Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week

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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. Camera Awesome

Camera Awesome - SmugMug

“… it is by far one of the most full-powered camera apps I’ve used, and it marks an exciting advance for smartphone cameras.” – The Wall Street Journal 

“…makes the iPhone feel less like a cameraphone and more like a phonecamera” – TIME 

“An iPhone app that Instagram and Apple could learn from” – ReadWriteWeb

★★★ #1 Photography App in 55 countries! ★★★

★★★ #1 Overall App in 10 countries ★★★

Awesomize Your Memories.

awe·some·ize | To trick your friends into thinking you’re a famous photographer.

Camera Awesome takes your photos to the next level by shooting faassst and taking sharper, better-exposed shots. Make your memories come alive with stunning professional effects. 0-Tap sharing on the sites you love.

★ 1-Tap and 0-Tap Sharing
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SmugMug, Picasa, Photobucket and Flickr.

★ 1-Tap Awesomize
Touch just once for perfect pictures.

★ Professionally designed special effects
From renowned photographer Kevin Kubota.

★ Beauty, Brains and Blistering Speed
Gorgeous design that gets out of your way.

★ Great Scott! Video Time Travel!
Precording starts before you hit record.




2. Apple Store

Apple Store - Apple

When you’re on the go, the Apple Store app is the best way to research, personalize, and buy products from Apple, and get help at the Apple Retail Store. It’s also the easiest way to get a new iPhone — right from your current iPhone.

Here’s what you can do with the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPod touch:

– Buy products on the go and pick them up at your favorite Apple Retail Store, or have them shipped to your door (U.S. Only). 
– Buy an iPhone with just a few taps.
– Custom-configure a new Mac with the options you want, including larger drives and more memory.
– Personalize an iPad or an iPod with free engraving, plus get signature gift wrapping for select Apple products. 
– Track your stuff: View the status of current and previous orders in the order status section.
– While in an Apple Store, quickly purchase accessories on your own with EasyPay (requires iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, U.S. and Netherlands only).
– Request help, check in for reservations, and meet up with a Specialist at the store. 
– Make Genius Bar and One to One reservations and sign up for workshops and events.

– Choose iPhone plans from all three U.S. carriers — AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint (U.S. Only)
– Make your shopping experience even more convenient with new account management editing and billing options.
– The Apple Store app is now available in the Netherlands.
– Requires iOS 4.2 or higher.




3. Fast Camera

Fast Camera - i4software

FREE TODAY! ★★★★ Catch every beat of the action with FAST CAMERA! ★★★★
Stop fixing mediocre pictures, and start taking superior photos.
From i4software, winner of the Macworld 2012 “Best of Show”

Now Universal!

★★★★★ No Ads! ★ Loads Instantly! ★ FREE TODAY! Normally 99¢ ★★★★★
“Great pictures every time. FAST CAMERA is the only camera I use.”

It’s time to re-imagine how you take pictures with FAST CAMERA!

This is the FASTEST camera on the App Store.

Turn on the timer, jump in and review multiple shots.

Set and lock Focus, Exposure, and White Balance (Triple-Tap)

★ New Website:

★ New Vimeo Video:

Never miss a beat of the acton.

Save only the pictures you want.
No limit to the number of photos you can capture.
Review all the photo proofs for the perfect one.
Camera starts shooting as soon as the App opens.
Switch between landscape and portrait while shooting. 
Slow down FAST CAMERA with the built in delay.
On supported devices.

Group photos, self-portraits, capturing live action, and even time-lapses are made so much easier with FAST CAMERA. There are no ads, complicated menus, or a barrage of useless features to clutter things up——and it saves your selected images directly to the native camera roll, so you don’t have to manage multiple libraries. It’s easy to archive photos to your computer, import into other apps and share on the web. This is a REVOLUTION in how pictures will be taken!

The best camera is the one you have with you. Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a powerful, professional tool with FAST CAMERA by i4software. Make sure to also check out VIDEO CAMERA by i4software… Movies in Minutes, Sharing Made Simple!

*iPhone 4S front camera. Up to 720 photos/minute iPad 2.




4. Plants War

Plants War - GAMEVIL Inc.

Plants War- Realtime Mobile Action Battle Arena

Protect the last source of life on Earth!
Beasts have invaded Dryad Forest. In order to defend their home, the plants of the forest must extract the power of Lake Naiad to become Heroes in this epic battle for land.

Help Leafy and friends protect Dryad Forest by strategically commanding multiple floral units to attack Beasts in this RTS/ RPG action game. Control your hero, gain special skills and upgrade your horticultural warriors to guard the forest from invaders!

Equipped with dazzling 3D visuals, an epic soundtrack and intuitive touch controls, this game will stun any fan of real-time strategy and role playing games. 


Defend Lake Naiad from the beasts, strategically launch your spawns to attack!

A wide array of Heroes can be purchased with leaves earned throughout battle. Gain experience, level up and unlock secret abilities!

