.99 respectively). With 42 dream cars to choose from, online multiplayer and awesome visuals (the game will look even better on the iPad 2), this freebie shouldn’t be missed and will keep you in occupied for next little while. The offer likely won’t last very long, so make sure you grab it ASAP.
With the recent release of the eagerly anticipated 1112 episode 03, 1112 ep 01 has dropped to free and its sequel 1112 episode 02 (TMA Review) is now available for a measly dollar. For those not familiar, the 1112 series is one of best known point and click adventure games on the iDevice and episode 2 even headlines the first person point and click category in our App Store’s Best Adventure roundup. If you missed these gems previously, now’s a great time to delve into the mystery of the Johnny Depp look-a-like, Louis Everett.
Do you travel across different time zones and/or find the built-in World Clock function lacking on your iPhone? If so, you may want to check out The World Clock. Now free for a day (down from $1.99), TWC is a universal app that features alarm functionality, scrollable map with day-night visuals, time converter and a database of more than 192,000 cities/towns from 230 countries. I was first recommended this app several months ago by a colleague of mine and with all the traveling I do for work, TWC has been a trusty sidekick on both my iPhone and iPad ever since. Considering how the iPad doesn’t even have its own stock Clock app, The World Clock is definitely a good pick up at this price point.
Orlin Kolev, The World Clock, 34.9 MB – Free
What better way to start your day off than with a quality freebie. G5 Entertainment, publishers of the excellent Virtual City (TMA Review) and Supermarket Mania 2 (TMA Review) iOS games have dropped the first installment of their popular Treasure Seekers series to free.
Join Nelly and her younger brother as they unravel family secrets and face breathtaking adventure! Nelly’s grandmother was a pirate and Nelly wants to find the hidden treasure. When Nelly’s parents leave her and Tommy at home for a day in the city, she wakes up to search for him, but finds out that the door is closed and the lock is broken accidentally… This becomes a first quest she has to solve in a long puzzle quest forwarding her and her brother to a mystery of the ancient map of a treasure island! Test your skills with challenging puzzles that will take you from strange laboratories to the dangerous depths of the ocean. With its charming characters, engaging storyline and plethora of puzzles this game is irresistible to hidden object game fans, adventure game fans and anyone looking for a memorable gaming experience!
Normally priced at $2.99 and $4.99 for the iPhone and iPad, Visions of Gold is a solid hidden object game (HOG) that features more than 40 levels and an assortment of puzzles via mini-games. If you enjoy a good HOG even in the slightest, be sure to nab while the offer’s still good. App Store links below and video trailer after the break.
Enjoy traveling the world (with your iPhone)? If so, these free iOS TVtrip travel guides should interest you. Created by TVtrip.com (a unique travel website that also shows videos of the interior and exterior of hotels in multple continents), these mobile apps feature offline maps, POIs, editor picks and more.
TVtrip is the next-gen travel guide. TVtrip has selected for you the best activities, hotels and restaurants in Paris. A clear and easy to use guide, ideal for discovering Paris on the weekend! No added filler text— just the essential information and practical tips, clear and to the point!
While the TVtrip guides aren’t as fully featured as the mTrip Travel apps (easily my favorite on the iPhone), the offline maps and points of interests alone should make it worth your while, especially now that they’re free. No official reason as to why or how long these 9 destination apps will be free for, so be sure to pick them up while you still can. Links and video demo after the break…