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12 paid iPhone apps that are all on sale for free right now

Updated 4 years ago
Published Dec 7th, 2015 12:21PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

We’re starting this week off with one of the biggest lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free we’ve run in a long time. We’ve got 12 apps in total on today’s list, and they span a wide range of categories so there’s definitely something for everyone.

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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 $2.99.

Here comes the only app that can shoot, edit, and save in one go.
With its convenient interface, never-before-seen editing tools, and powerful Dropbox-supporting album, ‘HYPELIGHT’ is the newest arena to unleash your passion for creativity.
SUPPORTS 3D TOUCH (iPhone 6s or 6s Plus)
– From the icon, you can immediately get to the camera, editor, and Selfie Mode.
– Get a sense of the shutter’s dynamics with a reduced delay time.
– The Albums have Peek & Pop support.

– Instant Timer: Press and release the Shutter Button to buy yourself some set-up time.
– The Latest 3D Touch Shutter: Press the Shutter Button a little harder and shorten the wait.
– Single Exposure: You can even capture light or the flow of time.
– Double Exposure: Mix two photos together for a varied effect.
– Manual Mode: Accurately adjust the white balance, shutter speed, ISO, focus, etc. Like your favorite DSLR, easily save your own settings for next time.
– Split: Using various frames, act out fun and unique scenarios.
– Ghost: Shoot with the photos from your camera roll as a guide.Use with the blending tool to create fascinating photos.
– Selfie: The perfect mode for selfies—It makes your skin look softer and gets rid of any acne. Try out all the different options.
– Viewfinder: Switch between screens or go in reverse.
– Timer: Swipe the Shutter Button to swiftly use the timer. You can turn it clockwise to control the timer delay, time in-between shots, and how many shots.

– Batch Edit: Choose multiple photos to quickly edit all at once. Discover this tool only on HYPELIGHT.
– Auto-Filter: This is the fastest way to polish up your photos. HYPELIGHT arranges the filters to make it easy to use.
– Customized Filter: Choose a preset filter, edit the effects, and save it separately. Now you can try out the fun with your own filters.
– High Performance Editing Tool: Provides the tools to precisely change the photo’s shadow, color, and details. Get the feeling of professional quality on mobile.
– Powerful Color Editing: Adjust the exact color, or spontaneously use completely different primary colors.
– Mask Tool: You can closely mask your subject to what you want, sensing your outline. Additionally, that mask you painstakingly made can be saved and used next time—Very convenient.
– Save Your Progress: After editing, save your work and come back to it later.
– Easy Album Access: Instinctively switch from the Camera to your Photos to your Album.
– Custom Album: Make a folder and use Dropbox to bulk upload your photos—Go ahead and edit your PC photos.


JotNot Scanner

Normally $4.99.

* The original (and still the best) iPhone and iPad scanner app
* Trusted by millions of people in over 150 countries
* Recommended by The New York Times, TechCrunch, and MacWorld UK

JotNot is the most advanced scanner app in the App Store. It automatically detects edges and processes images to remove shadows, correct contrast, and adjust white balance. Scans come out crisp, clear, and suitable for printing every time.

* Convert notes, receipts, sketches, sheet music, recipes, contracts, business cards, even photos into digital copies
* Save scans as PDF or JPEG
* Efficiently scan multi-page documents

* Share by email, iCloud, Evernote, Dropbox, Google Docs with OCR, Box, and OneNote
* Fax reliably to US numbers (pay per fax via in-app purchase)

* Password-protect sensitive files
* Tag documents and search by tag or name
* Sort by name or date
* Rename or delete files to stay organized

Download JotNot Scanner

Route Tracker 2

Normally $4.99.

The simplest way to Track your Route & Share it Live so that people can follow your journey.

Ideal for letting your Family follow you on your Route, tracking Long Road Trips and for Businesses to track Delivery Vehicles.

You can optionally Register to save routes to your id, these can be viewed at The website also allows you to set Location and Speed alerts and Export routes.

For support, contact as us

• Share the route Live using Messages, Mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
• Works in the Background.
• Handles Network Connectivity issues.
• Alerts you when there are tracking issues.
• • We strongly recommend allowing Notifications.
• View Live, Analyze and Export your current & past routes from our Website
• Data transmitted and secured using Industry Standard techniques.

Tracking features:
• Tracking interval is 5 seconds at speeds under 25mph(40kmh) and 10 seconds at speeds above.
• A new route is automatically created after 7000 GPS coordinates.
• It would take 20hrs of continuous car driving or 10hrs of continuous walking or to reach this limit.
• Your latest 1000 routes are saved on the Website.
• Consumes between 8%~15% battery per hour.
• 24hrs of tracking results in about 2MB of Data Transfer over the Network.

