Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week
By Brihanna Watson On 18 Nov, 2012 At 05:27 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. LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias

LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias - Frontier Developments Ltd

(Universal)

The award-winning, enchanting ‘LostWinds’ adventure continues! Amazing new season-switching gameplay. Incredible new wind powers at the tips of your fingers. Beautiful visuals. Expansive new environments to explore. Charming new characters, and an absorbing storyline. Each element builds on the success of the first game to make ‘LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias’ an unmissable experience on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Switch seasons back and forth between Winter and Summer at will, and use all Enril the Wind Spirit’s awesome new elemental powers – plus those from the first game – to successfully guide and protect the young boy Toku. Evil Balasar has sent a poisonous, powerful adversary and a host of new minions to thwart your ongoing battle to lift his curse and save the enchanting world of Mistralis.

A quest to rescue Toku’s mother, Magdi, becomes a race against time through spectacular and richly interactive new regions of Mistralis. Toku and Enril journey through the picturesque Summerfalls Village – now beset by a sinister eternal winter and living in fear of Snow Monsters – to the frozen mountains of Chilling Peaks and the magnificent, seemingly deserted Melodia City. They come to realize that the shadowy hand of Balasar has entwined Magdi’s immediate fate with the disappearance of the ancient Melodia people centuries ago…

– Harness the brilliance of nature: Sonte, Spirit of Seasons’ astonishing powers let you instantly transform Mistralis between Summer and Winter at will to aid your progress
– Frozen Winter ponds and waterfalls become teeming Summer pools in which Toku can dive and unlock secrets
– Form snowballs from the air or manipulate moisture-laden clouds to help with your quest
– Master Enril’s rediscovered incredible cyclone power, using it to transport Toku, smash powerful enemies and even drill through the rock around you
– Expansive new regions of Mistralis provide spectacular arenas for Toku’s jumps and glides
– New enemies and familiar foes to buffet, smash, freeze, burn and douse
– New characters to befriend and puzzles to solve on your adventure to reveal the secret of the Melodias’ disappearance..
– Includes Game Center integration and Achievements
– The ‘Snapshot’ feature lets you add game characters to your own photos and share with friends

GIFT THIS APP: Click the “Buy App” arrow on the App Store

‘LIKE’: facebook.com/lostwinds
FOLLOW: twitter.com/frontierdev
VISIT: frontier.co.uk/lostwinds
WATCH: youtube.com/frontierdevelopments
QUESTIONS?: lwsupport@frontier.co.uk

ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Fantasy Violence.
Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB.

Australian Government Classification Board classification: G

We are collecting statistics to help us target further improvements to our iOS games. This version of the game sends a tiny one-off packet of data to Frontier – an anonymous snapshot of what hardware, iOS version and language settings are in use only. No personal information is ever recorded.
The high resolution images featured on this page were taken from iPhone 4S and the new iPad. The actual image quality this universal app delivers will vary depending on the processing capabilities and screen resolution of the device on which you run the game.

What’s new

Bug fixes and support for iOS 6 and iPhone 5, iPad mini, 4th generation iPad.

 

 

 

2. QatQi

QatQi - ZWorkbench, Inc.

(Universal)

Lose yourself in the world of QatQi (pronounced “cat-key”), a gorgeous and meticulously crafted word game that pleases the senses and tests the limits of your lexicon. Frustrated with the lack of innovation in other word games, indie designer Chris Garrett developed QatQi to freshen up the genre with never-before-seen gameplay, an elegant interface, dazzling art, and otherworldly music that changes as you play. In a word, it’s INSPIRED (161 points.)

QatQi offers more than just laying down tiles and reaping the rewards. Game puzzles form a “map” for players to explore, uncovering bonuses and avoiding barriers as they link letters together. It’s easy to learn, but offers a new kind of strategic depth for the genre. Bolstered by robust statistics and enticing social features, QatQi is a complete package for word game lovers eager for something new.

Beyond the innovations in gameplay and scoring, QatQi is an audiovisual tour de force with art and music that can be appreciated even without words. The game’s puzzles will have you racking your brain, but its ethereal aesthetics will leave you in a state of zen.
QatQi features:

➣ Novel “map” mechanics — Explore each puzzle by laying out tiles to spell words across increasingly intricate rooms and corridors. Special squares offer big bonuses, but require some smooth wordsmithing to reach.

➣ Smart, scaling difficulty — Sunday levels can be brutal, but QatQi eases players in with simple puzzles and an intuitive tutorial. If you’re backed into a corner — sometimes literally — take another try with an Undo.

➣ Size up your spelling — Compare your performance with players in your city or across the globe using QatQi’s cater-made scoring system. Post automatically and view full breakdowns — all without disruptive logins or passwords.

