Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week
By Brihanna Watson On 29 Jul, 2012 At 02:16 AM | Categorized As 10 Best Free iPhone Apps this week, iPhone | With 0 Comments

Here is our countdown of the Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week.
Don’t let these gems pass you by. 
Save your money, and go free!


 

 

1. NBC Olympics

NBC Olympics - NBC Universal, Inc.

(Universal)

NBC OLYMPICS. BE THERE, WHEREVER YOU ARE.

Experience the best of the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games with the NBC Olympics app. Get prepared for the Games now by checking out news, video, photos for every sport and all Team USA athletes. Plus, you can follow your favorite sports, teams and athletes, and engage with other fans on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ — all from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch.

During the Olympics, you can follow every event from London, including real-time results & schedules, medal counts and TV & Online listings. And during the nightly Primetime Show televised on NBC, the app will feature a second screen experience that makes a great companion to the on-air broadcast!

Pre-Games Features:
* News: overall and by sport, plus NBC Olympic Talk blog
* Video on-demand: watch NBC Olympics highlights and featured videos
* Photo galleries: slideshows capture the action, emotion, and splendor unique to the Olympics
* Team USA: athlete profiles, news, video and photos
* Sports info: news, video and photos for all 32 sports
* Hometown Coverage: select your local NBC affiliate to get news, video and photos about athletes from your hometown
* Destination London: learn more about the host city with video, photos and news
* Twitter Tracker: see which Olympic athletes, sports and topics are being talked about on Twitter with interactive heat maps
* Social networking: share Olympic Games content with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Additional In-Games Features:
* Results & Schedules for all 32 sports: updated in real time
* Medal Counts: overall and by sport
* TV & Online Listings: look up NBC’s TV and online coverage schedule and set program reminders
* Primetime Companion: use your device as a second screen and enjoy and interact with contextual content to enhance your Primetime viewing experience

NBC Olympics video is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories. The application requires a 3G, 4G or WiFi data connection. Watching video over a 3G or 4G connection may affect your wireless data plan.

What’s new

– Performance Improvements

 

 

 

2. Google Earth

Google Earth - Google, Inc.

(Universal)

Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more.

Use the new “tour guide” to easily discover exciting new places to explore. With a quick swipe on the tab at the bottom of the screen, you can bring up a selection of virtual tours from around the globe.

With new 3D imagery, you can now fly through complete 3D recreations of select cities, including San Francisco, Boston, Rome, and others. With every building modeled in 3D, you truly get a sense of flying above the city. 3D imagery is available on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later.

What’s new

• Tour guide: Explore places you never thought to search for with new tours of your favorite cities, historic landmarks and natural wonders.
• 3D imagery: Take flight above entire cities in 3D. Get started with Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Geneva or Rome and look for new additions in the coming weeks. Available for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later.

 

 

 

 

3. SkySafari 3

SkySafari 3 - Southern Stars

(Universal)

FREE FOR NEW SPACE CONFERENCE – THRU JULY 28th, 2012!
Yes, you can launch a satellite – see www.skycube.org!

SKY & TELESCOPE 2012 HOT PRODUCT! MACWORLD 2010 BEST OF SHOW WINNER!

As just reviewed in The Mac Observer, SkySafari 3 is “the best of all the star chart apps for iOS”:

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/review/explore_the_sky_with_the_best_skysafari_for_ipad/

According to Sky & Telescope magazine, SkySafari 3 is “revolutionary” and a “game-changer”:

http://media.skyandtelescope.com/documents/Southern+Stars_Dec11.pdf

SkySafari 3 comes in three versions. This is basic version of SkySafari 3. It shows you 46,000 stars, plus 220 of the best-known star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies in the sky. It displays the Solar System’s major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery, and includes the best-known asteroids and comets.

SkySafari 3 accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at any time up to one hundred years in the past or future. It includes encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars, and planets written by professional astronomers. And it contains hundreds of images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world’s foremost astro-photographers.

If you have an iPhone/iPad with a compass, or an iPod Touch with a gyroscope, SkySafari can help you identify stars and planets by holding your phone next to them. Tap the Compass/Gyro button (or shake your phone) to activate the compass – now, as you move the phone around, the sky chart follows your motion. Search for any object in the sky, and follow the arrow on screen to find it!

