Today’s Apps Gone Free: Mechanical Box, Word Seek, Myvinchy and More

Break into the Mechanical Box, seek out words in letter grids, and create picture perfect illustrations with today’s collection of apps and games.

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Drawing Grid & Outline Tracing by Myvinchy ($1.99 → Free, 54.8 MB): Create picture perfect illustrations with Myvinchy. Illustrators.

Myvinchy allows you to draw like you’re using tracing paper. Take a photo of your subject or utilize one of the built-in templates, and customize the outline to meet your specific needs. Then place your iDevice above your sheet of paper, and you’ll be able to see the outlines laid over the top. The assistance mode allows for maximum precision by reducing shaking and having the stencil follow your drawing.

Drawing Grid & Outline Tracing by Myvinchy is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Word Seek HD ($0.99 → Free, 48.2 MB): Seek out words in letter grids in Word Seek HD. Fans of Boggle will enjoy this challenge.

Word Seek HD provides you with letter grids of either 4×4 or 5×5. Your job is to find as many valid words as possible within the grid before time runs out. Just drag your finger over letters and release when a word has been completed. At the end of the game you’ll be able to see your score, the percentage of words found, total words possible, and all possible words within the grid.

Word Seek HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 3669 ratings.

Mechanical Box ($0.99 → Free, 67.6 MB): Find out what’s inside of a high-security box in Mechanical Box. Fans of puzzle games.

The Mechanical Box will tease your brain. No rules. No instructions. Just break into the box using all of your problem solving skills. You’ll have to hunt for passwords, find secret switches, and even use brute force to crack the codes. Only 10 percent of players will find be able to find out what’s inside. Will you be one of them?

Mechanical Box is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 16 ratings.

Digits, the calculator for humans ($3.99 → Free, 4.0 MB): Perform quick calculations and edit them with Digits. Everyone.

Digits is great for quick calculations yet powerful enough to handle pages of them. Its editable tape ensures you’ll never lose track of what you’ve entered. Simply tap on any tape entry to bring up a pop-up menu that allows you to delete, edit, insert, total, save, copy, use, or comment. Digits also allows you to share or print your tape.

Digits, the calculator for humans is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 7837 ratings.

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