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8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now (a massive $50 value!)

Zach Epstein
August 25th, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Best Free iPhone Apps

The only thing better than a great paid iPhone or iPad app is a great paid iPhone or iPad app that’s on sale for free for a limited time. And this week, we’re starting off strong with eight solid paid iOS apps worth a combined $50 that can all be downloaded for free right now if you act fast.

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.

Time Lapse!

Just in case this wasn’t obvious from the app’s name, Time Lapse! is a nifty little app that will help you take high-quality time-lapse videos with your iPhone or iPad.

Capture amazing, Hollywood quality time lapse videos with Time Lapse! Don’t wait for the result – preview of recorded movie is visible during capturing!

Wide range of intervals allows to record most common time lapse scenes:
0.5-1s: Car traffic, People walking, Fast moving clouds
1s-5s: Sunset/Sunrise, Slow clouds, Daytime crowds
5s-20s: Moving shadows
20s-60s: Fast growing plants, Plants flourishing, Construction building, Stars, Moon

– Interval range: 0.5s – 60s
– Realtime Preview with battery saving
– Full HD quality
– Pinch to zoom gesture
– Tap to set Focus/Exposure point, double tap to reset
– Saving in Camera Roll
– Torch

– to improve sharpness use a tripod

This app is normally $1.99 but it’s free right now.

Download Time Lapse!


Meet the latest addictive iOS puzzle game — but don’t say we didn’t warn you…


Our newest puzzle saga is “Fixum.” Simple in its design, the object of Fixum is to switch or spin the patterned game tiles to match the solution design. Follow each map through 16 different episodes, with each episode introducing a new game mode. Just when you think you’ve got this game figured out, try playing upside down or in the dark. Join us on this journey through 800 unique levels with hand crafted designs. Can you master each of the 16 different game modes? Are you able to solve all 800 puzzles?

Earn achievements both within the app or on game center. Thank you for your download and tell a friend if you wanna keep the fun going.

Fixum is free for a limited time, down from its regular price of $0.99.

Download Fixum

My Measures & Dimensions

Use this app a single time and you won’t know how you ever lived without it.

My Measures is a best application for storing and sharing object dimensions! With more than 4 million users worldwide My Measures is a industry standard for real estate agents, engineers, carpenters, architects, auction sellers, construction workers, landscapers, DIY, home renovation, hobby …

It is super easy to use. Just take a photo, add arrows, angles, text or notes. Now the measures are stored and always in your pocket wherever you go. No more paper sketches in your pocket. Once you download and use My Measures you will leave a five star review.

Did you ever sketched an object that others did not understood? Picture is worth a thousand words and everyone can understand it, even kids. Describe and point out details on photo with free text and picture in picture object. Special tools to calculate area, volume and arrows sum. Simple tools to divide or duplicate existing arrows.

Organize your work.
If you are not a home user you might name your files by project, location or customer. Professional users like engineers, carpenters, architects and construction workers need to organize their projects and locations to folders. As a professional user you can send objects measures to main office within few seconds.

– Super easy user interface
– Add objects like Arrows, Angles or Text to photo
– Organize projects in folders
– Share as PDF, Images or Project
– Send as Email or Print from your device
– Imperial, Metric, Chinese and Japanese units
– Supports Fractions
– Open in -> Dropbox, Evernote, Box…

Check our PRO version that includes features:
– iCloud sync and backup
– Zoom photo
– Snap for arrow heads
– Loupes and Cross mode
– PREXISO iC4 & Leica DISTO D510 laser meter support

This app is a great value at $2.99, but free is obviously even better.

Download My Measures & Dimensions

Benjamin Jet Fighters

This game is so intense you’ll forget you’re playing it on a smartphone or tablet.

Arcade Jet Fighter action awaits you as you stop the most daring money heists imaginable while piloting one of 3 unique upgradeable Jet Fighter aircraft during 20 intense and highly cinematic action packed missions!


• Arcade-Style Jet Fighter Combat experience, with sights, sounds and non-stop action that will take your breath away!
• Enjoy Simple and Intuitive Controls: tilt your iOS device left/right to steer your Jet Fighter around city obstacles while skillfully avoiding enemy missiles.
• Alternatively, for a casual ON-RAILS experience: forgo tilting and simply tap your enemies to engage the “Autopilot” while controlling your Afterburner and Weapons with a smooth 2-button interface.
• 20 action-oriented campaign missions (including 2 bonus Endless Gauntlet levels) offer over 4 hours of action-packed arcade-style Jet Fighter game play.
• RPG Style Progression System allows you to FREELY acquire, pilot and level-up 3 unique Jet Fighters while unlocking 18 different types of Afterburner and Weapon upgrades.
• Face more than 30 different types of enemies, including: modern jets, attack helicopters and GIGANTIC money-packed transport aircraft!
• Game Center support: with 7 Leaderboards and 18 elusive Achievements that demand an additional 10+ hours of game play.
• Optional In-App Purchases allow you to skip the RPG grind and instantly acquire any of the playable fighter jets. In addition, you can Restore your existing purchases to unlock content on multiple iOS devices.
• Over 30 minutes of memorable original music will dynamically accompany your Jet Fighter combat experience.
• Team up with friendly AI wingmen in the later stages of the game, and watch as your enemies fall before your elite Jet Fighter squadron.
• Adaptive AI and Randomized Enemies with Dynamic Difficulty: provide for a near endless replay value, as your opponents constantly change and adapt to your style of game play each time you engage a new or existing mission.

Normally $19.99, this fun game is now free for a short time.

Download Benjamin Jet Fighters


There are plenty of sleek mobile reader apps out there, but how many will help teach you to read faster?

