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10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:09PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

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Yesterday’s post covering the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for the day was one of our best in a long time, and we got plenty of great feedback from iOS users who love saving money on good apps and games. Well, if you like saving money on apps, you’ve come to the right place. Today’s list packs another 10 premium apps that are all free downloads right now, and you’ll find some more apps that are still on sale for free in yesterday’s post if you head back there.

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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.

IP Tools

Normally $0.99.

IP Tools – ultimate network toolkit for analyze and optimize your network, help you to quickly detect any problems in computer networks and speed up this networks.

The app includes the most common network tools that you can find on your PC. They will help you fix the problem in your network within few minutes or optimize network while you being anywhere (but not at work :-)). Must have for IT professionals and network administrators.

IP Tools has a simple interface, so you in a few seconds will receive full information about your network connection, you will be able to find internal and external IP address, SSID, BSSID, MAC address, broadcast address, gateway, network mask, country, region, city, the geographical coordinates of the provider (latitude and longitude) and other basic information.

IP Tools app provides access to the most popular network tools that network administrators and users often use on their computers.

• Ping
• LAN scanner
• Port scanner
• DNS lookup
• Whois – provide data about the site and its owner
• Setup router directly from the iPhone and iPad
• Trace route(traceroute)
• Log connections
• IP & Host Converter
• IP calculator
• And more …

All of these tools will help you to get the most complete and clear picture of your network status. Analyze and optimizations of the application IP Tools will be quickly, easily and with maximum comfort.

Download IP Tools

The Room

Normally $0.99.

Welcome to The Room, a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world.

TECHNICAL NOTE: If you’re having problems with the game crashing after the first chapter, please turn off your iPad (by holding down the power button until “Slide to power off” appears) and restart it. We’re working on a more permanent fix.

App Store Editor’s Choice in 146 countries
#1 App in UK & US
#1 App in 65 other countries
#1 Game in 80 countries
#1 Puzzle Game in 116 countries
#1 Adventure Game in 115 countries
#1 Grossing Game in 19 countries including the UK
Reached the top 10 Highest Grossing Game in 103 countries

The Room has been awarded the following:

• Apple’s iPad Game of the Year 2012
• BAFTA – Best British Game 2012
• GDC Award – Best Mobile/Handheld Game 2012
• New York Video Game Critics Circle – Best Mobile/Handheld Game 2012
• International Mobile Games Awards – Excellence in Visuals
• International Mobile Games Awards – People’s Choice
• TIGA Awards – Best Game Design 2012
• Pocket Gamer Gold Award
• Develop Awards – Best Micro Studio (Fireproof Games)

Download The Room


Normally $4.99.

Surely you have experienced problems of the amount of money spent or earned for what and when.

Using this application, you will be able to simply manage all your payments and incomes.
This app has been designed in an intuitive way that without any instructions you can manage your budget.
Within three seconds you will be able to insert a transaction, and all calculations are done automatically.
Interestingly, you need considerably more time while jotting it down on paper even if you don’t make any calculations.

Key features:
– Fully localized
– Simple design for easy use
– Classifying monthly expenses and incomes
– Smart calendar for displaying all items of a day
– Supporting multiple calendars:
Gregorian, Buddhist, Indian, Japanese, Islamic, Persian
– Using smart tags
– Recognizing and extraction of tags based on input data
– Using tags for advanced search
– Presenting statistics in “Tag Cloud” format to see the monthly budget in one glance
– Supporting all monetary units
– Future lists
– Setting alarms to remind future lists
– Displaying one day items with different colors for different days
– Adding/editing items on the calendar
– Showing item differences between two months (current and previous)
– Using multiple accounts
– Balancing transfers from one account to another
– PDF output
– Excel output
– Air print
– Choosing your favorite theme
– Defining the last day of financial month
– Using Passcode and TouchID (finger print) for security

Download Frugi


Normally $2.99.

