We hope you had a lovely Christmas weekend but now it’s time to get back to the grind. Luckily for you, it also means you get a fresh batch of paid iPhone apps that would normally cost you $21 but that are completely free to download if you act right now. Let’s check them out!

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These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

NoteLedge Ultimate

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Normally $1.99

NoteLedge Ultimate is an all-in-one note-taking app that gives you everything you need to take notes and organize multimedia content. The app comes with versatile editing tools for you to type, write, draw, insert photos, create tables, record audio and video, clip website contents and personalize your notes with stickers, templates and covers. With the powerful file manager, you can add notes to your iOS or Google Calendar, share via email or social media, and backup and sync across all your devices.

••••• ULTIMATE NOTE TAKING EXPERIENCE •••••
NoteLedge Ultimate is a stand-alone app equipped with all the premium tools and materials, including 10 essential preset brushes, hundreds of FREE stickers and covers, and unlimited notebooks. Keep everything organized in one place and get creative with your notes. This is the only app you need for note-taking, journal writing, sketching, scrapbooking, and documentation.

We are offering NoteLedge Ultimate at an introductory price of USD$1.99 for only a limited time. Download now and use it in both your iPhone and iPad!

NoteLedge is the perfect tool for
• teachers who want to document the journeys of their students.
• students who want to take more effective notes in class, collect ideas, and make cheat sheets.
• artists and designers who want to sketch ideas and record their artistic processes.
• creatives who want to keep daily journals, draw sketchnotes and record amazing moments in life.
• business professionals who want to facilitate communication with visual aids and mind maps.

••••• KEY FEATURES •••••
CREATE NOTES
+ Sketch out your ideas with 10 essential preset brushes
+ Type up notes with adjustable fonts, colors and sizes
+ Draw shapes with the Smart Pen
+ Insert photos, audio and video in your notes
+ Take notes and record audio simultaneously
+ Annotate on documents or images
+ Manage layers with easy drag and drop
+ Write naturally with the palm rest

COLLECT & ORGANIZE INFORMATION
+ Clip online content with the built-in browser (iPad only)
+ Organize information with the table tools (iPad only)

PERSONALIZE
+ Set up background with classic papers or your own photos (iPad only)
+ Customize with stylish covers or your own photos (iPad only)
+ Get creative with hundreds of stickers

SHARE & SYNC
+ Add notes to your iOS or Google Calendar
+ Share links to your notes and view notes directly from your browser
+ Sync and access notes across all devices
+ Backup to Evernote, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, FTP and WebDAV
+ Password protection

CONNECT WITH NOTETUBE 
+ Explore: Search tags to find notes and inspiration quickly
+ Re-create: Download notes, add your own ideas, and make beautiful notes instantly
+ Share: Upload your work and showcase your creativity with the community

STYLUS
+ Jot Touch with Pixelpoint & Jot Script 2 by Adonit
+ Pogo Connect 2 by Ten One Design

Download NoteLedge Ultimate

PDF Markup Ultimate

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Normally $4.99

Download the latest and greatest fully-working version of PDF Markup Ultimate. PDF Markup Ultimate is a full-fledged PDF reader app that enables you to read, annotate, and edit PDF documents on the iPhone or iPad. With PDF Markup Ultimate, you can easily annotate PDFs with highlights and freehand writing, insert voice and text notes, manage and back up annotations, sign and share documents on the fly. Your iPhone and iPad will love this app.

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Enjoy the latest iOS 9 features
• Quick Actions (3D Touch) – Press the app icon on your Home screen and get access to Quick Actions. (iPhone only)
• Peek and Pop (3D Touch) – Peek at each file for a quick preview and Pop into the content with a deeper press. (iPhone only)
• Slide Over & Split View – Run two apps side by side and control independently. (iPad only)
• Spotlight Search – Quickly find anything stored in app.
• Shared Links Extension – Browse through file links shared by Kdan Cloud as bookmarks in Safari.

