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9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Updated 4 years ago
Published Dec 4th, 2015 1:40PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

Black Friday has come and gone, Cyber Week is drawing to an end, and you’re broke. It’s ok, you won’t need to spend a single cent to download the eight paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free we’ve found for today’s list. You’ll even find a few more freebies if you check back in yesterday’s post.

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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.

Tag Journal

Normally $3.99.

Journal/diary, ideal for everyone: students, writers, journalists and travelers will love it!

Record your life events, thoughts and ideas with photos, short videos, notes and voice recordings.

«If you’re looking for an all-in-one journaling and note taking app, Tag Journal may just be it. Aside from a few interface quirks, it’s probably one of the best journaling apps available, and for those familiar with Markdown, definitely check it out, you’ll be glad you did. » —

«Outstanding. Tag Journal brings one of the best designed UIs. It brings light and colorful palette, but retains its minimalism. » —

«Everyone who enjoys writing needs to have a diary at their fingertips whenever the mood strikes. Tag Journal is the perfect tool for all writers!» — Brett Terpstra.

Tag Journal is a universal iOS 8 app, with seamless synchronization to your iPhone and iPad using iCloud.

Keep your journal/diary organized using colorful tags to retrieve your events easily.

– Sync via iCloud to iPhone and iPad apps.
– Photos and short videos (7s): shoot on the spot or insert from your camera roll.
– Sound recording
– Notes with time stamp
– Colored Tags
– Colored Notes
– GPS location and Foursquare
– Internal browser with your favorite links
– Full-screen photo mode
– Apply effects on photos with Aviary
– Search by date or by text
– Distraction-free writing interface
– Write text in full screen mode with Undo/Redo
– Word and character count
– Merge, Move and Attach Notes and text entries
– Multiple elements selection
– Find and replace
– Advance by character and by word easily
– Markdown Syntax Highlighting
– Two text Previews
– Accessory ‘Spanish/Rest of the World’ keyboard with most-used symbols
– Markdown made easy for applying styles, quotes and lines
– Email in PDF, Markdown, HTML and Print
– Send to iMessages
– Send to Facebook and Twitter
– Passlock (may be different for each device)
– View PDF
– Open PDF in…
– Open Markdown in…

Download Tag Journal

Video Shrinker

Normally $2.99.

Just one minute of HD video can take up over 40 MB of space! 4K video can use 375 MB per minute! Use Video Shrinker to decrease your video file sizes by 80% or more.

– Free tons of space!
– Easily Identify large videos.
– Fine tune video export settings to get the quality & file size you want.

Download Video Shrinker

Shoot by ProCam

Normally $1.99.

Shoot by ProCam is a powerful manual camera designed with the photography purist in mind. Shoot offers a distilled camera experience through a streamlined UI, pro specs, and blazing fast performance. If you’re looking for the best manual camera controls and the highest photo quality, then Shoot is the app for you.


– Manual exposure, shutter speed, ISO, focus, and white balance controls.
– Tap location accurate manual focus assist / zoom.
– Unprecedented manual adjustments precision achieved through a scroll and steppers system inspired by DSLR cameras.
– Highest quality photos with uncompressed lossless TIFF file format support.
– Intelligent 3-shot HDR.
– Live light level histogram.
– Live shutter speed, ISO, focus, and WB values.
– Selftimer / shutter delay.
– Thirds grid and horizontal tiltmeter.
– Fill torch light.
– Metadata / EXIF reader.
– Direct photo sharing – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Messages, and Mail.
– Today Widget for quick launch from the lock screen.


– Only 4:3 aspect ratio supported.
– Video recording not supported.
– Aperture on iPhone is fixed and cannot be manually adjusted.
– Shoot is not a universal app and has not been optimized for iPad.

Download Shoot by ProCam


Normally $3.99.

WriteRight is the best writing app with countless synonyms, antonyms and phraseology for iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone, built upon Markdown. It makes smart replacements preserving conjugation, gender and number.

«WriteRight is unmistakably a writing app. » — Gabriel Ponzanelli from

«I like to do my second round of proof-reading in WriteRight to change expressions that I use too much and spice up my writing replacing words with synonyms/antonyms I should use more» — Federico Vittici from

«Simply, spectacular. There’s really nothing not to like about WriteRight. This is a full featured text editor which comes with ability to help you enhance your writing style. —

« Everyone who enjoys writing needs to have a text editor like WriteRight, I offer my personal recommendation to check it out!» — Brett Terpstra


WriteRight offers you synonyms or antonyms together with phraseology.

WriteRight recognizes conjugated words, either feminine or plural, or in different tenses and persons in the case of verbs.

WriteRight replaces words with their conjugated synonym counterparts, matching gender and number, person and tense.

WriteRight is capable of identifying and replacing not only single words, but multiple-word expressions, phrasal verbs, adjectivals, adverbials and prepositional phrases, even in their conjugated forms.