➣ Vaunt your vocab — When you top the charts in your area or drop a high-scoring word like MOUNTAINEERING (461 points), QatQi will make a personally framed screenshot for you to boast over Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS — all from within the game.

➣ Data to die for — To boost your scores, explore a beautiful interactive stats page that provides key metrics after each puzzle. Even as a novice word-slinger, QatQi’s granular breakdowns will give you something to aim for.

➣ Fresh content, always — QatQi offers new levels every day of the week, scaling up in difficulty from Monday to Sunday. Past levels are archived for access anytime.

➣ Audiovisual bliss — Artist Kun Chang, who created the artwork for the hit game Osmos, lends a striking sensibility to the game board and menus. Complementing the looks is an original, spectral score that builds in complexity as you move through more difficult puzzles.

What’s new

Numerous cosmetic enhancements. Improved the menu flow on the main menu screen. QatQi soundtrack no longer plays if you have iPod music playing.

 

 

 

3. ColorMania FX

ColorMania FX - Dropico

*** FREE Today only – Download Now before Price goes back ***

ColorMania lets you quickly and easily give photos a dramatic look by adding amazing color & textures filters, without compromising your photo’s details. The effect draws in the viewers like never before.

With ColorMania, you don’t need to be a professional photographer to make your
photos come to life!

Here’s how it works:

1. Take a picture or choose from your camera roll.
2. Highlight any part of your picture.
3. Choose a texture, and Colormania instantly blends beautiful effects for you.

Mask any part of a photo or flip to select the background. The choice is yours !

Give your photos a dramatic, soft, or surreal look. With ColorMania, the possibilities are endless.

Your finger is your brush, and your photos are your canvas.

Colormania Highlights

• Choose a photo from your camera roll
• Take a new photo
• Mask any part of the photo
• Control the brush size
• Control the brush hardness (edges)
• Choose Textures/Colors styles.
• Save to your camera roll.
• Share to Instagram and more…

Developed by Dropico Mobile – The team that brought you:
FilterMania 2 – WowFX – InstaFonts – TapFx

Follow us on Twitter @DropicoMobile
Fan us up on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DropicoMobile

 

 

 

4. BranchOut

BranchOut - BranchOut, Inc

Bring your career to life.

Capture and share professional moments while you’re on the move with BranchOut.

– Connect professionally with your Facebook friends
– Create a professional profile & resume
– Highlight your best work for the world to see
– Share career updates, news and photos at work
– See what people in your network are up to
– Follow industry peers and thought leaders
– Get notified when people comment on your posts

Join more than 30 million people who already use BranchOut!

What’s new

– New camera filters!
– Bug fixes

 

 

 

5. Lovely – Find Homes and Apartments for Rent

Lovely - Find Homes and Apartments for Rent - Lovely

Find your next home with Lovely!

Easily search thousands of homes and apartments for rent all in one place. Create a free account to turn your searches into Alerts and get notified as soon as new listings hit the market, by push notification or email.

Also:

● Know exactly what’s available and where — numbered dots on the map show how many listings are in each part of town
● Easily identify the freshest listings — colored dots and individual listing timestamps indicate how long listings have been on the market
● Make a list of your Favorites — save listings you care about the most and access them at any time
● Don’t waste your time — learn when your saved listings go off the market, so you don’t pursue stale listings
● Get in touch directly — email or call landlords directly, and get directions, with one tap
● Search anytime and anywhere — this app saves your Alerts, Favorites, and viewed listings so you can access them anytime by phone or from a computer

Use Lovely for a suite of simple yet powerful tools to help you find a home that you, well, love.

Please send us feedback on how we can make your experience even better: support@livelovely.com

Optimized for iPhone 4, 4s, and 5; iOS 5.0, 5.1, and 6.

 

 

 

6. Coaster Crazy

Coaster Crazy - Frontier Developments Ltd

(Universal)

Download the @FreeAppADay.com Store App and wish for more top rated apps like Coaster Crazy to be featured on FAAD! Coasters! Pandas! Zombies! Cheerleaders! Explosions! From the creators of RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 and LostWinds® comes a rollercoaster game unlike any other, starring little old ladies, mad scientists, the undead, accountants, queasy guys, extra-terrestrial visitors, and …er… sheep.

Simply trace your finger over the touchscreen to build and tweak any coaster you can imagine, in glorious 3D. Its so easy to do that anyone can build them, ride them, crash them – tall, short, long and fast; modern, wooden & crazy. The physics simulation is easy and fun to use, yet rewards each bit of care put into improving your coasters with ever higher scores.

