Welcome to our (slightly) overhauled app deals for this week! We have decided that, from now on, we will no longer exclusively feature apps and deals available on the App Store, as we all know that not every single Mac app is on the Store and we don’t want you missing out on any great deals!
So, without further ado, here’s our pick of this week’s best Mac app deals. Enjoy!
Any long time readers of Mac AppStorm will know that iA Writer is a particular favourite of our editor, Matthew, and it’s clear to see why. Minimal writing apps seem to have taken off more on the Mac than any other platform and there are plenty to choose from. iA Writer gives you a clear, stress-free environment to simply write away without being distracted by formatting, layout or anything else. You can, of course, copy from iA Writer into other applications (this is what most people do) and the app features iCloud sync across all your devices (iA Writer is also available on both the iPhone and iPad), so you can take your work with you very easily.
OmmWriter Dāna II
OmmWriter is another minimal writing app like iA Writer however it comes with a bit of a twist – it’s much more customisable than most of the others you’ll see out there on the market. You can change the background, text style and size and much more and Ommwriter has been designed with the user in mind – there’s formatting options and page layout tools that you wouldn’t find in other minimalist writing apps. Best of all (and this is my personal favourite that makes it stand out above the competition) are the beautiful sounds that the app makes whilst you’re typing and the background music which are almost mythical and really help you keep focused on your writing. There is a free version available for download (direct download link) from the developers’ website with a limited feature set (called OmmWriter Dāna I) and the full version available on the App Store is currently at 60% off for a limited time only.
Decloner is a fantastic little Mac utility that finds and deletes any duplicate files on your Mac, thereby freeing up precious disk space. The app uses a complicated algorithm by the name of SHA-1 which compares files accurately, ensuring no false positives and supports virtually every single file type on your Mac. Unlike other apps, Decloner can also search through your iPhoto and Aperture files for any duplicates and you can always choose exactly what files are to be deleted – the app will never delete anything without your permission. Decloner is currently on a 30% off promotion which ends this Wednesday (5th September) evening, so grab it whilst it’s still hot!
If you haven’t heard of Postbox, then you really must have been living in a cave over the past few years. Many have said it is pretty much the mail client for OS X and offers a set of features that far outweighs Apple’s Mail and even Microsoft’s Outlook! I’m sure this fantastic app needs no further introduction (if you want to know a bit more about it and its features, check out our full review of the third version) apart from the fact that it is currently on sale for $10 (instead of the standard $30 – and an upgrade is only a fiver!), making it probably just the best bargain of the century so far. So get it. Now.
Finally, despite Postbox’s great promotional offer, it’s probably worth mentioning the Get Back 2 Mail bundle, which is offering a whole suite of extras for Apple Mail at discounted prices. You can grab advanced spam filters, mail stationary sets, archivers and more at low back-to-school prices (the deals end on September 11th).
Check Back Next Week!
Remember to check back next Tuesday (not Wednesday, now!) for some more hot (and free) app deals and if you can hardly wait until then, feel free to share your thoughts and comments on the apps featured above!