The weekend is upon us yet again, and this time we have a bunch of totally different apps on the iOS and Android platforms that are available for free in Friday's free apps of the week edition compared to our Tuesday edition.
These apps are free for your iPhone and Android temporarily. Normally, they would cost something, but developers do offer them at no cost at all on occasion. We look out for the best deals for you twice each week on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Note that while the list of apps here is free now, these deals do tend to expire without any prior warning based on the developer's own preferences. The promotional period for apps on these platforms can end at any time at the behest of the developer.
NextPit ensures none of these apps in our free list are rated lower than 3.5 stars. Unlike our Top 5 Apps of the Week, we did not install and review any of the listed apps. You are strongly encouraged to perform your due diligence before downloading, as some of them might have hidden in-app purchases.
- Don't miss this: How to find free apps for Android and iOS
Tip: If you find an interesting app on our list but don't need it now, install, and delete it. This will save the app to your library, allowing you to install it later without having to fork out a fee, even after the promotion ends.
Android apps available for free for a limited time
Android apps for productivity and lifestyle
- Scientific Calculator Scalar [4.7-stars /
$2.49]: More than just a simple calculator, this app is a powerful math engine and math scripting language to make you geek out.
- SkanApp [4.2-stars /
$19.99]: Scan books in PDF format wherever you are using your phone.
- Data Defense [4.2-stars /
$4.99]: A minimalist tower defense game set in the cyber world! Protect networks from hackers, where you need to strategically install defense programs.
- WindWings [4.6-stars /
$1.99]: A fun shoot 'em up that tests your reflexes to the maximum, although some people might get irritated because of the numerous pop-ups that appear from time to time.
- Stickman Warriors Super Heroes [4.2-stars /
$0.49]: Think you are a champ at creating the best superhero team ever? Try this game and pit your wits against other gamers.
- Kingdom War Premium TD Online [4.2-stars /
$0.99]: A tower defense game that requires you to put on your thinking cap to figure out the best possible strategy by keeping enemies at bay. Do take note that this is not an offline game.
- Little Berry Forest [4.5-stars /
$0.99]: A cute little game that is hand-drawn every step of the way, where you embark on a farming adventure. Expect a total playtime of around 3 hours.
iOS apps available for free for a limited time
iOS apps for productivity and lifestyle
- Epica 2 Pro [4.3-stars /
$0.99]: A camera that captures shots and uses filters to turn your face into a monster!
- Calculator Easy HD [4.9-stars /
$0.99]: A live voice calculator that gets the job done thanks to its extra large keys!
- Queryable [4.7-stars /
$6.99]: Need to find a photo but cannot remember when it was taken? This app lets you search for photos using text!
- FyTube [3.6-stars /
$3.99]: Love getting lost in YouTube videos but hate the ads? Apps like this might come in handy then, where you can experience YouTube sans ads.
- ToPack [4.2-stars /
$2.99]: Going on a holiday is always fun until you realized that you forgot to pack something important. Use this app to ensure there are no traveling mishaps down the road!
- Jasper's Balloon Adventure [4.4-stars /
$0.99]: Here's something that can help you stay occupied if you tend to fidget a lot. The premise is simple: pop as many balloons as you can!
- A Tale of a Little Berry Forest [4.5-stars /
$1.00]: Toil the farm and sweat away (virtually) as you cook your produce while ensuring all the game's characters are well taken care of.
- Wild Wolf Simulator 3D [4.4-stars /
$9.99]: Be part of the digital furries crowd without having to sacrifice your creature comforts in this unique game.
- Mini Watch Games [4.8-stars /
$1.99]: A collection of old games as well as modern classics that roll back the years.
- Monopoly Sudoku [4.6-stars /
$1.99]: Learn how to play Sudoku using familiar themes from Monopoly.
That is all for now as we wind down and welcome the weekend. We certainly hope you will be able to find something that piqued your interest, be it for immediate use or to be installed for later use. What do you think of the apps which are listed here? For those who are looking for online games to kill time without having to have an Internet connection, check out our linked story below.
We'd love to hear your thoughts on the selections that we have specially picked this week before we begin our search to kick off next week's edition. Did you come across any other interesting apps or games on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store? Share your recommendations with us in the comments.