Get popular iOS apps for nothing with Free My Apps

Imagine a world where you would be able to download the most popular paid iOS apps for free. Free My Apps is trying to make that world a reality.

Free My Apps is giving away promo codes for popular paid iOS apps in exchange for you downloading and using one of the sponsor apps for a minimum of 30 seconds.

While the paid apps end up being free, your time is the real cost here. Downloading and using a sponsor app for 30 seconds adds up fast, especially if you are trying to earn enough points for one of the bigger name apps.

Who knows, maybe during the process you will find some free apps you never knew about, but can no longer live without. After all, that's the point of this site--create awareness for apps by providing a reward at the end of the day.

Here's how to get started earning free apps:

    Screenshot by Jason Cipriani
  1. Visit from your iOS device.

  2. Select one of the sponsor apps to install. If you have previously installed one of the apps, you won't earn credit for installing it. Make sure it's an app you've never installed.

  3. In order for Free My Apps to know if you are following through on your end of the bargain, it will need to install a profile on your iOS device. Tap on Okay to install the required profile.

  4. Install the profile. You should then be redirected back the Mobile Safari to continue the process of downloading and installing the free app. If you aren't, simply open Mobile Safari to view the Free My Apps page again.

    Once you are there, tap on Okay again. This time, you're going to be redirected to iTunes, where you will download and install the free app just as you've done countless times before.

  5. After the app is installed, you are required to run the app for at least 30 seconds. Once you have done that, the above page will automatically update, presenting you with a list of the apps you can get for free after earning enough credits.

    You can repeat the process as many times as you would like, earning points for each app you install and run.

  6. Once you have enough points for a paid app, you can select it from the Gift Apps section. Tap on the app you would like to redeem your points for, and confirm your selection.

  7. The iTunes app should then launch on your device, presenting you with a promo code for the paid app. All you have to do to redeem the code is sign in to your iTunes account. The app will then download for you in the background.

It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? In the time I have been using the service (albeit briefly) everything has worked as advertised. I was able to install five sponsor apps, awarded points for each, and then redeemed them for a copy of Where's My Water in about an hour's time. If you are still leery, read through the Free My Apps FAQ section to clear up any lingering questions you have.

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