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9 paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free today

Updated 4 years ago
Published Nov 20th, 2015 12:34PM EST
Best Free iPhone Apps

The countdown has officially begun — we’re now exactly one week away from Black Friday. Your wallet is about to get a whole lot lighter, but BGR is here to help you save at least a few bucks by sharing great paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Get them all now while you can.

CHECK IT OUT: The 10 best Black Friday deals you can get right now

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 $4.99.

Plan your trip with absolute freedom. Organize your travel plans, document your journey, share your trip and keep all trip details in one place. Easy to use. Works offline. Your travel companion on the go.

The Travel Magazine: ”…This is the ultimate travel planning app…”

Fotoreise: ”…Easy to use and very flexible…”

Getaway Gear: ”…It’s about getting excited to travel…”

Playboy Slovenia: ”…Among the best is definitely TripRider…”

Travel with Bender (Travel Blog): ”…The awesome travel app… it’s going to save your travel headaches…”

OverYonderlust (Travel Blog): ”…A wonderful addition to any traveller’s mobile software collection…”

HerPackingList (Travel Blog): ”TripRider is an excellent tool for keeping organized. It brings together functions of many different apps into one…”

Beers & Beans (Travel Blog): ”… It is the Swiss Army Knife of travel apps…”

TripRider helps you travel with ease. Organize your trip plans and keep all trip details in one place and have them ready when you need them.

Make a daily itinerary, safely store your documents and tickets confirmations, plan your budget, create a packing list, track your expenses and more.

Easily document all your journeys, write a travel diary, make a photo collection and share your trip plans and memories with your friends, family and fellow TripRider users.

This easy-to-use app makes it possible for everyone to create their very own travel story. From a trip plan to the final trip book (a nicely designed pdf document).


● Trips & Journeys
● Trip Plan
● Packing List
● Wallet
● Travelers
● Maps
● Must See & Do
● Photos & Places
● Expenses
● Diary
● Quick Notes
● Briefing
● Share Trip
● Photo Album
● Trip Book (pdf document)
● Backup & Restore to/from Dropbox
● Peer-To-Peer data transfer (transfer data between two nearby devices). Available as in-app purchase.

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Download TripRider

Black SMS

Normally $0.99.

Black SMS protects your text messages with a password and hides them inside of black bubbles and fake replacement texts. A text that looks like it says “Hello” might actually say “Meet me at 6pm at the base of the Eiffel tower.” With Black SMS you don’t need to worry about others reading your private messages. The app can also password-protect your photo messages.

The app uses a military-grade advanced encryption (AES-256) so messages are impossible to reveal without the correct password.

What people are saying:
– “Loved the idea! All my SMS’s are now safe and secure!” ⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟

– “It does what it says it does, potent, efficient, and very useful” ⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟

– “I really like using this. It’s easy to use and successfully prevents my gf from reading my texts everytime she borrows my phone she doesn’t even know that it’s a code she thinks I’m sending blank spaces” ⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟

– “This is so cool! I love the black bubble” ⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟

Frequent updates with this app!

Download Black SMS


Normally $1.99.

NOTE: Unfortunately, Instagram does not allow third party applications to post or delete comments.

Announcing Gramory 2, the highly anticipated Sophomore release of this great Instagram client.

It’s Instagram the way you’ve always wanted to see it.

Get Your Gram On!

Some features you might like:
– Configurable grid view of all your favourite feeds.
– Reorder, hide and show your feeds.
– Image cache can now be cleared if you like that kind of thing.
– All the feeds you are used to plus more such as “maybe” ( recommendations ) and “nearby”.
– Multi-user support. Add as many Instagram accounts as you want and you can switch between them at any time.
– Save user and tag searches
– Take pictures or choose images from your camera roll and post them to Instagram.
– Trends. Quick access to a personalized list of the trending tags.
– Swipe to view a users recent feed when viewing one of their images.
– Easily like/unlike any image.
– Easily follow/unfollow any user.
– View and zoom images in fullscreen mode.
– Share images with different social groups.
– Save photos to your camera roll.
– Open photos in your favourite image apps.
– Much more…

Download Gramory


Normally $4.99.

Your trustworthy barman does not remember how to make your favorite cocktail?

Do you want to try a new cocktail and savor new tastes?

Do not you remember the name of a cocktail that you liked so much?

You’re a barman and you always have to tap the recipes for creating cocktails?

You so want a cocktail with rum? Or with the fruit?

Now you can, with the application Cocktail! You’ll always have your favorite cocktails in your pocket!
You can search by ingredient, by type, liquor… all in one app! And now there is also the version for Apple Watch, you have control of your favorite recipes on your wrist.

It is possible to add your own recipe for a cocktail, the case where it was not present. You can also share on Facebook, Twitter, send by e-mail, sms or simply copy them!

See also a guide on all the used glasses for cocktails, with several tips inside! Very useful!

Remember to drink with caution.
All recipes of cocktails, were found online. The names and brands mentioned are the property of their respective manufacturers and companies.

Download Cocktail


Normally $2.99.

Stackables is the most advanced and comprehensive effects layering and blending app. It’s packed with over 200 effects expertly crafted by renowned photographer Dirk Wuestenhagen. These include tasteful textures, light leaks, emulsion, grit and grain, analog film filters, vintage gradients, elaborate geometric patterns, and much more.

In addition, Stackables comes equipped with over 20 professional adjustment tools most notably White Balance, Color Balance, Vignette, Sepia, Grain, Blur, Tilt Shift, and Depth of Field. And for the first time ever on a mobile device, these tools are added as layers, giving you unprecedented control over color and tonal levels in your composition.

