App Deals This Week

Just because Apple held an iOS-focused event yesterday — there was some Mac news, but most of the announcements were focused on a smaller Apple-branded tablet — doesn’t mean there are no Mac deals. In fact, there are quite a few this week, including Gemini, Trine and Trine 2, and BusyCal 2. Catch them all after the break.


Duplicate files are annoying, but Finder doesn’t give you a way to easily locate them for deletion. That’s where MacPaw’s Gemini comes in. Bearing the name of a northern constellation, the app helps you to quickly find and delete duplicate files, whether they’re in your iPhoto library or any other app’s storage folder. It’s optimized for the Retina display and is very easy to use, especially if you use the simple drag-and-drop feature. Own it for 30% off.

Price: $9.99 » $6.99
Requires: OS X 10.7 or later with a 64-bit processor
Developer: MacPaw Inc.

Play by Play

Dribbble is one of the coolest design Web sites out there. The contributors design top-quality material, the presentation is great, and the system the site has is perfect to make sure everything stays this way. No one would have thought that a Dribbble client, so to speak, would make its way to Mac, but it has in the form of David Keegan’s Play by Play. The app will let you know about new shots, debuts, and other activity. You don’t even need an account to use it, but it supports Spectators, Prospects, and Players. For Dribbble users, this app is a must to keep up on the latest great designs.

Price: $8.99 » $2.99
Requires: OS X 10.7 or later with a 64-bit processor
Developer: David Keegan

Living Earth HD

“What time is it in Hong Kong right now?” Unless you’re an expert at timezones and have them all memorized, this question is not one easily answered. There are a lot of world clocks with every timezone imaginable, but Radiantlabs’ Living Earth HD sticks out. It has hourly forecasts of the day, current imagery of the clouds, a beautiful visual of the Earth as a whole, and even a live desktop wallpaper that shows exactly what the Earth looks like centered on where you are. The app won an Apple Editor’s Choice award and has generated a lot of praise from users. For 50% off, it’s hard to beat.

Price: $9.99 » $4.99
Requires: OS X 10.6.8 or later with a 64-bit processor
Developer: Radiantlabs LLC

Trine and Trine 2

Frozenbyte’s fantastic sidescrolling games have been mentioned in our weekly deals a few times now. Of course, there’s good reason for that: they’re amazing. From action-packed battles to puzzles, this game has it all. The sequel was just updated with an expansion pack, The Goblin Menace, which is available as a free update for current users. Interestingly, the game itself is also on sale, along with the original version. You can get Trine and Trine 2 on the Mac App Store for $2.99 and $4.99, respectively. It’s well worth the many pennies.

Price: $9.99 » $2.99, $14.99 » $4.99
Requires: OS X 10.6.5 or later
Developer: Frozenbyte Inc.

Civilization V, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Other Aspyr Games

Aspyr Media is the publisher of some of the best games for Mac, from the Call of Duty franchise to Quake 4 to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. This week, it has a large sale going on for three of its top games: Civilization V: Campaign EditionStar Wars: Empire at War, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The titles are priced at $19.99, $9.99, and $9.99, respectively. All of them are well-developed — Civilization V even has Retina display support — and worth the price if you enjoy the types of games. The first is the latest iteration of a classic strategy game, the second an older strategy game, and the third a fun first-person action title. Go download them from the Mac App Store while the sale lasts.

The Mac.AppStorm Snapheal 2 Sponsorship Special

One of the best deals of the week comes straight from our own site, with our Snapheal 2 Sponsorship. Snapheal is already on sell for just $7.99 this week, 60% off of its normal price. Best of all, the MacPhun team is offering a free copy of FX Photo Studio Pro to each of our readers who purchases a copy of Snapheal this week. Check out the sponsorship post for all the details!

The MacHeist Bundle – 2 Days Left!

The MacHeist Bundle has been running for the past week, and now has juts 2 days left to go. It’s one of the cheapest Mac bundles this year at just $29, and includes a ton of awesome software for that price. You’ll get Scrivener, Artboard, Courier, Firetask, Printopia, 15 months of Evernote Pro, and more for that. Be sure to hurry and check out the bundle if you haven’t already!

Is That All?

There might just be more deals out there later this week. Some may even be somewhere other than the Mac App Store. If you happen to spot anything, let us know in the comments so we can add the deals to next week’s post, providing they’re still valid. Have a wonderful week!