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8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (a huge $41 value!)

Best Free iPhone Apps

We always do our best to share solid paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time, but today we might have outdone ourselves. With the weekend finally almost here, BGR has another reason for you to celebrate: a list of eight iOS apps worth ore than $40 combined that can all be downloaded for free right now if you move quickly.

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 are free at the time this post is published. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “free,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.


This universal video player will handle just about any popular video format you can throw at it.

Reinvent the video player! yaPlayer can play most of all videos without converting media format and has gorgeous, intuitive control interface.

• Support most of all videos

– Chapters and multiple audio streams
– Playback speed control (0.5x ~ 1.5x)
– Support playing videos in iTunes Library, Camera Roll
– H.264 Acceleration (AVI, MKV)
– Dolby audio does not supported

• Support WebDAV

– Streaming, Download

• Subtitles

– Embedded subtitle: TEXT, ASS, SUBRIP
– External subtitle: SRT, SMI
– Synchronization(offset), position, font size settings

• Video management

– Video group – create, move, remove, rename
– Thumbnail for last playback time

• Gorgeous and intuitive control interface

– Touch Wheel: Jog dial-like control

• Gesture on video

– Vertical pan on left side: brightness
– Vertical pan on right side: volume
– Horizontal swipe on center: rewind/forward
– Pinch: close video

• Gesture on caption

– Pan vertically: position
– Pan horizontally: offset
– Pinch: font size

• Support ‘Open In’ function

• Watch video on your TV/Projector

– AirPlay Mirroring
– Apple Digital AV Adaptor, VGA Adaptor

yaPlayer is normally $2.99 but it’s free for a limited time.

Download yaPlayer


iReminder is a nifty little reminders app that includes a bunch of solid functionality that Apple’s in-built reminders app is missing. Best of all, it has configurable snooze times, which most reminders apps lack.

Massively popular iOS Reminder App completely re-designed for the modern user, ultra efficient, concise, and has exactly what you need to stay on track to get things done!

* Snooze (and Autosnooze)
* Alerts Popup Box (Local Notification, similar to a text message reminding you to do something)
* Categories (ex. Shopping List, Homework Schedule)
* Repeat Alerts
* Non-Alert Categories

Normally $3.99, iReminder can be had for free if you move quickly.

Download iReminder

Background Eraser Pro

Photo-editing apps on iOS may never be as capable as they are on desktop computers, but this nifty app adds some great functionality that most iPhone editors don’t have.

This app helps to remove the background of any picture of yours and maintain transparency with just few taps.

Just touch where you want to remove. “Target” function removes the area of similar color automatically.

The image which one maintaining transparency background can be used with other apps
ex) Keynote. Pages, etc.

#Cut Out Tools – Cut images (Zoom in to work for fine pixel-level accuracy)
___#Erase/Restore : Erase/Restore the area you touched
___#Target Area Auto remove tool (Area/Color) : Remove similar color area automatically
___#Reverse tool : Reverse removed area

#Crop – Crop your photos with 15 different presets feature quickly and easily.

#Adjust Effect – 9 ADJUSTMENT tools (Smooth, brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, highlights, shadows, temperature, vignette)
**”Smooth” – Smoothing image edge

#Add Background Photo – Remove & Change your photo background

#Full Resolution – Selecting size of output picture (HQ 3264 x 3264 pixel , Normal 1600 x 1600 pixel, LQ 800 x 600 pixel)

#PNG/ JPEG File Selection – Selecting size of output picture (PNG_transparent background,JPEG_white background)

#Share Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Mail, Other Apps

Background Eraser Pro is free for a limited time, on sale from $1.99.

Download Background Eraser Pro


PowerCam is a very versatile camera and photo-editing app for the iPhone that you should definitely check out.

