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$48 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free (7 apps total)

Best Free iPhone Apps

Happy iOS 8 day, Apple fans! What better way to treat yourself ahead of the inevitable stress involved with battling millions of other iPhone and iPad users for Apple’s bandwidth than by downloading a bunch of great paid apps without paying a cent. Today’s batch features seven nifty apps worth a combined $48, but they can all be had for free if you hurry. And as always, there are a few freebies left from Tuesday’s post as well.

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.


These posts typically focus on limited-time sales but exceptions can always be made for exceptional apps… and 1password, which is moving from a paid model to a freemium model, is definitely an exceptional app.

Have you ever forgotten a password? Do you reuse passwords?

1Password creates strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single tap.

The update for iOS 8 (coming later this year) will be free for existing users.

Loved and used by millions. Try 1Password today!

Everything in your 1Password vault is protected by a Master Password that only you know. 1Password keeps you secure in a number of ways.

◆ Strong Password Generator creates strong, unique passwords for every site
◆ Automatically login to websites without having to remember any of your password
◆ Securely sync with your other iOS devices, as well as 1Password for Mac, PC, and more
◆ Encrypts all your data using authenticated AES 256-bit encryption
◆ Auto-Lock protects your vault even if your device is lost or stolen

1Password is a beautiful app that keeps all your vital information in one secure place. Never leave home without your important information again.

◆ Store your logins, credit cards, secure notes, reward programs, memberships, bank accounts, passports, wills, investments, and more
◆ Fill logins and credit cards without typing
◆ Quickly access your most used items using Favorites
◆ Organize your data into Folders or browse by Tags
◆ Powerful Search to find what you need fast
◆ Customize your items with multiple URLs, custom fields, and secure notes
◆ Share individual items via AirDrop, Messages, and email

Browse your most important and sensitive websites within the privacy of 1Password’s powerful built-in browser.

◆ Use Go & Fill to launch 1Browser and automatically login to websites
◆ Easily access and fill your Logins, Identities, and Credit Cards from the AutoFill menu
◆ Browse multiple sites at once using tabs
◆ 1Browser protects your browsing sessions behind your Master Password

Multiple vaults are the perfect way to collaborate securely between team members, and share strong passwords with the whole family.

◆ Keep all your personal items in your primary vault
◆ Add team or family vaults that have been shared with you (created on Mac or Windows)
◆ Easily switch between your personal, work, and other vaults
◆ Automatic sync keeps everyone up-to-date

You’re in control of your data and how it syncs between devices.

◆ iCloud support provides secure syncing with Apple simplicity
◆ Dropbox support provides cross-platform syncing and sharing
◆ Wi-Fi Sync keeps your devices up to date. Your data never leaves your local network (currently supported by 1Password 4 for Mac)

◆ Universal app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
◆ Requires iOS 7 or higher
◆ No subscription or other recurring fees
◆ 1Password is also available for Mac, PC, and more, sold separately
◆ Visit to learn more

1password was a $9.99 download but now it’s completely free!

Download 1Password


This app is a cool and unique take on the digital picture frame.

Driftback is an interactive photo-frame app that displays all the memories from your device and social network accounts in one simple, beautiful layout.

Randomly cycle through photos from Facebook, snaps from Instagram, tweets from Twitter, check-ins from Foursquare and more – all with a swipe of your finger. All you have to do is tell Driftback which sources you want to see and the app will do the rest. There’s no predictable ordering so you’ll always be surprised at what comes up!

With the ‘Autocycle’ mode on, turn your device into an interactive photo frame – perfect for displaying around the house.

All memories are shown with dates, locations and titles (if available).


◉ Shows photos and calendar entries from the device.
◉ Also integrates photos and statuses (or equivalent if available) from Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare, Twitter.
◉ Dates and location information (if available) displayed alongside memories.
◉ Automatic offline support – smooth cycling wherever you are!
◉ Fullscreen mode – photos and images stretched to completely fit the screen without distortion.
◉ Autocycle mode – 3-25 seconds per memory.
◉ Like what you see? Easily share past memories through Facebook, Twitter, iMessage and email.

Driftback takes privacy very seriously and will always ask you for permissions the first time before accessing personal information.

For more information, please see our privacy policy.

If you would like Driftback to cycle through photos and calendars on your device, please remember to approve access to your photo albums and calendar when the app is started for the first time (you will be prompted, otherwise go to Settings > General > Calendar/Photos > Driftback).

Normally $0.99, Driftback is free for a short time.

Download Driftback


Want a $19.99 app that helps you visualize every aspect of your business for free? Look no further.

Visualize all your vital business statistics, live, in one place. Numerics helps you know your numbers, focus on your goals and make better decisions.

Create your own unique dashboards from hundreds of pre-designed widgets that show a mix of website analytics, social media engagement, project progress, sales funnels, customer support queues, account balances or even numbers from your spreadsheets in the cloud – everything your business needs to monitor.

Numerics makes a direct connection between you and your services. We never see your credentials or host your data.

Many widgets are free to use, premium widgets are available for purchase in packs as one time restorable purchases and unlimited use. No subscription fees!

