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11 paid iPhone apps on sale right now for free

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jan 20th, 2016 12:37PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

Yesterday’s list of 15 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was one of the biggest lists we’ve ever run, and you can still grab several of those premium apps for free if you hurry back to that post. We don’t have quite as many apps in today’s installment, but you will find 11 paid iOS apps that are all great and all free downloads for a limited time.

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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.

LiveCover allows you to take Live Photos on all iOS 9 compatible devices and edit the static image of a Live Photo.


• Photo Filter: You can apply photo filter effects to the static images of a Live Photo.
• New Static Image: You can select a photo as your new static image of a Live Photo.
• Live Photos viewer: View all the Live Photos on your device.
• Take Live Photos: Take Live Photos on all iOS 9 compatible devices. (iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 4s, iPad…)

With LiveCover, you will get more fun from Live Photos.

Download LiveCover

Private Camera Pro

Normally $2.99.

Over 2,000,000 people trust Private Camera. The Best Private Photo app!

Did you worried about that a friend borrows your iPhone or iPad saw your private photos?

Did you worried about that your iPhone or iPad was lost cause your family party videos leaked?

Did you worry about that your parents saw your new beautiful girlfriend?

Now, that was not a problem anymore! “Private Camera” experience to protecting your photos and videos.

With Password-lock functionality, can protect your personal photos and videos. Its unique Pseudo-password(decoy-password) guest mode, can cope with annoying friends from seeing your private photos and videos. With easy to use camera features, let you using iPhone or iPad take photos & videos and enjoy your photography life!

Private Camera is an iPhone and iPad camera app that could protect your privacy.

It supports taking photos and recording videos, password lock protect, Fake password guest mode, share photos anytime and anywhere.

[Take photo and video]
Take photos and videos quick and easily. Support autofocus, tap to focus, flash light switch, camera switch, brand new UI, easy to use. Support taking still photo and recording video. Switch the video and photo mode one click.

Create, rename, delete album, set album cover. Add photos to Album, remove photos from Album. And fully iCloud support.

[Multiple photos operation]
Multiple photos can be handled at a time, you can import photos from system camera roll, export photos to system camera roll, add photos to album, remove photos from album, delete multiple photos.

[Wi-Fi transfer]
Wi-Fi web access for photos upload, you can upload many photos from computer to iPhone or iPad in one shot.

[iCloud enabled]
With iOS 5, Private Camera can sync all your photos and videos on your iCloud account, you can access these photos & videos on all your iOS devices, use and share these photos & videos anytime, everywhere.

[Password Protect]
Protect photos and videos that you don’t want to share. User requires enter password when access the photos/videos library.

Share photos and videos on Twitter, Facebook, Email with your friends.

Download Private Camera Pro


Normally $3.99.

Sing a beat and have it automatically and instantly converted to a drum machine beat! The revolutionary VoxBeat analyzes the kick, snare and hat sounds that you sing, and assigns high-impact stereo drum samples to your beatboxed kick, snare, and hat sounds. It’s amazing and intuitive. It is the easiest and fastest way to program beats: just sing them. You can also just touch the screen to enter or correct drum hits, in real time.

PLUS you can add AUDIO TRACKS to capture your ideas. Make a beat, sing a bass line, sing a melody, mix, add effects if you like. Then you can export to WAV or AudioCopy, or link to another app via Inter-App Audio. Email your ideas or import via iTunes.

VoxBeat is the ultimate musical sketch pad looper and features:
-Five drum kits with 9 sounds each
-Additional drum kit groups for only .99 cents
-6 tracks total (3 for drums, and 3 for either drums or audio)
-Training capability to better recognize your own voice’s kick, snare and hat sounds
-Preset saving and total recall
-Quantize and swing settings
-Crazy beat subdivisions if desired
-Delay, LowPass, HighPass and Band Pass effects for each track.

Download VoxBeat

PRO Screen

Normally $0.99.

Nobody wants a boring iPhone. That’s why we’ve created Pro Screen to make it awesome!
Let your imagination run wild!
Discover beautiful and unique designs for your iPhone. Get creative and customise status bars, slider bars, clock overlays and so much more.


Download PRO Screen

Ultimate Guitar Tabs

Normally $2.99.

Ultimate Guitar Tabs is a mobile version of the world’s largest catalog of guitar & ukulele chords, tabs and lyrics, available even offline.

Learn how to play your favorite songs on acoustic guitar, electric guitar or ukulele. Get over 800,000 tabs and free daily updates with recent hit songs! Learn how to play guitar from scratch or refresh your knowledge of the instrument with our interactive lessons.

App includes:

• Popular songs from latest releases
• Chords, notes, lyrics and guitar scores for over 800,000 songs
• Chord diagrams with notes’ placement on fretboard. Each chord features multiple variations
• Ukulele chords
• Bass tabs
• Free daily updates
• Interactive guitar lessons
• Оffline access to favorite tabs
• Quick search by type, difficulty, tuning and rating
• Autoscroll
• MIDI controller support

Powerful extensions:

Tab Pro

• Access to 150,000+ interactive tabs with realistic sound playback
• Multiple instrument tracks available for each tab (guitar, bass, drums etc)
• Loop and tempo control

Guitar Tools

• Accurate Tuner
• Precision Metronome
• Chord Library with more than 2 million chords

Tab Tools

• Print and share tabs
• Change font style and size
• “Fit To Screen” feature
• Export tabs and chords to Dropbox, send them via email with just one tap

See what Ultimate Guitar Tabs users have to say about the app:

“This app is amazing! It’s great for any musician or even just a casual player!” – by A.x.l

“Worth every penny, glad I found this app!” – by Thomas Kunstler

“Best guitar app I’ve ever used. In app purchases are definitely worth it” – by Dskippy70

Download Ultimate Guitar Tabs


Normally $0.99.

