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10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:00PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

This has been a fantastic week so far for our lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, but we’re not slowing down just yet. Today’s post includes 10 great paid iOS apps that are all on sale for a limited time, and you can download every single one of them for free if you hurry.

Also of note, there are still some free apps in yesterday’s post, including an app that lets you use Google’s dirt-cheap Chromecast with your iPhone!

DON’T MISS: This is one of the coolest iPhone tricks we’ve seen, and you had no idea it existed

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.


Normally $0.99.

wearther is a weather forecasting app that is powered by Forecast ( and MapQuest which provides you with clothing suggestions based on the current temperature (also taking wind speed and humidity into account).

wearther’s unique optimizer takes care of the clothing combination calculation so you can leave home just right, not too warm and not too cold. Best of all, the optimizer can be easily customized to suit your needs.

Other Features Include:
* Male/Female items
* Change temperature/wind speed units
* Browse and shop for clothing items at wearther’s favorite online stores
* Simple and user friendly interface
* Set the time spent outside
* Get multiple clothing suggestions. Not just one

Download wearther


Normally $0.99.

New application HitRadio – going beyond the standard player, listen to music with unlimited access.

– A wide range of radio stations.
– Access to radio stations from America, France, Britain, Russia, etc.
– Listen to music in the style of Hip-Hop, Trap, Rock, Alternative, Old School, Classical, Pop, Rap, Music from the movies, Country, Pop Rock.
– Add a radio station in “Favorites”, so they are always at hand.
– Built-in search will help you find any radio station.
– Tap on image to play radios and you will be surprised.
– The ability to listen to music background.
– Listen to music without Wi-Fi over 3G on the street.
– Add the widget in notification center and keep up with your favorite music.
– Shake your iPhone and it will select the station for you.

Application to work correctly, you need a stable internet connection.

Download НitRadio

Lists and Reminders

Normally $0.99.

All your lists on 1 screen and on your Watch.

On iPhone:
* Unlimited number of lists
* Easily expand or collapse lists
* Set reminders for all tasks
* Share notes with Twitter, Facebook and Email
* 90+ List Icons to choose from
* 100+ Fonts
* 10 Unique color combinations
* 3 Selectable Font Sizes
* NO IN-APP Purchases

On Watch:
* View Lists
* Dynamically updated from changes performed on iPhone
* Tap list items to complete or star the item
* Changes on watch sync back with lists on iPhone

Download Lists and Reminders

Alpha Omega

Normally $0.99.

“One of the best word games ever!” – App Store Reviewer

“…elegant and exquisite” – AppAdvice

“…a finely crafted puzzle experience that delivers engagement and enjoyment making it a msut have.” – Apple n’ Apps

“If you’re after a relaxed but challenging word game, Alpha Omega has you covered fairly nicely.” – 148Apps

“This is maddening, challenging, frustrating… and addicting… this works the gray matter like nothing else.” – App Store Reviewer


Can you solve each crossword puzzle, with only the first and last letters as your guide?

CLUES EVERYWHERE… Each level is full of clues to reveal. Once you are able to decipher a word others will begin to reveal themselves… As words are solved the puzzle’s overall clue will reveal itself as well!

ONLY STARTS EASY… Journey across 360 levels from Alpha to Omega within a unique game board laid out according to the Greek alphabet. Early stages help you get the hang of it, but difficulty increases dramatically!

RELAXING GAMEMPLAY… No rush here – take your time to think as a beautiful ambient soundtrack accompanies gameplay…

COLORFUL THEMES… As you reach checkpoints in the map, unlock colorful themes that change the entire look and feel of the game board!

CHALLENGE FRIENDS… As you reach each new checkpoint in the map, share your status to let friends know how far you’ve got or see how you rank overall in Game Center!

Can you make it from Alpha to Omega? Download and find out!


Note: Hint packages are available in the app as in-app purchases, but are not required. They simply can help you work your way through more challenging levels, and they also help developers such as us continue to make great games for you :)

Download Alpha Omega


Normally $1.99.

What if an app could not only make adding and managing tasks easy and quick, but could help you get better at completing those tasks? Enter Zippy.

** Chosen “Best New App” by Apple **

Zippy is the simplest and quickest way to manage tasks and reminders. It provides you with Insights on your habits to help you get better at managing and completing tasks.


