free iOS apps Stories June 16, 2016

Apple has now hand-picked TextGrabber + Translator as the App Store’s new Free App of the Week. It regularly sells for $5, but can be downloaded to all your iOS devices for nothing until this time next week. At one point selling for as much as $15, this is the very first time we have seen the highly-rated productivity app go free directly on the App Store.

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free iOS apps Stories June 6, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Skylanders SuperChargers Pack from $20, $50 GameStop gift card for $43, iOS freebies, more

Update (6/6 11:55am):

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack on Wii U for $19.99 shipped for Prime members only. Originally $75, this is matching the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for on Wii U. While we have seen the other versions dip a bit lower, both the Xbox One and PS4 version are currently down at $20. GCU members can get an even better deal, as Best Buy is offering it on Wii U for $20 right now as well. 

Other notables include, after the PS4 version hit $15 recently, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on Xbox One is down to $15 Prime shipped right now. We are also seeing Nintendo Selects: Yoshi’s New Island at just over $18 Prime shipped (within less than $1 off all-time low) and we still have Evolve from $10 Prime shipped (Reg. $14+).

Update: the GameStop card is out of stock at Staples now, but we spotted another one on eBay as well, along with others.

Over at Staples, you can grab a $50 GameStop gift card for just $41.99 shipped today. That’s nearly 15% off your next purchase at GameStop, either in-store or online. GameStop is also participating in the official Xbox One price drop that is now in effect with 1TB options + multiple games from $319.

Before you head below for today’s iOS offerings, we saw the Steam Controller drop to its best price ever at Amazon over the weekend, along with the Steam Link console.

The latest Free App of the Week is live and Bad Piggies is still at its lowest price in years. Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS deals including Skill Game, WikiLinks, Ninja vs Samurai Zombies, Braveland and more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

free iOS apps Stories April 21, 2016

Update (4/21 3:10pm): Apple has now officially selected Calendars 5 as the new App Store Free App of the Week

Readdle’s Calendars 5 for iOS is now available for free. It usually sells for $3 to $7 and hasn’t gone free directly on the App Store since May of 2014. Calendars 5 is a smart event and task manager with a 4+ star rating from over 8,000 users. You can take a look at full details on 9to5Mac.

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free iOS apps Stories April 5, 2016

expiredLive Cams Pro for iOS goes free for the very first time (Reg. $4+)

Live Cams Pro for iOS now available for free. Regularly listed between $4 and $6, this is the first time we have ever seen it available at no cost directly on the App Store. It has a 4+ star rating from over 2,500 reviewers.

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free iOS apps Stories March 31, 2016

expiredTake It Easy iOS puzzler/brain teaser goes free for the first time in years (Reg. $2)

The puzzle game Take It Easy for iOS is now available for free. Regularly listed at $2, this is the first time we have seen it go free directly on the App Store since 2013. Its brain teaser-style puzzles have amassed a 4+ star rating from over 25,000 gamers.

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free iOS apps Stories February 4, 2016

Toca Boca offers 4 of its popular kids iOS apps free for the first time in over a year (Reg. $3 ea)

Toca Boca, developers of the popular Toca iOS kids apps is now offering a number of its popular games for free. Toca Robot, Toca Kitchen, Toca House and Toca Store are all regularly listed at $2.99 and haven’t been available for free in a year or more. These 4 apps combine for a 4+ star rating from nearly 9,000 reviewers:

free iOS apps Stories November 22, 2015

expiredRuntastic Mountain Bike PRO GPS for iPhone goes free for the first time in over a year (Reg. $5)

Runtastic’s popular biking GPS tracking app is now available for free on the App Store. Runtastic Mountain Bike PRO GPS for iPhone regularly sells for $5, but has now gone free for the first time since September of 2014. It has a 4.5/5 star rating from over 1,350 reviewers.

Features:

The Runtastic Mountain Bike app turns your iPhone into a multifunctional GPS cycling computer! Whether you’re on your favorite trails or exploring new routes while enjoying the mountain scenery, Runtastic Mountain Bike is your perfect companion. Track your rides, tours and trails with your iPhone, monitor your training progress and compare your performance with your friends’! Become a part of the Runtastic Community with millions of users today.

