Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week
By Brihanna Watson On 26 Dec, 2011 At 04:59 AM | Categorized As 10 Best Free iPhone Apps this week | With 2 Comments

Here is our countdown of the Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week.
Don’t let these gems pass you by. Save your money, and go free!


1. Action Movie FX

Action Movie FX - Bad Robot Interactive

ACTION MOVIE FX lets you add Hollywood FX using your iPhone’s video camera! YOU direct the ACTION! And FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME – 2 Movie FX packs!!

Here’s how it works:
Select a Scene like “MISSILE ATTACK,” film a target and ACTION MOVIE FX adds an INCOMING MISSILE AND ITS EXPLOSION right into your movie!

FEATURES:
• 2 FREE Big-Budget FX! MISSILE ATTACK & CAR SMASH!
• Sound Design By Skywalker Sound!
• Fast, Automated Video Tracking!
• Music, Sound FX and Lens Flares!
• Post to Facebook or Email to friends!

USES:
Look like an action star as you evade a massive CAR CRASH!
Direct a MISSILE ATTACK at that broken office printer!

**Post your videos to Facebook & show the world what you got!**

GET CREATIVE! Shoot your movies at ANY SCALE – from toys to life-size!

ADDITIONAL FX FOR PURCHASE:
•CHOPPER DOWN & TORNADO ACTION BUNDLE
Unleash a TORNADO in any weather OR bring an enemy CHOPPER DOWN!

•AIRSTRIKE & FIRE FIGHT ATTACK BUNDLE
CARPET BOMB the bad guys, or RUN FOR COVER as they OPEN FIRE!

MORE FX TO COME – STAY TUNED!!!

Requirements:

• iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or 4S
• iPad 2
• iPod Touch 4th Gen

Support & Tips:
Please email support@actionmoviefx.com with support questions or requests for tips!

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2. Where’s My Water? Free

Where's My Water? Free - Disney

ENJOY THIS SPECIAL FREE VERSION WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW LEVELS NOT FOUND IN THE FULL GAME!

Where’s My Water Free features a special promotion — THE 10 DAYS OF SWAMPY. For 10 days beginning December 20th, a new level will unlock each day. Solve each of these and you will receive a special gift on January 1st — SWAMPY’S PICKS — Five of the best levels from the full version! Altogether, there are more than 25 FREE puzzles to enjoy!

SEE THE REST OF SWAMPY’S STORY IN THE FULL VERSION — COMPLETE WITH 140 LEVELS!

Swampy the Alligator lives in the sewers under the city. He is a little different from the other alligators — he’s curious, friendly, and loves taking a nice long shower after a hard day at work. The other alligators have damaged his plumbing and disrupted the water flow. Help Swampy by guiding water to his shower!

Where’s My Water? is a challenging physics-based puzzler complete with Retina display graphics, Multi-Touch controls, and an amazing soundtrack. To be successful, you need to be clever and keep an eye out for algae, toxic ooze, triggers, and traps.

Upgrade to the full game for:

• 140 CHALLENGING PUZZLES INCLUDING FREE UPDATES!
The fun is just beginning. Swampy’s pipes are broken and it is up to you to get the water flowing again through seven themed chapters, each with 20 challenging levels. Keep playing! New chapters are included in free updates.

• MEET SWAMPY!
The story of Swampy unfolds as you play. He’s cute, he’s funny, he just wants to take a bath with his beloved rubber ducky. Richly detailed graphics and animation bring Swampy and his subterranean world to life.

• AMAZING LIFELIKE WATER PHYSICS
Go with the flow! From the designer of JellyCar’s squishy world comes flawlessly fluid physics. Swipe, slosh, and splash to guide water through increasingly challenging scenarios.

• SPECIAL BONUSES AND SURPRISES
Collect Swampy’s shower items to unlock bonus levels. Look for rubber duckies and tap around for even more surprises!

Every drop counts in Where’s My Water? — A refreshing new puzzler filled with good clean gaming fun!

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3. Magic Piano

Magic Piano - Smule

From Bruno Mars to Mozart, play the hottest songs effortlessly on the #1 piano game. Get free songs everyday and enjoy the largest catalog of songs in any piano app. Turn on the new game mode to unlock achievements and free songs, or just relax and play your favorite tunes. Join the over 6 million Magic Piano players and experience the fun of playing piano – no practice needed!