A Million Shades of Fun
The MUST HAVE Photo/Video App

• App Store BEST of 2012 in iTunes App Store (China)
• Staff Favorites in iTunes App Store
• App of the Week in iTunes App Store
• No.1 App in Photo/Video category or all categories in nearly 100 countries
• Over 120 Million Downloads so far

******What the media says******
• …offers a tremendous variety of features for the photo enthusiast… — TUAW
• …the ideal camera companion for creating unique and visually interesting photos… — AppCraver
• this application is phenomenal and well-worth the download.— iPhone Life Magzine


** Shoot
• 8 camera modes: Magic Shot, Panorama,Tilt-Shift, Color Splash, Touch Shot, Anti-Shaking, Time Lapse & Smile Shot
• Tons of FX with live preview before capture
• Fast shooting: one second for photo capture and FX applying
• Full HD video recording with live effects

** Edit
• Basic adjustments: Rotate, Flip, Crop, Brightness, Contrast & Saturation
• Advanced options: Enhancements, Face Beauty, FX Applying

** Collage
• 3 modes available: Frame, Free collage & Stitch
• Aspect ratio and border width adjustments
• Round corners for each photo
• Shake to change background, frames & textures

** Share
• Supports popular social networks across the world: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and more
• One-tap uploading to multiple social networks for multiple photos and video
• Copy photos or videos to PC via USB or WiFi

PowerCam is normally $2.99 but it’s free right now.

Download PowerCam

Easy Shopping

How much is that shirt after a 30% store-wide discount and another 20% off with a coupon? This handy app will tell you in no time.

You decided to make a purchase and realized that it is the sale season. You want to have a detailed list of your purchases. Our application will help you calculate the final price after the discount and will tell you how much you saved. In addition, you will be able to add your purchase to the “shopping list.”

The application’s simple and stylish design will allow you to see all of the information about the discount quickly and easily, just specify at least 2 parameters, for example, the price before the discount and the percentage of the discount, or the price after the discount and the price before the discount. It will only take you a few seconds to do this and the application will do the rest for you and give you all of the details.

You can also create your own shopping list just by hitting the “add” button. All of your information will be safely stored on your device. Happy shopping and we hope you find the best prices!

This app is regularly $2.99 but it’s free for a limited time.

Download Easy Shopping


Add AirPlay photo viewing to any Mac or Windows computer with this nifty app.

Air-Photos is a wifi photo Viewer lets you direct view your photos from your computer without sync.

Do you think that is very troublesome to import photos from your computer,especially when you have to keep updating photos?
Is it not enough memory to hold your thousands of photos?
Wish to direct view photos form your computer without synchronization?

And it is also a photo sharing app ,let you share photo to others over wifi.

The features :
1.View photos on you pc without sync over wifi.
2.Slideshow,Browse thumbnails,Zoom Photo ,Drag to view next.
3.Support Ram Image (.NEF .RC2)
4.Download photos from pc,view photos offline.
5.Share photos as a website.That you can access you photos over web browser.
6.Share photo to another device as a AirPhotoServer.That others can use Air-Photos to access your photos.
7.Automatically discover available servers on the network. set password for each image folder save photo to camera roll share camera roll air-Print ,twitter photo web upload
13.Support new iPad.
14.Support iPhone5
15.Suport External Display(Airplay Mirroring)
16.This version has a ad bar.
Instructions for use :
AirPhotoServer on your PC computer:
1.Go to download and install AirPhotoServer on your computer
2.Start the AirPhotoServer
3.Tap Image Folders and select the Photo folders which you want to browse

Air-Photos on you mobile device:
1. Download this application to mobile device
2. Ensure that your mobile device and your computer in the same wifi network
3. Start the Air-Photos and start browsing

Regulary $3.99, Air-Photos is now on sale for free.

Download Air-Photos


This app lets you create ringtones and add them to your library without the need for a computer.

With ToneConvert you can download and convert your favorite ringtones to use with the iOS version of GarageBand.

After pasting the converted ringtone on GarageBand you can export and install it on your phone without a computer!