“It delivers insights into your activities using gorgeous graphics to boot. Yes, Zippy is as much about the aesthetics as it is the nuts and bolts… Everything about Zippy is lovely.” – The Next Web

“Every once in a while I fall madly in love with an app. Thanks @gotZippy for being my latest app affair.” – Sam @

“Zippy is a beautiful app for the iPhone that boosts your productivity by giving you insights into how you handle your to-do list.” – Lifehacker

“The more that one uses Zippy, the more interesting it becomes, giving handy insight into the working patterns of its user… It’s attractive to look at and very easy to learn, but more importantly, that insights bar is really quite appealing.” –

• Become Better – Get Insights on how and when you do create & complete tasks.
• Fast and Simple – Add tasks and reminders quickly in a beautiful and intuitive way.
• Easy Organization – Quickly add one or more tags to your tasks with a single tap.
• Organize according to your needs – Create as many new tags and sort your tasks by tags.
• Add The Details – Add notes to any task so you always have all the details available.
• Prioritize – View tasks by when they need to get done.
• Easily Reschedule – Snooze and Re-schedule reminders with a single tap.
• Get others involved – Share tasks via text, email, Twitter or Facebook.
• Access Anywhere – iCloud backs up and syncs data to all your iOS devices.

Insights – Zippy creates an infographic for you to show you how you do things so you can analyze your habits and get better at getting things done.

Here’s what the infographic shows you
• How many tasks you’ve completed and how many on time
• Completion breakdown by completed early, on time and late
• How far ahead you plan out your tasks and how close to completion time you finish them
• What time of day you’re best at planning and finishing tasks
• Weekday breakdown of when you create and complete your tasks
• How many times you snooze tasks

Filter your Insights to see how you’re doing this week, last week, this month, last month or overall.

It’s not just a to-do list… Zippy makes your task management simple, effective and fun!

Download Zippy

Lumen Trails Time Tracker

Normally $19.99.

• Apple “New Year, New You” Favorite
• Apple App Store Staff Favorite

Lumen Trails is an omni tracker. It lets you take notes, make lists and keep track of other things in your life, such as time, workouts, expenses, calories, food, weight, sleep or anything else you can think of. Thousands of people use it every day, and they love it because it truly makes a difference in their lives.

“I’ve been using Lumen Trails for 6 months and continue to love it. One of my most sticky and useful apps ever on my phone.” – David D’Souza

The beauty of Lumen Trails is that you can track absolutely anything. There are tons of other apps that allow you to track one or two things, for example, calories and weight. But what if you decide to track something else? Say, how many cigarettes you smoke as you try to quit, your eating habits or even net worth? Lumen Trails is the app for that!

Instead of having one app for your to-do lists, one for tracking expenses, another one for tracking your weight, you can declutter your home screen and just have one app that does it all.

Designed exclusively for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Lumen Trails is incredibly powerful, easy to use, and looks beautiful on the Retina HD Display. It can even backup your data automatically to Google Drive, sync with iCloud, and is fully accessible with Apple VoiceOver in 8 languages. There’s nothing that comes even close to it. And to top it all, your data is not locked on your iPhone. You can export it to Excel or Google Docs!

So what’s truly important to you right now? Your Health? Fitness? Finances? Productivity?

Track it and get things done!

:: Note to iPhone 6 & 6 Plus users

Now you can ask Siri to find information for you and dictate right into Lumen Trails. For example, hold down the Home button and ask Siri: “How many calories are in a chicken sandwich?”. To start dictation, tap the microphone button on your keyboard and just start talking – your words will be turned into text.

Download Lumen Trails Time Tracker

Equalizer PRO

Normally $0.99.

Equalizer PRO the new standard when it comes to audio player! A must have to listen to your music! Boost and improve your sound quality and volume. Access your own music library directly from the app.

Set the frequencies you like for your songs and save your presets. Equalizer PRO enables you to control 5 different band frequencies. Adjust each filter to bring out the best in your music. More to the mow frequency filters, you’ll have the possibility to amplify even more your bass sounds.

Finally, you’ll be able to visualize your sound thanks to a spectrum analyser, directly available from the app.

Key Feature:
– Discover free music from for SoundCloud and Jamendo
– One touch to add music into playlist
– Manage your music and playlists
– Manage and protect your playlist by passcode
– Background playback
– AirPlay support
– Lockscreen controls
– Ringtones Maker
– Profressional Equalizer with over 20 present EQs

Music Player:
– Repeat one, all and shuffle.
– Background music playback
– Shows song title, artist and album artwork
– Play music directly from iPod Library.
– Equalizer with BassBooster
– Visualizer Music
– Sleep Timer

iPod Music Player:
– Ability to load iPod music within the app
– Play music like iPod
– Equalizer with BassBooster

Download Equalizer PRO


Normally $0.99.

