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8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (a $41 value!)

Zach Epstein
September 12th, 2014 at 1:31 PM
Best Free iPhone Apps

This has been a huge week for iPhone and iPad app sales. BGR has picked through hundreds of paid apps gone free and shared more than $300 worth of solid iOS apps that were all on sale for free. In fact, you can still snag a few from yesterday’s post if you hurry. Today, we have a fresh batch of eight paid apps normally worth a combined $41, but they can all be downloaded free of charge for a limited time.

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.


This sleek to-do app could make you more productive.

Finido is a to-do list app that helps you manage your tasks and time in a new way. Finido is the first app that uses a very powerful engine to prioritizes your tasks for you every day. This unique app implements several of the most effective productivity strategies available today. By working on the right task at the right time, you can work more effectively and create more time to enjoy your life.
Finido is very easy to use and has an intuitive interface.

Don’t waste time, try Finido now for free and start living the moment!

– Powerful algorithm that uses deadline, importance and duration of tasks to plan your day most effectively
– Intuitive interface with elegant swiping gestures
– iCloud sync between your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
– Reminders for important tasks

– Create categories to organize your tasks
– Customize your working hours and working days
– Sync with your iCal calendar so Finido knows when you don’t have time to work
– Create repeated tasks (daily, weekly or monthly)

Finido is normally just $1.99 but right now it’s free.

Download Finido

Reflection One Touch

This cool and unique photo editor will make your Instagram posts stand out from the crowd.

Reflect your photos with beautiful shapes!

No more complicated user interface, no ads, no surprises: just simple steps to get in the flow of beautiful images!

Effortlessly create eye catching images and share with your friends.
Make your images look great!

Main Features:
– Reflect your images with custom shapes
– Rotate, mirror, blur your reflected area
– More than 100 custom shapes
– Save images to your photo library and share directly with friends
– Share reflected images directly to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more

Be a part of the community: join us at Instagram @iphotoapps, get fame by tagging #reflectiononetouch

Make your moments more meaningful, share it with your friends and make the world happy!


Save $1.99 by downloading this app now.

Download Reflection One Touch


It’s time to get serious about security, and this app can help.

Passplex is a secure and easy-to-use app for store and manage your login credentials.

We need to remember more and more difference passwords every day. Passplex provides a secure, easy way to store and keep your most sensitive information. Now, you just have to remember only one password.

– Simple & beautiful user interface designed for accessibility.
– Fast & simple adding, editing & deleting items.
– Use Favorites for quick reference of your most-used credentials.
– Complete search to quickly find the info you need.
– An automatic password generator to create strong, secure passwords
– Copy usernames and passwords from Passplex to other apps
– Mail exporting.

– Tight security with AES256 encryption.
– Auto-lock for keep your passwords safe.

Normally $2.99, this app is free right now.

Download Passplex

Chess Academy

This app was designed to teach kids how to play chess, but odds are good that anyone can learn a thing or two.

Chess Academy for Kids is an excellent iPhone and iPad application offering an easy introduction to chess, created with children in mind. The app is designed to teach chess in an engaging, step-by-step, rewarding way, where learning is well balanced with practice.

The app is a tool for older children aged 8+ to teach themselves the rules and basic strategies of chess, as well as for younger children aged 5+ to start out on a chess adventure with adult help.

The application consists of two modules:
– Chess tutorials, which include theory, examples and tasks for beginners,
– A 1v1 game mode (play against friends or computer!)

Chess tutorials include 140 interactive tasks that explain and demonstrate in practice:
– rules
– pieces’values and moves
– game opening
– checkmate
– double check

The game mode has a nicely designed chequerboard and pieces, with a comprehensive and user-friendly dashboard, allowing children to easily “navigate” through the app and change settings. Additionally, Chess Academy for Kids is equipped with a user-friendly progress tracking bar, which is comprehensive and motivating for young users.

This app is usually $4.99, but right now it’s free.

Download Chess Academy


XReminder is a very well-made reminders app for the iPhone.

XReminder is a quick and powerful reminder for iPhone, You can add reminder quickly by following steps:

1.Pull down on reminder list.
2.Enter something that you want to remind.
3.Select a time.


1.Remind on a centain day.
2.Remind After several hours and minutes.
3.Remind Every Day / Week / Month / Year.
4.Delay reminder when timeout.
5.Snooze Mode: remind every minute while time’s up until DONE.
6.Full gueture control:
—pull down to add reminder.
—pull up to setting view.
—pull to change color when adding or editing.
—swipe reminder to edit or delete.

Save $.199 by downloading this app now.

