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$220 worth of awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can get free right now!

Zach Epstein
September 11th, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Best Free iPhone Apps

Dollar value and app quality definitely don’t always correlate, but there’s no question that today’s batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps gone free marks our biggest single-day total ever in terms of the combined value of the apps on the list. We comb through iOS app sales each and every day in order to highlight the best of the bunch for you, and there are seven apps we’d like to share today that can all be downloaded for free is you act fast.

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 Reminders

This app provides a great (and useful) twist on a typical reminders app.

Voice memos + Photos + Text
Ideal application for those who value their time.

“Photo Reminders” is the opportunity to make a reminder quickly and clearly about any event: a meeting, a birthday gift purchase, a concert, an important call or simply an evening walk with your pet.

It’s enough to * Choose the photo from the Photos app, * Make a photo or * Record a voice message”.

“Photo Reminders” enables to create reminders instantly, without spending time for the description of the forthcoming event, which is also convenient while driving.

How does “Photo Reminders” work?
For example, walking around the city, you can pay attention to the poster: premiere of the long-awaited movie. You get the phone, take a picture by the means of this application – at the necessary moment the program will inform you that it is time to buy tickets. The application remembers everything for you!

“Photo Reminders” is also an excellent helper in the office:
You can remind your colleagues about the forthcoming meeting through the application mailing.
Moreover, you can share the notes with anyone through social networks!

“Photo Reminders” combines various functions with the simplicity of usage. The clear and convenient interface enables to create a reminder in just a few clicks.

– add images from the Photos app
– use Camera to take photos
– e-mailing a note
– create voice memos
– creating text notes
– setting the date and a sound reminder
– sharing a note through social networks
– saving in Evernote
– saving in Calendar
– sorting according to addition and reminder dates and filtrating notes
– searching notes by the name and their description.

Photo Reminders is typically $0.99, but right now it’s free.

Download Photo Reminders

Word Hack

This fun game can get addictive if you’re not careful.

Word Hack is a colorful twist to Hangman where speed and accuracy are pivotal to your success.

• PLAY the word-building puzzle built for speed and accuracy

• UNLEASH your vocabulary and puzzle solving skills

• DISCOVER a brand new way to play a classic game

We want Word Hack to be your new favorite word game; leave a review or send feedback and tell us what you think.

Save $0.99 by downloading this app now.

Download Word Hack


This location-based notes app is a unique twist on a popular category of apps.

Connect your notes to Evernote and explore your notes on a map anytime you like.

Non-Evernote users can use the full featured app too!

*Top 50 US & Canada Productivity

Finally, your notes can now be linked to the real world and storing your thoughts on your iPhone has never been faster!

Experience your notes from where they happen and integrate your Evernote into your real life, the way you live it.

With the context of location, finding past notes has never been easier and proximity-based reminders make forgetting important notes a thing of the past.

Now, you can enhance your notes with street and map view – a great way to add the context of location to all of your notes for sharing and personal use!


• Wave your phone on any screen to create a note

• Share your note by SMS or Email right when you create a note

• Explore & engage with your notes from a beautiful map

• Create notes on-the-go with Foursquare enhanced locations, pictures, notebooks and tags

• Create proximity-based reminders so you never forget a note again

• Share your location enhanced notes with anyone through email

• Create new locations to add notes to in the future

• Add an enhanced location to any notes

• Improved place and note search for easy navigation

We built this app because we love Evernote. Evernote changed the way that we record our lives, whether it be todo’s, work notes, thoughts, receipts or photos. Since every thought happens at a given place, we believe context is one of the most valuable things to add to the Evernote experience.

Go into the real world, find your use cases, and make notes work with your lifestyle!

Normally $3.99, this app is on sale for free right now.

Download IdeaPlaces


This cool app manipulates your music so that it plays at the perfect tempo for each run.

MAKE RUNNING MORE ENJOYABLE! Create the best running playlist.

The perfect run is only a download away with TempoRun, the easiest way to sync your footsteps to the beat of your music.

With our unique TempoLevel system, we categorize your music library into levels based on different tempo intervals. So when you’re on a specific level, all songs will share a similar beat, allowing you to match your running pace to that beat creating a more fluid and exhilarating run.

A Brunnel University study concluded that running to the tempo of your music increases ones cardiovascular output by up to 15%! Consider TempoRun the personal trainer you never had.


‣ TEMPO LEVEL SYSTEM: We categorize your existing music library into different tempo levels 1-10, with 1 being a walk, 5 being a jog, and 10 being a sprint.

‣ WORKOUT STATS: Want to know how far, long or the number of calories you burned? Our user profile displays all relevant running statistics such as distance, time and calories burned.

‣ YOU’RE IN CONTROL: TempoRun allows you to remove songs from your categorized library and puts you in control of the songs you enjoy working out to. Also, you can tap out song’s tempos yourself with our innovative beats per minute (BPM) tapper to make sure your beats are perfect.

– Winner of SXSW Student Startup Madness Contest 2013
– Winner of Greenlight Michigan Undergraduate Business Pitch Contest 2013
– Winner of the Michigan State University Business Pitch Contest 2012

This app is a great deal at $0.99, but free is always better.

Download TempoRun

MyScript Smart Note

This app adds one of the coolest features from Samsung’s Note lineup to the iPad.

