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Have you caught your breath yet following that action-packed WWDC 2016 keynote, Apple fans? We hope so, because it’s now time to turn your attention to other matters… like great paid iPhone and iPad app on sale for free. We’ve gone through more than 150 apps on sale this morning and narrowed the list down to just 12 that represent the best freebies you’ll find on Tuesday. There are also a couple more premium apps on sale for free that are left over from Monday’s list, so be sure to check that one out as well.

DON’T MISS: 13 best new features coming to the iPhone and iPad in iOS 10

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 $0.99.

Bantay is a time lapse watchdog for home security:
Have a spare iOS device? Use Bantay to watch over your home. Using your device’s cameras, Bantay will monitor changes in images taken over a set time interval pointed to hot spots like your front and back doors. Images with changes can then be saved to your Photo Library. The sensitivity and resolution of image change detection can be calibrated for different situations.

Remotely access images over wireless:
If wireless is available on all devices and iCloud Photo Library with automatic “Upload to My Photo Stream” is enabled, then images can be monitored remotely and securely with any device logged into your iCloud account. No subscriptions or additional access is required. Please note images cannot be uploaded to iCloud if connected over wireless to a GoPro.

Bantay is also a time lapse camera:
Bantay can be used in time lapse photography with intervals as short as 5 seconds just up to 24 hours. It can intelligently save only images with significant changes. Bantay can also connect to and control a GoPro Hero 3/3+ over wireless to take pictures at specified intervals, as well as alternate with cameras on your iOS device. Please note the GoPro Hero 4 is currently not supported.

While the developer has made every effort to make this app stable and bug free, Bantay is not designed to be used as a fail-save security system. User accepts all risks in usage of this app. Developer assumes no liability from any usage of this app.

Download Bantay


Normally $0.99.

This is simple virtual Ruler app 17 feet/5 meters long.

How to use Ruler to measure length:
Put your finger on screen and slide phone with the other hand.
Pull arrow down to reel off.

See video and little practice and you may get 1% accuracy.

Download Ruler

Cloud Keeper

Normally $0.99.

We are glad to present you CloudKeeper – handy tool for websites passwords storage. Make a note, fill the fields and done! Cloudkeeper will remember and synchronize notes via iCloud.

Download Cloud Keeper

English Spanish Dictionary

Normally $24.99.

WORKS OFFLINE. By far, the largest English to Spanish and Spanish to English Dictionary at any price! It includes all our specialized terminology (Legal, Medical, etc.) and natural-sounding voices in a variety of bilingual accents. Featuring a detailed Verb Conjugator, translations with definitions, examples, and quotes; results are easy to review while you navigate in-depth information for each entry.

So easy to use it detects misspelled words regardless of the input language, it is ideal for students but perfect for professionals who can create a truly personalized dictionary by customizing displayed results. Internet connection needed only for voices, images and spell-check.

Unique Features:

• Conjugation of Spanish and English verbs, all persons & tenses.
• Over 1,299,000 entries, 2,284,000 translations, 3,221,000 synonyms, 814,000 antonyms, 196,000 definitions, 96,000 examples, 146,000 quotes, 66,000 images.
• Enabled Search for plurals, feminine forms and verb conjugations.
• Natural-sounding voices for entries, definitions and examples in both languages (British and American English, European and American Spanish)
• Covers International, European, Latin American and Mexican Spanish. Covers American and British English.
• Phonetic transcription following IPA standards in American and British English.
• Phonetic transcription following IPA standards for American Spanish, Caribbean Spanish, River Plate Spanish and Spanish from Spain.
• Intelligent Word List Display: identifies multiple forms of plural and feminine as well as Spanish verb conjugations, with, without or even with misplaced accent.
• Words which are spelled identically in both languages are displayed twice in the List, marked with a flag.
• Fuzzy Search: Detects misspelled words simultaneously in English and Spanish, offering close suggestions.
• Innovative “Scan Function” for conceptual search of idioms and related phrases.
• 40,000+ Phrasal Examples cross-linked to 200,000+ phrases & their translations
• Shake for random word display.
• Share via Facebook and Twitter.
• Search History.
• Mark Favorite Words easily.
• Sync your favorites among your devices with Dropbox.
• Customize using available themes, background color, and font.

