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June 6th Edition

Today’s Great Free Apps: Remote Mouse, TableDrum, Makanim And More

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iPhone & iPad:

Orient Express: The Train Simulator ($1.99 → Free, 22.6 MB): Lay tracks to successfully connect railroad stations in this logic puzzle game.

As chief track layer, you start off with a limited amount of money to connect all of the stations on the map. To place a track, just drag and drop it into place. You’re able to toggle through all of the different available track pieces by tapping the left and right arrows. Keep in mind that tracks must have smooth curves; they can not have sharp angles, otherwise the trains won’t be able to pass over them. Each piece of track you put down will cost you some cash, as will destroying trees in your path, so make your track as efficient as possible. When you think you’re ready, unleash the trains and start earning your money back. The game includes more than 100 hours of gameplay, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Orient Express: The Train Simulator is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 606 ratings.

Brewski Me – The Beer App ($1.99 → Free, 12.9 MB): Rate, track, and share your favorite beers with Brewski Me.

Before you begin, you must first sign up for a free Brewski Me account. Then when you have your next beer, you’re able to log it with a name search or by scanning its barcode. Each beer log can include a rating, location, photo, and tasting notes. You’re able to share all of this information via Twitter, Facebook, or Foursquare. You’re also able to add beers to your favorites and create a wish list. Try to convince your friends to download the app as well so you can track they beers they’re drinking and even meet them for a pint.

Brewski Me – The Beer App is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 99 ratings.

Remote Mouse ($1.99 → Free, 4.8 MB): Transform your iPhone into a trackpad for your computer with Remote Mouse.

You must first download the free companion software from the developer’s website and install it on your Mac or PC. Launch Remote Mouse on your iPhone and tap the start button to instantly connect. You can then use it as you would a normal trackpad! Remote Mouse also includes a full keyboard, an application launcher and switcher, password protection, and loads of customization options.

Remote Mouse is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2063 ratings.

Wee Kids Math ($1.99 → Free, 64.5 MB): A collection of fun and innovative math exercises for your little one.

They’re able to work on algebra basics, counting numbers, memory, logic, and addition and subtraction. Each activity is pretty self explanatory, so your child won’t need a lot of direction just to get in on the fun. The app is also loaded with colorful characters and engaging sounds.

Wee Kids Math is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 246 ratings.

Makanim – Multi-touch Generative Art ($2.99 → Free, 5.1 MB): This generative art app will provide you with pure visual stimulation.

Just choose from one of the 96 presets (depending on your iDevice), and then start dragging your fingers all over the screen to create crazy animations. Each of the presets can also be customized with different shapes, colors, patterns, and speeds. The app includes 33 colors, 48 shapes, 10 animation modes and patterns, the ability to snap a screenshot, and TV-out support.

Makanim – Multi-touch Generative Art is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 82 ratings.

TableDrum ($1.99 → Free, 45.3 MB): This virtual drum set allows you to create beats from practically anything.

Hold down your finger on one of the drum pads until it begins to glow. Then release and tap a real physical objects several times while the light fills the circle surrounding the pad. When the linking process is complete, the rim of the pad will glow and the app will recognize the sound you created to play the pad. The app includes a classic rock kit that allows you to swap out eight different drum samples. You’re able to unlock additional kits via in-app purchase.

TableDrum is available for free today only (06/05). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 131 ratings.

Plus One – A Nice Tally Counter ($0.99 → Free, 627.8 KB): A tally counter designed with every purpose in mind.

Plus One allows you to count whatever you want, whenever you want with ease. It’s able to be used in portrait or landscape orientation, and its big buttons make it easy to accurately count your things. If you tap and hold on a counter button, you can quickly cycle through numbers with a swipe. Plus One automatically disables auto lock for uninterrupted counting, and records the time and date you began counting. It also allows you to create unlimited separate counters.

Plus One – A Nice Tally Counter is available for free today only (06/05). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 128 ratings.

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