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20 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:12PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

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This week has been packed full of huge lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, so there’s no better way to close it out than by publishing our longest list of al time. We’ve got 20 new premium iOS apps for you today that are all on sale for free right now, and there are even more apps that are still free in yesterday’s post if you want to go back and look through those as well.

MUST READ: Dollars and Sense: How Samsung became Samsung, and why Apple is still Apple

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.

+++No Register, 300MB data for Free VPN [Daily gift Time and Data,”My Account”-“More free”]+++Auto-Config VPN+Auto-Connect VPN+Notification-Connect VPN+++High-speed nodes in US, CA, HK, TW, JP, CN, KR, DE, GB!

App Store only supports PPTP + L2TP + IPSec protocol mode,For global network optimization, VIP unlimited, Your work, entertainment and leisure essential tool!

What Is a VPN and What Does It Do For You?
VPN is an encrypted tunnel between your iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) or computer and a server.

Benefits Of Using 6VPN’s iOS Client
– Choosing a trustworthy provider, currently servicing over 100,000 clients. We’ve been building privacy tools since 2009.
– As a NEW customer you get free download, no registration, free trial bandwidth traffic.
– Excelent and fast support from our team, in case you need it.
– Super easy to use: simply select “Auto Config” and click the connect button.

Top Of The Line VPN Servers
– servers available in the vip version for the following locations: US, CA, HK, TW, JP, CN, GB, DE, KR… We will provide more nodes.
– 30+ VPN servers in 9+ countries for VIP.

Download 6VPN

VLC Remote

Normally $4.99.

VLC Remote® lets you remotely control your VLC Media Player on your Mac or PC. Supports iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch!
Awarded Gizmodo’s “Essential iPhone App” three years running. Awarded T3’s “Best iPhone Apps”.

“The new VLC Remote app is simply stunning! It works a treat and it feels professional and powerful. Love it.”
– Adam, London

“The update for the iPhone version is *amazing* – it looks so polished – not that I had any complaints before.”
– Rich

• Features •

— Easily control VLC from your sofa!
— Today widget for even faster access to controls
— Apple Watch support
— Works with VLC on your Mac, PC or Linux machine
— Automatically scans your local network for VLC players
— Universal app fully supported for iPhone and iPad
— Stop, Play and Pause
— Full DVD controls
— Control volume, position, next track and previous track
— Turn fullscreen on and off
— Use the graphical equaliser
— See your cover art
— Control subtitles, aspect ratio, audio track and delays
— Use the picker control for fine control of volume and position
— View the playlist and play files from it
— Free setup helper quickly configures VLC for use with the remote

VLC is a great, free and popular media player that can handle almost any file format.

VLC Remote® lets you sit back enjoy your movies and music while you control things from your easy chair.

It is a joy to use – no more reaching for the mouse when you want to pause your show, select the next episode, or play some different music.

VLC Remote will work with the iPhone 3GS and later. It won’t work with the iPhone 3g – but you can use Ye Olde VLC Remote on the 3g.

Download VLC Remote


Normally $0.99 (free for launch).

We believe that everyone is inherently creative. Madhat was created to help people express themselves in amazing ways, whenever and wherever!

With Madhat you can turn your photos into videos by animating and playing back your doodles on photos in amazing ways! Then, save and share your Madhats through the social network or messaging app of your choice!


* Doodle on photos with a beautiful color palette and brush thickness controls
* Animate doodle-draw-back in amazing ways!
* Take a photo or select one from your photo album
* Share Madhats on the social network or messaging app of your choice
* Save your Madhats forever!
* Drag to reorder layers of animation
* Export your Madhats to video
* “Live playback” and “Album” library views
* And of course, Undo

Madhat us on Instagram @madhatapp #madhat

Download Madhat

Red Onion

Normally $0.99.

Red Onion is a unique browser that lets you access the Internet privately and anonymously. With Red Onion you can bypass corporate, school, public wifi internet filters and access the entire Internet without restrictions with complete security. Not only that with the built downloader you can freely download without ever revealing your true identity or IP address.

