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

Updated 4 years ago
Published Mar 15th, 2016 2:41PM EDT
Best Free iPhone Apps

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We typically don’t favor games in our posts on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, though we do try to include one or two in each list. In today’s post though, there are so many fun games on sale that we’ve decided to include a whole bunch. There are 11 apps in total that you’ll find below, and there are a few more freebies in yesterday’s post as well.

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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.

Splashtop 2

Normally $2.99.

Over 18 Million Users — #1 Remote Desktop App for iPhone & iPod! Splashtop is the easiest and fastest way to access your Mac or Windows PC from your iPhone & iPod!

Use Splashtop to access your computer on the local network with best-in-class video streaming performance. View and edit Microsoft Office and PDF files. Browse the web using IE, Chrome, and Firefox with full Flash and Java support. Play 3D PC and Mac games. Access your entire media library and documents. Put your PC or Mac in your pocket!

To access your computer from across the Internet, subscribe to Anywhere Access Pack via In-App Purchase.
* Use your iPhone or iPod to access all of the programs and files on your computer with 100% compatibility, including PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, IE, Chrome, Safari, and all other PC/Mac applications

* Use your full desktop browser (IE, Chrome, Firefox) with Flash and Java support, with all of your bookmarks and your favorite plug-ins

* Enjoy the full video and music libraries that are playable only on your computer, whatever formats they’re in

* Play all the 3D games (World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Skyrim, Diablo III, etc.) and all the Flash games (FarmVille, CityVille, etc.)

* Enjoy the most vibrant experience with Apple Retina display support (when using native resolution)

Download Splashtop 2

Almost Impossible

Normally $1.99.

*** Featured in Best New Games by Apple! ***

“Almost Impossible is addictive, attractive, and awfully fun.” — MacNN

“Catchy chiptune music, and addictive gameplay” — Beautiful Pixels

“Beautiful hardcore platformer” —

“Extremely well-polished, addictive and frustrating in the best possible way.” — Noted

Almost Impossible is the perfect casual game, easy to pick up, yet insanely addictive. You have been warned!

Almost Impossible is a side-scrolling atmospheric puzzle platform, built especially for touch screen devices. Guide a small ball of light on a dangerous journey, be careful, the road ahead is extremely challenging. Some may say it’s Almost Impossible!

With 50 action packed levels, Almost Impossible! is the most splendid game you’ll pick up this week!

– 50 almost impossible levels (more levels coming soon…)
– Beautifully crafted retro future graphics
– Challenging and addictive gameplay
– Splendid real-time physics engine
– Beat your friends score with Game Center

Download Almost Impossible


Normally $1.99.

Have you ever wanted to customize your favorite GIFs with your own face? Well thanks to GIFJIF, you can now recreate your favorite movie scene, dance like your favorite singer or celebrate with your favorite athlete. GIFJIF is the best customizable GIF app ever made. With over 100 of the best and funniest GIFs in the world, GIFJIF will make you the king or queen of your group chat. GIFs will never be the same.

Download GifJif

A Noble Circle

Normally $0.99.

A noble circle, and his journey through Flatland, a two dimensional world.

– From the creator of #1 viral smash hit: A Dark Room.
– Created by an indie game developer who loves the craft.
– No ads, no IAP, ever.
– Early access sale price of $0.99.
– Try out A Noble Circle – Prologue (it’s free).

Download A Noble Circle


Normally $3.99.

Post a Perfect Photo Every Time with Preset.

Make your own filters by mixing, matching and adjusting 27 filters from our library.

Easy to use gestures allow users to swap, delete and temporarily disable filters in their layer chain.

Use Preset’s easy to learn interface to create the perfect combination of filters that you can save and reuse.

Users can also pinch on the image they are editing to zoom. They can double tap to go back to original scale.

Share your Photos to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any app on user’s device that has a share extension.

The app supports full use on iPad in either side-by-side or slide over mode.

Apply your presets inside the Photo App by using our extension. They can apply a preset then save it to their device.

Preset is available on any device that supports iOS 8 or 9. That includes iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

Download Preset

Nova Watch

Normally $0.99.

“Never before has a clock been so darn fun to stare at!”

Ever wondered what the time would look like in color? Well now you can find out! With Nova, every second is so breathtaking that you just can’t look away until you see what happens next!

Never before has a clock been this much fun to stare at! Keep it bedside, show off to your friends, use it when you do homework, or just check it out when you’re in the mood to see what color it is now.

Nova is also great for relaxation and meditation!

Download Nova Watch

Wild Angry Shark Simulator 3D Full

Normally $9.99.

Get ultimate wildlife experience and feel like an angry white shark with Wild Angry Shark Simulator 3D, explore underwater swimming in the ocean and searching for food! Hunt for fish in the ocean or find a prey on the beach! People are swimming around and waiting for angry shark’s attack! Find food to survive with this white shark survival simulator, mind your health and energy rate and enjoy amazing underwater views! Be a hungry shark and spread fear and terror all over the ocean! Detect small ocean animals, fishes and humans and attack them to survive! Being a killer shark is fun!

Play different kinds of great sharks! Control your beast with easy simulator controls; remember not to let the beach goers relax! You can attack every chance you get so feed your appetite and complete the missions!

Be the most dangerous ocean predator – killer shark with this survival simulator! Survive as long as possible being an angry white shark! Explore the ocean and beach shore, hunt for fish and humans to bring your angry white shark with Hungry Shark Simulator 3D. Control a killer shark using finger pads, swim around the ocean, hunt and try survival mode! Enjoy Wild Angry Shark Simulator 3D. Never get lost in the vast underwater! Hunt as a white shark and have fun with this underwater survival simulator!