SkySafari 3 has a “Night” button to preserve your dark adaptation as you’re exploring the night sky. The Time Flow feature lets you animate the night sky using simple VCR controls – follow the motion of the stars and planets as SkySafari compresses days, months, and years into a few seconds.

SkySafari 3 includes SkyWeek – the mobile version of Sky & Telescope Magazine’s super-popular “Sky at a Glance” column. SkyWeek features interactive sky charts for each day of the week, and links to more articles on S&T’s website. SkyWeek shows you all major sky events: eclipses, conjunctions, good meteor showers — miss nothing!

And all this is just in the basic version! SkySafari’s streamlined user interface puts both power and simplicity into your hands – and turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into an invaluable tool for exploring the night sky. SkySafari is more than a star chart – it’s your celestial travel guide!

What’s new

1) Lost comets like 3D/Biela are no longer shown after their last observation date.
2) Binary stars like the Double Double are no longer erroneously linked to double stars with the same WDS number.
3) If you touch the screen while panning to an object, the chart jumps to the object rather than just stopping where you touched.

 

 

 

4. Groove 2 – Music Player

Groove 2 - Music Player - Zikera

(Universal)

Download the @FreeAppADay.com Store App and wish for more top rated paid apps like Groove 2 – Music Player to become FREE for a day!

Don’t know what to listen to? With Groove, find the perfect playlist for any occasion in just a few taps. Groove studies your listening habits and creates a wide variety of instant mixes like your own personal DJ. You’ll never have to manually create a playlist again.

★ Nominated for “2011 Best App Ever Awards” in the “Best Music App Replacement” category ★
★ Named one of the “Top 10 iPad Apps of 2011, So Far” by AppAdvice.com ★
★ Received the “FWA Mobile Of The Day Award” ★

Groove for iPad has been renamed to Groove 2 and is now a universal app that works iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Highlights:
* Automatically sort your favorite music and suggest a wide variety of mixes based on your listening habits.
* Control playback from any screen using the mini player.
* Rediscover forgotten favorites from your own music library.
* Download missing album artwork, artist photos and bios.
* Automatically organises your music in tags (pop, metal, indie, electronic, etc.).
* When you’re in the car, use smart gestures to control volume, playback and get new mixes while keeping your eyes on the road.
* Search your music library and create instant mixes in just a few taps.
* Listen to groovy mixes on your Apple TV or AirPlay enabled speakers.
* Share favorite songs with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
* Scrobble songs you listen directly to Last.fm without connecting your device to iTunes.

IMPORTANT
– Home Sharing is not supported by Groove.

Get the latest news:
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groovemusicapp
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/zikeragroove

What’s new

2.0.4
– Added time labels to the now playing screen for iPhone/iPod touch version
– Fixed startup issue on iOS 4.3.x

2.0.3
– Improved sharing: you can now share albums, artists, now playing songs and playlists directly from Groove and let your friends discover your great taste in music
– New Home section “Fresh in your library” gives you easy access to the albums newly added to your music library
– In-app settings – no more need to use the Settings app
– Possibility to log in to Last.fm from the settings screen
– Bug fixes

 

 

 

5. Swipy-(e-mail yourself or save in Dropbox by swiping)

Swipy-(e-mail yourself or save in Dropbox by swiping) - Teokoul

*GRAB YOUR FREE COPY TODAY FOR LIMITED TIME*

Swipy allows you to quickly capture notes and have them sent to your email or Dropbox with just a swipe.

➩ How to use
Start typing a note and when you are done swipe the screen. Your note is immediately delivered to your email or to your dropbox.

★FEATURES★

✓ Simple
It’s as easy as entering the necessary email and Dropbox information one time, and then type your note and swipe to save.

✓ Fast
You will be surprised how fast your note is delivered in your email or dropbox.

✓ Easy
All you need to do is type a note and when you are done just swipe.
No more taps! Couldn’t be easier.

✓ Convenient
You can activate from the main screen where you want to send your note.

✓ Integration
Swipy integrates with Dropbox and gmail.

