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Editor’s Picks

App Chronicles features excellent free apps everyday, but there are some apps we like a lot more than others. These apps are those rare, must-have apps that will wow you with their quality. For that our editor gives them the mark of approval. Here are the top apps featured this week that are still free. Be sure to pick them up before the weekend is over. You just never know when their prices suddenly spike up!

[ Gone Free ] Askt-Daily Questions Journal: A Unique Way to Record Your Life


Askt (Journal / Diary) by Daily Questions (4.5 stars with 9 Ratings)
iPhone App
$0.99 Free


Have you grown tired of the same type of journaling apps in the App Store? Today’s featured app, Askt, takes a different approach to journaling and makes you reflect on a topic everyday

With Askt, you will answer a different thought provoking question each day of the year and compare your answer to previous years. Answer questions such as, “What are your goals for this year?”, “Describe your work ethics”, “What are you reading right now?”, and many other questions you should really be asking yourself in order to achieve success in your career, study, or…(Read More)

[ Gone Free ] Mr. Crab: Make it to the top of a spinning tower to help save baby crabs in this unique platform game

Editor’s Pick: Mr. Crab

Mr. Crab (4.5 stars with 3877 Ratings)
Universal App
$1.99 Free


Today’s Universal game is a platformer from Illusion Labs centered around a cute little crustacean known as Mr. Crab.

Mr. Crab needs your help to get to the top of various platform environments, where he will rescue all sorts of baby crabs along the way. Simply tap the screen to make him jump and climb in order to reach the summit of a tower that is constantly spinning and…(Read More)

[ Gone Free ] Mayan Slice: You need more Skills than a Fruit Ninja to Beat this game

Editor’s Pick: Mayan Slice

Mayan Slice (4.5 stars with 18 Ratings)
iPhone App
$0.99 Free


Remember Fruit Ninja? If you can master the action in Mayan Slice, your slicing skill should surpass any skilled ninja.

You see, the slicing action in Mayan Slice is quite challenging. Unlike other slash ‘n dice games, you can only slice those Mayan medallions with a precise swipe in the center of the medallion. The medallions move and rotate in…(Read More)

[ Gone Free ] Vender Mender: A rope-slinging, physics-based puzzle game requiring ingenuity and strategy

Vender Mender (5 stars with 7 Ratings)
iPhone App
$0.99 Free


Looking for a new and exciting puzzle game to play in your down time? We have just the app for you, and it’s called Vender Mender.

Vender Mender is a rope-slinging, physics based puzzler in which your objective is to help Raz the Raccoon fix broken vending machines by rearranging various parts of the machine in order to move stuck coins from one spot to the next. There are different types of items to use, such as…(Read More)

[ Free Again ] BLOODMASQUE: Unique Use-Your-Own-Face Vampire Themed RPG by Square-Enix

Editor’s Pick: BLOODMASQUE -ActionRPG-

BLOODMASQUE -ActionRPG- (4 stars with 3189 Ratings)
Universal App
$6.99 Free


If you missed this great be-your-own-hero/heroine vampire RPG from Square-Enix last time. Here’s your chance to pick it up again.

Enter the world of BloodMasque, where you star as a vampire hunter. You will be able to take a few real life photos of yourself, and this game will turn those photos of you into 3D rendering of the hero’s actual face. Yes, watch yourself star…(Read More)

[ Free Again ] SuperMagical: Take Bubble Popping, Match-3 Puzzle Games to the Next Level

Editor’s Pick: Supermagical

Supermagical (4 stars with 1096 Ratings)
Universal App
$0.99 Free


You have probably played those bubble popping puzzle games such as Bubble Witch Saga or Bust-A-Move. But SuperMagical requires you to think harder in order to beat those impossible situations where the screen is filled with enemies.

Winner of numerous awards and highly recommended in our review, SuperMagical takes bubble popping and match-3 puzzle games to the next…(Read More)

[ Gone Free ] Green City: Another Great Real-Time Town Management Sim on the iOS

Green City for iPad (4 stars with 9 User Ratings)
Universal App
$1.99 Free

Green City ( stars with Ratings)
iPhone App


If you are a fan of real time town management games like Build a Lot or Royal Envoy series, you’ll love today’s game, Green City.

Green City has the addictive qualities that make games like Royal Envoy and Build a Lot so much fun. You will be crying, “Just one more level” after already spending hours making your towns as eco-friendly as possible. You see, Green City is largely deserted and severely…(Read More)

[ Gone Free ] Better Bacons: Make-Your-Own Bacon Book with Lots of Great Chef Recipes

Editor’s Pick: Better Bacon: Chef Recipes & How to Make Your Own


Better Bacon: Chef Recipes & How to Make Your Own (4.5 stars with 163 Ratings)
Universal App
$4.99 Free


Bacon. It is an indispensable part of American diet and the hottest food item on the internet. We will teach you great bacon cooking recipes and everything you need to know about making your own bacon in today’s app, Better Bacon.

