50% off A Better Finder Rename


Great app I have used for a few years to do file/folder renaming. It’s great cause you can create some pretty complex naming workflows.

Purchase for $9.95 (normally $20) at MacUpdate Promo

Deals – 1Password is free


We have often talked about the benefit of using an app that keeps track of the many passwords you use. One of the apps that gets mentioned quite a bit is 1Password by AgileBits. The iOS app, which is universal, is normally $18, but is currently free at the App Store.

I did notice the “Offers In-App Purchases” below the purchase button. I not sure what that means, if they are going to charge to use the TouchID feature of iOS 8 or simply move the freemium model, or if it’s an error to be there at all. There is no indication on their website other than the update for iOS 8 is free for current users.

[Update] Starting with 1Password 5, the updated version for iOS 8, AgileBits is making 1Password free to download with one-time in-app purchase unlocking pro features. Existing 1Password for iOS users will also get the update to 1Password 5 free of charge.

App Store’s Amazing Productivity Apps promotion


Apple has started a limited time only promotion for select iOS productivity apps, including several apps that I use and highly recommend, such Notability, Scanner Pro, and PDF Expert 5. The sale takes at least 50% off and some of the apps are down to $0.99. If any of these apps interest you, now is a good time to pick them up.

Apps on sale include:

Clear for $1.99 (down from $4.99)
Notability for $1.99 (down from $4.99)
MindNode for $4.99 (down from $9.99)
Scanner Pro by Readdle for $2.99 (down from $6.99)
Fantastical 2 for iPhone for $4.99 (down from $9.99)
Launch Center Pro for $1.99 (down from $4.99)
Boxer for $4.99 (down from $9.99)
Prizmo for $2.99 (down from $9.99)
Tydlig – Calculator Reimagined for $0.99 (down from $2.99)
iTranslate Voice for $1.99 (down from $4.99)
Writer Pro for $4.99 (down from $19.99)
Grafio for $3.99 (down from $8.99)
PDF Expert 5 for $4.99 (down from $9.99)
PCalc for $4.99 (down from $9.99)
Gneo for $3.99 (down from $9.99)
Due for $1.99 (down from $4.99)
Todo for $1.99 (down from $4.99)
TextGrabber+ for $6.99 (down from $14.99)
MobileFamilyTree for $6.99 (down from $14.99)
Scanbot for $0.99 (down from $1.99)


Clear by Realmac Software Sale


Clear, a tasks, reminders and to-do list app, is an app that we have talked about at the Mini’app’les meeting on multiple occasions. It is often listed among the best apps in to-do list category. It’s available for OS X and iOS and both are currently on sale. Clear for OS X is usually $10, but is on sale for $5 at the Mac App store. Clear for iOS (and it’s is a universal app) is usually $5, but is on sale for $2. If you are looking for a good task app, this is a good choice.

You can find the OS X version at the Mac App Store and the iOS version at the iTunes App store.

Here is the description for the OS X version:

Clear is the revolutionary to-do and reminders app that makes you more productive. Just start typing to add to-dos, and once you start organizing your life with Clear you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.

  • Simple gestural design that allows you to focus on your to-dos. Designed for the Magic Trackpad, but works great with a mouse too!
  • Full keyboard navigation. Just start typing to create to-dos.
  • Use separate lists to organize every aspect of your life.
  • iCloud sync built-in so you can be productive everywhere.
  • Set reminders so you’ll never forget important tasks.
  • Personalize your Clear lists with themes and make them your own.
  • Syncs with Clear for iOS (available separately on the App Store).


Deal – Graphics editing app, Pixelmator, almost 50% off


Pixelmator for Mac is currently $16, almost 50% off of the usual price of $30. It’s available at the Mac App Store here.

This Apple Design Award winning app is a “full-featured and powerful image editing app.”

“Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest Mac technologies, giving you speedy, powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced compositions amazingly simple. Once your images are ready, access them anywhere with iCloud, send them to iPhoto or Aperture, email, print, share, or save them to popular image formats–all right from Pixelmator.”

“And, the new Pixelmator 3.2 comes with full OS X Mavericks support, non-destructive Layer Styles, a complete set of Liquify Tools, 16-bits per channel support, and the new state-of-the-art image editing engine.”

It’s currently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,056 App Store reviewers.