Attack human swimmers to still hunger!

Wild Angry Shark Simulator 3D features:

– Angry white shark to explore underwater
– Animated human swimmers to attack them near the beach
– Survival game mode
– Amazing underwater ocean views

Try this shark attack simulator – be a killer shark and attack other animals or swimmers! Attack beach swimmers to still your hunger and survive in this dangerous underwater world! Are you hungry enough to start a hunt? Just attack swimmers being a killer shark and have fun playing this animal survival simulator!

Spread chaos and terror on people that are just relaxing and swimming around as a real predator. All you need to do is to eat everything on your path and survive as long as you can.

Scare people a lot and then eat them as soon as possible. You can evolve your shark so that it becomes much faster, survives longer and eats people really fast! Try Wild Angry Shark Simulator 3D – great underwater survival game for all animal lovers!

Download Wild Angry Shark Simulator 3D Full

Live Pictures HD

Normally $2.99.

ATTENTION: this application is primarily intended for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users, so they can use generated animated Live Wallpapers on their device’s lock screen. HOWEVER the application runs well on other iPhone devices, generating and storing Live Photos in the camera roll so they can be viewed any time. The application is intended for the iOS version 9.1 and higher. Please upgrade your iPhone’s iOS to the latest version and enjoy using it!

Live Pictures HD. Animated Wallpapers for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus is especially designed and developed to deliver vivid, rich – coloured animated Live Wallpapers for your iPhone devices. The development team will be constantly adding new animations for your use and pleasure.

Application requires LIVE INTERNET CONNECTION to download its visual data content from the cloud storage.


Download Live Pictures HD

FB Video Downloader

Normally $0.99.

1. Download/Upload your own Facebook Videos
2. Save Videos in Camera Roll

Download FB Video Downloader

WiFi Device Scanner

Normally $9.99.

This app shows you all monitoring devices connected to your Wi-Fi network. What are the monitoring devices? (hint: Snowden)

WiFi Scanner scans your network to report all connected devices.

Use it to detect all connected devices, including the monitoring devices, in your WiFi network at your home, office or school.

Download WiFi Device Scanner

Pixel Smashy Race 3D: Cop Chase Full

Normally $9.99.

Are you ready for great racing adventure? Test your driving skills playing Pixel Smashy Race 3D: Cop Chase! Bust criminals taking part in city cop pursuit and catch all the bandits!

Start your career being a police officer and catch all the criminals in the city! Pixel City is a cute place made of cubes and blocks, but now it’s flooded with all sorts of bandits! It’s high time to start a chase trying to catch them! Hop into your racing car and try to bust gangsters, bandits and other criminals as fast as possible! Try not to hit civilian cars – Pixel City has really busy traffic!

Join the traffic race driving a police car, avoid obstacles on the highway like pixel trucks, blocky buses and cube cars! Smash bandits, but don’t forget about your safety! If your car is damaged – there is no chase to participate in such and extreme chase! Be ready for ultimate racing experience playing Pixel Smashy Race 3D: Cop Chase!

Be ready for ultimate cop chase! City is flooded with criminals, bandits and all sorts of gangsters, your goal as a police officer is to stop them! Make citizens’ life safe and sound with this action racing game which pits your driving skills against felons to outrun you in wild chases! Hit blocky criminal’s car to stop them! Sit behind the steering wheel of powerful police car, take part in ultimate cop pursuit as a police driver with Pixel Smashy Race 3D: Cop Chase games!

Upgrade your driving skills looking for criminals – bandits, car thieves and others driving around the city and never let them avoid prosecution! Smash into bandits’ cars trying to stop criminals! Upgrade your driving skills racing fast, hit cube cars and bust all the criminals and bandits in the city!Get ultimate driving experience and unlock new city tracks and cars by catching criminals while in a hot pursuit! Join the traffic race, avoid obstacles on the highway like trucks, buses and cars! Collect special coins hidden on blocky roads to upgrade your car!

Test your racing skills maneuvering your car through heavy traffic with Pixel Smashy Race 3D: Cop Chase!

Pixel Smashy Race 3D: Cop Chase features:

– Extreme cop chases and hot pursuits
– Work as a police driver – race fast, hit and smash criminals’ cube cars to bust them
– Upgrade your driving skills, collect coins, upgrade and customize your police car or even buy a new one
– Huge Pixel City with heavy traffic to explore – it’s all made of cubes and blocks! Cars, buildings and even you!
– Ultimate action racing game in 3D

Check Pixel Smashy Race 3D: Cop Chase – great driving simulator for those who loves extreme and smashy fast racing!

Hop into your police car and smash it trying to stop criminals! Race as fast as possible playing this driving game and prove your worth as a police driver! Never let robbers, car thieves and other bandits escape from the police! Hop into your powerful sport car and start a chase driving over pixel city’s roads and highways! Race your blocky car at the highest speed being real cop – criminals might be closer than it seems and show them how smashy you could be! Try different pixel cars and enjoy amazing environments made of cube and blocks with Pixel Smashy Race 3D: Cop Chase game! Feel the extreme smashing cube cars into blocky street stuff and hitting criminals’ cars! Participate in cop chase full of adrenaline and upgrade your driving skills to the top level playing this action racing game in 3D! Get Rid of bandits today!

Download Pixel Smashy Race 3D: Cop Chase Full

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.