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10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

Updated 4 years ago
Published Dec 21st, 2015 11:30AM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps December 21 2015
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

Christmas is coming this week but today we’re giving you the gift of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps that would normally cost a total of $38 but that are completely free to download if you act right now. Let’s check them out below!

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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 were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.


Normally $4.99

Schedule AGENDA on Gantt chart, for the events such as meeting, trip, travel, seminar and etc. Optimised for the iPad Pro

iAgenda Pro, is the fastest and friendliest schedule app for the iPad. Just move fingers on the Gantt chart, iAgenda pro will help to easily schedule events, such as seminar, meeting, trip, travel, dinner with friends and etc, with task duration from MINUTES to HOURS.

The schedules can be shared as image, PDF, Microsoft Excel files, and agenda content can be shared across multiple iPads and across teams, via Email, Dropbox, Box and iTunes.

Best of all, the clean interface powered by strong gestures makes scheduling your events fun and easy.

*** iAgenda Pro is used to schedule the events agenda, which is NOT for project planning (If need project planning app, please visit ***

– iOS 8+ needed
– Feature video:
– Website:

The user interface of iAgenda Pro is BASED ON the success UI of the project planning app “QuickPlan Pro” powered by Mobilinked, to delivery intuitive and discoverable agenda scheduling and collaboration experience, to be more easier, faster and more efficient.

— FAST —
· Intuitive gestures help you to simplify your schedules easily and fast, on the well-designed Gantt chart interface
· Gestures to update task time, task sequence, task link, task properties, task outline level; and the start time of whole agenda ;
· Gestures for quick operation: zoom timeline, centralize task, centralize current time, select / unselect task, scroll tasks, collapse / expand task group

· Multiple agendas, with agenda groups, agenda tile cover image and agenda tile color support
· Agenda duplication(act as template), Agenda creation, Agenda Importing, and Agenda deletion
· Child Agenda – create child agenda and sync task properties with parent agenda
· Gantt Chart with UI customization options
· Batch task inputing – input / paste multiple task names
· Multiple task outline levels, organize tasks within groups with group collapse/expand support
· Agenda execution team management
· Task link – “Finish to Start” been supported for non-group tasks
· Milestone
· Task properties: Task no, name, notes, duration, work, responsibility, actors, status icon
· Task copy / paste ; Save task to iPad calendar

· Image, PDF, Microsoft Excel files exporting
· Share files via Email, Dropbox, Box and iTunes.
· Save as image into iPad photo album

· Import agenda file into iAgenda
· Import agendas created by QuickPlan into iAgenda Pro
· Via Email, Box and iTunes.

iAgenda pro is to organize the work and life well, to schdule events easily, with strong support on communication and collaboration

Download iAgenda

SMS Export

Normally $4.99

SMS Export is the only WORKING solution available on the AppStore to copy SMS and iMessages from your iPhone/iPad to your PC or Mac, to be able to save and print them.

No need to configure TCP/IP or install on your computer “obscure” applications. On our website you can find all the easy-to-use software that you need.
Just download the free Desktop app from

Using the Complimentary Desktop App you can:
– Export the messages to an Excel File
– Export the messages to an HTML file
– Export the messages to CSV, TXT or EML.
– Select one or all contacts from your address book
– Sort the messages by date or number

iOS 9 ready!

– Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.11
– Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
– iTunes 12

You also need to download the FREE application for your PC or MAC from:


Visit our site to download the full user guide a video tutorial.

– All iPhone models, iPads and iPods are supported
– iMessages and SMS can be exported

You’ll need to backup your iPhone with iTunes on the same PC/Mac where you installed our Application! Encryption must be disabled.
You should temporarily disable iCloud just before using SMS Export. Then you can turn it on again.

