Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week
By Brihanna Watson On 20 Oct, 2012 At 05:49 AM | Categorized As 10 Best Free iPhone Apps this week, iPhone | With 2 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. i Learn With Boing: Ocean Adventures!

(Universal)

i Learn With Boing: Ocean Adventures! - Tribal Nova

Dive into the ocean with Boing for some new fun adventures! Your child will learn and practice key language skills such as vocabulary, listening comprehension and sentence formation while playing with lovely underwater animals!

**i Learn With apps won numerous awards such as “Best In Family-Friendly Products” – Moms’ Choice Awards 2012, “Brain Toy Award” – Academics’ Choice Awards 2012**

“Perhaps the most outstanding app among Tribal Nova’s iLearnWith series. Definitely a must-have app for language development.” – The iMums

“i Learn with Boing: Ocean Adventures is an excellent addition to the i Learn with family. The high quality of the app and the excellent level of instruction using these basic concepts really makes the app a great learning tool.” – Fun Educational Apps

“The Sentence Formation game was definitely the hands-down favorite mini-game at our house. My 9-year-old was surprised to hear that the app was only recommended for children up to 6 because she has SO much fun building silly sentences herself.” Overall rating 5/5 – Appsforhomeschooling.com

“With a great set of characters, a stellar pedigree, and wonderfully responsive controls, there’s no reason for parents to skip this skill-building kid’s game. I Learn with Boing: Ocean Adventures! needs to be added to your download list immediately.” – Tapscape

How to play:

You will play with octopus, crabs and clown fishes – Help them find what lies underneath the mighty ocean…

**FREE**
Game 1 – The Octopus!: Help the octopus find the hidden objects he needs to juggle, and learn how to group these objects based on their nature or what they are used for.

**Unlock the full version of the app and learn and play with these games:**
Game 2 – The Clown Fishes!: Follow the instructions and place the clown fishes on the right spots to watch them dance! Learn about spatial sense and directions from 2 to 5 multi-steps.

Game 3 – The Crabs!: Form a sentence by placing the crabs in the correct order based on their grammatical nature and watch your story come alive!  This game includes a two-player mode for parent-child or peer-to-peer gameplay.

Primary skills taught:
• Listening comprehension
• Sentence formation
• Vocabulary

Secondary skills:
• Visual and kinaesthetic learning
• Observation and matching

Key Features

This app is part of the iLearnWith program for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten, designed to get your child ready for school while having fun!

• Cross curricular game-based learning program in math, science, literacy, language and more
• Self-adjusting levels of difficulty
• Unique progress tracker for parents
• Detailed success stats for your child that can be compared with children the same age
• Recommended learning path personalized for your child
• 27 fun rewards and medals to motivate your child to learn
• Designed with educational and child development experts

Give children a chance !
10% of our revenues are donated to Plan International to support their education projects in Africa.

Find out more on www.ilearnwith.com or follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilearnwith

Need Help ?
Have questions, suggestions or concerns? Please email us at support@ilearnwith.com and we’ll be happy to help!

Developed with Canada Media Fund financial support.

Copyright © 2012 BOING and I LEARN WITH are exclusive trademarks of TRIBAL NOVA INC. All rights reserved.

What’s new

* Widescreen support for iPhone 5

 

 

 

2. Bonfyre – Free Private Photo Sharing, Event Planning, Group Chat and Social Memory App

Bonfyre – Free Private Photo Sharing, Event Planning, Group Chat & Social Memory App - BonfyreApp.com

Read our review here.

Bonfyre is the place for you to privately plan, capture and share your experiences with the people that matter. We believe in helping people organize and share around what real life is made of, experiences, rather than static circles or clunky newsfeeds.

Each individual bonfyre is a place created around events where you can share chats and photos. They are private by design; the only content that you will see is from the bonfyres that you participate it. Don’t fret about automatically sharing something with the whole world. It’s always your experiences, your rules.

We simplify planning events, private real-time sharing and collective group photos into one app, just like it should be!

