Monday, 19 May 2014

May 18th Edition

Today’s Great Free Apps: Block Fortress: War, Viz, VBA Guide For Excel And More

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Viz ($1.99 → Free, 747.9 KB): Create slick looking charts for anything and everything with this productivity app.

It only takes a few steps to create your own custom chart. Just enter a title, create as many labels as you need, and enter all of your label quantities. Viz will take all of your data and visualize it in chart form. You can jump between the five different chart types and five color combinations to find the perfect one for you. Then share your chart via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or email.

Viz is available for free today only (05/17). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 28 ratings.

Chopper Mike ($1.99 → Free, 27.0 MB): Test your helicopter piloting skills with this challenging arcade game.

You’re able to navigate your helicopter through the obstacle-filled environments by tapping on the right side of the screen to ascend and dragging your finger around the left side to steer. You must collect all of the gems before settling down on the landing pad. You’ll want to try to avoid ramming into green and red obstacles, as the former will cost you precious time and the latter will force you to start over. The game includes three difficulty settings, 48 levels, and a total of six aircraft to unlock.

Chopper Mike is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 35 ratings.

Hack RUN ($1.99 → Free, 3.6 MB): An adventure game that requires you to hack into a mysterious organization’s computer system to uncover their secrets.

You’ll be required to use “old school” command prompts to dig deeper into the system, and you’ll be rewarded for discovering new information. The game includes more than 50 levels, a list of your achievements, and tips and tricks in case you get stuck.

Hack RUN is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2557 ratings.

Block Fortress: War ($2.49 → Free, 272.0 MB): Go to war for alien civilizations in this epic real-time strategy game from Foursaken Media.

Blockverse is an alternate and blocky dimension that’s home to a diverse collection of alien civilizations. These civilizations have been at war for eons, and now it’s up to you to take a side and finish the job. You’re able to play as one of five alien races, each with their own unique heroes, troops, and blocks. You’ll have to mine resources to build up your fortress with elaborate defense systems and traps. You’re able to be as creative as you want with your fortress, as no one strategy is guaranteed to win. You’re also able to customize your army using a vast selection of equipment. The game includes a massive campaign that takes place on five different planets, the ability to play against your friends in 1v1 or 2v2 battles, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Block Fortress: War is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 796 ratings.

VBA Guide For Excel ($10.99 → Free, 4.3 MB): Learn basic and key functions of Excel VBA with this supremely helpful reference app.

You’re able to browse through the list of 21 guide pages with a swipe. Each page includes a detailed breakdown along with animated images for reference. There are also more than 25 macro example pages, allowing you to simply copy code and use it for your own projects. Macro examples can also be exported via email, Messages, or printed off via AirPrint. Loads of helpful keyboard shortcuts are available as well.

VBA Guide For Excel is available for free today only (05/17). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 33 ratings.

Gauguin ($0.99 → Free, 71.2 MB): Browse through a virtual gallery of Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin’s artwork with this reference app.

Gauguin’s entire body of work is broken up into four categories. Tap on a category to view thumbnails of all of the included artwork, and tap on a thumbnail to get an even better look. Each piece includes detailed information including the year of completion, size, and location. You’re able to save or share artwork, bookmark it, and read more about it online. The app also includes a full biography with an interactive timeline, and a map filled with locations of all of his artwork.

Gauguin is available for free today only (05/17). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Annie’s Picking Apples 2 : Learning Games ($1.99 → Free, 339.6 MB): Your child gets to help Annie pick some apples and make delicious pies in this educational game.

They’re able to practice counting from one to 20 through picking and putting different colored apples into their appropriate baskets. They’re also able to work on their motor skills with jigsaw puzzles and practice logical sequences. The app includes 27 worlds to travel through, progressive difficulty in each level, performance tracking, and achievements to collect.

Annie’s Picking Apples 2 : Learning Games is available for free today only (05/17). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 22 ratings.

Subtracting Sardines HD ($2.99 → Free, 17.1 MB): This beautifully designed education app will help your child practice their basic math skills.

Your child can tap on the numerical buttons to create a problem and watch as the sardines stream into view. They can then interact with the sardines to count them, and then tap on the correct answer from the three different choices on the right side of the screen. If correct, they will be awarded with coins that can be used to purchase trophies. The app includes full stat tracking, and audio pronunciation of numbers.

Subtracting Sardines HD is available for free today only (05/17). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 54 ratings.

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