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6 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:49PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

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We saw more than a dozen terrific paid iPhone and iPad apps gone on sale for free this week, but app sales are the gift that keeps on giving. Today, we have six awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps worth a combined $24 to share with you — and if you act fast, you can get them all for free.

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.

MusicID with Lyrics

MusicID with Lyrics is like Shazam, but with a significantly better design and some nifty new features.

MusicID recognizes music playing around you. Want to know the name of that song? Use MusicID to find the track name, artist, lyrics, YouTube videos, and more.

•Identify music with your iPhone or iPod
•Buy songs from iTunes
•View artist pages with rich photos, biographies, older releases and most popular songs
•Watch YouTube music videos & concerts
Discover new music from Similar Songs recommendations
Advanced search based on artist name, track name, or snippets of lyrics
•Listen to song previews
•Share to Facebook, Twitter, or email

This cool iPhone app is normally $0.99 but it’s free for a limited time.

Download MusicID with Lyrics

Night Shot Camera

Night Shot Camera isn’t going to win any design awards, but it just might help you take clearer photos in the dark.

Night shot camera slow shutter HD (Photo and Video)

Take HD quality photos in low light

The application takes real pictures and videos at the lowest luminosity without any additional appliances on iphone. Sophisticated algorithm was developed during 2 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 simultaneus to the recoding. The application has own library to organize photos and videos, and share them on the Facebook, DropBox and Tweeter.

1.Аmplifire picker
2.Green amplification mode
3.Fast exposure
4.Front, rear camera
5.Led light
6.HD photo video mode
7.Focus refresh button
8.8x zoom
9.Bult In library
10.Photo video slider
11.E-mail photo video share
12.Facebook photo video share
13.Twitter phot video share
14.Dropbox photo video share

Normally $2.99, Night Shot Camera is free right now in the App Store.

Download Night Shot Camera

Week Calendar

Looking for a desktop-like experience on your iPhone? Week Calendar could be just what the doctor ordered.

Does your ordinary iPhone, iPod or iPad calendar give you insufficient insight and options? Then Week Calendar is the solution for you. Whether you use iCloud, Exchange or Google calendar, Week Calendar is the most user friendly and the all-round calendar app worldwide for everyone that needs to get the most out of their calendar app.

Week Calendar is available on iPad (Week Calendar HD), iPhone and iPod touch (Week Calendar) and will soon be released on other platforms. Week Calendar supports 24 different languages.

Adding, repeating and moving events is now much easier than ever before. And with its magnificent interface and intuitive usability, working with Week Cal is a pleasure for both light as extensive users.

Week Calendar provides a clear and detailed overview based on day, week, (mini)month or year level. Furthermore, Week calendar takes away the limitations of the standard iPhone calendar, for example by showing a weekly overview of all your appointments for the upcoming week.

Move your appointments by simply dragging, copying and pasting them. Clear up a busy schedule by assigning different colours to various appointments and events. Powerful reminder functions make sure you’ll always remember your events. Customizable week numbers or repetitive options and many other functions suited to your own personal needs. Using your digital calendar was never easier!

Add additional subscriptions to sports games, national holidays and more to your calendar from the calendar store. Accidentally scheduling an appointment on your free day now belongs to the past!

– Magnificent overview of your appointments and events
– Viewing all your events for the week at one glance
– Simply relocate events using drag and drop
– Calendar overview by day, week, month and year
– Batch operations
– Various icons for different events
– Group templates
– Works without setup for all calendar services supported by iPhone (CalDAV, Exchange, iCal, iCloud, birthdays, subscriptions)
– Supports synching of the calendars
– Quickly add events on the right time using tap-and-hold
– Pinch to zoom
– Relocate, cut and paste appointments
– Link contacts to events
– Rotates with iPhone screen
– Templates
– Advance repetition rules
– Customizable display
– Full customization of events
– Full screen support
– Invite participants/ share appointments and events by e-mail
– Time zone support
– Adaptable week numbers
– Better birthday integration (shows age of your contacts)
– Hide weekends when there are no appointments /on weekdays/not rotated
– Completely adaptable and customizable action menu to quickly change appointments and events
– Unlimited search
– Support for TextExpander touch snippet expansion

Week Calendar is free for a limited time, on sale from $1.99.