APP FEATURES & BENEFITS: – Track MTB tours via GPS: Duration, distance, elevation gain, pace, calories burned, etc. – Voice Coach: Keeps you posted on speed, distance, elevation gain, etc. – LIVE Tracking: Track your trails in real time & show friends your current location – Browse & search thousands of mountain bike routes – Colored Traces (speed, elevation, climb rate, heart rate, etc.) – Configure maps: Apple Maps, Open Cycle Map, Open Street Map – Offline maps: Download & save maps to your iPhone to use them without internet connection – Split Tables: Analysis of each split of your mountain bike trek – Auto Pause: No need to manually stop & start activities during short breaks (with Runtastic Speed & Cadence Sensor)

iPhone: Runtastic Mountain Bike PRO GPS: FREE (Reg. $5)

Be sure to visit our game hub for all the best deals every day of the week and grab the latest App Store Free App of the Week. Head over to the Black Friday coverage hub for all of this month’s best gaming discounts. Our Best of Black Friday Games and Top 10 roundups are a great place to start.

free iOS apps Stories October 19, 2015

Ticket To Ride goes free on iPhone for the first time in years (Reg. $2)

Ticket To Ride Pocket has now gone free for iPhone. After winning several Apple Design awards and hitting #1 in several countries, Ticket To Ride Pocket can now be downloaded for free for the first time in well over 2 years. It is regularly listed at $2 and has a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 26,000 reviewers.

Essentially an adaption of the popular board game, Ticket To Ride is billed as an easy to learn, but very difficult to master train adventure/strategy game. Features:

  • A SOLO and PASS-and-PLAY version of the US map that made the original Ticket to Ride board game so compelling and popular (2 million copies and counting…).
  • LOCAL play support over a same Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network, making it perfect for a game-on-the-go between friends.
  • A new MULTI mode for playing asynchronously with one or more online friends, using Game Center under iOS 5. You can even play multiple games simultaneously.
  • 30 uniquely fun Game Achievements you can win while playing SOLO!
  • Distinct leader boards showing your highest scores in 2-3 and 4-5 player modes and on Game Center.
  • Four distinct AI personalities to compete against.
  • A new under 2 minute Tutorial video, custom-shot for the iPhone & iPod Touch.

iPhone: Ticket to Ride Pocket: FREE (Reg. $2)

You’ll also find that Ticket to Ride Europe Pocket for iPhone has gone free today (Reg. $2), the new Free App of the Week is ready to download and the rest of our best game deals can be found here. And you might as well grab some free iTunes money while you’re at it.

free iOS apps Stories October 14, 2015

expiredPowerful iOS image editor Enlight goes free for the first time (Reg. $4)

Developer Lightricks is offering its popular image editing app, Enlight, on iOS for free today. Regularly listed at $4, this is the very first time the app has gone free on the App Store since it was initially released back in March. It is listed as “#1 Photo and Video App in 128 countries & #1 Top Paid App in 121 countries!” and has 4.5 stars from 2,352 ratings.

Head below for more details on what this powerful and “beautifully designed photo editor” can do:

Enlight is the superior way to create stunning images on iPhone. The most comprehensive, highest quality photo editing app so powerful and user-friendly it’ll be the last photo app you ever download. Try it today and see for yourself.

iOS Universal: Enlight: FREE (Reg. $5)

You’ll find the rest of today’s free and discounted apps/games in our roundup. Don’t forget to grab the latest Free App of the Week and Shadowmatic for free from Apple.

More details on Enlight:

Image Perfection

• Brilliant features to bring the best out of your photo

• Precise & selective control over tone, color, and details

• Create and save your own unique presets

• Built-in masking within every tool allow you to seamlessly blend effects

Analog & Duo Filters

• Reproduce the style of classic cameras and vintage film

• Revitalize colors with two-toned gradients

• Add light leaks and custom vignetting for a retro feel

Black & White Photography

• Discover the magic of monochromatic photos with darkroom-inspired techniques

• Signature presets dedicated to stunning b&w photo conversion

• Add artistic touches with film intensity, grain, and fade

An Artist’s Dream

• Easily convert your photos into artistic masterpieces

• Create amazing painterly effects

• Convert any image to unique street art

• Transform your photos into realistic looking sketches

Decorative Touches

• Personalize: draw, write, or doodle directly on your image

• Decals & special effects add-ons make your photo unique

• Add and customize text, borders, frames, and more!

Photo Mixer

• Overlay two photos to produce a double exposure effect

• Create photo montages for impressive surrealistic results

• Seamlessly merge photos with various blending modes

Intelligent Photo Correction

• Instantly repair under or over-exposed photos

• Bring out lost details with a simple swipe

• State-of-the-art noise reduction tool

• Clone/Heal tool allows for seamless removal of defects

Power Tools

• Bloat, shrink, or reshape specific objects in the photo

• Linear, mirror, and radial tilt-shift options to shift focus

• Multi-channel curves for ultimate control over image tonality

• Universal masking for precise control over every effect

Crop Options

• Flip, rotate, and straighten crooked photos

• Perspective: vary the photo as if taken from a different angle

Social Media Heaven

• Make your photos square-ready for Instagram!

