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6 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can download for free right now – a $23 value!

January 6th, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Even if you’re glued to news from CES 2015 this week, you should still have time to download some free paid iPhone and iPad apps, right? We’ve once again scoured the web to find you six more iPhone and iPad apps that would normally cost you $23 but are free to download right now for a limited time. Check them 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.

Emerald Chronometer

Normally $1.99.

These models of high-end mechanical watch faces contain many of the most complex “complications” found in real watches, plus refinements found nowhere else. All displays maintain the look and feel of real mechanical objects, but with the time and location accuracy of the iPhone.

NOTE: This app (Emerald Chronometer) is optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch. Please also see Emerald Chronometer HD, a separate product optimized for the iPad.

Astronomy features:
– Highly accurate data from 4000 BCE to 2800 CE
– Times of rise and set for the Sun, the Moon, and the 5 classical planets
– The correct shape and orientation of the Moon in all phases but still using a mechanical display
– Relative positions of the Sun, Moon, 6 planets and the constellations of the zodiac
– “Compass functions” show the elevation and azimuth of the Sun, the Moon, and the 5 planets
– The Equation of Time, solar time and sidereal time
– Eclipse predictor (lunar node indicators and separation indicator)
– User settable geographic location and timezone using an 80,000 city database
– A unique face showing the rise and set times of all 5 classical planets plus the Sun and the Moon at once

Clock features:
– Day/date/month/year indicators, using mechanical wheels
– Local and UTC time
– Chronograph (stopwatch) with split timer, 1/10 sec accuracy
– Alarm clock and interval timer; notifications are delivered in iOS 4 if the app is not running**
– World-time watch with 24-city ring on one side and 4 subdials on the other
– Calendar watch with rotating wheels showing a full month at a time
– Most watches with 1/5 sec or 1/10 sec precision
– Synchronized with standard atomic clocks via NTP

There are 16 watches in all, with 27 total watch faces (including front and back sides).

Download Emerald Chronometer.

Form Expert – Professional PDF Form Filler

Normally $3.99.

PDF Form Expert is the ultimate and easy to use PDF form filling & signing app that designed specially for your iPhone/iPad. Its unmatched features help you simplify your work and personal life every day, even on the go. PDF documents made by Form Expert are completely compatible with Adobe PDF Standard.

Form Expert™ features include:

FILL IN FORMS: Highly advanced form-filling features that support TextBox, Multiline TextBox, RichTextFormat TextBox, CheckBox, Radio, Button, ListBox, ComboBox, Signature & Image Fields. Furthermore, complex form field validations & calculations used JavaScript are on hand within the app to help you handle filling in many kinds of documents easily.

SIGN PDFs: Form Expert™ supports realistic signature that gives your document the best appearance like never before.

TYPE ON PDFs: There are forms that don’t embed any PDF forms. But with Form Expert™, you can easily fill in those kinds of forms with the typing tool. You can also insert Rich Text Format texts over PDFs.

INSERT STAMPs or LOGOs: With Form Expert™ you can insert a wide range of predefined stamps, or even create custom stamps from your Photo library.

Work on your PDF documents stored on iCloud or Dropbox just like your local files. Search or browse any file you need, fill in, sign it, then all your changes are automatically pushed back to the cloud without any manual step required.

SCROLL EFFECTIVELY: Form Expert™ supports fast, continuous vertical scroll through the whole PDF document while other apps only let you view one page at a time.

You can reorder, rotate, delete or extract PDF pages.

MANAGE PDF OUTLINES/BOOKMARKS: With Form Expert™ you can create & manage embedded PDF Outlines, plus custom bookmarks. No app on the AppStore can’t do that.

WATERMARK PDF FORMS: This special feature allows you to watermark a document before printing or sending.

Mark important things in books, journals or documents using Highlight, Underline, Cross-out.

Add comments anywhere in the document. Form Expert even supports thread-conversations to help you collaborate with others like never before.

Use your finger or a stylus to take handwritten notes or highlight text in contracts, agreements, whether normal PDF or scanned.

Draw, position and resize a multitude of shapes, including Rectangles, Lines, Ovals, with intelligent snapping.

Form Expert allows you to import PDF documents from Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive. After editing, PDFs can be uploaded to Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive, or Sent to anyone via Email even Print your document within the app. You can also choose to export your work as “PDFs with EDITABLE ANNOTATIONS” or “FLATTENED PDFs” for easy printing or reading on any PDF readers.

Download Form Expert.

Ephemerid: A Musical Adventure

Normally $3.99.

Ephemerid is a musical adventure game about insects, bugs, and rock n’ roll. In Ephemerid, you will help a simple mayfly find its destiny through the power of music.

The gameplay, narrative, and music intertwine and build into a complete experience. Lean back, relax and enjoy it as a whole, as you would a favorite album. Ephemerid is a rock fairy tale created especially for your iPad.

Ephemerid includes no in-app purchases.


