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12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:10PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps December 30 2015
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2015 is almost over… but our quest to find you the best paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time will never end! Today we’ve compiled a massive list of 12 paid iPhone apps that would normally cost $26 but are all on sale for free for a limited time. Let’s check them out!

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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.

Simpler Contacts Pro

Normally $4.99

Your address book is a mess?
Simpler will fix it in few seconds!

○ Merge all duplicate contacts with one tap!
○ Powerful Search
○ Save your own contact groups
○ Instantly send group text & email
○ One tap to backup your contacts!
○ Quickly find the contacts you need

Simpler is a completely redesigned contacts app that makes your address book light, smart and user friendly.

○ Merge all duplicate contacts with one tap!
○ Find & merge contacts with similar names.
○ Find & Merge contacts with duplicate phone or email.

○ Remove contacts without name
○ Remove contacts without phone & email

○ One tap to backup your contacts!
○ Quickly export your backups to Dropbox, Google Drive, Email
○ Move contacts between accounts (Exchange, iCloud, Local Address Book)

○ Save your own contact groups
○ Instantly send group text & email

○ Beautiful dialer to call and add new contacts
○ T9 Dialer – quickly search by name & numbers
○ Quickly find the contacts you need

○ Simply choose your Favorite contacts
○ One tap to: Voice Call / Text / FaceTime / Email

○ Quickly find the contacts you need
○ Filter contacts by Company & Job title
○ Filter contacts by upcoming birthday & creation date

English, Español, Français, Italiano, Deutsch, Português (Br.), 中文 (Simplified), 中文 (Traditional), 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Русский, Türkçe, العربية, עברית

Whether you use iCloud, Exchange or Google contacts, Simpler is a whole new experience for everyone who needs to get most out of their contacts!

Download Simpler Contacts Pro

Cut the Buttons

Normally $1.99

A snip here, a cut there: avoid the bolts and please beware! Now make a trim, its time to start, make sure to keep your scissors sharp!

Hundreds of copies of Cut the Buttons have been downloaded for educational purposes, as the game has been acknowledged by specialists as a unique fine motor skills trainer for gamers of all ages.

– unique gameplay concept
– unique graphics
– unique sound effects
– Retina display support

Pick up the scissors with two fingers. Be careful. Don’t cut yourself. Cut off the game launch button by moving the scissor blades just like you would with real scissors. If you happen to be a left-handed player, you can configure the direction of the scissors within the settings menu.
The scissors are highly maneuverable. You can use them to control the direction at which the buttons fall after being cut. You can also move the cup with the hand that is not controlling the scissors.

CLASSIC. The game lasts until you miss three scraps of material with buttons left on them. Upon catching 100 buttons in the cup, you can either receive additional points or recover a previously lost button.
ARCADE. Cut off as many buttons as you can in the allotted time and do your best to drop them in the cup.

ATTENTION! Don’t cut buttons held down by bolts. Only cut buttons tied down with thread.
ATTENTION! Don’t press on the display. Your hand can become tired because of excessive pressure. The fingers have to slide on the display.

* You can hit the buttons in the main menu with a finger.
* Aim to cut off more than three buttons in a single cutting movement to maximize the amount of points you gain.
* Reduce the quantity of hand movements. Try to cut more than one button in a single cutting movement.

Cut, cut, cut.

Download Cut the Buttons

WeightDrop Pro

Normally $0.99

WeightDrop is a simple weight tracker for everybody who wants to lose or gain weight. It was designed for your everyday weight tracking needs. WeightDrop supports all important features for controlling your weight and reaching your weight goal.