Download SMS Export

Carmen San Diego Returns

Normally $1.99

**NOTE: Compatible with iPhone 5 or iPad 4 and higher – NOT RECOMMENDED FOR EARLIER DEVICES**

For her 30th anniversary, Carmen Sandiego Returns with her V.I.L.E. Henchmen for another round of adventure and chaos! Test your skills as an ACME Agent by traveling the world, tracking down clues and capturing the elusive Carmen Sandiego and her Henchmen. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt brings you this exciting game filled with History and Geography along with challenges to test your mind and skills as an Agent.
From the first time you enter ACME Headquarters you’re given three missions to track down Carmen Sandiego and her Henchmen. If you have the necessary skills and continue to crave a challenge, find out what other mischief the Villains are getting in to with the next set of Missions available for purchase.

Download Carmen San Diego Returns

InstaFood Pro

Normally $2.99

If you’re gonna show everybody what you’re eating, do it with style. This is your app!
A location based Food Photo App to let everyone know exactly where and when and What you Ate in that photo.
Location overlay will give you a chance to share with friends what you’re eating in real time!
Beautifully crafted custom skins will give your food photos PROFESSIONAL, CLEANER and more ELEGANT look.
You can add whatever text you wish, plus the name of the location (custom or geolocated from Foursquare or Facebook) where you are snapping the photo.

Take Photo and add the skin of your choice and customise it to your liking.
Then instantly share it on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Weibo, Tumblr or Flickr

Even while you are not social media person InstaFood is for you – just save pictures to your camera roll!
It lets you beautify your pictures. You will enjoy it!

– 5 sets of beautifully prepared skins for every dish you can imagine
– automatic place recognition
– location information from Foursquare or Facebook
– works on your old photos (as long as metadata contains location)

Download InstaFood Pro

Science Quiz

Normally $4.99

The first Graphically displayed Science Quiz for your iPhone and iPad with HD graphics Support. Increase your knowledge by playing this Science quiz and challenging your friends with email challenge, Facebook, Twitter and Game Center.


Download Science Quiz

InFocus Pro

Normally $6.99

Five Productivity Tools in one, for easier and improved productivity. InFocus Pro comes with indispensable tools for staying organized so you can get things done quicker and have more free time to do the things you love.

Great for work, school, shopping, organizing events, planning a vacation and organizing your daily life. Highly flexible so you can choose the way you want to organize yourself, from a simple checklist, to a more complex project with to do’s and notes. With InFocus Pro, you are in control!

Limited Time Offer at this price, so download InFocus Pro now!

5 Apps All-In-One:

• Calendar
• Checklist
• To Do
• Projects
• Notes


• Be unique & personalize your Calendar with your own background image
• List, Day, Week & Month View for greater flexibility on the style you like
• Set alerts so you don’t forget an appointment again
• Set repeating events so you can easily create multiple events without any extra typing
• Add Notes to your Calendar so you can be better prepared for you appointments
• Use Apple, Google, Yahoo Calendars and have them sync to these accounts so your always connected
• Handwrite your calendar event for quicker entry
• You can listen to your events with text to voice so you can be hands free
• Share your events with your co-workers, colleagues, family members or friends

• A simple checklist which allows for quick entry
• Organize by project so you can be more efficient
• Set an alert to your checklist item so you don’t miss important things to do
• Hold and drag your list items so you can re-order your list fast
• Listen to your checklist items with text to voice so you can be hands free
• Handwrite your Checklist item for quicker entry
• Share your checklist with your co-workers, colleagues, family members or friends
• Integrates with To Do & Projects module so no need to retype your entries

To Do
• A structured to do list for more precise organization
• Add a priority to your to do’s so you know what’s important
• Assign a project to your to do for enhanced organization
• View your to do’s with a variety of organizational tabs for more efficient viewing
• Set an alert to your to do’s so you don’t miss anything important again
• Add a start and end date which helps you keep track of start and completion dates
• Listen to your to do’s with text to voice so you can be hands free
• Handwrite your to do for quicker entry
• Share your to do’s with your co-workers, colleagues, family members or friends
• Integrates with Checklist & Projects module so no need to retype your entries

