App Deals This Week

Welcome to this week’s issue of App Deals. There are a lot of great apps floating around the sales racks, including Boom, Typeli Notes, and Quake 4. Keep reading for the full list of deals.


Failure to pay a bill on time is never good. Penalties begin to add up and you wish you had never made such a bad decision. Money, and other apps like it, want to help you organize things so you don’t lose track of your bills. The app has a calendar that lets you add bill amounts and balances, along with graphs that let you know how much you’re spending on what each month. Along with the Mac app are iOS apps that give you access to all this information everywhere you are using iCloud sync. At 75% off, this app is a steal.

Price: $39.99 » $9.99
Requires: OS X 10.7 or later
Developer: iBear LLC


Macs have a limit to their sound output level. This can sometimes be too quiet, especially if the content you’re watching is extremely quiet. But don’t fret, Boom can help. The little utility breathes new volume into your Mac. Near silence will become normal volume once again, with the price of distortion in some cases. Now, without an external audio interface or amplifier, you can boost your Mac’s audio output level by a good 20 dB. The app also has a system-wide equalizer in case music streaming sounds off.

Price: $6.99 » $4.99
Requires: OS X 10.6.6 or later
Developer: Global Delight Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Quake 4

All alien-fighting games are fun, especially Halo. But that will never see the power of Apple’s Mac, so why not find something different, even better? Quake has been called many things, but above all, it’s a classic. The fourth addition to this franchise brought new graphics. A first person shooter like no other, Quake 4 is one of the most entertaining and well-developed science fiction Mac games available. For half price, why not buy it?

Price: $19.99 » $9.99
Requires: OS X 10.6.8 or later with a supported graphics card
Developer: id Software

Typeli Notes

Notes apps are ubiquitous, everybody knows that. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a new one once in a while, so long as it’s good. Typeli is beautiful, not to mention easy to use. It’s got all the usual formatting features like subtitles, italics, bold, numbered lists, and text coloring. The app also makes daily backups of all your notes, though not with iCloud. Overall, it’s the app’s user interface that makes it worth using. It’s skeumorphic, yet pleasant.

Price: $14.99 » $2.99
Requires: OS X 10.7 or later with a 64-bit processor
Developer: Lukasz Dmowski

My Alarm Clock

Most people use their iPods, iPhones, or other i-devices to wake themselves up in the morning. That’s only because real alarm clocks are oh-so-old-school. Yet somewhere in the dark corners of sleep, there are people who prefer to use a Mac for wake-up duties. Apalon’s My Alarm Clock was built for such occasions. It can wake you up with songs from your iTunes library, the integrated sounds, or wake you up multiple times with its support for more than one alarm. Whatever the case, this app handles it beautifully. It also doubles as a fancy on-screen clock for your Mac.

Price: $4.99 » $2.99
Requires: OS X 10.6 or later with a 64-bit processor
Developer: Apalon

The MacHeist Bundle

Then, there’s the the new MacHeist Bundle running for the next 10 days that gives you 15 apps for just $29. It includes Scrivener, Courier, Radium, a year of Evernote Pro, several games, and more. It’ll even include Firetask and Bioshock 2 once enough bundles are purchased. That’s easily the best deal of the week!

And one more thing…

Our friends at Ondesoft are giving away their clipboard extender, ClipBuddy, for free for the next 2 weeks if you signup for their newsletter. Be sure to enter your info and snag a free copy before the end of the month!

Is That All?

That should cover everything for this week, but the week is not yet over. If you find any awesome deals, be sure to let us know about them in the comments. If not, we’ll see you next Wednesday!