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8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now (a $20 value!)

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:50PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

We’re halfway home, and what better way to celebrate hump day than with a whole bunch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free? Today, we have eight great paid apps for you to check out, and they’re worth a combined $20. If you act fast, however, each and every one of them can be downloaded without paying a dime.

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.

Quick Dial +

iOS 8 includes some cool new features that provide faster access to contacts, but why wait for Apple’s new OS to be released in September when you can get Quick Dial + right now for free?

‘Quick Dial’ is the fastest call-making application in the world. You can even make the call WITHOUT running the application.

Don’t you always intend to call your mother and forget?
Don’t you sometimes get into trouble for not calling your girlfriend?
Don’t you feel a little awkward with your friend for not keeping in touch?
Maybe your favorite contact is your customer.
The numbers you cannot reach when you need them the most.

Quick Dial will make you…
Easy to reach

※ Features

■ 1. ‘Speed Dial’ with beyond-the-imagination speed
Register your favorite numbers.
You can make the calls instantly.
No need to place this application where you can reach easily.
You can make a call without running the application.

■ 2. ‘Statistics’ More useful and fun than you think it is!
A: Haven’t heard from you for a while man.
B: What do you mean? We keep in touch like all the time.
No need to argue anymore.
‘Quick Dial’ will offer you Monthly/Daily call logs and average call frequency.

■ 3. ‘Ranking’ You’re making a comparison before you know it!
This function will show your most frequent contacts.
Don’t forget the people at the lower half of the list!

◎ You can also use this application this way!
◎ Women on their way home in the middle of the night.
Do you dial 911 in advance, ready to make a call with a single touch when something goes down?

If you register 911 with ‘Quickdial’, you can reach 911 emergency services with SINGLE SWIPE!

◎ If your parents are using iPhone…
Smartphones can be a real struggle for the elderly.
Install this application and register their favorite numbers!

This app is normally $1.99 but right now, it’s free.

Download Quick Dial +


Bitcoin is taking over the world, and it’s not just for buying drugs on Silk Road anymore. This cool app is a crowdsourced listing of all the known establishments that accept bitcoin for payment.

Explore all the places in the world that accept Bitcoin.

Data is courtesy of everyone, via Open Street Maps.

Watch as the globe gets covered in orange. Every day, new businesses around the world start accepting bitcoin. These places are added to the Open Street Maps database, a community driven map and database of the world.

Bitmap is a $1.99 app that is on sale for free for a limited time.

Download Bitmap

Scan to PDF Converter

Just as this app’s name might suggest, it lets you scan documents and convert them into PDF files.

The New Scan to PDF Converter app that maximizies your efficiency in document management. A mobile Scanner which is the perfect tool to change paper into digitized format while saving both time and storage space in the process.

Scan to PDF Converter is flexible with a modern user interface, advanced custom camera configuration and full customization of the output PDF file.

Not only able to record important paper document like invoice, bills or receipts but also to scan any note, picture, and certificate, and share with others in seconds.

HD Wallpapers All Optimized for the latest iOS 7, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C & iPod Touch 5 (640 x 1136), iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 3rd Gen and all other iOS devices.


√ Scan and save all your important documents

√ Suberb Image Quality Processing

√ Cloud enabled storage boxes and email

√ Flip Rotate Left/Right, Tag, Copy, Delete PDF files

√ Wide Range of PDF sizes according to your need

√ Auto edge detection and perspective correction

√ Print, Copy or Save PDF Files to Photo Album

√ Extended file sharing options like WiFi Transfer

√ Brightness/Contrast Equalizer

√ Gray Scale/Black & White Color Schemes

Normally a hefty $4.99, this app is now free for a short time.

Download Scan to PDF Converter

New York Offline Map

Want to explore New York City without eating through your data plan or worrying every time you lose cell phone service? Look no further.

New York Offline Map is your ultimate NYC travel mate, NYC offline city map, subway map, airport map (LaGuardia, Newark, JFK), top 10 new york attractions selected, this app provides you great seamless travel experience in big apple. Offline GPS tracking locates your position in New York area real time. The most important feature is: NO Wifi, NO 3G and NO Data Roaming needed. 100% Offline. Save you expensive roaming service fee when you travel internationally. Address bookmark helps you prepare your trip beforehand. With this app, you can easily travel in New York area without any guide.

Travel toolbox includes city local time, weather forecast and currency converter.

New York Top 10 Attractions:
1, Central Park
2, Times Square
3, Metropolitan Museum of Art
4, Empire State Building
5, Staten Island Ferry
6, Statue of Liberty
7, The Museum of Modern Art
8, Brooklyn Bridge
9, Chinatown
10, Wall Street

$2.99 is a fair price for this app, but you can’t beat free.