WHY BONFYRE?
• Private by design – only share your experiences with people that matter (those in that bonfyre)
• Instant photo sharing
• Event planning to easily organize and coordinate with your group
• Beautiful group chat with quick photo sharing
• Upload your photos as a complete, private Facebook album in two clicks
• Photo Memories are automatically created, offering an elegant view of your photo albums
• Re-live your favorite experiences through photos, all in one plaice – no painstaking email chains or perusing numerous photo albums required
• Stay in touch with people that matter while they’re away on business or vacation
• Instantly create a bonfyre to plan, chat, capture and share photos

HOW IS BONFYRE BEING USED?

• Plan and capture epic nights out from the bar, concerts and festivals, road trips, and the big game!
• Experience your kids or grandkids big game, school play or other important events while on business or living away.
• Capture family events like a trip to the zoo, the school play or little league game in a more complete way.
• Share vacation moments with friends and family.
• Follow your parent’s trip through Europe, share pictures of your big catch deep-sea fishing or simply relive the special moments of your honeymoon.
• Have your wedding guests help you capture photos and create the ultimate wedding photo album that captures your special day from their eyes.
• Those are just a few…Tell us how you’re using Bonfyre at www.bonfyreapp.com!

What’s new

Bug Fixes

 

 

 

3. Songpop

(Universal)

SongPop - FreshPlanet Inc.

Free today only!

SongPop is promoted by Appsfire Deals! Download Appsfire Deals and find the best apps in the App Store when they’re free!

Are you ready to rock? Guess song clips, then send challenges to your friends! Prove that you’re a true music master with SongPop, the FREE addictive music app that gets people grooving!

Play with songs by your favorite artists, explore new genres, and rediscover nostalgic classics with our fun quizzes!

SongPop is a worldwide hit!

We’re a top-rated social mobile app:
– #1 in the US
– #1 in Brazil
– #1 in the UK

– ABC News App of the Week for July 28, 2012.
– Pocket-Lint App of the Day for June 26, 2012.

Take it from the man himself, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who raves “SongPop is one of the most fun Facebook games I’ve played in a while.”

It’s easy to get started. Just connect with Facebook to find and play with friends, or play with music-loving strangers!

Premium Features!
♪ Play with twice as many friends at once!
♪ Extended, HD quality music clips!
♪ Totally ad-free, forever!
♪ FREE 30 days of VIP!

Game Features!
♪ From Today’s Hits to Classic Rock, start with 6 basic playlists – there’s something for everyone!
♪ Play with thousands of songs from the Golden Oldies to today!
♪ Invite your friends to quick challenges and see who has the best music memory!
♪ Unlock new playlists featuring more genres, more artists, and special song collections!
♪ Chat with your friends while playing!

What’s new

– Bug Fixes

 

 

 

4. The Heist

(Universal)

The Heist - tap tap tap

FREE UNTIL THE MACHEIST 4 BUNDLE ENDS!
http://macheist.com

A MILLION-SELLING #1 TOP PAID APP

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Solve puzzles. Crack the vault. Claim the hard-earned prize waiting for you inside. Are you up to the challenge?

WARNING! This message will self-destruct in 10 seconds…

★ YOUR TOP SECRET MISSION FEATURES ★
✓ A fiendishly secured vault worth cracking
✓ 4 types of challenging puzzles
✓ 60 fun, addictive puzzles to solve
✓ 19 Game Center achievements to earn
✓ A valuable prize awaits you at the end!

So what are you waiting for, agent…
CAN YOU CRACK THE VAULT?

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

“Far more enjoyable than attempting to rob a bank… it’s essential for both casual players and fans of the genre.”
— Pocket Gamer

“The Heist is slick, clever and challenging.”
— Touch Arcade

“If you are a puzzle aficionado, you should already have this app downloaded.”
— Appolicious

“Every so often, there’s a game that completely blindsides you… Without beating around the bush, The Heist is an instant classic.”
— Slide To Play

“The Heist is a smartly designed game that gives heft to the puzzle genre on all iOS devices.”
— Kotaku

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

What’s new

NEW MESSAGE FROM SOPHIA:

Agent, it appears we left some loot behind in the vault… I have the following update to brief you on:

NEW LOOT!
• Find a copy of Puzzle Agent hidden inside the vault!

Bug Fixes
• iPod play through with remote control support
• Game Center enabled on older devices (iPad 1 and iPod Touch 2nd generation)
• Awards earned achievements if any were missed
• Vault exit button

Don’t you wish more updates came with extra prizes? Enjoy and happy heisting, agent! I’ll see you in the vault.

