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8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:05PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

We know, we know… all you care about today are the new iPhones that Apple is getting ready to unveil. We still have a bit of time before Apple’s big event kicks off though, so why not enjoy some paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free while you’re waiting? We’ve got eight new iOS apps on sale for you today, and you’ll find a few more freebies in yesterday’s post as well.

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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.

Black SMS

Normally $0.99.

Black SMS protects your text messages with a password and hides them inside of black bubbles and fake replacement texts. A text that looks like it says “Hello” might actually say “Meet me at 6pm at the base of the Eiffel tower.” With Black SMS you don’t need to worry about others reading your private messages. The app can also password-protect your photo messages.

The app uses a military-grade advanced encryption (AES-256) so messages are impossible to reveal without the correct password.

What people are saying:
– “Loved the idea! All my SMS’s are now safe and secure!” ⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟

– “It does what it says it does, potent, efficient, and very useful” ⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟

– “I really like using this. It’s easy to use and successfully prevents my gf from reading my texts everytime she borrows my phone she doesn’t even know that it’s a code she thinks I’m sending blank spaces” ⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟

– “This is so cool! I love the black bubble” ⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟

Frequent updates with this app!

Download Black SMS

Kingdom Rush

Normally $0.99.

*****#1 Strategy Game on the iPhone and iPod Touch*****

“One of the most engaging TD games we’ve played” (STP Score of 4 out of 4 “Must Have”)

“This is easily one of the best TD games currently in the App Store” (4.5 out of 5 Stars)

“Kingdom Rush can be filed in the thin folder marked “games that are pretty much perfect”

“This is one kingdom you’ll be in no rush to escape from”
-PocketGamer (Gold Award – Score 9)

“Kingdom Rush proves that the defense genre is still alive.”
-148Apps (4.5 Stars out of 5) Editor’s Choice

“Ironhide Game Studios’ new game Kingdom Rush adds a much-needed shot of non-EA blood to the iPad charts.”

“TD with a Touch of Excellence” (4.5 stars out of 5)

The acclaimed action fantasy defense game is now available for iPhone and iPod! Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command!

Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations! Rain fire upon your enemies, summon reinforcements, command your troops, recruit elven warriors and face legendary monsters on a quest to save the Kingdom from the forces of darkness!
Kingdom Rush highlights:

• Epic defense battles that will hook you for hours!

• Command your soldiers and see them engage in hand to hand cartoon battles!

• 8 specialized tower upgrades to customize your strategy! Mighty Barbarians, Arcane Wizards, Forest Rangers to name a few.

• Over 18 tower abilities! Have your Sorcerers summon earth elementals and polymorph your enemies!

• Over 45 different enemies, from Goblins to Demons each with their own skills! (Beware of the mountain Trolls!)

• Intense boss fights never seen on a defense game!

• Hours of gameplay with over 50 achievements

• Extra game modes that will challenge your tactical skills to the limit.

• High definition awesome illustrated cartoon art!

• In-game encyclopedia with information from your towers and enemies.

• Retina display!!!

Device Compatibility: iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4 and 3 generation.

For iPad get Kingdom Rush HD instead!

Download Kingdom Rush


Normally $2.99.

LUZMO is the Real film light effect it’s realistic Design • Enjoy amazing Instant light bokeh effect , analog film and real vintage Photo filter with cool enhance tool and amazing light leak effect•
• Take Light picture with a real-time Light effect
• Apply effects to existing Light photo
• adjust real-time filter Light filter
• Switch between Front Camera and Rear Camera
• Switch Flashlight to ON/OFF/Auto/Torch mode
• Edit the photo again after shooting
• Tap to focus and adjust exposure
• Save your work to camera roll in high resolution

◉ LUZMO Effect
• Circle Bokeh Effect
• Star Bokeh Effect
• Music Bokeh Effect
• Circle Bokeh EffectTriangle
• Heart Bokeh Effect
• Lomo Effect
• Retro sepia Effect
• B & W Effect
• Analog Film Effect
• Light Leak Effect
◉ LUZMO Filter
• Breezy Filter
• Warm Filter
• Cold Filter
• Lucid Filter
• Dark Filter
◉ LUZMO Sticker
• Summer Sticker
• Hipster Sticker
• Love Sticker
• Vintage Label Sticker
• Inspire Sticker
• Quote Sticker
• Love Sticker
• Party Sticker
• Flower Sticker
• Animal Sticker
• Feather Sticker
• Indy Sticker
• People Sticker
• Dream Sticker
• Peace Sticker
• Share your LUZMO Photo via Facebook, Twitter, or email. You can also save your LUZMO Photo picture directly to your iPhone photo library full hd resolution, copy LUZMO Photo Poster to your clipboard, or open in other apps.
• Adjust the intensity of each LUZMO in real time.