✓ Desktop utility
We developed a great utility for Instantly preview your notes,photos or links on your PC.
For using this feature you have to download Swipy Desktop Software from our site.

go www.teocoolapps.com

——What they say about us—–
Swipe to share. Couldn’t be easier.(Appadvise)

Use Swipy to make short work of conveniently saving notes and photos.(cooliphoneipadapps)

The common everyday task of saving a quick note becomes so simple,fast and convenient.(iPhoneFreekz)

——Find Us——
on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Swipy1
on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SwipyApp

What’s new

-New icon
-New Dropbox API that fixes authentication issues
-New Settings screen.
-Ability to use different email for saving your notes. Use this option if you want to integrate Swipy with other popular services.
-Fixed multitasking issue. Now Swipy runs in background.

Thank you all for your feedback and
If you require any further information, please feel free to contact us on www.teocoolapps.com

 

 

 

6.Cooliris

Cooliris - Cooliris, Inc

(Universal)

– #1 free iPad app (Lifestyle)
– “It sure is fun to browse like this” — TechCrunch
– “Cooliris might just have the thing for you” — CNET
– “Useful and compelling” — Forbes

Fast and fluid, the all-new Cooliris enables you to discover all your photos in one place. Seamlessly browse photos from your iPad or iPhone, Facebook, Instagram, and the web. Then selectively share them with your close group of friends.

Swipe, pinch, and zoom to efficiently navigate through photos on a stunning 3D wall and collaborate with friends in private 1-on-1 or group conversations. Want all your Facebook friends to see select photos? Easily share them to your Facebook Timeline!

There’s nothing like it. Download now and find out why people are calling it the “best springboard for discovering photos”.

——————— ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ———————

FEATURES
✔  Fast, fluid, and visually stunning interface.
✔  View and share photos from your library, Facebook, Instagram, and the web.
✔  Interact with photos on a stunning 3D wall.
✔  Collaboratively share photos in private conversation or post them to Facebook.
✔  Stream photos to Apple TV via AirPlay.
✔  Works on iPad and iPhone.
✔  Free and unlimited photo uploads.

Email feedback to team@cooliris.com

What’s new

Introducing the all-new Cooliris, the fastest way to discover, experience, and share photos from your library, Facebook, Instagram, and the web — all in one place. Enjoy speed, fluidity, and an incredible visual experience.

 

 

 

7. 8tracks

8tracks - 8tracks Inc.

8tracks is internet radio created by people, not algorithms.

People who know and love music curate an online mixtape with 8 (or more) tracks, including title, art and tags. Listeners stream playlists for any mood or occasion, from every genre and country, providing an unparalleled source for music discovery.

✓ No audio ads
✓ Full screen art
✓ Play music on your stereo via AirPlay

✓ Browse by mood or activity (e.g. summer, workout, party)
✓ Search by genre or artist
✓ Follow DJs to get a “feed” of their latest playlists

✓ Dig a playlist? “Like” it for later, or leave a comment for the DJ
✓ Instantly share a playlist by Facebook, Twitter, email or text

What’s new

1. Home screen re-design, rotating playlist art
2. Enhanced search, including autocomplete, with results by type (tag, artist, playlist, user)
3. New share options, streamlined Facebook sharing
4. Fixed crash bug experienced by some users

 

 

 

8. Jurassic Park Builder

Jurassic Park™ Builder - Ludia

(Universal)

FreeAppADay.com and Ludia present “Jurassic Park” as FAAD’s Free App of the Week!”
*** Welcome to YOUR Jurassic Park!***
***Launch Promo: Get the Pteranodon FREE!***
Based on the ground breaking film franchise “Jurassic Park,” experience your own thrilling interactive journey on the mysterious Isla Nublar!

Here’s your chance to build your own Jurassic Park from the ground up! As a Park owner, nurture and grow various dinosaur species through the discovery of amber filled with dinosaur DNA. With help from your friends, turn the DNA into eggs, place them in your park and grow them until they reach adult size. To evolve, your dinosaurs have to be fed plants or meat depending on their respective diets. As a Park manager, you’ll need to make sure your park is constantly fueled with enough goods to feed all the dinosaurs by managing the flow of imports at the port. Finally, build a road for your visitors so they can go around and explore your creation.

