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An iPhone app to help you find free apps

By: 29 December 2010 5 Comments

Click here to downloadOne of the great things about the Apple iPhone is that a lot of applications for it are free.

However, there are some that cost a little bit of money — usually 99 cents, but some of the best iPhone apps do cost more. Fortunately, some of those companies offering paid applications will give them away for free for limited periods for the sake of publicity, promotional value, etc.

The trick, however, has always been this — how does one find those apps that are free for a limited time? Wouldn’t it be great if there was an application that sought those out for you so finding and installing them would be as easy as clicking a button?

Believe it or not, there is an app for that — FreeAppADay. Want it? Sure you do! Click here to get FreeAppADay and start searching.

And, yes, you’d better hurry — the ad free, “gold version” of that particular application is regularly $2.99 but is free during the “Christmas break” (however long that lasts). What will you find with FreeAppADay? A bunch of games, of course, but the app also locates utilities, productivity programs and, well, just about anything that’s free for a limited time.

That’s kind of a big deal, really, as most of the “find free stuff” apps I’ve run across have focused on games only. In that regard, FreeAppADay is a bit unique. It’s also unique in that the company behind it, ICS Mobile, encourages users to submit “wish list” items — apps they’d like to see made available for free for a limited time.

Miss out on the gold version? Don’t worry — the “silver one” should remain free and you can get that here.

The idea, of course, is that a large community of active users gets attention. The larger that community gets, the more seriously companies will take requests for “free for a limited time” apps. ICS mobile claims over 1.6 million users have downloaded the app since the first of 2010 and more are needed so that number can grow and the company can encourage developers to make more cool, free stuff available.

At any rate, the application is updated frequently and is very easy to use. Download it put more full versions of apps on your iPhone.

r u drunk — free

Click here for the appHere’s one that might come in handy for those of you who plan to drink and whoop it up on New Year’s Eve — a little application called r u drunk?

What is it? The application includes a blood alcohol content (BAC) calculator, balance tests (which are hard to pass while stone cold sober), a breathalyzer test (I’m not sure if that one works or not) and some other things to make you look like an idiot.

Does it work? In theory, it should work well enough. In reality I wouldn’t depend on it too much.

Want to be truly safe on New Year’s Eve? Get a designated driver or sit at home — it might be better to avoid all those party people on New Year’s Eve, anyway.

This app is for entertainment purposes only and that disclaimer is flashed at you throughout the application. That being the case, I wouldn’t rely on it too much if I were you. Still, it is a lot of fun and the way the app measures balance is impressive.

There is a paid version of this app, but the free version works well enough. The developer, Mobility Ware, gets bonus points for having a sense of humor — that company claims the free version once hit no. 1 in Ireland.

Want a copy of the free version? Just click here for r u drunk.

Y’all have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve.

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.

5 Comments »

  • Dave Mann said:

    The greatest arcade game ever created — Astrophobia!

    For iPhone and iPad:

    http://jhandy.com/astrophobia/

  • Free iPhone Apps said:

    Great info here! You might also what to check out http://www.free-iphone-apps.com .. very similar to Freeappaday but designed to be viewed specifically from your iPhone and looks just like the AppStore!

  • Frances Brown said:

    Thanks for the information, I had not idea about these limited time free apps. I’ve only had my iPhone for 6 months but I’m already wondering how I got along before I had one! Heading over to the links now!

  • Joe Wagner said:

    Lots of games work on a freemium model where the games are free to download but then charge for extra game points or for premium digital content. Not sure if this app distinguishes between 100% free and these partially free games.

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