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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Updated 4 years ago
Published Apr 20th, 2016 11:23AM EDT
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This has been a great week so far for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, but we’re not slowing things down just because it’s April 20th. Today’s list is packed with 10 terrific premium apps that are all free downloads right now, and you can snag even more freebies if you check out the remaining sales in yesterday’s post.

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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.

NOAA Hi-Def Radar Pro

Normally $2.99.

Simple yet powerful, this is the only app in the App Store that shows amazing real-time hi-def animated weather radar images in vivid color with lightning strikes and hurricane tracks on a highly responsive interactive map. You also get an awesome map based Notification Center Widget, live pressure readings from your device, weather forecast, severe weather warning boxes, snowfall, storm direction arrows, wildfires, current drought severity on the same map, along with support for Apple Watch.

Plus this is the only app that automatically augments land-based radar images with latest images from NOAA satellites covering the Atlantic/Pacific oceans into one single screen. This lets you track and follow the upcoming hurricanes and storms all from the same map.

Plus this is the only app where radar images will show up and start animating within 2 seconds of launching the app, even on a slow 3G connection. This is also the only map based weather app that keeps up even when you are rapidly zooming in and out, without any distracting flickering or other inconsistencies, and it will keep the animation going even as you are moving the map!

Plus this is the only app that allows you to control the loop speed, and also choose the interval between individual frames from 5 minutes all the way to 1 hour and also change the number of frames shown in animation.

Plus easily bookmark multiple locations so you can do a quick radar + forecast check for all your important places in just a few seconds.

– Install and go, no complex setup
– Notification Center widget featuring radar, temperature, current conditions and warnings
– Hourly forecast for the next 24 hours
– On screen temperature & conditions display for either your current or bookmarked home location
– Lightning strikes on the map!
– Check the current weather + forecast for any point on the map
– Severe weather warning boxes on the map
– Storm tracks/arrows on the map with detailed storm information
– Hurricane Forecast Tracks on the map
– Wildfire locations on map with detailed information and firefighting updates
– Sharp images
– US drought severity map
– Fast loading
– Near real-time, shows the latest radar images within minutes of being gathered
– Bookmark multiple locations for quick access
– Intuitive play/pause/manual modes for moving between frames
– Always shows both time-stamp and “minutes ago” with each frame to prevent any confusion while viewing the loop
– Select opacity of radar images to your taste
– Save/Share Radar Screenshot via email or social media
– Send Weather Postcard via email or social media
– Read Area Forecast Discussions issued by your nearest NWS forecast office
– Check your local radar site’s hardware operational status from within the app
– See images from up to 6 hours ago by increasing frame interval and number of frames to maximum
– Live pressure readings for devices with a barometer sensor
– Portrait/Landscape/FullScreen
– Get fast support from within the app

Coverage Notes: If you live in a very-high-altitude town in Colorado (e.g. Fraser, Vail, Aspen), this app will likely not meet your needs, since radar beams get blocked by the tall mountains. Alaska coverage includes only the southern coastal areas, and does not include the Aleutian Chain. Cloud coverage does not include Alaska and Guam.

Download NOAA Hi-Def Radar Pro

Debt Snowball Pro

Normally $2.99.

Achieve financial freedom with Debt Snowball Pro! This easy-to-use app helps you eliminate debt using the “debt snowball” method that is taught and endorsed by many financial professionals.

Featured in Parade Magazine’s Intelligence Report. (April 2012)

Featured in iTunes “Top 20 apps in 2011 to improve your fitness and finances”

The best Debt Snowball app in iTunes

This app is used and recommended by many financial advisors, firms, and banks. Simply input your debts (including balance, interest rate, and monthly payment) and Debt Snowball Pro will help you select the best payoff method.

Using the debt snowball method of payment, once you pay off a debt, you’ll apply the previous payment to the next debt, resulting in a snowball effect as the amount paid toward your larger loans grows over time.

You can choose to pay off debts with higher interest rates first (to save money), or those with the lowest balances (for small, motivating successes along the way). Debt Snowball Pro shows you just how much money you’ll save by choosing these methods over making minimum payments.

•Easy-to-use interface.
•Password protection.
•Ability to add and remove debts, update balances, and see when you will be debt-free.
•Shows interest saved and debt payoff dates.
•Detailed Payment Schedule spreadsheet, showing effects of applying snowball payments to individual debts.
•Ability to quickly make payments on individual loans.
•iCloud support so you can easily share data between devices.
•Progress bars to show and encourage progress.
•Custom notification to remind you when each bill is due.
•Ability to share on Facebook and Twitter.

Download Debt Snowball Pro


Normally $0.99.

Are you looking for the best way to plan your day, organize a project or just keep track of your important activities?
Prio is a reminder, to-do and done list – all in one! What more do you want?

