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12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:10PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

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Honestly, you deserve a treat after spending all that hard-earned cash on holiday presents for your friends and family. As always, BGR is here to deliver that much-needed treat with our daily series on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Today’s list is one of our biggest in recent history, filled to the brim with 12 different premium apps and games on sale for free. As always, be sure to hurry so you don’t miss out on any of these great sales.

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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 $0.99.

Easily convert your Live Photos to GIFs with LiGIF.

– Gathering all Live Photos on your device
– One tap to convert to GIF
– Preview GIF
– Share to Facebook, Twitter and many other apps
– Save GIF to camera roll
– Support 3D Touch Quick action to convert latest Live Photo

Download LiGIF

VPN Master Pro

Normally $2.99.

More faster, More smooth, More easy to use.
It is the best application to visit your favorite sites,Wi-Fi Security and Privacy Protection.

VPN Master Pro
It brings a high-speed and encrypted VPN connection to your smartphone.
Visit your favorite websites and apps with VPN Master any time!
Protect your network traffic under Wi-Fi hotspot browse anonymously and securely without being tracked. Enjoy private browsing.
Works with Wi-Fi,LTE, 3G, and all mobile data carriers.
Support iOS 8.0 or later

Download VPN Master Pro

Gallery Doctor

Normally $2.99.

“New Gallery Doctor App Makes It Ridiculously Easy To Save Tons Of Space On Your Phone”

“In three magical steps, the app automatically identifies blurry, dark, similar, or poor-quality images…”

**Recently featured on Buzzfeed, Mashable, Venturebeat, MacLife, and more!**

Free up valuable iCloud and iPhone storage with Gallery Doctor, the only iPhone cleaner that automatically identifies the unwanted photos on your device.

What can Gallery Doctor do you for you?
Free up to 32% of your valuable storage by automatically identifying and cleaning your unwanted iPhone and iCloud photos. Review and keep the shots you want, clean the ones you don’t.

Sit back and let Gallery Doctor work its magic in 3 easy steps:

1 – Automatically identify unwanted photos
* Blurry shots
* Dark photos
* Photos with poor quality
* Similar photos
* Gallery Doctor even identifies your boring shots!

2 – Review the photos you want to keep
* You decide what to delete – Swipe left to delete or right to keep.
* Smarter over time – Gallery Doctor learns which photos you don’t like and gets smarter based on which photos you keep or delete.
3 – Clean and free up your storage iPhone & iCloud storage
*Save time and storage – Instantly clean all your unwanted photos.
*Storage manager – make more room for pictures and your favorite apps.

Your privacy is important to us! Gallery Doctor does not store nor share any of your photos.

For more help, contact us at


How does Gallery Doctor work?
Gallery Doctor uses MyRoll’s Gallery Curation Engine (GCE) and Machine Learning to instantly identify your unwanted photos.

Based on which photos you decide to delete, Gallery Doctor gets smarter and learns which photos you don’t like. Think of it as an antivirus for your photos – it’s that good!

Users cleaning their phones with Gallery Doctor have optimized their storage and saved an average of 2GB on their devices – all on the first-time use!

How often should I use Gallery Doctor?
Keep Gallery Doctor around to perform weekly, or even daily check-ups on on your gallery!

Gallery Doctor will continue to notify if you’ve taken any bad photos, so you can always keep your phone clean with just a tap – keeping your storage clean.

Download Gallery Doctor

EOS Camera

Normally $2.99.

Create charming EOS style photographs with real-time Vintage effects. These effects work great on selfies and other portraits but also for many other subjects. For example, you can easily enhance your landscapes, cityscapes and nature pictures with filtering.
The filters mimic analog processes, vintage optics and wear and tear typical for traditional film photography. Many frame styles are available from classic white to sprocket holes.

Download EOS Camera

Aqueduct 101

Normally $1.99.

Introducing Aqueduct—a world of jumbled waterways and mixed up pipelines. It’s up to you to rearrange the tracks and restore the flow.

Aqueduct 101 is an introduction to the basics of this puzzling waterworks world. With 48 unique puzzles, you’ll learn to master the various contraptions and concepts of Aqueduct.

Locked gates, shifty conveyor belts, floating bridges, and more stand between you and order. Can you reconnect the waterways and pass Aqueduct 101?

From the creators of Blockwick, Orba, and Monster Soup—Aqueduct fuses the slider-puzzle and pipe-connecting concepts into something totally new and outlandishly clever. If you’re bored of the same old puzzle games, Aqueduct will give your brain the challenge it’s looking for.