Website features:
• Track Live on the Website
• See your latest 1000 routes.
• Set Speed and Location alerts.
• Analyze your Route with all the metrics and graphs we have.
• Analyze where you Stopped and for how long.
• Export your Route as a GPX/CSV.
• Share your routes with other users or to Social networks.
• Let us know if you need a Custom Icon, Static Links to Share or Embed into your website.
• To see some real routes tracked by the App login to with username: demo and password: secret12

Download Route Tracker 2

Cloud Hub

Normally $0.99.

Cloud Hub is a simple documents reader and manager for iOS platform.

It allows to download or upload files from clouds services like Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Drive, iCloud. Built-in FTP client. Import media files from Photo Albums. Manage all local files stored in the app; change name, move, copy, delete, create directories, view the content of the most common file types like PDF, PNG, JPG, MP4, iWork, MS Office files. Share files using social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter etc.

• Cloud Hub reads files:
– MS Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx)
– iWork: Keynote, Pages, Numbers
– text (txt, rtf)
– images (jpg, png, gif, tiff)
– MP3, WAV
– MP4, H.264
– html, css

• Access Services (download/upload):
– Dropbox
– Box
– OneDrive
– Google Drive
– iCloud

• Local file operations:
– Copy
– Move
– Delete
– Change name
– File details
– Send via e-mail
– Share using social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.)
– Upload to server (Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, FTP)
– View the content of the most common file types
– Image viewer
– Video player (MP4, H.264)
– Music player (MP3)

• Local directory operations:
– Create directory
– Delete directory
– List chosen directory

Download Cloud Hub

Sunday Lawn Seasons

Normally $0.99.

Fans spoke! We listened.

“Sunday Lawn Seasons” is the highly anticipated sequel to fan favorite “Sunday Lawn”, but with THREE new seasons!
After a flourishing summer with his lawn mower, Charlie expands his summer job into a YEAR ROUND BUSINESS.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


– AUTUMN: With the ridiculously powerful, plutonium driven LEAF DEVOURER 5000, prepare to take on a neighborhood full of fallen leaves.

– WINTER: Grab the snow shovel and put an end to slippery pathways and snowy gardens!

– SPRING: The soils are in desperate need of love. Bring out the fertilizer stroller and watch the grass regain its health!

Faithful to the game play of the original Sunday Lawn, this all-new sequel packs on new gardens, graphics, features and animals.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


– Game Center support
– MFi controller support
– ION Arcade controller support
– Universal App (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)

Download Sunday Lawn Seasons

File Extractor

Normally $1.99.

Extract the contents of ZIP, RAR, 7-ZIP, and TAR compressed files directly on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

What you can do with File Extractor:

• Accept compressed archives from any other app, including Mail, Safari, and Dropbox.
• Browse and view the contents of compressed files on the fly without having to uncompress the entire archive.
• Use the built-in viewer for common files.
• Extract files to view or edit in third-party apps.
• Open password-protected ZIP and RAR files.
• Save photos and videos to the Camera Roll.
• Send files as email attachments.
• Print your files with AirPrint.
• Send/receive files in real time using the iTunes File Sharing (over WiFi or using a USB cable).

Built-in viewer for:

• Documents (pdf, doc/docx, xls/xlsx, ppt/pptx, pages, numbers, keynote, txt, htm/html, …)
• Pictures (jpg/jpeg, png, tiff, gif, bmp, …)
• Audio files (mp3, aac, wav, …)
• Video files (mov, …)

If, in addition to open compressed files, you need a rock solid file manager, look for “File Storage” on the App Store. File Storage does everything File Extractor does, and more.

Download File Extractor


Normally $0.99.

Do you worry that you spend TOO MUCH TIME on your smartphone? Are you looking for an unique way to be more social, and enjoy the world and people that exist beyond your beloved device?

If so, then bSociable is the ideal app for you!

▸ Gamification approach makes it fun to be more social
▸ See how you rank against others in the global community
▸ Get simple and insightful charts and graphs to track your progress
▸ Improve your quality of life at home, school, work, with friends there’s no limit!

◆◆◆ About bSociable ◆◆◆
bSociable is fundamentally different — and far superior — than notification-based apps that merely tell you that you’ve spent too much time on your smartphone. That’s because bSociable uses gamification to reward you with “social time” for meeting your daily non-smartphone use commitments.

