We all spent last week rushing around trying to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day, and now it’s time to sit back and enjoy a gift for ourselves. App developers have a hard time competing for exposure now that there are about 115,000 applications in Apple’s iOS App Store, but one of the best ways to get some attention is to make your paid app free for a limited time. We’re always on the lookout for great paid apps that go on sale, and today we have four solid ones to share with you.
Remember, these apps are free to download only for a limited time. They were all free at the time this post was published, but these sales could end at any moment — so if you see something you like, you should click through to the App Store and download it immediately.
Mostafa Ashour’s Boximize is a beautiful note-taking app for the iPhone and iPad with a feature set unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Boximize is a structured note taking app that brings you the power of personal databases and the simplicity and usability of note taking apps.
Boximize helps you become more organized and productive by bringing your important information together in one place and filing them as structured notes.
If you like the simplicity of note taking apps, then Boximize is a note taking app where the note isn’t just a blank page instead the note is a fully customizable form containing fields, making inputting your data faster, easier and less error-prone. Your data also becomes sortable, searchable and more organized. Thus bringing the power of personal databases to your notes.
If you like the power and flexibility of personal databases, then Boximize is a powerful personal database designed to bring you the simplicity, beauty and efficiency of note-taking apps.
Basically, Boximize brings you the best of both worlds, the simplicity of note taking apps and the customizability of personal databases.
Boximize is usually $4.99 but it’s currently free for a limited time.
We don’t typically feature games in this series, but 15 Coins is a rare gem that is as unique as it is challenging. And by “challenging,” we mean “delightfully infuriating.”
15 Coins is a deceptively difficult minimalistic arcade game with one goal: collect 15 Coins before you are killed by your clones.
Your ship is always moving forward and all you have to do is tilt or tap to turn left and right to collect 15 Coins. The only thing standing between you and victory are endless clones that follow the path you’ve traveled. Crash into a clone and it’s game over. You’re not alone though, you can collect a power-up to temporarily freeze the clones and smash into them to destroy them!
Can you avoid your clones long enough to collect 15 Coins?
15 Coins is normally $1.99 but it’s free for a short time.
The name pretty much says it all. Stop messing with file converters to play videos on your iPhone. With this nifty app from hcsoft, you can play just about any popular format out there.
The QuickPlayer™ HD can play almost any computer video file format such as RMVB, MKV, AVI, Xvid, WMV and much more clearly and effortlessly. No converting hassles. Just copy files via USB or Wi-Fi.
* Key Features
– Supported File Format: XVID/DIVX AVI, WMV, RMVB, ASF, H264, MKV, TS, M2TS… most of all movie file formats.
– USB Sync: Use itunes to fast sync movies to your iPhone/iPad.
– WIFI Upload: Upload movies by the web browser of your computer, support ie/safari/firefox/chrome.
– File Management: Support New/Rename/Move/Delete.
– TV Out: Both cable TV out and AirPlay are supported.
QuickPlayer HD for the iPhone and iPad is typically $3.99, so get it while it’s free.
Not another iOS photo editor?! All photo editing apps are not created equal, and Enrique Garcia’s iColorama is one that you should check out.
iColorama is an imaging creativity app for people interesting in enhancing their photos or drawings and converting them in amazing pieces of art.
There are too many effects to be listed. The effects are from simple image adjustments to complicated math transforms. Images can also be painted with many different brushes.(400 +)
You can share directly your creations in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.
There are some fantastic tutorials written by Jerry Jobe: http://enthusiasmnoted.wordpress.com/?s=iColorama
The app is updated based on the community requests. NO In-App purchases. Developing is on going and your requests count.
iColorama is a good value at $1.99, but it’s free right now for a limited time.