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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jan 11th, 2016 11:57AM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

Welcome to the start of a brand new week, which also means a fresh new series of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. We were on a roll last week and we’re continuing right into this week with 10 premium apps on sale for free right now. What are you waiting for? All these free apps aren’t going to download themselves…

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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.

Top 1 Productivity App!!!
AppStore What’s Hot App!!!
AppStore Best App of the Week!!!

“3Cycle” – It will take care of a week of yours.
New three revolutions of “Time Management App”

First, Go in the common UI!
clock-shaped UI that can see a daily schedule at a time.
Second, Stop only making plans without practice.
Accurate feedback through Analysis Algorithm.
Third, Stop worrying how to realize successful life.
Signpost that tells the way to successful life.
– Love , Dream and Joy !!

Challenge your successful life with “3Cycle”
What is “3Cycle” ?

– “3Cycle” means that one can lead the most successful life when one spent a week that Love, Dream and Joy which are three elements of success psychologists suggest are in perfect harmony.

What are Love, Dream and Joy, then?
LOVE : About human relationships, which is the time with people one love.
DREAM : About self-realization , which is the time with make an effort for realizing long-term goals.
JOY : About joy of life , which plays a major role in recharging energy through healing your exhausted mind and body.

Many psychologists say that the pursuit of success and happiness is the most important goal in one’s life.
For the highlights of your life, set your lifetime goals with 3cycle and create your Happy Cycle for the successful life through the well-balanced scheduling – Love, Dream, Joy.


– Clock-Shaped planning chart seen at a glance
– Color display by Categories – Love, Dream and Joy
– Tidy Neon-design
– Creation and Management of several planning charts
– Evaluation of planning chart in the Analysis Algorithm
– Feedback about the life of one week

[Main Function]

– Easy input method.
Register at one-touch button and you can delete and change drag-and-drop.

– Display of schedule and the current time
Mark with the schedule planned and the current time when 3Cycle runs.

– Check of the alarm and the execution according to the schedule.
Tell you all you have to do through alarm and you can know whether or not the schedule is complete through execution-check.

– 3Cycle guide for users
3Cycle guide with the top will help you how to use the 3Cycle.

– Add schedule table through the list page
You can create and manage various planning charts in the list page.

– Easy day registration on the list page.
You can set the schedule for each day of the week by putting it into day of week slot, easily.

– Feedback through the stats page
Provide a feedback on evaluation of whether the planning chart is well-balanced with Love, Dream and Joy and how much you practice the schedule of a week.

Download 3CYCLE

Audio Notebook Pocket

Normally $1.99.

All-Day Audio Recorder, 2x Playback, and Note-Keeping System.

Audio Notebook is perfect for:
– Students: To record all your lectures, and take notes on all your classes,
– Professionals: For every meeting and interview,
– Everyone else: To capture your thoughts and ideas for all of life’s projects.


Stop struggling to take notes while keeping up with discussions. Audio Notebook captures everything that is said, so you don’t have to worry about missing a thing.

Record through your whole day and take notes at the same time. Edit and add to your notes while recording or reviewing later. When you’re done, easily email your notes and recordings with a tap.

Leave your laptop behind. Stay on top of all your classes and meetings with just your iPhone.


Reviews are a snap: Audio Notebook lets you breeze through recordings with up to 2x playback speed. Rewind by 5 seconds with just a tap, and capture every point with perfect recall.


It’s your data: Copy all your notes and audio to your Mac or PC with iTunes File Sharing at any time. This is great for extra backups or sharing with others. It even works wirelessly over WiFi.


Color code your notes with multiple categories to find them easily and stay on top of all your projects.


Integrated Text Editor:
– Text notes with built-in Audio Recorder
– Works great in both landscape and portrait mode
– Large, legible font
– Copy & Paste
– Automatic spell check

Flexible Note Organizer:
– Multiple color-coded categories to stay organized
– Filter notes by category, to quickly find the one you want
– Sort by name or by date
– Customizable category names
– Share notes and recordings via Email

High Quality Audio Recorder:
– Variable play speed: 1x, 1.5x, or 2x
– Instant seek
– Quick skip by 5 second increments
– Unlimited audio recording time
– High quality MPEG-4 audio: An hour takes approximately 12MB
– Record and take notes simultaneously
– Pause and continue recording as many times as needed

Download Audio Notebook Pocket

PDF Markup Ultimate

Normally $4.99.