❤ Sophia

 

 

 

5. Vintique

(Universal)

Vintique - GMY Studio

★ If possible, please use Wi-Fi when you download Plus Pack.
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Vintique provides awesome vintage filters and powerful image editing tools.

Edit your photos with Vintique and boast them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

★ 32 Vintage Filters
– old times, warm day, delight, 5 p.m., watercolors
– pinky day, drowsy, vintage, yesterday, the day, heaven
– happy time, beamed, someday, sweet dream, phantasm
– dim past, tenebrific, gloomy, reminiscent, remember, mind map, coarse
– canvas, letters, chilly, chic, pure, fading, blue ink, memories, dark mood

✪ You can turn on or off adjustment steps and textures in a filter. Yes, you can edit your own style vintage photo.

★ Adjustments
– Bright/Contrast/Saturation
– Vibrance
– Temperature/Tint
– Highlight/Shadow
– Exposure
– Gamma
– Hue

★ 19 various vignetting & 26 textures
– You can adjust the opacity.

★ 49 frames

★ Share
– Open in Instagram
– Save to album
– Facebook
– Twitter
– Mail
– Open in other apps
✪ Actual previews of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

★ Image Resolution
– 612X612: for mobile photo sharing services (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc).
– 1224X1224
– 2448X2448

** Special Thanks **
@diaphragm provided the eiffel tower photo for the 1st screen shot.

What’s new

– Supported iPhone5’s 4 inch screen resolution.
– You can download “Full Resolution (2448X2448) filters, vignetting and textures” in the store of Vintique.
– You can visit the store of Vintique by the top right “STORE” button on the title view.
– The current image processing resolution is shown on the top of Edit view.
– Added some sample pics. You can use them by tapping the bottom right “Sample Button”.

 

 

 

6. Fix-it Felix Jr.

(Universal)

Fix-it Felix Jr. - Disney

DISNEY AND WRECK-IT RALPH PRESENT FIX-IT FELIX JR! IF THERE’S SOMETHING TO BREAK, THERE’S SOMETHING TO FIX AND THIS GAME’S GOT A LOT OF BOTH!

Journey back to Wreck-it Ralph’s 8-bit origins in a brand new game with classic arcade looks and fun. Play as Fix-it Felix Jr. and use your magical hammer to fix whatever Ralph destroys! After all, it’s what you’ve been programmed to do.

• Play the actual Fix-it Felix Jr. game featured in Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, in-theaters this November
• Amazing 8-bit graphics and sounds that pay homage to the classic arcade era
• Hammer your way through 10 levels to repair Wreck-it Ralph’s destruction
• Climb, dodge ducks, and navigate obstacles to get the job done

What’s new

Minor bug fixes and optimized performance.

 

 

 

7. MARVEL War of Heroes

(Universal)

MARVEL War of Heroes - Mobage, Inc.

Get FREE swag for a limited time – (Worth $15.00)
**Collect one haul of rewards in Marvel War of Heroes after completing the tutorial and collect more by logging in every day over a 10 day period!**

Requirements: Requires iOS 4.3 or later

Marvel War of Heroes is the ONLY official mobile card battle game from the Marvel Universe, featuring Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man and many more.

Create the ultimate team of Marvel characters and battle other players around the world. Evolve and enhance your Super Heroes, featuring original artwork by Marvel artists.

☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Hydra and the world’s most dangerous Super Villains are using the mysterious iso-8 to tip the balance of power in their favor. As an Agent for S.H.I.E.L.D. it is up to you to assemble a team of Super Heroes, unravel the mystery of iso-8 and battle the most powerful group of Super Villains ever assembled.
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

FEATURES:

★ Featuring Marvel characters, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye
★ Fast-paced card-battle action! Build your own unique deck to defeat Marvel Super Villains!
★ Original art by Marvel artists, such as Aleksi Briclot (Thanos Imperative), Eisner-Award winning Simon Bisley and Francesco Mattina_ (Thunderbolts, Punisher)
★ Regular updates, with new cards and events added on a constant basis.
★ Team up with other players to defeat powerful enemies.