Here are some of the reasons why you’re going to love Prio:

• Lightning-fast task creation
• Prio-rity and due-date for each activity
• Lists (!!!) to neatly organize your tasks
• Reminders with interactive notifications
• Quick access to your today’s tasks from the iOS today tab
• Useful done-list to keep track of progress


• 32 Colorful themes to choose from!
• iCloud backup

Welcome to Prio.
Tasks have never been so Beautiful!

Download Prio

Over 40 Magnifying Glass

Normally $2.99.

Flashlight and Magnifier in One App PLUS a Tip Calculator
√ Featured by Apple in iTunes throughout the world!
√ Easily see menus and receipts in dark restaurants
√ Use the FLASHLIGHT to find stuff under the seat in your car
√ Use the NEW Freeze Frame feature to inspect your stuff.
√ VANITY MIRROR to check yourself out!
√ MAGNIFY from 1x to 10x
√ This version includes unobtrusive ads that you can disable through a nominal In App Purchase

***** Recent Rave Reviews From Around the World *****

√ Excellent * Very very good * Brilliant * Best (USA)
√ One great app! – This app is amazing and I use it more than my reading glasses! I give it a five out of five and recommend it to everyone! Even those under 40! (USA)
√ Magic – Very helpful app and no bugs found yet (UK)
√ Good – Good program (Saudia Arabia)
√ Feine App – Gefällt (Germany)
√ Over forties – Brilliant for my old eyes…!!! (UK)
√ J’adore – Trop génial très pratique pour moi (Canada)
√ Ottima – Funziona molto bene, utile, fa quel che dice (Italy)
√ THE BEST – I was looking for flashlight apps and came across this one FREE I couldn’t believe my eyes downloaded right away and works perfect THANK YOU (USA)
√ Five stars – This app is not only for over 40, it’s for everyone. Makes me feel safe when I need light too !!! (USA)
√ Hit of the party – Whenever I show the app everyone loves it and thanks me (USA)
√ Works great and it can be used full screen, just go to settings and select contact lens mode. (USA)
√ Now I don’t have to read the whole menu out loud to my husband when we go out to dinner. I just open this app and hand him my phone. Not that I ever need to use it! Yeah, right. I love it! (USA)
√ I have recommended this app to a number of people. I like the magnifier but use the flashlight most every day. (USA)

The flash is used to light up the image when you touch the ‘flashlight’ icon on screen. It is only on when you want it on. With that said, continued use of the flash may dramatically decrease battery life.

Download Over 40 Magnifying Glass

Cloud music

Normally $0.99.

Music app support all platform cloud.
You can download and manager your playlist all phone

Download Cloud music

Open Bar!

Normally $1.99.

Open Bar is a unique cocktail-flavoured puzzle to be enjoyed at all times.

Featured in Apple’s “Best of January”.

“This is a puzzle game that I will be playing for a long time to come.” ~ AppAdvice (*****)

“Open Bar […] is a new puzzle game which has a lot to offer and helps you relax instead of annoying you.” ~ AppsRumors (*****)

“You better check out how good it looks in motion.” ~ Pocket Gamer

“Open Bar is a game that, beyond a set of fantastically designed puzzles, looks awesome.” ~ AntyApps

“This is one of the best-looking puzzles that I played in a very long time.” ~ Just Good Bites


Explore an endless stream of addictive, shot-like puzzles. Earn rewards & unlock new cocktails.

* Super slick motion design animations
* A catchy soundtrack and refreshing sound FXs
* It’s open bar! There’s as much levels as you can handle
* Use a hint at any time if you’re stuck
* No IAP: the cover charge grants you full access

Each (tasty) level is completed in 3 moves. Sounds easy? Don’t worry, challenge will come your way, whether you have 1 or 60 minutes to spend.

Optimized for iPhone 5. Universal app for iPhone & iPad.

Download Open Bar!

Earth 3D

Normally $4.99.

Meet 3D Earth. The most wonderful app. Ever.
A clock and weather app unlike any you’ve ever seen.

3D Earth presents a stunning live 3D simulation of our planet with weather, forecasts and world clock for cities around the world.
Gaze at our planet floating amongst a universe of thousands of accurately rendered stars and gain a completely new perspective on time and weather.

The current weather data is gathered from thousands of professionally installed and maintained weather stations installed mostly at airports. 3D Earth only shows current weather from stations that have reported local weather conditions within the past hour. Current weather data is refreshed every 30 minutes; that is twice as frequent as most other weather providers can offer. Unique 48-hour forecasts from over 80,000 locations around the world provide a level of coverage and detail that simply cannot be found elsewhere.

Current weather information includes: description, air temperature, wind direction and force, humidity, dew point, pressure, visibility, as well as comfort index with reference to current weather conditions.
Detailed weather forecast information includes: description, day and night air temperature, wind direction and force, humidity, UV index, probability of precipitation, and comfort index with reference to current weather conditions.

