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Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, June 26, 2017

Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps to download.

Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.)

Paid apps for free today

Ratio Rumble

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he battle is on in this game where you build your own potions! Create ratios to win this mixture mix-off!

Ratio Rumble supports mathematical learning about equivalent ratios, and is relevant to Common Core topics such as:

•Identifying ratios when used in a variety contextual situations
•Providing visual representations of ratios
•Solving common problems or communicating by using rate
•Explaining why ratios and rates naturally relate to fractions and decimals.

This app was developed as part of the Math Snacks initiative. Additional games, animations, and teacher support materials are available at

Developed by mathematics educators, researchers and game developers at the Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University. Games developed by the Learning Games Lab undergo a rigorous instructional design process, extensive user testing, and input from learners, teachers, and researchers. For more information about the NMSU Learning Games Lab, visit


Reckless Getaway

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Who’d a thought robbing the bank would be the easy part? Now comes the real challenge – to escape with your hard-earned loot having the fuzz hot at your heels!

Weave in and out of oncoming traffic; dodge, outrun or ram pursuing police cars
and just generally crash, smash and thrash your way through 16 varied levels.

Let’s face it: beating someone across the finishing line is a lot of fun,
but not nearly as much fun as tackling them into oncoming traffic to watch
chaos ensue. The Developers behind Reckless Racing now brings you Reckless Getaway!

– 16 eye-popping, visually amazing Tracks
– Simple and effective controls
– Unlock new tracks by being Reckless and earning stars
– Game center enabled, show you’re better than the rest and complete all achievements!
– Astonishing physics brings chaos to another level


Who Am I – ugly face cam face crop & fog face iswap

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Take hilarious pictures of yourself and your friends with WHO AM I Packed with many gut-busting, high quality effects, WHO AM I goes far beyond your average funny cam. Touch to tweak your creations in real time and share the laughs with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and email. WHO AM I is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


• Take your pictures with a real-time WHO AM I camera
• Select your pictures in WHO AM I album
• Select your WHO AM I – see what will you look like Funny
• Match real WHO AM I effect to your funny face picture for a super-realistic funny face
• Custom your Funny Face picture with many effect
• Apply funny face effects to existing your fun photo
• Save your Funny Face photo to camera roll in high resolution
• share your Funny Face photo to social in high resolution


Sketchworthy – Notes, Sketches, and Ideas

paid apps gone freeSketchworthy is designed as a beautiful and innovative way to create and manage all your notes, sketches, scribbles, and more. Create notebooks and pages of your sketches, annotate maps and webpages, add photos, text, draw, and more. The app takes advantage of new iOS 9 technology to offer an experience unseen in other note-taking or drawing apps.

Sketchworthy is beautiful. Interfaces are clean and intuitive, and Menus are uncluttered and easy to navigate. Built-in help makes the app easy to learn and use. Yet despite its beauty and simplicity, the app packs a powerful productivity punch!

With Sketchworthy, you can capture and save maps, web pages, and photos. Anything you capture becomes a page in your notebook, and can be drawn on just like any other paper. Mark up and annotate to your heart’s content with our smooth and fluid drawing engine, and bring your concepts to life.


PhotoTangler – Best Collage Maker to Blend Photos

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PhotoTangler Collage Maker is a powerful image app that instantly turns your favorite photos into beautiful collages. It allows you to blend them together in unique and creative ways. It’s easy, fun, and the results look like magic! Just drop photos on the canvas, and watch PhotoTangler seamlessly blend them together with any other photos nearby. Anyone can get gorgeous, professional looking results, even with no graphics experience!

Unlike many collage makers out there, PhotoTangler does the hard work behind instantly blending and merging photos together for you. Instead of getting caught up learning grueling technical details, you can focus your time and energy on making gorgeous photo projects! Whether you’re using it for stunning social media pictures, general artwork, digital scrapbooking, to make a quick gift for a friend of family member, or even as a marketing tool for your business, the quick, high-quality results from this app will surely impress. PhotoTangler is a unique, easy and exciting solution to instantly merge photos into impressive collages.


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Take notes on the fly with Apple Watch and SnipNotes

Since watchOS 4 is not poised to deliver all answers to some of our lofty demands, it is time to get serious about alternative solutions to replicating a Notes-esque experience on your wrist. And as though the people behind SnipNotes had known of Apple’s continuing blind spot all along, in late 2015 the app originally designed for iOS went out on a limb and added an Apple Watch extension to its core competencies. Since then, the note taking app has gone from strength to strength and, even if only philosophical at this point, provides a standard of note sharing between iPhone and Watch that Apple themselves could hardly topple.