Red Onion is a full-fledged Tor-powered browser that offers you a REAL solution, with multiple tabs, customizable start screen, built in ad-blocker, history, bookmarks, and much much more.

– Internet access tunneled over the Tor network
– Websites do not see your real IP address
– Access the entire Internet from behind corporate/ISP/national internet filters and censors
– Auto clean up of cookies on exit
– Reset history/tabs/etc on restart (App Settings > Full Reset or Always Full Reset options for flexibility)
– Access websites on the “dark net” of anonymous .onion web sites, only accessible through Tor
– Multiple tabs, Bookmarks & History
– Supports Do Not Track
– Start screen with the most frequent visited history entry’s
– Real-time search in your browsing history, bookmarks and tabs
– Search engine integration in the Address bar
– Share URL’s via Twitter, Mail, Google+
– Search in the webpage
– Download files by just tapping the link or “long press” the link to Force Download it
– Simultaneous downloads (App Settings > Concurrent Downloads – default is set to 3 for performance can be changed to max of 5)
– User-Agent spoofing
– Ad-block (for most ad-networks)
– Passcode lock and Touch ID support (NEW!)
– File Manager – Preview Apple supported format right from within the app or “Open in…” others app on your device.
– Multi format video/audio player allows you to play almost any video and audio format without leaving the app (wmv, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4, 3gp, sf, avi, divx, dv, gxf, m2p, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, moov, mov, mp4, mpg, mpv, mt2s, mts, mxf, ogm, ogv, ps, qt, ts, vob, webm, wm, mp3, m4a, wma).
– Address bar search engine options (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, StartPage can be changed App Settings > Search Engine)
– Extract audio from mp4 files (convert to mp3)
– Robust File Manager
– m3u8 streams over Tor. Bypass geo-blocked live TV streams like Aljazeera by requesting country specific IP addresses (instructions in app)
– (NEW!) Download m3u8 streams
– (NEW!) Chromecast support with subtitles test.mp4 test.vtt (subtitle and video file must have the same name just different extensions)
– (NEW!) Playlist Manager
– (NEW!) Dynamically updating adblocker

Important Notes:
– Web browsing/downloading through the anonymization network will be SIGNIFICANTLY SLOWER than through a non-tunneled browser like Safari. This is necessary and a small price to pay to keep your identity protected.
– This product uses the Tor distributed networks is produced independently from the Tor(r) anonymity software and carries no guarantee from The Tor Project about quality, suitability or anything else.

Download Red Onion


Normally $0.99.

Welcome to 2016, America!

And welcome to a true realtime digital media app – there’s no pull-to-refresh and just about everything in Reax happens live, not after they had already happened.

Reax saves you time by organizing people’s thoughts from across America and only presenting you with the most important questions right now in our simple Top 10 chart.

Witness the 2016 elections and reactions to other live events state by state in realtime on our color map by reacting to the Top 10 trending issues.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners:
Reax was designed with 3D Touch in mind from the beginning. Keep on peeking and popping into our color map by pressing the American flag!

Download Reax


Normally $3.99.

“We’re obsessed.” —Brit+Co
“Over allows everyone to be a designer.” —Jenny Clark


Design a greeting card — Visualize an idea — Promote an event — Market your real estate — Layout a business card — Sell stuff on craigslist — Joke around — Make a meme — Caption your pets — Comment on politics — Review a meal — Tell a story — Share your love — Express your feelings — Organize your thoughts — Store measurements — Keep ingredients — Study for a test — Remember details — Track your progress — Celebrate a victory! — Encourage a friend — Give directions — Inspire your fans — Motivate your team — Quote famous people


TO INFINITY & BEYOND: supercharge your photos with a spectacular collection of 300+ fonts, 800+ illustrations AND more new content all the time.

NO PHOTO? NO PROBLEM! we’ve partnered with two of the world’s best photo sources to put fresh daily images in your hand for FREE. Just look for Unsplash & Pixabay under Add-Ons.

PRESS PAUSE WITH PROJECTS: For the A.D.D. in all of us; start a ton of projects and finish them (or not) later! You can rename, duplicate and delete.

