Everyone loves FREE stuff, right?
As we near the end of 2013 and prepare to usher in a new year, (one that is bound to bring even more awesome to the App Store), Apple is this week highlighting a collection of fun, useful and entertaining apps that are available on the App Store for FREE.
We’ve got the entire list after the fold.
With Duolingo, you learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends. You have the opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language you are learning, and in doing so, help us translate the Web into other languages.
See the weather like never before – only Yahoo Weather combines stunning photos with accurate forecasts across iPhone and iPad. The forecast is beautiful – Yahoo Weather’s immersive experience makes checking and sharing the weather inspiring and entertaining.
Stay informed with the latest headlines and original stories from around the globe. Follow up-to-the-minute reporting with breaking news alerts and live video. Lead the conversation by sharing news and dig deeper into the stories that matter most to you.
Join the colorful characters from Richard Scarry’s acclaimed books as they work together to solve some of Busytown’s toughest mysteries. Presented in a series of full-length interactive adventures called toontales, each Busytown mystery is designed to challenge your child’s deductive reasoning skills in a fun and informative way.
IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity info. We aim to list every detail about every movie and TV show ever made, including who was in it, who made it, the plot, user ratings, trailers, photos, reviews, quotes, goofs, trivia and much more.
Groupon delivers unbeatable deals for 50—70% off the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 cities located mostly on earth.
Check is an award-winning app that stays on top of your bills and money for you, so you never miss a bill or get hit with overdraft and late fees again. Just set it up once and the app goes to work – proactively staying on top of your bills and monitoring your bank accounts and credit cards, all in one place. When bills are due or funds are low, the app will let you know so you’re never caught off guard.
Sunrise is a free calendar app made for Google Calendar users. Designed with love, Sunrise is a new experience that will make your life easier.
Book hotels, flights and rental cars on the go. Choose from over 200,000 hotels, or Name Your Own Price to save up to 60% on hotel reservations. Find thousands of round-trip and one-way flights from your iPhone or iPad.
World’s largest network of local groups. A Meetup can change your life… What’s a Meetup? It’s people meeting up in your town around a common interest. See what’s happening near you.
Watch the Internet with the award-winning, fun-to-use, beautiful video app made specifically for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It’s as easy as turning on your TV.Showyou gathers the best videos of the day from YouTube, Vimeo, and hundreds of great channels like The Daily Show, Colbert Report, TED, Vice, and more.
Fitness just got personal.
With pricing more flexible than a yogi and an ever-growing arsenal of moves, FitStar is tailored to you and your progress and takes the guess work out of working out. No matter what shape you’re in, FitStar keeps you motivated and challenged at your own pace and on your own schedule.
The new Live Nation app brings you concerts, festivals, and tickets in one app, personalized just for you. You’ll never miss another show. You may never be bored again.
Replay is the easiest way to create beautiful videos. Select photos, videos from your camera roll, and watch them come to life instantly – in beautiful videos that look produced by pro editors. You’ve never made videos that beautiful.
Get dinner on the table with less fuss and more fun! The new and improved Allrecipes Dinner Spinner gives you instant access to Allrecipes’ amazing collection of member-shared recipes, photos, ratings and reviews from a community of more than 30 million home cooks.
Wisely helps you find great places to eat and shop. Instead of relying solely on reviews, Wisely analyzes consumer purchase behavior to find popular, quality places that meet your price range.
Awarded title of App Store Best 2013 in Beautiful Cookbooks category for iPad.
Ready to stop overpaying for concert tickets? … Need 50-yard line seats at next week’s game? … Dying to catch that sold out Broadway show?
SeatGeek is a search engine for tickets that scours hundreds of websites at once and brings all available tickets together in one place. Use it to save time and money the next time you want a sweet deal on concert tickets, sports tickets, and more. .
Highlight is a fun, simple way to learn more about the people around you. If someone standing near you also has Highlight, their profile will show up on your phone. You can see their name, photos of them, mutual friends, and anything else they have chosen to share.
When you meet someone, Highlight helps you see what you have in common with them. And when you forget their name at a party a week later, Highlight can help you remember it.
Get lightning fast scores, stats, news, tweets and push notifications for all major sports – personalized to your favorite teams. PLUS – all year long – watch live sporting events such as SEC football games (Sept-Dec), NCAA basketball (January-April), PGA TOUR (May-August), and shows (Jim Rome, Tim Brando, Fantasy Football Today, Fantasy Baseball Today).
Peek is your one-stop shop to discover and book amazing activities.
The New York Times called Peek “a site you want to visit again and again,” and TIME Magazine selected it as one of its top travel tools. Whether it’s going swimming with sharks or eating your way through a local culinary walking tour, Peek has selected the highest quality activities at the best prices guaranteed.
Listen to the world’s leading underground music show. Follow your favourite artists, and get notified when a new recording is published. Navigate the Channels, and discover new artists. Save recordings to your iPhone, and listen to them offline.
Alongside showcasing the above list of Great Free Apps, the team at iTunes has also created a list of their personal Favourite Free Apps of 2013. We’ve got that list, below.
- Action Movie FX
- Nat Geo’s National Parks
- TuneIn Radio
- Yahoo! Finance
- Jamie Oliver’s Recipes
- Circa News
- Zillow Real Estate
- Lose it!