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7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Updated 4 years ago
Published Aug 21st, 2015 10:15AM EDT
Best Free iPhone Apps August 21 2015
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It’s the end of the week and if you’re looking for something fun to do that won’t require spending any cash, we recommend downloading some paid iPhone apps that are completely free to download for a limited time. Today we’ve rounded up a list of free iPhone apps that include productivity apps, photography apps, games and more. Check then out below!

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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.

Quell Memento+

Normally $2.99

Forget the world. Fall in love with this enchanting zen puzzler.

Set within an old abandoned house, the player restores order to the jumbled memories of the last occupant, and in doing so embarks on a haunting journey of self-discovery and reflection.

* Over 150 cunningly crafted puzzles!
* Perfectly balanced difficulty curve!
* HD and Retina support hand-painted art!
* Universal app with iCloud integration
* GameCenter Achievements and Leaderboards
* Soundtrack by composer Steven Cravis

Suitable for all ages, this is an experience that will stay with you long after you put it down.

Download Quell Memento+


Normally $1.99

David. // is a game. A game about physics and enemies. A game about struggles and life. A game about David.

You play David, an awfully small abstracted chosen hero tossed into a blissfully simple world overrun by giant culminations of evil physics-beasts. As David, you are given a slingshot-esque gift that you will have to use to conquer your colossus foes. Hold, aim, and fling to attack (Angry Birds™ style!).

Think Angry Birds™ + Shadow of the Colossus™ + Limbo™.

I poured myself into developing this game for nights and nights and nights. It’s almost tough to share. I hope it feels strangely personal. Have fun, friends!

Download David.

Color Swipez

Normally $0.99

Color Swipez allows you to test your brain. The higher score you get, the quicker you think! If you can get a score of 50 or higher, you are considered a master, and have an athletic-like reaction time. This app can also double as a concussion test. Test your score when you don’t have an issues, and when you think you might have a concussion, test yourself again. If you come close to your high score, you’re are most likely concussion free! Current world high score is 55, achieved by Matthew Kenney.

Download Color Swipez


Normally $0.99

The best and simplest photo editing studio is now available on the App Store!

With Phot.oLab you can add beautiful artwork, backgrounds, stickers & typography.

Apply special filters, shapes, textures, photo effects & overlay masks to your favorite photos. Using the advanced adjustment module you can customize your pictures exactly how you want to look like.

Brand new content including fonts, shapes, filters, overlays and much more added monthly!


√ Typography
– Add your favorite quote to your pictures from a beautiful collection of custom fonts
– Resize & adjust the opacity of your text

√ Stickers & artwork
– Select your favorite artwork, stickers and overlay masks from a various collection and add them directly to your photos.
– Adjust the opacity of your stickers & artwork

√ Textures
– Apply wonderful textures from a great collection.
– Adjust the opacity of your textures
– Rotate your textures to your desired position

√ Shapes
– Choose a shape to add to your photos
– Adjust the opacity of your shapes
– Change the color of them

√ Professional Photo Filters
– Use the best filters from a unique collection available

√ Advanced Adjustment Module
– Adjust your picture brightness, contrast, saturation and exposure from the most completed adjustment module.

√ Other details
– Select from 3 different themes to customize
– Export your photos to directly to Photo Library, share them from Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, E-Mail, WhatsApp, SMS or open them from other apps

Download Phot.oLab

Eyes Block

Normally $1.99

It happens to all of us.

We have a couple of photos or videos on our iPhone that we want to show a friend or family member, so we find the photos and show or pass the phone to the other person. What’s the first thing they do? They start swiping left or right to see more.

The problem is, nowadays, we may have personal or compromising photos that we don’t necessarily want our friends or family to see.

Eyes Block solves that problem for you! Simply open the app, select the photos and tap SHOW. Now you can pass the phone to your friends and family and they can swipe through and view the photos you selected — but nothing else! All your other photos or videos remain private.

Once you get your phone back, simply shake it or close the app to get out of the photo viewer.

For increased protection, you can use Touch ID (Requires iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.) Activating Touch ID will require your fingerprint, after you shake the device, to get out of the photo viewer. You can also use Touch ID to secure access to Eyes Block.

Eyes Block not only works with your Camera Roll and other local albums, but also with your social accounts. You can link your Facebook™ and Instagram™ accounts and have access to those photos within the app. Easily share Facebook or Instagram photos without having to add new friends.

The photo viewer offers Ultra Zoom, where you can zoom in very close to see that extra detail on your photos, as well as Motion Zoom, a simple way to view your images in a fun way. Simply tap once on a photo and tilt your iPhone left and right. The photo will pan for you as you tilt your device from side to side.

Want to show some photos? Have no fear, Eyes Block is here.

Download Eyes Block


Normally $3.99

Kool is a simple, yet powerful voice to text app that allows you to convert your speech into text in a matter of seconds.

:: :: KEY FEATURES:: ::

– Send emails, texts and WhatsApp messages directly from the app.
– Tweet and update your Facebook status.
– Copy your text to use in other apps.
– Beautiful and minimalistic design.


● Arabic
● Czech
● Danish
● English (UK)
● English (US)
● English (Australia)
● Chinese
● Chinese (traditional)
● Chinese (Hong Kong)
● Japanese
● Korean
● French (France)
● French (Canada)
● Dutch (Netherlands)
● Finnish
● German
● Greek
● Hungarian
● Indonesian
● Italian
● Malay
● Norwegian
● Polish
● Romanian
● Russian
● Portuguese (Brazil)
● Portuguese (Portugal)
● Spanish (Spain)
● Spanish (Mexico)
● Catalan
● Swedish
● Thai
● Turkish
● Vietnamese

Kool uses very advanced speech recognition technology that requires an internet connection.

Kool is the app you’ve been waiting for, and it’s finally here!

Download Kool


Normally $0.99

Your thoughts organized neatly.

Orgami is an extremely versatile writing app. It allows you to visualize your thoughts across five beautiful, minimalist boards.

Plan, create, write, organize, think, visualize.

Each board contains a grid of cards. The cards have two sides, the front view, which you see at first glance, quickly informs you of the notes contents, tap on it and it folds over with a stunning animation to reveal the entire text. Each card has infinite space.

Write down your ideas, thoughts, or tasks in the note taker then move them to any of the boards, or create and edit notes directly from within a board. You can quickly swap out existing notes or add to them, perfect for list makers and task masters. Email notes to share them with everybody. Store an unlimited number of notes in the archive.

Use Orgami your way, it has so many applications!

• Visually lay out your notes and reminders
• Schematically plan your day, week or month.
• Perfect for brainstorming and mind mapping,
• Create learning cue cards (great for students).
• Writers, poets and thinkers, store all your thoughts in a stunning minimalist environment, Orgami will keep them safe and clutter free.


Five colorful boards to visualize your life upon.
Infinite space in the archive.
Move notes freely around the boards.
Quickly write new notes, then easily add them to existing notes.
Email notes to share them with anyone.
Minimalist flat design.
Unique user interface.
A truly simple and fun environment to write, plan and think in.

Download Orgami

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.