We have made sure none of the apps on this list are scams or privacy traps, therefore you will not find any random apps here. This implies that some of them may have more in-app purchases and advertisements than usual.

You can download and install an app in advance if you decide it is something you would like to use later on but not now. It will be permanently added to your app collection and regarded as “bought.” After that, you can uninstall it immediately.

Android apps that are free for a short time

Android apps for productivity and lifestyle

  • Reminder Pro ($3.49): Need a reminder app? This one gets the job done perfectly well.
  • Daily Calorie Balance Pro ($0.99): Keep track of your calorie intake with this app by keying in every single thing that you eat.
  • RunGPS Trainer Pro Full ($4.49): Do you like running? This app helps keep track of all your running efforts with metrics that can help you improve.

Android games

  • Jewels Premium Match 3 Puzzles ($2.99): I guess you can call this a clone of Bejeweled, with some interesting game mechanics to switch things up.
  • Zombie Age 2 Premium Shooter ($0.99): A side-scrolling shooter where you mow down zombie after zombie with an arsenal of weapons.
  • Grow Dungeon Hero VIP ($1.99): Explore dungeons and get rid of all enemies you come across as you grow more powerful with gear upgrades and new abilities.
  • Tech Quiz Master ($2.49): Do you think you are the ultimate tech geek? Let’s see how well you do in this game. 
  • Secret Tower VIP ($0.99): Go all out as your characters continue to grow from strength to strength as you defeat huge bosses and obtain powerful gear.

iOS apps that are free for a short time

iOS apps for productivity and lifestyle

  • VidEdit ($0.99): No computer to edit your videos while you are on the move? Fret not, you can use this app to get the job done.
  • Metadata ($0.79): Make image management easier on your phone where you can view image metadata for each photo at a glance.
  • BeeScan ($9.99): Want to scan documents into the PDF format with your iPhone? This app does it pretty well.
  • Kintsugi ($24.99): A mindful and journaling self-care app that helps you remain focused on what’s important in your life.
  • FILCA – SLR Film Camera ($4.99): Get analog vibes for your photos and videos with this app where you can control your iPhone’s camera manually.

Free games for iPhone and iPad

  • My City: Jail House ($3.99): A prison escape jail home game, where you are the prison warden and do your best to keep the law and order there.
  • Real Cricket ’24 ($8.99): Do you love the game of cricket? Find out just how good you are at managing your team with this game!
  • FurryFury: Smash & Roll ($3.99): A unique brawler game that requires skills and tactics, and not just button mashing. 
  • Dirt Trackin’ 2 ($3.99): Race online with numerous players in your rally car. Do you have what it takes?
  • Legacy 3 – The Hidden Relic ($1.99): A puzzle adventure game where you need to solve different puzzles in order to advance from one room to another.

Were the free apps this week appealing to you? Have you noticed anything that catches your eye in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store? Please let us know if you have any recommendations for apps in the comments section.

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