Featured in the New York Times, TIME, MacWorld, and as the Apple iPhone App of the Week, Magic Piano lets you experience the joy of making music.

OVER 350 SONGS – NEW SONGS ADDED DAILY!
Choose from the largest song catalog of any piano app. Hot new hits are constantly added to the app, so check back for new releases.

-Want a song that’s not available? Suggest songs on Smule’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/smule
-Check back daily for a new free song each day!

And, yes – we heard you – you can now earn currency to get them all for FREE!

Current songs in the app include:

POP!
• Grenade
• Bad Romance
• Hey Soul Sister
• Billionaire
• Fireflies
• Lean On Me
• Just the Way You Are

ROCK!
• Clocks (Coldplay)
• Piano Man
• Bring Me to Life
• Santeria
• Freebird!!

CLASSICAL!
• Ave Maria
• Moonlight Sonata
• Ode to Joy

MOVIES AND MUSICALS!
• A Whole New World
• Phantom of the Opera
• Mad World

PICK UP AND PLAY EFFORTLESSLY
Magic Piano makes you a piano prodigy – any time, anywhere. Play your favorite songs with your own spin and sound great every time.
-Follow beams of light to guide your fingertips to the correct note, but you control the notes, rhythm and tempo of each piece.
-Try out different instruments – change your piano into a harpsichord, Funky 80’s synth, organ and more!

PLAY YOUR WAY TO THE TOP
Enter the new game play mode and get rewarded for playing! Start off your journey as a Newbie and earn your place as a Piano Virtuoso.
-Level up to unlock achievements and badges, earn free songs and make your way to the top of the song leaderboards.
-Change the difficulty of each song: Easy, Medium, Hard or Automatic to give yourself a unique challenge.

SHARE YOUR PERFORMANCES WITH THE WORLD
Share the beauty of music with your friends and other Magic Piano players.
-Broadcast your performances on the in-app Smule Globe or listen to other players’ songs and give their performances some love.
-Share your pieces through Facebook, Twitter and email. Or invite your friends and give them free songs!

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4. Flava – Save All Moments!

Flava™ - Save All Moments! - Greenmonster, Inc.

Save all your moments easily with fun in Flava. Short memo, fantastic photo, music and book, memorable place, favorite web page, even voice recording. Not only sending contents to SNS, but also back-up and synchronization functions are available in Flava.

How to use Flava
• Short memo.
• Travel note that contains moment of memories.
• Album about our kids of their childhood.
• Scrap book of favorite restaurants and places.
• Note of favorite passages and thoughts.
• Album of funny photos with friends.

Flava supports useful functions such as :
•Easy to save text, photo, location, voice record, book, music, and web page.
•One touch sharing with e-mail / SNS such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
•Adorable stickers to decorate photo.
•Support back-up / synchronization with Dropbox/Evernote.
•Support entire app and individual contents locking option.
•Support multi-tasking while voice recording.

Not enough functions on Flava? More are waiting to be released such as below :
•iPad version / Android version
•New ‘Add contents’ function : video record, movie, TV show etc.
•Fun additional functions : Photo filtering, Airprint, Various skins etc.

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5. Flare

Flare - greenlike

Shoot video. In HDR. In real time.

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“An impressive achievement” – TUAW
“The only one bold enough—technology be damned—to introduce it to your phone.” – Gizmodo

Over a quarter of a MILLION downloads!

❤ Gizmodo’s App of the Day
❤ “New & Noteworthy”
❤ Gizmo’s Essentials – “Best iPhone Apps”

“First photography app to impress me.”
“Realtime magic” – Actual reviews

This app is an entirely new way to process video. Developed by the guy from the viral Soviet Montage video http://vimeo.com/14821961 (A million views in a day and top 50 most liked video on Vimeo!). This app performs real-time shadow enhancement and gives an HDR look you won’t find anywhere else. If you don’t believe it, try it and compare to normal iPhone video.

Please understand when you post a review that I’m the sole developer and I’m working to make it even better. Please feel free to contact me through the support link.

