Every week, NextPit searches the internet for the best deals on mobile apps and apps for iOS and Android.
This list of free apps is updated every week with at least two weekly editions. Some applications may have been repaid between the time of publication and the moment you read this article. Google Play Store promotions on apps are easy to predict, but it’s more complicated with App Store promotions because Apple doesn’t say how long the offer will last.
Quick tip: Whenever you stumble upon an amazing app but don’t have any use for it yet, why not just install it? After doing this, just delete it from your device. That way, the app becomes part of your app library and you can reinstall it whenever you want. This is a fairly reliable method to take full advantage of a short-term promotion.
Free Android apps for the time being on the Google Play Store
Free Android productivity/lifestyle apps currently available on the Google Play Store
- Website Shortcut Maker (
$0.99)Forget about bookmarking your browser when you can put a shortcut to your favorite website on the home screen with this app.
- Reminder Pro (
$2.99): This reminder app doesn’t come with ads, so install this and make sure you never forget anything – there’s a button at the entrance to remind you, of course!
- How much money can I withdraw? (
$2.99)This isn’t an expense tracking app, but an app that helps you figure out how much money you have left to spend on things. It’s perfect for those trying to squeeze through the month, and hey, it’s free for now so might as well make the most of it.
- Camera 4K Pro
($0.99)Think the stock camera app on your smartphone isn’t up to snuff? Maybe it’s time to try a paid app, which allows for a greater level of flexibility.
- Rotational control
($0.99): Most of us have autopilot enabled on our smartphones, but there are times when it doesn’t work as intended. This app can force your screen to rotate even though the launcher app doesn’t support such a feature, so how?
Android mobile games that are currently free on Google Play Store
- Light bulbs – a game of light
($0.99)Bulbs is a variation of the classic simon game where you put your memory to the test in a simple yet challenging and addictive game. There are many difficulty modes to choose from.
- Jeff the killer is reborn
($0.99)It’s time to escape Jeff with your life! Whatever you do, don’t get caught up in it or it’s a veil for you! You need to find key items in the game to buy some time.
- WhamBam Warriors
($3.49): Make sure your party is well equipped to handle whatever horrors the dungeon can throw at you!
- Tap offline cartoonist
($0.99): This game has a very ambiguous premise where the creator wants to take over the world with cartoons after getting paid peanuts for his efforts!
- World of Chess 3D Pro
($1.99)Battle your opponent in this 3D rendition of the classic strategy game. It is certain that you will not retire when faced with some opponents who have a tendency to cheat.
- Crazy owls puzzle
($0.99)This is just like Candy Crush except you have owls. It’s great to play this game because it takes a slightly different graphical format!
- Jump shuriken
($0.99)Just when you thought Fruit Ninja was the epitome of gaming, enter Shuriken Jump. This game requires you to react quickly by hovering above the beam, cutting fruits as you do so.
Currently free iOS apps in the Apple App Store
These productivity/lifestyle iOS apps are currently free in the Apple App Store.
- Plant light meter (
$2.99):: Let your iOS device help you monitor the health of your plants! Lack of light is the second highest cause of death among plants, so this app allows you to measure the amount of light in the environment to know if your plants are getting enough sunlight!
- A better player for YouTube
($0.99)This is what YouTube should be – ad-free and automatically darken background when watching videos with built-in controls. Well, you can play videos on picture if you want!
($0.99)Simple but functional, this application allows you to store the maximum speed you travel, you can specify the mode of transportation (bike / car / train / plane). I guess it would work well for bragging rights at the bar, but travel safe! Supported parameters include both km/h and miles.
- Application secret
($1.99)Confused that some people might snoop on your iPhone while you’re away? This app relies on various locking options to keep the important data on your device safe while preventing unauthorized access.
iOS games are currently free on the Apple App Store.
- Word Games – 92-in-1
($1.99): Have a go at 92 different word games on your iOS device that are guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours on end!
- Raindrop container
($1.99)Interestingly, this is an addictive game where you move a pot around trying to collect points by not letting a single drop of rain hit the ground.
($0.99):Isopod breaks new ground by offering a twist on the ball-playing game – you’re actually controlling a roly-poly pill bug that moves through realistic environments, fighting off insect predators to make progress.
- Reaction timer game
($0.99): No ads, no internet connection required, just pure skill and response time. This is like the beginning where they answer questions thrown at you as soon as possible.
- Happy car
($1.99): You are a truck driver who has to deliver fruits to the market place, but the road is often full of bumps and obstacles and you have to navigate it with skill.
- Hot Lap League
($4.99): With over 150 tracks to race on, you’ll definitely be on the edge of your seat most of the time trying to outrun the rest of the race.
- The Rise of King Arthur
($0.99)If you liked Diablo or played it growing up, maybe this hack and slash action RPG is your choice for killing time on the subway.
($0.99): Forget endless runners – here’s an endless runner game! In a futuristic four-lane superhighway, you’ll go through a fun and fast environment, dodging obstacles and avoiding oncoming traffic!
What do you think of our picks this week? Have you found other interesting apps or games on Google Play Store or Apple App Store? Feel free to share your goodies in the comments.