– Internal browser to download free/legal ringtones
– Import music and song from your iPhone/iPod’s music library
– Fast conversion

After copying the audio to the pasteboard create a new audio recorder track in GarageBand and paste it.

Search for ToneConvert video on YouTube for help.

$1.99 is a fair price for this app, but free is even better.

Download ToneConvert

Quantum Legacy HD

Last but not least, an awesome $20 on-rails shooter that is completely free for a limited time.

BRAND NEW UPDATE: with new JAW-DROPPING RETINA GRAPHICS for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C and iPad with Retina display, as well as new ON-RAILS action in the next generation arcade-style 3D SHMUP that is Quantum Legacy HD! Pilot one of 4 unique spaceships during your 3+ hour ON-RAILS journey through 20 action-packed ON-RAILS SHMUP missions filled with breathtaking cinematic game play and highly stylized storytelling, EXCLUSIVELY on the iOS! Featuring:

• Brand New SHMUP DLC: offers a new playable drop-ship, 50% faster SHMUP-style game-play, new level variations, new graphics/effects, new AI, plus a never before experienced speed and finger-twitch ON-RAILS intensity worthy of a next-gen 3D Space SHMUP!
• Enjoy Simple and Intuitive Controls: tilt your iOS device left/right to steer your ship manually while providing an opportunity for a skillful avoidance of enemy projectiles.
• Alternatively, for a casual ON-RAILS experience: forgo tilting and simply tap your enemies to engage the Auto Pilot while controlling your shields and weapons with a smooth 2-button interface.
• Bright and awe-inspiring JAW-DROPPING SHUMP graphics with highly polished game play will take your breath away! For the first time ever, Quantum Legacy HD provides you with full native retina support on the iPhone 5, and iPad with Retina display.
• 20 story-oriented SHUMP campaign missions offer over 3 hours of action-packed SHMUP-style game play.
• Face more than 25 different types of enemies, including unique Gigantic Bosses in every mission.
• RPG Style Progression System allows you to FREELY acquire, pilot and level-up 4 unique starships (including a brand new drop-ship) while unlocking over 16 different types of shield and weapon upgrades.
• 5 Brand new In-App Purchases allow you to skip the RPG grind and instantly acquire any of the playable ships! In addition, you can Restore your existing purchases to unlock content on multiple iOS devices.
• Game Center support: with 6 SHUMP-DLC Leaderboards and 21 elusive SHUMP Achievements that demand an additional 10+ hours of game play.
• Over 40 minutes of original music was created to accompany your Quantum Legacy HD experience.
• Highly Stylized and Action-Oriented Storytelling is told through the com-sat radio of your starship, with full voice-overs for the game’s array of quirky characters.
• SHUMP AI with Dynamic Difficulty and Randomized Enemy Waves: provide for a near endless replay value, as the enemies constantly change and adapt to your style of game play each time you engage an existing mission.

>> Game Play Basics:

Steer your ship manually by tilting your device left and right, or tap your enemies to engage the ON-RAILS “Autopilot”. To maximize damage, it is best to be facing your enemies directly before pressing the right “Weapons/Fire” button. Holding the left “Shield” button will allow you to deflect all enemy projectiles. Prolonged use of the Weapons/Shields will cause a temporary overload. Note that it is NOT possible to fire your weapons while Shields are active until you level-up your starship and unlock Translucent Shielding at Level 5.

Successfully completing each mission will unlock new game content while allowing you to level-up in an RPG-like fashion. Completing missions 5, 10 and 15 will allow you to FREELY acquire one of 4 unique playable starships.

>> IN THE PRESS: What others are saying about Quantum Legacy:

– “this is the evolution of the space shooter game.”

– “… you’d be hard-pressed to find any space shooter that matches Quantum Legacy’s level of quality.”

– “One of the best 2 button games on the iOS.” -TouchArcade Forums.

YouTube game play trailer:

Download Quantum Legacy HD

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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