• Create funny memes to share with friends

• Design unique photo collages with a variety of templates

• Share your amazing results directly to social media

• Share multiple photos at once

Innovative Workflow

• Not finished editing? Auto-save photo sessions, continue later

• Compare your work to the original with before & after

• Choice of export quality (JPEG, PNG or TIFF)

• Real time 16MP editing on iPhone 5 and iPad 3/iPad Mini 2 and above

• Animate your editing sessions to show your workflow

Download this powerful all-in-one photo editor now!

free iOS apps Stories September 17, 2015

expiredApp Store Free App of the Week: Shadowmatic puzzle game goes free for the first time ($3 value)

Apple has now selected Shadowmatic as the new App Store Free App of the Week. It regularly sells for $2.99 and will now be available to download for until this time next week on all your iOS devices. This marks the very first time we have seen the imaginative puzzler go go free since it released back in January 2014.

Head below for more details on the “Apple Design Award Winner” look with some gameplay footage from the launch trailer:

free iOS apps Stories August 31, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Nintendo refurb 2DS $60, GOW Xbox One w/ extra controller & game $349, freebies, more

Update (8/31 3:10pm):  LEGO Minifigures Online for iOS goes free for the first time (Reg. $5)

In today’s best game/app deals, after Nintendo announced an official price drop coming to the 2DS, we are expecting some nice new deals to pop up at major retailers in the coming months. But today the official Nintendo shop is offering manufacturer refurbished 2DS handhelds in blue or red for just $60 plus $5 shipping. At $65, that’s $35 under the best price we see new and one of the lowest totals we have ever seen. 2DS plays just about all of the 3DS titles, making today’s deal one of the most affordable ways to play the best mobile library of games on the planet.

Next up, Walmart is offering the Gears of War 500GB Xbox One with an extra controller and a game of your choice for $349 shipped. Along with all the back catalogue Gears of War games thrown in for free, this is one of the best valued Xbox One bundles we can currently find. Amazon has the Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Tactile High-Speed Keys for $79.99 shipped (Orig. $130, matched at Best Buy)

In case you missed it over the weekend, Amazon is offering the PowerA DualShock 4 Controller Charging Station for PlayStation 4 for$13.77 Prime shipped, Best Buy is offering any two select amiibo figures for $20 and Amazon has Evolve on PS4 and Xbox One for $19.99 Prime shipped (matched at Best Buy).

Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS/Mac deals including BANG!, YoWindow Weather,  Krashlander, Mahjong Artifacts, Youda Survivor (Full) and more.

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

free iOS apps Stories August 30, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: PowerA PS4 controller charger $14 Prime shipped, two amiibo for $20, Evolve $20, freebies, more

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering the PowerA DualShock 4 Controller Charging Station for PlayStation 4 for $13.77 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders over $35. That’s about 45% under the original listing, matching our lowest mention and the best we can find.

Charge up to two DualShock 4 controllers simultaneously…Never worry about running out of battery…Officially licensed product

Best Buy is offering any two select amiibo figures for $20. Characters include Sheik, Peach, Link, Luigi, Sonic, Mario, Bowser, Pikachu, Yoshi and more. Regularly listed at $12.99, today’s deal is a savings of around $6. You can learn all about the new Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo in our last Nintendo roundup.

Next up, Amazon is offering Evolve on PS4 and Xbox One for $19.99 Prime shipped (matched at Best Buy). We also have the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $59.99 shipped (about $50 off) in today’s Daily Deals.

Today’s best iOS/Mac deals include: Sunny: $2 (Reg. $3), Crow: $1 (Reg. $5), TightWire Adventures: FREE (Reg. $1), Orphion: $2 (Reg. $4), iMini Synthesizer: $5 (Reg. $10) and more in our previous roundup.

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free iOS apps Stories August 28, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Splatoon $50, Destiny $15, BADLAND $2, Kingdom Rush Origins $1, freebies, more

Update: Get a $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85 shipped (15% savings)

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is now offering Splatoon on Wii U for $49.99 shipped (Reg. $60). Best Buy also has the same deal available as part of its Deals of the Day. Before today, only Prime members could get the game this low. Keep in mind, Best Buy GCU members will get even deeper discounts on today’s deal.

