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7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:52PM EST
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We have shared well over $100 worth of paid iPhone and iPad apps this week that were made available for free for a limited time, but the week isn’t over just yet. While there have definitely been a few gems in our earlier installments — and some of them are still free if you hurry — we wanted to finish the week particularly strong. We’ve combed through the App Store today to bring you seven solid paid iOS apps that are all free downloads right now, and there are a few very well-reviewed and highly rated apps to be had.

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.

Photo Footprint

Normally $2.99, currently free.

Photo Footprint redesigns iPhone Photo to show your photos on map and automatically generate a simple and intuitive timeline.

Automatically generate a photo diary based on all the photos saved in your ios device. Navigate through a calendar to see the photos you took and where the photo was taken on the map.

Map View:
Map view shows all your photo on a world map, see your photo based on different country, state, city and places. Choose different map type from standard, satellite and hybrid.

Photo Footprint gives achievement badge based on the place you have been. Automatically generate a summary and analysis of all your photos.

It’s an app designed to remind your travel history based on the photos in your device. No input/edit needed, automatically synchronize with your photos when you add or delete photo.

It’s a simple and smart app to help you recall those beautiful time and places.

Download Photo Footprint


Normally $0.99, currently free.

Finally. A simple way to track your workouts.

Add any exercise you like. Jot down how many reps, sets, weights or how much time you spent- without any added clutter. NO social integration, no calendars, and no instruction videos.

Track your progress day by day. See your previous logs on the same screen where you jot the next day’s workouts.

Super light app, so it can load quickly and you can get to working out. Works with tap and gesture controls, and has only two simple screens: for your Workouts and your Exercise Log.

Go on, Outdo yourself!

Download Outdo

Super Heavy Sword

Normally $0.99, currently free.

Get Ready to Get HEAVY!

Monster Robot Studios presents SUPER Heavy Sword!
The sequel to the smash hit HEAVY sword which has been downloaded over 1/2 million times!
Take control of Pike or Princess Lucinda and set out to rescue the King’s 5 kids!
explore a massive world with loads to discover!

Watch the trailer

SUPER Heavy Sword features:

*64 levels with 64 medallions to collect!
*30 lost paintings to find
*18 bugs to collect
*5 Ginat Boss Battles
*Tons of items and power ups to collect
Throwing daggers
Bow and Arrows
Throwing axes
Magic swords
*Awesome moves to learn
Wall kick
Long Jump
Ground Pound
* in game achievements as well as Game Center Achievements and leader boards!

What are you waiting for?! the kingdom needs your help!

Download Super Heavy Sword


Normally $1.99, currently free.

Skedule remembers your timetable, homework and exams, so you don’t have to.

• Intelligent Overview: see a compact summary of your day, at a glance.
• Informative Week view: the week view shows you not only your timetable, but also your exams and homework, all on one screen, so you never miss anything.
• Notifications: see what you have next, right from your lock screen. (Pro version only)
• Today Widget: see a quick overview of your entire day at a glance, right in Notification Centre (Pro version only, requires iOS 8)
• Streamlined entry: have an assignment due in 3 weeks? Exam next month? No need to fiddle with date pickers, simply open week view, and tap on a class or day to easily set the date and time.
• Smart autofill: Skedule automatically fills out due dates, times, subjects and teachers when you add classes, exams or homework, making it quicker and easier for you to add items.
• Works for teachers too: simply enable Teacher mode, and Skedule will automatically adjust to your needs — you can individually colour code your different class groups, and easily organise tasks and exams by class.
• Swipe to complete homework: no more trying to hit a tiny checkbox! Simply swipe a homework item to check it off.
• iCloud sync: seamlessly keep your classes, homework, and exams up to date across all your devices. (Pro version only)
• Ready for iOS 8: Skedule is optimised to work with iOS 8, and the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Download Skedule

iFile Pro

Normally $2.99, currently free.

iFile is a file manager and virtual USB drive for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can easily view many files types such as PDF, Microsoft Office documents and plays multimedia contents.

iFile is like the Windows Explorer on your PC or the Finder on your Mac. You can always have your documents right at your fingertips.

You can download your files from your computer using iTunes or open documents directly from Email. In addition, iFile connects to a large variety of cloud services, such as Dropbox or GoogleDrive.

Main Features:

— Create and manage new folders and your personized playlists..
— Rename, copy, cut, paste, delete,sort files.
— Access your files in Dropbox and Google Drive on any device.
— Quickly download files from Dropbox, Google Drive or other place for offline review.
— Upload files in batches to Dropbox and Google Drive.
— Cancel or resume download/upload at anytime.
— Support all popular media formats.
— Play media instantly with build-in player and background playing mode.
— Transfer files from your PC/Mac using Wi-Fi

iFile is a universal app.It is simply the best file manager for the iPhone and iPad. Get it now!

Download iFile Pro

15Seconds Photo Movie

Normally$1.99, currently free.

We wish your special moments to be remembered
Turn your life into 15-second video clip

-Our mission is to provide a service where everyone could easily make a quality video in the blink of an eye.

-15Seconds Photo Movie gives a new birth to your pictures and turns them into a professional-looking visual poem.

-Experience our unique selection of music, visual effects and transitions which are only several clicks away.

-With a delicate touch of our media specialist, your memories will harmonize and shine with radiance.

-With 15Seconds Photo Movie you don’t need to worry about the traditional and complicated steps of applying transition and sound effects.

-Visualize your sleeping memories in your camera roll and share them with your family and friends now!

-15Seconds Photo Movie guarantees to make your memory’s every bits and pieces memorable.

+Select Theme+
15Seconds Photo Movie provides 12 different themes categorized by the 3 distinct music tempos (Andante, Moderato and Allegro) along with our special themes (Christmas, Marriage, Birthday, Vacation and Halloween).

You can check out the sample videos for all the themes; please select the theme that best suits your needs.

And of course, the themes will be regularly updated.

+Pick Photos+
15Seconds Photo Movie provides the timeline so you can glimpse at the whole panorama of the visual poem.
Please choose the order of the photos suitable to your own story.
The size of the chosen thumbnail photos determines the length of the exposure; place the important pictures to bigger thumbnail for longer exposure.
*portrait-oriented photos can be adjusted vertically.

Embed your own title to your video using our pre-oriented ‘Caption’ feature on a perfect timing.
*You can create your video without using this feature, but using this could only make your video better.

You can share your video on Facebook.
You can share your video on YouTube.
You can save your video on your Camera Roll.

Download 15Seconds Photo Movie


Normally $2.99, currently free.

**Winner of Best Mobile Games’ Platinum Award for Best Game 2014**

There are over 2,500 unique missions to complete in Gravitations and they are all made by the players. And every day even more amazing missions are being made.

Gravitations is a space and gravity themed puzzle game where all of the missions are created by players! Each mission you plot your ship’s course to successfully reach the goal station while dodging obstacles and saving lost astronauts along the way.

Collect over 30 different spaceships and use the one that best fits your style.

Build your own missions inside the app using a library of interstellar objects, each with their own special properties:
-Space Stations
-Space Mines
-Laser Walls
-Black Holes
-Fuel Canisters

Publish your missions online to let players from around the world compete for the fastest time and highest fuel efficiency.

Compete in Builders’ Contests, see who can make the best mission out of the same objects.

Download Gravitations

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.