COLLECT NEW ARTWORK EVERYDAY: Check back everyday to collect FREE artwork from amazing artists.

A PERFECT COLOR MATCH: use the color sampler and grab perfect matching colors from any pixel on your canvas.

SWIPE TO FIND YOUR TYPE: glide through hundreds of fonts and then organize your favorites.

ANY FONT, ANYWHERE: install your own fonts, just find it on the Internet, “Open in Over” and voila.

ADVERTISEMENT FREE: enjoy your creative experience without any outside adverts.

GO UNDER WITH OVER: activate the FREE Blend Add-On and precisely hide parts of your text & artwork, giving you an infinite number of effects.

MAKE THAT TEXT POP: activate the FREE Drop Shadow Add-On and create amazing text effects using shadows that lift the text & artwork right off the photo.

GENTLE ADJUSTMENTS: using the nudge tool you can position any object with pixel perfection.

CROP ME MAYBE: find the perfect crop for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, iPhone, Apple Watch and more!
How People Are Using Over:

—Social media posts
—Birthday cards
—Inspirational quotes
—Event invites
—Business cards
—Presentation slides
—Logos & watermarks
—Album covers
—Apple Watch backgrounds
—iPhone wallpapers
—Pinterest posts

Download Over


Normally $0.99.

To be the best version of you, you have to stick to the rule of 80% diet and tons of water, 20% working out.

Customise your daily meal and water goals. And check in to make it easy to control your progress.

When it’s time to specific meal or water you will be notified about it, and you can
just check in through notification by swiping it and click a button.

Download Eatty


Normally $0.99.

Webpageshot is a simple yet powerful tool that used to convert the webpage into image.

It will actually capture a whole web page (all the way down) and not just the bit on the screen.

Also,it provides a screenshot extension for Safari on iOS 8.

Download Webpageshot

Stickers For Whats.App

Normally $0.99.

Stickers For WeChat Pro – Use Categories of Stickers in your Messages, Emails, WeChat, Kik, LINE, Facebook Messenger and everywhere else!

This application allows you to send meme, troll and rage faces to your friends by SMS# and through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. All this just form your iPhone!

#Images within messages will be sent free of charge through iMessage, or according to your phone plan if you use MMS

– Send Led in Messages
– 100 Stylish Fonts
₡U$ŦØMłZE ¥ØUƦ PƦØ₣łŁE λ₦Ð BłØ Ø₦ $Ø₡łλŁ ₦EŦ₩ØƦƙ$
– ѕєи∂ ¢υтє тєχт мєѕѕαgєѕ тσ уσυя ѕє¢яєт ¢яυѕн
– ⓟⓘⓜⓟ ⓤⓟ ⓨⓞⓤⓡ ⓐⓟⓟ ⓕⓞⓛⓓⓔⓡⓢ
– AND MORE!!! (open the app to see)
– Fonts Keyboard Extensions
– All New UI
– New icon
– Cool Photo Editor
– Added New Categories for Stickers

Download Stickers For Whats.App

Reporter Camera

Normally $0.99.

Meet Reporter, private gesture-based camera app you’ve been waiting for ages. It offers you wide variety of photo-editing tools, effects and something never seen before – Encryption.

Nowadays we want to make sure that our photos are kept private, because prying eyes are everywhere and some stories are just not meant to be shared. Encrypt any photograph from existing iPhone Gallery in less then a second, or make a new in a one simple click.

We’ve took care about the ones you WANT to expose as well, adding the Renaissance-painter-like Signature for personalising your photography. Don’t forget about adjustable exposition / white balance settings, bunch of Reporter-exclusive filters and various photo enhancement instruments.

Download Reporter Camera

SpeakText 2

Normally $9.99.

SpeakText 2 – Speak & Translate Web pages and Documents
The app integrates the system text-to-speech engine, speaks & translates offline without internet connection.
A must have app to speak aloud & translate text, documents and web pages of Safari.

