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We just closed our giveaway — congrats to our winners: Devin, Neal, and Bilal!

In the search for the best new email app, one comment we frequently get is that many people still love using Gmail’s web app, and find it far more intuitive than any of the competing full-featured email apps for the Mac. And for good reason: Gmail has great keyboard shortcuts, is fast and responsive, and all of your emails don’t have to take up any local storage space on your Mac. What’s not to love?

Well, Gmail.com will only get you so far. It lives in a browser tab, acts like a web app, and doesn’t use all of your Mac native keyboard shortcuts like CMD+N for a new message. Managing multiple accounts is annoying at best, and using your native Mac Contacts.app email addresses will require copy/paste. It’s not perfect. That’s what Mailplane seeks to solve. It’s a native Mac app that turns the Gmail you love into something much more like a standalone app, complete with Mac keyboard shortcuts and Contacts integration, simple multiple account support, and more. The latest version even makes it simple to keep up with your Google Calendar in the same semi-native interface that gives you the best of the Mac and the web at once.

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Mailplane 3 usually costs $24.95, but we’ve got 3 copies of Mailplane to giveaway to our AppStorm readers this week as an early holiday gift. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below and let us know why you’d love a copy of Mailplane — then share the giveaway and leave a second comment with a link to your post for an extra entry.

Hurry and get your entries in — our giveaway closes on Friday, December 13th.

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

Our giveaway is now closed: congrats to maj8614 and Dreamquest, our winners!

What better way to celebrate the internet’s own shopping holiday than by giving away a ton of apps? We’re already running a one-day-only giveaway of 50 copies of Airmail — be sure to enter that giveaway if you need a new email app. But how about another giveaway with a whole bundle of great apps?

Yup, that’s exactly what we’ve got. The StackSocial team is running a Black Friday Mac Bundle, with $419 worth of apps including tons of apps we recommend and use ourselves for just $49. There’s MotionComposer for making animated sites, PopClip to bring iOS-style text editing popovers and more to the Mac, Gemini to find duplicates on your Mac, iStats Menus to keeps tabs on your Mac, Numi to simplify calculations, and more!

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We’ve got two copies of the Black Friday Mac Bundle to giveaway — and once again, the giveaway is today only. Just leave a comment below and let us know which app you want most. Then, share the giveaway on your social networks and leave another comment with a link to your post for an extra entry in the giveaway.

Hurry and get your entry in — the giveaway closes midnight EST today!

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

Our giveaway is closed — Congrats to our winners!

The internet already had quite an amazing Black Friday, with incredible deals on Macs, apps, and more. But today’s Cyber Monday, and we’ve got something even better for you: 50 free copies new email app Airmail.

Airmail’s shot up the paid apps list on the App Store, and for good reason. It’s the most configurable email app on the Mac today, with themes that’ll fit every style, and the OS X Mavericks features you’d expect today like interactive notifications.

And, thanks to the generosity of their team, we’ve got 50 copies to giveaway today. As normal, leave a comment below to enter, then share the post on your favorite social networks and leave a second comment to get an extra entry. But hurry: we’re closing the giveaway at midnight EST Monday, December 2!

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

We just closed our giveaway; congrats to our winners m13, Alaeddin, Edi, rjko, and loopion!

It’s so easy to lose track of your stuff. Sure, you’re unlikely to actually lose your fridge — if so, you’ve got bigger problems than an app can solve — but what’s the odds you’ll forget when your warranty’s up or how much everything in your office cost originally? When a spreadsheet doesn’t cut it, you need an app that makes it simple to track your stuff. That’s exactly where the new Compartments 2 excels.

Compartments 2 is a new OS X Mavericks-focused upgrade to one of the best Mac apps for keeping track of your stuff. It can keep track of everything you own, remind you when your warranties are almost up, and make it easy to print out a list of all your stuff organized by room. It’s great — and this week, we’ve got 5 copies to giveaway free to our readers!

All you’ve got to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment below and let us know why you’d love to get a copy of Compartments 2. Then, you can optionally share the giveaway on your social networks and leave a second comment below with a link to your shared post for an extra entry.

Hurry and get your entry in — our giveaway closes on Friday, November 22nd!

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

We’ve closed our giveaway; congrats to our winners Rose, mrtnway, Brian, Shuwei, and Ivan!

There’s a lot of great email apps for the Mac coming out right now, but if you want one that’s fun and simple — and ready to use today — Airmail‘s easily one of the best options. It’s the top paid app on the Mac App Store right now, and for good reason: it’s just $1.99, but gives you the most customizable email experience on the Mac today.

It’s not as simple out-of-the-box as Sparrow, but it’s the closest option to it on the Mac today. If you’ve been looking for an app to simplify email without making it too geeky, it’s the app for you.

And it’s cheap at $1.99, but we’ve got something even better: 5 free copies for our readers! Just leave a comment below letting us know what email app you currently use and why you want to switch to Airmail to enter the giveaway. Then share the giveaway on your favorite social networks and leave another comment with a link to your post for an extra entry.

Hurry and get your entry in — the giveaway closes on Friday, November 15th!

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

We’ve just closed our giveaway; congrats to our winners Alex, Valter, dion, Nuri, and jdnorthwest!

Apple spoiled us all last week by releasing OS X Mavericks and the new iLife and iWork apps all for free. That should have freed up some of your pennies to get some great indie apps for your Mac — and we’ve got a great bundle to share where you can get a ton of apps for said pennies.

