Today’s Great Free Apps: Chinese Checkers, Calendoodle, Groops and more
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Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best, and Calendoodle takes that idea and runs with it. The idea is to use Calendoodle like you would those paper calendars that are always attached to your fridge. Just tap on any date to bring it into full view and start scribbling all over. You’re able to choose from three colors and three pencil sizes, but that’s about your only options. Simplicity is key here. Your scribbles appear on the monthly calendar just as you made them, allowing you to simply glance at dates to see what’s next.
Calendoodle – The Pen and Ink Whiteboard Calendar is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 41 ratings.
This is our favorite version of Chinese Checkers since there are so many ways to play. You’re able to choose from three different board styles and then guide your bugs or koi fish across the board to win. All of the usual rules apply, but in case you’re not overly familiar with the game, there is a training mode available. As for the ways to play, you can take on computer controlled opponents, play against friends on the same iDevice, play locally via Bluetooth, or head online and challenge friends via Game Center.
Chinese Checkers is available for free today only (11/26). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 609 ratings.
Like most games in the genre, Groops has you on the lookout for groups of three tiles. The big difference here is that tiles can either share the same attributes or be completely different. The other thing to keep in mind is that tiles don’t need to be adjacent to each other to be grouped together. Tiles have a total of four attributes with three options each, creating all kinds of matching possibilities. In the levels mode, you must find a specific amount of matches. In the time attack mode, you must simply move fast. The game includes three board sizes, more than 400 levels, online multiplayer, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.
Groops is available for free today only (11/26). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 17 ratings.
Hack Run is about as old school as you can get. You’re required to use 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 2654 ratings.
PDF PROvider can turn absolutely anything into a PDF. You’re able to view, convert, merge, edit, and manage all of your PDFs while on the go with ease. You can also turn almost anything into a PDF with a single tap including physical documents, photos, clipboard text, web pages, maps, contacts, and Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. Attach notes, highlight text, insert stamps, and draw right on top of your PDFs before sharing them via email or Dropbox. The app also includes the ability to manage files with folders, and import files via iTunes File Sharing, Box.net, Dropbox, and Mobile Safari.
PDF PROvider is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1617 ratings.