SOME OF THE MANY FEATURES:

✭ effects are live as you film
✭ focus independently of exposure* – tap then drag
✭ pinch to zoom the video (the way it should be)
✭ easily lock WB, exposure and focus–double tap
✭ share full quality videos to facebook, twitter, youtube, tumblr, flickr & more

AirPlay enabled. And supports 16:9 letterbox for the viewfinder, to frame your shots precisely.
It’s a versatile app — you can go from subtle, to low light enhancement, to outlandish

TECH SPECS
Shoots in 640×360 with avg. frame rates of 16 on a 3Gs and 24fps and above on the iPhone 4 and 4s. If you’re getting lower frame rates, take advantage of exposure and focus lock for stutter-free video, or try restarting your device.
* independent focus and exposure available on devices which support focus in their hardware (iPhone 4 and 3Gs)

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6. ZENONIA 4

ZENONIA® 4 - GAMEVIL Inc.

ZENONIA® 4: Return of the Legend, Extreme Action RPG

The definitive action RPG has returned, now in glorious HD!
When an ancient evil threatens to erupt onto the world, heroes of the ages must assemble once again to change the course of destiny.
Join Regret, Chael, Ecne, Lu and more to embark on the greatest ZENONIA adventure yet!
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THE BEST-LOOKING ZENONIA® EVER
Explore the overworld in vivid HD, now with spectacular visuals and top-notch animations optimized for Retina displays.

DYNAMIC AND VISCERAL COMBAT
Become a force to be reckoned with — unleash powerful combo hits and devastating skills with explosive graphical and aural flair.

GEAR UP AND CUSTOMIZE FOR EPIC ADVENTURE
Choose the best strategy and equip your Slayer, Blader, Ranger or Druid class hero with countless armor options, weapons and items.

DEFINITIVE ACTION RPG EXPERIENCE
Level up through Normal, Hard and Hell mode. Master the Fairy sync system and annihilate hundreds of normal and legendary monsters.

CHALLENGE THE WORLD IN EXPANDED PVP
Tackle asynchronous online PvP with the new 2-on-2 arena battles or compete in the Abyss zone for loot drops, and hire other player data as mercenaries. The Execution Room and classic 1-on-1 rumbles also return.

NEW TITLES, NEW REVELATIONS
Collect effect-boosting titles and over 40 Game Center achievements as you delve deeper into the secrets of ZENONIA®’s beloved characters.

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7. WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp Inc.

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.

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WHY USE WHATSAPP VS. OTHER SOLUTIONS:
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* NO HIDDEN COST: Once you and your friends download the application, you can use it to chat as much as you want. Send a million messages a day to your friends for free! WhatsApp uses your Internet connection: 3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi when available.

* MULTIMEDIA: Send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your friends and contacts.

* GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group conversations with your contacts.

* NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: Just like there is no added cost to send an international email, there is no cost to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends all over the world as long as they have WhatsApp Messenger installed and avoid those pesky international SMS costs.

* SAY NO TO PINS AND USERNAMES: Why even bother having to remember yet another PIN or username? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS would, and integrates flawlessly with your existing phone address book.

* NO NEED TO LOG IN/OUT: No more confusion about getting logged off from another computer or device. With push notifications WhatsApp is ALWAYS ON and ALWAYS CONNECTED.

* NO NEED TO ADD BUDDIES: Your Address Book is used to automatically connect you with your contacts. Your contacts who already have WhatsApp Messenger will be automatically displayed under Favorites, similar to a buddy list. (You can of course always edit Favorites any way you like)

* OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your push notifications or turn off your iPhone, WhatsApp will save your messages offline until you retrieve them during the next application use.

* STATUS: Use the status feature of WhatsApp to inform your contacts if you are busy, in a meeting, at the gym, or available for a chat.

* AND MUCH MORE: Share location, Exchange contacts, Custom wallpaper, Custom notification sounds, Landscape mode, Precise message time stamps, Email chat history, Broadcast messages and MMS to many contacts at once and much much more!
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We’re always excited to hear from you! If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, please email us at:

support@whatsapp.com
or follow us on twitter:

http://twitter.com/WhatsApp
@WhatsApp
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WhatsApp on iPhone works with virtually all carriers and networks but some carrier limitations may apply. If you are on an Apple unsupported wireless carrier, double check our FAQ for up to date information on our coverage.

NOTE: WhatsApp is a telephony application and as such iPod or iPad are NOT supported devices.

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8. NORAD Tracks Santa

NORAD Tracks Santa - Visionbox, Inc.

The NORAD Tracks Santa App is the official mobile app of the NORAD Tracks Santa program. Watch the days countdown to Santa’s flight, follow Santa’s progress on December 24, play “Elf Toss” to help Santa’s elves deliver presents, and learn about NORAD and its mission.

