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6 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:50PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

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It’s time to start August off on the right foot — by saving a bunch of money on some nifty iPhone and iPad apps. We saved you hundreds of dollars last month by sharing great paid iPhone apps that were on sale for free for a limited time, and we have no plans to slow down anytime soon. To start things off, we have six solid paid iPhone and iPad apps worth a combined $12 that can all be had for free 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.


What would a list of free apps be without a cool photo filter app?

The BEST Vintage Photo Editor and Video Camera App on AppStore, with Quick and Easy editing tools and Industry Film Coloring Standard to simulate the vintage photos.

Do you know the famous vintage twin-lens reflex camera (TLR) like Rolleiflex, Kinaflex, Duaflex, Contaflex, Anscoflex, Argoflex and Argus 75?

It’s a type of camera with two objective lenses of the same focal length which was invented around 1870.

Reflex, is a digital clone of the old camera which is over 100+ years old, you can take vintage photos and share to social network like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Reflex can give you the instant effects with old camera looks and feelings, make your digital photo into an old school and vintage style.

Your digital photo looks so analog~

• 15 vintage textures in TtV Pack
• 3 Border Packs with 39 different boarders
• Develop Rolleiflex photo from Camera Roll
• Save your work to camera roll in high resolution
• Switch between Front Camera and Rear Camera
• Switch Flashlight to ON/OFF/Auto/Torch mode
• Real-time preview for effects and borders changing
• Edit the photo again after shooting
• Add Lens Focus blur or Tilt-Shift blur (NEW!)
• Adjust Contrast and Brightness (NEW!)
• Real-time Video Recording for Instagram (NEW!)

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

Download Reflex

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

That’s right, boys and girls: The official Captain America: The Winter Soldier game from Gameloft is not free for a limited time.

Play as Captain America and lead your S.H.I.E.L.D. Strike Team as they struggle to contain a massive global attack by several nefarious criminal organizations. Stop the attacks and then take the battle to your enemies.

Captain America must use all his tactical skill as he commands his Strike Team to combat threats on every front. Grow your agents into a potent fighting force, and when the odds are against you, call in Black Widow and Falcon to help turn the tide.

Expose the villains behind these brazen attacks, unravel their plans and discover how the Winter Soldier fits into their scheme.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier requires an Internet connection.

> Lead your Strike Team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents
> Battle your way through various enemy types using force or guile
> Make clever use of your indestructible shield and skills as a Super-Soldier and an Avenger
> Call on The Avengers for support

> An absorbing original story co-written by Marvel Comics writer Christos Gage
> Face off against iconic villains such as King Cobra, Taskmaster, Puff Adder, the Winter Soldier and more
> Art and graphics inspired directly by the comics

> Asynchronous multiplayer: Join a Clan and battle rival players!
> Climb the league leaderboards
> Earn cool rewards in Limited-Time Events

> Enhance your agents and weapons for optimal performance in the field
> Learn new fighting techniques to supercharge Cap’s attacks
> Unlock and upgrade Captain America’s suits
> Research skills and items that will help you advance faster

Save $2.99 by grabbing this fun game right away.

Download Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Night Camera

There are a bunch of apps that claim to take clear images in the dark. None of them will knock your socks off, but this one is probably among the best we’ve tried.

Sophisticated algorithm was developed during one year – now you can judge the result! The application works without any delays and lags. During the photo/video recording you can dynamically change camera sensitivity to achieve the best result as well as set any 1-8x zoom simultaneous to the recoding. The application has own library to organize photos and videos, and share them on the Facebook, DropBox and Twitter.

•Аmplifier picker
•Color saturation picker
•Green amplification mode
•Fast exposure
•Front, rear camera
•Led light
•HD photo video mode
•Focus refresh button
•8x zoom
•Built In library
•Photo video slider
•E-mail photo video share
•Facebook photo video share
•Twitter photo video share
•Dropbox photo video share

This universal iPhone and iPad app is usually a $1.99 download, but it’s free for a limited time.

Download Night Camera

Air Beats Pro

Don’t feel like paying for iTunes Match or Amazon Prime? This app will use Dropbox or Google Drive to stream your stored music for free.

Save space on a device, view and manage your files in Dropbox and GoogleDrive anywhere & anytime.

Never be away from your important files again! Air Beats is powerful and intuitive. Read, View, Play many file formats, easily transfer files between computer or iOS devices.

Cloud Manager:
— Access your files in Dropbox and Google Drive on any device.
— Quickly download files from Dropbox, Google Drive or other place for offline review.
— Upload files in batches to Dropbox and Google Drive.
— Cancel or resume download/upload at anytime.

File Manager:
— Create and manage folders.
— Rename, copy, cut, paste, delete, sort files.
— Create Personalized playlists.

Media Player:
— Support all popular formats.
— Background playing mode.
— Play media instantly with build-in player.

Keep your pictures, videos, music, reading material, work docs, spreadsheets, presentations, and even your homework in your pocket. They are ready for you to view them anytime. All your files will always be safe in your account – even if anything happens to your devices.

Air Beats Pro is typically $2.99 but it’s currently free.

Download Air Beats Pro


There are about 1,000 apps in the iOS App Store that track your route while walking, running, cycling or driving, but how many are there that don’t constantly pester you with ads and in-app purchases?

How long does it take you to get to work? What is the distance of your daily jogging? What is the maximum speed you have ever achieved on your new car?
If you are curious, then RouteDiary is exactly what you need!

* practical and convenient interface;
* keep your routes with all relevant information: distance, time interval, max speed, avg speed;
* export your routes as gpx files via email;
* share to facebook and twitter.

RouteDiary is currently on sale for free, down from $0.99.

Download RouteDiary

Top Tube

If you want to stream millions of songs to your iPhone for free, look no further.

*** Best Youtube Player ***

*** Get millions of FREE songs & videos on your device! ***


* Top 200 iTunes songs from 100+ countries

* Browse, search & add to playlist YouTube videos

* Play Youtube videos continuously from your playlist

* Create & manage playlists (add as many as you like)

* Share with your friends on Facebook or Twitter

* Support high quality videos

* Powerful customized video player

* Air play support

Top Tube is usually $0.99 but it’s free for a limited time.

Download Top Tube

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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.