Mac App Store Stories May 3, 2016

A number of popular Star Wars games have gone on sale within the Mac App Store. While we periodically see some of these titles go on sale every so often, like Knights of the Old Republic, it is rare to have so many at once. Here’s a look at what’s available:

Be sure to swing by our daily games and apps roundup for the latest deals across every platform.

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Mac App Store Stories April 11, 2016

expiredLeaf RSS News Reader for Mac goes free for the first time (Reg. $8+)

For today only, Rocky Sand Studio has put its Leaf – RSS News Reader for Mac on sale for free. Previously selected in Apple’s Best New Apps and regularly fetching between $2 and $8, this is the very first time we have seen this app go free on the Mac App Store. It has a 4+ star rating from over 1,200 reviewers.

Head below for more details:

Mac App Store Stories April 1, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: LEGO Jurassic World for Mac $20, Shadow of Mordor GOTY from $15, Bayonetta 2 $22, freebies, more

Update (4/1 11:45am):

In today’s best game/app deals, Mac Game Store is continuing is Spring game sale with a number of deals on LEGO titles. One standout is LEGO Jurassic World for $19.99, which has also been matched on the Mac App Store. It regularly sells for $39.99 and is matching the lowest we have seen it go for on Mac. This game includes all the released DLC and covers the storylines of the entire series: Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World.

You can browse the rest of the Mac Game Store sale right here including deep deals on Assassin’s Creed, Borderlands, BioShock, Civ/Sid Meier titles and more

Xbox Live members will find Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition down at $15 digitally right now (sign in the Live account to see the price). The GOTY Edition packs in all the DLC and regularly sells for $25 and upOther notable deals include Bayonetta 2 (doesn’t include Bayonetta 1) on Wii U which has dropped even further: $22.03 Prime shipped (Reg. $30, lowest we have seen).

This month’s Xbox and PlayStation freebies are right here, and be sure to checkout the new Free App of the Week and the Take It Easy iOS puzzler/brain teaser that went free for the first time in years yesterday (Reg. $2). Today’s best iOS/Mac deals include a new low on the HD version of Cut the Rope: Experiments, Cut the Rope 2, Perfect Web Browser and matching the lowest price we have ever tracked on the highly rated Game Dev Story:

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Mac App Store Stories January 20, 2016

expired1Password for Mac keeps your accounts and information safe, now $25 (Reg. $50)

Update (1/21 11:00am):

  • The Mac Power Users promo has expired, it is still available at the $25 sale price direct or in the Mac App Store.
  • AgileBits is now offering 1Password for Mac for $19.99 when promo code MACPOWERUSERS is applied during checkout. That’s the best price that we’ve ever seen on this Mac utility. Version 6 now includes the ability to sync via iCloud, even on software purchased via Agilebits.

It’s 2016, and if you’re still using a piece of paper to store your passwords or using any of these as your login, now is the time to make a change. 1Password is the leading application for managing your passwords securely on Mac and iOS. AgileBits does an excellent job of continually updating the app for both platforms, adding support for third-party browsers, unique one-time passwords and more in the last year.

This morning it dropped from its usually $50 price in the Mac App Store down to $24.99. Today’s deal is a savings of 50% off the regular going rate and the lowest price that we’ve seen in nearly two years. Rated 4.5/5 stars by nearly 4,700 reviewers all-time.

More details below.

Mac App Store Stories December 22, 2015

expiredApp Santa discounts 20 popular iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps by up to 60%

Over the last few years, indie developers have banded together just before Christmas Day to discount top iOS and Mac apps for new customers. The sale is called App Santa and includes popular apps like Tweetbot for Mac, Pcalc, Screens, Deliveries, and over a dozen other highly recommended apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. App Santa doesn’t last long though so check out the full list below to save some money on quality apps.

Mac App Store Stories December 10, 2015

In celebration of being named Apple’s best Mac App of the year, Affinity Photo has dropped its price from $50 to $39.99. This is the first discount of any kind we’ve seen for this powerful photo editor since it was released earlier this year. In addition to receiving top honors from Apple, it has also been named an Editors’ Choice and amassed a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from hundreds of App Store users.


5 years in the making, Affinity Photo redefines the boundaries for professional photo editing software for the Mac. With a meticulous focus on workflow it offers sophisticated tools for enhancing, editing and retouching your images in an incredibly intuitive interface with all the power and performance you need.

Unsure if Affinity Photo is for you? Take advantage of this free 10-day trial to put it through its paces. expand full story

Mac App Store Stories October 28, 2015

expiredLeaf RSS News Reader for Mac drops to $1 (Reg. $8)

Leaf RSS News Reader for Mac has now dropped to just $0.99 as part of a Halloween sale. It is regularly listed at $7.99 and hasn’t dropped down this low since January of this year on the Mac App Store. The reader app was featured by Apple in the “Best New Apps” of 2015 and has received a 4 star rating from over 1,100 reviewers.