Reading reinvented!
** Revolutionary Litz reading method ** Read twice as fast with more than 10000 free eBooks included in the Litz store. Prepare for total addiction! Import compatible PDFs, Word documents, ebooks and Text files from Dropbox, Google Drive, Pocket, Mail, Safari or iTunes Mac application in a gorgeous and minimalist interface with gestures.
Read up to 1200 words per minute.
Universal application: buy once and get it for free on your other iOS devices.

>> Totally redesigned new version. Now with chapters, eBook ePub import, word selection, highlighting and memorization, search and bookmarks, natural reading algorithm, bug fixes and much more. Thank you for your reviews and your support.

“As a bit of feedback, I love the app, and it’s really helping me with my studies at the moment…” Christopher.
“Dear developers, great app! Really has lots of potential. Great extra features in latest update. Carry on!” David.
“Hi, I work with pupils with visual impairment, many of whom I think would really benefit from using this app. […] As I’m sure you can appreciate, when reading this position needs to be continually readjusted as they read each word. Your app may help to overcome this.” Rebecca.

• Litz reading method up to 1200 words per minute
• Litz Store: more than 10.000 free eBooks from Feedbooks in english, french, spanish, italian and german
• Articles section with Pocket, Instapaper and Web browsing. Use your Litz account to synchronize all your articles on all your devices. Retrieve articles from the built-in browser and add favorites.
• Intelligent algorithm with automatic pauses on full stop characters
• Intuitive gestures to pause, read, go faster or slower, rewind and forward and more
• Bookmarks: highlight and annotate
• Search
• Chapters reflect pages in your PDF files or actual chapters in eBooks
• Choose the word or the chapter to start reading from. Go forward or rewind within a chapter
• Last position is bookmarked
• Portrait and landscape modes
• Black, white and Sepia themes
• Select suited fonts and Open Dyslexic font
• Docx, PDF, ePub and text import (when compatible)
• Import within the application with your Dropbox, Google Drive
• Import from any source application: Mail, Dropbox, Safari, Pages and much more
• Import from iTunes file sharing
• Easily edit, duplicate or delete your documents from the documents view
• FAQ section to help you start quickly
• Active support
• You can import non DRM protected files from your iBooks account using iBooks on your computer. The process is described inside the application.

Litz is free right now, on sale from $4.99.

Download Litz

Instacast 4

Looking for a slick, fully functional alternative to Apple’s podcast app? Look no further.

Instacast revolutionized podcast clients in 2011 and is still the best podcast app on the planet. It syncs seemlessly between iPhone, iPad and Mac.

What’s new in 4.0?

* A completely overhauled user interface, inspired by iOS 7 in both aesthetics and functionality.
* A sidebar menu to maximise vertical space and house quick access to additional views.
* The Up Next playback queue: a dynamic playlist that allows you to queue episodes for sequential playback.
* Improved multitasking and background functionality, meaning that subscriptions are refreshed and downloaded whilst your phone is idle.
* Instead of informing you to refresh a feed to access a new episode, push notifications now alert you to the fact that new episodes have been downloaded already and are available to play instantly.

All the great features Instacast users are already familiar with:

* Detailed subscription management and customisation.
* Lists, Smart Lists and Bookmarks.
* An elegant, sophisticated media player.
* Offline playback of downloaded episodes.
* Interact with episodes by reading show notes in an easy-to-read format, and share episodes with third-party services.
* Import your podcasts from iTunes or other podcast clients.
* Seamless, instant synchronisation between other copies of Instacast on iOS and OS X via Instacast Cloud.
* A universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad on iOS 7 or higher required.

Instacast 4 is normally $1.99 but it’s free for a limited time.

Download Instacast 4

Full Screen Private Browsing

It might have one of the least creative names in the App Store, but this is still a great private browser.

Introducing the PRO Edition of our most popular private web browser! With improved minimalist design for iPhone and iPod. Improved speed on iPhone and iPad with Retina Display!

Finally, you can view all your websites PRIVATELY and in FULL SCREEN on your iPhone, iPod, and iPad! This is the simple, no frills web browser you’ve been waiting for.


How it works:

– History, Cookies, Cache, All completely deleted when you exit the app. No one will know where you’ve been.

– Uses EVERY SINGLE PIXEL available to show websites in BEAUTIFUL FULL SCREEN! That’s 13% more viewing area than standard Safari! Thanks to hiding of Status bars and auto hiding of all navigation controls when required.

– Same back end safari browsing engine which means maximum speed, security, and reliability. Familiar Interface.

So get it now and start browsing those websites in beautiful full screen without anyone knowing where you’ve been!

Some other features and Details:
– Portrait and Landscape mode support.
– Orientation Locking Support for iPad.
– Similar UI to Safari.
– Hidden status bar to make more space.
– Overlay controls to maximise screen real-estate.
– Safari based backend engine.
– Lightning fast startup and shutdown.
– Always starts in ask/google search home.
– No auto suggest or auto-fill in.
– Very discrete icon and presentation.
– Tiny download so you can get it quickly.

Save $1.99 by downloading this nifty app today.

Download Full Screen Private Browsing


Last but not least, a $15 photo-editor that can create some of the trippiest images you’ve ever seen.

Let’s be different. Make your image 100% Unique.

Have you ever shouted yourself looking in the mirror,
this is possible now using Mirrory and not only that.

It is the only one app who has all this in one:
+ 100% flexible selection region, you can create more then 1 million different selections.
+ Real time showing the image changing.
+ Select the border color.
+ 2 modes of selecting the region: square and curve.
+ Choose the border width.
+ Select the number of points for creating a region.
+ Share on Facebook, Twitter, Email.
+ 22 image filters for making your image 100% unique.

Download it now and start to be different!

Download Mirrory

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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