Sunday, November 18, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Nov. 18, 2012: Word Stack has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Word Stack.

Word Stack -- we can't find -- in Google Play. It is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Word Stack is described as follows:
Challenge your brain and have some fun with our new word association stacking game. Be careful, it's addicting!

Laugh... Giggle.
Smile... Frown.
Key... Board.
King... Queen.

Stack and match words that are associated to each other!

Words can be synonyms.
Words can be antonyms.
Words can be compound words.
Words just have to be related!

Warning! Caveat! As stacks get harder, a word can be matched to multiple different words, so you'll have to get the right combination to complete the stack correctly.

Word Stack comes with 7 stack packs! That's 280 playable stacks.

Word Stack is rated at 4.3 stars in Google Play, and has 2.8 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

The low rating in the Amazon Appstore is because the app is paid, but has in-app purchases. We'd pass, personally.

There is also a version of the app in the iOS App Store. There, the app is $1.99. It has 4.5 stars overall and 5 stars for the current version.

We continue to be disappointed with the FAOTD program. It began promisingly enough, with Angry Birds Rio, but we've gotten tired of the endless games or niche apps, and especially apps which have no uptake in Google Play, and seem to be FAOTD as a desperation move by the developer.

We'd like to see free versions of say, Office-compatible software or useful utilities such as CalenGoo instead of niche apps or endless games (we just assume every day that it's going to be a game; it's gotten that bad). opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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