The recently updated app is known for its “clean and intuitive interface” and features:

  • Beautiful themes (including night mode) and customizable news reader appearance
  • Syncs with Feedly, NewsBlur, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler
  • Standalone RSS engine
  • Save articles to Buffer, Evernote, Pocket, Readability, Instapaper, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • RSS, RDF, ATOM support
  • Gestures and keyboard shortcuts
  • New article notifications and access to past articles in Notification Center

You’ll find the rest of today’s best iOS price drops in our daily roundups.

Mac App Store Stories October 9, 2015

expired1Password secure password manager for Mac: $30 (Reg. $50)

1Password is the preeminent way to manage your passwords securely on Mac and iOS. Today, it is on sale in the Mac App Store for $29.99. This software regularly goes for $50, today’s deal is $5 better than our previous mention and the lowest price that we have ever seen on the Mac App Store.

Head below for more details on this award winning app that keeps your personal information safe by creating and storing complex passwords. 

Mac App Store Stories October 6, 2015

Tweetbot for Mac drops to $10 (Reg. $13)

As you may have noticed over on 9to5Mac, Tweetbot for Mac was updated this morning with several new features. Alongside the update, developer Tapbots has now dropped the price down to $9.99. Previously listed at $12.99, today’s deal is matching the lowest we have seen it go for on the Mac App Store. The “award winning” Twitter client has a 4.5 star rating from over 1,900 reviewers. You can get the full picture of what Tweetbot for Mac has to offer in our review.

…beautiful interface, animations, support for Retina Displays and Notification Center…If you use Tweetbot on iOS, your timeline, unread status, and mute filters will automatically stay in sync so you can always continue where you left off across devices.

Mac: Tweetbot for Twitter: $10 (Reg. $13)

Head over to 9to5Mac for all the details on today’s update and be sure to check out our daily game/app roundups for more deals across all platforms.

Mac App Store Stories September 3, 2015

1Password is arguably one of the best password management system around, and certainly one of our favorite. Today, it is on sale at the Mac App Store for $34.99. At regular $50, this is matching the best price we have seen on the Mac App Store and within $7 of a limited promo code deal from over 3 months ago. We haven’t seen it go for less on the Mac App Store in over a year.

However, those with access to a .edu email address can get the Mac app for even less. Over on the official AgileBits shop, 1Password for Mac is just $27.99 using a .edu email address during checkout. That’s matching our previous limited promo price and the best we have seen in over a year. Student and faculty members are eligible for the discounted rate and should checkout using a .edu email. If you don’t have a .edu email, you can checkout with your regular email but you should have an active student/faculty ID available in case you’re contacted by AgileBits

Keep in mind, you will get updates faster purchasing the app directly from Agile, but there is no iCloud syncing like the Mac App Store version. Agile’s purchase does support Dropbox for cross-platforming syncing though (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone).

The App Store Best of 2014 winner keeps your accounts safe by storing/creating complicated passwords and logs you in with a single click: expand full story

Mac App Store Stories July 20, 2015

Tweetbot, (just about) everyone’s favorite Twitter app has dropped to its lowest price ever today on the Mac App Store. Regularly listed at $19.99, before it dropped to $12.99 last month, you can now pickup Tweetbot for Mac for $9.99. The “award winning” native Twitter client has a 4.5 star rating from over 1,800 reviewers.

With today’s discounted price and all of the problems competitor app TweetDeck seems to have been experiencing lately, now might be the time to jump ship

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Mac App Store Stories March 14, 2015

You don’t need me to tell you the internet is a nasty place — from phishing scams to passwords heists, it’s hard to feel safe on the web. While it’s impossible to be 100% safe, using a password manager is one proactive way to improve your online security. 1Password is our top choice.

Typically priced at $50, 1Password 5 for Mac has been temporarily discounted down to $34.99. This sale price is available now on the Mac App Store and directly through the AgileBits online store.

but you can get it for even less if you make your purchase directly from AgileBits (1Password developers). During checkout just enter coupon code MacPowerUsers to take your final price from $34.99 to just $27.99 (update 3/14 1:00pm: coupon code no longer stacks with current sale price, sorry for the confusion)The Windows version of the app is also on sale for $34.99.

Get the most out of this software by using it in conjunction with the Touch ID enabled 1Password 5 iOS app.

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Mac App Store Stories March 3, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: LEGO, Mickey & Rayman titles up to 75% off, Metal Gear Ground Zeroes $8, iOS freebies, more

In today’s best game/app deals, Mac Game Store has kicked off its Small Heroes Sale with up to 75% off a series of titles that are now matching or beating current Mac App Store prices. You’ll find LEGO titles including Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and more from $4.99. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is available for $9.99, which is $5 below our previous mention and the best price we can find. While you will find Rayman Origins in the sale, it is currently $1 less on the Mac App Store at $5 (Reg. $17). Be sure to head below for more great Mac game deals still alive like Transistor, BioShock, Star Wars, and much more.

