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8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time (save $56!)

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:55PM EST
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According to just about every Apple analyst out there, Apple had a killer quarter to finish out the calendar year in 2014. The company is expected to have sold more combined iPhones and iPads than ever before, which means there are tens of millions of people out there who just got their hands on new iOS devices. Of course, what better way to celebrate all those new phones and tablets than by filling them with awesome paid apps that are on sale for free for a limited time.

Today, we’ve got eight apps that normally cost a combined $56 to buy, but each and every one of them is free if you hurry.

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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.

Scanify Plus

Normally $2.99.

Install the Scanify mobile app and quickly scan PDF documents directly on your iPhone.

What people are saying:
Scans Fantastic
Great app
Easy to use
Best PDF app
Awesome PDFs!!
Handy PDF app

This PDF scanning app has been slickly designed to save you time in the office or home. Scanify and simplify your documents!

Save time by swiftly taking a photo of a document and convert it to a perfectly clear PDF. No more wasted time waiting for the desk top scanner to fire up and slowly print.

With Scanify you can produce high quality PDFs in a fraction on the time.
With Scanify you can effortlessly convert images of documents to crystal clear flatbed PDFs. That’s right, just like a traditional printer.

Scanify allows you to create high quality resolution PDF documents that can be managed and sent to your email or to your contacts by simply touching the screen.

Use our precise cropping tool to cut your document cleanly. Your documents are processed with our automatic rendering technology so the best possible PDF version of the document is produced in real time. If you still want to alter the quality of the document we have additional effect tools which allow you to promptly adjust, brightness and contrast.

Utilize our secure and robust storage system with the ability to send PDF documents straight to other online/offline storage platforms such as to Google Drive, DropBox and Evernote. You can also share Jpeg versions of documents via social networks including twitter & Facebook!

Scanify can easily process and save multiple pages to a single PDF format and allows you to store and manage documents so you can quickly find them whenever you need to.

Other features include emailing multiple documents at once and saving documents to your Camera Roll. On top of all these cool inbuilt features you can even directly air print documents straight from your iPhone!

Convent images to PDF
Create files for related document storage
Powerful precise cropping
Scan multiple pages as one PDF
Email multiple documents at once
Store documents straight to DropBox, Google Drive and Evernote
Share documents to social networks such as Twitter and Facebook
Print documents via air print direct to your printer
Auto correct image rendering technology

What would I use Scanify for?
To save time from using a traditional bulky time consuming printer
Send signed documents when you are on the road
Productively get documents back to clients quickly
Sign off on contracts, agreements and insertion orders to quickly get business going
Manage all your documents from your iPhone
Store business documents for instant access
Store invoices to reference on the fly
Store home & office bills so you know what has been paid
Store documents to storage providers. (eg: dropbox)
To be one step ahead of others in the office!

Help us make Scanify as good as it can be! Please feel free to make recommendations to alter the interface so your user experience is better with every update.

Scanify – PDF convertor and storage system

Download Scanify Plus

Data Widget

Normally $2.99.

The first iOS data widget, a single swipe is all!

It takes a creative design named double progress, which brings time and data in one simple diagram. You can see all at a glance .

Compatible with all carrier networks!

Real-time monitoring,history.

Green App: no consumption data, no GPS, no ads

Download Data Widget


Normally $0.99.

Later lets you schedule a reminder in natural way by choosing to remind you about something this evening, tomorrow or next morning.

We often think in terms like tomorrow or next week rather an exact time to schedule a reminder so it makes sense that a reminders app does the same.

Key benefits:
– Predefined presets saves time (you can change these in settings)
– 3x faster to schedule a reminder than iCal

If you send an email to yourself whenever you want to schedule a reminder or find that other reminder apps just have too many options to add a simple reminder, Later app will be ideal for you. It is dramatically simpler reminder’s app that has the perfect amount of features.

Download Later

Secret Diary

Normally $1.99.

Secret Diary™ protect your private notes, write and attach photo together. Keep your favorite part of your life with full protection on iPhone and iPad.

Hide secret notes without locking your device.
Superior writing experience on more than 10 unique beautiful themes in iOS 7 style and 300+ standard & fascinating fonts and well-crafted features which made in easy way to use. So, you’ll understand how it work or how to use quickly without using tutorial or app manual.

