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8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download free for a limited time (save $28!)

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:53PM EST
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Mondays are hit or miss when it comes to paid iPhone and iPad apps that are made available for free for a limited time. Developers often go crazy over the weekend and put dozens or even hundreds of poorly made apps on sale, so it can be difficult to pick out the diamonds in all that rough. Luckily, we’re here to do the dirty work for you, and today we have eight great iOS apps that are typically worth a combined $28, but they’re all free downloads for a limited time 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 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.

Ghost Lens Pro+

Normally $0.99, currently free.

Ever wonder what look like when your spirit free itself from the body? Use Ghost Lens to have an out-of-body experience and snap STUNNING video&photo to impress your instagram and snapchat follower. This app can change transparency of the video character and add “Fade in” and “Fade out” effect to your video&photo, so that you can make your “GHOST” looming in your video. It supports up to 15 minutes video recording. Not enough? You can also use this app to do much more things. For example:
– Clone your own ghost in video&photo.
– Apply filters&FX and adjust the filter Strength for Each Section of Video/Photo.
– Make illusion Video/Photo(Floating in the air, swap your body parts…)
– Easily make the photo&video collage.
– Add background music to your masterpiece and adjust the volume of your video collage.

How it works?
1. Select one layout.
2. Snap or load the first video/photo as background.
3. Snap or load another video/photo, change the Transparency of the video/photo character.
4. Add the alpha labels on the timeline to make “fade in” or “fade out” effect in your video.
5. Generate and share your masterpiece!

+ Make STUNNING video&photo.
+ Support Landscape mode.
+ Up to 15 minutes video recording.
+ Select from
◎ 40+ awesome adjustable layouts
◎ 118+ Image filters
+ Add your favorite music
+ Snap or upload video&photos from your library!
+ The built-in timer.
+ The ability to zoom each frame individually and move each video&image.
+ Undo feature.
+ Save your masterpiece to your library or share it with social media like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, & Email.
+ Endless Possibilities!

Download Ghost Lens Pro+

Data Widget

Normally $0.99, currently free.

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, monthly History.

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

Download Data Widget

Weather 2x

Normally $0.99, currently free.

Designed to look stunning on the retina display on both iPad and iPhone, Weather 2x is an entirely new and innovative way to view weather conditions for the locations that matter to you most.

Features Include:
– Stunning weather visuals featuring subtle animations
– Track, manage and maintain unlimited weather locations around the globe
– Current weather conditions
– 5 day weather forecast
– Hourly weather forecast breakdown
– Extended weather information including Precipitation, Visibility, Humidity, and Pressure level details
– Wind speed and direction details
– Unit of measure conversion including Fahrenheit and Celsius
– View current weather conditions for multiple cities with one swipe
– Gesture driven interface including swipe, pinch, and tap gestures
– Seamless syncing of preferences and weather locations via iCloud
– “Local Weather” feature – automatically updates based on current location
– World clock, displaying the time for each location you follow
– Share weather conditions via Facebook, Twitter or Email
– NOAA active weather advisories & warnings feature for cities in the United States
– Push Notification system for Local Weather advisories, watches and warnings from the US National Weather Service
– Optional: Expansion Pack includes twice the visuals + Sunrise & Sunset times

Gesture Overview:
– City overview: Swipe in from the left
– Hourly forecast detail: Swipe in from the right
– 5 Day forecast: Pinch outward or double tap primary screen
– Extended weather information: Single tap primary screen
– Re-sort city: Tap and hold city object to enable dragging
– Remove city: Tap and hold city object, then tap the “x” to remove
– Refresh weather conditions: Pull down the list of cities and release
– “Share” mode: Pinch inward on primary screen

Download Weather 2x

Over There 2

Normally $1.99, currently free.

+++ Stunning offline location sharing which keeps your privacy! +++

Over There offers you a new way of sharing your location with every mobile phone in the world. You don’t even need an internet connection. It only requires a GPS signal and cellular coverage. This works completely offline, therefore the app won’t send your location to any server.

But how does it work?
We use a smart algorithm that allows us to convert your location to a really small link like “”.
This link can be sent as a text message to any mobile phone around the globe. The algorithms are designed to completely run offline and the link uses a space of only 23 characters. Thus, this leaves enough space to add some additional text, like holiday greetings for example.

Over There also provides a great web-service for the recipient on mobile devices. Every smartphone owner can use this link to easily look up your location using Google Maps.

Another advantage is that if you want to share your location via Facebook, WhatsApp etc., you don’t have to allow them location permissions anymore – just use the In-App dialog. Over There 2 will not collect any kind of data.

Finally, all this comes alive on a visually stunning user interface. It provides you with detailed GPS information, including altitude and speed.

