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Today’s 11 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jun 9th, 2016 11:54AM EDT
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Today’s batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free packs 11 iOS apps that span all sorts of categories. We’ve got a couple of solid productivity apps, some games, an app every Minecraft fan needs, and plenty more. There are also a few additional sales that are still available from yesterday’s posts, which was by far our post popular post of the month so far. Be sure to check it out now if you missed it on Wednesday.

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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.

Need It

Normally $0.99.

“Need It” is going to change the way you shop for and manage your groceries, personal care items, or anything else that you buy and consume.

Don’t write, just snap it! Adding items you need to buy or items you have on-hand with just a snap of a picture.

Less waste! Manage and track expiry dates and consumption. Get notified when items are about to expire, and easily add items to your shopping list with a single tap.

Voice controlled hands-free shopping experience! Simply speak to take control with simple voice commands.

Back up and sync with iCloud account with a single tap. No messy setup, it just works.

Download Need It

Good Maps

Normally $1.99.

It’s the only app that can access google maps in Mainland China.
Sale for free for a limited time!

Good Maps is the first (may be the only) app that bring Google Vector Maps, public transit directions and offline maps together!
This is a universal app for both iPhone and iPad with just one purchase.

– Save maps for offline use. Google offline maps finally arrives in App Store.
– Detailed maps with 3D buildings, Powered By the lastest Google’s Vector SDK.
– Detailed public transit directions, with both list view and map view mode.
– Quickly switch between road, satellite, hybrid, terrain maps.
– Live traffic information to avoid congestion.
– Local search and business ratings.
– Access street view from a dropped pin, bookmarked location.

Download Good Maps

MineServer for Minecraft PE

Normally $1.99.

One-Key Connect to thousands of the best multiplayer servers for Minecraft PE!

Survival, Hunger Games, Economy, and many more types of servers.
Playing Minecraft alone can get boring, but with Multiplayer for Minecraft PE, you’ll never get bored again.

Some of the servers included:
· Survival
· Hunger Games
· Economy
· Cops and Robbers
· PvP
· PvE
· Parkour
· Minigames

App Unique features
· One-Key Connect !
You do not need to know the address and port of servers.
· Just show online server. Offline servers are hidden.
· Let you find the the smoothest servers.
· Let you find the the funny servers.

Download MineServer for Minecraft PE


Normally $0.99.

Hey there, superstar.

ActPal is the one-stop-shop app companion for every established or aspiring actor. Because every actor needs a pal.


– COMING: An up-to-date calendar of upcoming show openings, previews and movies. Never not be in the know of what’s coming out when.

– MATERIAL: A searchable and constantly expanding database of play characters divided by gender and age, both contemporary and classical. Get the monologues of, and/or be directed to, the characters that fit your profile. Find them and favorite them for ease of access later on.

– AUDIO: Tired of reading? Passively absorb some of your favorite classical monologues through our collection of free audio recordings.

– CASTING: An updated and searchable list of the Casting Directors that you need to know.

– NETWORK: A social platform to connect you with others in your field to partner with them on your projects, to get advice, or just to chat.

Go on, all the cool kids are using it.

Download ActPal

Peekaboo I see You

Normally $2.99.

“Lovely educational game for kids…My son loves it…” /SuperPlayer007
“I try to only download educational and safe apps for my kids and this is an ideal example” /MilleMilia

Peekaboo let your baby have fun and develop his/her cognitive and learning skills by playing the traditional Peekaboo game and by examining and interacting with lots of objects in 4 different cartoon style rooms.

Peekaboo is game for your baby AND for you as a parent. In Peekaboo your child can play the fun game of Peekaboo and you as a parent can record the baby play on video, share and save those precious memories for all time!
If you want to show your favorite Peekaboo videos to the world you can also share them to the Peekaboo Youtube wall.

Imagine the baby’s reactions when it sees Mommy or Daddy hiding behind the pillow in the game! A great memory to save until your child gets older!


– Play Peekaboo in a fun LIVING ROOM filled with explorable items that makes educating and funny sounds!
– Explore and cook in the KITCHEN
– Play with many toys in the PLAY ROOM and learn your first numbers and letters
– Play the piano, the guitarr, the flute, the violin, drums and trumpet in the MUSIC ROOM!
– Choose between 2 premade avatars
– Add your own avatar face and your own “Peekaboo!” sound

“This app definitely is a way to make my 3 year old kiddo happy….when I promise him a peek and boo game. He just lightens up. Also discovered he loved the record movie feature on the app. Nice app for kids. Highly recommended”

“A very funny game that my little daughter loves to play. She enjoys her time while we play the game. She laughs so much during the gaming period. The features are awesome, she loves them.”