Come on and give your brain a push to see how strong it could be, Memtrix is wonderful game for you to test how hard your brain is on memorising things. As there is no end for this game, no end should there be for your potential!

–Game Features–
◎Beautiful gaming interface, three colorful themes for you to choose, each one looks harmony.
◎Endless game experience, there is no strong one, but there is always the stronger one.
◎Social network sharing, share your achievement to your friends right at every moment you made a new record.
◎Game Center support, you can compete with thousands of other players and see who is the strongest.

I really wish this can bring any pleasure to you and hope you enjoy!

Download Memtrix

DotPass Passwords

Normally $0.99.

This app is a utility for generating and retrieving passwords using pretty patterns between dots.
It lets you enter a graphical pattern and a plain text seed word (like “facebook”, “home”, “email” or whatever makes sense to you), and then generates a password based on this unique combination.

As long as you enter the same pattern and seed word the generator will always output the same password.
So as long as you remember the pattern you’ve chosen and your seed word, you can get your password back. But unlike other solutions your passwords are never stored on your device or sent over the net.

There is also a Mac OS X version of DotPass available in the Mac App Store. So you can easily access to the same passwords on your mac as well.

To make these passwords secure you must of course keep your pattern and seed words secret, just as you would with your password. If you are worried about someone looking over your shoulder you can use the privacy settings in the app to hide the pattern and seed after entry. For added security the app automatically resets if left in the background more than a minute.

For a more in-depth security discussion go to

Download DotPass Passwords

Photo Camera Cleaner doctor

Normally $3.99.

Photo Cleaner doctor makes it super easy to free up tons of valuable storage in iPhone and iCloud. This smart tool automatically detects unwanted photos in your device. Users using this app have optimized their storage and saved an average of 1.83GB on their devices, give it a try now!

This is an ultimate photos cleaning tool that smoothly scans and deletes duplicate or similar photos. Free up tons of disk space by deleting duplicate photos in just a click! If you have taken photos in burst mode, retouched them, having hugh HDR photos etc, it will find and list them in groups.

Photo Cleaner doctor works like a charm and has the ability to detect similar photos. It helps in situation where you taken photos of the same scene in quick succession to capture the perfect shot, or where you piled up storage by creating backups in the camera roll.

Photo Cleaner doctor is extremely fast when it comes to analysing and comparing a large number of photos within seconds. This is due to the smart algorithms that make the search of similar photos extremely fast, giving excellent comparison results.

If you opt to receive notifications, our app will remind you to perform a clean on a weekly basis, so that you can always keep your phone storage clean.

**Don’t forget to empty the “Recently Deleted” album in your photos app to secure your free space!**

Download Photo Camera Cleaner doctor


Normally $1.99.

– display workouts heart rate charts and stats on your Apple Watch or on your iPhone
– compare the intensity of your workouts, track heart rate zone distribution, calories, distance, steps, duration
– completely based on Healthkit, use Vitals or any other Healthkit compatible app while working out
– check your heart rate charts and stats against past and future workouts
– data is not duplicated and nothing ever leaves your device
– find out how much time you spent in the five different HR zones, track how your heart rate stats changes over time
– while exercising, monitor your heart rate zone distribution in real time on your Apple Watch

Download Vitals

Card R

Normally $7.99.

This is an app for reading business card information.
* Use photo from album or camera, single or multiple
* Automatic cutting edge, automatic correction of the card position
* Support for horizontal layout and vertical layout
* Find characters automatically
* Recognize characters automatically
* Adjust content automatically
* Save contacts to the system phone book

* Keep enough light
* Keep pictures clear
* Let the card fill more in photo, but don’t let the card out of photo

Download Card R


Normally $0.99.

“In a market that too often feels saturated with poorly crafted games that center around contrived gameplay and microtransactions, it’s an absolute delight to discover something as fun and fresh as Adaline.” — Aria Maryn, Load The Game

“Adaline’s graphics and concept are pretty awesome. The graphics and characters are adorable, and there aren’t enough good things to say about a cat that attacks wolves.” — Nadia Oxford, Gamezebo

Adaline just got her degree in political science and decides to open a pizza place in the woods, not knowing that is home to a hungry pack of wolves. Only some unexpected allies¹ will help her avoid being turned into take-away food.

¹Cats are the unexpected allies
Using a mix of stealth, skill, tactical farting and good old physical violence against your enemies. Hurry up or you won’t get any tips.

A ludicrous story and one illustration for each completed level. And a lot of them for the ending, if you make it.

How many games let you throw cats at your enemies? Also a lot of NPC cats.

The same guys who did the sound for Empire of Sands, Jet Bee, Supermagical and a lot more games way more important than this one.

Painstakingly hand-drawn and computer colored.

Nothing says “game on” like an MFi controller.

Pay once, play until you get bored.

Download Adaline


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.