The Best Free Apps for June 20, 2014

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

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screen568x568The best free apps this week include a lot for iOS gamers. Halfbrick, makers of Fruit Ninja, has decided to make a whole bunch of games free for a limited time. Fruit Ninja, Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots, Monster Dash, Age of Zombies—it’s all here and all free (for now anyway). If you have all of those games already, no worries, there are some new games to play from other developers too. Like Birzzle Fever, a match-3 style game. Plus Adobe released a slew of new apps. And there might just be a Ghostbusters game at the end of the list…

The Best Free iOS Apps:

  • Birzzle Fever – Can’t get enough bird-based games? You’re in luck. Birzzle Fever is a match-3 arcade style game from the people who brought you Fruit Ninja. This game will have you matching colorfully square birds as you pop your way to the top. There are plenty of items to unlock, superbirds to level up, and bonus keys to find.
  • Adobe Sketch – One of Adobe’s many new apps this week, Sketch allows you to capture your ideas as sketches and share them on Behance, a social platform for art, for instant feedback. The app itself simulates many essential drawing tools, like pencil, pen, markers, etc. But the Touch Slider interface can make drawing just a little easier. It will help you draw perfectly straight lines, circles, and more, or align different parts of your sketch easily. As you work on your masterpiece, you can get feedback from other artists on Behance. This app does require at least a free Creative Cloud account along with an Internet connection.
  • Fruit Ninja HD – It’s an oldie, but a goodie. Yes, if you somehow managed to avoid getting Fruit Ninja for iPad, this is your chance to pick it up for free. It’s an amazingly simple game that’s hard to put down. And I probably don’t need to be explaining it because it’s just that well known. Thanks Halfbrick!

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

  • Adobe Photoshop Mix – Combine the power of Adobe Photoshop with the convenience of your mobile device. Here’s an easy to use, non-destructive, photo editing experience for your iPad. You can automatically enhance or adjust your image, apply a look from over a dozen presents, cut out portions of images, combine two images, and more. You can even open Photoshop documents, layers from PSDs, and images from Adobe Lightroom mobile.
  • Adobe Lightroom for iPhone – Finally, users of Adobe Lightroom 5 who also subscribe to Creative Cloud can make use of Lightroom on mobile devices. It has all sorts of great features, like syncing photos and the ability to edit RAW images. While this app doesn’t cost anything itself, it’s hard to consider it a free app.
  • Adobe Line – Another in Adobe’s many new apps, this one is about as free as Lightroom. The app itself gives you tools for drawing and drafting similar to Sketch. But they’d prefer if you bring along some tools of your own, specifically Adobe’s own Creative Cloud pen and digital ruler. Same as Sketch, you need an account and an Internet connection, though you don’t explicitly need the pen and digital ruler.
  • Anything After – Is there anything after the credits of the movie you’re about to see? Is it a Marvel movie? If not, this app might be the only way to know for sure.
  • Fish Out of Water! – Launch a daredevil group of fishy friends to the sky in this game, again from the people who brought you Fruit Ninja. You’ll be helping six fish soar above the ocean. Battle the elements and choose your throw wisely as the weather changes every few minutes.
  • Tiny Space Adventure – Live a great adventure with this point and click game that combines simplicity and logic. Your rocket’s failure has stranded you on an unknown planet. You’ll face puzzles of increasing difficulty, with surprises at every turn. Can you pass each level without being trapped?
  • Moon Control – Can’t get enough space themed stuff? Me either. This game calls itself a frenetic endless lander. You’ll be dragged backward through a swirling galaxy full of hellfire rockets. You can spin the plant on which you’re landing spacecraft. Tap them to slow their descent. Can you keep up?
  • Feed Garfield HD – The lasagna is not going to feed itself to this cat. Jon went on a weekend getaway with Liz, but before leaving for the trip, he secured all the food in the house. Like that’s going to stop Garfield. Garfield has devised a cunning plan and enlisted Odie (you) to help.
  • Raging Thunder 2 – This game will take you through abandoned temples, tropical beaches, snow-covered mountains, the Great Wall, and many more breathtaking vistas the world over as you race to the finish line. It’s a 3D racing game with great graphics, many modes, cars to upgrade, and more.
  • Monster Dash – Another from Halfbrick. In a world filled with monsters and without public transportation, one man, Barry Steakfries, is running. Help hims shoot monsters. Sounds like fun, right?
  • Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots – It’s like Fruit Ninja, with everyone’s favorite suave fruit-slashing swashbuckler, Puss in Boots.
  • Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots HD – The same for iPad.
  • Age of Zombies – So Halfbrick is giving everything away? Cool. Steakfries is back to shoot zombies and make it back in time for a hearty dinner.
  • Fruit Ninja – This is where it all began. Fruit Ninja is arguably one of the best games for iOS devices and now you can get it free.
  • Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast – Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters by downloading this augmented reality game for free. Battle ghosts in your neighborhood as you rid your city of paranormal foes.
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