Free apps of the week: Grab these apps before they go paid again!

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Free apps of the week: Grab these apps before they go paid again!

It’s the dawn of yet another week, and I have been entrusted the task of scouring the web for great deals on iOS and Android apps for you, our readers. I really mean it when I say these are great deals because all the apps listed below are paid apps - but you can download them for free right now as part of limited promotions!

Since our team updates this list twice every week, there are chances some of the apps below might have changed their status back to ‘paid’ by the time you read this. If you do come across such a scenario, do let us know about the same in the comments below. Additionally, if you know of any apps that are currently free and worth mentioning, let me know in the comments.

Pro-tip: If you come across an interesting app in the list below, but you don’t need it now, we suggest you install it anyway and then remove it from your phone. If you do this, you will be exempt from paying for the app the next time you install it – even if the app is not free. 

While some of these apps are temporarily free to download, do note that some of these have in-app purchases involved. 

Free Android Apps

Download free apps from the Google Play Store!

  • CPUz Pro ($5.49): With this app, you can check your SoC details and read out a lot of data. You will get detailed information about the CPU and the characteristics of the RAM.
  • SplitApps ($1.49): If you are not satisfied with the multitasking capabilities of your smartphone, you can try "Split Apps".
  • 150X Game Booster Pro ($0.99): A game booster that is not that bad according to comments in the Google Play Store. If your phone doesn't offer good gaming performance, it's worth a try!
  • GPS Speed Pro ($0.99): Always present in our free apps: A digital speedometer for displaying your speed via GPS.
  • BabyBook ($2.99): With this app, you can log the first years of your child's life!

Free Android Games

Download free games from the Google Play Store

  • Shadow of Naught ($2,99): An adventure game that got almost 5 stars from 713 users in the Play Store. The graphics look pretty cool and the game should run on older devices as well.
  • Jumpies 3 ($0.99): "Jumpies" is a clone of the iconic Frogger game. You have to hop across a river while landing on rose petals.
  • Block Puzzle Classic ($2.09): A Tetris clone, where at least there are no ads! Sounds good, doesn't it?
  • Slenderman RE ($0.59): Simply because I still think the Slenderman franchise is very cool! So the creepy man with an obvious eating disorder comes to your mobile too!

Free iOS Apps

Productivity and personalization apps free for a limited period

  • The Great Lunar Calendar ($3.49): With this app, you can align your actions with the phases of the moon. There are people who actually believe that this has a great effect.
  • Half Hour: Learn Piano ($9.99): A piano learning app that lets you scan notes with your camera and then learn them.
  • Insta Save ($1.09): Do you like to download pictures from Instagram and always take a screenshot? With Insta Save it's much easier.
  • CM: Contraction Timer/Monitor ($3.49): For pregnant couples: Here you can time your contractions before birth and keep an eye on them. In case you don't want to put your phone down even then!
  • LetSketch ($1.09): A cool sketching app, rated 4.3 stars on the AppStore.
  • Mirror for Samsung Smart TV ($5.49): Connecting your iPhone to your Smart TV is not always that easy. If your Samsung TV doesn't support AirPlay, you should give this app a try.
  • Midori ($19.99): A Japanese dictionary to call your own! Whether you want to learn a new language or just want to get adventurous with new words, Midori is free right now! Tell others about it! Free from last week.
  • Best 7 Minute Workout: Lose Weight ($3.49): What we do in our NextFit-Challenge, you can do too! With the app "Best 7 Minute Workout" you can get a little fit.
  • Colorscape - Color your photos ($7.99): A cool mix of photo and game app! You turn your own pictures into interactive paint-by-numbers images.
  • MarineTraffic - Ship Tracking ($5.49): Which ship will be stuck in the Suez Canal next? With the MarineTraffic app, you can keep an eye on the worldwide ship traffic.

Free iOS Games

These games are free on the iOS App Store for a short period!

  • Verita‪s‬ ($4.99): A first-person point and clock game, Veritas is a narrative puzzle game that has elements of mystery and discovery sprinkled in abundance. Has in-app purchases. 
  • Chronology - Deluxe Edition ($2.99): We all know we cannot go back and fix the mistakes we have done in the past. This game, however, lets you somewhat similar. Solve puzzles by going back and forth in time.
  • Action Puzzl‪e($2.99): Are you a fan of jigsaw puzzles? Well, you will love this one because this game takes jigsaw puzzles a step further. Instead of a static image, the puzzle involves moving images that need to be correctly placed.  
  • Ship It ($0.99): A nice game for those who love ships. Your job is to move across the docks and load as many ships as possible with cargo. You need to match the cargo with the right kind of ship. 
  • Ninjas Infinity ($8.99)‬: An action-packed 2D infinity action game with a lot of obstacles to overcome. The obstacles range from evil ninjas and monsters to demi-humans and zombies.  
  • Chef Umam‪i‬ ($2.99): Prepare delicious meals for your customers using dozens of different ingredients and kitchenware. Fulfill their order in the way they want, or give your meal your own creative spin. 
  • Bubble Tower 2 ($2.29): This was on our list last week as well and continues to be free. His game requires your concentration. and the goal is to build impossible towers and train your logical thinking.

Well, that sums up our list of paid apps that are temporarily free this week! As always, do send us your app suggestions and let us know if we missed an important app in this list. 

What other temporarily free apps would you recommend to the NextPit community?

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