Useful Features
● Translates 40+ languages
– Display the original text for each translated sentence
– Show both original web page and translation
– Mail translation

● Speak aloud 30+ languages
– Read all unread articles automatically
– Swipe to control skipping sentences
– Highlight word by word for each speaking sentence
– Add favorite articles with “Starred” to speak aloud later
– Copy or add touched selected words with “Starred” in Speak mode
– With funny bear and human face animations while speaking
– Support useful speaking repeat, pause, and speed & pitch options
– Exercising (read then record) and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking.

● Speak & translate the copy & paste or key in text
– Swipe to mark as read or unread, flag or unflag, and copy a starred text to input box

● Speak & translate web pages
– A speak & translate extension for Safari app that speaks & translates the entire Safari web page directly
– Speak & translate the pasted url web site automatically
– Speak & translate the clicked web page (key in or copy url in Key in function)

● Speak & translate documents
– Turn eBook page automatically to ensure continuous reading
– Tree file explorer
– Cloud files import & export support
● Translates 40+ languages

● Speaks aloud 30+ languages
The app supports one system language, you can make in-app purchases to buy extra languages.

● Display the original text for each translated sentence

● Mail translation

● Speak & translate the copy & paste or key in text

● Speak & translate web pages

● Speak & translate the clicked web page

● Speak & translate documents
Formats supported:
– Text (text, txt), RTF document (rtf)
– Microsoft Office: Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps)
– Apple iWork: Pages (pages), Numbers (numbers), Keynote (key)
– eBook (unencrypted epub)
Please note that iBook eBooks are limited to use inside Apple iBook app only.
PDF file format is not supported.

● Tree document file explorer

● Cloud files import & export support

● Support three ways to open documents
1. Open In…
2. Apple iTunes
3. Cloud services
Import documents from the Apple iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox and Google Drive cloud services.

● Add favorite articles with “Starred”

● Read all unread articles automatically

● Swipe to control skipping sentences

● Support useful speaking options

● Speaking face animation

● Highlight words while speaking

● Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking

Download SpeakText 2


Normally $0.99.

Word² is a challenging game where you must unscramble each word not just once, but twice!

Inspired by word squares which date well into ancient times, each square contains words in pairs that can be read both horizontally and vertically. Words are scrambled and your objective is to use hints, clues and logic to decipher each square.

▪ Each row/column pair have the same word
▪ Colorful, minimalist aesthetic
▪ Brightness and pastel color options
▪ Beautiful, meditative custom soundtrack
▪ 90 puzzles ranging from 3×3 boards to 7×7

Word² is a premium game and contains optional hints and clues available for purchase to help solve tougher levels. Be rest assured that each level is 100% solvable.

Download Word²

Blox 3D World Creator

Normally $2.99.

***Editor’s Choice Award 2015, Children’s Tech Review- 90% Rating
“…easy to use, powerful-feeling block building experience…”
“….this app is well worth the download..”

“…Both kids and adults can enjoy this open-ended app that promotes creativity and imagination!”

“…Blox 3D World Creator is part Minecraft, part piece of paper and pen -..”

Blox 3D World Creator lets kids create beautiful worlds with simple taps, from giant windmills to craggy castles and desert islands teeming with life.
Add animals, humans and birds which walk around and interact to watch your world come alive!
*Designed to develop children’s creativity with hours of world building fun.
*The worlds can be as simple as a deserted island or a teeming city…sky’s the limit.
*Control the lighting to change time of day or setting with night,day and water environments.
*No sounds, scoring or virtual currency….just pure creative fun.
*Animated animals ,windmills and people walking around and interacting makes an amazing miniature world.
*Share your world creation videos on YouTube, Facebook and Twiter.

Download Blox 3D World Creator


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

Extreme Week Calendar

Normally $0.99.

Light version of the popular Extreme Agenda organizer app. It gives you a 7 day week view and inline day view to add great features not found in the default calendar.

Use it as a great week calendar, or as a trial to see the quality of our advanced Extreme Calendar and Extreme Agenda solutions. Once you are ready you can easily upgrade to the more advanced products from within the app.

