Without apps, a phone is useless. If you are not sure what to put on your phone, do not worry—we have a free iOS and Android Apps of the Week column that updates you on a variety of productivity and gaming apps that might be of interest to you every two weeks!

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When the developers decide to revert back to their paid status, we have no idea when these games and applications will be made accessible for free. If you find a listed program that is no longer free, please let us know so we can update the appropriate information.

Tip: If you find an app that you want to have but do not need right now, download and install it first. It will stay in your app library forever, even if you remove it from your smartphone right away. This way, the program will be regarded as “purchased.”

Android apps that are free for a short time

Android apps for productivity and lifestyle

  • English for All Pro ($0.99): Want to master the English language? This app might help you out.
  • Reminder Pro ($3.49): Ever felt as though you keep on forgetting stuff? Here’s an app that will help you remember things…

Android games

  • Legend of the Moon ($0.99):  A 2D side-scroller where you explore dungeon after dungeon, leveling up to be more powerful.
  • Defense Zone 3 Ultra HD ($2.99): Tower defense with extremely realistic graphics to keep you occupied.
  • SPHAZE ($0.99): A sci-fi puzzle game that looks great while tickling your grey matter.
  • Ruby Square: Puzzle Game ($0.99): With over 700 brain-teasers to choose from, you will definitely find this game worth your while if you love puzzlers.
  • Minesweeper Pro ($1.49): This is a classic game that everyone should experience at least once in their lives.

iOS apps that are free for a short time

iOS apps for productivity and lifestyle

  • FABULUS ($3.99): If you have trouble figuring out the chord to a particular song, this app might just be of help.
  • Dollar Bill Origami ($1.99): Your humble dollar bill is way more useful than just for monetary transactions… 
  • Streakly ($4.99): It is not too late to get started on your New Year resolutions yet. Why not get this app’s help to form new and positive habits?
  • ChatGo AI bot ($0.99): AI is taking over the world, so why not let it take over your phone?

iOS games

  • Demetrios ($2.99): A visual novel that comes with plenty of silly jokes. This is the perfect pick-me-up if you’re ever feeling down.
  • Legacy 3: The Hidden Relic ($1.99): A 3D point-and-click adventure game that will certainly require you to think more than usual.
  • Agile 3 ($1.99): Test your reflexes and dexterity in this uniquely designed game. 
  • 2 Players 1 Device ($0.99): This is how you remedy a situation when you have two kids fighting over a single device… 

What drew your attention this week? Which apps on the list—games or productivity—is your favorite? Share your opinions in the comments below.


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Android and its pre-installed apps come practically free, but Google still earns a pretty big penny thanks to targeted web-wide ads. Your phone is actually helping the company tailor marketing