To entertain your guests and collect more funds, you will have to be creative and decorate your parks and build various attractions and buildings such as amusement centers, hotels, restaurants, and security offices. ‘Code Red’ mode allows you to maximize your gains further and also prevent the dinosaurs from escaping and wreaking havoc on the island. But to access that mode, you’ll have to grow at least 5 carnivores!

Along the way, you’ll encounter familiar characters from the Jurassic Park movies such as, Dr. Ian Malcolm, or John Hammond, who will help you advance in your journey by giving you missions to fulfill.

Jurassic Park Builder features:
• 30 different dinosaur species to collect & grow.
• Live multi-player gameplay with Facebook friends and other Jurassic Park fans
• Built-in social features (ability to visit, help and gift friends).
• Stunning visual & audio effects with 3-D animations.

Begin your wonderful adventure and start building!

 

 

 

9. Squarescape

Squarescape - Jacob Koch

Download the @FreeAppADay.com Store App and wish for more top rated paid apps like Squarescape to become FREE for a day!

You are trapped.
An exit you think will set you free only leads to another colorfully unfamiliar area. The chance to return to where you once were depends solely on the power of a small circle and your own ingenuity. Navigate the puzzled scape of unknown worlds to rediscover where you belong.
Can you escape?

Features:
■ Simple, yet compelling grid based puzzle game
■ A new, unique challenge with every world you discover
■ 70 addicting levels that increase in difficulty
■ Classic arcade-style graphics and sound
■ World dependent color styling
■ Completely free of ads

Instructions:
■ Swipe anywhere in the direction you want to move
■ You can only move again once you have fully stopped
■ Grab the circle and find the exit to move on

 

 

 

10. Around the World in 80 Days: The Game (Premuim)

Around the World in 80 Days: The Game (Premium) - Playrix

(iPad version also free!)

☆ In Top-10 games in over 100 countries! Check out yourself why people love it!
☆ Great Game Award: Top Match-3 Game (RealNetworks®, Inc.)

You only have 80 days to circumnavigate the globe. Think that sounds easy? Travel back in time to the late 19th century and get ready for spectacular adventures on land, sea and air together with the English daredevil Phileas Fogg and his loyal French servant Passepourtout. Use the unique chance to visit four continents and complete the inconceivable journey to win the fantastic 20,000 pounds wager with this outstanding puzzler inspired by the classic adventure novel of the same name written by Jules Verne.

TRY IT FREE, THEN UNLOCK THE FULL ADVENTURE FROM WITHIN THE GAME!

*** ENJOY THESE FEATURES ***:
– Adventure game with outstanding storyline, beautiful animation and challenging puzzles
– Extremely addictive gameplay with 81+ levels
– Careful iPhone adaptation of game levels
– High-quality colorful graphics and soundtrack
– Game Center Support: Achievements and Leaderboards
– Marvelous adaptation of the Jules Verne Victorian travelogue
– Book a trip. It will be first class!

More Great iPhone/iPod Touch apps from Playrix:
➠ (NEW!) ROYAL ENVOY – Take the King’s challenge!
➠ CALL OF ATLANTIS – Heed the call and save Atlantis in this award-winning puzzler!

Playrix games are available for iPad and Mac. Search App Stores for “Playrix”.

WANT MORE PLAYRIX FUN?
Visit us at Playrix.com
Follow us on Twitter.com/Playrix
Find us on Facebook.com/PlayrixGames

What’s new

Thanks for your continued support and feedback. In this update:

✓ Retina display support has been added
✓ Minor bugs have been fixed

WANT MORE PLAYRIX FUN?
Visit us at Playrix.com
Follow us on Twitter.com/Playrix
Find us on Facebook.com/PlayrixGames

 

 

 

App prices are subject to change.

 

 

 

 

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Brihanna Watson

About - Brihanna has been a tech fanatic and computer nerd nearly all her life. When she isn’t chasing around kids or glued to her iPhone, she is updating app junkies like herself on where to find the latest go-to apps. Brihanna is the creator of the App Junkie column at The Smartphone App Review. You can also follow her on Twitter & Tumblr @brihannajoi

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