Download XReminder

Benjamin Afterburner HD

Another day, another $19.99 Benjamin-branded shooter available for free…

For the first time in the Benjamin Universe, experience Real-Time HD Transformable Modern Jet Aircraft with 3 upgradeable HD jets along with 18 unique HD weapons and after-burner upgrades. Survive 20 action oriented HD arcade missions with 2 bonus endless mission challenges as you watch your HD Fighter Aircraft transform their engine and afterburner configuration in real time before your eyes, with NEW breathtaking and awe-inspiring HD visuals exclusively on the iOS. Featuring:

• New generation of HD Arcade-Style Jet-Fighter experience with Transformable Afterburner technology that morphs, modifies and changes your modern HD aircraft in real time right before your eyes!
• Enjoy Simple and Intuitive HD 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 HD experience: forgo tilting and simply tap your enemies to engage the “Autopilot” while controlling your Afterburner and Weapons with a smooth 2-button interface.
• Experience the Benjamin HD Afterburner Universe with brand new jaw-dropping HD effects, sights and sounds as well as ultra-fast style of arcade game play like never before!
• RPG Style Progression System allows you to FREELY acquire, pilot and level-up 3 unique HD Transformable Modern Jet Fighter Aircraft while unlocking 18 different types of Afterburner and Weapon upgrades.
• Face more than 30 different types of HD Afterburner enemies, including: modern jets, attack helicopters and GIGANTIC money-packed HD Afterburner transport aircraft!
• Game Center support: with 7 HD Leaderboards and 18 elusive HD Achievements that demand an additional 10+ hours of game play.
• Optional In-App Purchases allow you to skip the RPG grind and instantly acquire any of the playable HD Transformable Afterburner Fighter Jets. In addition, you can Restore your existing purchases to unlock content on multiple iOS devices.
• Over 30 minutes of memorable original HD music will dynamically accompany your Benjamin Afterburner combat experience.
• Adaptive HD AI and Randomized HD 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 HD 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 allow you to avoid enemy missiles as well as steer around various city hazards long enough to obtain a real-time Transform modification to your Jet Fighter. 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 HD Jet 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.

YouTube game play trailer:

Download Benjamin Afterburner HD

Doc Scanner

Just as the name of this app might suggest, it takes docs and scans them. Text is then digitized and you can save the results as images or PDF files.

Convert a document as an image to pdf using Doc Scanner. Take a photo of a document and let Doc Scanner convert it PDF.

Purchase the scanning engine which lets you take a photo of a document and extract the content as editable text and lets you save it to Zoho Docs in docx format. The scanned image can also be saved to Zoho Docs as an image as well as a PDF document.

The app can extract data from documents in multiple languages. This includes English, Chinese, French, Dutch, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.


Pro version :

* Scan documents to extract the text and save it to Zoho Docs.

* Converts image to editable text

* Saves the document in DOCX, PNG and PDF formats

* Integrates with Zoho Docs

* Extracts data from documents in multiple languages – English, Chinese, French, Dutch, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish

* Option to crop the image before scanning

* Helpfully highlights areas where the extraction quality is not satisfactory

This app is regularly $4.99 but right now it’s free.

Download Doc Scanner


Do you like wine? Do you live in California, or do you plan to visit anytime soon? This app is sorely in need of an update, but it can still help.

TasteForFree is a directory of free wine tastings throughout the state of California.

With the recent growth and commercialization of California’s wine industry, many wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms are charging increasing tasting fees while providing poor service.

Luckily, there are still over 180 wineries throughout the state that offer complimentary tastings to visitors. TasteForFree can be used with or without a network connection to find free tastings at wineries near your device’s location or by a standard zip code/city search.

The app provides winery information, average bottle price, number of wines to sample for free, average winery rating based on Yelp! and TripAdvisor reviews, tasting room hours, directions to the tasting room, and any electronic coupon that may be needed for the complimentary tasting.

This app does NOT feature any wineries that charge a tasting fee and credit it toward a purchase, require a special credit card or wine club membership, or require a printed-out coupon for tasting.

Note that mapping, directions, and visiting winery websites will not work without a data or wifi connection.

TasteForFree includes free tastings from wineries in Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Lake County, Lodi, Livermore, Santa Cruz, the Central Valley, Solano County, Monterey County, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbera.

Remember to drink responsibly and always have a designated driver when touring the California wine regions.

Also, remember that the wineries featured in TasteForFree are businesses and are providing a complimentary service to visitors. If you find a wine you like, buy a bottle!

Save $1.99 by downloading this app now.

Download TasteForFree

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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