Download the latest and greatest fully-working version of PDF Markup Ultimate. PDF Markup Ultimate is a full-fledged PDF reader app that enables you to read, annotate, and edit PDF documents on the iPhone or iPad. With PDF Markup Ultimate, you can easily annotate PDFs with highlights and freehand writing, insert voice and text notes, manage and back up annotations, sign and share documents on the fly. Your iPhone and iPad will love this app.

Join and become our fan on Facebook to learn more about our app!
Enjoy the latest iOS 9 features
• Quick Actions (3D Touch) – Press the app icon on your Home screen and get access to Quick Actions. (iPhone only)
• Peek and Pop (3D Touch) – Peek at each file for a quick preview and Pop into the content with a deeper press. (iPhone only)
• Slide Over & Split View – Run two apps side by side and control independently. (iPad only)
• Spotlight Search – Quickly find anything stored in app.
• Shared Links Extension – Browse through file links shared by Kdan Cloud as bookmarks in Safari.

Add Markups to PDFs
• Add highlights, freehand writings, sticky notes, text boxes, arrows, shapes, etc.
• Sound notes supported
• Send/Create flattened copies
• Insert images/hyperlinks to a PDF
• PDF signature & form filling
• BOTA list – displays a summary of all annotations applied to the PDF file

Backup Markups – New “My Markups”
• Extract annotations from PDFs and save them to “My markups” folder
• Import markups made by different users to the same PDF
• Please refer to “What’s New” stored in app for more instructions

Share Markups – New “My Markups”
• View markup files on a web format via the shareable link
• Post shareable links to personal social networks

Voice Reader (Text-To-Speech, TTS)
• Ability to adjust the TTS voice speed
• Support a total of 36 voices for 26 languages

File Manger & Viewing Mode
• Display video/audio files in PDFs
• Drag the selected item over another to create a new folder or to delete/move it to the target folder. (iPad only)

Document Scanner
• Continuous scan & image adjustments
• Export scanned images as one PDF

Page Editing
• Rotate/Rearrange/Extract/ Add/Delete PDF pages

File Transfer
• Full integration with Dropbox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, Evernote, Box, etc
• FTP and WebDAV client support
• Transfer files via WiFi, iTunes USB and Open-in feature

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• Sign up now and get 500 MB of free space on Kdan Cloud!
• Allow to resume unfinished uploading (Files larger than 5MB will be supported)
• Support to transfer files in background
• Send file links via emails or personal social networks
• Upload, view, and manage files directly from your browser
• Send download links from the web with password protection
• Subscribe to our premium services for more advanced tools

Subscription Plans
• Kdan Cloud: $2.99/month or $9.99/year
• Deluxe Business Pack: $5.99/month or $29.99/year
• All Access Pack: $9.99/month or $59.99/year (Free Trial Available)
• Subscriptions will be charged through your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase.
• Your subscriptions will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current subscription period, for the same duration and at the current subscription price.
• You may manage your subscriptions in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.

Download PDF Markup Ultimate


Normally $2.99.

Your ship is gone.
Your crew is scattered.
One option remains.
Gather your crew…

and jump into the sun.

Reunite your shipmates and hurtle toward the end in 50+ distinctly dangerous gravity puzzles!

◇ — — — ◇

◇ Juegos Rancheros: “A super promising debut.”

◇ Gamezebo: “4.5/5 Far from iterating, Secret Crush has created a new genre standard.”

◇ 148apps: “4.5/5 “One of the weirdest and best platforming experiences to be had on iOS…A complete delight.”

◇ Kaijupop: “3/4 Pops: Exceptional. A significant cut above the crowd.”

◇ TouchArcade: “4/5 Well worth checking out.”

◇ — — — ◇

◇ Blast through 50+ challenging, gravity-bending levels
◇ Discover a variety of dangerous new planets and obstacles
◇ Use your jetpack to navigate asteroid fields and avoid deadly comets
◇ Unite and ignite 14 cute crew members, each with their own personality
◇ Track achievements and compete with your friends on Game Center
◇ Astronauts, catstronauts, and a dog named Moosetracks

◇ — — — ◇

You control the captain of a spaceship that is suddenly struck by a comet and destroyed. With no way to get home, the ship’s crew is forced to face reality. They’re doomed to die. There’s no way out. But no matter what their fate may be, one thing is decided for certain. No one dies alone.

