Today’s Apps Gone Free: Alter Vu, GRIDy, Art in Motion and More

Explore a world that has gone mad, put your photos front and center, and create moving art with today’s collection of apps and games.

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GRIDy – Photo Widget : GIF support ($1.99 → Free, 33.3 MB): Put your photos front and center with GRIDy. Anyone with photos to share.

GRIDy allows you to put the photos you love the most right on your lock screen. Create separate categories by giving them a title and choosing a grid size. Categories can include up to 18 photos or GIFs. Then add the widget to your lock screen. Each category can be expanded with a tap. Tap on a photo to get a full lock screen view of it, and you can pinch to zoom in even further. Categories and images themselves can be locked in order to keep them from prying eyes.

GRIDy – Photo Widget : GIF support is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

Mini Calculator Keyboard – Pluskey ($0.99 → Free, 20.9 MB): Calculate from your keyboard with Pluskey. Anyone who wants convenient access to a calculator.

The days of switching between apps to calculate are over. Pluskey puts a calculator right into your keyboard along with a few commonly used emojis. Your calculations will appear in a black bar just below the text field. Tap on the black bar to insert calculations at any time.

Mini Calculator Keyboard – Pluskey is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

Data Widget ($1.99 → Free, 26.6 MB): Check your data usage from the Today view or your wrist with Data Widget. Those who are always worried about going over their data cap.

Data Widget is so simple yet so effective. Launch the app, set your data cap, set your start and end date, and record any usage you may already have. Then swipe down to bring up Notification Center and add the widget by tapping the “Edit” button found all the way at the bottom. After that, any time you want to check your current data usage in real-time, just swipe down. You can also now check your usage via Apple Watch.

Data Widget is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 241 ratings.

Alter Vú – Dead Reckoning ($0.99 → Free, 84.7 MB): Explore a world that has gone mad in Alter Vu. Fans of point-and-click adventure games.

The world has fallen into darkness, and now society spends its time in quarantine. No one really questioned what happened out of fear of the unknown. But today is a different day. Today you’re going to explore what’s left of the world. Tap to move from corridor to corridor and inspect anything that catches your eye. You’re also able to have conversations with people and interact with them by playing cards. As you interact, you will be building your deck, which allows you to become more engaged during future events.

Alter Vú – Dead Reckoning is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

Art in Motion ($1.99 → Free, 5.5 MB): Put your mind at ease by creating moving works of art in Art in Motion. Those who need a distraction.

You’re able to add orbs to the scene by touching anywhere on the screen. You can also add orbs by tapping and flicking them, and then watch as they collide. Orbs respond to the tilt of your iPad as well. You’re able to customize the color, type, size, bounce rate, and friction of your orbs to personalize your scene even further. The app comes preloaded with 20 scenes to get you started. It also includes support for up to 10 fingers on the screen at once, TV-out support, and the ability to save your favorite scenes.

Art in Motion is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 261 ratings.

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