Download Week Calendar

Pocket Studio

If you’re looking to put a multimillion dollar recording studio in your pocket, this app won’t help you because that’s impossible. Pocket Studio will, however, give you a nifty little mixing console and a 96-track recorder, and you won’t have to pay an hourly rate for studio time.

*New Features:
– Import Multitrack BeatPad Music
– BeatPad users can now download BeatPad plugin free when BeatPad app is installed
– Import multitrack audio stored in a zip. (Use Dropbox or some online drive app to open zip in Studio 2.
Studio 2: Don’t pay for studio time, Buy the Studio!

– iPad:
–LongPress Track in mixer then tap lower colored area to name track. (Guitar, Lead Vox, Snare, etc.)
– BeatPad Module: tap folder button/new/newTrack/midi then tap the midi track’s input to select BeatPad
– Recording Input: Tap “input” on any track to set the audio source, tap the top record enable button on the track, tap the lower right record button on the menu bar/transport then tap play to begin recording.
– Tap+Hold:
metronome button to show tap tempo screen,
track input on iPad to quickly show BeatPad module,
wave and midi boxes on wave page
– Audiobus: close Studio 2 then open it via Audiobus to sync audio buffers

– Beauty, Functionality and Quality all in 1 app.
– Import iPod Music + your BeatPad beats & Record 90+ tracks of HD music and vocals in Studio 2!

Studio 2 is light-years ahead of the competition and quite frankly, costs a fraction.

• 96 Tracks! YES, NINETY SIX TRACKS! Create as many tracks up to 96 as your iOS device will let you.
• BeatPad midi plugin: Tap the folder icon/new/track/midi then tap the Midi Track’s input button to select BeatPad.
• Audiobus
— (Create Stereo Audio track and set input to ausiobus. Sometimes, multiple attempts to pair are required.)
• Record Digital Audio from devices plugged into dock connector
• Multiple sample rate options
• Record audio and midi tracks in each session
• Available reverb and delay effect sends for each track
• Unlimited Songs
• Beautiful Design
• Import Audio from Your Music Library
— Documents/iPod Library
• Import audio from your iTunes-Synced Documents Folder
• Import audio from email
— Tap/hold audio attachment and select open-in Studio 2
• Record audio from thousands of online radio stations
— Documents/New/NewTrack/Stereo
— Set Online Radio as input and select a station
• Quantize midi tracks to keep notes in sync
–Tap Settings/Quantization
• Tap and hold metronome button to reveal metronome UI
• Tap and hold Input button to quickly reveal input plugin (BeatPad or Online Radio for example)
• 118 BeatPad Kits available for download
• Quick Punch Recording
• Tap Docs button/NewTrack/Midi then set BeatPad as the input to create BeatPad midi tracks
• Many features & updates to come!

Pocket Studio is normally $10 but it’s free right now.

Download Pocket Studio

MyBrushes Pro

MyBrushes Pro for the iPad will unleash the masterful painter hiding within you. Maybe.

MyBrushes Pro = UNLIMITED Size Canvas + UNLIMITED Layers + UNLIMITED Undo / Redo Steps = The Best Platform for Creative Freedom

• Featured by Apple on “What’s Hot” section in 21 COUNTRIES!
• Best Chart Rankings:
Rank #1 in iPad Entertainment in 27 COUNTRIES including US appstore !
Rank #1 in iPad Top Apps in 8 COUNTRIES including US appstore !

MyBrushes Artist Gallery:(Each art piece drawing process could be playback when you browsing with MyBrushes app)

MyBrushes Pro is an unique painting application designed to create images and playback the whole painting process on UNLIMITED Size Canvas, and UNLIMITED Layers with UNLIMITED Undo / Redo Steps. It is the best creative platform for professional artists to sketch out what you imagine!

Packed with an ultimate fast drawing engine, MyBrushes Pro is the smart choice for both professional illustrators and occasional doodlers, adults and kids.