About The Organization:
***Marvel Entertainment is the legendary entertainment company with over 8,000 characters from over 70 years in the business.
***CyGames are the hit game creators behind the iPhone mega hit, Rage of Bahamut (over 3m players!).
***Mobage is the ultimate gaming network. Registering gives you access to the best free social games on iOS, and connects you to 30 million players worldwide.
Connect with other fans on Facebook at http://facebook.com/Mobage

What’s new

-Misc bug-fixes

 

 

 

8. Pop Dot Comics

Pop Dot Comics - JixiPix Software

Free For A Day!
★★★ Hoy gratis con App Del Día ★★★

¡Descarga la app “App del Día” y descubre cada día una aplicación de pago que se convierte en gratuita durante 24 horas!

★★★ Free today with App of the Day ★★★

Download the app “App of the Day” and discover every day a paid app that becomes free for 24 hours!

★★★ Hoje grátis com App Do Dia ★★★

Baixe o “App do dia” e descubra a cada dia um aplicativo pago que se torna gratuito por 24 horas!

Create a comic worthy of the Sunday newspaper or your favorite pulp-fiction cover.

Pop Dot Comic is a fun way to create comic-book style illustrations from your snapshot or ones taken of your friends and family. Pop Dot Comic applies thick outlines, bold colors, and plenty of benday dots to newsprint or pulp papers to give every creation the look of one that’s been printed or published.

In the past, halftones were tediously inked in by cartoon artists or created in darkrooms. With Pop Dot Comic you can easily and quickly convert your photo into a comic book drawing that’s worthy enough for the Sunday newspaper or your favorite pulp-fiction cover. With a library of included “Fun Stuff”, custom messages can be added to speech bubbles and sound effects will give your creation “POW”. When your finished creating a comic book photo save it to your library or post them to your friends and family for funny moments.

COMIC STYLES
★ Sunday Comics — Creates a Cartoon Photo
★ Halftone — Transforms a photo into a Halftone Newspaper Photo
★ Pop Comics — Converts photos into a bright Pop Art Lichtenstein-style Cartoon
★ Pulp Comics — Renders a Cartoon with Vintage Color on Aged Pulp Paper
★ Noir Comics — Creates a contrasted toned or blk/white Comic with selective color like those used in the Sin City series

Pop Dot Comics is a professional cartoon effect that can be done directly on your iPhone, iPad and Mac.

•Convert all your images and pictures into cartoon-style effect quickly
•Choose a preset for a quick start
•Use large photos for a high-end result!
•Crop your photo to remove unwanted parts of an image
•Choose between 5 comic styles: Sunday Comics, Halftone, Noir Comics, Pop Comics, Pulp Comics
•Make adjustments to outlines, color, border width, border inset and pulp papers
•Choose between Dots, Lines and Halftones
•Edit and resize “Fun Stuff” and “Bubbles” with an easy one-finger gesture
•Share via Email, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr
•Save to Camera Roll

Easy to Use
•Tap to edit type in speech & thought bubbles
•Long Press to delete fun stuff and bubbles
•Pull edges of fun stuff and speech bubbles to resize
•Touch and hold center to move

FEATURES
Benday Dots — like those used in the traditional printing process. Benday Dots are two (or more) different small, colored dots combined to create a third color. Back in the day, pulp comic books used Benday Dots in primary colors to inexpensively create the secondary colors such as flesh tone.

Fully adjustable control on all aspects of the process: Dot or Line size, Outline size, Color variation, Border: Width, Inset, Color & Corner Radius.

INCLUDES
Newsprint and Pulp Papers

UNIVERSAL FEATURES
All JixiPix Apps come with: Superior Customer Service, Support for High-Resolution Images & Output, Undo/Redo, Randomize Button, Quick Presets and the ability to create Custom Presets, Cropping with the ability to specify aspect ratio, Quick Preview, Email, Print, and the ability to post directly to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. We also have an online art gallery and invite our user’s to display their artistic creations on it: http://www.flickr.com/groups/jixipixcreations/

***************
“JixiPix turns any photo into a masterpiece. All that is required of you is the appreciation — we’ll take care of the rest!”

JixiPix.com “Creative Tools for Creative People”
Photography | Artistic | Graphic Apps
MAC • iPad • iPhone

What’s new

Faster preview/final rendering

 

 

 

9. Meernotes

Meernotes - Fabulously Retro

Miss the feel of old-school notebooks?
Then you’ll love Meernotes!