Dictionary Display:

– Translations, Definitions, Synonyms, Antonyms, Pictures, Examples and Quotes
– Clear-cut separation of meanings, identified with WM’s “Descriptive Tags”
– Part of Speech and other grammar attributes: Noun, Verb, Adj, etc.
– Noun type classification: Concrete, Abstract, Animate, Animal, etc. *
– Color Code icon indicates word usage: Easy, Normal, Difficult or Technical
– Field Classification indicates area of usage: Zoology, Chemistry, Domestic, etc. – Idiomatic Use tags: Idiomatic, Slang, Figurative, Formal, Inf., etc.
– Colloquial words indicated with flag icon of each country
– On/Off display of slang, foreign or offensive words. Default ON.
– More than 66,000 color pictures help identify word meanings and context.

Some Dictionary Curiosities:

– 1,332 fish names & their translations
– 1,917 foods and dishes around the world & translations
– 8,248 famous historic characters
– 13,100 famous people of today in arts, movies, sports, politics, etc
– 10,672 geographical names, cites, countries, nationalities, etc.
– 4,255 names of largest corporations in the US and Europe
– 3,322 names of largest universities in the US and Europe
– 20,189 names of illnesses, with corresponding translations
– 2,128 different types of viruses & translations
– 7,180 names of human body parts, & translations
– 550,000 classified entries in total.
– 24,000 + bird names in English, Spanish and Latin.
– 4,500 + new difficult words

Download English Spanish Dictionary

Video to Audio Converter

Normally $1.99.

When you recorded a long video for a lecture, class or meeting, the scene of the video keeps unchanged and the sound is more import to you, moreover, the video will eat up lots of space on your device, a 10 minutes video will occupy approximate 1.5GB storage space. Or you downloaded a music video from internet and want to keep the music only. Video to Audio Converter app is exactly what you are searching for.

With a few taps, Video to Audio Converter app can extract audio track from a video file and encode it to MP3 files on your iPhone.Then you can email , move to your computer and sync into your music library or open in other apps like iMovie.

Key features of Video to Audio Converter:

1. Support almost all kinds of video format.

With this app, you can convert:

* AVI to MP3
* MPG to MP3
* MPEG to MP3
* RMVB to MP3
* FLV to MP3
* WMV to MP3
* MOV to MP3
* MP4 to MP3
* And much more…

You just need to drag your video files to the iTunes file sharing, open the app and select a video file from iTunes file sharing, then you can extract the sound tracks from the video file and save it as a MP3 file.

2. Support Dropbox

You can drop your source video file to Dropbox, select the video file from Video to Audio converter app and get it converted to MP3 file. After conversion, you can upload the mp3 file to your Dropbox folder too. If you installed the Dropbox app, all these could be done smoothly.

3. Support Microsoft SkyDrive

4. Open in third party apps.

Besides sending email and uploading to Dropbox to share the output mp3 file, you can also open it in third party apps, such as iMovie for background music.

Download Video to Audio Converter


Normally $2.99.

Notes.xls is a tiny spreadsheet for decision making. Sum-up your everyday expenses, bank accounts, construction budgets and any other numbers you come across.
Highlight what’s important!

No Excel experience needed to use Notes.xls because it’s much simpler.

● Two columns
● Excel-syntax formulas
● Swipe on the bottom bar to adjust column widths
● Insert/delete rows
● Share spreadsheet by email
● Duplicate/delete models
● On-purpose keyboards with big buttons

Excel edition with enabled export to .xlsx format.

Download Notes.xls

Transfer Master

Normally $7.99.

Transfer Master – Transfer photo,video,file,contact and File manager

This is the best photo,video,file transfer app in app store .
Transfer photos,videos,contacts and any file between two iPhone,iPad and/or iPod Touches over bluetooth connection.
Does not require any 3G or WiFi connection.