Let’s get the major pitfall out there first: just like Apple’s (still fictitious) Notes app on watchOS would only correspond with the original Notes app on iPhone, SnipNotes too only works and syncs inside its very own cosmos.

Accordingly, if you want to create, share or store notes (including locations, images, links) on your wrist, you are going to have to embrace SnipNotes as your default gateway for note taking. If you weren’t expecting anything else great, nothing to see here. If you thought of SnipNotes as a third-party app to read and feed into your proprietary Apple Notes, unfortunately that is still off limits.

That’s about as far as (subjective) caveats go, and with that it is time to turn our focus to the glorious meat of the app.

Take notes, Apple!

SnipNotes earns its first brownie point right on launch. When activated, the app is going to ask for Touch ID authentication before breaking the seal to your data. This is not only a much appreciated safety net for when your nosy friend handles your iPhone, but generally gives most users peace of mind and a sense of privacy protection that Apple Notes is slowly getting whiff of as well.

The second brownie point is scored by an intuitive file system inside, consisting of multiple categories (such as Travel notes, Snapshots, etc.) which can all be edited, deleted or supplemented with the addition of new rubrics.

Brownie point number three – yes we’re keeping score – is conferred due to the fact that SnipNotes allows you to individually determine which categories sync their contents with your Apple Watch. It all starts with the ‘Inbox’, the overarching folder on both your devices, which functions as the initial collecting tank for new notes. From there, you can assign any file or note to a category, filter them or favorite notes to permanently pin them atop of your lists.

As for Apple Watch devotees, here’s your lowdown: Notes can be created by way of voice input and Scribble. Neither might ever truly rival bigger screen note taking, however the ability to swiftly capture fleeting thoughts might be priceless to some. So talk to your wrist or jot down a few letters and before you know it, the note will be seamlessly relayed to your iPhone.

Conversely, SnipNotes on iPhone can be a great agent to storing pictures or screenshots on Apple Watch, since the app’s category structure enables a folder like organization of your images. This little detail can’t be stressed enough, because frankly, to this day, Photos on Apple Watch is egregiously half baked. That’s four out of five brownie points.

Suffice it to say that there is a whole lot more to discover, especially for advanced users, such as clipboard-to-note shortcuts and smart widgets. SnipNotes has clearly not spared any expenses to ultimately please every type of user, which is admirable in its intent but can sometimes produce an air of clutter to the untrained eye.

If you’re curious or in need of a notes app for your wrist, iPhone or iPad, grab SnipNotes for $0.99 on the App Store today.

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iOS 11 Maps has crazy cool VR mode that lets you move around by walking

Apple Maps on iOS 11 beta 2 features a great new virtual reality (VR) mode that takes advantage of Apple’s new ARKit framework to let you move around in 3D by walking.

This unapologetically cool feature seems to be tied to Flyover, which replaces satellite imagery with three-dimensional buildings, landmarks and other points of interest.

The new VR mode on iOS 11 Maps was highlighted yesterday by Twitter user @StijnDV, but it appears to have been originally discovered by Tweetbot developer Paul Haddad on Wednesday.

To try it out yourself, open Maps on iOS 11 beta 2, switch to 3D mode by tapping “3D”, then use the search field at the bottom to find a place that has Flyover.

On the place card, tap the Flyover button and move the device around to rotate the view. Better still, why don’t you actually move forward, backward or side to side to explore the map in VR?

Mind blown.

So, how do we know this nifty feature actually uses ARKit? Because it displays a message when you cover the camera, just like any ARKit-powered app does, saying you should aim the device at a different surface because “more contrast is required”.

As a quick backgrounder, ARKit analyzes live camera feed in real-time, using computer vision to find horizontal planes in your real world, such as tables and floors. I was able to successfully test the feature on my iPhone 6s running a second beta of iOS 11. Because I don’t currently own an iPad, I couldn’t test VR mode in Maps on the Apple tablet.

At any rate, this appears to be the default mode for Flyover now, not a special setting. But don’t you worry, there’s the option to switch back to the old Flyover mode where you rotate and zoom your Flyover view using touch interactions.

This is a wicked cool feature and I cannot help but wonder how it might look like when experienced through Apple’s rumored digital glasses that, as per Robert Scoble, should use optics by German lens specialist and optical instruments maker Carl Zeiss.

Some people couldn’t get Maps’ new VR mode to work, but I suspect it may have something to do with their hardware. Maps’ VR mode uses ARKit, which tracks your actual position in the real world with the camera but requires newer hardware.

