We’ve lined up three free apps to make the last two days of the week a little easier. Start out with Litho a puzzle game that will put your brain through the ringer, then move on to Text Writer, a super-simple text editing app that’ll help you get some work done. Finally, there’s Handwritten Email, an app for turning run-of-the-mill texts and emails into more personal messages.
Litho (iPhone, iPad) Free (was $0.99)
If you’re looking for a challenging puzzle game, you might have found it in Litho, which is free for a limited time. The game presents you with a board composed of tiles with various shapes on them, and several domino-like pieces that math the designs on it. Your goal is to fill the board with the dominoes by figuring out where each piece should fit onto the larger whole, like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.
There are 50 puzzles to solve in Litho, and they’ll keep you busy for a while. The game features its own unique soundtrack and puzzles get more challenging over time as new pieces are introduced into the boards.
Text Writer (iPhone, iPad) Free (was $0.99)
Snag Text Writer if you’re looking to do some text editing on a budget and without a whole lot of frills or extra features getting in the way. The app is pretty simplistic and easy to use, allowing you to quickly pound out text documents on the go whenever you might need them.
Text Writer keeps track of your work with automatic saving and allows you to quickly maneuver among what you’ve written and cut and paste along the way. Then, once you’re finished, you can fire off an email to share the document or send it to yourself so you can save it on your PC or Mac.
Handwritten Email (iPhone, iPad) Free (was $0.99)
Customize your emails and text messages and make them look like real letters with Handwritten Email, an app that includes lots of different fonts to make your emails look a little more natural and casual. You can change your text’s size and style before you send your messages, and also make all the words look like calligraphy.
There are other things you can customize in your emails, too. Handwritten Email lets you make changes to the background color, or lay down patterns and images to go behind your text. If you’re hoping for a way to make boring emails a little more personal and exciting, snag this one for free.