Welcome to a brand new week, which means a brand new set of five posts packed full of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. To start things off, we’ve got a nice list of eight premium iOS apps that are all on sale for free right now. They span a wide range of categories and functionality, but they all have one thing in common: They’re only on sale for free for a limited time, so you had better hurry.

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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.

Sand Garden

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Normally $1.99.

Sand Garden is a highly realistic Japanese rock garden simulator. Adjust the ambience to your liking and create beautiful stylized landscapes through carefully arranged rocks and raked sand. The simulation is so effective you can almost feel the sand beneath your fingers.

Historically, sand gardens were intended to imitate the intimate essence of nature, not its actual appearance, and to serve as an aid to meditation about the true meaning of life. Rock gardens existed in Japan at least since the Heian Period (784-1185).

Features of Sand Garden include:
• Ultra realism
• 3D modeling of the sand
• Beautiful lighting scenes (including a soothing flickering candlelight)
• A variety of random rocks
• Many sand types to choose from
• Six unique raking tools
• Save your gardens

Create harmony today, and carry it around wherever you go with Sand Garden – Your very own realistic Japanese Zen Garden.

Download Sand Garden

Paint FX

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Normally $2.99.

— Apply filters, effects, colors, enhancements, adjustments or edit your photos any way, anywhere you want selectively in specific areas with the swipe of a finger. Dont need to change the full photo anymore

— Support for iOS 8, iOS 8 Extensions: Add Paint FX Filters to Photos app and edit directly from there.

— Support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus

— Featured as “App Store Essentials (for) Camera & Photography”, overall “New and Noteworthy” app and “Staff Favorite” –

— Paint FX Community to be inspired with and inspire. —

— Compete in Challenges and share your creations for Top Ranks —

— Several Apps in one: Colorizer, Color Splash, Image Blender, HDR, Sketch, Cartoonizer… and many more with custom options, layering giving you infinite options. One stop photo editing, like photoshop in your hands —

— Tag with #paintfx on Instagram —

With Paint FX you have a possibility to let your photos express your emotions and tell your own story. Choose from ton of effects and filters and apply them at any part of the image with a simple touch of your finger. Indulge your creativity and share it with the world!

Paint FX is the first app ever that gives you the ability to decide whether you want to adjust your whole picture, or just a certain part of it. And don’t just stop at one effect – Paint FX also allows you to apply multiple effects on top of each other. Whether you are looking to add just a little bit of flair or completely re-imagine what’s possible with your photos, Paint FX is for you.

Features

-THE LARGE COLLECTION OF FILTERS AND PHOTO EFFECTS –
Loads of filters and effects, including Sketch, Hue, Cartoonize, and Threshold to easily turn your photos into professional looking pieces.

-100% CUSTOMIZABLE EFFECTS-
Customize each effect and apply as many effects as you want on the one picture. Control Brightness, Contrast, and Saturation with pinpoint accuracy.

-COLOR SPLASH-
Fully customizable brush and powerful zoom to work with details. Give your photos a catchy look by converting them in white and black and highlighting the particular parts in color.

-MASKING TOOL-
Apply effects to the whole image or just to the chosen part of it.

-EDITING-
Undo any number of accidental brush strokes or completely erase backgrounds for a brilliant studio-style portrait photo.

-RICH SHARING CAPABILITIES-
Share your images on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter or send via email or submit to Paint FX Community from within the app. Inspire and Be Inspired.

– CHALLENGE & COMPETE –
Participate in Photo Challenges. Score Points & Compete for Top Honors.

-SIMPLICITY-
Create amazing photos with a few taps. Have fun, by giving yourself a tan or changing the color of your hair and clothes. No special knowledge required.

-iPAD SUPPORT-
High-resolution photos support. Work in landscape or portrait orientation.

Give your photos a splash with just a few taps!

Download Paint FX

Survivalpedia

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Normally $4.99.

Welcome to the finest collection of Army and Military survival handbooks, field manuals, and valuable knowledge ever collected under 1 app. Survivalpedia is your ultimate resource for all things related to survival and personal protection. Contained here are thousands of pages and illustrations ranging from outdoor survival, personal fitness, first aid, parachuting and knots, to mountaineering, camouflage, military operations, self defense, and much much more!

All Manuals are searchable, and support highlighting, underlining, strikethrough, and annotations. Manuals and pages can be printed, emailed, or shared on Facebook and Twitter.
******Field Manuals include:******
• U.S. Army Survival Handbook

• United States Air Force Survival Training Handbook

• First Aid for Soldiers

• The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide

• River Crossing Operations

• Aviation Operations

• Desert Operations

• Nuclear Operations

• Combat Skills of the Soldier

• Camouflage

• Field Hygiene and Sanitation

• Combat Stress Control

• Military Free-Fall Parachuting Procedures

• Army Rangers Rigging Handbook

• Manual for the Wheeled Driver

• Survival Evasion, and Recovery

• Army Physical Fitness Training

• Marine Close Combat

• Ranger Handbook

• Coast Guard Rescue and Survival Systems

• Basic Cold Weather Manual

• Terrain Analysis

• Urban Operations

• Student Pilot Guide

• Risk Management

• Electronic Warfare

• Wilderness Medicine

• Airplane Flying Handbook

• And much more!!!!
This application contains 7 manuals, with an additional 32 other manuals which may be unlocked from within as an In-App-Purchase. If you are a military or survival enthusiast, or just an average person who would like to learn different ways to start a fire or what to bring on a camping trip, you’ll find the knowledge in this app to be invaluable!