Download Aqueduct 101

Tofo for Instagram

Normally $0.99.

Tofo for Instagram is a full-featured Instagram client designed for Instagram lovers. It supports both iPhone and iPad.

It includes following amazing features for you:

• Exploring, commenting and liking Instagram posts.
• Support for multiple accounts.
• UNLIMITED saving media content to local photo library.
• Three different view modes to suit every needs for browsing.
• Convenient search interface for finding users and tags.
• Easy to navigating between users profiles and medias.
• Sharing to social platforms and other apps.

Download Tofo for Instagram

Contact Picture Sync for WhatsApp

Normally $3.99.

► Must-Have for WhatsApp Users!

Contact Picture Sync for WhatsApp identifies unknown calls and adds full screen caller photos to your contacts from WhatsApp messenger!
Always see the newest profile photo of your friends when you get a call or when you call them! All photos will fit your screen perfectly. (You can also sync thumbnails only)

► Sync all your contacts with just one tap or select single contacts!

► All contact pictures are stored in your phone address book! You can also sync them with your computer or mac!

Download Contact Picture Sync for WhatsApp

Screeny Pro

Normally $0.99.

Screeny Pro is an app that helps you save useless space consumed by screenshots.

It scans your camera roll very quickly and helps you to filter and delete useless screenshots(detects screenshots taken in landscape mode as well) that are no longer necessary.

It’s simple.


Download Screeny Pro

InstaKey Custom Keyboard Creator

Normally $0.99.

Customize the background of your iPhone’s keyboard!! Directions on how to use below!

Use custom images and animated GIFs! You can choose from our wide selection of amazing themes or you can use InstaKey’s Keyboard Builder to upload your own image, GIF, or Vine just by copying and pasting the URL!

InstaKey has also partnered with Social Media Stars Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, Hayes Grier, Carter Reynolds, and other amazing personalities to give you exclusive, never before seen images and Vines to use for your keyboard’s background!


**Built-in AutoCorrect**
**Support for Multiple Languages**
**Build Your Own Keyboards UNLIMITED**
**New Themes Added Daily**


-Instagram + MORE!!!

If you need help to install the keyboard:
Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard… > InstaKey

Then select Instakey and toggle “Allow Full Access”. Then you will be able to toggle to your new keyboard with the GLOBE on your normal keyboard.

Download InstaKey Custom Keyboard Creator

Security Robot

Normally $9.99.

Use it to record your hotel room, your office, your house or your dorm room, while you are away.

– Record continuous 679 hours without any personal attendance.
– Night Recording with Flash enabled.

Download Security Robot


Normally $2.99.

Use your photos to create amazing video slideshows! Select your photos, crop, re-arrange, adjust timing, and select your effects. Add your favorite song from your music library or use our music. Then, export directly the Photos app to share on your favorite social networks.

Download Slidey


Normally $0.99.

*Ranked #30 on Apple’s Top U.S. Free Social Media apps the week of March 9th.

Werds is the fastest, easiest and best way to add text, quotes and phrases to your photos. Then quickly and easily share your creations to social media like Facebook and Twitter.

Werd’s was designed to give you a simple but powerful tool to create and edit inspiring and beautifully artwork, memes, party invites, jokes and more. Or simply add a caption to a silly photo. Quickly and easily share to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, email, Airdrop as well as print and save to your camera roll.

Werds includes:

• 30 exciting selected fonts (15 available for in-app purchase)
• Quickly add text to your photos
• Simple streamlined interface
• Add a single word or a complete paragraph
• Integrated social sharing
• Drop shadows and highlights for better legibility
• Design on the fly Werd’s single screen interface

Werds let’s you quickly:
• Inspire friends with your quotes
• Create memes
• Make inside jokes
• Make a list
• Design a birthday card
• Jazz up your blog posts
• Add info to your craigslist photos
• Wish that people were here
• Be memorable on Instagram
• Tell stories with emoji’s
• Add context to your photos
• Show off your skills as a writer
• Get more likes
What people are saying:

“I actually use this app all the time. Really easy to use, beautifully designed and lots of fun.”

“Easy and Friendly”

“Neat little app… very easy to use, very simple, very handy… try it! You’ll be hooked!”

“Great for birthday cards and fun messaging. Fun to share with friends.”

“Perfect for adding text on images”

Download Werds

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.