According to Apple, ARKit runs on the Apple A9 and A10 processors. “These processors deliver breakthrough performance that enables fast scene understanding and lets you build detailed and compelling virtual content on top of real-world scenes,” says the company.

In other words, anything older than iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, the 9.7-inch iPad (early-2017 model) or iPad Pro won’t be able to run iOS 11 Maps’ VR mode.

So, is this cool or what?

We’d obviously love to hear your thoughts and predictions regarding iOS 11 Maps’ new VR mode and what it might signify in terms of possible new VR hardware from Apple.

Do us a favor and chime in with your thoughts in the comments section.

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Holo, Sweat Deck, Radio Callbox, and other apps to check out this weekend

This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features a fun augmented reality app, a deck of cards that will help you mix up your fitness routine, and a two-way radio client. And as usual, we’ve got two great new games for you to check out.


This app isn’t new but with all of the augmented reality talk lately, I felt it was pertinent. Holo lets you add holograms of real people and animals into your world and take photos & videos to share with friends. Choose from a variety of holograms including movie characters, celebrities, athletes, musicians and comedians, as well as fun original characters and animals. New content added weekly. Now there are a few negative reviews complaining about performance, and this seems like something that could really benefit from Apple’s new ARKit. But it’s still worth checking out. Holo is available for free.

Sweat Deck

Sweat Deck is a deck of cards-style workout that will help you mix up your fitness routine with an endless combination of simple and effective workouts! The concept is simple: assign an exercise to each suit and perform them as cards are drawn from the deck—do you have what it takes to make it through an entire deck of cards? Features include a built-in list of common exercises to choose from, joker cards for adding an extra challenge, deck and rep multipliers for higher intensity workouts, and more. Sweat Deck is available for free (with one IAP).

Radio Callbox

Have an instant 2-way, push-to-talk audio connection with friends, family, or colleagues, without the burden of creating an account, logging in, or joining another social network. Now I know that there are other apps that do this, but the no-account needed really stood out to me. And some of you might be thinking if you have the cell service to download and use this app, why not just call the person? But I do think there are times and situations that are more conducive to 2-way radio-style conversations. Maybe a family uses this while camping, or at a theme park. Radio Callbox is available for free.


Touchdowners is a simple, yet crazy physics-based sports game where you need to grab the ball and touch it down in your opponents end zone. You control a team of three highly trained Touchdowners who must pass, wrestle and jump their way to the end zone then slam the ball to the ground. Features include an arcade mode with global rankings, and a head-to-head 2 player mode. Touchdowners is available for free (with a single IAP).

Age of Rivals

Age of Rivals was inspired by strategy boardgames and designed to be ideal for 1 or 2 players to play in 10 minutes with plenty of depth and replayability. It’s the “anti-deckbuilding” CCG, where having only minimal control over your deck encourages endless variety in each game and puts the focus on in-the-moment tactical decision-making. Unfortunately, there is no way to play this game offline at the moment (developers say they are working on that), but there are also no in-app purchases. All game content unlocks at a constant pace just by playing the game. Age of Rivals is available for $0.99.

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Instagram testing private sharing feature

Photo-sharing service Instagram on Friday kicked off a small test for a new private-sharing feature. Called Favorites, it should roll out to all users over the next few months.

Instagram’s product lead Robby Stein told The Verge that they’ve been working on the new private-sharing feature for more than a year.

Privately shared content is denoted by a green Favorites badge on the post.

By hand-picking followers for the new Favorites section, users can easily create a more limited group of the closest friends with whom they can privately share posts and Story updates.

Anyone not in the Favorites list won’t be able to see your privately shared posts.

You’ll be able to browse all the non-ephemeral posts you’ve shared to your Favorites over time by tapping a new Favorites tab on your Instagram profile.

According to The Verge:

No one gets notified when you add or remove them to the list. They’ll know they’re your favorite only when they see a green Favorites badge at the top of your posts. They can’t request to be added to your list through the app.

And if you remove them from your Favorites, they lose access to all of your private posts. If they visit the Favorites tab in your profile, it will appear to be empty.

There is currently no way to share Instagram posts with select friends only.

You can set your Instagram account to private at any time to personally approve follow requests from a handful of your closest friends, but that approach has many flaws of its own.

According to Stein, people with private accounts often approve hundreds of follow requests due to social pressures and are using Instagram less as a result. “People are trying to hack Instagram to create smaller audiences, and we’re trying to recognize that,” said Stein.

It remains to be seen if Instagram Favorites will come to all users. Given they’ve been working on this feature for more than a year, I’ll be surprised should they decide to pull it.

Will you use the Favorites feature when it rolls out, and why?

Do chime in with your thoughts in the comments section!

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