Splatter enemies and claim your turf as ink-spraying, squid-like Inklings in Nintendo’s ultimate mess-fest! Challenge players online* in chaotic 4-on-4 turf wars and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. May the best mess win.

Amazon also has Destiny on PlayStation 4 for $14.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $20+, matched at Best Buy) and New Super Mario Bros. Wii for $17.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $25+)

In case you missed it recently, we still have the SmaAcc Vertical Cooling/Recharging Stand for PlayStation 4 at $17 Prime shipped w/ code KJD72GZK (Reg. $20) and Lara Croft Go released on mobile as Hitman Go went on sale for iOS and Android. Walmart still has the PlayStation 4 Batman Arkham Knight or Last of Us Bundle w/ 3 mo. PS Plus, Madden 16 & another game for $399 shipped ($500+ value).

Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS/Mac deals including 50% off BADLAND, Reckless Getaway, Kingdom Rush Origins, Kingdom Rush Origins HD and many more:

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free iOS apps Stories August 27, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Hitman GO for iOS/Android $1 (Reg. $5), LEGO Star Wars Saga $5, Halo 5 pre-order (Prime only) $50, more

Update (8/27 4:00pm): 

In today’s best game/app deals, along with the release of Lara Croft Go for iOS/Android, Square Enix has put Hitman Go on sale for $1. Regularly $5, the diorama-style puzzle game can now be had for $1 on all your iOS devices. The game is also down to $1 on Android right now as well. While we have seen it go free, it is quite rare and only happens as part of major promotions like Apple’s Free App of the Week.

On the Mac App Store, you’ll find LEGO Star Wars Saga for $5 (Reg. $20). This is matching the lowest we have seen it go for on the Mac App Store and the best price we can find by $15 right now.

Play through a fun Star Wars galaxy that combines the endless customization of LEGO with the epic story from all six episodes of Star Wars.

Amazon Prime members can pre-order on Halo 5: Guardians for $49.99 shipped (Reg. $60), along with Splatoon, Super Mario Maker and more down below.

Late yesterday, we spotted the PlayStation 4 Batman Arkham Knight or Last of Us Bundle w/ 3 mo. PS Plus, Madden 16 & another game for $399 shipped ($500+ value) and we still have Madden 16 for PS4 or Xbox One at $49.99 shipped (Reg. $60, same deal available for Prime members on Amazon).

Down below you’ll find the rest of today’s best iOS/Mac deals including GuitarToolkit, Nihilumbra, NFL Kicker 15, Relax Melodies Premium HD and many more:

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free iOS apps Stories August 26, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Nintendo refurb Wind Waker Wii U bundle $240, 66% off Capcom eShop games, freebies, more

Update: Get a $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85 shipped (15% savings)

In today’s best game/app deals, the official Nintendo Store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Limited Edition Zelda Wii U Deluxe with Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD and Nintendo Land for $235 plus $5 shipping. That’s about $60 under the regular price for a basic Wii U bundle, not to mention how hard it can be to get your hands on a Wind Waker edition. In fact it’s so hard to find right now from major retailers, on Amazon its going for over $500. It comes with a one year warranty and “although it may have minor cosmetic blemishes, it is guaranteed to be fully functional. We think you will find the standards for Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products are VERY high.”

Nintendo also has a notable sale going on the eShop right now with a number of Wii U and 3DS games seeing price drops. You can save up to 66% off on select Capcom franchises including Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Ace Attorney, DuckTales: Remastered and more. Hit up the e-Shop to view the deals. You’ll also find LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham for $14.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $20) on Amazon today.

Late yesterday we caught a release day discount on Madden 16 for PS4 or Xbox One at $49.99 shipped (Reg. $60) via eBay Daily Deals (Same deal available for Prime members on Amazon), Nintendo’s fall release plans have been revealed and the Logitech Powershell controller is still $9 Prime shipped,

Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS/Mac deals including Hatchi – A retro virtual pet, Strategery, Combo Queen (Action RPG Hybrid) and more. While Amazon has now shuttered its Free App of the Day program, its new Underground app for Android delivers over $10,000 worth of free apps and games.

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free iOS apps Stories August 25, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Madden 16 for PS4/Xbox One $50, Xbox One COD Advanced Warfare Controller $45, Mini Ninjas $5, more

Update: 

In today’s best game/app deals, Groupon is offering the Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Controller for $44.99 shipped. That’s $25 under the original price/Amazon and the best we can find.

