How to Get Paid Apps for Free on iOS (No Jailbreak)

Written by Pravin Patil

An iPhone or iPad app in the iTunes store may cost averagely in the range of $0.99 to $2.99 and might not be a much burden on your wallet (at least, you think so). But if you see on a monthly basis, you might have been spending more than you thought, you were. Today, we are going to compile simple ways to get paid apps (iOS) for free, and that too without jailbreak. Yeah, we hate piracy too!

How to Get Paid Apps for Free on iOS (iPhone/iPad)  without JailBreak

With almost a million apps in the iOS App Store, it is very hard to get any app noticed by a wide range of audience. Therefore, developers around the globe, trying to make their apps noticed by slashing the prices or sometimes offering them for free. These types of price-drop offers could be a treat to iOS users.

Now, you must be thinking how on this earth you would know about such promotions? We got you covered. We have gathered a list of such sites and services who keep you updating with the latest sales, discounts, and offers on iOS apps including some of these apps for FREE.


Also Read: How to Get Paid Apps for Free on Android Phone (Legally) 


1. AppZapp: 

We have tested a few of these services and we found AppZapp is the best in the category. AppZapp Notify is your personal alerts (iOS) for apps those are free or on sale. The app is very easy to use and designed well. It also offers details of apps those are free or on discount sales at the time.


AppZapp Notify – Personal Alerts for Free Apps


Top Features:

– Filter the list to show specific apps you are interested in
– Filter apps for particular device (iPad/iPhone/Mac)
– Filter to chose FREE apps
– Regularly up to date with custom, price and developer alerts
– App-Community – more than 2 million users worldwide
– Detailed data of Apps and Developer
– You can become a part of the AppZapp Community
– No spamming by ads


AppZapp: Price Alerts, Updates and More

Unlike a few other alert services, which do not provide reviews and ratings where we end up downloading a useless app, AppZapp shows ratings by “Stars” next to the app. So you could decide which app has been used widely by iOS users and would be worth downloading.

Compatibility Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


2. AppShopper (Web/App version):

AppShopper is another such place where iOS users can find paid apps for free or sale (discounts up to 80%). Unlike AppZapp, it is also a web-based service offer more than 1,812,825 apps for iOS users. The site is well sketched, and one can quickly filter out according to the particular preferences.


AppShopper is one of the largest iPhone, iPad, and Mac app directories


Top Features: 

– Available for all iOS: iPhone,iPad, Universal iOS, and Mac
– Filter the list to show specific apps you are interested in
– Filter to chose FREE apps
– Regularly up to date with prices

# WishList: It also offers an option where a user can add his/her favorite app in a wishlist, and you will be the first one to get a live update when that particular app goes free or price has been slashed for the same.


AppShopper: Get live price updates on your favorite apps

# AppShopper Social: AppShopper Social is an iOS app, allow you to share your interests (app) with your friends and family. You can also see what apps your friends are interested in.

Compatibility – Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


3. Daily App Advice (Formerly Top Apps Gone Free)

Daily App Advice was formerly known as Top Apps Gone Free. The site works similar to the services mentioned earlier in this post. Moreover, it also offers personal answers to any iOS questions YOU ask!


AppAdvice: Get high quality paid apps for FREE


Top Features:

– Full-length in-depth resolutions to particular questions you ask about using your iPhone/iPad better.
– A curated excerpt of the best free apps based on YOUR interests
– Top Accessory Deals for iPhone & iPad Owners
– App Reviews ONLY for the subgroup of apps that you care about!


Some More App Aggregator Sites:

There are other apps and sites out there, including

that offers related services but the quality is significantly less exciting.


4.  Apple’s Free App of the Week

Every week, Apple selects an app on App Store as its App of the Week. They’re normally pretty awesome apps that will cost you a dollar or two when they’re not offered in the promotion, so one must keep an eye on the iOS App Store each week to see what’s has been offered.


Apple’s App of the Week (A free app every week)

You can easily locate Apple’s free App of the Week on the iTunes Store homepage.


5. Starbucks – Pick of the Week

Some consumer programs extend access to paid apps for free. Starbucks offers a free pick of the week for people that use its app to pay for their coffee. Starbucks has a Pick of the Week exclusive promotion of apps that awards a free access on iTunes, each week.


Starbucks: Help yourself to a free download on iTunes

The promotion periods ends every Tuesday. All you have to do is pick-up a “Pick of the Week” card while picking up your coffee. They can regularly be spotted on the counter where you pick up your coffee.

On the back of the card, you’ll get a code that can be typed into iTunes to get access to your free Pick of the Week app. You’ll find that they include books, music, apps and games.

These short-time apps deals are very safe – no concerns about malware or imitation products involved in here.


Your turn: What we missed? Anything in your mind to add it up here?  Let others know if there are other ways to get pais apps for free on iOS, without jailbreak. Come on the board, comment below and share your own thoughts and experience about this topic.

Quick Rewind

1. AppZapp Notify is your personal alerts (iOS) for apps those are free or on sale (App)

2. AppShopper is one of the largest iPhone, iPad, and Mac app directories (App/Web)

3. Daily App Advice – Formerly Top Apps Gone Free (App/Web)

4. Apple’s Free App of the Week – (on iTunes)

5. Starbucks – Pick of the Week (Pick your code at Starbucks outlet)



About the author

Pravin Patil

Pravin is the Author and Founder of An engineer by chance and a blogger by choice. Alongside writing for the web, he keeps interest in music, table tennis, reading and of course, twitter (@Gizpad).

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