A story revealed by opening a character’s eyes, pulling apart his memories and grasping his infinitely scrolling thoughts. Six years ago, James–a demolition expert–returned from the First Gulf War. Explore James’ mind as his vision fails and his past collides with his present. Pry delivers an iPad-based reading experience in the form of a book to watch and a film to touch.


“Everyone interested in the contemporary state or future of literature as a hybrid tactile mediated experience should experience Pry.” — Los Angeles Review of Books

“The narrative is fragmented, the visuals atmospheric: Charlie Kaufman by way of an acid trip.” — LA Weekly


Trailer at
PRY runs on iPad 2 and newer, iPhone 4s and newer, and iPod Touch 5th Gen.
Small text optimized for iPhone 5 and above.


**Finalist for the Future of Storytelling Prize presented by Time Warner**
**Shortlisted for New Media Writing Prize 2015″**
**FWA Mobile of the Day **
**WordPlay Festival of Writerly Games Showcase**


We are serializing Pry as two parts. Part 1, available now, contains six chapters and runs 25 – 50 minutes for an initial read through. However, the project is structured so that no single read-through will reveal all details. Multiple readings are encouraged.

We invite you, as an early reader, to download Pry Part 1 now and receive Part 2 as a free update when it becomes available.

Download PRY

English Thesaurus

Normally $1.99.

WORKS OFFLINE – Expand your English vocabulary or find just the right word for the assignment, our comprehensive word selection and simple search options will have you using this app every day. With a minimalist display designed for functionality it features visual cues, like usage guides and regional flags, and easy navigation between detailed results.

One of the largest collections of synonyms and antonyms featuring pronunciation, it includes not only single terms but phrases and complete colloquial proverbs. This wide-ranging collection of terminology is intended to be a professional writing aid for native speakers and a reliable tool for those learning the language. Internet connection needed only for voices and spell-check.

What makes this English Thesaurus unique?

• The fact that you may enter set phrases, not only single terms, as valid entries.

• The fact that you may obtain synonyms of parts of speech usually not included in other thesauri, such as exclamations, prepositional phrases and idiomatic verbs. Even proverbs have their synonyms!

• Vast database; no less than 1,767,000+ synonyms and 361,000+ antonyms.

• 349,000+ English words and 25,000+ pictures.

• Meaning Descriptors to help distinguish between the different word meanings.

• Strict coherence of each synonym set. Transitive verbs yield only transitive synonyms. Intransitive verbs yield intransitive synonyms. Meanings and connotations of words are never mixed.

• Phonetic transcription following IPA standards in American and British English.

• Sync your favorites among your devices with Dropbox

• You may now enter plurals as valid entries.

• Customize using available themes, background color, and font.

• Fuzzy Search: Detects misspelled words and offers close suggestions.

* Please note this is a Thesaurus and therefore includes only English synonyms, no translations nor verb conjugations. Our General Reference Dictionary includes all those.

Voices powered by iSpeech.

Download English Thesaurus

FineScanner Pro

Normally $0.99.

“FineScanner Pro” is useful to capture document or business card image.


• Tesseract OCR integrated
• Convert image to PDF file
• Capture or import image from Camera roll
• Automatically detect image rectangle
• Perspective crop with magnetic pointer
• You can rotate with animation, adjustment image
• So you can share or save

Download FineScanner Pro


Normally $0.99.

Peace is a surreal exploration through sounds such as rain, log fire, ocean waves, streams, wind, thunder, animals, bells, and etc.


Current themes:

Baby sleeping
Tropical forest
Thunder storm

Download Peace

Zombie Food

Normally $1.99.