– Predesigned widgets of various types including number tallies, line graphs, pie charts, funnel lists, and more
– Create multiple dashboards and swipe between them
– Widgets are easy to configure, connect, and customize
– Colorize and label widgets to create a unique view of your data
– Automatic layout with drag and drop ordering of widgets
– Zoom in on a widget to focus and interact with a single piece of data
– Useful gestures and beautiful animations
– Background updates and Push Notifications on a per-widget basis

– Direct secure device to service connections
– All credentials stored securely in your device keychain
– All your data is stored only on your device

– Unique custom TV mode over Airplay mirroring or HDMI
– Share snapshots of entire dashboards or single widgets over email, iMessage, or any installed communication app

Use hundreds of pre-designed widgets for over 20 services to build the perfect dashboards for your business and projects:

– AppFigures
– Basecamp
– Chargify
– Custom JSON
– Envato
– Facebook
– Flurry
– Foursquare
– Free Agent
– GitHub
– Google Analytics
– Google Spreadsheets
– HockeyApp
– Paypal
– Pipeline Deals
– Pivotal Tracker
– Salesforce
– Stocks powered by Yahoo
– Stripe
– Twitter
– YouTube
– Zendesk

More integrations coming soon.

Download Numerics

Wine Journal

Make sure you don’t forget that delicious new bottle you found after you drink three of them.

Wine Journal allows you to store your entire wine collection and all wines you have ever tasted.

• All your wines in an easily searchable list
• Add pictures to each wine
• Write tasting notes
• Share your wines on Twitter, Facebook, email or message
• View all details, tasting notes and pictures in a single printable overview
• Easily examine the color and age of the wine in your glass
• Use the smart gestures to quickly navigate the app

Wine Journal is normally $1.99 but right now it’s free.

Download Wine Journal


Don’t waste time trying to figure out how you spend your time, let this app do the heavy lifting for you.

BusyBox lets you track the time you spend on all your activities.

+ Daily Tracking +
Visualize your activities for the current day.

+ Data Visualization +
Track the total time you spend on each activity.

+ Notes +
If you need to log more details about your tasks, you can associate notes to your task logs. Logs can then be filtered by note contents.

+ Export your Data +
Export your activity data to a CSV file that can be read in excel, open office or any spreadsheet software. The notes are also exported to the CSV file.

+ Open In +
Open the CSV file in any app that can open CSV files on your iPhone.

+ Share via Email +
Send the CSV file via email.

Regularly priced at $2.99, this app is now free for a limited time.

Download BusyBox

Observer Pro

Observer Pro is a solid astronomy app with a five-star rating in the App Store.

Observer Pro is a groundbreaking app for advanced astronomy planning. No more guessing when that galaxy emerges from behind that pesky tree. No more estimating how many hours you’ll be able to image an object. Observer Pro gives every astronomer the info they need right at their fingertips!

What astronomers are saying:

“Every astronomer with an iPhone should own this app!”
– Astronomy Technology Today magazine

“Observer Pro is the most impressive astronomy app that I have tried out. I enthusiastically commend it to you!”
– Tom Mote, Professor Emeritus, Astronomy

“I have been using it since the day it first became available and I cannot live without it now.”
– Sedat B., Cloudy Nights forum

“This thing is a dream. Best $10 I ever spent.”
– Michael M., Cloudy Nights forum

Exclusive features:

– Over 14,000 deep sky objects included, all with closeup reference photos. No need to download anything after install! Advanced sorting and search make it easy to sift through all of them to find which objects belong on your observing list.

– Measure your local horizon in minutes with your iPhone 4*!

– Unique charts completely take the guesswork out of predicting object visibility. Your house, trees, mountains, or any other obstructions are completely factored in to all visibility charts.

– New to astronomy? The Popular List shows trending objects based on observations logged by Observer Pro users. Now you can view a list of the best objects to observe based on actual observations!

– Keep a list of your favorite observing sites, each with their own local horizon. Compare object visibility between sites to find the best spot to setup your scope.

– There’s a lot to observe! Observer Pro gives you a place to maintain a list of your favorite objects as well as an observing list that you can take with you to the eyepiece (red-screen night mode is included). Observer Pro displays easy to see badges next to objects that are favorites or that have been observed.

– 7Timer! astronomical weather forecasts for your observing sites are viewable without leaving Observer Pro. They give you the outlook on cloud cover, seeing, transparency, and more!

– Simple and intuitive interface makes all these powerful features readily accessible. You don’t need to be a Certified Astro Geek to use it!

What are you waiting for? Purchase Observer Pro and you won’t know how you did astronomy without it!

Save $9.99 by downloading this app now.

Download Observer Pro


Organize your life with this simple, minimalistic app.

Fast and elegant: discover true productivity with Swadder.

-The fastest way to organize your life. Adding todos could not be faster and easier.
-Intuitive design makes things pretty and easy.
-Swipe to finish, delete and move your todos.
-Tap to set repeated reminders, add notes and photos to your todos.

Swadder is typically $0.99 but right now it’s free.

Download Swadder

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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