• Color code your project folders so you can be more efficient and you can easily find folders
• Add a priority to your Projects so you know which projects are high priority
• Add subfolders to your projects so they are easier for you to view and for more advanced organization
• Add to do’s and notes to your project which allows you to have more powerful and advanced project organization that can handle all your projects
• Share your projects with your co-workers, colleagues, family members or friends
• Integrates with Checklist & To Do modules so no need to retype your entries

• Add text, handwritten sticky notes, pictures and sketches to your notes which allows you greater note taking abilities
• Assign a project to your notes for advanced organization
• Handwrite your note title for quicker entry
• Share your note by email with multiple formats (JPG, PDF) so your note is accessible by almost anyone
• Save your note on your Photo Album for more flexibility in sharing

• Password protect your app so your important things stay secured
• Backup your data to iTunes for added security so don’t need to worry about data loss
• All modules have search capabilities so you can easily find your what your working on fast

Download InFocus Pro

Torion Secure Browser Premium++

Normally $1.99

Dear Real Customer in a Cyber-dangerous World,

New: Customizable Browser Homepage + More. Take No Risks – You Simply Cannot Buy “Half Protection”. Protect Your Family’s Human Right To Privacy. Visit for Video’s And More Testimonials.

This browser is updated constantly to defend against the latest cyber-threats. First, please read some reviews – then more on the developer. “This is not just a TOR VPN. It is completely redesigned by a practicing successful Forensic Cyber Security Investigator – if you settle for less, you risk the entire PURPOSE of the App! Every day the author finds people through browser IP tracing – leading to stalkers, crimes, civil legal issues and more. He has won many IP iOS browser tracing cases and is a licensed Private Investigator and Cyber-Stalking Security Expert.

Download Torion Secure Browser Premium++


Normally $4.99

PaintVideo is an EASY-TO-USE video drawing application with Real-Time Editing features with which you can draw, write, fill, blur and add music within an existing video. Be as creative as you want there are no limitation with this App. Draw anything you want on the video, as many painting as you want and put them wherever you want; What’s more, you also can set the animation of your painting, it will turn your videos into funny and interesting edited movies, it is fun for every age, and it can be shared on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Flicker and Email in seconds; here are some of the amazing features:

Paint and write on video
Animation set of your painting
Support adding background music
Shape video in different shapes
Cut out any unwanted moments
Crop video and adjust scale
Rotate video by 90 degree
Flip video
Adjust transparency of video
Generate excellent video output
Share your video montages in seconds
No internet connection required
Superior customer support and updates


1) Import your video from camera roll
2) Tap the plus sign icon (+ Button) to add your painting (choose brush size and color, duration time and animation set of the painting)
3) To cut unwanted video moment, firstly tap on the original video clip, click on “Edit” button from the menu and then select “Crop & Cut”, select the video portion with precise frame-by-frame and then mark “Start” & “End” time to remove the unwanted moment;
4) To delete a painting, tap the painting clip and then press the garbage can icon;
5) To delete the whole project, tap on the background video and then press the garbage can icon;
6) To add music, tap the “Music” button, and then tap “Add music”. You can adjust the volume of the music video with the volume controller.

Download PaintVideo

CleanUp Suite

Normally $0.99

By far the most powerful and complete toolset to keep your address book clean and lean!

This app combines three must-have tools in one to make sure that your address book is free of duplicates and unwanted contacts. Accompanied by a powerful always-on backup tool, this is for sure the ultimate address book app.