“This is a useful app that lets you store private information on your iPad.” – appPicker


“This app is awesome, I would always worry about someone breaking into the diaries I had on my tablet, and actual my diaries, none had locks or a code, now I don’t have to worry about my diary being invaded by creeps!”

“Love the fonts no complaints there.”
Benefits from Secret Diary™
– Keep special memories
– Protect secret note
– Write & Keep love letter
– Write class lecture
– Journal
– Article for Writter
– Business ideas
– Password keeper
– Shopping lists
– Adorable baby stories
– and many more!
– Lock system include passcode,pattern and password lock.
– Decoy mode, reverse your passcode to enter alternative account.
– Inactive Lock
– Intruder detection.
– Intruder report with photo, video and date&time.
– Self-Destruction.
– Surveillance.

– Write note and attach photo together.
– Pinch to scale photo
– Drag to move photo
– Rotate photo
– View images in gallery
– Save image to camera roll
**To view image in gallery or save image to camera roll, simply tap and hold on image and menu will be appear.

Secret Diary™ has an amazing instant search feature which display search results instantly while you are typing. So you can find exactly what you want when you want it.
**TIP: You can write #hashtag in your note to organize related note and for easy to find later.

– More than 10 unique beautiful themes
– More than 300+ standard, handwriting and cute fonts
– Font size adjustment

– Send note via e-mail with images
– Send note via e-mail as PDF file with images

– Fully support for the latest iOS 7.
– Universal version.
– Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
– Optimize for iPhone 5 and 5s

1. Try ‘Desyrel’ font and you gonna loved it.
2. For the best protection, please enable ‘Inactive lock’ and set require passcode to be ‘immediately’.
3. Make sure to back up your passcode to your e-mail. Because I know you will forgot it in someday.
4. To view image in original size, simply tap and hold on image and choose ‘View’
5. Image in Secret Diary can be export by tap and hold and choose ‘save to camera roll’
6. To change font size, go to setting -> Font size -> swipe to select the best font size for your diary.

Download Secret Diary

Splashtop CamCam

Normally $9.99.

Peace of Mind from Anywhere! CamCam is the easiest way to remotely check on people, places and things you care about with live video streaming from your computer’s webcam! Keep an eye on whatever matters most to you from anywhere on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
* High-resolution, real-time video and audio streaming
(Note: Video and audio is streamed one-way from a remote computer to your mobile device.)
* Compatibility with built-in or external computer webcam and mic – no need to purchase separate home monitoring cameras and equipment
* Pinch-to-zoom and pan

* Check on your child and other family members when you’re not at home
* Monitor your children playing when you’re not in the same room
* Turn your PC webcam into a live nanny cam
* Never miss a big event that your computer webcam can capture
* Find out what your pets are up to
* Keep an eye on your home while traveling
* Watch your paint dry without breathing in the fumes

* Install the free Splashtop Streamer on your Windows computer – download from
* Compatible with all versions of Windows 7, Vista and XP
* A computer with dual-core CPU strongly recommended for best performance

*Resolution: 640×480
*Color: True color (32bit)

Download Splashtop CamCam


Normally $4.99.

SoundCatcher makes impossible!
Download NOW and instantly recognize the music playing around!
Now you have the unbelievable possibility to know what song is playing around you! Just tap on the S button on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and SoundCatcher gives you the name of music track, the artist’s name and even lyrics!

Download now and enjoy all the great features of SoundCatcher app:

– recognize what music is playing around: song, artist name and even lyrics

– discover more about your favorite artists: most popular of your favorite artists, albums, lyrics and even tour info

– watch video: artist’s most popular videos and news

– listen to the music: advanced media player gives you more features including your favorite artist’s fresh releases

– download songs and even albums: with SoundCatcher you can instantly buy the recently recognized song from iTunes

Just imagine! You hear a song and SoundCatcher shows you the name of music track, artist name and even the lyrics in just one tap!

Key features:

– listen on StartApp recognition – this feature allows you to recognize the music playing around in just a single tap on SoundCatcher icon
– continuous recognition mode – allows you to recognize music tracks while 1 hour even in background mode, what is extremely convenient if you want to recognize a radio stream
– lyrics, recommended and most popular – great feature for every music fan
– artist’s info, including the tour schedule – fresh news about artists all around the world
– TOP – find out the most popular songs in your location
Trends – discover the most popular searches near by
share tags, give rates, write reviews for your friends tags on Facebook

All the great SoundCatcher features for best price for both iPhone and iPad versions!
No time and query limits!

