Free Apps of the Week: These Android and iOS applications are temporarily free!

As we do every week, NextPit brings you a selection of great deals on mobile apps and games for iOS and Android that are normally paid for but are currently free for download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

This list is updated weekly and starting this week, there will be two weekly editions posted on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Between publishing this article and the time you actually read this article, some apps may have become paid for again. 

If you do manage to find an app for free but you can’t really use it right now, we suggest you to install the app anyway, then delete it from your device. That way, the app will become part of your app library and you can install it again for free when you need it. A good way not to miss out on a short-lived promo.

Temporarily free Android apps on the Google Play StoreAndroid productivity/lifestyle apps temporarily free on the Google Play StoreAndroid games temporarily free on the Google Play StoreOne Up – Lemonade Rush!(1,89 € ): A platformer and Temple Run game where you play as a plumber who is NOT Mario and must escape a lemonade rush.
LIMBO(4,79 € ): A very cool adventure and narrative game that reminds me a lot of the excellent Little Nightmares.
2048 – Puzzle Game (4,99 €): A puzzle game where the goal is to reach the number 2048 by aligning numbered squares on a grid.

Deadly Traps Premium – Adventure of Hell(€1.29): Another platform game that relies heavily on its challenging, even punishing difficulty level.

Mind Games Pro(€3.09): A brain-training app with lots of mini-games (how did that go out of fashion since Doctor Kawashima in 2005?).

Sudoku Challenge(2,19 € ): What would a selection of free apps be without the traditional and obligatory S-U-D-O-K-U!

Temporarily free iOS apps on the Apple App StoreThe iOS productivity/lifestyle apps temporarily free on the Apple App StoreKinoglitch Pro($4.99): A photo editing app for applying digital mosaic-like “glitch” effects.
LunarSight(€2.29 ): The app provides you with a whole bunch of information about the phases of the Moon, its position and orbit at any location and especially any date.
Midori(10,99 € ): KAGE BUNSHIN NO JUTSU! If you want to understand this phrase, this Japanese dictionary that is Midori could be useful to you. Again, I included it mainly because of its high price.
Balance: Meditation & Sleep (€54.99): A wellness app with various meditation programs. The promo is not for the app, but for its yearly subscription normally charged at €54.99! Be sure to cancel the automatic renewal in the settings though.

MemoCam(€2.29): An app that allows you to scan or digitize documents, even manuscripts (via OCR).

Sudoku Evolved(1,09 € ): Thought you’d escape the free Sudoku of the week because you have an iPhone? I don’t think so!

Lightsynth (€2.29): A photo app that supports ADR (adaptive dynamic range) and allows you to adjust the dynamic range of your photos.

Temporarily free iOS games on the Apple App Store

All of these apps are only temporarily free. It is possible that at the time of reading this article, several days after its publication, some applications have become paid again.

In any case, we update this article every week, usually on Saturdays. You have discovered a buggy link, an application is no longer free or you have an advice to give us? Then write me a message or leave a comment.

And if you can’t find what you’re looking for in this list, maybe you’ll have better luck with our weekly list of the 5 Android and iOS apps of the week, also published every Saturday.

What do you think of our selection this week? Have you found any better apps or games on sale in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store? Don’t hesitate to share your good deals in the comments.