Here are some features that make this app stand out:
Unlike some other bluetooth photo sharing apps only can transfer photo from Photo Library,
Transfer Master not only can transfer photos, but also it can transfer videos from Photo Library.
Bluetooth transfer:
-Start the Transfer Master to share your entire Photo Library (Photos/Videos), with your friends without network only via bluetooth connection.
-Transfer Master does not scale down or do any lossy compression of your photos or video before transferring,the receiver gets the exact image that was in the sender’s photo library
-the receiver gets the exact video that was in the sender’s photo library
-Transfer Your contacts Over Bluetooth with your friends.
-Transfer your any file via bluetooth connection to local file
-Allows you to transfer multiple contacts from your address book in one share.

Transfer feature:
-WiFi-Transfer function , let you can send and download files to/from your PC or Mac.
-update Files from iTunes.
-Import and Compress photos and videos from Camera Roll.
-Import and Compress photos and video from Photo Album.
-iTunes file sharing folder
Powerful File manager and Documents viewer
-secret file and folder
-import photo to album
-import video to Camera Roll
-Supports view PDF file, Microsoft Office documents (Word& Excel).
-View image files(JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and others)and other plain text file.
-Folder support.
-Create new folders
-Rename, Movie, Delete file.
-Unzip/UnRAR files from many other applications.
-Unzip/UnRAR file from Email.
-Compress files into ZIP file.

Cloud Storage Service:
-The app allows you to send or download files to/from Dropbox, GoogleDrive,box and Onedrive .
Other feature:
-Open a file in another App.
-Send file in Email.

Download Transfer Master

Tap Play

Normally $0.99.

Tap Play is a uniquely customisable game controller, designed for MMORPG’s but compatible with most games. Connect to your computer by wifi, setup your customisation options (keybinds, button positions etc) and away you go!

Important – please download and read the manual, and server, from this will explain how to set the app up.

If our website is down please visit or for alternative download links

Why use it? Simply put this is great if you struggle to reach tricky key combinations, have joint or muscular problems, or simply want an edge in your next PVP match or mission. Feedback on our Facebook wall and reviews are always very positive and many think we’re one of the best developer teams out there!

For fans of World of Warcraft, Star Trek: Online, Lord of the Rings Online, or any other MMORPG – Tap Play: Star Controller is the ultimate way to play your favourite MMORPG games using your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Simply connect the app to your computer and away you go.

With complete customisation! Now you can:
* Choose from over 250 different key combinations for each button.
* Name Each button individually (not available in all layouts)
* Place any button anywhere – iPad Only
* The most customisable game controller on the App Store, and any mobile platform that we know of!
Which Keys can I use?
All Alphabet (A-Z) keys
All number (0-9) keys
All F Keys F1-F12
[ ] ; ‘ , . / – = Tab Return Space
Arrow Keys

In addition you can use these keys in combination with Alt, Shift and Control (e.g. Control + Space)

Check out our YouTube video to see it in action –

Download the app and the small desktop server and within minutes you’ll be using your iOS Device to crusade against evil, soar through space, take part in daring raids or navigate the worlds and galaxies ahead off you! This app gives you a way to immerse yourself fully into your game world possessing both fantasy and science fiction skins you can play either the role of a mystical hero or a starship captain – the choice is yours!
Setup Instruction:
User Manual with full connection instructions at
*If you experience any connection issues it is advised to open port 5583 on any firewalls, to both devices – more detailed troubleshooting is available at our website.*

If running Star Wars The Old Republic, or any games in PWE’s Arc platform – to run properly Right Click on the server and Run as Administrator.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP or higher, or Intel Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, wireless network.
Please note that running software within virtual environments such as VMWare or Virtual PC is not supported at this time.

