Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Word Game Pro

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Word Game Pro is today’s free app download from the Amazon market. A game similar to Scrabble, Word Game Pro’s goal is to spell out words from the 7 tiles you have been randomly given. The game is timed and you get rewarded extra seconds for spelling back to back words without error. Before I started writing this article, I was just going to download the app to be sure I knew what I was talking about, an hour later I had to force myself to put down my phone so I could actually get some work done… It’s super addicting!

Word Game Pro adds some strategic spice to the familiar word game puzzle. The game centers on a mad scramble to construct words from a row of seven random letters, which change each round. Word Game Pro adds to the challenge by also letting you see letters that are about to come into play, offering you the chance to plan ahead–to develop a strategy.

Once the game starts up, you will notice that you are presented with the standard mix of seven letters. The points range from one to ten and you’ll start to gain additional points as you earn combos. Each successful word you create gives you another bonus combo point. The points keep piling up until you submit an incorrect word. Then, unfortunately, your combo bonus vanishes. With each fresh set of letters, you have new word prospects and the game automatically calculates how many words you can find with the maximum letters.

With a usual price of $2.89 you get a game loaded with hours of fun and for today only it’s free. Join us after the break for a couple screenshots and some links that will take you to your free download.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Retro Defense

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If you’re a Tower Defense kind of guy or gal, Today’s Free Amazon App is right up your alley.  Courtesy of Amazon and developer Larva Labs Ltd., they’ve made their popular graphics rich, Retro Defense, available today for free.  This action packed game allows you to set up your own towers, leaving you to fend off unwanted invaders as you soar through the levels.  In this strategic game, tower placement is the key.  Each tower you incorporate has to be chosen carefully as one might offer special benefits but another a great weakness.  Some towers can be built quickly and can withstand attacks while others are more susceptible to crumble at the hand of the enemy.  You’ll be equiped with various weapons for defense such as lasers, missiles and crazy shock waves.

“Fast-paced, addictive and beautifully designed, this top-rated game offers outstanding fun for strategy game fans.”

The game is being touted as “difficult to review” because those who review it often get caught in the cross-hairs of an addiction.  We’ll let you be the judge of that.  Ready for the download?  Make sure you have the Amazon App Store side loaded to your device and then log in for today’s application.  To download the App Store simply point your browser here and add your email or phone number to field in the upper right hand corner.  You’ll quickly receive a download link and be on your way.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Hit the break for a few extra screen shots of the game in action.   » Read the rest

Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Checkers

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Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is Checkers. This ad free version developed by AI Factory looks great, plays great, and has a pretty high difficulty level to turn up the heat. Sure, this isn’t a first person shooter, but it’s a classy looking version of a nice relaxing game and today it’s free. Besides this being the ad free version of the game, here are some other features:

Featuring:

- 10 difficulty levels, from Beginner to Expert
- 2 player hot-seat
- 2 Checkers Piece Sets and Boards
- User stats against each level
- Undo & Hints
- Designed for both Tablet and Phone
- Supports both non-compulsory captures (popular rules) and compulsory captures (official US/English rules)

This game will normally cost you $1.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out all the screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Trial Xtreme

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Today Amazon’s free app is the popular interactive motorcycle racing game, Trial Xtreme. You may soon find yourself addicted to this physics-based game of speed and obstacles requiring merely the skillful use of touch screen controls (which I prefer) or your phone’s accelerometer to make your way through 60 challenging levels of jumps, climbs, flips and of course the inevitable wipe outs which feature some nice rag doll crash physics. Overall, the app’s developer (Deemedya M.S, Ltd.) has done a pretty good job at providing a fun and easy-to-master game with enough thrills to keep me interested and a strange hint of nostalgia for the old NES game Excitebike too.

Trial Xtreme usually sells for $1.99 and is worth the price, so don’t miss out on your chance to give it a go for free today by clicking here and entering your phone number or email address to get the download link. Remember: Check off “unknown sources” in your system’s settings to start the download.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: IM+ Pro (Video)

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Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is IM+ Pro, an all-in-one messaging app. IM+ is normally a large $10 to purchase  and will let you connect to pretty much every messaging account that’s out there. This app also supports push mode for longer battery life and the ability to receive incoming messages even if you exit IM+. I’m not normally a fan of the all-in-one messaging apps on my phone as I prefer to only keep Google Talk logged in if someone needs me. I like the simplicity of Google Talk and its fast interface. I will say that IM+ is very clean, fast, and super easy to get started adding your accounts. The one feature that seems to be missing it the ability to collapse you buddies list by category. With multiple accounts logged in, this could lead to a lot of scrolling to find the contact you need. That aside, I’m going to give this one a shot as today it’s completely free.