MagicalWeather is a stunning weather app, brought to you by MeteoGroup, Europe’s leading private weather company. Striking the perfect balance between presentation and accuracy, MagicalWeather provides easy to read weather forecasts for anywhere in the world, visualized by animated weather backgrounds. Download now!

• Hourly forecast for the upcoming 24 hours
• Daily forecast for the week ahead
• Weather reports for 2 million worldwide locations
• Temperature (with highs and lows, in Fahrenheit or Celsius)
• Probability of precipitation and wind speed (in Beaufort, knots, mph, kph, or mps)
• Useful data like current UV index, pressure and relative humidity
• Unlimited favourite locations synchronisable via iCloud
• Direct connection to MeteoGroup’s weather app WeatherPro

Download MagicalWeather

Slingshot Racing

Normally $0.99.

Slingshot Racing is an original racing game developed exclusively for iOS devices.

Behold a beautiful steampunk environment with ice tracks, grappling hooks, snowmen and more!

Pro Tip: To deploy the hook try picking a corner of the screen and just keep pressing there. You do not need to press on the towers to slingshot.

★ Touch Arcade 4.5/5 ‘Mobile Racing Redefined’

★ iPhone Alley 4.5/5 ‘Beautifully Redefines the Common Racing Formula’

★ Apple n’ Apps 4.5/5 ‘Slingshot Racing is a must buy that will have you hooked from the first slingshot.’

★ 148apps 4.5/5 ‘Snowbolt and Crescent Moon have absolutely nailed this game’

★ Gamezebo 4/5 ‘Silky smooth one-touch racing gameplay.’

★ TouchGen 4/5 ‘As multiplayer games on one device go I think Slingshot Racing is hard to beat.’

★ App Advice: ‘A New Genre Of Racing Emerges In Slingshot Racing’

★ AppSpy 4/5

★ App-Score 9/10 ‘Slingshot Racing is one of the most innovative games we’ve playing in a long time’

Use your grappling hook to slingshot around corners in this fast paced arcade style racer. Hone your skills by learning on the tutorial tracks, then blast out of the snow onto more complex tracks against other racers. Race around a selection of tracks in stunning day and night settings.

Career mode features 80 races with different objectives and settings. Take part in a simple straight race to the top spot on the podium. The pickups race pits you against the clock to collect all the cogs on the track as quickly as possible. The time trials offer you the chance to shave all important seconds and compare your times with others on the Game Center leaderboards. Alternatively prove your mettle by taking on the fearsome chomper as it hunts you around the track.

With 4 way multiplayer you can race family or friends on a single device or through Game Center. With just a few clicks you can create mini tournaments the way you like or just mix it up with a quick random selection.

★ iOS 6 support
★ Super addictive gameplay
★ Revolutionary controls, easy to pickup and difficult to master
★ Stunning Retina graphics for iPad, iPhone and iPod
★ Gorgeous 3D effects, shadows, and particle systems
★ Game Center Leaderboards, Achievements and Challenges
★ 4 player simultaneous play on one iPad or iPhone! Play against your whole family!
★ 4 player online tournaments through Game Center for iOS 5+ users.
★ iCloud supported so your game progress is available on all your devices
★ Tweet or Post your high scores on Facebook

iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd Generation (32GB and up), iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation, iPad (all versions).

Download Slingshot Racing

Phoenix Photo Editor

Normally $1.99.

Phoenix is a powerful and fast photo editor with a lot of editing tools, import and share options.
With Phoenix you will have all the freedom to customize your photos with pretty filters, effects, borders and fonts.

– it saves your current progress, you can continue in any time
– undo/redo feature
– supports high resolution output (up to 3000×3000)
– share your project to socials directly, send via mail or print it
– preserves EXIF data while editing
– you can add, edit or delete geolocation


– Enhance
– Photo Filters
– Art Filters
– Light Effects
– Frames
– Stickers
– Text labels with bunch of fonts
– Vignette
– Blur (5 types)
– Pixelate area
– Color Splash
– Draw (5 tools, color picker, undo/redo)
– Brightness/contrast
– Hue/Saturation
– Exposure
– Warmth
– Sharpness
– Crop
– Resize
– Orientation

Supported socials:
– Facebook (import, share)
– Twitter
– Instagram (import, search by hashtag, share)
– Flickr (import, search, share)
– Tumblr
– Google+
– VKontakte

Download Phoenix Photo Editor

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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