Survivalpedia. Be ready for anything.

Download Survivalpedia

Leg·end·ar·y

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Normally $1.99.

Simple and yet complex. Leg•end•dar•y is a grid-based puzzle game based on numbers. Discover the adventure of Leg•end•dar•y and carve out your legendary path through numbers.

How To Play
– Each level come with a number along with characters on the board
– Press the character & sum of all it’s numbers
– Fill all the board for win

Feature
– Boss mode on every chapter
– Clear the board with basic math skill
– Unlock different character
– Discover the adventure
– No in-app purchases and no ads

Designed for both iPhone and iPad with support for Retina Display

Download Leg·end·ar·y

Breathing Zone

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Normally $3.99.

Breathing Zone is a doctor recommended breathing exercise that can reduce stress and anxiety and improve your mood. Used daily, Breathing Zone can also help manage high blood pressure.

With Breathing Zone, you can change your life one breath at a time.

• Winner 2014 HealthTap Top 10 Best Mind & Body Apps.
• Recommended by over 80 top US doctors*.

Featured In:
• Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health Newsletter
• Time.com Techland
• The Huffington Post
• Lifehacker

Easy to Use
There are no complicated settings and no difficult breathing patterns to master. All you need to do is breathe in and out according to the guide.

Features:
• Easy to follow voice instructions.
• Intuitive animated breathing guide.
• Five calming guide sounds.
• Breathing Analyzer measures your breathing rate.
• Timed sessions from 5 to 60 minutes.
• Weekly Target tracks your therapeutic breathing minutes.

High Blood Pressure:
The FDA now approves therapeutic breathing as a recognized treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension). Clinical studies in the Journal of Human Hypertension and the American Journal of Hypertension have shown that doing therapeutic breathing for 45 minutes a week can help lower high blood pressure.

Download Breathing Zone

Lumen Trails

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Normally $19.99.

• Apple “New Year, New You” Favorite
• Apple App Store Staff Favorite

Lumen Trails is an omni tracker. It lets you take notes, make lists and keep track of other things in your life, such as time, workouts, expenses, calories, food, weight, sleep or anything else you can think of. Thousands of people use it every day, and they love it because it truly makes a difference in their lives.

“I’ve been using Lumen Trails for 6 months and continue to love it. One of my most sticky and useful apps ever on my phone.” – David D’Souza

The beauty of Lumen Trails is that you can track absolutely anything. There are tons of other apps that allow you to track one or two things, for example, calories and weight. But what if you decide to track something else? Say, how many cigarettes you smoke as you try to quit, your eating habits or even net worth? Lumen Trails is the app for that!

Instead of having one app for your to-do lists, one for tracking expenses, another one for tracking your weight, you can declutter your home screen and just have one app that does it all.

Designed exclusively for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Lumen Trails is incredibly powerful, easy to use, and looks beautiful on the Retina HD Display. It can even backup your data automatically to Google Drive, sync with iCloud, and is fully accessible with Apple VoiceOver in 8 languages. There’s nothing that comes even close to it. And to top it all, your data is not locked on your iPhone. You can export it to Excel or Google Docs!

So what’s truly important to you right now? Your Health? Fitness? Finances? Productivity?

Track it and get things done!

:: Note to iPhone 6s & 6s Plus users

Now you can ask Siri to find information for you and dictate right into Lumen Trails. For example, hold down the Home button and ask Siri: “How many calories are in a chicken sandwich?”. To start dictation, tap the microphone button on your keyboard and just start talking – your words will be turned into text.

Download Lumen Trails

Tiny Calm

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Normally $4.99.

A beautifully simple and free meditation app.

– Free
– No ads
– No signups
– No purchases
– No rating requests
– No need to be online

If you’re new to mindfulness, it’s simple:

1/ Find a comfy spot
2/ Close your eyes
3/ Focus on your breath

I hope this app brings you calm and happiness.

Yours,
Simon

Download Tiny Calm

Food Shuffle

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Normally $0.99.

Having trouble deciding what and where to eat? Let Food Shuffle decide with a tap of the finger!
-Food Shuffle makes its selection from 100+ well know restaurants and fast food places.

-Once Food Shuffle makes its selection you can find all the info you need by tapping the right arrow.

-When pressing the right arrow Google Maps will open and it will find the nearest location, directions, reviews, and other info without you having to type anything!

-If you don’t like the selection Food Shuffle makes, you can generate another place by pressing the middle button.

-Best of all NO ADS!

-Share on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms!
-Must have Google Maps installed to use the location feature.

Download Food Shuffle

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