The App Store has nearly 2 million apps, and these apps have been downloaded more than 150 billion times. About 60 billion of those downloads have been games, and 90 billion have been apps.
While App Store is dominated by free and affordable applications, there are some ridiculously expensive options available too. Surprisingly, most of these options are poorly designed gimmicks and don’t justify their price tags.
The highest price that any developer can charge for an app is $999.99, which takes a little bit of the thrill out of the list. This means you won’t find anything for over $1000. Still, it’s fun to see what developers charge for what kind of services.
Presenting the most expensive apps that are ever featured on the App Store. These apps primarily target iPhone and iPad devices. While most of them have been permanently removed, some are still available for download.
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23. Crestron Mobile Pro G – $99.99
Crestron is a home automation app that allows users to control entertainment and environmental system from their iPhone and iPad. It uses Wifi or 4G/5G communication to keep you connected in the home, office, and on the go. The interface is quite simple – you can view the room and device status, select movies/music, and adjust volume, climate, lighting, and security settings.
22. XA1 – $179.99
XA1 is a real-time spectrum analyzer for iPhone and iPod touch. It is designed to give real-time feedback for the audio spectrum, so when you perform audio-related work, the app will help you with a visible reference for your sound. It features low latency, a 5-octave keyboard, peak mode, and filter bandwidth adjustment.
21. Pharmacotherapy Principles – $189.99
This app is filled with evidence-based methods that teach you how to develop, execute, monitor, and analyze medication therapy. It has everything you need to understand the pharmacotherapy principles and their applications.
More specifically, the app has six sections (including the introduction part). Each section is written or reviewed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists recognized by authorities in their fields.
20. Zollinger Atlas of Surgery – $209.99
Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgery has been one of the most trusted sources of its kind for over 5 decades. It includes preoperative preparation, incision and exposure, procedure, as well as postoperative care.
It is also packed with more than 1,800 pictures depicting key actions surgeons must consider while doing the operation. The latest edition covers advanced operations, such as robotic surgery, endovascular procedures, and laparoscopic surgery.
As for user experience, the app is extremely simple to use. Users can quickly navigate from one section to another, search for specific topics, and alter the text size for easier reading. All searches and bookmarks are stored in the personal library.
19. Boffo Fun Time Game Pax 2 – $299.99
This is a set of fun activities bundled together into one game. It consists of a pinball machine, clown punching bag, puzzle game of fighting for food and space, laser and muffin guns to defend misty bubble homeland from killer bees, and more.
18. Barcelona vs Madrid – $299.99
A dubious-looking football game available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It claims to have the “most realistic graphic and simulation,” but reviews describe it as “nothing special.”
17. Agro – $299.99
Agro helps agronomists by taking the headache out of filing paperwork and keeping track of inspections. It allows you to store client details, chemical requirements, crops, and pests.
You can create and email professional paddock inspection reports to each client and simultaneously email local suppliers to prepare and hold the chemicals required. However, the app seems overpriced for something that could probably be organized on a spreadsheet for free.
16. TouchChat AAC with WordPower – $299.99
TouchChat is a full-featured communication app for people who have difficulty using their natural voice. It is specially designed for individuals with Autism, ALS, Down Syndrome, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person’s ability to use natural voice.
Words and phrases are spoken with a built-in voice synthesizer or by playing a recorded message. Text generated with TouchChat pages can also be shared on social networking websites, and text from other applications can be copied to TouchChat so that it can be spoken out loud.
15. Mobile Cam Viewer – $349.99
Mobile Cam Viewer lets you control your live security and surveillance cameras, video servers, webcams, NVR, and DVR anytime and anywhere from your cell phone. The app supports various webcam models, and multiple users can view the same camera at the same time.
14.iDIA – $399.99
iDIA (stands for Diagnostic Imaging Atlas) is a client education software that makes it easier to validate your diagnostic findings and justify in-hospital and referral procedures. It includes all the animation and illustration content from the main DIA program, and 150 client education handouts covering common pet health topics.
13. DDS GP Yes! – $399.99
DDS GP is designed for dentists to improve the presentation of dental conditions and treatment to patients. The app teaches the best way to explain treatment plans and techniques to help patients make good healthcare decisions. It consists of 37 audio tracks of over 80 minutes, written and narrated by the internationally known speaker Dr. Paul Homoly.