*** Did you know, that based on medical studies, people who use a weight tracking app are more likely to reach their weight goal faster and maintain their weight? Give it a try! ***

— Features —

– Clever App Setup: On your first use, the app will walk you through all important settings
– Overview: All your weight information & progress on a single screen
– Quick & Easy Weight Adding: Record your weight once a day, quick & easy
– Weight History: Look up your weight for any given date, change your entries at any time
– Ideal Weight Calculator: Based on your profile, the app recommends a healthy weight
– Weight Goal: Set a weight goal and watch your progress
– Weight Stats: Monitor your progress
– Weight Chart: Nice looking Weight & Goal Chart
– BMI Chart: Is your BMI in the green zone?
– Export your weight data to a CSV file via email
– Import your existing weight data via CSV file
– Easy data import from WeightDrop Lite
– Passcode lock: Restrict access to WeightDrop, if you wish
– Daily Reminders
– Supports metric and imperial units
– Apple Health app integration (import & export your weight records)

WeightDrop is an awesome app for weight tracking and has helped many people to lose weight. Give it a try, our users love the app!

Download WeightDrop Pro

Blue Sky Weather

Normally $0.99

Blue Sky Weather is most advanced Weather and Radar App for Apple Watch

You can check if rain is coming, directly on your Apple Watch. Highly accurate – it’s not guess the weather App.
We don’t spam your watch with useless notifications.

Featuring Weather App and watch Glance with:
– weather radar – configurable map scale with force touch
– 24h/7d forecast with temperature, participation, wind, humidity, dew point displayed on advanced Meteogram graph
– beautiful current weather overlook – matches Apple Watch style

Coming soon: Rain notifications on your Apple Watch – with configurable distance. METAR notifications.

This App enables hidden ;) Weather Radar for your new Apple Watch!

Best among all weather Apps.

To turn glance ON please:
– open Apple Watch App on iPhone
– in My Watch tab look for Apple Watch glance section and turn it ON for our App

Weather Radar (rain and snow) works in US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark (southern part only), Switzerland, Japan
In US it includes HD Radar information from NOAA and we use same data as Weather Channel Apps.

Download Blue Sky Weather

iReady Trip

Normally $0.99

iReady Trip is an ideal checklist application that will get you organized for your next trip.
Create your own list or use more than 250 items already prepared for you organized by categories and packages.

Optimize your trip packing with iReady in just a few taps.

• Easy-to-use user interface.
• More than 250 items organized in 12 packages to ensure you have everything you need with you.
• Items are organized into categories and packages for more efficient packing.
• Select quantities of each item you’ve taken. iReady will even try to suggest the right amount.
• Packages include: Business, Baby, Children, Beach, Hiking, Diving and Ski/Snowboard!
• Choose up to 3 bags for each trip to find your items quickly later.
• Simply pinch your screen to hide the completed tasks and focus on the remaining items.
• Completed lists are archived and can be reused.
• Adjustable Reminders.
• Email your lists.

Let us know if you missing something.

Download iReady Trip

Web Explorer

Normally $0.99

Full featured web browser, Ads Remover, Power Downloader, Complete Webpage Saver, FTP client, ….!!!

Web Explorer feature highlights:
>>Super fast full screen, tabbed web browser.
— On all devices and all orientations.

>>Integrated text and web page translation.
— Launch translator on a new tab.

>>Download web files and links.
— Press and hold on pictures or file links to start download.

>>Save full content web pages for offline use.
— Complete web page saver.

>>Central media player
— Standard feature. Play all music and videos from one place. All media in App folders including iTunes File Sharing folder, iPod library and Camera Roll videos.

>>FTP browser. FTP upload and download.
— Browse FTP sites, upload and download files.

>>User Agent (Spoofing). By choosing Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad or other options, you can request different content for the same site.

>>Integrated text search.
— Search web with selected text in the web page.

>>File reader supports all major file formats.
— View or play saved content from web or PC/MAC.

>>Configurable Start Page.
— Edit quick links on Start Page for easy access.

>>Power download
— Download multiple files/media/pictures from web page links or FTP directory. (In-App purchase).