● Weather maps of temperature, humidity, wind, pressure and forecasts.
● World clock, weather and extended forecast for millions of cities around the world with 15 day and 3-hours forecasts..
● Notification Center Widget provides quick access to weather essentials (requires iOS8).
● Home Screen temperature icon. The current temperature for your location can be displayed on your Home Screen icon.
● Sunrise and Sunset times.
● iCloud city syncing

One purchase for all devices – iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Download Earth 3D

Beautiful Retina Wallpapers

Normally $0.99.

●●● Best Retina Wallpaper & Background app in the app store ●●●

Are you looking for amazing Retina Wallpapers & Backgrounds to spicy up your device?

Or just looking for a cool way to pimp up your gadget with Retina Wallpapers & Backgrounds?

Well look no further because this app will provide you with the best themed Retina Wallpapers & Backgrounds you need.

● Compatible with latest iOS
● Optimal for all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad)
● Wallpapers made to fit on both home screen & lock screen
● Awesome slideshow feature to view all wallpapers without using your finger
● User friendly interface
● Quick & responsive navigation
● Super fast loading with faster cloud servers near you
● Auto clearance of cached data
● Direct-to-developer support
● Get regular content updates automatically
● Create your own favs category with all of your favorite wallpapers
● Share wallpapers to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Viber, WhatsApp, Tumblr, Email & others
● The Latest Trends and Styles Released Straight to your iOS device
● Best collection of iPhone Wallpapers, iPod Wallpapers, iPad Wallpapers
● Cool collection of HD & Retina Wallpapers, Backgrounds, Images, Photos, Pictures, Icons, Themes & Styles
● Enjoy the bonus categories which is a collection of the best wallpapers in the world
● Best app for Retina Wallpapers, Backgrounds, Themes, Styles, Images, Icons & Pictures

● Requires iOS 6.0 or later
● Network connection is needed. iPod Touch & iPad users: please connect via wifi
● Tap “Download” button to save photos to your Camera Roll. Then you can set them as your home screen or lock screen from there
● Some users report that they can’t save wallpapers. To solve this problem – At first go to “PRIVACY” option inside “SETTINGS” in your device, then go to “PHOTO” option and turn “ON” access for this app
● Any feedback is welcome! You can send us any questions or suggestions. We will reply as soon as possible. With your help, we will make this App better and better
● Invite your friends to join us, then enjoy the wallpapers together
● Thanks for using our App. Again, enjoy

Download Beautiful Retina Wallpapers

Intellie List

Normally $1.99.

Intellie List is a cross platform minimalist List making application which allows you to quickly create a list for variety of purpose.
Intellie List is ideal for creating a Shopping list, Work list, Personal List, Vacation List, Holiday Checklist and many more.
Focus of Intellie List is to keep things Simple.
Intellie List also allow you to add a reminder and notes to List items.

Intellie List is available for iPhone, iPad and Mac and uses iCloud to sync your all List to Multiple devices.
– Minimal Design
– Add Reminder and Notes to List
– Drag and Drop to rearrange
– Available for iPhone, iPad and Mac
– iCloud Sync

Download Intellie List

Speech Translator

Normally $5.99.

Amazing voice translation App with BUILT IN voice input & output SMART TECHNOLOGY and professional MULTI LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS for your iPhone / iPod / iPad ■□
■□ Did you know that YOU CAN SPEAK 33 LANGUAGES ???
■□ With Translate Voice BE SURE YOU CAN !!!

!! Perfect if you want to !!
– learn a new language.
– travel to a foreign country.
– chat with people who don’t speak your language.

Instantly speak another language, voice to voice. Can you imagine talking into your phone in one language and immediately hearing yourself in another language? That’s exactly what Speech Translator does. Just speak into your phone and it immediately speaks back to you in one of our 33 languages.

With Speech Translator you can:


– Instantly start a voice to voice conversation into one of our 33 languages and dialects.


– If you’re old school you can always bring up the keyboard and hear the translations. 33 languages and dialects are supported.

■□ Share translations…

– Simply click on a send button to mail or SMS the translation.

■□ Edit translations…

– you can always use your keyboard to edit translations.

Voice input supported languages & dialects: (speechspeech)
English (US),
English (UK),
English (Australia),
English (Canada),
Spanish (Spain),
Spanish (United States),
Spanish (Mexico),
French (France),
French (Canada),
Finish, German,
Chinese (traditional),
Chinese (Taiwan / Hong Kong),
Portuguese (Portugal),
Portuguese (Brazil),

Voice output supported languages & dialects:
English (US),
English (UK),
English (Australia),
English (Canada),
Spanish (Spain),
Spanish (United States),
Spanish (Mexico),
French (France),
French (Canada),
Finish, German,
Chinese (traditional),
Chinese (Taiwan / Hong Kong),
Portuguese (Portugal),
Portuguese (Brazil),
Translations supported languages & dialects:
Chinese (Simplified),
Chinese (Traditional),
Chinese (Taiwan / Hong Kong),

Download Speech Translator

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.