Sunday, 15 June 2014

June 14th Edition

Today’s Great Free Apps: Strange Rain, Gro Book, Flick Kick Football And More

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iPhone & iPad:

Remember To Buy – Premium ($2.99 → Free, 703.9 KB): A grocery list app for those who want to keep it simple.

Tap the open field at the top to add an item. You’re able to attach a quantity to your item along with more detailed information like whether it’s a pack, a pound, or a gallon. Then just tap on items to mark them off. A progress bar at the top will indicate how much of your grocery list you have left to take care of. You’re also able to edit, share, and view list history.

Remember To Buy – Premium is available for free today only (06/13). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 19 ratings.

Black Shark – Combat Gunship Flight Simulator ($3.99 → Free, 182.5 MB): Jump into the cockpit of a Ka-50 helicopter and roam the skies above Russia in this flight simulation game.

You’re able to take your Ka-50 helicopter on combat missions that take place above both land and sea. Your helicopter is equipped with the advanced weaponry like machine guns, missiles, and rockets, which can be unleashed on your foes with a tap. Not in the mood for combat? No problem. Black Shark HD also features a free flight mode. The game includes a total of 14 missions, two environments, and multiple camera views.

Black Shark – Combat Gunship Flight Simulator is available for free today only (06/13). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 109 ratings.

Pictography ($2.99 → Free, 5.6 MB): Apply filters and captions to your favorite photos with Pictography.

You’re able to import any photo from your library or snap a new one in-app. Tap on one of the nine filter options spread across the top of the screen to apply it. Then add a custom caption and choose one of the six font options. You’re also able to add a vignette effect or border to your creation before saving it to your library.

Pictography is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 13 ratings.

Gro Book ($3.99 → Free, 191.5 MB): Your child is in charge of the direction of Sophie the sweater’s adventure in this interactive storybook app.

Sophie the sweater is feeling abandoned as she waits on her hanger in the clothing store. Thankfully one day a person in need of a sweater comes along and Sophie’s big adventure begins. The story has an underlying eco-educational theme of “consumption and reuse.” Your child is able to follow along with the narrator or read all on their own. They also get to decide which of the 24 engaging story lines to follow. The app includes over 100 handmade illustrations as well.

Gro Book is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Flick Kick Football ($0.99 → Free, 42.7 MB): Flick to kick the ball into the goal in this arcade sports game.

You’re able to shoot, drive, lob, and curve the ball with just a flick of your finger. The game includes four single-player modes, online and local multiplayer modes, stat tracking, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Flick Kick Football is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 44111 ratings.

Strange Rain ($1.99 → Free, 18.9 MB): Experience a rainy day wherever you go with this entertainment app.

First and foremost, Strange Rain is meant to be a diversion. Just sit back, relax, and listen to the rain come down. You can adjust the intensity of the rain with pinch and pull gestures, and you can have it follow your finger just by dragging it across the screen. You can also tilt your iDevice to change the perspective. But there is a bit more to Strange Rain than that. It features three additional modes, which allow you to watch rain related words fall onto the screen, view Twitter feeds, and play through a unique story. There’s no right way to experience Strange Rain, so have at it! The app also includes music that responds to touch, a sleep timer, two raindrop types, and achievements via Game Center.

Strange Rain is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 627 ratings.

GPlayer ($2.99 → Free, 39.6 MB): This utility app allows you to play almost any type of video file on your iDevice no matter its format.

It’s able to play most movie, audio, and subtitle file formats including DIVX, AVI, WMV, WAV, and SMI. You’re able to sync videos to GPlayer via iTunes File Transfer or Wi-Fi. The app also includes the ability to manage your videos, video looping, screen look, gesture controls, and TV-out support.

GPlayer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1488 ratings.

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