Add Markups to PDFs
• Add highlights, freehand writings, sticky notes, text boxes, arrows, shapes, etc.
• Sound notes supported
• Send/Create flattened copies
• Insert images/hyperlinks to a PDF
• PDF signature & form filling
• BOTA list – displays a summary of all annotations applied to the PDF file

Backup Markups – New “My Markups”
• Extract annotations from PDFs and save them to “My markups” folder
• Import markups made by different users to the same PDF
• Please refer to “What’s New” stored in app for more instructions

Share Markups – New “My Markups”
• View markup files on a web format via the shareable link
• Post shareable links to personal social networks

Voice Reader (Text-To-Speech, TTS)
• Ability to adjust the TTS voice speed
• Support a total of 36 voices for 26 languages

File Manger & Viewing Mode
• Display video/audio files in PDFs
• Drag the selected item over another to create a new folder or to delete/move it to the target folder. (iPad only)

Document Scanner
• Continuous scan & image adjustments
• Export scanned images as one PDF

Page Editing
• Rotate/Rearrange/Extract/ Add/Delete PDF pages

File Transfer
• Full integration with Dropbox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, Evernote, Box, etc
• FTP and WebDAV client support
• Transfer files via WiFi, iTunes USB and Open-in feature

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• Sign up now and get 500 MB of free space on Kdan Cloud!
• Allow to resume unfinished uploading (Files larger than 5MB will be supported)
• Support to transfer files in background
• Send file links via emails or personal social networks
• Upload, view, and manage files directly from your browser
• Send download links from the web with password protection
• Subscribe to our premium services for more advanced tools

Download PDF Markup Ultimate

Bitpoem

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Normally $1.99

Bitpoem is the best tool for photographers, iphoneographers and digital artists.

It is the perfect photo editing app to apply selective effects on your photos. From subtle to artistic effects, you can create unique photos that really stand out.

Bitpoem is your daily fuel for creativity. Ignite the digital artist within!

Color Effects:
• Original: The original photo
• B&W: Turns the picture into a sharp Black & White
• Deep B&W: A deeper Black and White
• Vintage: Sepia-like, aged effect
• Ice: Applies a very cold feeling to any photo
• Vibrant: Augments the vibrancy on the photo, enhancing all the colors
• Intense: Brings all the intensity in your photo to life
• Blackout: make nice silhouettes or remove the background
• White: remove the background, replacing it with the white color
• Bittersweet: Apply a pink color anywhere in your images.
• Blue sky: Add blue anywhere!
• Purple Hour: There isn’t enough purple in the world.

Camera Effects:
• Bokeh: Simulates the Depth-of-Field effect, using a 3D representation of an actual lens
• Old School: Bring your photos to life, applying a bokeh based on a lens from the 50s
• Valentine: Simulates lens with a heart-shaped filter, creating a hearty bokeh
• HDR: Emulates High Dynamic Range.

Artistic Effects:
• Electron: Electrify your pictures, directly from ENCOM
• Andy: Bring the pop culture from the 60s and 70s into your photos
• Wolfe: Subtle painting-like effect
• Glow: Adds a beautiful glow to your photos
• Smooth: Smooth every surface. Looks awesome on selfies!
• Motion: An amazing motion effect for your photos
• Picasso: Turn your photo into a painting
• Sketch: Turn your photo into a pencil sketch
• Watercolor: A colored pencil sketch of your photo
• Cartoon: Like comic books
• Zoom: Simulates a zoom motion blur
• Miniature: Adds a Tilt-shift effect to your photo
• 8-bit: Turn your photo into an 8-bit art
• Pop Art: Your photo will travel in time to the 60s
• Newspaper: Turn your photo into a newspaper print
• Inscribe: Turn your picture into text
• Enhance: Make every little detail in your photo standout
• Rotoscope: Simulate rotoscoping
• Vignette: Add an amazing vignette in your pictures
• Van Gogh: Apply some post impressionism to your photos

Blending Effects:
• Blend: Directly mix two photos
• Overlay: Mix two photos, improving the contrast
• Multiply: Darken both photos, mixing the results
• Hard Light: Stronger contrast-enhancing blend

Texture Effects:
• Fur: Bring movement to your photos
• Clouds: Clouds texture
• Film: Old film photo
• Concrete: Concrete wall
• Puzzle: Turn your picture into a jigsaw puzzle!
• Fabric: Knitted texture
• Rust: Rust texture
• Leaf: Your photo inside a leaf
• Old Map: Old paper texture
• Letterpress: Letterpress paper texture
• Tree: Tree trunk
• Paper: Crumpled paper
• Water: Submerge underwater
• Dog Fur: More movement to your photos
• Cracks: Add a broken, cracked effect to your picture
• Wood: Simple wood texture

Download Bitpoem

Word²

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Normally $0.99

Word² is a challenging game where you must unscramble each word not just once, but twice!

