Popular Quality Apps Available Free to Celebrate Apple’s App Store Fifth Anniversary (Update)

Who doesn’t want quality free apps for their iPhone or iPad? In celebration of 5 years of the App Store, you can get normally expensive app for free!

Five Years of App Store

In celebration of the App Store’s 5th anniversary, Apple is giving away a handful of apps for free! Some of the apps available right now too. It’s very cool, because many of these usually cost a good amount of money. For instance, Traktor DJ, which we are in the process of reviewing, is 20 bucks.

Traktor DJ free on iOS

Also free right now are Barefoot World Atlas, Day One (a journal/diary app), How to Cook Everything, Over, Traktor DJ (normally $19.99), Badland, Infinity Blade II (extremely popular game), Superbothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Tiny Wings, and Disney’s popular game Where’s My Water?.

All of these are top-rated apps, and all are very popular. None of them are really throwaway stuff by any means.

It’s worth at the very least checking out the apps and downloading a handful if not all of them. Heck, they are free! Just make sure you have enough storage space on your iOS device before going nuts and downloading them all. In fact, this might be a good time to go through all of your apps and delete the ones you never use.

If you don’t like any of these free offerings, it’s no big loss. That said, it’s hard not to like at least some of these. They are all well-made.

Just head over to the App Store on your device or in iTunes on your computer and check out the special 5 Years of the App Store banner at the top.

Apple Store 5 Years iTunes

Which apps will you snag while they’re free? Leave a comment and let us know how you like them!

Update: Electronic Arts has also added a handful of games to the free lineup: Dead Space, Mirror’s Edge, Flight Control and The Sims: Medieval are all free right now in both iPhone and iPad versions.

(Credit: VR Zone)




  1. Shell

    Thanks for the heads up.

    • 8bitjay

      No prob. Thanks for stopping by. :)

      • 8bitjay

        By the way, Shell, Electronic Arts (EA) is also giving away some games. I just updated to reflect that.

  2. Noland

    Great tip. Thanks.

    • 8bitjay

      Thanks for reading. They are all worth at least a download. I found apps I never would have noticed otherwise.

    • 8bitjay

      Electronic Arts (EA) added some games to the mix. I updated the story to reflect that. You may want to check it out. :)

  3. Brian Burgess

    Yeah this is awesome. Even though I won’t use any of them until I get the next gen iPad Mini — hopefully coming this fall? I still downloaded them all for later… I mean, DJ Traktor is normally $20!

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