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August 31st Edition

Today’s Great Free Apps: Study Habits, Trainz Driver, Hack Time and more

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Hack Time ($1.99 → Free, 12.1 MB): The third installment in the Hack RUN adventure game series.

You’re once again tasked with hacking into a strange organization’s infrastructure to uncover their secrets. You must use old-school command prompts like DOS and UNIX to access the organization’s virtual programs and systems to discover new ways to dig deeper. The game includes hours of entertainment, hints in case you get stuck, the ability to change the text and background colors, a personal notepad for you to keep track of where you’ve been, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Hack Time is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 71 ratings.

YellingMom – Clever & Simple Reminder Note ($0.99 → Free, 25.6 MB): This gesture-driven productivity app keeps things simple so you can get things done.

It allows you to sort your items by today, tomorrow, and someday. Each item can have a separate reminder time, and each can be repeated and include a note. A short swipe from left to right will mark an item off as complete while a long swipe will push it into a different category. You can also perform a short swipe from right to left to mark an item as important and a long swipe to hold it. Items can also be created and rearranged via common gestures.

YellingMom – Clever & Simple Reminder Note is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 59 ratings.

Study Habits – Helping Students in High School & College Organize, Schedule, Learn & Succeed! ($0.99 → Free, 8.0 MB): Improve your Study Habits with this productivity app.

Begin by adding a semester to organize and schedule your courses. Each course can be categorized by type and repeated on specific days, and you can attach additional info like the teacher, location, and whether or not it’s an online course. You’re also able to define the amount of credits you will earn upon completion and whether it’s a pass or no pass course. Then create a study plan for each of your assignments and tests, and the app will automatically calculate your weighted or non-weighted assignments and semester GPA. The app is also loaded with tools to help you succeed, like 36 study strategies to choose from, reminders about classes and assignments, and achievements to unlock. All of your data can be synced with your calendar and backed up via email.

Study Habits – Helping Students in High School & College Organize, Schedule, Learn & Succeed! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 89 ratings.

Full Deck Pro Solitaire ($0.99 → Free, 29.7 MB): A Solitaire card game that features a huge collection of variations.

Tap and drag cards into place or just tap to automatically move them into open spots. Each variation includes a set of rules, stat tracking, and high scores. The game includes 24 Solitaire variations, customizable card backs and backgrounds, and an intelligent three level hint system. Additional game variations are available via in-app purchase.

Full Deck Pro Solitaire is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 779 ratings.

Laser Lights ($1.99 → Free, 1.8 MB): Create your own laser light show with this entertainment app.

Put your fingers to the screen and watch them light up. You’re able to utilize multiple fingers at once to create different effects. Activate the sticky option to preserve your touches and snap a photo of what you’ve created. You’re also able to add an orb to the screen that will interact with your touches. The app includes seven visual modes, tilt interactions, and TV-out and AirPlay mirroring support.

Laser Lights is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1053 ratings.

Star Wars: Commander ($4.99 → Free, 54.3 MB): Clash of Clans meets Star Wars in Disney’s new hit game. Today only: Get 500 crystals for free, which speeds up gathering resources on your way to becoming a true Jedi.

Start off by choosing to fight for the Empire or as the Rebellion. Then build up your base and defend it with deflector shields, turrets, and other heavy artillery. You’ll also want to take the fight to your enemies by deploying powerful armies, units, and vehicles. If you spread yourself too thin, you can team up with your friends across the galaxy to form the ultimate squad. The game includes an original story, the ability to upgrade units and defenses,

Star Wars: Commander is available for free today only (08/30). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 123977 ratings.

Simply North ($0.99 → Free, 8.4 MB): Always know where you’re headed with this navigation app.

It allows you to switch between true and magnetic north by tapping on the Simply North icon. Your current coordinates can be copied to the clipboard and used in other apps. Swipe left to convert the location coordinates between three basic forms, and swipe right to display your speed and altitude. The app also includes two skins to choose from, and imperial and metric units. Keep in mind that this app will not work with iPod touch since it doesn’t include a built-in magnetic sensor.

Simply North is available for free today only (08/30). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 58 ratings.

Trainz Driver – train driving game and realistic railroad simulator ($2.99 → Free, 199.3 MB): Jump into the cab of a locomotive and cruise around the tracks in this simulation game.

Anyone can drive a train in Trainz Driver thanks to two separate control modes. The easy mode provides you with a single speed control and simplified physics. The realistic mode is for the veteran drivers, requiring you to operate a variety of levers and switches in a true-to-life environment. No matter which mode you choose, you’re able to cruise through a multiple environments picking up and dropping off passengers and freight in a race against time. You’re also able to freely cruise around the tracks for a much more relaxing experience. The game includes multiple tutorials, five camera options, and a handful of achievements to earn.

Trainz Driver – train driving game and realistic railroad simulator is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1771 ratings.

Hack Time HD ($2.99 → Free, 12.0 MB): The third installment in the Hack RUN adventure game series.

You’re once again tasked with hacking into a strange organization’s infrastructure to uncover their secrets. You must use old-school command prompts like DOS and UNIX to access the organization’s virtual programs and systems to discover new ways to dig deeper. The game includes hours of entertainment, hints in case you get stuck, the ability to change the text and background colors, a personal notepad for you to keep track of where you’ve been, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Hack Time HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 33 ratings.

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