>>ADBLOCKER for automatic ads removal.
— Block ads from nearly 3000 ads servers.(In-App purchase)

>> Document interaction.
— Open files from other apps with Web Explorer.

>>iTunes File Sharing with your PC/Mac.
— Exchange content between this app and PC/MAC.

>>Optimized for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.
— Customize interface best for different devices.

Support file types:
.pdf, .ppt , .doc, .rtf,, .key,.numbers,.pages,
.txt .m .h .c .js .css .cpp .php …

Download Web Explorer

DMD vClone

Normally $0.99

DMD vClone lets you create a video with the same person or object appearing in more than a single place, as if they are clones.

Take three videos with the same person acting or moving in a fixed background and get a unique video showing the same person multiple times. Imagine all the possibilities, a professional result in the palm of your hand!

In order to take the first shot, just whistle! You can also tap on the recording button too.

You can take two videos and one picture of the background (without the acting person) as a minimum, to a maximum of seven videos.
Hand-held recording is also possible, the video stabilization is automatically turned on if a movement is detected while recording.

Download DMD vClone


Normally $1.99

We are committed to a scientific approach to the medical evaluation and treatment of disease. With the release of Diagnose, physicians can apply the strength of evidence-based medicine during the bedside evaluation of patients.

When examining a patient with a presumptive diagnosis, such as stroke, physicians can now see in real-time how specific findings on the history, physical exam and laboratory evaluation of patients alters the likelihood of disease.

Diagnose was created by an internal medicine resident and an engineer aiming to create simple and free mobile tools for physicians.

“Diagnose is a fantastic app that encourages the application of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice.”
– Daniel Schwartz, MD
Co-founder, QxMD


1. Select a condition
2. Adjust your pre-test probability using the slider. We suggest a pre-test probability supported by the literature, but should be tailored to the clinical situation.
3. Select the positive and negative findings from your workup. Select a finding by tapping on the row and toggle through three states (positive | negative | none).
4. The post-test probability is calculated and displayed at the bottom of the screen.

We work hard to make this app free and as good as possible. You can help us out by giving us a GOOD RATING via the App Store.

Download Diagnose

Rotate Video 360°

Normally $2.99

Rotate Video 360° solves the problem of your iPhone or iPad incorrectly orientation when recording videos, you can now rotate your videos in a very easy way, directly on your device. Also, if your videos are sideways or upside down when played on Windows, it can be fixed. The videos can be rotated in any angle!

After rotated, the output videos are saved in the private folder by default. It can be exported to Camera Roll manually.

Download Rotate Video 360°

3D Earth

Normally $2.99

Meet 3D Earth. The most wonderful app. Ever.
A clock and weather app unlike any you’ve ever seen.

3D Earth presents a stunning live 3D simulation of our planet with weather, forecasts and world clock for cities around the world.
Gaze at our planet floating amongst a universe of thousands of accurately rendered stars and gain a completely new perspective on time and weather.

The current weather data is gathered from thousands of professionally installed and maintained weather stations installed mostly at airports. 3D Earth only shows current weather from stations that have reported local weather conditions within the past hour. Current weather data is refreshed every 30 minutes; that is twice as frequent as most other weather providers can offer. Unique 48-hour forecasts from over 80,000 locations around the world provide a level of coverage and detail that simply cannot be found elsewhere.

Current weather information includes: description, air temperature, wind direction and force, humidity, dew point, pressure, visibility, as well as comfort index with reference to current weather conditions.
Detailed weather forecast information includes: description, day and night air temperature, wind direction and force, humidity, UV index, probability of precipitation, and comfort index with reference to current weather conditions.