Download SoundCatcher

Benjamin Wings HD

Normally $29.99.

Pilot one of 3 upgradeable HD Sweep-Wing Jet-Fighter aircrafts during 20 intensely fast and action packed arcade-style HD missions. For the first time in the Benjamin Universe, watch as your HD Jet Fighter transforms before your eyes using Variable-Sweep Wing technology with amazing Retina HD visuals that will take your breath away exclusively on the iOS.

• Next generation of HD Arcade-Style Jet-Fighter experience with HD Variable-Sweep Wing technology that transforms your aircraft in real time right before your eyes in full Retina detail!
• Experience the Benjamin Universe like never before with brand new jaw-dropping HD effects as well as Retina graphics with sights and sounds powered by ultra-fast style of arcade game play!
• True HD graphics and Full Retina support on iPhone 5S and iPad Air in addition to brand new support for iPad Mini with Retina Display.
• Enjoy Simple and Intuitive Controls: tilt your iOS device left/right to steer your HD Jet Fighter around city obstacles while skillfully avoiding enemy missiles.
• Alternatively, for a casual ON-RAILS HD experience: forgo tilting and simply tap your enemies to engage the “Autopilot” while controlling your Afterburner and Weapons with a smooth 2-button interface.
• RPG Style Progression System allows you to FREELY acquire, pilot and level-up 3 unique HD Variable-Sweep Wing Aircraft while unlocking 18 different types of HD Afterburner and Weapon upgrades.
• 20 HD action-oriented campaign missions (including 2 bonus Endless Gauntlet levels) offer over 4 hours of action-packed arcade-style HD Jet Fighter game play.
• Face more than 30 different types of HD enemies, including: modern jets, attack helicopters and GIGANTIC money-packed HD transport aircraft!
• Optional In-App Purchases allow you to skip the RPG grind and instantly acquire any of the playable HD Sweep-Wing Fighter Jets. In addition, you can Restore your existing purchases to unlock content on multiple iOS devices.
• Game Center support: with 7 HD Leaderboards and 18 elusive HD Achievements that demand an additional 10+ hours of game play.
• Team up with friendly AI wingmen in the later stages of the game, and watch as your enemies fall before your elite HD Sweep-Wing squadron.
• Adaptive HD AI and Randomized HD Enemies with Dynamic Difficulty: provide for a near endless replay value, as your opponents constantly change and adapt to your style of game play each time you engage a new or existing mission.

>> Game Play Basics:

Steer your HD Jet Fighter manually by tilting your device left and right, or tap your enemies to engage the ON-RAILS “Autopilot”. NOTE that you must be facing your enemies directly before pressing the right “Weapons/Fire” button. Holding the left “Afterburner” button will transform your aircraft’s HD Sweep Wings allowing you to avoid enemy missiles as well as steer around various city hazards. Remember that the game’s Dynamic On-Screen Tutorial System will always guide you on the right course of action, while prolonged use of the Weapons/Afterburner will cause a temporary overload. Also, note that your Jet Fighter is equipped with automatic repair systems which will activate shortly after you stop taking damage.

Completing missions, earning XP and leveling-up your HD Sweep-Wing Fighter to Level 5 will unlock new playable aircraft for FREE. You may also skip the RPG grind and instantly level-up via the use of optional In-App Purchases. Each In-App Purchase can also be Restored, thus allowing you to instantly unlock playable fighter jets on multiple iOS devices.

*** NOTICE: Benjamin Wings HD features exclusive graphics and high definition Retina support specifically designed for the latest iOS hardware. This version of the game can only run with limited support and LOW QUALITY GRAPHICS mode on older iOS devices, which include: iPod Touch 3, iPod Touch 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 1.

Download Benjamin Wings HD


Normally $2.99.

Record your events, notes, and reminders as simple as using a regular notebook. Memorandum is convenient and easy-to-use diary/organizer. It is specially designed for quick and easy access to find and add your relevant records.

Key features:

• Based on built-in iOS calendars and reminders with the ability to sync between all of your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices
• Calendar view with markers for both events and reminders
• Quick filter buttons allow to list all entries from selected month, week or day
• Advanced recurrence rules editor for events and reminders
• Ability to add, delete and customize calendars and reminders lists
• Support for “Dynamic Type”, changeable font size

Download Memorandum

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.