Have you just pre-ordered a Galaxy S24 Ultra (hands-on)? If so, you might be able to find out which free apps are available for you to download and install in time for the delivery of your much-desired new phone! Take a look at our bi-weekly free iOS and Android Apps of the Week column to see if there is anything you could be interested in!

All of these free apps have a time restriction before they become paid apps. If you find an app that is on this list that is no longer free, please let us know so we can update the post.

TIP! When you see an app that you think you might like but do not need right now, download and install it first. That way, you will have “purchased” it for nothing once, and it will always be in your app library, even if you later remove it from your smartphone.

Android apps that are free for a short time

Android apps for productivity and lifestyle

Android games

  • Rogue Hearts ($0.99):  Want some good old dungeon hack-and-slash adventure game? This is where you get your fix.
  • Zombie Age 2 Premium Shooter ($0.99): Time to shoot zombies to preserve your life. Can you survive the non-stop onslaught? 
  • Cooking Kawaii ($0.99): Can you build an empire of restaurants throughout the city? Give it a shot with this game!
  • Cytus II ($1.99): A very well-crafted music rhythm game to challenge your reflexes. 
  • RUSTY: Island Survival Pro ($0.99): You are stuck on an island and need all your wits to survive. Do you have what it takes? 

iOS apps that are free for a short time

iOS apps for productivity and lifestyle

  • Magnifying Glass & Flashlight ($0.99): Have trouble reading the fine print in books and documents? This app might be able to help.
  • Easy Spending Budget ($0.99): Want to keep track of your budget? Why not get an app to help you?
  • Pixel Art Pro ($2.99): If you love drawing pixel art, this app might help you get off on the right footing.
  • Vinyls ($4.99): A music player app that not only plays back your favorite tunes, it does so while looking aesthetically pleasing.
  • Search Ace – Adblock Browser ($2.99): Everyone’s surfing experience becomes better without ads, and this browser does the job.

iOS games

  • Cytus II ($1.99): How is your hand-eye coordination? Give it a go with this music rhythm game.
  • My City: Newborn Baby ($3.99): Find out what life is like with a newborn baby. Bring the baby to the doctor’s, to the supermarket, the choice is yours! 
  • Demetrios ($2.99): A crazy adventure visual novel that is wacky and zany enough to tickle your imagination. 
  • Paintiles ($2.99): Paint the different tiles to match their colors in order to clear each level.
  • Mage Mania ($1.99): There is always a trade-off, isn’t there? Many treasures await you in the dungeon, but you might have to fend off dragons with your magic.

Which of the apps on the list piques your interest? Please share your app choices in the comments section. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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