Freely roam the battlefield in ultimate 3D animation with intuitive touch screen controls!

Over 30+ (more to come) challenging battle stages for hours of nonstop action! 

Pursue greatness through 24 eclectic battle challenges and collect special items!




5. Chomp

Chomp - Chomp, Inc

Chomp is the search engine that finds the apps you want.

Chomp’s proprietary algorithm learns the functions and topics of apps, so you can search based on what apps do, not just what they’re called. Try searching for “puzzle games”, “kids games”, “expense trackers”, “tip calculators” or “chat” and start finding great apps.

The Chomp app is currently available for iPhone and iPod Touch. For more information visit Chomp on the web at




6. FiLMiC Pro

FiLMiC Pro - Cinegenix, LLC

Best Apps of 2012, App of the Day, Week, Month – Gizmodo
Best Video App of 2011 – TUAW, Editors choice
2nd Best Video App of 2011 – TUAW, Reader’s choice
App of the Week –, Wired
5 Star, Editors Review – 

FiLMiC Pro takes movie making to the next level and turns your iPhone into one of the most powerful and robust full featured HD video cameras around. FiLMiC Pro offers more ways than any other video camera app to personalize your shooting method. This app has everything you’ll ever need to create your mobile masterpiece.

FiLMiC Pro is the standard for the iPhone videography. – Life in Lofi

The iPhone makes a great camera, but does it make a great film camera? Now, with FiLMiC Pro, it does. – Wired

Filmic Pro is an outstanding video app because it takes advantage of all of the benefits of the iPhone’s video camera while giving filmmakers more control in a feature-rich video app designed with professionals in mind. – Macworld

FiLMiC Pro will make your YouTube video (or Facebook, Tumblr, Vimeo vids) seems something of a professional has done, but you did it to a smartphone “- Gizmodo

Features Include:
– 3 separate shooting modes
– 4 selectable resolutions
– 26 different variable frame rates
– Audio monitoring levels
– Stereo recording support
– Custom slate configurations
– Grids
– Front Facing Camera Support
– Import Button for easy editing
– Overlays
– Colorbars up to 15 seconds
– 6 different upload destinations
– 4 bitrate options per resolution;

Apple Standard 
FiLMiC Quality 
and FiLMiC Extreme.

FiLMiC Extreme offers 48mbps encoding at 1080p.

Easy to use thumb based control bar designed by filmmakers for guaranteed intuitiveness

● Double Reticle Mode: Two separate adjustable reticles for spot sampling focus and exposure
● Single Reticle Mode: A center fixed positioned spot sampling reticle for both focus and exposure
● Full Frame Mode: Samples both focus and exposure from the entire frame

● Variable Frame Rates (1-25 & 30fps) including both US (24p) and European (25p) film production standards
● Four Selectable Resolutions (iPhone 4 or 4th Gen iPod touch)
● Framing Guide Overlays (4:3, 16:9, & 2:35.1)
● Thirds Guide for easy composition
● Audio Metering, Stereo Support
● Color Bars for post production
● Film Production Style Slate for syncing with an external audio system or multi-camera shoots, and adding info to inform your editor or organize your clips within the clip library.

● DropBox
● YouTube
● Vimeo
● Facebook
● FTP Server
● Tumblr

** Only 2 lock buttons are available on the 3GS and iPod Touch, not 4. Variable frame rates, slate, color bars, grids, overlays, upload destinations all fully available.

Improved Focus persistence. Appsfire integration. Cropped slate fix. Improved file saving performance for interrupted recordings.




7. Weather Forecaster PRO

Weather Forecaster Pro - Smart Solutions

At any moment, use your iPhone, to obtain information about the weather in your city!
And not just in your city, but anywhere around the world!
Weather Forecaster PRO application provides you the most expeditious and qualitative meteorological information! Now you can learn the most accurate weather information anywhere on the globe, becoming the owner of a Meteo informer with exclusive properties in your iPhone.

Weather Forecaster PRO offers the most accurate and complete information on all weather categories:
•Air temperature.
•Sunrise and sunset

Working with Weather Forecaster PRO is incredibly easy and convenient:
•You have the search function, with which it is easy to find out the weather forecast of any, even a very small locality.
•For your convenience, you can save the locations you prefer the most in your Favorites.
•You do not need to wait for a long time connection, because the program does not have the hold regime.
•Information is transmitted in a clear and quite extensive form.
The application contains features, by which everyone can competently get informed of the coming changes in the weather conditions.
The Weather Forecaster PRO is perfect like nothing else when a lot depends on the weather. 

► At any time, you can observe the movement of the cloud cover of the atmosphere using the satellite image of the application.
►search function is possible not only for localities, but also for airports. Enter the name or the identification code IATA of the airport you’re interested in. Weather Forecaster PRO will give you a detailed forecast for this airport. 
The big advantage is the current weather at the airport, click on the icon of the aircraft in the upper right corner in viewing regime of the airport weather forecast. 
► You’re on the road and having trouble finding the forecast for the area that you are passing? Use the application Weather Forecaster PRO, which will determine your location and the surrounding localities to provide you with an accurate forecast for the area.
 ►If you do not have access to the Internet, do not loose heart, Weather Forecaster PRO contains a list of weather signs by which you can predict the weather.
Also, you can determine the current temperature with the help of the microphone in your iPhone, properly calibrating the noise levels. 