Better Bacon is an interactive book on everything you need to know about bacon. It includes detailed step-by-step information on how to prepare and smoke a variety of bacons on your own. It also includes tons of bacon recipes that…(Read More)

[ Gone Free ] Space Chicks: Save the Space Chicks in A Fun Mash-Up of Endless Runners and Gravity Platformers

Editor’s Pick: Space Chicks

Space Chicks (4.5 stars with 373 Ratings)
Universal App
$0.99 Free


We have seen gravity based space platformers before. But I don’t think I have seen a gravity platformer with so many interesting game elements added.

Space Chicks is a new game released just last week. In the game, you are a space traveler who must escape from the asteroids belts after a crash landing. During your escape, you must jump from asteroid to asteroid, avoid space…(Read More)

[ Gone Free ] Pan Part 2: Chasing the Keeper- The Second Chapter in The Adventures of Pan, the Purple Panda

Editor’s Pick: Pan: Chasing the Keeper


Pan: Chasing the Keeper (4.5 stars with 346 Ratings)
Universal App
$0.99 Free


We love the first Pandora storybook app. With its super cute characters and wonderfully animated scenes, it has to be one of the best storybook apps in the App Store.

Pan is back in the second part of the Pandora animated interactive storybook series. This time, our cute purple panda stumbled upon a keep inhabited by warrior bunnies. There, Pan will train with those cute warrior bunnies and…(Read More)

[ Free Again ] Pan: The Fearless Beribolt: A Magical Interactive Storybook with the Quality of an Animated Movie

Editor’s Pick: Pan: The Fearless Beribolt

Pan: The Fearless Beribolt (4.5 stars with 399 Ratings)
Universal App
$0.99 Free


Pan: The Fearless Beribolt is one of the best looking and highly interactive storybook apps we have seen in the App Store!

Embark on a magical adventure with Pandora, as this cute purple panda from the cloud city sets out to find her missing parents. You and your kids will fall in love with Pan the moment you start…(Read More)

[ Gone Free ] Lumicon: A word-based strategy game that requires quick reflexes and strategy

Lumicon (4.5 stars with 54 Ratings)
iPhone App
$0.99 Free


I’m a big fan of word-based games, and there is certainly a plethora of options available in the App Store. One such app, Lumicon, is what we want to feature today, and it’s available for the iPhone.

Lumicon is a tactical word-based game in which you must race against the clock in order to create words and combinations for the biggest points possible. There is an accelerating stream of letters you…(Read More)

[ Gone Free ] GarageBand: Apple’s premier music app for creating music on the go is now free


GarageBand (4 stars with 18047 Ratings)
Universal App
$4.99 Free


Yesterday was a big day for Apple, with the reveal of new iPads and a Mac Pro. One thing the company is doing is making some of their iLife suite items free, so today we are featuring GarageBand.
If you’ve done anything with music, chances are you’re familiar with GarageBand and its iOS counterpart. With this app, you’ll be able to turn your iPhone or iPad into a virtual host of instruments, of…(Read More)

[ Free Again ] Perfect Shot: This App Automatically takes a Photo only when Everyone is Smiling with Open Eyes

Editor’s Pick: Perfect Shot by TapMedia


Perfect Shot by TapMedia (4 stars with 67 Ratings)
iPhone App
$0.99 Free


We’ve all had it before: when taking a group photo, there’s always those one or two people who aren’t smiling or are blinking, and then you have to keep taking the photo over and over again, or else it’s sort of ruined. Today’s app, Perfect Shot, helps eliminate that pain and frustration.
Through advanced facial recognition software, Perfect Shot will detect each individual face in the photo, and whether or not their eyes are open and their mouths are smiling. You can turn on or off the Eye or Smile detection, but if you…(Read More)

[ Free Again ] Asphalt 8: An iOS racing game that doesn’t feel like it belongs on iOS, in a good way

Editor’s Pick: Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne (4.5 stars with 52811 Ratings)
Universal App
$0.99 Free


We have a special Universal game that was released just last month that’s gone free for a limited time. It’s Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne.

If you’re at all a racing game fan, you’ve probably heard of this iOS racing franchise that’s full of nonstop racing action. We gave the 8th installment a 4.5 out of 5 stars in our review. It comes…(Read More)

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