Free Apps Friday: Arrow Launcher, Gratitude Journal, Lists For Writers

Are you looking to make your smartphone or tablet more useful? Each week, we collect the latest productivity apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone; all of which are 100 per cent free! Here are this week's highlights.

This is a hand-picked list of free apps we've noticed this week while assembling our regular App Deals roundup of new and discounted apps. We haven't reviewed them and we don't endorse them. As with the main App Deals column, apps can stop being free at a moment's notice if they're discounted, so grab them quickly if you're interested.


Fallout C.H.A.T. From the publisher's description: "Jazz up your boring old messages with the official Vault-Tec Communications Hub and Transmitter – that's C.H.A.T. to you. Bring Fallout flavor to your messages with our fully customized keyboard, including text styles, over 60 emoji and animated Vault Boy GIFs."

Arrow Launcher From the publisher's description: "Arrow, a Microsoft Garage project, is the simple, personal launcher for Android that offers a radical simplification of the Android experience."

Reflexion From the publisher's description: "Reflexion app is about exploring contrasts and harmony in everyday moments. Capture your world, express your unique personality and share it with those you care about. Play around with your surroundings to create unique reflections."

Boomerang from Instagram From the publisher's description: "Design inspired by the diagrammatic representation of graph. Enjoy the inventive concept of first ever graphical clock wrapped with a simple yet elegant design."

Vaniday - Beauty Booking App From the publisher's description: "Whatever you want, we’ve got it! Choose from a huge array of salon services. Fancy a massage at your local spa? Do you want to try your hand at being a yoga bunny? Or are you a Pilates person? Chipped a nail? Book your manicure last minute. We’re always here for you to make your beauty booking a breeze!"


Gratitude Journal From the publisher's description: "Gratitude Journal is the easiest and most effective way to rewire your brain in just five minutes a day, unleashing everything great in your life. Completely private and designed get you happy!"

Path on - Swipe to Type From the publisher's description: "Now your pictures can have a thousand words with Path On. Use crazy fonts to decorate your pictures with words, quotes, and lyrics, and share it with your friends."

Lists for Writers From the publisher's description: "Lists for Writers is a great addition to any writer’s toolbox. Helpful to both novice and expert writers alike, this app delivers list after list of prompts and ideas for your brainstorming sessions: names, character traits, plot lines, occupations, obsessions, action verbs, and much more!"

Tadaa SLR From the publisher's description: "Now you can shoot SLR quality photos wherever you are! 1. Shoot 2. Select the Focus 3. Tadaa! Tadaa SLR brings you THE BEST depth-of-field and bokeh on the App Store."

Chemio - A Student's Chemical Reference From the publisher's description: "Interactive periodic table, solubility table, molar mass calculator and the 3D widget for designing electron configuration of atom. The most necessary chemical references for students in the one neat app - it's Chemio!"

Assembly - Graphic design for everyone From the publisher's description: "FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME. Assembly is the easiest most powerful design tool on the App Store. Create anything you can imagine like beautiful logos, characters, icons and illustrative scenes immediately. Professional level tools in a simple package that anyone can design with."

FullContact From the publisher's description: "FullContact is your unified address book, giving you a complete picture of your contacts from your phone and social networks. "

Windows Phone

CamCard From the publisher's description: "CamCard is the easiest & fastest way to enter, manage, store and share your business cards. Whether you are a salesman, small business owner, or marketing person, it helps you maintain your business network and grow from there."

Phototastic Collage From the publisher's description: "Create fantastic looking collages of your photos with Phototastic! The app packed with unlimited possibilities for creating your perfect photo collage. Keep it simple using a classic design or get fancy with our one of our uniquely designed templates."

Office Lens From the publisher's description: "Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable, and saves them to OneNote. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files too."

Cool Tiles From the publisher's description: "It has more than 50 tools and shortcuts. You can pin tools to start screen, and you can use your photos the tile."


    Path On is still showing as $2.99.

      Path on was my first choice too for free... but its no :-(

    The link for Cool Tiles and Office Lens and CamCard are missing!

      Looks like there was a bit of missing code, should be fixed now. Thanks!

    Should try Azasu - Gratitude Journal App, free and designed / built by a Sydney sider (actually, I built it but yeh)

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