Apple’s Free iOS App of the Week: Tangent

Tangent by Pixite is Apple’s free app of the week. The app normally retails for $1.99 and is free for this week only.

Tangent provides infinite opportunities to transform your photos into amazing works of art that can be shared and enjoyed, no matter what your level of artistry. It’s an incredibly easy way to elevate your photos into a new realm of creative expression.


Simply snap a shot or upload a photo from your Camera Roll and let your imagination take over. Select from a toolbox of frames, shapes, patterns, fills and blends, then apply. The app allows you to drag, resize, rotate and zoom, add colors and adjust opacity. When you’re done, share instantly with friends or continue adding more layers by tapping “Retangent.”

Here is a complete list of features included in the app:

– 35 easy-to-use, fully customizable styles that professionally combine shapes, patterns and blends for an amazing look

– 70 versatile shapes (26 out of the box)

– 68 background patterns (22 out of the box)

– 350 stunning combinations of blends and colors

– Exclusive art packs by Neal Dieker

– Simple-to-use slider lets you adjust colors and opacity

– Completely scalable–rotate, zoom, drag and resize

– Unlimited combinations of shapes, patterns, and blends that will completely transform any photo into a work of art

– Share instantly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Tangent is available as a free download (normally $1.99) from the App Store. The app requires any iOS device running iOS 7.1 or later, and it has been optimized for the iPhone 5, 6, and 6 Plus. The app has in-app purchases that range between $1.19 and $3.49.

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