2014 SXSW Gamer’s Voice Finalist
2014 BIG Festival Finalist
2013 IndieCade Finalist
2013 Captivate Finalist


Ephemerid’s beating heart is its original soundtrack, skillful rock guitar with a classical flair.

The world of Ephemerid is faithfully handcrafted out of cut paper, glass, and paint.

Each setting introduces intuitive challenges which play in harmony with the music.

An adventure for all ages, Ephemerid has no tutorial. The music and your intuition are your guides.

Download Ephemerid.

Line Runner 2

Normally $1.99.

Line Runner 2, the long awaited sequel to the smash hit with more than 25 million players is now available, packed with amazing new boost items, spectacular crashes, beautiful themes, cool characters and new tricky obstacles.
Run through various tracks from easy to bone breaking, use different kind of boosts like a Shield, Head start, etc. and beat your friends scores within the integrated leader board.

★★★★★ Regular content updates with new and amazing stuff coming every few weeks! ★★★★★

★ From the makers of various top 100 apps like Stickman Base Jumper, Stickman Cliff Diving, Stick Stunt Biker, Rope’n’Fly, Wingsuit Stickman, Line Birds, Line Surfer, RunStickRun and more

– Various tracks from easy to bone breaking
– Special easy to play ‘Kids Mode’
– Complete more than 100 different missions
– Amazing boost items like Shield, Head Start, Resume, Block Marker, Magnet, Laser, etc.
– Beautiful themes including Classic, Desert, Space, etc.
– Amazing animated physic enabled characters
– Various characters to choose from
– Game Center and Universal App
– Directly compare yourself against all other players or your friends
– Share replay of your success or send them to your friends with Kamcord
– any many more…

Download Line Runner 2.

Doodle: Easy Scheduling

Normally $2.99

Find the right date and time for a group of people to meet with Doodle’s virtually effortless scheduling!
This is an iPhone optimized front end for the powerful Doodle web interface where anyone (with any mobile device or desktop computer) can participate in schedules and polls.

• Official Doodle ( iPhone application
• iPhone users may still use Mobile Doodle website!
• (Read more about this on the product website FAQ)

Doodle easy scheduling now available for the iPhone and iPod touch: Find the right date and time for a group of people to meet and enjoy Doodle’s virtually effortless scheduling the iPhone way!

Doodle for iPhone supports all essential features known from the web version:

• Easily participate in any poll by tapping on its participation link anywhere on your iPhone (e.g. in Mail)
• Initiate and track meeting requests from your iPhone, wherever you are
• Invite participants using your iPhone address book
• Optimized result view suggesting the best option for your meeting
• Communicate with participants using the comments feature
• Quick participation with the “All Options” or “None of the Options” button
• Easy access and overview from your dashboard
• Connect your MyDoodle account to stay in sync with your web dashboard

Download Doodle: Easy Scheduling

PDF Max S for Dropbox

Normally $4.99

Why do you need to wait for a hundred pages PDF document to be synced while you have just made a few markups? PDF Max S for Dropbox is the answer for that problem.

** PDF Max S is a special app that requires an Dropbox account to function. To find out the amazing syncing feature of PDF Max S, please connect more than one device to the same Dropbox account then annotate the same PDF document together.
For single user, the advantage is a faster synchronization of annotations, thus it helps save your mobile data, specially when traveling.

For the full-featured, traditional way of synchronizing documents over cloud services, please consider PDF Max 4 Pro **

PDF Max S is built ON TOP of PDF Max – the world’s most popular mobile PDF app; WITH an incredible, second-to-none Delta Sync algorithm: No more waiting, no more bandwidth, no more battery drain, ALL YOUR CHANGES are smartly exchanged in real-time across your devices. Even if you were offline, you can get the most recent changes from other devices/users in just a few seconds when you get connected.

PDF Max S features include:

– Smooth vertical scrolling – allow you to scroll through your entire PDF document smoothly and efficiency.
– Open documents in multiple tabs.
– Multi-purposes SideBar includes everything you need to skim through your documents like never before: Page Thumbnails, PDF Outlines/Bookmarks, Annotation List & Search Panel.
– Friendly & Easy to use User Interface

– Unlimited threaded comments (notes) attached to any annotation.
– Handwriting with Pen tool
– Eraser tools to manipulate your handwriting
– Shape tools to draw Line, Arrow, Rectangle & Oval
– Freetext tool to type over PDF pages
– Image tool to insert images over PDF Pages
– Stamp tool to insert Predefined, Standard Business Stamps
– Signature tool to manage and insert your signatures

P/S: All your annotations sync across your devices in real-time.

– PDF Max S allows you to manage PDF Pages, PDF Outlines & PDF Boomarks in an easy to use user interface. More important, all your changes will be synced across your devices in real-time.

– Email or Print PDF document in Flattened or Annotated format.
– Undo/Redo tools to correct your mistake if necessary.

Download PDF Max S for Dropbox.

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