Update Sept. 1, 2013 : Check out the Top 10 Apps to Get Paid Apps for Free!
Do you want to get paid apps for free? No jailbreak required! Though most of the time, when I hear people talking about Jailbreaking their iPhones, iPods or iPads, I hear their reasons and the most common is to get paid apps for free. But no worries, here’s how to get paid apps for free without jailbreak on all your iOS devices!
I myself seldom pay things If I can get them for free. Not that I’m pro-piracy but most of the time, I look for free alternatives of the apps that I want. Two of them is Springpad and Dropbox, both of them have rivals which some of them are paid, and some of them are free. I chose to use this two not just because they’re free but because they’re both useful and satisfy my needs. Well I’ve been using them for 1-2 years and getting free paid apps those days automatically means that you have to Jailbreak your device.
But this days, You can get paid apps for free everyday no jailbreak required. Not every single paid app though, but atleast you don’t have to jailbreak your device to get them for consumption. But this doesn’t mean this apps will be free forever, Most of them offers only a short period of time to download their apps for free. Why? Firstly to promote and get people to try their app without any hesitation and If they’re lucky, their app gets popular via viral buzz. Cutting the crap, here’s a list of how to get updates on apps going free.
Native iOS Apps
Native apps are good for everyone who’s looking for free apps given away for free specially if they don’t have or want to use a computer to do so. It also directly takes them to the app download page on iTunes so I definitely recommend to use a native app to download this amazing freebies.
Appsfire promotes daily deals on top apps. With great UI and user submitted ratings, it is definitely one of the best sources to get your free apps.
What I like about AppsHawk is it has search feature and its easier to browse, more like browsing the Appstore itself! Well the old iTunes App store design (5.1 below)
Giving out single App everyday with ratings from other users. Download Appoday on Appstore
Free App A Day
Free App A Day is one of my best resources when I want to try paid apps. But most of the apps that they offer are games. So If you really like playing games on your device, I definitely recommend you to install their app for regular checking or you can also follow them via twitter to get updates on free apps!
Apps Gone Free
If you’re more on useful apps. Try Apps Gone Free. They don’t offer games that much. Instead, they offer useful apps from productivity related to photography related apps. They also have an app on the Apple App Store so go ahead and try it out.
Similar to AppoDay, AppGratis gives out 1 free app everyday! I’m not a fan of the user experience on it though. It’s more text than images/screenshots.
Other Sources (Non Native Apps)
App Chronicles : Apps Gone Free
Yes this is different from the one I mentioned above. I was also confused at first, good thing I read things. Haha! Too bad they only have a blog for you to visit.
I think their just starting out due to lack of visual branding on their site and app, but could be an alternative resource too, weird thing or somewhat unusual about them is they’re selling their app (but free for today as the app details says). Download their App on Appstore
A London based team also providing free apps but with a twist. If you go to their website, you can request for an app to go Free!
Another website to follow and check for free apps! FreeAppAlert.com
Yep, It’s a short list of repositories for free apps. But I’ll be adding more If I find more interesting source of getting paid apps for free. In the meantime, I think that short list might help you in some way, So enjoy and have fun downloading them without having to jailbreak your devices!
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