Download New York Offline Map


Super selfie? Selfie plus? Whatever you want to call it, this nifty app captures a selfie and a second photo with your phone’s rear camera at the same time, and it merges the two images.

pic2pic is a new innovative app that lets you take 2 photos and the same time using the back and front camera of your iOS device. Did you ever wonder how you look like when you take a photo?

Other photo apps only allow the use of one camera at a time which limits you to take a photo only in one way. Why not to use both cameras at a time?

pic2pic is different in that it uses both the front- and rear-facing cameras of the iOS device in order to capture both views at once and in the same image. With pic2pic you can take a photo using the back camera of a beautiful sightseeing spot, funny situation or unique moment and at the same time the app will capture your reaction as you snap a picture of the scene.

The taken photo is in a FaceTime-like style which you can save to your photo library, post on Twitter or share with your friends on Facebook. You can also change the opacity and size of the image taken with the front-facing camera. pic2pic uses a simple and intuitive UI, and supportsall devices with a front-facing camera!

pic2pic is usually $0.99 but it’s free right now.

Download pic2pic


Think of Timeless as an app that stuffs a million stopwatches and countdown timers into your iPhone.

Timeless is a countdown timer and stopwatch application that combines a very simple and fast interface with powerful features like multiple timers, labeling, gesture based controls, Focus mode and colour themes.

A list of features that you’ll love:

We’ve completely re-engineered core parts of the app to make it even faster to load and handle your timers.

Timeless has been redesigned to look and feel even better!

You can now set seconds for your timers

Use a different colour theme for each timer

Timeless works both as stopwatch and a countdown timer!

Timeless lets you run up to ten timers simultaneously. Just swipe left to add a new one!

You can add a label on each timer so that you know which timer is up.

Timeless saves the timers you setup so that you can create presets for quick access.

Choose from a variety of carefully crafted color themes to match your style or the occasion. More coming soon!

Timeless allows you to use simple gestures as shortcuts to simple tasks like:
– Start/stop each timer by double tapping on the screen
– Swipe left to add a new timer
– Shake to reset the current timer
– Swipe left or right to navigate though timers

Rotate clockwise for an overview of all your timers. Start or stop each one you like in a single tap or change their order.

* SINGLE TIMER VIEW (“Focus Mode”)
Rotate counter-clockwise to view a large version of the running timer. This mode prevents the phone from locking so that you can easily check the timer’s progress.

Never miss a notification. Timeless runs in the background and when a timer expires, it notifies you through the iOS notification center.

A little badge on the app’s icon lets you know how many timers are currently running.

Sound effects make the app even more friendly and fun to use! Each sound has been carefully selected to match each interaction so that you can practically use the app without even looking at the screen.

Choose from a list of carefully selected audio notifications. More coming soon!

Some example uses of Timeless:
– Working out at the gym
– Cooking
– Preparing for a presentation
– Using the Pomodoro technique
– Casual Reminders

Timeless is typically a $0.99 download but it’s free for a limited time.

Download Timeless


NeicaMM is like Instagram for HD video, but without all the images of people’s dinners.

NeicaMM is a wonderful camera video app.

!!!46+ filters for HD video capture!!!
Old film
Color splash

This is a simple app that allows you recording your lomo style video.
For iPhone 5. You can record video in 720P using back and front cam.
For iPhone 4. You can record 720p video using back cam.
All you have to do is find your color, then press the record button, that’s all.
There aren’t any post-process, the effect you choose will be applied directly on your device’s screen. Just like you have the special eyes to look through the world.
We hope you guys like this app, using it to record whatever you want.
And all the suggestion is welcomed.

This app is typically $0.99 but it’s free right now.

Download NeicaMM

Illusion Wallpapers Pro

The name of this app speaks for itself — inside, you’ll find tons of HD wallpapers that will bend your mind and/or give you a splitting headache.

HD Wallpapers All Optimized for the latest iOS 7, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C & iPod Touch 5 (640 x 1136), iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 3rd Gen and all other iOS devices.

Love Illusion Wallpapers? Can’t get enough of Illusion? We have the app for you!

Pick from hundreds of the cutest, most adorable Illusion Wallpapers images and use them as your wallpaper

So many different designs and scenes with different angle, perfect for the ultimate Illusion Wallpapers fan!

$4.99 is a lot for this app, but free is considerably more reasonable.

Download Illusion Wallpapers Pro

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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