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9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download free for a limited time (save $38!)

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:52PM EST
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We told you about eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps on Monday that were all on sale for free — in fact, you can still grab a few of them without paying a dime if you hurry. Today, however, we have an even better batch of paid apps that are regularly worth a combined $38, but each and every one is completely free right now if you act fast.

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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 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.

Cycloramic for iPhone 6

Normally $1.99, currently free.

▶▶ The Handsfree mode only works with the iPhone 6 (Not the iPhone 6+) and must be used on a polished level surface (granite/marble counter top or wood desk).

Cycloramic Revolutionizes the way you take panoramic photos and videos! Handsfree!

15 Million total downloads worldwide.

▶ GUIDED Mode (All iPhones and iPads): The easiest, fastest panorama taking app. Just follow the guided system to take the perfect panorama photo every time.

▶ HANDSFREE Mode (iPhone 6 ONLY): This revolutionary, fully automated mode lets your phone do all the work.
Just put your iPhone 6 on top of your power adapter on a smooth and level surface (granite, marble or wood desk) and it will automatically rotates 360 degrees using the phone’s internal vibration motor. As it rotates, the phone takes multiple photos, instantaneously stitches them together, and generates a panoramic photo viewable in our immersive viewer.

– The easiest panorama guidance system.
– The fastest panorama capture (less than 3 sec for 180 degree panorama with the iPhone 6)
– up to 360-degree panoramas.
– Award winning photo editing and enhancement tools from Aviary: filters, frames, stickers, adjustments (crop, rotate, contrast, brightness, etc.) and more. The photo suite can also be used on your regular photos taken outside of Cycloramic.
– Immersive viewer.
– Video Conversion: Convert any photo into a video (240p, 360p, 480p, 720p or 1080p resolutions).
– Panorama Photo to INSTAGRAM Video converter.
– Share to Facebook, Twitter, INSTAGRAM (photo and video), email, sms and camera roll.
– … And for the iPhone 5/5S, the revolutionary Handsfree Mode.

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Download Cycloramic for iPhone 6

GifBoard Keyboards

Normally $1.99, currently free.

Customize your iPhone keyboard with custom images and even animated GIF backgrounds! Bring your keyboard to life!

Create your custom keyboard with your favorite colors, fonts, and images (includes GIFs!), or choose from thousands of awesome pre-made themes! All you need is iOS 8.

**Built-in AutoCorrect!**

Free to download and use!

Download GifBoard Keyboards


Normally $0.99, currently free.

Spin the wheel and watch the weather changing in realtime.

A very cool world-wheel defines our core component. This wheel allows you to move in time. While spinning the wheel, the weather changes in realtime.
We tried very hard to put in lot’s of details. For example: The sun is rising exactly, when it is rising in the real world too. (same with the moon, the whole weather,…!)

You can also watch a very cool 3-day-live-weather-forecast by the tap of an single button. Just lean back and enjoy the show.

We designed localized world-images for the following countries:
– Austria
– Germany
– Switzerland
– France
– United Kingdom
– Brazil
– Italy
– Australia
– Japan
More are coming soon. Send as an email with the country you want to see next! The most wanted countries will be added within the next weeks!

Download WeatherWheel

TinyScan Pro

Normally$4.99, currently free.

TinyScan Pro – The little app that scans everything

* Scan documents, photos, receipts, or just about anything
* Lightning fast and gorgeously designed for both iPhone and iPad
* Batch mode combines multiple scans into a single PDF


TinyScan turns your iPhone/iPad into a portable scanner. Scans are saved to your phone as images or PDFs. Name and organize your scans into folders, or share them by:

– Email
– Airprint
– Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, or Box
– Wifi directly to your computer
– Fax using TinyFax

TinyScan has all the BIG features you need:

* Scan in color, grayscale, or black & white
* Page edges are detected automagically
* 5 levels of contrast for crisp monochrome texts
* Set page sizes for PDF (Letter, Legal, A4, and more)
* Thumbnail or list view, sort scans by date or title
* Quick search by document title
* Protect your documents with a passcode
* Universal – a single app that works on iPhone and iPad too!

Download TinyScan Pro


Normally $0.99, currently free.

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.

Download Bitmap


Normally $0.99, currently free.

*IMPORTANT* – Requires at least iPad 2, iPhone 4S or iPod touch (5th gen) – or newer.

Super arcade game where you can fly with the Raven!
You need to feed on various things to be able to survive.

WORKS only on iPad Mini, iPad 2, 3 and 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod touch 5g.