Please note that we do not support any games in a beta stage – this include’s Perfect World’s Arc client – it can be worked around however, for example with Star Trek Online navigate your computer to C:Program Files (x86)Perfect World EntertainmentStar Trek Online_en (your path may vary slightly but will be similar) and open the Star Trek Online app from there. We are investigating how to better support these systems in the future.

Download Tap Play

Music Search Premium

Normally $4.99.

Search for any track, artist or album and listen for free. Make and share playlists. Build your biggest, best ever music collection.

Get inspired with personal recommendations, and readymade playlists for just about everything.

Listen absolutely free with ads, or get Spotify Premium.

Free on mobile
• Play any artist, album, or playlist in shuffle mode.

Free on tablet
• Play any song, any time.

Premium features
• Play any song, any time on any device: mobile, tablet or computer.
• Enjoy ad-free music.
• Listen offline.
• Get better sound quality.

Download Music Search Premium

Zombie Keyboard

Normally $0.99.

Use this handy keyboard to impress and excite your friends with funny messages and posts filled with cool stickers!

Download Zombie Keyboard

QuickMap USA

Normally $0.99.

QuickMap USA Operating Modes

1. Area – Displays the 20 closest places to the center of the map without regard to heading. Position the map anywhere in the world and discover interesting places there.

2. Route – If you are moving with a speed greater than 15 MPH (24 KPH) the app can automatically switch to the Route mode. In Route mode place selection is based on a 45 degree section directly in front of you. The Route mode can be overridden if you want to keep the app in the Area mode. Auto mode is the default mode.

QuickMap Features

1. Place type filter enabling you to display only the place categories that interest you.

2. Each place has a details page with maps, directions, street view (if available) and Wikivoyage article text for certain POI places.

3. Continuous display of heading, speed, altitude.

4. Ability to bookmark a place of interest enabling you to quickly access that page later.

5. QuickMap USA has over 200,000 places resident in its database.

6. Many features of the app work while offline. For instance speed, heading and altitude use GPS information. Place geo code information is resident in the app so it can quickly display places as well as position them on offline cached maps. Street view and article text display require an on line connection.

7. Open Street Maps and Wikivoyage place information is from the early February 2016 database releases.

Download QuickMap USA

The Mindfulness App

Normally $1.99.

Start your journey to a more relaxed and healthier state of mind with The Mindfulness App. Whether you are just starting out or experienced in meditation, The Mindfulness App will help you to become more present in your daily life.

Scientific research shows that regular mindfulness practice through meditation can provide benefits useful in all aspects of life:

• Decreases stress and anxiety
• More focus, concentration and creativity
• Increases self-confidence and self-acceptance
• Helps to reduce sleepless nights
• Leads to a happier outlook on life and better relationships overall

The Mindfulness App is used by more than a million meditators in over 130 countries. It includes a range of guided and silent meditations from 3 to 30 minutes, as well as a library with meditations by some of the world’s foremost meditation teachers such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Sharon Salzberg and many more (in partnership with Sounds True).

Included in The Mindfulness App you will find:

• Get Started: a five day guided practice and introduction to mindfulness
• Guided and Silent (with bells only) Meditations from 3 to 30 minutes so that you can practice anytime, anyplace
• Personalized Meditations allow you to customize your meditation with or without a guided introduction and bells
• Time and location based reminders help you to be mindful throughout the day
• Statistics to help keep track of your meditation journey
• Newly designed Premium Library with guided meditations, courses and challenges by some of the world’s most influential teachers, all available through one-time or subscription purchase

Included in the Premium Library Subscription :

• Unlimited access to complete mindfulness courses and more than 175 single meditation sessions for focus, stress relief, love and much more
• Meditation on-the-go. With the ability to listen to your favorite sessions offline, you can take a break when you need it most
• Regularly updated content with new courses, meditations and challenges allows you to discover new favorite sessions and teachers
• Recommendations based on your area of focus and skill level make it easy to find the best meditations to fit your needs

There are three different Premium Library subscription types:
1 Month cost $9.99
3 Months cost $23.99
12 Months cost $ 59.99

Download The Mindfulness App

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Zach Epstein

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.