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Apple’s tagline for the Mac App Store is “Thousands of apps. One simple way to get them,” and for what it’s worth, Apple’s tagline is true. Since its introduction in early 2011, the Mac App Store made finding and purchasing spiffy new applications easier than ever. It also made it easy for indepedent developers to get the same access to customers as the big boys at Adobe, Microsoft, and Electronic Arts.

The problem with the Mac App Store isn’t that apps aren’t easy to get, or that the App Store is difficult to browse and search. The problem is that, every day, developers throughout the industry offer discounts on their apps to help increase their exposure, but the Mac App Store offers no simple way to find these deals. Enter AppyDays from Slappstick, which promises to do what the Mac App Store can’t: give you easy access to all the best discounts.

Let’s see if it lives up to its promise.


Yesterday, CleanMyDrive, a nifty little free utility aimed at decluttering your Mac’s hard drives, hit the App Store and instantly sore straight to the top of the “Top Free” app category. To celebrate this their developers, Macpaw, are offering a generous 30% discount on three of their other popular apps, Gemini, Ensoul and MacHider, on the App Store. This discount is only valid if you purchase the items off the App Store (i.e. not from the developers website) and is valid up till June 27th.


Winners Announced

Congratulations to our five winners, who I’m pleased to announce are:

  1. Stefano
  2. Mauro Strozzi
  3. Pedro Paulo
  4. Sarah Doxiadis
  5. Anggi Krisna

Thanks for taking part – AppSumo will be in touch with your licenses soon!

Competition Now Closed

The popular deals site, AppSumo, has recently kicked off a month long series of Mac software discounts. The first one of these contains a series of apps designed to “Supercharge OS X”, and I’m pleased to let you know that we have five free bundles available to give away to a handful of lucky readers!

The software included in the bundle is:

Entering is very straight-forward. All you need to do is leave a comment below, and we’ll select the five winners at random in three days, on Wednesday 19th January! Best of luck, and be sure to keep an eye open for other AppSumo deals over the course of January!

As another year draws to a close, it’s time for the inevitable “end of year bundles”! There are three to look out for this year – The Humble Indie Bundle, Fusion Ads Holiday Bundle, and MacUpdate’s December 2010 Bundle. Each of these offers some excellent software at a great price.

Read on for the lo-down on what’s available, an overview of how the (very unique) Humble Indie Bundle works, as well as a few links to our reviews of the software on offer!


Bundles still seem to be all the rage in the Mac software world at the moment, and today marks the launch of another popular bundle – iUseMac. This one is priced at $29 for a whole range of handy Mac apps in different categories including Picturesque, Renamer, and TypeIt4Me.

Read on to find out what’s available, and discover how you can be in with a chance of winning the whole bundle!