Features Include:

Great Calendaring
• Powerful Week and Timeline Day with inline editing.
• Uses and expands on your native calendar data.
• Sync like you would with the default calendar(Google, iCloud, Exchange).
• Advanced repeating event options.
• Move/Copy Events
• Event Templates
• Email Events
• Show events on Facebook
• Military time, ISO week, and week start options.
• Uses time bars and icons to keep you informed at a glance
• Filter events based on iCal calendars.
• Almost 200 professional icons to mark your events

Power and Flexibility
• Universal Support
• TextExpander Support
• Portrait and Landscape Support.
• Retina Display Support.
• Background and color theme choices.
• Help System

• Easily upgraded to Extreme Calendar or Extreme Agenda Planner

Download Extreme Week Calendar


Normally $0.99.

Do the best counting steps software
Contact me if you have any Suggestions and questions

Download StepKeeper

Save My Pixel

Normally $1.99.

Save your precious pixel bits from all the bit smashers! Save My Pixel is a simple but extremely addictive 1-button game. All you have to do is jump and dodge the bit smashers (obstacles) and survive as long as you can.

You are put inside a bit smashing equipment that keeps forwarding deadly spikes and smashers towards you. Each time you bounce (by tapping anywhere on the screen) and avoid the obstacles, you save a pixel. The higher number of pixels you save, the higher you get in the leaderboards. You also get to unlock new achievements as you save the pixels. The game’s speed increases and gets more challenging as you save more pixels and score more points.

Download Save My Pixel


Normally $0.99.

Enlighten, the app that will help you find your inner peace, get deep sleep, get rid of stress and relax.
With a rich collection of amazing stereo natural sounds, it will take you out of this world.
Life can be hard sometimes, with our daily duties we tend to forget about our mental health.
With the intention to help people Enlighten was crafted, it provides very easy access to stunning natural sounds that energise your mind.You simply choose from any natural environment and select it’s variation.Along with the natural sounds,additional sounds and binaural beats are also available and can be played along with the natural sounds.
•Natural Sounds
This is the main element of the app.Select any natural environment and choose from it’s variations.
For e.g. choose wind and choose from it’s three types of variations.It’s that simple.

•Additional Sounds
Extra sounds are also available, simply tap on the desired sound and it will start to play.
To adjust the volume swipe left/right.

•Binaural Beats
Binaural beats can be used to induce certain mental states into your brain, different binaural beats have different effects.
For e.g. listen to delta waves to put your self into deep sleep.
Headphones are required for binaural beats to work.

•Get Notified When Stressed
Enlighten can track and study your health data through out the day and notify you to relax at the end of the day if you are stressed.

Download Enlighten

Happy List

Normally $0.99.

– What’s the most import factor when you have a piles of things to do?
– Is efficiency? Obviously not!
– HAPPINESS is all what you need during the busy time.
It is the best CAFFEINE that will truly turns you into SUPERMAN.

Therefore, Happy List app is created to helps you gain and accumulate happiness via the following methods:

– Indicates you to have a good mood while you list your todo things.

– Track your mood by recording your each mood state on a todo thing being done.

– Generate realtime suggestion and analysis chart to help yo u keep ENERGETIC .

-SHARE analysis chart and mood state with your friends to get instant encouragements and cheers.

-Start everyday FRESH with nothing remain from yesterday. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.


– Automatically add significance level mark according to the order.

– No useless alarm setting and any annoying notifications. All things should be done according to your mind and mood but not time.

– Auto CLEAR HISTORY of previous day.

– Share by saving as images so that it can support any sociality app.

Best wishes.

Download Happy List

Live speed limit alerts

Normally $0.99.

Live speed limit alert provides real time speaking alerts based on “actual” speed limits. Unlike other apps, speed limits are automatically updated for your location.

You get spoken speed limit notifications when the speed limit on your route changes. If you exceed the speed limit, you are presented with audible beeps (or spoken speed notifications). Combined, these two features are helpful in avoiding expensive speeding tickets.

The app is designed to run in the background (talking and audible updates) so that you can user other navigation or music apps in the foreground. It also pauses automatically when it detects you are stationary to conserve battery.

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Download Live speed limit alerts

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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.