Review by AlexChouls:
“A strangely compelling experience in a beautiful world. Full of little (and not so little) discoveries as you fly around. Lovely :)”
The main goal is to stay alive and collect as many creatures as possible!

Flap your wings and fly! (free roaming, no flappy)

Health up:

• Drink water
• Fruits or
• little critters

Health lost:

• Time
• Colliding with big animals
• Poisonous mushrooms


• Touching little critters
• Collecting Swords
• Collecting treasures
• Collecting golden coins from the thief on the horse


• Tilt left or right to turn
• Tilt up or down to look up or down
• Swipe up to move your wings
• Swipe down to glide
• The arrow on the left indicates speed
• To speed up, touch the screen and move upwards
• To slow down, touch the screen and move down

Download Raven

Shares 2

Normally $4.99, currently free.

Understanding your portfolio just became ridiculously simple. You don’t need a 20 page report just to see how much you’ve made or lost.

Shares makes it easy to track your stocks and simply see your gains today, overall, and the overall value. It’s perfect if you’re new to owning stocks or if you just want a dead simple way to see your gains and losses.

Add shares you’ve already purchased with their price and quantity and Shares will show you how much you’ve made at a glance. Simple as that.

If you have stocks in multiple countries, Shares will show your total in whatever currency you want. Exchange rates are kept up to date automatically for you.

Shares works with New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ Stock Market, NASDAQ Global Market, American Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, Euronext, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Australian Securities Exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, BM&F Bovespa, Korea Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Moscow Exchange, Singapore Exchange, Taiwan Stock Exchange, Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Berlin Stock Exchange, Stuttgart Stock Exchange, München Stock Exhange, Düsseldorf Stock Exhange, Jakarta Stock Exchange, Oslo Stock Exchange, and OTC Markets. 157 currencies are supported.

Download Shares 2

Benjamin Wings

Normally $19.99, currently free.

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

*** NOTICE: Benjamin Wings features Standard-Definition support and LOW QUALITY GRAPHICS specifically designed for older iOS devices, which include: iPod Touch 3, iPod Touch 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 1. Featuring:

• Next generation of Arcade-Style Jet-Fighter experience with Variable-Sweep Wing technology that transforms your aircraft in real time right before your eyes!
• Experience the Benjamin Universe with brand new jaw-dropping effects, sights and sounds as well as ultra-fast style of arcade game play like never before!
• Enjoy Simple and Intuitive Controls: tilt your iOS device left/right to steer your Jet Fighter around city obstacles while skillfully avoiding enemy missiles.
• Alternatively, for a casual ON-RAILS 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 Variable-Sweep Wing Aircraft while unlocking 18 different types of Afterburner and Weapon upgrades.
• 20 action-oriented campaign missions (including 2 bonus Endless Gauntlet levels) offer over 4 hours of action-packed arcade-style Jet Fighter game play.
• Face more than 30 different types of enemies, including: modern jets, attack helicopters and GIGANTIC money-packed transport aircraft!
• Optional In-App Purchases allow you to skip the RPG grind and instantly acquire any of the playable Sweep-Wing Fighter Jets. In addition, you can Restore your existing purchases to unlock content on multiple iOS devices.
• Game Center support: with 7 Leaderboards and 18 elusive Achievements that demand an additional 10+ hours of game play.
• Over 30 minutes of memorable original music will dynamically accompany your Benjamin Wings combat experience.
• Team up with friendly AI wingmen in the later stages of the game, and watch as your enemies fall before your elite Sweep-Wing squadron.
• Adaptive AI and Randomized 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 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 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 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.

Download Benjamin Wings

Add Me In

Normally $0.99, currently free.

AddMe-In is the easiest way to capture and add yourself into any photo on your iPhone without any use of photoshop.

Create your own celebrity studded photobombs with your friends from celebrities you follow on Instagram or Facebook. Whether it is at the Oscars or the moon, AddMe-in delivers a frictionless experience in creating these photobombs in under 60s.

Customize your photos with gorgeous filters and share them with your friends through social media, instant messaging or with other creative artist on Addme-In.

• Instant cropping of photo with pin point accuracy to create photobomb stickers
• Free gorgeous filters: Sepia, Bloom, Black & White, Expo, Blur & More
• New backgrounds to choose from everyday
• Premium photo libraries and import of photos from your Instagram & Facebook photos
• Instant sharing to Social Media
• Unlimited uploads and send photos to your friends
• Full iPhone front & back camera support for iPhone 4 and above

Download Add Me In

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.