12. Tap Menu – $549.99
Tap Menu is a picture-based app that helps you make your own menu or book for your restaurant, hotel, coffee shop, content table index, etc. It doesn’t use any web or database server – just design your own menu pictures and upload them into Tap Menu app by iTunes.
11. BATAK Touch- $599.99
BATAK Touch is an app for physiotherapists who are looking to increase the range of client service. It is ideal for testing reactions, hand-eye coordination, and dexterity skills in various areas, including physical and mental rehabilitation, stroke recovery, disability, arthritis, drug testing trials, occupational health, infant dexterity, and corporate wellness.
10. Verituner -$599.99
Verituner is an advanced piano tuning app for professional piano technicians. The app automatically calculates your tuning to match each piano’s unique scaling perfectly. It features aural quality tuning, accurate pitch raises, historical temperaments, adjustable stretch, and more. The automatic, hands-off operation helps you tune quickly and eliminates tedious pre-tuning measurement steps.
9. ViaCAD Pro – $699.99
ViaCAD Pro is packed with various 2D drafting and 3D modeling toolets. It is specifically built for photorealistic rendering, 3D prototyping, architectural drawings, interior design, product packaging, and more.
The app allows you to drag and drop elements in polar, rectangular, and isometric layouts, making it easier to edit complex designs. There are multiple viewports, so you can analyze your design from every angle. Plus, you can seamlessly switch between 2D and 3D views while working on your project.
And since it is compatible with AutoCAD, you can assign team members to the same project without forcing everyone to be on the same brand of CAD tool.
8. EP Cook Book -$999.99
EP CookBook lets you connect with Electrophysiology Professionals all around the world. Their official website (arrhythmia.solutions) has forums, news, case presentations, and other useful information.
For a company that charges $1000 for their app, the ‘About’ section on the official website seems vague – not mentioning any physician by name or any kind of academic affiliation.
7. QSFFStats – $999.99
QSFFStats lets you keep track of flag football stats for all passing leagues. The app contains multiple team lists. Users can set games according to date, time, location, and field.
6. MapCog Spectra – $999.99
MapCog Spectra is a test that helps to detect if a person has an attentional disorder. It measures attentional lapses in ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders based on the latest research on attentional systems detected by brain imaging. However, their official website doesn’t appear to have any data published in peer-reviewed journals that show the app is validated in the literature.
5. Ignition – $999.99
Ignition works with LogMein software to provide remote access to computers, data, files, and applications. It allows you to transfer files, wake up a sleeping computer/server remotely, and print over the air.
4. Dentsio – $999.99
Dentsio market itself as the first iPad app for a daily dental practice. It allows dentists to include a single application basic patient data, data on general health, bacterial plaque control and oral hygiene, orthodontic treatment plan, budgets, dental and periodontal charts, and all records such as pictures, radiographic and laboratory analysis, etc.
3. VIP Black – $999.99
Described as “the millionaire app,” VIP black is an exclusive lifestyle application. Members of this app receive VIP treatment, extra-special experiences such as surprise gifts, complimentary upgrades, priority access, welcome packages, and other unique privileges across iVIP Ltd’s global range of luxury partners and services.
This includes an on-demand concierge, exclusive hotels, butlers, personal trainers, butlers, and private jets. Once you download the app, you are required to certify that your net worth is more than one million euros.
2. CyberTuner – $999.99
CyberTuner is a professional piano technician’s tuning tool. What makes this app so expensive is the ease of use, clarity of functions, intuitive and thoughtful design, flexibility to tune the way you want with unbelievable accuracy,
It is designed by registered Piano Technician members of the PTG. The app has got a 5-star rating from 70 people who reviewed it.
1. I Am Rich – $999.99
I Am Rich was one of the first apps designed to show other people that its users could afford it. It was developed by Armin Heinrich in 2008.
The app didn’t have any functions. It just displayed a mantra in large font: ” I am rich. I deserve it. I am good, healthy and successful. Since the app had no significant purpose, Apple removed it from the marketplace within a day. However, eight copies were already sold by then.