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Today’s apps gone free: Path Input, Splashtop CamCam, Cursive Writing and more

Today’s collection of apps focuses on learning something new, whether that’s how to write cursive, finding out what’s going on in your home, or the song that’s currently playing on the radio.

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.

iPhone:

Cursive Writing – abCursive 2 ($0.99 → Free, 938.8 KB): Learn to write cursive with this educational app. It’s great for teachers or those who simply want to learn the long lost art of cursive writing.

You’re able to learn how to write both uppercase and lowercase cursive letters along with how to attach them. Each letter can be practiced separately, and you’re able to view an animation to see just how they connect with each other. You’re also able to record your own writing. Have a word in mind? Type it into the blank field and Cursive Writing will convert it for you.

Cursive Writing – abCursive 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 49 ratings.

War of Eclipse ($1.99 → Free, 8.6 MB): Captain your very own air battleship and take the fight to the aliens in this role-playing game. War of Eclipse is ideal for fans of retro-style graphics and gameplay.

War of Eclipse is unabashedly retro. Its pixel art graphics are sharp and its gameplay brutally difficult. You’re able to choose from seven powerful battleships, each of which can be customized in a variety of ways. Blast away all kinds of alien invaders by perfectly timing your shots. The game includes 35 enemy types to take on, random equipment drops, and seven different endings to discover.

War of Eclipse is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 42 ratings.

Universal:

SoundCatcher- Instant music recognition ($4.99 → Free, 27.7 MB): Identify the music playing around you in a snap with SoundCatcher. It’s for those who get frustrated when listening to the radio and don’t know the name of the song or the artist they’re hearing.

Have you always wanted Shazam or SoundHound but didn’t want to spend $6.99 on a single app? If so, SoundCatcher is a great alternative. It’s just as quick and accurate at recognizing the name of the song and the artist that is playing without the expense. SoundCatcher is also able to provide you with lyrics to the identified song so you can sing along. You’re also able to see the most popular songs that have been playing around you along with the ability to share what you’ve tagged via Facebook.

SoundCatcher- Instant music recognition is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 55 ratings.

Splashtop CamCam ($1.99 → Free, 5.4 MB): Remotely check on people, places, and things with his live video streaming app. Splashtop CamCam is perfect for anyone looking for a little peace of mind.

We really like Splashtop CamCam because it’s so easy to set up. Just download the necessary companion software from Splashtop’s website to turn your home computer’s webcam into a live video streaming device. Then connect it to your iPhone or iPad to monitor anything you want remotely. The app includes high-resolution video, pinch-to-zoom, and the ability to pan.

Splashtop CamCam is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 723 ratings.

Data Widget ($1.99 → Free, 3.4 MB): Check your data usage with a swipe with the handy Data Widget. It’s for 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.

Data Widget is available for free today only (01/13). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 68 ratings.

iPad:

Path Input: A Swipe Keyboard for iPad ($3.99 → Free, 24.0 MB): Type with a swipe with Path Input. It’s ideal for both iOS 7 and iOS 8 users that want to record their thoughts in a whole new way.

Path Input allows you to record your thoughts faster than you could with a regular keyboard. Just draw the path of the word you want to record. If you get a little off track, don’t worry, Path Input will figure out what it is you’re trying to say. You can even record words by simply drawing their prefixes. If you’re using iOS 7 or earlier, you’re able to copy your content with a tap and bring it into any other app. All iOS 8 users may use Path Input as a third-party keyboard.

Path Input: A Swipe Keyboard for iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 163 ratings.

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