Coaster Crazy takes you on a journey around the world (and to the moon) to build a cash-making coaster empire with ever-more insane creations. Unlock more special pieces, coaster cars and track types that let you earn even more cash and gems, and meet the fiendish challenges posed by the Crazy characters in the game.

They are demanding customers:
– Can you make your coaster fast enough to get the speed freak surfing with delight?
– Can you keep G-forces low enough to  prevent the Professor’s Nitro Glycerin from exploding?
– Can you beat a coaster score before the zombie starts infecting other passengers?
– Can you do that all at the same time?
– And what will happen to the little old lady if your ride is too intense?
– And then there’s the Mayor.  Alien. King. Policeman. Queasy guy. Accountant. And sheep..

Thread your coasters through themed scenery and design custom paint-jobs to create the ride of a lifetime – and then upload to share with your friends and the world! See how your creations stack up on the Coaster Crazy global leaderboards, and earn achievements. When yours are downloaded by others, you’ll earn in-game currency.

Or you could just mess around to your heart’s content in the coaster-building ‘sandbox’.

And if Coaster Crazy’s oodles of gameplay isn’t enough for you, each day there’s a fresh challenge that you can take part in to earn worldwide kudos – and gems!

No sheep were harmed in the making of this game. But the queasy guy really wasn’t happy.

Coaster Crazy offers in-app purchase of gems and cash, which can be used to unlock content and accelerate gameplay.

 

 

 

7. Earthlapse

Earthlapse - Jetson Creative LLC

(Universal)

Earthlapse is FREE for a limited time – Sponsored by APPODAY (Save $0.99)
Download APPODAY to get more premium apps like Earthlapse for FREE.
Turn your iPad or iPhone into a window aboard the International Space Station. Experience stunning views of Planet Earth captured by NASA astronauts. Touch the views and control the planet with your finger. A truly amazing one-of-a-kind experience.

★ Chosen by Apple as New & Noteworthy and What’s Hot ★

The app comes complete with 8 relaxing ambient space soundtracks, a clock, and worldwide weather from Weather Underground. It is not only amazing to explore, it is useful on your desk and nightstand. Works perfectly on older devices – a great use of your old iPad 1 or iPad 2!

Support for AirPlay on the new iPad, iPhone 5, and iPhone 4S. See display options in app for instructions on how to enable. AirPlay is not supported on the iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, or 2.

Images courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center

Created by the makers of Magic Window.

What’s new

– All scenes fully remastered
– Smoother near real-time playback
– Some scenes replaced with newer scenes
– Updated for iPhone 5
– Updated for iOS 6

 

 

 

8. Monkey Labour

Monkey Labour - Perfect recreation of the 80s classic handheld LCD retro games - Dawn of Play

(Universal)

★★★★★ FREE for a LIMITED TIME ★★★★★
★★★★★ NEWS: Dream of Pixels is NOW available! ★★★★★

This version does not work on iOS 5 or lower. We’re working on a fix as fast as possible. Thank you for understanding.

“Monkey Labour is a lovingly crafted riff on Nintendo’s Game & Watch handhelds, but with its own unique gameplay.”
– toucharcade.com

“Perfect recreation of a 1980s Game & Watch device. Great attention paid to authentic details. … Dawn of Play remembers those early handheld games, and pays proper homage with Monkey Labour. … Our thanks to Dawn of Play for the trip down memory lane, since Monkey Labour is clearly a labor of love.”
– Slide to Play

Features:

* Retro handheld device revival
* Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and OS X.
* Compare your scores on Game Center
* Unique set of achievements
* Hours of endless fun!

Mobot the robot is expected to mindlessly labor at his job deep inside the bowels of a corporate production facility while his monkey boss vents frustration by throwing obstacles Mobot’s way.

Help Mobot stick it back to the system while avoiding being replaced by a cheaper model in this deliciously retro 80s style electronic handheld game rehash.

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“Gamers who remember the Long Long Ago will get a kick out of today’s leading Fresh Game, Monkey Labour. … For a casual game with some very old-school handheld ideas behind it, but with modern additions like achievements and online leaderboards, look no further.”
– Appolicious

“… retro fun reborn … The gameplay is simple but brilliant fun … Monkey Labour may well be our favourite new iPhone game.”
– electricpig.co.uk

“Dawn of Play’s first universal application entitled Monkey Labour will instantly bring you back to 80’s and help educated new gamers to the enjoyment of gameplay simplicity. … Monkey Labour features simple but addictive gameplay mechanics that any gamer will quickly get, however mastering the game will prove harder to master.”
– appversity.com

What’s new

Do not update on iOS 5 or lower. We’re working on a fix as fast as possible. Thank you for understanding.