Inspired by word squares which date well into ancient times, each square contains words in pairs that can be read both horizontally and vertically. Words are scrambled and your objective is to use hints, clues and logic to decipher each square.

▪ Each row/column pair have the same word
▪ Colorful, minimalist aesthetic
▪ Brightness and pastel color options
▪ Beautiful, meditative custom soundtrack
▪ 80 puzzles ranging from 3×3 up to 6×6 ones
▪ Near-impossible 7×7 squares coming soon!

Word² is a premium game and contains optional hints and clues available for purchase to help solve tougher levels. Be rest assured that each level is 100% solvable.

Download Word²

Merc

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Normally $1.99

Merc is a commodity trading game. As a player you will need to succeed
 in outsmarting your competitors by building your own strategies and trying to get rich
 by manipulating commodity market.

– Play against your friends or random opponent from anywhere across the globe
– Game Features: Bank, Pro Mode, Margin Call and more soon
– 2-4 Players
– 3 levels of computer difficulties
– Global and Local statistics

Note: “Merc” stands for Mercantile Exchange

Download Merc

AdjustGrid

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Normally $0.99

AdjustGrid is an app that use precision guidelines to help you shoot photographs like a professional.

Provides various composition models for every environment
Create customized guidelines for every environment by using a flick of your finger
Never worry about crooked horizons anymore!

1. We offer 11 compositions with 35 customizable gridlines.
Rule of Thirds
Cross
Diagonal
Slash
Comparison
S-curve
Radiation
Tunnel
Triangular
Reverse-Triangular
Center point

2. Detailed scenario-based demonstration on composition allow users to understand the fundamentals of photography. Taking photos is actually a breeze.

3. Photogaphs can be shared via e-mail/Facebook/IM services (iOS6 and above)

4. Customizable gridline colors.

Download AdjustGrid

My Book List

my-book-list

Normally $3.99

ncludes Barcode scanner to make adding books super fast!

“The ideal repository for book recommendations gathered from friends, reviews, and other sources, the app will locate the actual book cover and store it on its iBook-like shelf or as an entry on a list. The app can also access all the book titles, charts, covers, descriptions, and acquisition options in any of the iBookstores worldwide, Amazon, and the free texts at Google Books.”

A simple and beautiful layout will help you keep track of the amazing books you come across.

Feature Highlights:
* Create a personal library of books
* Information is retrieved directly from Amazon and iBooks Store
* Add manually (not via search), or SCAN BARCODE
* Snap picture of cover when manually adding book
* Includes charts of top books for all genres
* Book Genius feature (find similar titles)
* Touch link to view details for each book (and easily purchase)
* Entire library is locally saved/cached
* 2 different library views (grid and list)
* ability to sort the list
* share features
* export features

It’s also a great help when friends and family suggest books to you and you never know where to write them down and eventually forget.

Download My Book List

Diet Hero

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Normally $3.99

Diet Hero takes the foods you have, and then magically creates a well-balanced diet of whole, natural foods. And… your diet’s customized by your gender, weight, height, and more! It’s like having a Dietitian in your pocket!

How Diet Hero Works:
1. Select your weight loss goals and food preferences
2. Determine which foods you have in your kitchen
3. Let the system auto-magically create you a well-balanced diet
4. Watch the pounds come off. It thinks, you eat!

Other Awesome Features:
– Receive an automatically generated shopping list
– Customize any meal with easy food swaps
– Track your weight loss progress in charts and tables
– Use it anywhere, anytime! No internet connection required

Download Diet Hero

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