As our team updates this list twice a week, there is a chance that some of the apps listed below may have changed their status back to Paid by the time you read it. If you come across such a scenario, let us know in the comments below. If you know 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 recommend that 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, be aware that some of these apps require in-app purchases.
Free Android apps
Download free apps from the Google Play Store!
($ 4.99):: With a rating of 4.3 on the Google Play Store, ProShot is exactly what it says it is. It’s a ‘Pro Level’ app for people looking for more control over smartphone photography. The user interface is easy to use. Well worth a try – especially now that it’s temporarily free!
Simpan – Be aware of different needs
($ 2.99):: This is a minimalist note taking app that claims to be easy to use and safe. The app supports data backup and export functions and is available in 13 languages.
Digital Dashboard GPS Pro ((
$ 0.99): If you want to record your travels by car or bike, this app can help. The user interface could have been better, however. That app was also on the list last week and it’s still free.
X launcher ((
$ 0.99): This launcher came in here to be free, but also to remind us of Google’s Nexus UI. It’s a lovely trip back in time for those of you who are feeling nostalgic. Free since last week!
Diamond Icon Pack ((
$ 1.49): Well, this is an icon pack that supports multiple launchers, including the most popular ones out there. The app was rated 4.2 stars in the Google Play Store, but has only 190 ratings. Keep that in mind!
Appntox audio recorder ((
$ 0.99): A simple audio recording app. The highlighting function supports multiple color themes. You get three recording formats: M4a, Wav and 3gp. Ratings are pretty decent (4.1 stars)
Free Android Games
Download free games from the Google Play Store
Monkey GO Happy ((
$ 0.99): Monkey GO Happy was a flash game from the early 2000s. Now it has been compiled for Android and is currently available for free. There are 75 levels and the game is not only ad-free but also free of in-app purchases
Shadow of Naught – An interactive story adventure ((
$ 2.99): A very unusual game with interactive gameplay and emotional storytelling. I also found the music soothing to my ears. Rated with 4.3 stars!
Theme Solitaire Tripeaks Tri Tower PV ((
$ 3.49): I don’t know about you, but in moments of boredom, I appreciate it when I have a simple game to focus on. And there’s nothing like a classic solitaire game for that! Still free from last week!
Chicken tournament ((
$ 1.00): A retro style FPS developed by a single man. The animations aren’t great, but once you get used to the controls it’s fun. Definitely worth a download.
New math puzzles for geniuses 2021 ((
$ 0.99): Are you the smart guy who is always on the lookout for new math puzzles? This app contains 180 puzzles for you to solve. Has over 100,000 downloads and a somewhat OK 3.9 star rating.
[VIP]Missile Dude RPG: Offline Tip Tap Missile ((
$ 1.99): According to reviews, this is a fun RPG that is only marred by ads and in-app purchases. A download is now worthwhile anyway as it is temporarily free.
Superhero Fruit Premium: Robot Wars Future Battles ((
$ 0.99): A decent game with good graphics and smooth gameplay. However, the music could get annoying after a while. Includes ads and in-app purchases
WindWings Space Shooter, Galaxy Attack (Premium) ((
$ 1.99): A fantasy game based on a story about a soldier who accidentally left a gap in the future. The ratings are mixed. Oh, and there are ads and in-app purchases.
Word Quest PRO ((
$ 1.99): A simple game where the goal is to create as many unique English words as possible. There are two modes: challenge and relax. No in-app purchases or ads.
The most expensive runner game nobody will buy ((
$ 0.99): I’m not joking. This is the real name of this game. It’s a simple runner game where you have to avoid the obstacles and keep moving forward. I liked it!
Free iOS apps
Productivity and Personalization apps are free for a limited time
$ 5.99): We’ve already talked about ProShoot for Android in this article. It turns out that iOS users can now download this app for free too!
CM: contraction timer / monitor ((
$ 2.99): This is a means of keeping track of labor contractions. It’s very easy to use and has good reviews on the App Store.
Logo, Card & Design Creator (for iPad) ((
$ 1.99): Create a new logo and card design right from your iPad.
$ 0.99): A simple but powerful sketching app with tons of features. Users also say that it is very easy to use. Rated with 4.3 stars.
Epica 2 Pro – monster camera ((
$ 0.99): This suggestion is for the whole family – especially because it’s super fun. With this app you can use different masks and effects on photos and share them with your friends right on your iPhone. Today’s free paid version has no ads or watermarks. Was on our list last week too!
Mirror for Samsung Smart TV ((
$ 4.99): An app for people who own Samsung TVs to stream movies, photos and apps from their iPhone or iPad to a Samsung TV. Free from last week.
$ 9.99):: A Japanese dictionary that you can name yourself! Whether you’re learning a new language or just want to get adventurous with new words, Midori is now free! Tell others about it! Free from last week.
Widgets king ((
$ 4.99): Widgets King claims to be the one stop shop for customizing your iPhone home screen. There are many out-of-the-box widgets, easy-to-use widgets that can be customized to suit your needs. Has in-app purchases.
7 minute workout: lose weight ((
$ 2.99): An app that could potentially be a good addition to your fitness program. It has more than 35 exercises with video and audio guides. The app has in-app purchases.
Colorscape – color your photos ((
$ 6.99): No, this is not an app for coloring your black and white photos. However, this allows you to turn your photos into outlines that you can repaint with colors of your choice. You can even print these outlines and colorize them manually.
MarineTraffic – ship tracking ((
$ 4.99): After the Suez Canal mishap, everyone seems interested in tracking ships. This is exactly what you can do with this app!
Free iOS games
These games are available for a limited time free of charge from the iOS App Store!
StoryToys haunted house ((
$ 2.99): StoryToys Haunted House is a game that involves macabre scenarios and mysterious activities. It looks like a fun pastime and is well designed. Was on our list last week too!
Office story ((
$ 3.99): This one is for those who have an entrepreneurial spirit. Office Story is a software business simulation game that will help you build your own business empire and spread your offices around the world! Has been free since last week
$ 4.99): Veritas is a first person point and clock game and narrative puzzle game that is filled with elements of mystery and discovery. Has in-app purchases.
Chimpanzee Fu Syllables ((
$ 2.99): This app is aimed at children and can be used to learn the secrets of syllables and to help young students improve their reading and spelling skills.
Chronology – Deluxe Edition ((
$ 2.99): We all know that we cannot go back and fix the mistakes we made in the past. However, this game leaves you with something similar. Solve puzzles by moving back and forth in time.
Action puzzle ((
$ 2.99): Are you a fan of puzzles? Well you are going to love this game because this game takes puzzles one step further. Instead of a static image, the puzzle includes moving images that must be correctly placed.
Send it ($ 0.99): A nice game for those who love ships. Your job is to drive across the docks and load as many ships as possible with cargo. You need to match the cargo with the correct type of ship.
Ninjas infinity ((
$ 8.99): An action packed 2D infinity action game with lots of obstacles to overcome. The obstacles range from evil ninjas and monsters to half-humans and zombies.
Chef Umami ((
$ 2.99): Prepare delicious meals for your customers using dozens of different ingredients and kitchen utensils. Fulfill your order the way you want or add your own creative touch to your food.
Bubble tower 2 ((
$ 2.29): This was also on our list last week and is still 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 for the first half of this week. We’ll update this article on Friday with a new list of free apps. As always, send us your app suggestions and let us know if we’ve missed an important app on this list.
What other temporarily free apps would you recommend to the NextPit community?