Perfect for expressing your noteworthy notes, mystical musings, academic amusements, romantic reveries, or nifty novels that will change the world.

✱ Beautiful notebook covers
✱ Handwritten or type-set fonts
✱ Insert photos!
✱ Camera+ Integration
✱ Passcode
✱ DropBox Export/Import
✱ Send notebooks to friends via DropBox Export
✱ Evernote Export
✱ iCloud synchronisation
✱ Innovative and fast ONE-HAND navigation: swipe down to close notebook, swipe up to insert a note or photo
✱ Beautiful page turn animations
✱ Automatically created page of contents (swipe a little bit down to see it!)
✱ E-mail notes or complete notebooks

PRAISE FOR MEERNOTES

✱ Productivity App Store Essential (Spring 2012)
✱ APP STORE REWIND 2011: Best of the iPhone Productivity category in App Store Rewind 2011 in the US
✱ APP OF THE WEEK (GEARBURN)
✱ BEAUTIFUL PIXELS: “If you want to add that retro or analog feeling, wrapped in an incredibly gorgeous UI to the experience, Meernotes is for you.”
✱ APP SAFARI: ” It’s as useful as it is beautiful, and we enthusiastically recommend it.”
✱ APP ADVICE: “If you’re searching for a new note-taking app, and love the real notebook feel, you’ll really enjoy Meernotes.”
✱ 148APPS: “It’s an attractive looking app that ensures the user feels as if they’re writing on a real page in a real book.”
✱ SMASH APP OF THE DAY

WHAT THIS ISN’T

Please note that Meernotes is all about the retro feel of taking notes with the iOS keyboard (in both landscape and portrait mode). If you are looking for a more gray, digital, word-processor-like approach to note taking (with endless scrollviews), Meernotes is not for you. This version is designed for the iPhone / iPod Touch.

What’s new

– critical bug fixes
– camera bug fix (affecting iPhone 5)
– import of Meernotes 1 files fixed
– several other bug fixes

Please consider writing an e-mail to the support team if you’re experiencing update problems.

 

 

 

10. Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Railway

(Universal)

Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails - Callaway Digital Arts Inc.

**Reached #1 in Books in the App Store!**

**Chosen as New & Noteworthy by Apple!**

Now you can experience Thomas & Friends like never before! Read, watch, listen, and play with Thomas, Hiro, and all your favorite engines in this action-packed adventure. With multi-touch animation, CGI video, painting, puzzles, and games, Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails provides a unique immersive experience the whole family will enjoy!

After a race with Spencer lands Thomas in the bushes, he discovers Hiro, an abandoned engine from a far-away land. Once called Master of the Railway, Hiro is now rusty and broken. Thomas promises to help repair him, but quickly realizes that he can’t complete his usual jobs and help Hiro on his own. To make matters worse, nosy Spencer is close to figuring out that Thomas is up to something! Can Thomas and his friends pull together to help Hiro before it’s too late?

This thrilling app includes:
– Vibrant CGI animation
– Interactive multimedia surprises
– Dynamic narration
– Matching games
– Animated puzzles
– Painting activities

“Thomas fans are in for a treat, as this app delivers the same predictable experience they relish in video and book form, gently augmented with interactive enhancements.”
—Kirkus Book Reviews

” . . . contains a lot of activities, making it more like a 5-in-1 app!”
—Digital Storytime

” . . . there is so much to do within this app . . . that your child will return to it time and time again!”
—Apps for iPads

We welcome your feedback! Please share your thoughts in a review below or by emailing feedback@callaway.com.

Visit HIT Entertainment at hitentertainment.com.
Follow Thomas & Friends on Twitter: @TrueBlueEngine
Like Thomas & Friends on Facebook: facebook/Thomasandfriends

Visit Callaway Digital Arts at callaway.com
Follow Callaway Digital Arts on Twitter: @callawaydigital
Like Callaway Digital Arts on Facebook: facebook/CallawayDigitalArts

Watch the app trailer on Callaway Digital Arts’ YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/callawaydigital

 

 

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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  2. pat3ck says:

    Thanks Brihanna for putting up Tapscape’s review here.
    Glad we’re able to review one of the top free iPhone apps for the week.

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