Color Accent, Paint Hack, Pluskey and More

Highlight colors within your photos, create professional grade works of art, and calculate from your keyboard with today’s collection of apps and games.

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Mini Calculator Keyboard – Pluskey ($0.99 → Free, 20.9 MB): Calculate from your keyboard with Pluskey. Anyone who wants convenient access to a calculator.

The days of switching between apps to calculate are over. Pluskey puts a calculator right into your keyboard along with a few commonly used emojis. Your calculations will appear in a black bar just below the text field. Tap on the black bar to insert calculations at any time.

Mini Calculator Keyboard – Pluskey is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Color Accent ($0.99 → Free, 72.9 MB): Highlight different colors in your photos with Color Accent. iPhoneographers of all kinds.

Color Accent allows you to apply color splash effects in seconds. Drag your finger over the color you want to highlight using the magnification tool. You’re able to select multiple colors and adjust their intensities. Color Accent will do the rest by isolating all of the colors for you. You’re also able to manually add or remove color with a paintbrush. Color Accent also includes a variety of filters to choose from, and the ability to add stickers, drawings, or text over the top of your photos.

Color Accent is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 88 ratings.

Tidings ($4.99 → Free, 46.6 MB): Have personalized messages delivered in bottles with Tidings. Those who want to send a memorable gift.

Tidings will help you make someone’s day. It allows you to craft personal messages and have them sent within adorable little glass bottles to anyone in the world. Each bottle is handmade and filled with white sand along with a seashell. Your message can be suspended with one of five different colors of twine. Shipping is covered by Tidings, so all you have to do is pay $19 for the materials and your bottle will be on its way.

Tidings is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Paint Hack ($2.99 → Free, 52.1 MB): Create professional grade works of art with Paint Hack. Artists of all levels.

Paint Hack provides the biggest and craziest selection of brushes you’ll ever find in the App Store. With 90 brushes in total, including totally off-the-wall experimental brushes, there’s a tool for every artist. Paint Hack also features a smooth and versatile painting engine that’s able to assist in drawing lines, circles, and squares, and can even recognize corners and points to perfectly align shapes. The app includes support for thousands of undos and redos, stylus support, custom color palettes, video recording, and the ability to use as many layers as your iPad will allow.

Paint Hack is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 56 ratings.

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