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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Kayak Pro, XnRetro, Playroom And More

David Smothers October 4, 2013

Plan your next trip with the powerful travel app, Kayak Pro. We also have an app that turns your photos into retro works of art, and a playroom filled with five fun games for toddlers.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.


Radia ($0.99 → Free, 24.6 MB): A tilt-based arcade game that has you dodging saws and absorbing Radia.

You’re put in control of a single Radiite, and it’s your job to guide it around the screen absorbing as many Radia as possible before time expires. Just tilt your iDevice to travel around the screen avoiding obstacles and the violent spinning saws. The game includes three modes, 50 levels, power-ups, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Radia is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 27 ratings.

Quick Drafts – Notes, Errands and Shopping List ($2.99 → Free, 8.2 MB): A note taking app that can actually keep up with the speed of your thoughts.

Every time you open the app you’ll be presented with a blank page, allowing you to generate notes in an instant. You’re able to convert any basic note into a to-do list or event by accessing the convenient slide out menu. The app also includes the ability to create tappable links, Dropbox and Evernote integration, and the ability to send notes via email, Twitter, Facebook, and SMS.

Quick Drafts – Notes, Errands and Shopping List is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 542 ratings.


8 Ball Pool™ ($0.99 → Free, 39.3 MB): Challenge your friends to a game of 8 Ball Pool in this online multiplayer game.

Put your coins where your mouth is and compete against your friends or random opponents in online pool matches. To enter matches you’ll need to risk pool coins, but if you win you get to take them all home. Pool coins can be used to enter higher stakes tournaments or you can buy new cues and powers in the shop. The game includes three online modes, an offline mode for practicing, and full stat tracking and achievements.

8 Ball Pool™ is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 279 ratings.

XnRetro ($0.99 → Free, 14.3 MB): Turn your photos into retro works of art with this effects app.

You’re able to import any photo from your library or snap a new one in-app. You’re then able to choose from 19 retro effects and layer them with different light effects. You can also adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation of your photo along with the opacity of each light effect to get different results. When you’re finished, slap a frame over your final creation and share it via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or email.

XnRetro is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 68 ratings.

Dark Nebula HD – Episode One ($1.99 → Free, 43.8 MB): It has been called labyrinth on steroids, but we like to call it the best adventure-based labyrinth game ever conceived.

The object of the game is to tilt your iDevice to navigate your character through industrial environments and around all sorts of traps as quickly as you can to achieve the highest possible score. This updated version of the acclaimed original game includes 23 levels, two modes, and global leaderboards.

Dark Nebula HD – Episode One is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 23 ratings.

Playroom – Lessons with Max ($1.99 → Free, 37.7 MB): A collection of five games designed for toddlers and preschoolers.

Your child is able to join an adorable kitty named Max on a playroom date. They’re able to participate in games of seek and find, matching, memory, puzzles, and colors and numbers. Each can be played separately or all at once using the Game Mix mode. You’re also able to create custom voice-overs for all of the game’s responses.

Playroom – Lessons with Max is available for free today only (10/03). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 23 ratings.

KAYAK PRO ($0.99 → Free, 19.7 MB): Plan your next trip with this powerful travel app.

It allows you to compare flight, hotel, and car rental deals in a flash. You can also book hotels right from the app, and manage your entire itinerary. The app includes a bunch of other handy tools as well, like a flight status tracker, currency converter, baggage fee calculator, and more than 100 airport terminal maps.

KAYAK PRO is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 3815 ratings.

Guess That Thingy ($1.99 → Free, 34.6 MB): Try to Guess That Thingy in this trivia game.

It includes a total of 25 categories that will have you guessing everything from movies to landmarks. In each game you’ll be presented with a series of images and you must correctly guess the thingys in question. Lifelines are available to you in case you get stumped. String together correct answers to score bonus points.

Guess That Thingy is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

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