CleanUp Suite contains the following functions:
– 1. Merge and detect duplicates automatically –
This module cleans your address book automatically but you will stay in control. Before scanning your contacts, you can configure the merge level: only detect 100% matches or also detect several kinds of partial matching. After that, it will run a scan to check for all duplicate contacts. Once the scan is complete, it will present you with the results. You can then choose to remove all matching contacts from your address book or to merge only a sub-selection of the duplicates found. Also works flawlessly with multiple sources like Gmail and iCloud to keep all duplicate contacts centralized.
– 2. Select and remove contacts in bulk –
This module is the ideal tool to remove contacts in bulk. Select the contacts you want to remove, click the delete-button and your contacts will be removed. For even faster selections you can use smart filters or the instant search function. And of course all contacts are backup up before they are removed.
– 3. Manual merging for the finishing touch –
Still got some contacts left that are actually duplicates but are too different to be automatically detected? Then this final module gives you the option to fine-tune your address book to the last bit. Just select the contacts you want to merge, press the merge button and you are done! The merge result is shown in a popup so you can tweak it a bit more if you want to get the optimal result.
– 4. Backup and restore –
All above modules create automatic backups before doing their trick. You can restore complete backups, but you can also restore a single contact (or a selection of contacts) from a certain backup. This gives you ultimate freedom!

All above is included in the app and is directly available (no in-app purchases required of course). The entire app is universal and optimized for iPhone, iPhone 7.0 and iPad.

– Clean and manage duplicate contacts
– Sturdy contacts backup and restore
– Remove contacts in bulk
– Manually merge contacts
– All-in-one tool for an accessible address book
– Streamlined user interface

CleanUp Suite will keep your address book as clean as possible, so get it now!

Download CleanUp Suite

You Doodle Pro

Normally $2.99

You Doodle is widely considered to be one of the best photo editors on iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You Doodle contains the features of dozens of other photo editors combined, and is the fastest and easiest way to draw on pictures for iOS. Create amazing pics and share to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and be the envy of all your friends.

You Doodle is a full featured art studio and here are some of the features:
– Many draw tools: brush, air-brush, shape and 3D brush, calligraphy pen, eraser, color picker, flood fill (super fast with real-time preview), spray, chalk, recolor (with tolerance), blur, smudge, clone stamp, soft edge, scissors
– Record your drawing for playback as a video
– Split view on supported devices
– Force touch on supported devices
– Quickly draw and add text with the new photo editor extension
– Save to your sketchbook from other supported apps
– Import fonts from Safari or other supported apps (zip, ttf, otf)
– Supports up to 16 megapixel camera images (4096×4096), depending on device
– Gradient tool
– Turn your art into a T-shirt!
– Many blend modes for brush and fill tool
– Add text to your photos with tons of colors, fonts, outlines, glow, 3D, circular, shine, scaling and rotation
– 3D rotation (X, Y, Z) for text and images with perspective (perspective on iOS 7+ only)
– Pixel perfect rotation and placement of text and photos
– Draw in real-time with nearby You Doodle users (iOS 7+ only), everyone must have the same You Doodle version
– Insert multiple images at a time to create a collage
– Draw on top of the first page of your PDF and Office documents from Dropbox
– Use the blender tool to blend the foreground and background in interesting and fun ways
– Tons of cool stamps with offline support once downloaded
– Post your entire photo on Instagram (with square cropping) and other social networks
– Hundreds of picture frames and collages
– Over 30 amazing filters and effects
– Add shapes like arrows to highlight interesting bits in your photos
– Your own personal sketchbook to save your drawings to your device
– Flip, rotate, crop and filter your photos
– Glow effect for draw tools
– Legend creator for maps and other diagrams
– Simple table / spreadsheet creator
– Mask the background to the foreground and filter the background for some really cool effects
– Add custom fonts from your Dropbox folder (/Apps/YouDoodle/fonts)
– Adonit Touch and Pogo connect stylus integration
– Share to Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, Sketch Book, Twitter, Tumblr, Dropbox, Weibo, Email, Text Message, Camera Roll, Printer or Copy to Clipboard.

Download now and never need another photo editor app!

Download You Doodle Pro

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.