This is still not all! Here is an overview of all features we have built in:

+ Share your location with only 23 chars in your text message
+ Share your location via Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp or email
+ Automatic detection of the local time zone, and time (works offline)
+ Add a tiny link to your photos
+ Copy short links and GPS information to the clipboard and use it wherever you like
+ View the address of your current location
+ Add addresses to contacts of your address book
+ Live GPS information displayed in cockpit-style
+ Your speed in km/h, mph and knots visualized with a blurred interface
+ Your actual altitude in feet or meters
+ The strength of your GPS signal in percent
+ A mini offline map with on-screen GPS information

We plan to add more features in future versions, so stay tuned and have fun!

Download Over There 2


Normally $0.99, currently free.

Routina is checklists for the repeated tasks, such as ‘Pay rent’ or ‘Take pills’.
Manage your daily, weekly, monthly, yearly routine things effectively.

– Easy to set up routine things with jog wheel
– Add daily / weekly / monthly / yearly routine things
– Circle view & List view mode
– Ability add more information (Note & Photo)
– Dropbox backup & restore

Thank you for using Routina. Please reach out to with
any issues or suggestions.

Download Routina

EasyType-Swipe Selection keyboard

Normally $0.99, currently free.

EasyType is a new Keyboard extension for IOS8,It has a functionality call SwipeSelection by which you can use swipe/pan gesture to move the cursor/ insertion point of the input field you are editing without leaving you finger from the keyboard which give you a more intuitive and immersing input experience

Download EasyType-Swipe Selection keyboard

Quantum Legacy

Normally $19.99, currently free.

Full HD Retina support along with smooth controls and non-stop action await you in this action-packed on-rails arcade-style 3D space shooter: EXCLUSIVELY on the iOS! Team up with Colonel Seth Blair and his legendary drop-ship Omnithias as you attempt to bring stability to a volatile region of Quantum Space. Featuring:

• Unique re-innovation of the on-rails genre with simple and intuitive controls. Just tap your enemies to engage them, or tilt to steer your ship manually. Once you try this action-oriented arcade-style control scheme, you may never look at another 3D space shooter the same way again!
• Bright and awe-inspiring visuals with highly polished game play aimed at a broad audience. Anyone and everyone can master the game in mere minutes!
• RPG Style Progression System allows you to level-up your ship while unlocking new shields and weapons.
• Intense 3D Battles, complete with Gigantic Bosses await you in EVERY level.
• Adaptive AI: provides a challenge for experienced players while showing mercy to the newcomers.
• Dynamically Adjusting HD Graphics: specifically tailored for all iOS devices.
• No Loading between missions and no downtime during game play.
• Over 40 minutes of original music was created to accompany your Quantum Legacy experience.
• Action-Oriented Story: told through the com-sat radio of your starship, with full voice-overs for the game’s array of quirky characters.
• Dynamic Difficulty: provides for a near endless replay value, as the enemies constantly adapt to your style of game play each time you replay an existing mission.

>> Game Play Basics:

Steer your ship manually by tilting your device left and right, or tap your enemies to engage the “Autopilot”. To maximize damage, it is best to be facing your enemies directly before pressing the right “Weapons/Fire” button. Holding the left “Shield” button will allow you to deflect the enemy projectiles. Prolonged use of the Weapons/Shields will cause a temporary overload. Note that it is NOT possible to fire your weapons while Shields are active.

When engaged in battle, your ship will automatically level-up in an RPG-like fashion allowing you to unlock new shields and weapons.

Successfully completing each mission will unlock new game levels. Replaying any of the missions without failing will provide you with an added degree of difficulty. For an even greater endless challenge, try your luck at the survival-style “Gauntlet” simulation levels, which will be automatically unlocked upon successful completion of all story driven missions.

>> In-Game Options Menu allows you to adjust:

Tilt Controls: “Normal” (default), “Reversed”, or “Off”: disables the tilt controls altogether in favor of tapping your enemies.

Button Location: “Bottom” (default on iPhone/iPod-Touch), “Middle” (default on iPad) and “Top”: aimed at iPad users who wish to avoid tilting in favor of tap controls.

Background: “Moving” (default): compensates the game’s background as you tilt the screen, or “Fixed”: old-school non-moving background. If you experience discomfort with the game’s tilting motion, the “Fixed” background setting may be preferred. (Also useful when AirPlay Mirroring to a TV, or using the Digital AV Adapter)

Download Quantum Legacy

Reverser Cam

Normally $0.99, currently free.

Record hilarious video backwards with Reverser Cam, complete with high-quality reversed audio. Instantly view your recordings, plus save and share only the videos you want to keep.

Best of all, Reverser Cam comes with everything you need to record backwards video—no in-app purchases required. In fact, there are no in-app purchases at all!

Reverser Cam is the companion app for Reverser, which lets you reverse any video in your Photos library with just one tap—you can even make your backward recordings play forward again!

Download Reverser Cam

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.