Every week, NextPit scours the internet for a selection of great deals on mobile apps and iOS and Android apps that normally cost money, but are currently available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
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 since 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
- Number to word converter offline (
$0.99): This application is the best app to have when you want to convert numbers to words without going through the tedious typing process.
- TouchNap (
$0.99)This is much more than an alarm clock. In fact, it claims to wake you up right before you fall into a deep sleep so that you can get the most out of your sleep.
- MDScan + OCR (
$2.99)Scan and convert typed documents into exact words with this single app on your smartphone. Logic dictates that this is one of the best apps for getting the edge on productivity.
- Fast sleep, meditation pro
($8.49): Listen to white noises to help you get into your natural sleep patterns and rhythms as quickly as possible.
($5.49)Another reminder app that lets you get everything in order so you don’t forget anything.
Android mobile games that are currently free on Google Play Store
- Soul Stone HD
($0.99)This action horror game comes with RPG elements, where you need to hunt down the soul stone to save the world (what else?).
- Dead Bunker 4: Apocalypse
($0.99)You’re one of the survivors in a zombie apocalypse and this first-person shooter requires you to rely on your wits to get around.
- Dollar game
($0.99): This is a special little math game that requires you to share money with everyone so that no one goes broke. I wonder if this is the beginning of a cunning mind…
- The magical world
($3.99): This is an adventure game that requires you to travel around different places in the game world in search of the fourth book on the orders of Uncle Henry.
- Word Tower Pro
($1.49)How good is your vocabulary? Do you have enough words to keep your tower from collapsing?
- Block the explosion
($1.49)You need to match blocks of the same color vertically to clear the lines. It really pays homage to Tetris with its graphic style!
- Defense Zone 3 Ultra HD
($2.99): This is a revamped and updated tower defense game that many have loved, with new weapons, landscapes and options! In other words, each new game session is more dynamic and exciting.
Currently free iOS apps in the Apple App Store
These productivity/lifestyle iOS apps are currently free in the Apple App Store.
- Mobile document scanner (
$4.99):: Scan everything you want on your mobile device, then save it to your preferred format before sharing.
- Synthmaster One
($19.99): Turn your iPhone or iPad into a powerful music synthesizer with tons of different instrumental samples, presets, and more.
- Altimeter and accuracy
($0.99)Get simple and straightforward information on your current altitude and GPS coordinates right on your iPhone screen.
- PropFun Pro
($0.99)Do you spend a lot of time on your social media and love to post photos and videos? Why not spice things up a bit with this cool app to add followers?
iOS games are currently free on the Apple App Store.
($0.99): This challenging and satisfying logic board game introduces a unique twist to the classic tic-tac-toe game.
- Furball in front
($0.99)Roll back the years in this WW1 sniper sim game where big guns are used to shoot down your enemies on the ground and in the sky.
- Endless arrow
($1.99):Explore the entire in-game world with an arrow. Release your arrows in the direction you want and progress!
- Flappy Brain – minute game
($0.99): Flappy Bird you get graphic elements, but instead you need to solve math puzzles to bring your little winged friend forward!
- Shock Clock Arcade
($0.99): Time is precious when you jump from hour to hour in this game and do as many times as possible.
- Moto Race Pro
($1.99)Remember Motocross Maniacs on 8-bit machines? Well, this is an ultra-refined version with graphics you’d never have seen four decades ago.
- Busy Lumberjack
($1.99): Help the lumberjack chop down all the trees in the area and get back to his truck in this unique puzzle. The environment be damned!
- Hazmat Hijinks
($1.99): Free Hanford’s pet fox as you cross chemical spills, walk through radiation, and fight sanitation workers in an effort to save the trapped fox in this game where you need protection from the colorful hazmat!
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.