Download Peekaboo I see You

Custom Phonebook

Normally $0.99.

Change your way of communicating with this application for managing your contacts. It was developed with the intention to make using your phone more enjoyable.
Try out what’s going to be your new phone book!

Quick search
Customizable contacts
Interfacing favorites with images
Contact interface with images
Customizable favorites
And much more at your disposal…

Try this app and you won’t be able do without it!
Suitable for both professional and private use.

Download Custom Phonebook


Normally $0.99.

TABATACH Timer is an easy to use app for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

It helps you to do Tabata, Crossfit, Kettlebell, Running, Yoga, Cycling or any interval fitness training.
Define your workout intervals (work, rest, cycles ) and create unique, personalized workouts.

TABATACH is loaded with different types of Whistle Sounds that help identify what part of a workout you are in, interval beeps for example tell you when a new interval has started. It will help you focus on your workout and forget about the time.

• Simple and intuitive interface
• Distinguishable different types of whistle sounds
• The text to speech option will read out exercise names
• Customize work time
• Customize rest time
• Adjust the number of cycles to match your pace
• Easy to check the information of Exercises
• Restart session where you left off if interrupted
• Mute sound
• Screen flashes for visual cue
• Jump between intervals in the middle of a workout as needed
• Pause your workouts if needed
• Create your own sets and workouts

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise. Usual HIIT sessions may vary from 4–30 minutes. These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning.
This definition comes from wikipedia ( where you can find a lot more informations. It explains some very popular program, like the TABATA. HIIT is also a common practice in Crossfit trainings.
Thank you for using TABATACH. Please reach out to
with any issues or suggestions.
** Stay tuned, TABATACH is getting better!


Thumb Browser

Normally $3.99.

Using Thumb Easily browse your daily websites!

This App used one scrollbar to browse edited websites.
Easy to use! Just only drag the scrollabr to browse your daily website.
This app reserved for editing 6 websites.

(1) Simple design for saving resources and more smooth.
(2) Saving user operation time. (No open and close windows between websites)
(3) Previous / Next button.
(4) Add url input column.
(5) Refresh button.
(6) Share screen button.

Fast Getting Started:
(1) Click top left button to edit 6 websites.
(2) Drag the bottom scrollbar to visit 6 websites.
(3) Click other function buttons for previous, next, share and refresh.
(4) Or click top right button to input specific hyperlink address.

Download Thumb Browser

The Merck Manual

Normally $9.99.

• The top-rated Merck Manual app for home use–now redesigned for iOS 7
• Based on the New York Times bestseller that has sold over 4 million copies

The Merck Manual – Home Edition is based on the entire Merck Manual Home Health Handbook, the trusted medical reference written by more than 300 worldwide medical experts.

The Home Edition is a must-have resource that puts the trusted medical reference always at your fingertips, whenever and wherever you need it…on the soccer field, a family vacation, a business trip abroad, or getting ready to see a physician. The app is fully self-contained; no wi-fi or cellular Internet connection is needed to access the great Home Edition content. The Home Edition content is written in easy-to-understand language, and has an easy-to-use interface for finding the right information quickly. In particular, an “Emergencies & Injuries” section accessible from the home screen was developed expressly for this app.

• Access the content anywhere (Internet not needed)
• Find information on Emergencies & Injuries quickly
• Browse through sections, chapters and topics
• Navigate easily between topics in a chapter

• Jump quickly to sub-headers within topics
• Use the full index of the Home Edition
• Perform full text searches that include index terms
• Search terms are highlighted in the text of topics

• Resize text for easy reading
• Email a link to any topic
• Bookmark favorite topics
• Automatically records the history of topics you viewed
• Remembers the last topic you visited

About Merck Manuals

Our mission is simple:
We believe that health information is a universal right and that every person is entitled to accurate, accessible and usable medical information. We have a responsibility to protect, preserve and share the best current medical information to enable more informed decisions, enhance relationships between patients and professionals, and improve health care outcomes around the world.

That’s why we are making the Merck Manuals available for free in digital form to professionals and patients around the world. No registration or subscription required, and no ads.

NOND-1179303-0001 04/16

This mobile application is intended for use in the United States, Canada, its territories and Puerto Rico only.

Download The Merck Manual

iCarConnect HD

Normally $2.99.

iOS in the Car is here in your hands!