As for games, Amazon has the Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on Ps4 and Xbox One for $29.99 Prime shipped. This is matching the lowest we have seen the game go for. It includes “all 3 DLC Pack Contents: Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, Crown of the Ivory King.”

In case you missed it recently, the Logitech Powershell controller is still $9 Prime shipped, Nintendo’s fall release plans have been revealed with Super Mario Maker bundle, Star Fox Zero and Mega Yarn Yoshi. We also have the Madden 16 Xbox One 1TB Bundle + Covert Forces Controller for $399.99 shipped ($460 value) and the Nintendo 3DS amiibo NFC Reader/Writer Accessory for $20 Prime shipped.

Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS/Mac deals including Mini Ninjas, Rhythm Repeat, Wake Up Pro Alarm and many more. And for Android gamers, the Amazon App Store is offering Cut the Rope: Time Travel HD for free (Reg. $1, today only)

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free iOS apps Stories August 24, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Splatoon (Prime only) $50, PS4 Batman Arkham Knight bundle $340 or less, iOS freebies, more

Update (8/24 11:15am): 

In today’s best game/app deals, Splatoon for Wii U is getting its very first decent price drop over on Amazon. Prime members only can pickup the ink blasting shooter for $49.99 shipped (discount added in cart). That’s $10 off the regular listing and the best price we have seen.

Splatter enemies and claim your turf as ink-spraying, squid-like Inklings in Nintendo’s ultimate mess-fest! Challenge players online* in chaotic 4-on-4 turf wars and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. May the best mess win.

Target has an interesting deal on PS4 today. It’s offering 15% off all its PS4 consoles, plus an additional 5% for REDcard holders. That brings the Batman Arkham Knight bundle, for example, down to $340 shipped, or $333 for REDcard holders and is one the best PS4 deals we can find. We also spotted a nice Wii U console bundle deal with Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and your choice of Splatoon, Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros. for $320 shipped ($370+ value).

We also spotted pre-orders of the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Complete Official Guide Collector’s Edition hardcover for $21.48 Prime shipped (Orig. $35, within a few cents of low). You’ll find The Art of Fallout 4 hardcover book (pre-order) $28.06 Prime shipped (Reg. $35) and The Fallout 4 Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide (pre-order) for $25.34 Prime shipped (Reg. $40) as well.

In case you missed it recently, the Logitech Powershell controller is down to $9 Prime shipped, the new Free App of the Week is now out, the Pokémon tournament fighter is coming to Wii U in the Spring and Back to the Future: The Game is hitting PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS deals including Mobile Mouse Remote, Demolition Physics, Lumen Trails and many more:

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free iOS apps Stories August 23, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword $40, 1TB Madden Xbox One + 50″ Samsung HDTV $850, freebies, more

Update (8/23 8:20pm): 

In today’s best game/app deals, Rakuten is offering The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword for $39.99 shipped. That’s up to $15 off the regular prices, $5 under the next best and the lowest we have seen since in over a year. While most Nintendo games rarely get price drops like the 2DS is about to, with Skyward Sword it’s few and far between. This is a Wii game, but it will play on your Wii U no problem with a Wii Remote.

Ride your Loft Bird across the skies, exploring floating islands, taking on quests and searching for treasure. Find rare materials that upgrade weapons, items, and shields.

Next up, Best Buy has another console HDTV deal on. You can grab the 1TB Madden 16 Xbox One bundle plus a Samsung 50-inch Class LED 1080p Smart HDTV in Black for $849.98 shipped. Full HD 50-inch Samsung HDTVs go for $600+, so you’re effectively getting the 1TB Xbox One for $250 or less. This Madden bundle goes for $400 on Amazon. If you haven’t seen the hilarious new commercial “Madden 16: The Movie”, you can check it out here.

At Walmart, you’ll find the PS4 console bundled with 3 months of PS Plus and two free games for $399 shipped ($438 value).

Other notable game deals include Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on 3DS for $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40+, matched at Best Buy) and Far Cry 4 on PS4 and Xbox One for $19.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $30, matched at Best Buy).

This weekend’s best iOS price drops include Phone Drive: $1 (Reg. $2), Speedball 2 Evolution $3 (Reg, $5), PDF Converter $2 (Reg. $7) and many more in our previous roundup.

In case you missed it recently, the Logitech Powershell controller 1500mAh battery case for iPhone is down to $9 Prime shipped, Hitman Sniper is at its lowest price ever, the new Free App of the Week is now out, and Move over Super Smash Bros., the Pokémon tournament fighter is coming to Wii U in the Spring.

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

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