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12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Updated 4 years ago
Published Apr 7th, 2016 11:13AM EDT
Best Free iPhone Apps

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Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was our biggest of the week, but today’s is just as good in terms of quality. You’ll find plenty to choose from among the 12 paid iOS apps on sale for free that we’ve collected for today’s batch, and there are also still a few freebies to be found 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.


Normally $3.99.

Get organized! Conquer numbers on the go.

We’re human. We’re busy. We make mistakes. So we designed a calculator for humans, from the ground up. Digits combines the edit-ability of a spreadsheet with the simplicity of calculator. Dare we say it? Digits is a calculator a human can love.

So, why do so many humans love Digits? Its uniquely correctable tape means never worrying if you entered a calculation correctly. Make a mistake? Tap any entry on the tape to correct it (or edit, insert, copy and more). Then, add a label/comment and email or print the tape.
Digits is great for:
• Adding up expenses, labeling and emailing them
• Doing a quick calculation and being able to double-check and correct entries with ease
• Entering a long series of calculations and then emailing it to yourself for import into Numbers or Excel
• Quickly calculating a couple scenarios by editing any previous entry to automatically update the total
• Easily creating a grand total from a number of previous calculations with flagging
• Keeping a series of short calculations available for later reference
• Sharing via email, printed output or by files.

• EASY: perfect for a quick calculation, powerful enough for pages of them.
• MADE FOR iPad: uses the whole iPad display to leave cramped buttons behind.
• MADE FOR iPhone: all of the iPad features on an interface designed just for iPhone.
• TAPE: never lose track of what you’ve entered.
• PRINT: print-quality output with AirPrint (where available).
• SHARE: Use iTunes File Sharing to backup and share .digits tape files to other Digits Calculator users and your other iOS devices.
• EMAIL: tap to email your tape.
• COMMENTING: label any item in your tape and include comments in tape emails.
• CORRECTIONS: make edits and inserts to previous calculations at any time!
• SIMPLE TAPE STRUCTURE: one calculation on each tape line means quick one-touch access for edits.
• AUTOSAVE: holds your calculations and tape in place for the next time you return.
• RUNNING TOTAL: always displays the total above so you can focus on what you’re entering.
• CUSTOMIZABLE: a wide arrange of settings, including currency mode, sound and background color! ;-)

Download Digits

Cut the Rope: Time Travel

Normally $0.99.

Join Om Nom as he travels back in time to feed his ancestors with candy. Cut the Rope: Time Travel is a completely new adventure filled with time-traveling, candy-crunching, physics-based action!

Eager to learn more about Om Nom’s adventures? Watch “Om Nom Stories” cartoons and other amazing videos on our YouTube channel!

With two cute monsters to feed in each level, Cut the Rope: Time Travel is twice the fun but familiar to play. If you like Cut the Rope, you’ll love Cut the Rope: Time Travel!

There’s no time to waste! Visit exciting locations including the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, a Pirate Ship, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Stone Age, Disco Era, Wild West, Asian Dynasty, Industrial Revolution and the Future. Om Nom’s ancestors are waiting – and they’re getting really hungry for candy!

Cut the Rope: Time Travel is the iKids Awards 2014 winner!

Download Cut the Rope: Time Travel

Live Wallpapers

Normally $1.99.

*** Live Wallpapers only work on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s+ ***
Get access to custom Live Wallpapers that will animate your lock screen and bring it to life! Select a Live Wallpaper from our catalog, and when you 3D Touch your screen it will start animating. Show it off to your friends!

Right now there are more than 100 Live Wallpapers you can choose from. We are working to add more Live Wallpapers as time goes on.

To set the Live Wallpaper on your lock screen:
1) Make sure Low Power Mode is OFF
2) Save a Live Wallpaper from the app
3) Open Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper
4) Select the Live Wallpaper you saved
5) Go to your lock screen, and 3D Touch the screen.

Download Live Wallpapers

Remote • Pro

Normally $3.99.

Remote is swiss army knife of remote apps

• Have control of your Mac at your finger tips, relaxing on your couch while watching favorite movie or TV show
• Remote turns your iPhone or iPad into a Wi-Fi keyboard and trackpad, making it a perfect controller for a living room, controlling your HTPC
• Control volume during music or movie playback, or mute it entirely
• Launch or quit any app installed on your Mac (Kodi, Plex and etc.)
• View documents or photos from your Mac
• Stream any video (.AVI, .MKV and etc.) to your iPhone or iPad from your Mac
• Using Wi-Fi it has superior range and performance compared to other wireless technologies without extra dongles or expensive adapters

Want to try the features before paying for them, free ads supported version is available here:


• Upload photos, videos and other files to your Mac
• Download music, videos and other files to your iPhone/iPad


• File access is password protected so you don’t have to worry


OS X 10.7 or newer
iOS 8.0 or newer

Download Remote • Pro


Normally $0.99.

This very simple app will allow you to record video with different color presets (317) Much more is coming soon!

Videos will be saved in your photo stream.


There is not in app purchase inside. (something wrong with app store says it is)

Download Videomator

Hands Off

Normally $1.99.