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Dream of Pixels, our latest game, is available today, November 15th 2012
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+ iPhone 5 support
+ minor bugfixes
+ an awesome sprinkle of coolness

 

 

 

9. Dragon Island Blue

Dragon Island Blue - NTT Resonant Inc.

(Universal)

Dragon Island Blue is FREE for a limited time – Sponsored by APPODAY (Save $0.99)

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“Almost a cross between Pokemon and Shining Force. If you don’t like the sound of that cross over you aren’t a human” -Kotaku.com

“I was blown away when I saw Dragon Island in action. The amount of creatures in the game, coupled with the ability to evolve them and level up your own character has the potential for just a ridiculous amount of customization and strategy.” -TouchArcade.com

“downright habit-forming” -148Apps.com

“fun mix of Final Fantasy, old-school RPGs, and Pokèmon” -iFans.com

“Dragon Island Blue is easly my new favorite game. Superb!!” -GameSaku.com

“extremely heavyweight contender for anyone seeking a Pokemon-esque experience on their iOS device” -iFanzine.com

“If you were looking for a Pokémon experience on iOS, Dragon Island Blue delivers exactly what you seek…I can’t recommend it enough.” -AppAddict.net

“Say Goodbye to Your Free Time” -Best10APPS.com

Ever wanted to build an army of monsters? Dragon Island brings monster training and catching to a whole new level.

Your journey begins when you find a dragon egg on the hills near your village. Dragons were previously thought to be extinct. You and your dragon must discover why dragons, gone for so many years, have suddenly returned to the world! While exploring Dragon Island you will find:

★ Over 200 monsters. Catch. Combine. Evolve!
★ Strategic battles with hundreds of abilities
★ A game world so big it takes 16 screens to see
★ Collect gems, recipes and Soul Stones
★ 11 spirit totems, summon Time, Fate and more
★ A quest system tied to the game’s plot
★ 15 dungeons, including the Infinite Dungeon
★ Unique combat system: Army vs. Army
★ Unlock Breeder Licenses in the Arena
★ Universal app with Game Center support
★ Exclusive and Optimized for IOS, No DPads!
★ Challenges such as the Collection Hut, Capture Quests and Dragon Overlord hunt

Can you defeat the Dragon Overlords? Can you solve the mysteries of Dragon Island?
Thanks for playing!

NO network connection required.

NO waiting. NO timers. NO energy bars.

What’s new

DOWNLOADABLE VIA 3G!!
Older devices will have a 1-time only load-wait after this update.
You can now change your monster order on the world map and dungeons using the menus.
Special blinking outline on the capture card for monsters you have never caught before.
German
Fix for collection quests
Cosmetic bugs and text typo fixes
World 3-3 Dragon Overlord bug fixed
Usual Suspects collection quest bug fixed
Auto save game backup system added

 

 

 

10. Radia

Radia - Shock Games, LLC

★★★ Featured as New and Noteworthy in the App Store ★★★

“Thanks to these easy, intuitive controls Radia is easy to enjoy, making it a great game to zone out and relax with.” – 148apps.com

Radia is now FREE from Thursday November 15th until Sunday November 18th!

A new, bright, simple yet challenging game with nearly flawless tilt controls. – 148apps.com

How long can YOU survive? Radia is a new, tilt-based arcade game now available for the iOS!

Radia includes 3 engaging Game Modes:

Level Mode – In Level Mode, you embark on a journey through 50 unique levels of increasing difficulty with the aid of varying Power-Up effects.

Timed Mode – In Timed Mode, you take control of your Radiite and evade the onslaught of Saws while attempting to survive as long as possible with the help of Power-Ups unlocked in Level Mode. This mode has four settings of varying difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard, and Extreme (Not for the faint of heart).

Endless Mode – In Endless Mode, you again take control of your Radiite and attempt to evade Saws, activate Power-Ups, and collectRadia. Collect multiple Radia in a row, and increase your multiplier to gain even more points! Local and Global High Scores for both modes can be viewed through Game Center.

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Watch the Trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovHPlCaCEWU

★★★★★
“Once in a while there’s the time and the mood for a well done tilt-game,
and Radia is one of them. Simple but brilliant. Recommended.”

★★★★★
“Radia is a fun and exciting new game. Very challenging, yet it keeps your attention. Highly recommend!”

★★★★★
“A great, easy to understand game that’s endlessly addictive. Levels are challenging and worthwhile. It’s the best iPhone game I’ve downloaded in quite some time. Download it – you won’t be disappointed.”

What’s new

Improving performance

 

 

 

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Brihanna Watson

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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. Twitter & Tumblr @brihannajoi

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