Microsoft Store has a couple notable 360 deals today offering Metal Gear V: Ground Zeroes or $7.99 shipped (Reg. $30, lowest we’ve seen brand new) and Thief for $9.99 shipped (Reg. $20, matching lowest we’ve seen). Amazon has matched Best Buy’s weekly ad on Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One and PS4 at $29.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $60) and Best Buy is offering Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One for $39.99 shipped (Reg. $60, current low)

Nintendo fans will like NewEgg’s deal on the Wii U Mario Party 10 and new Mario Amiibo bundle, which can be had for $54 (Reg. $60) using coupon code EMCAPAP63.

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS/Mac deals including ComicBook!: FREE (Reg. $3), WritePad for iPad: $5 (Reg. $8), Killer Pool: FREE (Reg. $2) and more:

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Mac App Store Stories February 6, 2015

There are a plethora of ways to control media on your Mac, and now developer eyeSight is leveraging your built-in iSight cam to offer gesture controls for free.

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expiredGames/Apps: Batman Arkham Asylum for Mac $5, Disney Infinity Marvel $35, Sleeping Dogs DE $30, freebies, more

In today’s best game/app deals, Batman Arkham Asylum is now available on the Mac App Store for $4.99 down from $20. This is the lowest we have ever seen the highly rated game go for on the Mac App Store, which was originally released for $30. For more Mac games, be sure to check the Steam 85% off publisher weekend sale featuring a massive list of Square Enix games and DLC.

While listed as not in stock until Feb 10th, Amazon is offering the Disney INFINITY Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Video Game Starter Pack on Wii U and Xbox One for $34.99 Prime shipped (orig. $75) right now, matching the lowest we’ve seen it go for. You’ll also still find the Toy Box set (2.0) on PS4/Xbox One for 35.99 shipped (orig. $60, Reg. $40+). Another notable is the Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition on PS4 and Xbox One for $29.99 shipped over at Newegg Flash right now (Reg. $38+).

You’ll find the rest of today’s best iOS/Mac deals below including Doodle God $1 (Reg. $2), Week Calendar for iPad: $2 (Reg. $4), TextPics: FREE (Reg. $1), and more:

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Mac App Store Stories January 29, 2015

expiredApple discounts nearly forty of the most popular productivity apps for iOS and Mac

As usual, we’ve been tracking the best iOS price drops and freebies all week. About 48 hours ago we began to notice an influx of price drops for big name productivity apps. And now we know why. Apple has just unveiled its Get Productive App Store sale which features 19 insanely popular iOS productivity apps.

It’s rare to see so many all-time low prices from such a variety of top-tier developers. Here are our top picks:

On the Mac side of the sale there are twenty discounted productivity apps. Again, here are our favorites:

Check out our daily roundups for more of the best iOS apps sales.

expiredGames/Apps: Notability & Day One for Mac 50% off, Windy & Phone Drive $1 ea (Reg. $3), Tomb Raider II $1 (Reg. $2), more

In today’s best game/app deals, along with yesterday’s deep PS4 and Xbox One console discounts we also saw a large list of some of the most popular productivity apps go on sale for iOS and today its Mac’s turn. An Apple Editor’s Choice and Mac App of the Year recipient, Notability from Ginger Labs has hit its all-time lowest price on the Mac App Store today: $2.99 (Reg. $6, and released at $10). You’ll also find another Apple Best Of winner on sale in the form of the popular Mac journaling app, Day One. Matching its lowest price ever today, you can grab it for $4.99 (Reg. $10).

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS/Mac including Byword: $6 (Reg. $10), Windy ~ Sleep Relax Meditate with natural white noise sounds: $1 (Reg. $3), Phone Drive: $1 (Reg. $2), Tomb Raider II: $1 (Reg. $2), more

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Mac App Store Stories January 19, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Metro Redux for PS4/Xbox One $25, GRID 2 Reloaded for Mac 50% off, iOS freebies, more

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Metro Redux on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $24.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $40), matching the lowest we’ve seen the remastered version of the game go for from a trusted retailer (matched on Best Buy’s eBay page). The unique survival shooter comes with 2 campaigns (both Metro 2033 and Last Light) and all the extra DLC included.

Immerse yourself in the Moscow Metro…Brave the horrors of the Russian apocalypse – equip your gasmask and an arsenal of hand-made weaponry as you face the threat of deadly mutants, human foes, and the terrifying environment itself

We also spotted the highly rated racing title GRID 2 Reloaded Edition on the Mac App Store for 50% off. You can download the game now for $21.99 (Reg. $40, $55 on Steam). Some hardware deals include Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows for $25.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $40) and the Kingston Technology HyperX Skyn Gaming Mouse Pad for $9.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $20).

Head below for today’s best iOS/Mac deals including GRID 2 Reloaded Edition for $22 (Reg. $45),  Perfect Web Browser for $3 (Reg. $5), AmpliTube for iPad for $5 (Reg. $20) and more:

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