This app will normally cost you a large $9.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out the video after the break and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Early Bird

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Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is a game called Early Bird. In this OpenFeint enabled game, you’ll be swiping a path for the bird to flutter on top of a bullseye to catch the worm while trying to navigate through challenging levels. It’s easy to figure out how to play, but challenging to master. The graphics are bright and inviting and you’ll certainly find a ton of challenges as you play through the 96 great looking levels. Of course, the game is free today so there’s no reason not to try it out for yourself.

This game will normally cost you $0.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out all the screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Paper Camera

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Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is Paper Camera. I wouldn’t call this a camera replacement on your device, but I had some fun taking pictures with the effects it created. What’s also cool is the rendering effect is shown in real time before you snap your shot. The app is a tad on the sluggish side, but not enough to take away from the fun of snapping a few neat comic book style shots. In the gallery after the break you’ll see a shot of my sunglasses and the app did a great job of drawing in the light reflecting off the lens. This is certainly worth checking out to have some fun with and you’ve got nothing to lose because it’s free today.

This app will normally cost you $1.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out the video and some of the effect’s screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Zombie Rider

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Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is a game called Zombie Rider. This isn’t a game that’s going to knock your socks off, but it’s free today right? Rider has an Excitebike feel, but you can’t create your own maps and the gameplay is a bit sluggish. You’ll accelerate by touching the bottom right of the screen and run over bumps and jumps trying to collect brain coins. The left side can be touched to break/reverse and tilting the screen will lean your rider forwards or backwards. The graphics look great and the game runs very well, but the sluggish speed of the game takes a bit away from the fun. I was waiting to really launch off some jumps, but that didn’t seem to happen. To each their own though, check it out yourself since it won’t cost you a penny today to play.

This game will normally cost you a $0.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings—>Applications on your Android device. Hit up the break to check out some screenshots and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Thumb Keyboard

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Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is a keyboard replacement called Thumb Keyboard. I can’t say enough awesome things about this keyboard, but I’ll at least give you a few hot features I love. First of all, this is the first keyboard replacement I’ve used that hasn’t lagged. There is usually a bit a of lag when typing fast and hitting the space bar, but I haven’t experienced any with this on my Droid X so far. What really sealed the deal for this keyboard was it’s ability to set different layouts for portrait and landscape modes. I absolutely love the split keyboard in landscape with slightly wider keys where I feel much less cramped. There are also a ton of themes to download and more than enough options for customization. Grab it while it’s free as this may be the best keyboard replacement out there. Unfortunately, I’m not able to test this on a tablet, but I would guess it functions just as fantastic there as it does on my smartphone.

This keyboard will normally cost you $2.53, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out the video after the break and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Graffiti Pro

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Today Amazon’s free app is the stroke-based keyboard replacement system, Graffiti Pro for Android.  After enabling Graffiti as your input method, you’ll be able to draw single character text with your finger into the darkened, lower portion of the screen. This is to best serve touch screen novices that may often find themselves clunking around with the on-screen keyboard. Anyone that has any experience with Palm OS will most certainly feel right at home too.

The system also has on-screen word predictions and deciphers your letters with a more simplified alphabet requiring fewer strokes. They give as an example: “…the letter “A” is entered with a stroke that looks like an upside-down “V”, saving time that you do not need to cross the “A” in the middle.”

This app, like any new keyboard replacement,will take some getting used to. Personally, I use a note taking app with hand-writing entry so I saw fit to give this one a try. They helped me along with a pop-up for how exactly to draw the letters to get a match, which is okay once you catch on, but it leaves me wishing it could learn my hand-writing habits instead of the other way around. Also, those word predictions I mentioned aren’t quite as accurate as another favorite replacement of mine.

The Pro version of this app is usually $2.99 so if you’re still searching for a new keyboard replacement and think Graffiti is worth a shot, grab it by clicking here and entering your phone number or email address to get the download link. Remember: Check off “unknown sources” in your system’s settings to start the download.

Jump past the break for a brief video showing the Graffiti entry for a calendar event.

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