Indie App Santa – a free or discounted indie app every day until 2021

Indie App Santa
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What you need to know

  • Every day a new app from an independent developer will be discounted for 24 hours only.
  • The fun ends December 31.

A group of independent developers has banded together to share their apps, for free or heavily discounted, this Christmas. Starting with Aviary today, a new app will be made available at a reduced price every single day. And it won't stop until the end of the year – December 31.

There is never too many advent calendars! If you like Christmas & iOS apps, this one is made for you: One day, one promoted app made by a great indie developer! 🎄🗓

  • From Dec. 4th to Dec. 31st.
  • All apps will offer at least be -50% discount.
  • Available from 00:00 to 23:59 (UTC−05:00).

Similar to an advent calendar but with cool apps instead of stale chocolate, Indie App Santa is best followed on Twitter. It's there that you'll see which app is available tomorrow and the days after, but there's also a Scriptable widget that you can use as well.

No matter how you follow along, make sure you do actually follow along. I'm not going to spoil the fun and tell you which apps are coming up, though. That's what makes this so fun!

Today it was Aviary. I wonder what Indie App Santa has in store for us tomorrow!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.