Another week, another slew of awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that will go on sale for free for a limited time. How can you find the best ones out there without having to sift through all the junk? Why, that’s our job, of course. To make Monday slightly less painful for you, we’ve scoured the app store and put together a list of seven nifty apps worth a combined $70 that can all be had for free if you hurry.
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.
Normally $9.99, currently free.
Lenka is a remarkably simple yet powerful, dedicated black & white camera app developed in France by world renowned photographer Kevin Abosch (kevinabosch.com) for professionals & amateurs alike, to create beautiful black & white photographs. With Lenka there’s no searching through filters after you take the photo. Realtime B&W preview while Lenka’s image processing with automatic exposure, yields photos with a distinct look and signature we hope you like as much as we do! Lenka is optimized for iPhones with 4 inch screens. For highest image quality, we suggest using an iPhone 5, 5c or 5s.
– Shoot in Normal Mode or High Contrast Mode.
– “What you see is what you get” realtime preview as you shoot.
– Simply pinch screen to switch from rectangular format to square format.
– Edit photos (crop/rotate) and share via email or messenger and to Facebook and Twitter.
– Export photos to Instagram! (Must have Instagram on your device for this feature)
– Tap the lightbulb icon to illuminate your subjects with constant light (not flash)
Lenka does not allow for flash photography or the use of your front facing camera. These are creative decisions which speak to our artistic philosophy.
Virtual Trainer PRO
Normally $8.99, currently free.
Virtual Trainer PRO will sync your burned calories to the new iOS8 Health App!
• Virtual Trainer PRO is just like turning your iPhone into a Personal Trainer. All you need is to start a workout, follow the video instructions and try to keep up with the timer!
• Build your own workouts with a simple drag and drop interface. Choose from over 500 exercise videos with everything from bodyweight exercises you can do at home to advanced TRX and crossfit for the gym.
• Choose from our hand picked featured and ready-to-use workouts by world renowned Personal Trainers.
• Get social and variate your training by browsing tens of thousands of user created workouts.
App is FREE to download! Within the app you have the option to become a monthly Premium user that will unlock all the features and content.
We hope that you will have great use of our app and we gladly listen to your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for choosing Virtual Trainer Pro!
Normally $4.99, currently free.
Vert is the most amazing, efficient, elegant unit and currency iOS converter. You can personalise it to meet your requirements at its best. Let it be students, people of business, worldwide travellers, rock climbers, anyone who uses on-line recipes or shops on-line, etc. – they all appreciate Vert’s functionality. It blends in with your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad beautifully.
Chosen into premium selection:
• “50 best iPhone apps 2014” by TechRadar
• “Best iPhone Apps 2014” by Know Your Mobile
• “Best 15 Apps of 2013” by of Cult of Mac
• “Best Apps for iPhone and iPad 2013” by 9to5Mac
• “Top 5 best iOS apps” by Woopa Design
+ Featured on BBC, TUAW, iMore, AppAdvice, T3, BGR, AppScout, BeautifulPixels
App Store achivements:
• #1 Top Utilities app in 31 countries
• Featured in ‘Best New Apps’ in 47 countries
• Featured in ‘Designed for iOS 7’ in 19 countries
• For best ACCURACY formula based converting is used
• GREAT SEARCH feature – find units by name or code, find currencies also by country
• OFFLINE conversions
• AUTOMATIC CURRENCY ADJUSTMENT by country
• The simplest way to create and use favorite lists
• Choose the category you want to launch the app with
• Full screen list view on demand
• CALCULATOR at hand [ + – × ÷ ]
• Automatic decimal place adjustment
• Conversion HISTORY log
• URL scheme support (more at http://www.calumaa.com/support)
• OVER 1000 UNITS in 34 categories
• 164 CURRENCIES with automatic updates
• COMPOUND units (e.g. foot + inch, pound + ounce)
• Clothing, hat and shoe size converter
• Complete COOKING category
• Chinese units
• Japanese units
• Unusual units (donkeypower, manpower, shot glass, fully loaded 747 etc.)