Weather Forecaster PRO – a system, due to which the leading television weather forecasts are no longer recognizable on the streets!




8. ESPN Bracket Bound 2012

ESPN Bracket Bound 2012 - ESPN

Updated for the 2012 season! Follow your favorite teams and get ready for all the college hoops action in March with breaking news, Bracketology and video highlights from the ESPN Bracket Bound application!

ESPN Bracket Bound 2012 features include:

– Nightly video highlights and video analysis from ESPN College Basketball experts.
– Latest news, columns and blogs from Andy Katz, Doug Gottlieb, Jay Bilas and others.
– Live game-following experiences from around the nation plus live game streaming for authenticated WatchESPN users.
– Aggregated Twitter feed featuring ESPN College Basketball talent.
– Ability to customize the app with your favorite team for easy access to schedules, custom news, video, Twitter and more.
– Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology featuring who’s in and who’s out of the tournament.
– Alerts covering the latest College Basketball news, injuries and upsets
– Play ESPN Tournament Challenge and create up to 10 brackets to compete against your family, friends, and co-workers.
– Create the best bracket in ESPN Tournament Challenge and have a chance to win $10,000.
– Follow along with a *LIVE* bracket within Tournament Challenge that provides up-to-the-minute scores and game results.

-Added Tournament Challenge support to Bracket Bound:
* Play ESPN Tournament Challenge and create up to 10 brackets to compete against your family, friends, and co-workers.
* Create the best bracket in ESPN Tournament Challenge and have a chance to win $10,000.
* Compare brackets with ESPN celebrities like Dick Vitale, Mike & Mike, Bill Simmons, and others directly on your phone.
* Join Public, Private, and Celebrity groups to see which bracket is truly best.
* Follow the tournament with a *LIVE* bracket within Tournament Challenge that provides up-to-the-minute scores and game results.

– User can now log into the app from both the Bracket Bound and Tournament Challenge portions of the app. Once logged in, you can create brackets in Tournament Challenge or import your favorite team into Bracket Bound.

– Fixed a crash that was related to the login page.




9. Picle

Picle - Made by Many

Picle lets you capture moments on your phone, turn them into stories, and share them with your friends.

This fun app will record a few seconds of ambient audio while you snap a picture and help you to organise all your moments into a vibrant Story. It’s video for the Instagram generation – you don’t need to be a designer to get a brilliantly atmospheric effect. 

The app is really simple to use. Click Capture and choose the length of time you’d like to go with your picture, and Picle will do the rest.

Picle is much better with friends. Create an account so you can share individual Picles or whole stories, and give your friends a taste of what you’ve been up to. Finally your memories can have a soundtrack!

Find out more at and

Improvements to camera functionality. Uploading of ‘stories’ now possible. Improved look.




10. SXSW GO – Official 2012 Mobile Guide to South By SouthWest

SXSW® GO - Official 2012 Mobile Guide to South By SouthWest - SXSW, Inc.

SXSW® GO, proudly presented by Womzit, is the official mobile app for getting the most out of attending SXSW 2012. The app allows you to view/build your schedule, see a map of what’s happening and how to get there, navigate the tradeshow, stay connected to the social world and more! 

You can build your schedule online at or directly on your mobile device. With SXSW® GO, you can sync your online schedule with your mobile device, so your info will always be up-to-date!

This year you can also login to search thousands of SXSocial Registered Attendees, browse by category, view profiles and make connections from within the app.


Schedule – Search/browse the entire event list, create and save filters based on category, sub-category, track and venue

Map – Quickly see what’s going on around you and how to get there
Floorplans – For each level at several key venues
Search – Quickly find events, venues or exhibitors via keyword search
SXSocial integration – Login to view thousands of Registered Attendee profiles and make connections
Who’s Here – Browse a full list of Speakers and Exhibitors
Post Your Photos – Upload your own pics, view and rate photos and see them on a map 
Social – You can also keep an eye on all the SXSW Twitter, Google+, Facebook and YouTube posts 
Share – Post about your favorite events via Twitter or Facebook, or send via Email or SMS. Pre-filled hashtags and links.
Discover screen (iPad only) – Find other great events at SXSW

“SXSW” and “South By Southwest” are registered trademarks of SXSW Inc. Any unauthorized use of these names, or variations of these names, is a violation of state, federal and international trademark laws.

The SXSW GO was developed by Xomo (, creators of world-class mobile apps for events including some of the largest music, film and cultural festivals, conferences, trade shows and the Olympics.

Some users may experience issues if they have a large number of Favorites in their schedule – this update fixes it.




App prices are subject to change.




About Author

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.


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