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The best free iOS apps for April 3, 2014

Sections: iDevice Apps, iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPhone, iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, iPod touch, Originals

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screen568x568Who doesn’t like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart? Okay, I shouldn’t ask questions to which I don’t really want the answers. But if you are among the many who enjoy this and other shows on Comedy Central, you can now watch full episodes on your iOS device for free. Many of the shows are completely free to watch, but some require you to log in with your TV provider. If you’re looking for a new racing game but are sick of the usual, you might like DrawRace 2. It’s a top-down racing game with unique controls. Instead of driving with a wheel, you draw your path. If you like if-then statements and linking together web services, then you probably already know about IFTTT. Well, this week they updated this app with some pretty sweet features. Now any recipe can end in a push notification.

The Best Free iOS Apps:

  • Comedy Central – Every station has an app for streaming full episodes, and now Comedy Central is no exception. This app allows you to watch full episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, South Park, @midnight, and more. Plus, if you sign in with your TV provider, you can access a ton more, including Chappelle’s Show and Futurama. This app requires iOS 7.0, but I’m sure you have that already. AirPlay support is coming soon. They have a tech guy chained to his desk working on it.
  • DrawRace 2 – More apps should have titles that exactly describe what they are. Here’s a unique, touch-based racing game that has you racing by drawing from the top-down perspective. This game has some pretty nice 3D graphics, and the physics are realistic, though your god-like ability to control cars by pointing probably isn’t. Free for a limited time.
  • IFTTT – If This Then That is an amazingly powerful web service and app that allows you to do so many things with little bits of code they call recipes. IFTTT have been around for a while now, but the latest update brings full iPad support, and now any recipe can end in an iOS notification.

The Other Free iOS Apps (some for a limited time):

  • ArtRage – Explore natural painting in this powerful physical paint simulation app. That’s right, it simulates using a real paint brush, with paint, on a canvas. It’s a superb app that allows you to express yourself in the art of painting without having to buy tons of supplies. But it’s better than real, because you can also do all sorts of things you can’t do in real life.
  • DataMan Next – How much data are you using? Are you going to hit your cap? You can look at your carrier’s estimate, but it’s not real-time. This app allows you to track data usage in real time.
  • 1 Second Everyday – This app encourages you to take 1 second of video every day and compile it into a video later so you can remember all the important things that happened over the course of a year in just 6 minutes. Sounds cool, doesn’t it?
  • SharpScan Pro – Apps like this one are quickly making copying machines obsolete. This is one of many apps that can use your iPhone’s camera to take pictures of physical documents and convert them into PDFs. It’s a very useful utility that everyone should have on their device.
  • Tiny Thief – In a world of greed, corruption and injustice, one little guy decides to stand up for the little guy! Tiny Thief is an unconventional hero who uses cunning and trickers to out-smart his opponents across six epic medieval adventures. He’ll face foes like the Dark Knight, rogue pirates, and even a giant robot. It’s a point and click style puzzle game.
  • Toybox – Can you rub your tummy and pat your head at the same time? What if I bet that you can’t? This game is a lot like doing that. Shoot enemy toys on the left side of the screen to earn wooden blocks on the right. Then stack the blocks to explode stuff, power up your ship, and earn extra lives. I bet you can’t play a shooter and a match three game at the same time. I also bet you’ll try anyway.
  • DrawRace 2 HD – And here’s the same app as above, but for iPad.
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