• Reviews by our users:
– Nice painting app! – This drawing app is awesome! The brush effect is smooth and real, I can create fine drawings easily. Enjoy it a lot! — By Peter Pattinson
– Impressive – The app comes with professional drawing features found in the big brands like Photoshop and so on at the very good price point. — by maxcheam
– Arts Pro – Great app! This is just excellent and every person who uses a smartphone and like drawing and arts in general, this is the right tool for you! — by aworldofguitars

MyBrushes Pro features highlights:

– Layering system:
• Unlimited layers (yes, even every layer is UNLIMITED size!).
• Create, delete and re-order layers.
• Duplicate and clear a layer.
• Copy and paste layers.

– Unique Painting Studio Features:
• Unlimited size canvas.
• Record and Playback your drawing videos. Previous painting and undo actions were saved. You can enjoy it or re-edit it during the playback.
• Powerful painting engine to support fast painting, smooth and responsive painting (precision & performance).
• Full retina display for new iPad®.

– Advanced Brush System:
• Continuous auto-save—never loose work again.
• Pressure-sensitive could be adjusted.
• 100 shapes high-quality natural brushes: brush, pencil, pen, airbrush, watercolor brush, chalk, charcoal, neon pens, special effect pens…
• Rapidly adjust the brush size.
• Preview the final effect of each brush style.
• Support Pressure-sensitive stylus:
– Jaja
– Adonit Jot Touch
– POGO Connect
– Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus

– Simple and Powerful Interface:
• Undo / Redo function (Unlimited times !).
• Eraser tool to correct possible mistakes.
• Two fingers zoom canvas. Fluidly zoom in while drawing to create fine details, and zoom out to see a complete view and add larger elements.

– Artwork Gallery:
• Share your artworks to MyBrushes Remote Gallery;
• Playback artworks in MyBrushes Remote Gallery;
• Export to image file. You can select to export artwork in a whole piece or divide huge artwork into several blocks without losing quality.
• Share your artworks to facebook, twitter, email, and so on.
• 50 kinds of background templates in template Library.

Save $4.99 by downloading this nifty app for free right now.

Download MyBrushes Pro


You should be using a web service like Google or iCloud to store, manage and sync your contacts. If no one told you that and you’ve been storing them locally on your iPhone, this app will help you begin to correct the situation.

ExcelContacts is not only the best way to transfer contacts to and from your iPhone without iTunes—it’s the only way! No other app lets you so easily control your iPhone’s most valuable data:

1. Update, modify and maintain your contacts easily and conveniently on your computer using Excel, OpenOffice or any other Excel-compatible application.
2. ExcelContacts sends all of your contacts to you from your iPhone in a convenient zip file by email, USB, or through a webpage seen only on your local wifi network! Contact photos are sent, too!
3. Never again rely on iTunes as your only local source of back up. Nor do you need to share your contacts with Yahoo or other websites in order to have a backup. ExcelContacts’ zip file contains ALL of your contacts in a convenient, easy format.
4. ExcelContacts protects you from iTunes sync accidents which can delete your contacts if, for example, you no longer have access to an Exchange server.
5. Restoring or changing contacts from the spreadsheet is as simple as uploading the file to your phone via USB, email or web. It couldn’t be easier.
6. You can print a hardcopy of your iPhone contacts.
7. You can now export iPhone contacts to an Excel file which can then be imported to Outlook Contacts directly.
8. You can also import contacts from an Excel file that has been exported from Outlook to your iPhone.
9. You can now export/import iPhone contacts to/from a Gmail CSV-format file(UTF-8 encoded or Unicode encoded).
10. You can upload export files over to Dropbox/SkyDrive/GoogleDrive or download import files from Dropbox/SkyDrive/GoogleDrive.
11. You can password protect your export file.
12. All Contact fields except Ringtones can be exported/imported.
13. You can organise your contacts into groups easily on a spreadsheet and also assign a contact to multiple groups.
14. You can remove all iPhone contacts or groups before importing your organized contacts.
15. ExcelContacts can support 30,000+ contact entries.
16. All column headers and labels in the Excel file are localized.
17. Export/Import contacts to/from a VCF file.
18. Backup contacts before import.
19. Manage groups easily. You can now create, edit, delete groups and add contacts to groups.
20. Export an Excel file with all photos included – this makes the contacts in your spreadsheet look better.
21. Import your own file by mapping column headers to contact fields.
22. Specify your own column headers in export process.
23. The lite version allow you to export or import first 300 entries, The full version has no limit.

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

Download ExcelContacts

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

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.


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