It’s your job to navigate through the universe as the captain and reunite your crew. Hop, blast, and drift your way from planet to planet using your trusty jetpack. Reunite the crew, making sure not to run out of oxygen and leave them to drift in the void. Beware of molten planets, speeding comets, and deadly gravity wells. And when everyone in the sector is reunited, make your way to sun.

Download Sunburn

30x Zoom Digital Video & Photo Camera

Normally $3.99.

The best super digital binocular app, with photo and video recording.
30x zoom binocular camera app with handy zoom scroller
simple and easy to use!

•HandyZoom scroller
•photo/video recording
•Front, rear camera
•Led light
•HD photo video mode
•Focus refresh button
•30x zoom
•Built In library
•Photo video slider
•E-mail photo video share
•Facebook photo video share
•Twitter photo video share
•Dropbox photo video share

Download 30x Zoom Digital Video & Photo Camera


Normally $1.99.

iOS in the Car is here in your hands!

With iCarConnect driving has never been so safe and pleasant!
Optimized for iOS7 is the perfect app to accompany you while driving.
Feature-rich, customizable, with a simple and appealing interface.

iCarConnect is divided into various screens customizable in the order and graphics.

• Customizable background color by scrolling in horizontal the finger on the screen
• Display currently playing song
• Date and time
• Outside temperature and climate *
• SMS button to send a text message quick choice between three favorite contacts
• Torch button to help you see in the dark in case of need
• Wallpaper button to personalize iCarConnect **
• Menu button to access help and settings
• Hide interface by scrolling in vertical the finger on the screen
• Start/Stop the music by touching the screen with two fingers. Skip to the Next/Previous song by sliding two fingers horizontally on the display

• Comfortable interface designed for in-car use
• Practical access to your music library where you can choose between songs, playlists, genres, albums, artists, etc. ..
• Shuffle button to listen to songs randomly

• Listen the best radio in the world *
• Large list of international web radio
• Add your radio, and save your favorites

• Entertain your passengers *
• See video from all over the world and listen to your audio system
• Display video full screen
• Buttons back/next for easy browsing of pages
• Share favorite videos on Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. …

• Search and easily reach a location with 3D Turn by Turn Navigation *
• Viewing standard, satellite and hybrid
• Detailed information on the position in which we find ourselves
• Rescue and recovery position car (Car finder)

• Large keys for type with safe the number to call
• Speed dials to three default contacts
• Go quickly to your personal address book with a button and select a contact to call

• Need to quickly find information? Help yourself with the new integrated web browser! *

• Long list of states populated with information about the music being played, temperature, position, etc. … *
• Select the status you want and share it on Facebook, Twitter, Mail, SMS.

• Stay informed *
• Receive news from around the world
• Create your own list of your favorite sites

Download iCarConnect


Normally $0.99.

Easie lets you use face detection on your iOS device to make better selfies!

Tap to activate face detection and make great selfies with benefits of back-facing camera!
Get vibration and flash feedback as it counts down to photo-taking moment and have the best selfies you can have!

With Easie it is easy to make great selfies! :)

Download Easie


Normally $0.99.

Have you ever faced a very slow application? Have you ever tried to send a “Sketch” or “TapTap” only to get a failed delivery notification? Worst, have you tried to send your “Heartbeat” to the love of your life without being absolutely sure that it arrives? We did!!

But why?

It’s just because your iPhone was not connected to the internet at the time.

Apple Watch is able to notify you whenever it loses contact with your iPhone… BUT not when your iPhone loses contact with the Internet (No Connection)

That’s why we decided to create NetWatch.


NetWatch gives you a quick and easy way (with colors) to check the quality of your iPhone Network:

– Red: No Network (too bad!)
– Orange (2G): Almost no Network (let’s face it!!)
– Light Green (3G): good quality (but not the best)
– Solid Green (4G): Great quality. Everything is fine.
– Blue (Wifi) : The best (if you have a good service provider)

NetWatch gives you the name/SSID of your service provider (cellular or wifi network)


NEW : your iPhone Battery status on your wrist with NetWatch.

Now with NetWatch you get a full “control center” of your phone directly on your Watch. No need to get your phone out of your pocket anymore.

FORCE TOUCH : Every setting are available directly on your wrist with Force Touch. You Force Touch to select what to display in NetWatch.