Suddenly overnight all food became alive and you find yourself as an anchovy in a spooky world between scary meatballs, howling watermelons, bloodthirsty tomatoes and many more…

You are hungry – what now? Fortunately you have a quite precise understanding of what to eat and what food you rather don’t touch. Try to collect all your food until your wish-list is complete…

“Harder than it seems. Cute, scary graphics. Easy to get the hang of”
“Overall, I’d say that Zombie Food is a beautiful and exciting food adventure that you must check out.”
“Zombie Food – No Candy for Halloween is a fun and challenging cave-flier that manages to bring something a bit different to the cave-flier genre.”
“While the game controls will seem familiar, the game throws enough twists at you to be worthy of its $0.99 price tag. (Another thing I liked, they grab their money up front, no nickel-and-diming you for in-app purchases.)”
“In fact, the graphics and animations of this app are truly excellent. They’re charming while still fitting into the “scary” category of the overall genre of zombie games this app seeks to set foot into.”
“The gameplay is fun and does keep you coming back”

!! 5 different chapters with progressing difficulty and different scenery

!! 18 unique hand drawn and fully animated game characters

!! 4 special skills to learn as you progress through the gameplay

!! invisibility-mode – hide for about a second

!! barbecue-mode – collect garlic to ignite the grill

!! electrical shock attack – very effective

!! twister attack – spin them all around

!! great visual effects such as fire, smoke and sparks

!! 4 atmospheric soundtracks

!! intuitive controls using taps & swipes

!! no in-app-purchases

An action game that requires your skill and offers a progressive & challenging gameplay. As speed and density is constantly increasing while you progress through the different chapters you will have to make full use of your special moves and combine them tactically to survive.

In chapter 1 you will learn how to make use of the barbecue mode. Collect three garlic bulbs to be able to trigger the grill and burn your way through the crush.

In chapter 2 you will be made familiar with the electrical shock attack.

Chapter 3 will provide you the ability to turn invisible for a second, which might be handy from time to time.

Last but not least chapter 4 unlocks the twister attack. Your full set of special moves can be combined in any manner if available.

Download Zombie Food


Normally $0.99.

This is a simple and useful application for your car. You can save any actions, including the cost, date and geographic coordinates. And then you can see this information in history, or on a map.

The functionality of the free version:
– The “Find My Car”: One touch saves time and place of parking on the map.
– Petrol stations: marks the place, time and cost.
-Washing: marks the place, time and cost.
– Several cars: the use of any number of cars and saving the data for each. You can add a new car, edit and delete the car.
– History: A list of all events with the ability to edit and delete.
– Map: you see the whole story in the form of icons. If you press and hold down any place on the map, you will add a new note.
– Total: considers all money costs for the maintenance of the vehicle

Additional functionality of the full version:
– Service: marks the place, time, description and cost of maintenance. It marks the current reading of odometer.
– Additional costs: simply press and mark the parking costs, fines, toll roads and transportation.
– Spares: you can create the own list of auto spares and use it for shopping. The place, time and cost of purchased spares will be marked.
– Reminder: automatically reminds the need for service, using the specified service interval.

Functionality for Apple Watch:
– Quick editing of the odometer readings and comfortable visual scale of run between services.
– Date and cost of the last refueling.
– The place of the last parking on a map and the distance to it.
– Quick retention of time, place and cost of refueling, car wash or costs.

Download My_Car

iNews 24/7

Normally $1.99.

*** Watch all the newest and hottest Apple news and headlines from leading Apple, iPhone, iPad and Mac news sources in a simple, fun and easy-to-use system. ***

ABOUT iNews 24/7

With a slick and intuitive interface, iNews 24/7 combines all of your favorite Apple News’ sources into a simple, fun and easy-to-use system. iNews 24/7 helps you discover countless news stories that you’d likely never find without help from iNews 24/7!


iNews 24/7 tracks videos as they’re shared by hundreds of leading Apple news sources around the world, and organizes them into channels: Apple News, iPad Apps, iPad Games, iPhone Apps and more. Simply swipe through iNews 24/7’s huge variety of channels and discover more of your favorite news sources and more videos to enjoy – anytime, anywhere.

Feel like sharing news and videos with friends and other Apple enthusiasts? iNews 24/7 makes social sharing via Facebook, Twitter and email quick and easy!

Download iNews 24/7

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.