Those familiar with Apple’s dedicated app stores for Mac and iOS would know that the company simply needs an excuse to throw some quality paid apps at us for absolutely free. Given that today is February 29th, a day that comes around once every 4 years, Apple is giving away five paid iOS apps worth $15 for free through its “Leap Into Leap Year” promotion.
Apparently, Apple’s limited time offer comes with the explanation that “this extra day doesn’t come often, so we want to help you have fun.” The apps showcased as part of this promotion, which is valid for today only, are not exactly blockbusters but there’s a bit of everything from mind-bending puzzles to a soothing and relaxation app.
So without wasting further time, here are the apps on offer.
Tayasui Sketches+ ($4.99 – FREE / iPhone and iPad)
A truly comprehensive sketch app for your phone or tablet – as is obvious by the apps name, this nifty app carries a plethora of tools and still manages to keep things rather simple for the aspiring artist in you. As the developer puts it, “Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won’t find anywhere else.”
(Download: Tayasui Sketches+ for iPhone and iPad from the App Store)
Super Sharp ($1.99 – FREE / iPhone and iPad)
Not the game that will keep you immersed, but it’s one of those perfect titles that will keep you company when you’re looking for a break. As the name suggests, you will be using your finger to expertly cut through different shapes and objects.
(Download: Super Sharp for iPhone and iPad from the App Store)
Spark Camera ($2.99 – FREE / iPhone and iPad)
This fully-loaded camera app will keep you busy and experimenting with its array of editing features, which is heavily focused on the video aspect of your recordings. The app was “Apple Editors Choice and App Store Best of 2013”, so grab it while its free.
(Download: Spark Camera for iPhone and iPad from the App Store)
Bridge Constructor ($1.99 – FREE / iPhone and iPad)
With over 30 million players across the globe, it’s hard to look over this particular title. Your job is simple; construct strong enough bridges over various landscapes making efficient use of the resources at hand, and of course, some knowledge of physics.
(Download: Bridge Constructor for iPhone and iPad from the App Store)
Windy ($2.99 – FREE / iPhone and iPad)
Not in for all those puzzle games or not feeling much creative with that camera app? How about relaxing yourself with Windy – “the soothing Best of 2014 relaxation app.” The app does a wonderful job of masking unwanted sounds around you by playing “high-quality winds recorded in psychoacoustic 3D for stereo headphones.”
(Download: Windy for iPhone and iPad from the App Store)