◆◆◆ Earn Social Time & Rank Higher ◆◆◆
The more social time you earn, the higher you’ll climb on the global bSociable rankings, which can be searched via date, age group and gender.

◆◆◆ Insightful Charts & Graphs ◆◆◆
You can also access bSociable’s simple yet insightful graphs and charts to track and monitor your social time. You can use this data to grasp just how much time you truly spend on your smartphone on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. You can also use this data to motivate you as you make progress and be more social!

◆◆◆ Questions? Comments? Support? ◆◆◆
Visit and send us your questions, comments or support requests. You can also check out some great articles by leading experts on the dangers of excessive or addictive smartphone use!

▶ Note: the bSociable timer can not run in the background or in sleep mode, the Auto-Lock feature of your phone will be disabled during play-mode. ◀

▶▶ Please keep your phone safe at all times while using bSociable and an eye on your battery levels ◀◀

Download bSociable


Normally $1.99.

No style but have format. Create beautiful formatted text document with just plain text. That is Markdown.

Markdown is a pure editor specifically for writers who use markdown language. It provide a handy support for write markdown.

1. simple editor your file and sync with Dropbox storage.
2. support an easy way to make markdown text file.
3. accessory keyboard to help you easily input markdown keywords.
4. you can easily send your markdown text by email.
5. It can also make your app as a blog editor.

Download Markdown


Normally $1.99.

Instantbot is a universal app that contains all that you need to make your Instagram experience much better.

Take photos using FishEye, try various effects, check for users nearby, learn more about your most active followers and those who stopped following you recently, tag your favorite places and share weather and your mood!

Multifunctional Camera
•FishEye – 3 modes
•30 filters
•50 textures
•27 collages
•Add text – 30 fonts
•Share weather – 40 stickers
•Check in – 40 stickers
•Share on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr

Extended followers information
•Check for new followers
•Check for unfollowers
•Users not following you back
•Followers you’re not following back
•Active followers
•TOP 5 followers
•Number of likes and comments from each follower


Instagram Map
•Photos nearby
•Favorite places tagged on photos
•Popular places tagged on photos

Use unlimited possibilities of Instantbot to make your photos much more amazing and to have a new look at Instagram.

Download Instantbot

Video Clips for iMovie

Normally $4.99.

Make your videos better with professional video clips. Your friends will think you are a film producer in the making.

App has over 100.000 clips all categorised and ready for you to download for your iMovie and video projects.

Great extras and amazing effects and backgrounds as well as traditional lifestyle and business footage. There is something in this app for everyone.

Professional movie makers, directors and production houses can use our upgrade options to get a royalty free paid commercial license.

Download Video Clips for iMovie

Multifunction Speedometer

Normally $0.99.

An excellent combination of a GPS-speedometer, an on-board computer and a music player will not let you get bored during the travel and will help to orient properly. Now you have both an analog and a digital speedometer in one place. It is possible to make measurements in kilometers and miles – it is your choice. Switching of measurement systems is done by a mere screen scrolling.
The on-board computer with internal tracking allows fixation of the following data: the start time, total trip time, average and maximum speed, distance traveled and altitude (height above the sea level). The compass and the geolocator help in professional orientation on the terrain and define exact coordinates. The mobile map lets recording the traveled distance and send these data by e-mail or in an SMS.

Download Multifunction Speedometer


Normally $0.99.

Wonderoom is a full-featured, powerful photo editor, with clean interface, designed for quick editing.

It supports undo/redo, preserves EXIF data while editing, and it auto-saves you current progress, you can safely close the app and continue in any time.

You can import Instagram and Flickr photos from your account or do a search by hashtags.

With Wonderoom you will have all the freedom to customize your photos with pretty filters, effects, frames and fonts.

Choose from dozens of breathtaking filters and effects to completely change you image.

– Photo Filters
– Light Effects
– Art Filters
– Vignette
– Pixelate area
– Sharpness
– Blur (5 types)

Take full control over the tone and color of your image with advanced color adjustments.

– Enhance
– Warmth
– Brightness/contrast
– Hue/Saturation
– Exposure

Give your photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white, while keeping your chosen details in color.

– Color Splash

Add a caption to the photo. Choose from bunch of different stickers, frames and shapes to give your photos some extra flare.

– Shapes
– Stickers
– Frames
– Text labels (bunch of fonts)

Draw on your photo with any color you want.

– Draw (5 tools, color picker, undo/redo)

– Crop
– Orientation
– Resize (with or without aspect saving)

You can add, edit or delete the geolocation and timestamp of your photo preserved in EXIF.

– Location

Download Wonderoom

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.