Ready for iOS 9. Supports 3D Touch.
Lock all kinds of content: photos, videos, notes, contacts, passwords and more.

Don’t let your secrets be uncovered. Here’s the best and proven way to lock all sensitive data in a single security app.

Restrict access to the files you care about with multiple secure locks that will prevent anyone from accessing your data.

Multiple locks:
– Dot lock
– PIN Code
– Password
– Digital Lock
– Touch ID

3D Touch support (only available on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus):
– Instantly add photos
– Add secret notes
– Add passwords
– Open private browser

Confidential data storage:
– Add photos and videos and organize them so that no one can see them. Take photos or shoot videos right from the app.
– Create private notes
– Add contacts you don’t want to disclose
– Manage passwords and store them securely
– Add secret locations: good to have all your hidden locations on one map

– When you’re done importing all data such as photos, videos, contacts etc, make sure to manually delete them from corresponding folders on your device

Private Browser:
– Surf the web securely, visit any sites you want

Track intruders:
– Access intrusion reports with intruder’s photo, location and time

Enjoy a true safe for your sensitive data. Don’t let others get their hands on the things you care about.

Download Hands Off


Normally $0.99.

Done allows you to easily create and manage your to-dos, notes, and memos. Focusing on the ease of use, Done helps you to interact with your content no matter where you are.

Some features and highlights:

– Create notes, reminders, and voice memos with a few taps
– Add reminders by time and location
– Easily attach photos to a note
– Flag an item for importance
– Easily toggle between all, reminders, and archive
– Organize content with labels
– Sync your content across all your iOS devices
– Protect your privacy with passcode or Touch ID
– Widget to easily see your upcoming to-dos and recent notes

Download Done


Normally $0.99.

Camera7 is an amazing camera app that offers the same effects of the reported dual-lens camera of the upcoming iPhone 7. With this app, you can add impressive new features to your older generation iPhone’s camera and take stunning pictures. Why wait for iPhone 7 to get a brand new experience of mobile photography?

– Use two varied focal lengths simultaneously and capture striking photos or videos.
– Focus area can be enlarged by dragging.
– Easily adjust the focal length with just a pinch from 2x to 4x.
– Ability to individually customize the display size of all parts.
– Works fine on all iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Download Camera7


Normally $0.99.

Explore the dark dungeons,Fight for equipments,Fight for good!
Morgul is an engaging roguelike, a game about adventure.
Morgul is also a traditional turn-based RPG, a game about development.
Collect and develop characters, find equipments, seek treasure, and, above all, survive.
▶ Features

-Solid RPG elements
Unique Spells,Legendary Equipments,Rare Charms,Cute Spirits,Be careful,they can get addictive.

-Endless gameplay
After clear the game for the first time,Sorry,you are just kind of getting start.In the second round,you can forge your legendary equipments to a higher level,the creeps become more tough,of course you can get more rewards from them.

-Challenge your limitations
You die,then you start from beginning.Avoid traps,Survive for as long as you can!

Download Morgul

Recipes Cook Book

Normally $0.99.

Recipes is a cooking book and an organizer. featuring a beautiful design. put all your recipes in one place and search or edit them really easily
you can browse your recipes in a beautiful list
Some features
– Easily add and edit your recipes and organize them really easily
– you can prevent screen dimming while you are cooking so you don’t have to keep unlocking your device to read the instructions
– The app have tools like weight converter so you can convert between measurements
– You can share your recipes via email
– Organize your recipes into multiple categories
– You can the recipe ingredients to a shopping list
– The application is VoiceOver compatible so even if you can’t see the screen you will be able to use the app
– Enhanced for iOS9 and you can easily search for your recipes from the spotlight
– You can add multiple directions so u can easily know the steps

Download Recipes Cook Book


Normally $2.99.

Wryte is a powerful and beautiful Markdown Editor lovingly designed for Writers and Coders. The app focuses on remaining clean and simple, while showcasing your work in absolutely stunning ways. Everything you write is saved and synced to all your devices in real-time, and available offline.


Made for Writers and Coders
We’ve built Wryte from the ground up with authors and programmers in mind. The app is beautiful and clean.

Gorgeous Markdown Theme
In Wryte, your words look fantastic. Documents are styled using a clean and professional design that meets that latest standards for iOS 9.

Real-time Sync Engine.
Everything in Wryte is Synced to all of your devices as you edit and create. This means your work is always with you. Documents can be created and edited even when offline.

Github Flavored Markdown
Wryte renders code snippets using the latest styling found on sites like Github and Stack Overflow. This makes it a wonderful tool for saving and collecting code snippets.

Organize Work into Projects
You can have an unlimited amount of Notebooks and Projects in Wrtye. We think you are going to love it.

Download Wryte today!

Download Wryte

Widget Calendar

Normally $0.99.

Calendar, in your Notification Center (Today view)

Widget Calendar brings your full calendar into Notification Center.

– Pulls event data from Apple’s Calendar app
– Toggle mini mode to save space
– Open Calendar App by touching any date
– Written in Swift

The fastest way to check your calendar whenever you need to, even when the screen is locked!

Download Widget Calendar


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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.