As always every Wednesday, here are our weekly picks of the best deals on the App Store for this week. We’ve also included a couple of app bundles at the end of the article for your enjoyment as well.
Pixelmator is a fantastic Mac-only (and far cheaper) alternative to Photoshop and comes with plenty of features, including a powerful set of image selection tools, some top-notch painting and drawing tools, photo retouching tools, professional filters and colour correction tools and absolutely loads more. It won the App Store’s App of the Year Award for 2011 and supports a wide range of files and has recently received a massive update to version 2.1, which brings retina-display support for the new MacBook Pro and iCloud support, among other things. Even at its full retail price of $59, the app is an absolute steal given its range of features and now it’s even cheaper at the pitiful price of $14.99, so make sure you download it quick before the offer expires!
CloudJot is a really simple notepad that sits in your status bar and integrates seamlessly with Dropbox. It slides in and out easily either using your mouse or via a keyboard shortcut and takes both notes and screen selections. The app is currently on special offer for its launch for the next week.
DockView extends your default dock in OS X by showing window previews when you hover over the icon with your mouse (just like in Windows 7) or whilst switching between applications using Command + Tab, helping you find the window you are looking for a lot easier. The previews of the windows are refreshed constantly ensuring that you get the right document (useful if, for example, you’ve got a load of documents open in Pages which you are working on simultaneously) and you can customise virtually every aspect of the program, including the size of the windows and their individual style. The app is currently discounted as part of Two Dollar Tuesday so grab it whilst it’s still on offer!
Beside these deals there are currently a couple of app bundles on offer at the moment.
Learn To Code Bootcamp Bundle
If you’re planning on getting into coding then the Learn To Code bundle is absolutely perfect for you. It covers areas such as web development, games on both the iPhone and iPad, iOS applications, Ruby and Photoshop CS6 and for $99 you get step-by-step high quality video tutorials (as supposed to boring written ones) and newbies that sign up get an additional tutorial for GarageBand worth $30.
You’ll have to sign up to Stacksocial to gain access to the bundles (however this is free and can also be done via Facebook as well). Head over here to sign up and gain access to this great deal, which expires on September 3.
The Mac Variety Bundle
Stacksocial are also offering another great bundle with 8 top Mac apps for the grand price of only $39. These are the apps you’ll get with your dough:
- PDF Editor Pro (RRP: $100) – view and edit standard PDF files in most languages and manipulate them easily.
- CrossOverXI (RRP: $40) – run certain Windows programs on your Mac without any additional virtualisation software or Boot Camp (check here to see if the application you want to run is supported first!).
- Invoice 3 (RRP: $40) – create professional looking invoices and keep track of your payments (ideal for small and home office users plus small businesses).
- Fantashow (RRP: $50) – make your own movie with the minimum amount of effort.
- Logoist (RRP: $40) – easily create images and logos using layers, sophisticated effects and eye-catching shaders.
- iClip (RRP: $19) – use multiple clipboards whilst copying and pasting.
- Speed Download 5 (RRP: $25) – boost the download speeds on your Mac.
- Watchmac (RRP: $20) – constantly monitors your Mac for any infringements.
Like the previous bundle you’ll have to sign up to Stacksocial to get hold of it. Head over to here to sign up and grab the bundle.
Check Back Next Week!
Remember to check back next Wednesday for some more hot (and free) App Store deals and if you can hardly wait until then, feel free to share your thoughts and comments on the apps featured above!