• Rock climbing grades
• OPTIMIZED for iPhone and iPad
• INTUITIVE usage
• Elegant and PIXEL-PERFECT design
• Refined typography
• Personalisation to suit you needs
• Multiple COLOR themes (matching with all new iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices)
34 CATEGORIES, OVER 1000 UNITS
• UNITS OF MEASUREMENT: Acceleration, Angle, Area, Cooking (volume-to-weight), Currency, Data Size, Data Transfer Speed, Density, Energy, Force, Frequency, Fuel Consumption, Illuminance, Length/Distance, Luminance, Metric Prefixes, Power, Pressure, Radioactivity, Speed, Temperature, Time, Torque, Typography, Viscosity, Volume, Volumetric Flow, Weight/Mass
• CLOTHING: Bra cup & band, Hats & Caps, Shirts & Blouses, Shoes, Suits & Dresses
• OTHER: Rock Climbing Grades
Free Music Download Manager + Player for SoundCloud Pro
Normally $4.99, currently free.
Enjoy your favorite SoundCloud music!
Search and Save Free Music on SoundCloud that is available to download.
– Discover & search directly on SoundCloud
– Multiple downloads at one time
– Support resuming of interrupted downloads.
– Create Playlists
– Search by song name
– Search Suggestions
– Smart playlists like iPod
– Background playback
– Now you can add streaming-only audio to your playlists. These songs will not be downloaded, but will play along in your playlists with your downloaded songs.
– More… Want more features? Email us and ask :)
Quantum Galaxy HD
Normally $19.99, currently free.
Conquer the new Quantum Galaxy for the first time in new HD with a unique “Transformable Ships” game mechanic, on top of smooth Tilt/Tap controls made specifically for the casual audience in this Incredible HD ON-RAILS 3D Space Shooter! Earn XP, Level-Up and Transform one of 3 BRAND-NEW HD playable ships on your 3+ hour journey through 20 BRAND-NEW HD action-packed ON-RAILS missions with JAW-DROPPING RETINA HD graphics EXCLUSIVELY on the iOS!
For the first time, experience the never before seen innovation of the mobile ON-RAILS genre in HD as Quantum Galaxy gives you the ability to Transform your spaceship in real-time via the use of space Pods and Stations. Watch as your ship morphs before your eyes from a tiny spacecraft, to a formidable star-fighter, to a massive MINI-BOSS! All this, combined with a unique use of friendly AI Wingmen to aid you on your new action-packed journey through the Quantum Galaxy.
• Amazing cinematic ON-RAILS HD arcade action aimed at a casual audience!
• Brand-new JAW-DROPPING RETINA HD graphics on all modern iOS devices
• Full support for iPhone 5 and iPad with Retina display in HD
• Tilt to steer your ship manually and avoid enemy bullets
• Forgo tilting and Tap your enemies for a casual HD ON-RAILS experience
• Master the game in minutes with intuitive controls and dynamic tutorial system
• Control, Morph and Transform one of 3 brand new playable spaceships in HD
• Earn XP to Level-Up and FREELY unlock new playable ships and 13 different HD shields and weapons
• Skip the RPG Grind with Optional In-App purchases
• Explore the vast Quantum Galaxy via the 20 brand new action-packed HD missions!
• Like never before: morph your ship in real-time using space Pods and Stations
• Defend Space Outposts and team up with friendly HD AI Wingmen
• Face more than 25 types of HD enemies with Gigantic Bosses in every level!
• Experience over 45 minutes of original HD orchestral music
• Game Center support with 7 unique Leaderboards and 18 challenging Achievements
• Near-endless replay value with Dynamic Difficulty and Randomized Enemies
• No boring or complicated Sci-Fi story. Only non-stop arcade HD action that is accessible to all players with no language barrier!
>> Game Play Basics:
Steer your ship manually by tilting your device left and right, or tap your enemies to engage the ON-RAILS “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 all 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 until you level-up your starship and unlock Translucent Shielding at Level 5.
In addition, completing missions, earning XP and leveling-up your ship to Level 5 will also unlock new playable spacecraft 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 ships on multiple iOS devices.
YouTube game play trailer: http://youtu.be/wpAzofgjmKE
Normally $0.99, currently free.
Spin the wheel and watch the weather changing in realtime. (We support all locations on earth!)
A very cool world-wheel defines our core component. This wheel allows you to move in time. While spinning the wheel, the weather changes in realtime.
We tried very hard to put in lot’s of details. For example: The sun is rising exactly, when it is rising in the real world too. (same with the moon, the whole weather,…!)
You can also watch a very cool 3-day-live-weather-forecast by the tap of an single button. Just lean back and enjoy the show.
We designed localized world-images for the following countries:
– United Kingdom
More are coming soon. Send as an email with the country you want to see next! The most wanted countries will be added within the next weeks!
Designers, watch out!
If you want to help us in covering the whole world with images, send us an email and we will send you a template to get started. We will then add your earth image to the app. (You will be credited as well!)
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)