Paddle’s newest Pay What You Want bundle includes 16 apps that are ready for your Mac with OS X Mavericks, including the Bits diary app we’ve just reviewed and Shortcat, the awesome keyboard shortcut app that was developed by a former Envato team member. There’s more, too: MenuEverywhere to get your Mac menus right inside your apps, Focus to improve your photos, Code Collector Pro to backup your code snippets, Slink to securely connect to remote networks, and more. All that for the low price of whatever you’d like to pay.

Or, you could get it for free, since we have 5 of the bundles to giveaway. Just comment below and let us know what apps you’d like most in this bundle to enter — then share the giveaway on your favorite social networks and leave another comment with a link to your shared post for an extra entry.

Hurry and get your entry in — the giveaway closes on Friday, November 1st!

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

We’ve closed our giveaway; congrats to our winners Emanuel and Eddy!

Bundles started out as a great way to get a ton of apps for a cheap price. Then, thanks to the Humble Bundles, paying what you want for a bundle got popular. Now, this week’s bundle from StackSocial lets you get a huge bundle of apps, design resources, and subscriptions for a cheaper price if you buy it early during the bundle promotion.

For $35 today — but $50 if you wait until the last day of the bundle — you can get a copy of xScope, Corel Painter Lite, CSS Hat, Pixa, skEdit, and more in the SuperStacked Mac Bundle. You’ll also get a set of Photoshop and iOS app design templates, two beautiful sets of thin vector icons great for modern designs, and the entire Growth Hacker Bundle with subscriptions to web apps like MOZ, Stride, HitTail, and more. That’s a lot of stuff to get for that price, especially if you’re planning on launching a new side-business where the design tools and web apps would come in handy.

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And, best of all, we’ve got two copies of the SuperStacked Mac bundle to giveaway to our readers. Just leave a comment below and let us know what you want most from this bundle to enter — and then share the post on your social networks and leave a new comment with a link to your social post for an extra entry in the giveaway. Best of all, if you really want the bundle, go ahead and buy it now — and if you win, you’ll get reimbursed in full for the bundle!

Hurry and get your entry in — we’re closing our giveaway on Friday, October 18th!

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

We’ve just closed our giveaway; congrats to our winners Luke, feedpuppy, ca01ei, Alexander, and Ngoc!

Mac app bundles are a great way to get a ton of apps on the cheap, but usually they’re filled with aging apps that are ripe for an update. Not this time. Paddle’s Cheaper by the Dozen bundle this week includes 4 debut apps that just launched — and you can get them and the other apps in the bundle for just $34.99 right now, or possibly for free with our giveaway.

This bundle includes Bluetail, the brand-new vector app we gave an 8/10 last week, and the just-launched Marked 2 that’ll help you proof and export your Markdown writing that’s nice enough to get a 9/10 in our review. You’ll also find the somewhat older Raskin for viewing your Finder files in unique ways, MenuMate to make menus more accessible in your apps, the new GoodDay that brings mobile web apps to your Mac’s menubar, and the beautiful EarthDesk to turn your Mac’s background into a stunning dynamic image of the Earth. And more!

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Best of all, we’ve got 5 copies of this great bundle for our readers. For a bundle with this many great apps, though, it’s going to take a tiny bit more effort to enter the giveaway. You’ll need to signup for the Paddle team’s email newsletter first at paddle.com/signup, and then leave a comment here letting us know what app you want most from this bundle. Finally, for an extra chance to win, share the giveaway post on your social networks and leave a second comment here with a link to your social post for an extra entry.

Hurry and get your entries in; the giveaway closes on Friday, October 4th!

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

We just closed our giveaway; congrats to our winners lapfelix, Poporin, ptrix, Markus, and Andrew!

Everyone loves bundles, but how about 3 new bundles? That’s what our friends at Paddle have this week. They’ve got two new games bundles — the Pay What You Want Variety Games Bundle and the Fall Pay What You Want Game Bundle — with 5 games each for Mac and PC, as well as a bundle of Mac apps from Little App Factory.

Each of the bundles are a great deal since they’re pay-what-you-want bundles like the popular Humble Bundles, but we’ve got something even better: 5 copies of the bundles for our readers. 5 lucky readers are going to win all 3 of these bundles this week.

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We’ve just closed our giveaway, and for once we had a code to give to every entry. Congrats, and enjoy!

Phillips Hue lights are awesome. You can turn them off from your phone from the airport, have IFTTT change their color based on the weather automatically, or use the timer to have the lights gradually turn on when it’s time to wake up. It’s how all lightbulbs should work in the 21st century.

And yet, on your Mac, you’ll have to go online to control your Hue bulbs. Seems like it should be easier — and now it can be, thanks to Hue Menu for Mac. For $2.99, this little app will let you rename your lights, change your lights’ color and brightness, or turn them on or off from your menubar. It’s a simple way to make Hue work just like you want while you’re working from your Mac.

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And now, you’ve got the chance to control your Phillips Hue lights for free from your Mac menubar, since we’ve got 10 copies of Hue Menu to giveaway! Just leave a comment below and let us know how many Hue lights you have, and how you’re currently controlling them to enter the giveaway. Then, share the giveaway on your favorite social network and add a second comment with a link to your post for an extra entry.

Hurry and get your entry in — we’re closing our giveaway on Tuesday, September 24th!

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

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