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If Apple’s latest Free App of the Week, the hilarious platformer Icycle: On Thin Ice, isn’t your cup of tea, how about a nicely done water color paint app that was recently featured in Apple’s new “Start Something New” webpage which highlights the iPad as a way of creating art through drawings and photographs?

Waterlogue by Tinrocket normally sells for three bucks a pop in the App Store but is now available at no cost through the official Apple Store application (not to be confused with the App Store).

Here’s how you can redeem your free copy of Waterlogue.

How to grab Waterlogue for free

Step 1: Download Apple’s free Apple Store app to your device.

Step 2: Fire up the app, hit the Featured tab and scroll halfway down. You should see the “Download Waterlogue for free” option. Tapping it takes you to a new screen with description.

Tap the green “Download now for free” button at the bottom.

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Step 3: You’ll be taken to the App Store. Upon confirming your Apple ID password and tapping the Redeem button in the upper right corner of the screen, the app will automatically start downloading.

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Once you have downloaded Waterlogue, you’ll be able to re-download it later for free and put it on your other devices through the App Store’s Purchased tab.

This offer is exclusive for Apple Store app users and expires on January 31. If you’re outside the United States and have trouble accessing the offer, try disabling location access to the Apple Store app in your iOS Settings.

Waterlogue transform your photos into luminous watercolors by making it easy and fun to touch up your images by controlling color, pen outlines and depth.

Your watercolors can be used to create an artist’s journal or notebook and shared on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Edited images can be exported in high-resolution to your Camera roll.

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The app runs advanced image processing software for the highest possible quality watercolor rendering. It takes full advantage of your hardware so rendering times will be shorter on newer and faster iOS devices.

Highlights include:

  • Waterlogue transforms your photos into luminous watercolors.
  • Watch Waterlogue paint as it transforms your images.
  • Save you watercolors and share them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.
  • Use your watercolors to create an artist’s journal or notebook.
  • Create beautiful, high res, framable art for your home.
  • Universal App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • From the creator of Percolator and Popsicolor for iOS.
  • 14 pre-set styles to customize your watercolors by controlling wetness, pen outlines and color.

  • Image export at high resolution.
  • Support for AirPrint.
  • Control of borders, lightness, and detail.
  • Includes example images.

As mentioned before, the app is featured on the “Start Something New” webpage and Apple picked it for inclusion in the iTunes Best of 2014 charts.

The 43.1-megabyte download runs natively on any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later. Again, maximum rendering detail and export resolution depend on each device’s capability.

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  • Brian

    Many thanks! What a weird way to offer a free app. Glad I got it.

    • Merman123

      They do this all the time actually.

      • Brian

        No kidding! It was funny because I went to the App Store first, couldn’t find it, re-read the part about “This is different than the app store app.” Oops! Coincidentally, I just bought this app a week ago for my wife. She loves it.

    • Joonyaboy

      It’s a way to get people to use the Apple Store app. many have never even opened it or known it exists.

  • rosssimpson

    Bloody fantastic app, thanks for showing me! Creating this awesome photo from my trip last summer!

  • butterfield

    There’s no “featured” section in the Canadian Apple Store App

    • Andrew

      Go to the “Stores” tab. At the bottom, it’ll show the “Start something new” thing. Swipe over on that to show the Waterlogue icon and tap on it.

  • butterfield

    This doesn’t work outside the States, even if you turn off location services.

    • rosssimpson

      I’m in the UK and it worked!

  • butterfield

    There’s no “featured” section in the Canadian store, just a link to the waterlogue app which is not free.

    • Andrew

      Go to the “Stores” tab. Go to the bottom and it’ll show the “Start something new” thing. Swipe over on that to show the Waterlogue icon and tap on it.

  • butterfield

    oops, just realized this works on iPhone. I was trying to do it on an iPad. Thanks!

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  • jack

    great! thanks!

  • leart

    Thank you apple for this app, it was on my purchases list 🙂
    But why pushing us to download the appstore since we already have one installed by default, I downloaded and uninstalled for the 100 time..

    • Andrew

      The one you have to download is to buy actual products from Apple. I’d never buy an Apple device from my iPhone, personally, so I’m glad it’s separate.

      The less space the next iOS update takes, the better :p

  • Blip dude

    Got it!! Thank you so much for the heads up. This is one of those apps that I wanted but was too cheap to buy.

  • Andrew

    For Canadians (and maybe other places too, I’m not sure), go to the “Stores” tab. At the bottom, it’ll say “Start something new.”. Swipe over on that to show the Waterlogue icon and tap on it.

    You’re welcome.