There is an extreme amount of apps in the App Store, and it can be quite overwhelming. Lately, we've been posting about the best "free" apps. In this post we'll switch it up and let you know which apps are worth paying for.
1. SpongeBob Moves In ($3.99)
SpongeBob Moves In is a new city-building game where players get to create their own Bikini Bottom. Customize the look of your own undersea city with different characters, buildings and accessories. Keep the the city happy by making everyone's wish come true and fill the happiness meter up. When the meter is completely filled, players will get to advance to the next level. Unlock exclusive stories and watch how SpongeBob arrived at Bikini Bottom, see how Patrick found his rock, and learn more about Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob Moves In is a fun game for kids. You can purchase SpongeBob Moves In from the App Store here.
2. Facetune ($2.99)
Facetune is a photo-editing app designed to help photographers edit portrait photographs so they look absolutely perfect. Facetune comes with powerful tools so users can remove blemishes, smooth out skin, enhance eyes, fill in bald spots and more. The app even goes as far as being able to reshape your subject's face. Select tools such as crop, whiten, smooth, details, reshape, patch, tones, red eye, defocus, and various filters. With every tool comes a tutorial; users will become photo-editing pros in no time. You can purchase Facetune from the App Store here.
3. Man of Steel ($2.99)
Inspired by Man of Steel the movie, Warner Bros. Interactive has released a new Superman mobile game, Man of Steel for iOS. The game offers players two modes: story mode and survival mode. Story Mode will transport players to Smallville to battle against General Zod and save Earth from destruction. Survival mode will see how long players can last against Zod's forces. Share high scores, upgrade skills, and unlock new suits by winning battles. You can purchase Man of Steel from the App Store here.
4. Kingdom Rush Frontiers ($2.99)
Kingdom Rush Frontiers is the sequel to Kingdom Rush, a popular tower defense game developed by Ironhide Game Studio. Players will need to be strategic and build towers to stop the enemy hordes from getting through. Select from four basic tower types: archer tower, barracks, mages' guild and artillery. Every enemy you kill earns you gold coins, which you can use to build new towers or upgrade existing ones. See if you have what it takes to protect your land and kill off your enemies. You can purchase Kingdom Rush Frontiers from the App Store here.
5. Camera + ($1.99)
Start taking better pictures on your iPhone with the Camera+ app created by Tap Tap Tap. Camera+ comes with editing tools like crop, adjust, effects, and borders. What makes Camera+ stand out from the rest of the photo-editing apps is its Clarity feature. If you take or upload a dull image, tap on the Clarity feature and your dull photo will have a new life. Camera+ also comes with fun scene modes including Food, Sunset, Night, Portrait and Beach. You can purchase Camera+ from the App Store here.
6. Bloons TD 5 ($2.99)
Bloons TD 5 is a tower defense strategy game created by Ninja Kiwi. Players can select game modes from easy, medium and hard. Players will test their skills on a new jungle track. Although this game doesn't have any soldiers or towers, an army of monkeys will need to pop balloons. Each balloon you pop gives you more cash so you can upgrade. Players have the ability to record and share videos with friends and family on social networks. Compete with your friends and share high scores via Game Center social network. You can purchase Bloons TD 5 from the App Store here.
7. Survivalcraft ($3.99)
Survivalcraft is very similar to Minecraft - Pocket Edition. Players are abandoned by their crew on a desert island. Build a shelter to survive nights and gather resources and tools to stay alive. Explore, hunt and make traps. See if you can survive this game. You can purchase Survivalcraft from the App Store here.
8. Free Music Download Pro ($1.99)
Free Music Pro by ASPS Apps is an app that gives users a way to legally download free music, audio books and more. With Free Music Pro, you can download music from sites like Last.fm, Artistserver.com, Librivox.org and Jamendo.com. Discover upcoming artists from genres including hip-hop, classic rock, rock, punk, hardcore, jazz, and the list goes on. Manage your files with an easy to use file management system, create new folders, rename, and sort through files. You can purchase Free Music Download Pro from the App Store here.
9. Speed Tracker ($3.99)
Speed Tracker is a combination of a GPS speedometer and Trip computer. Take Speed Tracker app with you and record your location, speed, time, distance and more.
Speed Tracker comes with a trip log so it saves all the information in one application. Have access to all your trips, view the trip on the map, and the speed graph will show you the average speed, maximum speed, total time, and distance from your trip. Version 5.0.2 has great graphics and improved GPS system. Speed Tracker is a must have app for your iPhone. You can purchase Speed Tracker from the App Store here.
10. Sleep Cycle Alarm ($0.99)
Created by Maciek Drejak Labs, Sleep Cycle is an alarm clock that measures the movements you make while you’re sleeping. When installed on your smartphone, Sleep Cycle will wake you up when you’re in a light sleeping phase. Users can choose from eight different alarm clock sounds, see graphs how you sleep at night, and see average sleep time. Feel more rested with Sleep Cycle, and purchase the app for $0.99 in the App Store here.