– Synonyms, Antonyms & Phraseology frequently updated and always at your fingertips.

– Comfortable Pinch to Zoom increases/decreases Menlo editor font up to 4 sizes.

– Advanced Previews: Continuous, US Letter, DIN A4 and Manuscript US Letter and Manuscript DIN A4, including Helvetica Neue Light, Georgia and Times New Roman typefaces within classic Manuscript parameters for writers and publishers. (iPad version)

– Full Markdown support.


– Optional keyboard with frequently-used symbols & powerful multifunctional Markdown keys. (iPad version)


– Previews with page numbering and time stamp (iPad version)
– iCloud folders in colors chosen by the user
– Select and transfer as many files as you want into one selected folder, easily and quickly
– Increase/decrease editor font by 4 sizes
– Find and replace
– Go to start/end of document with gesture (iPad version)
– Quick navigation through long texts (iPad version)
– Advance by character and by word with ease
– Undo/redo
– Character/word count


– Seamless sync between iPad and iPhone
– Seamless iCloud/Dropbox integration
– Saves instantly and automatically in iCloud/Dropbox


– Send .txt, .md, and .rtf by email
– Copy .txt, .md and .rtf
– Print in US Letter, DIN A4, and in Manuscript in both those formats (iPad version)
– Generate and send PDF
– Share document using link

Download WriteRight


Normally $1.99.

Make a statement with your photos by adding dynamic text. TitleFx makes it easy to get stunning results with the most full featured text on photo app available for the iPhone and iPad.

Start with over 50 wonderful fonts. You can also pick from 200 fun symbols!

You have complete control over font size, position, rotation, character and line spacing, and transparency. All adjustments use interactive slider controls that give you direct control and stay out of your way.

Select a color and then pick from a dazzling array of text effects, to make your text standout. These effects are unique to TitleFx and include simple drop shadows and gradients, as well as emboss, cutout and chrome effects. You can even render any font as an outline. There are also tasteful text backgrounds.

Make as many text objects as you want. Managing them is as simple as touching the one you wish to edit.

You can change anything at any time, but a full undo/redo mechanism is available. Your compositions are also save in a Recent Edits list so that you may go back at any time and continue editing. You can also save a favorite layout which can be used as your custom starting point, or for watermarking.

Export to the usual social media suspects or at full resolution to your Photo Album.

– 50+ wonderful fonts
– size, position, rotation, character/line spacing, and transparency controls
– color picker
– 30 awesome text effects
– crop editor
– undo/redo
– elegant interface
– saved edit sessions
– export to everything
– export at full resolution

Download TitleFx

My Folder 2

Normally $0.99.

My Folder is the best way to manage your local files.
View files:
My Folder can open the most popular file formats.

Access your favorite folders directly from the home screen. With a few taps you can easily create a shortcut for a folder.

My Folder Connect:
Access all the files from your computer using a wifi connection.

My Folder is an universal app, available for iPhone and iPad.

Download My Folder 2


Normally $4.99.

PicVid – edit photos from videos with great tools, from filters, effects to stickers and text, all you need is bundled in.

– Extract photos from video
– Crop, rotate, and straighten your photos
– Share with friends
– Adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation
– Gorgeous photo effects
– Amazing filters
– Tons of fun stickers
– Focus mode
– Sharpen and blur
– Add text
– Crop image
– Dynamic ToneCurve

Download PicVid

YConvert PRO

Normally $0.99.

YConvert PRO is the fastest way possible for converting units.

YConvert PRO converts hundreds of units from different categories including Angle, Data, Energy, Force, Length, Mass, Pressure, Power, Speed, Temperature, Time and many more to come!

YConvert PRO was developed to be fast, accurate, lightweight, designed for iOS8 and yet easy to use.
It also has settings to satisfy your needs.
The built in calculator lets you easily use YConvert PRO without the need to exit the application for calculations.

YConvert Pro has no advertisements at all!

So,what are you waiting for? Download YConvert PRO and start converting units now!

Because your feedback is very important to us pleas contact us if there are any conversions you need that are missing. Any suggestions are welcome!
We will add more units with our frequent updates!

Download YConvert PRO

Ninja Stick Man Fighter

Normally $4.99.

Ninja Stick Fighter, Stick ‘Kungfu’ is to show.
At the core of the martial arts lies simplicity, and focus.
This is an innovative fighting game.

All this is funny enough. By using full physics based animation system to simulate character’s actions.
You can control the Little Ninja, fighting and jump with his little buddy. The ninja stick man will react by real and funny actions.

The simplicity of your Ninja stick-man avatar opens up a world of combat precision, in which each move must be timed for the perfect kill.

No any inner purchases. You can enjoy it full.

Download Ninja Stick Man Fighter

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.