● Weather maps of temperature, humidity, wind, pressure and forecasts.
● World clock, weather and extended forecast for millions of cities around the world with 15 day and 3-hours forecasts..
● Notification Center Widget provides quick access to weather essentials (requires iOS8).
● Home Screen temperature icon. The current temperature for your location can be displayed on your Home Screen icon.
● Sunrise and Sunset times.
● iCloud city syncing

One purchase for all devices – iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Download 3D Earth


Normally $0.99

Break down language barriers and instantly translate between over 90 languages. Translation spoken in natural sounding voice. Great for traveling, classroom, learning a language or quick translations. Listen and share individual translation text or audio. Create recordings with audio for multiple translations plus microphone input. Saves all your translations for easy replay and keep tracks of your most used languages.

* Automatic or manual translation between over 90 languages and over 500 locales with voice support
* Share MP3 audio support for over 26 languages: Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Taiwan), Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (Canada), English (Great Britain), English (India), English (United States), Finnish, French (Canada), French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish (Sweden)
* Automatically detects the text language so can translate between languages
* Great for learning, study and education.
* Say text translation in natural sounding voice
* Share text translation or MP3 audio file for translation
* Text translation or MP3 audio file for translation
* Create recordings containing audio from multiple translation and add your microphone audio, if desired.
* Country flags for each translation indicate language
* Read your translations – click and play
* Read all your translations and include voice indicate language of text being spoken.
* Share device to either start/stop reading all translations or start/stop recording.
* Keep track of top 3 languages most used
* Say or share any translation again
* Automatically saves your translations

Recording is great for creating language or multi-language lessons you can share.

All your translations are automatically saved and displayed in a familiar messaging format for easy access and control. Click the message at any time to display a popup menu for performing an array of actions. If the entered text had to be translated to the target country language you had selected, two message entries will be added: one for the original text and one for the translated text. There is a setting to indicate whether to add a message entry for the original text being translated.

Automatic or manual text translation is available. If auto translation is on, text will be automatically translated from the language of the entered text to the target language. When using manual translation, you have to select translate to do the translation. If the text had to be translate then the original and translated messages are shown in your display.

Read through all messages or start reading from a specific message. Excellent for tutoring on a language and presenting e.g. ‘In English’ this is the text and ‘In Spanish’ this is the translated text, ‘In English’ this is the text and ‘In German’ this is the translated text and so on.

Create an audio recording of one or more spoken translations along with input from your microphone.

Use the side menu to do mass read all messages, editing all messages, clear all messages, access Settings and Help and access your up to 3 most used languages.

Use when you are on travel or anytime to learn Spanish, French, German or any other language. Enter words or phrases to translate and see and hear the translation. Share an MP3 audio file or just translation text for the translation using services such as Facebook, Twitter, Email, SMS and more.

Enter any number of messages to say in the built-in voice and they are collected in a user interface similar to an SMS client. Use a default voice for your location locale or choose a language to use.

Play back, sharing, removing, copying of already entered messages can be done by clicking on the message, reading all messages from a specific message and selecting from the popup menu.

Download mText2Speech


Normally $4.99

Sing a beat and have it automatically and instantly converted to a drum machine beat! The revolutionary VoxBeat analyzes the kick, snare and hat sounds that you sing, and assigns high-impact stereo drum samples to your beatboxed kick, snare, and hat sounds. It’s amazing and intuitive. It is the easiest and fastest way to program beats: just sing them. You can also just touch the screen to enter or correct drum hits, in real time.

PLUS you can add AUDIO TRACKS to capture your ideas. Make a beat, sing a bass line, sing a melody, mix, add effects if you like. Then you can export to WAV or AudioCopy, or link to another app via Inter-App Audio. Email your ideas or import via iTunes.

VoxBeat is the ultimate musical sketch pad looper and features:
-Five drum kits with 9 sounds each
-Additional drum kit groups for only .99 cents
-6 tracks total (3 for drums, and 3 for either drums or audio)
-Training capability to better recognize your own voice’s kick, snare and hat sounds
-Preset saving and total recall
-Quantize and swing settings
-Crazy beat subdivisions if desired
-Delay, LowPass, HighPass and Band Pass effects for each track.

Download VoxBeat

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.