Download discounts: Follow Me Pro, Flight Sim, Doodle Link and more

Sep 21, 2010
Tech

Follow Me Pro (iPhone) $0.99 (was $1.99) Track your travel and take photos while you do it. Follow Me Pro is a Travel app you can fire up on a hike or a vacation which will keep track of your travel. As you snap pictures of the trip at various points, the app saves them […]

Follow Me Pro (iPhone)

$0.99 (was $1.99)

Track your travel and take photos while you do it. Follow Me Pro is a Travel app you can fire up on a hike or a vacation which will keep track of your travel. As you snap pictures of the trip at various points, the app saves them at their location on the map.

This version also allows you to connect to Facebook and other social media outlets, uploading individual pictures or entire trips, and updating your status as you go.

My Caddy (iPhone)

Free (was $0.99)

A virtual golf buddy that does everything but carry the clubs. But My Caddy will recommend which club you should use once you feed it some information about your course and your skills.

Apart from helping you look good in front of the boss, My Caddy can save your score cards and lets you submit which courses you’ve played on, so you can track your game over time at lots of different venues.

GamesFlight Sim (iPhone, iPad)Free (was $2.99)You need to have a Mac computer to play this game and it uses a native program you have to download, as well as Google Earth. But once you have all the things you need to play it, Flight Sim looks to be a pretty detailed and possibly accurate flight simulator game for your iPhone or iPad. And it’s free today, which should give you license to mess with it.

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Touch of Combat (iPad)$0.99 (was $2.99)A one- or two-player strategy game, Touch of Combat uses the iPad touch screen to let you send troops into a medieval battle. You can control individual fighters, set traps for enemy forces, or manipulate groups of troops to take on stronger enemies.

But the ability to play with a second person on the same iPad is what you should be excited about if you like strategy games. It might be a little crowded, but Touch of Combat could also be frantic and exciting.

Doodle Link (iPhone)

Free (was $0.99)

A simple time-killer, Doodle Link presents you with rows of tiny pictures that you have to match with items from other rows. It’s really easy – until you realize you can’t match images from the bottom row with the top row unless there’s a gap between the rows in the way. Suddenly a simply matching game turns adds a layer of strategy, demanding you think about which matches you make and when in order to maximize your score and beat the time limit. It’s free and a good way to kill a few minutes waiting at the doctor’s office.

Music

Drumstation (iPhone, iPad)

Free (was $0.99)

Turn your phone into a drum machine.

Drumstation is a Music app designed by a musician, for those times when you wish you had a drummer but just can’t seem to dig one up. It includes drum samples and can be plugged straight into your mix or a set of speakers to create a quality drum machine. Even if you’re not a musician, this app might be cool for a party, especially considering that it’s free today only.

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The Dirty Mac Blues Band (iPod Touch)

$1.99 (was $4.99)

The official app of The Dirty Mac Blues Band is more than 50 percent off today and includes all kinds of stuff about the band, not the least of which is the ability to listen to their songs.

The app also has access to photos, Dirty Mac’s tour schedule, bios and news. And if you’re a social animal, consider that the app lets you connect with and talk to other fans or even the band itself.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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