NetWatch is simple and VERY fast (yeahh!) on Apple Watch. Even better, with Glance you’re just one “swipe up” from a reliable and up-to-date information whenever you want.

Download NetWatch

Pure Flickr

Normally $2.99.

Pure Flickr brings Flickr photo sharing on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Designed to bring a pure and simple Flickr experience, you can BROWSE photos in the Flickr universe. UPLOAD photos, and TAKE & EDIT your photos with our powerful editing engine.

A simple and Clean User Interface with even simpler ease of use. We have removed most navigation buttons and invite you to use left, right, up and down swipe gestures to navigate the app.

Most SIMPLE and BEAUTIFUL Flickr app on the AppStore. Follow us on

Please use the Facebook page for any feedback. We can’t respond to reviews in the AppStore. We listen and answer back. Our aim is to continuously update the app to suit your needs. Ideas are always welcomed.

Key Features :

=== BROWSING ===

– Universal app compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad.

– Retina support for iPhone4/4S and new iPad.

– Browse your own photos, your favorites, your friends feeds, what is interesting and the most recent photos in a easy to browse way.

– Pure gesture based app. Double tap images to favorite/un-favorite. Swipe left/right to navigate. Tap image to isolate for scaling.

– Support for viewing random Flickr users photos and discussions.

– Full screen photo viewing (Landscape and Portrait).

– Search function by keyword. Great to get direct to the source.

– Upload photos directly from your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Use the device’s photo library as source or simply use the device camera to shoot your own awesome photos.

– During upload you can specify title, description and privacy settings.

– Edit your photos with our powerful editor. Our editor has the following features:

– Basic: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation & Sharpness.

– Scenes: Original, Backlit, Darken, Cloudy, Shade, Sunset, Night, Flash, Flourescent, Portrait, Sand/Snow, Landscape, Theatre & Food.

– Rotate: Left, Right, Flip Horizontal, Flip Vertical.

– Crop: Custom, Original, 1:1, 3:4, 4:6, 5:7, 8:10, 9:16.

– Enhance: Low Pass, Medium Pass, High Pass.

– Tilt Shift: Circular, Linear, Ellipse/Oval.

– Advanced: Vignette, Shadows, Highlights, Temperature, Tint, RGB Sliders, Curves.

– Frames: Various frames to choose from that are great for finding that perfect fit for your photos.

– Stickers: Want to add love hearts, moustaches and many more fun stickers? Then this feature is for you!

– Effects: Add various effects such as Analog, Lomo, Light Leaks and various other effects that enhance your photos stylistically.

– Text: Add your own typography, choose from a wide range of fonts. Rotate, Outline, Change Color and give your photos that personal touch with messages or add your own graphic design style.

– Pixelate: Rub your images to set areas of pixelation. Adjust the pixel size. Great feature for all pixel fans out there.

All editing features can be stored in history to allow you to undo your edits. It also comes with a store attached which allows you download more freebies or upgrade to some premium editing features. All of the above features are instantly free to use :)

Download Pure Flickr

just SPENT

Normally $0.99.

The housekeeping book app just SPENT is the quickest and simplest way for tracking your expenses.

Create and manage costs the most intuitive way you can think of.
Always know how much money you’ve spent today, yesterday, the month or the year with our smart bookkeeping tool.

We’ve built just SPENT on the assumption that people are regularly buying the same stuff at the same places. For example every morning Sarah grabs a cup of coffee at the same coffee shop on her way to work. Whenever she is close to the shop, just SPENT suggests her to add the past expense.

– Add subject, category and amount of your financial spendings
– Edit preset categories
– Mark the location of your expense
– Financial statistics about day, month and year
– Analyse your expenses via categories
– Home-Screen Widget
– Export your data as excel sheet and send it to yourself via email
– Heat map: Where do you burn your money?

– Enter past expenses
– Currency converter

Your data remains untouched and stays on your mobile device. We do not collect any financial information. There is no connection to your bank account needed.

Activate suggested location related expenses with a single swipe.

Please support us with giving us a review. Let us know if you like just SPENT or how we can improve the app.

We are constantly developing the app and integrating new features to generate an efficient finance management. Please send us your suggestions to hello (at) justspent (dot) com.

We are not planning to have any adds on just SPENT

Download just SPENT


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.