With iCarConnect HD driving has never been so safe and pleasant!
Optimized for iOS7 is the perfect app to accompany you while driving.
Feature-rich, customizable, with a simple and appealing interface.

iCarConnect is divided into various screens customizable in the order and graphics.

• Customizable background color by scrolling in horizontal the finger on the screen
• Display currently playing song
• Date and time
• Outside temperature and climate *
• SMS button to send a text message quick choice between three favorite contacts
• Torch button to help you see in the dark in case of need
• Wallpaper button to personalize iCarConnect HD**
• Share button with a long list of states populated with information about the music being played, temperature, position, etc. … *
• Select the status you want and share it on Facebook, Twitter, Mail, SMS.
• Menu button to access help and settings
• Hide interface by scrolling in vertical the finger on the screen
• Start/Stop the music by touching the screen with two fingers. Skip to the Next/Previous song by sliding two fingers horizontally on the display

• Comfortable interface designed for in-car use
• Practical access to your music library where you can choose between songs, playlists, genres, albums, artists, etc. ..
• Shuffle button to listen to songs randomly

• Listen the best radio in the world *
• Large list of international web radio
• Add your radio, and save your favorites

• Entertain your passengers *
• See video from all over the world and listen to your audio system
• Display video full screen
• Buttons back/next for easy browsing of pages
• Share favorite videos on Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. …

• Search and easily reach a location with 3D Turn by Turn Navigation *
• Viewing standard, satellite and hybrid
• Detailed information on the position in which we find ourselves
• Rescue and recovery position car (Car finder)

• Large keys for type with safe the number to call
• Speed dials to three default contacts
• Go quickly to your personal address book with a button and select a contact to call

• Need to quickly find information? Help yourself with the new integrated web browser! *

• Stay informed *
• Receive news from around the world
• Create your own list of your favorite sites

iCarConnect HD can easily be connected via a jack to jack cable from the headphones jack of your iPad to the Aux input of your radio or via Bluetooth.

If you use the Bluetooth feature, before purchasing, make sure your radio has the “Bluetooth Audio” function. In some cases, some radios do not support music playback on your iPad. You can test it by playing Music Application installed as standard in your iPad.

Download iCarConnect HD


Normally $4.99.

SpeakEnglishWeb – English Web Pages to Speech Offline
Speak aloud English US voices offline (including one female voice).

Useful Features
1. Speak aloud offline without internet connecting.
2. Speak aloud word by word, sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph.
3. Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking.
4. Exercising (Reading then Recording) one sentence.
5. Funny bear and human face animations while speaking.
6. Female and male voices could take turns sentence by sentence.
7. Speaking repeat, pause, rate and pitch options.

●●●●● Watch Video Demo ●●●●●

SpeakEnglish + integrates SpeakEnglishText, SpeakEnglishWeb and SpeakEnglishDoc features into one app.

● Speak aloud offline
The app integrates a built-in text-to-speech engine, speaks aloud offline without internet connecting.

● Speak aloud sentence by sentence
You can repeat one sentence, and set speaking pause between sentences, speaking rate & pitch and voices.

● Speak aloud word by word
You can repeat one word, and set speaking pause between words.

● Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking
The app could read then record (and play the recorded voice) sentence by sentence.
It will amplify voice from microphone to earphone and record voice while recording.
You can set the recording period to the times of reading period for each sentence or fixed period.

● Exercising one sentence
Reading then recording one sentence.

● Female and male voices take turns (Extra English Voices In-App Purchase)
The Female-Male voice feature speaks one female voice and one male voice sentence by sentence.

● Speaking face animation
The app provides funny face animations with three types of mouth while speaking.
You could drag and drop to move to other position and turn on or off the face animations feature.

● Speak aloud web pages
Speak aloud the whole web page from the beginning to the end sentence by sentence.
Speak aloud the touched selected words on web pages.

● Safari-like browser
Support Google search, bookmarks and browser history features.
Support URL autocomplete feature. Just type a few letters of a website’s name or address into the location bar, the autocomplete drop-down will show matching sites from your browsing history, so you find the right web page fast.

● Sentence by sentence window
You can change the sentence by sentence window size, repeat one sentence, word by word, speaking rate & pitch and voices while speaking.

● Support useful speaking options
The app provides some useful options, such as speaking repeat times of each sentence, speaking pause seconds between sentences, speaking pause seconds between words, speaking rate & pitch, speak English punctuation and display font size options.

● Email voice

● Mark “Starred” to record favorite words

● Highlight words while speaking

● This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Download SpeakEnglishWeb

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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.