App advice: 5 free apps to check out this week

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Carly Fristoe | Reporter
Feb. 17, 2016; Noon

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Can’t decide what to do this weekend? DoStuff is an app that connects users to events based on location. Created by locals of the selected city, the app features many events specifically near and around the St. Louis area. Users can search by categories such as popular events, music or art, depending on what sounds interesting to them on that given day.

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Search for events with a map or list view
-Select calendar mode to look at events in the coming months
-New content added often

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[su_box title=”2. Endless Sky” style=”glass” radius=”1″]

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When FlappyBird goes 3-D, the app Endless Sky is created. Starting out as a simple square, users tap to jump over obstacles while collecting coins. The game also features portals which clone the square, adding a new challenging element to the game. Each time a user begins to play, a new board is created, providing a new series of obstacles to face.

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Earn coins to unlock new characters
-Use Game Center to play against friends
-Enjoy a simple layout to focus on game play

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[su_box title=”3. Lapse It” style=”glass” radius=”1″]

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Want to take time-lapses with ease? Lapse It allows users to take time-lapses and use tools to create a professional look. Users can choose filters similar to those of Instagram and trim the photo series to a desired length. Along with several editing features, users can also import and export the time-lapses easily.

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Upload to iTunes, Facebook or YouTube easily
-Change settings including frame intervals, quality and exposure
-Up to 480p quality

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[su_box title=”4. EasyBib” style=”glass” radius=”1″]

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Do you ever have trouble finding all the information needed to cite a source for a paper? With the EasyBib app, users can search for books by title or even by the ISBN number of a textbook. Just like the online version, users choose from multiple types of works and several different citation styles.

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Scan the book’s barcode and have a citation automatically generated
-Cite sources with MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian and countless other styles
-Email the citations to yourself for easy access and use in a paper

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[su_box title=”5. Circle of 6″ style=”glass” radius=”1″]

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Have you ever been in a situation that you really need to get out of, or feel uncomfortable walking home at night? Circle Of 6 allows users to input six contacts and sends texts for a variety of uncomfortable situations. With two taps, users can send messages to ask friends to pick them up or request to talk on the phone while they walk home.

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Connect to support hotlines with a single tap
-GPS coordinates are attached with the message for an exact location
-Let friends know you arrived home safely with a pre-created message

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