What’s new

IMPORTANT UPDATE : Required for most accurate tracking of Santa on December 24th.

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9. Textfree Voice + VM – Free Texts and Calls

Textfree Voice + VM — Free Texts and Calls - Pinger, Inc.

WAS $1.99 NOW FREE!

TEXT AND CALL FREE
The magic happens over WiFi or your data plan.

FREE UNLIMITED TEXTS
Stop paying the man $20/mo for unlimited texting.

CALL ANY PHONE NUMBER
Call your friend’s phone number without making them download some weird app.

TURN YOUR IPOD TOUCH INTO A PHONE
Choose your own free phone number. Blab free over the headset mic or on the iPod touch 4.

NOW WITH FREE VOICEMAIL
Yep, that’s free too. Free, for us, is a science.

TEXT FROM THE WEB
Out of battery or can’t find your phone? No problem, login at pinger.com/textfree

GET MORE WITH TEXTFREE
• Unlimited pic messaging too, of course!
• Facebook Chat right from the app
• Group texting: send to multiple friends
• Tons of ringtones and text tones
• Bluetooth support for iPhone users
• Use your own picture as a wallpaper

TEXT TO DOZENS OF COUNTRIES, FREE
Free texting to: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Israel, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Venezuela. Give other countries a try!

HOW CAN REAL CALLING BE FREE?
Inbound calls are always free just like landlines. Any calls with Textfree users cost nothing. Even outbound calls are free—we start you out with 10 minutes, and you can get more by watching videos or completing offers.

REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF
• Does NOT support calls to 911
• iPod touch users need WiFi
• International/Alaska/Hawaii calls coming soon!
• Pic messages work with AT&T, Boost, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-mobile, Verizon and Virgin
• Your friends not on Textfree don’t pay anything extra to text or call you

EXISTING USERS
• Log in with your username and password
• Keep your Textfree number and minutes
• See messages from the last 72 hours
• New! FREE voicemail!

Text on PC or Mac:
• pinger.com/textfree

Connect with us at:
• facebook.com/textfree
• twitter.com/pinger

What’s new

Now with FREE Voicemail!

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10. Singing Santa

Singing Santa - Khush Inc.

“Excellent animation…little surprises…better than a fruitcake!” – Roy Furchgott, New York Times

“Crisp animation (Santa’s belly actually jiggles like a bowl full of jelly), and solid voice playback!” Leah Yamson, Macworld

“Old Saint Nick just got groovy” – Joe White, AppAdvice

Singing Santa listens to what you say, and sings it back in his voice, while dancing to the beat of your favorite holiday tunes.

Poke and prod Santa to have some fun with Old St. Nick.

Send holiday greetings to your friends and family! Save a video of Santa singing and dancing to your Camera Roll, email a greeting or share it on Twitter. Or, send a postcard of Santa in a funky pose, with a customized message for your loved ones.

Choose from your favorite holiday tunes, including:

Default Styles:
Jingle Bells
Deck the Halls

Favorite Carols for Purchase:
Joy to the World
12 Days of Christmas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Jingle Bellz (Hip Hop)
Oh Christmas Tree
Silent Night
O Come All Ye Faithful

Additional dance moves also available for purchase!

See Santa as you’ve never seen him before!

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Brihanna Watson

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Brihanna has been a tech fanatic and computer nerd nearly all her life. When she isn’t chasing around kids or glued to her iPhone, she is updating app junkies like herself on where to find the latest go-to apps. Twitter & Tumblr @brihannajoi

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  1. Simon Burns says:

    Where’s my water is a must download

  2. gman thebrave says:

    I was looking for some apps for my kids to use when we are
    traveling like we did this Christmas but I think I am most impressed with the
    Flava, Action Movie FX and Flare apps. 
    These are apps that appeal to any geek guy like myself and practical
    too.  One app that my kids use currently
    along with my wife and I is the DISH Remote Access App because we see shows we
    want to record on our DVR at home.  Sometimes
    my kids are at a friend’s house or this time at my parent’s for Christmas and
    they see a show they like and so they set it to record from their iPhones.  I see shows when I’m at work at DISH all the
    time and I would never remember to look it up when I get home so it definitely
    makes our TV watching more enjoyable.  I
    think the Flava app would make our holidays more enjoyable for years to come
    too which is a great app this time of year.

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