Stackables’ layers-based architecture and nondestructive workflow encourage experimentation and foster creativity. Add layers to your heart’s content and see impressive results with every new layer. Have peace of mind in knowing that all edits are completely modifiable and reversible regardless of when you’ve done them in your editing process.

Usher in a whole new world of creative possibilities with advanced masking tools. Whether used to partially apply effects or as building blocks in abstract art constructions, masks are an indispensable part of any workflow. Choose from dozens of gradient and geometric masks and enjoy unprecedented creative freedom and control.

Instantly transform your photos into works of art with 30 preset formulas meticulously constructed by Dirk. Explore dozens of user-created formulas hand-picked from hundreds of submissions. Or save your own edits as formulas and never lose a custom edit you love. And with our proprietary social editing platform, you can share your formulas with friends via email or transfer them between your devices.

With its revolutionary design, easy to navigate interface, and streamlined workflow, Stackables is perfect for any skill level. Whether you’re an avid photographer or an aspiring enthusiast, Stackables provides you with the tools you need to elevate your mobile artistry.

◉ 200+ unique effects (many with multiple variations).
◉ 20+ professional adjustment tools.
◉ 60+ gradient and geometric masks.
◉ Unlimited layers. Modify, rotate, rearrange, hide, and delete layers.
◉ 18 blend modes with live preview.
◉ 30 preset formulas, dozens of user-created formulas, and the ability to save your own edits as formulas and share them via email.

◉ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email sharing options. Also supports iOS’s “Open in Other Apps” protocol.
◉ Supports JPEG, lossless PNG, and losslessTIFF formats.
◉ Supports all image aspect ratios.
◉ URL Scheme “stackables://”.

Download Stackables


Normally $1.99.

Introducing SpyMeSat, the first app to provide the public with full awareness and access to commercial and unclassified imaging satellites. SpyMeSat provides real-time imaging satellite overflight notifications, on-demand access to recent high resolution satellite images, and the ability to request an imaging satellite take a new picture just for you! SpyMeSat provides easy access to satellite imagery to the public for the first time and makes satellite imagery more readily available to industry and government.

Download SpyMeSat

Tactical Assassin

Normally $0.99.

Become a highly skilled Assassin that must use true killer instincts to complete each mission. The only way to achieve your objective is to think Tactically and imagine yourself behind the weapon.
You have a clear vision of your target, and have planned the shot. Make sure you get the kill and complete your objectives – this is no place to amateur assassins.
If you like First Person Shooter games, Sniper rifles, Guns and action then Tactical Assassin is definitely for you.

17+ Not suitable for Children!

MINIMUM requirements :
iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd generation, iPad

•Realistic Firearms & Game play
•Various Mission types & locations
•Intense animations
•Takes a steady hand to hit your targets
•Beautiful Graphics & Scenery
•Immerse yourself with life-like Audio
•21 Diverse & Challenging missions
•Practice ranges to tone your skills
•Track your stats locally to your device

Download Tactical Assassin

Meeting Box

Normally $2.99.

Meeting box is designed for the serious note-taker in mind. More than just another note-taking app, Meeting Box sets a new standard by also integrating a task manager, as well as map, photo, and webpage annotation. Menus are simple and uncluttered, and the interface is easy to use. Notes can be exported out of the application as PDF files, and shared by email or opened in another 3rd party application.

-Note-Taking Redefined
Meeting box is flexible, giving you the freedom to make your notes as complex or simple as you like. The drawing engine is smooth and fast, allowing you to add text, photos, highlighting, and more. Scribble, sketch, and embrace your creative side. Or simply use the built-in notepad to type to your heart’s content when your notes need to be fast and to the point.

– Form and Function
Meeting box embraces the idea that power comes from simplicity. The interface is designed to be elegant and minimalistic, maintaining a clean and fresh look. Organization is intuitive and clutter free as Meeting Box allows you to sort your notes and meetings into simple, yet efficient lists.

– Perfect for School AND Business
Meeting box is a great solution for students and working professionals. Capture your lectures or meetings with ease and style, and never forget another assignment or appointment again using built in tasks and reminders.
Meeting Box is perfect for lectures, college courses, work conferences, office meetings, journaling, and just about any other situation where you would want to capture something. Give Meeting Box a try today, and find out why it stands out above the rest!

Download Meeting Box


Normally $0.99.

Join a live poker game with friends now!

You can use it for:
– Face 2 face poker game with friends
– Host a online “Private Room” with poker buddies
– Invite a fantastic “Big-Screen” poker tournament/cash game.

Featured by:
Taps cape : ” This is the rare poker app that makes the game more fun, not less.”
AppAdvice : ” It’s great for those times when you don’t have a deck of cards or poker chips lying around.”
APPSAGA : ” It’s a really great update on poker playing experience, so download Pokerrrr and try something new for POKER NIGHT. “

App Store ranking in Card & Casino category:
– Top 1 in 10+ countries
– Top 10 in 40+ countries

《How game works 》
● Play with phones only
– Internet connection is needed.
– 1 phone device “HOST” the game, other players’ phones “JOIN” the game through the game code or scanning the QRcode shown on host device.
– No cards & chips needed.
– Support cash game/ tournament and Full-Ring table. (9-Max)

● Play with phones + iPad
– Internet connection is needed.
– iPad “HOST” the game, players “JOIN” the game through the game code or scanning the QRcode shown on iPad.
– Community cards shown on iPad, two hand cards are dealt to each player’s phone.
– No cards & chips needed.
– Support cash game/ tournament and Full-Ring table. (9-Max)
– Connect iPad to “TV or large screen” is highly suggested.

Download Pokerrrr

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.