Discover the ease and flexibility of handwritten note-taking on iPad® with MyScript® Smart Note. This powerful and user friendly application provides the freedom and flexibility to write, draw, add equations, annotate, and insert pictures and sounds into your notes.

MyScript Smart Note is the only note-taking application that turns handwritten words and math formulas into interactive text, making it easy to edit, search, and take action on your notes. Words and sentences can be quickly moved, split, joined, and erased by simple gestures. Searching for a word or sentences across pages of notes or even notebooks is simple, allowing handwritten notes to be managed with the same ease as any digital document. You can easily interact with words you have written (i.e. see the word definition, search in a dictionary, Wikipedia®, or Google®; send a page or notebook to a contact name in your address book).

The FREE application includes one notebook (10 pages). Premium features allow users to create unlimited pages and notebooks and share with the most popular cloud applications such as social media, email clients, iTunes®, Dropbox®, and Evernote®.

Key Features
• Enjoy handwritten note taking with robust tools to write, draw, erase and select.
• Edit notes quickly with simple gestures.
• Interact with words you have written (i.e. see the word definition in a dictionary, search in Wikipedia®, or Google®).
• Search your handwritten text across pages or notebooks.
• Copy/paste or export converted text to any other text application (i.e. iWork®, Pages®, Keynote® and Numbers®).
• Send a page or notebook to a contact name in your address book.
• Add and edit math equations on a note page.
• Create and insert sketches into your notes.
• Insert, resize and rotate images easily.
• Add voice recordings to your notes.
• Supports handwriting recognition in 54 languages *

Premium Features (Available in app purchase)
• UNLIMITED notebooks and pages
• Advanced, UNLIMITED import and export capabilities
– Import MyScript and PDF files from iTunes, Dropbox® and Evernote®
– Export entire notebooks or pages as PDF, LaTeX or MyScript files to e-mail, Facebook®, Twitter®, iTunes, Dropbox, and Evernote
– Print your pages and notebooks with AirPrint support
• Annotate PDF documents

$7.99 is actually a decent price for this app, but right now it’s free.

Download MyScript Smart Note


If you’re artistically inclined, this might be your new favorite app.

Mosaics is currently free! It lets you make beautiful mosaics by hand. Each piece is unique and your work shines realistically as you tilt your device.

Start with a blank canvas or use a template to build upon. (You can use a photo or other image from your device’s library.) Then, using simple controls, choose the size, shape, and color of the pieces you’d like. If a piece isn’t quite what you’d wanted, just drop it in the trash and a new one will appear instead. You’ll never run out! Pick up, rotate, and place the piece exactly where you’d like it to go.

Mosaics are fun to make. Even if you’re not an artist, you can make eye-catching works that are completely unlike those from any other app.

Mosaics is regularly priced at $4.99, but it’s free for a limited time.

Download Mosaics


Will this $199.99 market research and analysis app make you rich? Almost certainly not, but it might help you make more informed decisions and since it’s currently a free download, it can’t hurt to find out.

“Earn the returns your portfolios have been missing.”

If you think investment is easy, think again. Investing without risk management is like driving a Porsche without a braking system. A lot of people learn their lessons without a warning. See if you can answer the following questions:

“Does my investment diversified enough and properly?”
“Do I know when to sell and when to buy in rapid moving market?”
“Do I sell the losing stocks without holding them for too long?”
“Is the worst monthly expected loss of my portfolio within my risk tolerance?”
“First thing first, does it make sense to invest with the current portfolio?”

If not, Alpha-Investor is what you need. Alpha-Investor is first mobile MYOP (Manage Your Own Portfolio) app. It is a full-feature trading suit designed for serious investors and investment professionals.

Feature List :
•Asset Search : rank/select top assets
•Portfolio Optimizer : Optimize portfolio
•Back-Tester : validate portfolio with historical data
•Monte Carlo Simulator : multi-year forecast
•Re-Balancer : control risk exposure

Why Strategic Asset Allocation?
1. Research reveals that 90% of return from asset allocation.
2. Behavioral finance reveals that investors, including professionals, make all kind of mistakes.

What does Alpha-Investor do?
1. Optimize your asset weighting of your investment portfolio.
2. Validate your optimized portfolio by back-testing with historical data.
3. Limit your risk exposure within your risk tolerance.
4. Issue Buy/Sell signals with trading amount.
5. Determine if the portfolio worth the effort by calculating its Alpha value.

How does Alpha-Investor do it?
1. The “Optimizer” gives the optimal asset weighting by mean of mean-variance calculation.
2. The “Backtester” validates the portfolio performance with historical data.
3. The risk KPI’s, such as Value at Risk and Tail VaR, show you the daily risk exposure.
4. Based on target weighting, the “Rebalancer” gives Buy/Sell orders promptly.
5. Knowing the portfolio Alpha, investors can determine if passive investment is a better choice.

What is the typical profile of Alpha-Investor users:
•Investment Philosophy: Strategic Asset Allocation.
•Perquisites: Sound knowledge of Portfolio Management.
•Investment horizon: short-term/mid-term.

This multi-market version allows investors manage different country portfolios with various investment horizons in a single portfolio management app on iPad.

With Alpha-Investor you have a better chance to beat the street by beating your worst enemy first– Yourself.

Download AlphaInvestorCN2015

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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