◉LUZMO Inspiration
• Vintage Camera
• Old Camera
• Diana Camera
• Fisheye Camera
• Analog Film Camera
• Bw Camera

• If you wish to comment or want more features on LUZMO please rate and comment in App Store

Download LUZMO


Normally $0.99.

TalkBlok is a speech jammer based on the Japanese speech jammer gun. It plays your voice back to you with a customizable delay in order to disrupt normal speech patterns.

-Adjustable delay. Everyone is different – see what works for you!
-Recording. Play back your jam sessions and listen to how silly you sound!
-Reading material. Sometimes it’s hard to think of something to say when put on the spot. Now, it’s not!

Download TalkBlok

My Money

Normally $2.99.

Where is my money?
Don´t ask this question anymore! Get your budget under control!
My Money is now your own stylish personal finance manager for you, your family or your work with the synchronization across devices.
With My Money you can see where your money is going and you can keep your spending under control.

– My Money is very simple for using and for monitoring your spendings.
– You can set recurring commands for your income and expenses (eg the salary, rent …)
– You can send your records via e-mail through html table or to export it into Excel.

– You can determine the overall budget or the budget for each category or to change it every month.
– You can always compare your spending and your budget through the selected time period on the chart.
– You can choose the chart such as a day, week, month, quarter or the year period.

– My Money supports all world currency with a live rate.
– When you are abroad you can enter expenses in the local currency and you won’t be worried about the current rate.
– You can also enter a rate manually or you can also change it in your records later on.

– iCloud supports built-in. (Synchronization and backup of your notes among all your devices).
– All changes on your devices or the other family device (for the same account) will be updated.
– Supporting multiple accounts. Store location of your expenses.

My Money has an intuitive interface giving you all you needed for following of your home budget.

Download My Money

Shopping list

Normally $1.99.

We present to you, a new application Fridge!

It’s really convenient shopping list and fridge emulator in your pocket!

On the fridge door create a shopping list of the magnets using the search bar.
Next, move purchased product in the fridge by swiping magnet right. Click on the door lever – fridge will open. We see every purchased product in the fridge, where you can see quantity, weight and price of the products. Now you know what products you have in the fridge. And when some food is over, double-tap on a food to add it to the shopping list on the door or use a long press to delete.

For those who need additional features, you can purchase a photo mode and calculator using the purchases inside the app.

Download Shopping list

Stopwatch Plus

Normally $2.99.

Stopwatch Plus is the most professional and beautiful stopwatch in the App Store. Do not miss a perfect companion for sports and other activities!

· An identical and time-tested interface!
· Detailed lap history
· Share recorded laps by Email, Facebook or Twitter
· Shake to undo Reset
· May run in background
· Localized for 9 languages
· Universal application: install once, use it across all devices
· Skeuomorphic design
· Two more things!

Download Stopwatch Plus


Normally $0.99.

Tracking your finances has never been so easy and fast. You need just a few SECONDS daily to save the amount and each spending purpose. No matter where you are just a couple of taps will save your expense.

Add incomes and track your monthly and total balance.

Turn the budget option on and set limits for each category to keep an eye on your expenses not to spend more than you want.

Set app currency and feel free to save expenses in any world currency and get them immediately converted into the app currency.

Spender is made to manage your finances easily and conveniently. Control your finances with Spender!

App features:

– Fast expense and income saving
– Expenses & incomes detailed stats
– Detailed statistics available on SPENDER.ME
– Cloud multiplatform synchronization
– Currency converter
– Comment or description option for each expense or income
– Monthly balance
– Total balance
– Budget option
– Passcode option
– Incomes & expenses categories personalization

Download Spender

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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