productivity Stories June 14, 2016

Be productive while you’re getting in shape using the FitDesk v2.0 Desk Exercise Bike for $200 shipped (Reg. $300+)

Amazon offers the FitDesk v2.0 Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar for $199.99 shipped. That’s more than $100 under the original listing, $5 below our previous mention, within a couple dollars of the Amazon all-time low and the best price we can find.

It’s time to get something done while you’re working out. It features a digital tracking meter (mileage, calories, time, etc…) high velocity flywheel, non-slip grips, back seat extender/adjustment and more. More details below. Rated 4+ stars from over 1,100 Amazon customers.

Head over to our deal hub for all the best sports/fitness deals.

productivity Stories July 21, 2015

If you don’t have time to read the essential books in your life, Blinkist summarizes great non-fiction titles for quicker access to big ideas. It is kind of like a digital Cliff Notes. For a limited time, 9to5Toys Specials has a one-year subscription for $30.

Blinkist’s library has been carefully curated to bring together the great minds of business, marketing, psychology, and more. It contains over one thousand “blinks” — brief summaries which condense the key insights from the full text of each book into a fifteen-minute read. You can enjoy blinks on iOS, Android, Kindle, and on desktop via Blinkist’s web app. You can also collect your favorite titles into a private library, highlight snippets, and save content to Evernote. Alternatively, you can listen to audio versions via the apps. The service adds forty new blinks every month, so you shouldn’t run out of interesting content.

  • Get unlimited access to a collection of 1000+ books
  • Listen to works in audiobooks format for convenience and variety
  • Access 40 new titles each month
  • Highlight and save snippets of text you find interesting
  • Use Evernote to sync and store your snippets
  • Build a private library of works viewable offline
  • Send books to your Kindle and read them from there
  • Also available on audio

This deals takes 62% off the price of a one-year subscription – add to cart now.

productivity 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.

productivity Stories July 31, 2014

expiredReaddle iOS apps up to 70% off: Scanner Pro $3, PDF Expert 5 $5, Calendars 5 $3, more

Readdle, one of the premiere app developers for iOS, is celebrating its 7th Birthday by discounting each of its apps up to 70% off. All of Readdle’s offerings are geared towards helping you be more productive on your iPhone or iPad.

One of our favorite apps from the bunch is Scanner Pro. It makes it easy to digitally save paper documents and receipts in the highest quality possible:

…special algorithms remove shadows, make scans sharper, correct perspective and make them as readable as possible.

Here’s the breakdown of all the deals:

productivity Stories May 1, 2014

expired‘Notability’ for iPhone and iPad goes FREE for the first time ever (Reg. $2.99)

Notability has been one of the top iOS productivity apps since 2011 and for the first time ever it’s available as a free download. As a pricing comparison, it has previously sold for $2.99-$4.99. Notability is “a powerful note-taker on iPad and iPhone: sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, record a lecture, jot travel notes, or teach a class.”

It has garnered a 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,898 ratings on the App Store since its inception and was dubbed an Editors’ Choice by Apple.

productivity Stories September 11, 2013

Save 80% on the powerful iOS document editing app, iAnnotate PDF

This is a good week for productivity apps on iOS. First Apple announces that they are making five of their iWork / iLife apps free and now Branchfire is taking 80% off their powerful PDF editing app. You can pick up a copy of iAnnotate PDF for just $2. This app retails for $10 and has only been priced this low one time before and that was nearly a year ago. This special pricing ends Friday September 13th at 1PM Eastern.

In addition to PDF files, iAnnote can also view, mark up, and share PowerPoint, Word and images. This iPad app can be in invaluable tool in the classroom or in the boardroom for users who are looking to be more efficient notetakers. It allows quick access to your files on the go by syncing with Dropbox, Google Drive, and other cloud storage services. All annotated PDF files are completely compatible with Adobe Acrobat or Mac Preview. Other features include new PDF creation, keyword search and continuous vertical scrolling.

productivity Stories July 14, 2013

Free Android productivity apps: Docs To Go, WiFi File Explorer PRO, Splashtop Remote Desktop, more


Update: Sold out!  Don’t miss out next time.  Follow 9to5Toys for all the latest deals… TwitterRSS FeedFacebook

The Amazon Appstore for Android  is offering 7 powerful productivity apps for free, a total collective savings of $54.  Titles include: Documents To Go, WiFi File Explorer, Splashtop Remote Desktop/HD,PrinterShare Mobile Print, Tasks N Todos Pro, and Spacedraw Key.  Deal ends tonight.

productivity Stories June 19, 2013

Readdle’s Calendars+ for iOS goes free for the first time ever (Reg. $7)


Update: Sold out!  Don’t miss out next time.  Follow 9to5Toys for all the latest deals… TwitterRSS FeedFacebook

Today only, Readdle is offering their popular productivity app, Calendars+, free for the first time ever.  A total savings of $7 off the retail price.  Calendars+ simplifies your workflow “thanks to the unique interface you can move events simply with Drag & Drop, navigate quickly between dates, change event time, repeat schedule and reminders rapidly with custom keyboards.” As an added bonus, the beautifully flat design of this app will fit in well with iOS7.

Over 8,200 iTunes users rate this universal app an impressive 4 stars.

productivity Stories November 8, 2012

We just covered the launch of the popular Mac productivity app over at 9to5Mac, but we wanted to be sure you don’t miss out on the launch day special pricing.  For a limited time Clear for Mac is only $6.99, a 50% savings.

Life is messy. Keep it together with Clear, the amazing app for list-keeping that is unbelievably simple, quick and satisfying to use.

Clear for Mac stores your lists in iCloud so you can use them on your Mac, or on the go using Clear for iPhone*.

Clear is designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind and works great with any list you throw at it!

Try it with a: • Personal todo list • Shopping list • Quick notes list for phone numbers and things • List of movies to watch, or books to read • Guest list for that party • Bucket list for those big life goals

We became obsessed with how to simplify our lives without adding clutter… Our solution is Clear.

productivity Stories November 2, 2012

As one of its daily deals, Best Buy is offering Microsoft Office Home and Student 2011 for Mac for only $69.99. That is a total savings of $50 off the retail price of $119.99.

Office for Mac 2011 is here to help you do more with your Mac, your way. Use familiar applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to help you take your ideas further. And since Office for Mac is compatible with Office for Windows, you can work on documents with virtually anyone on a Mac or PC.

productivity Stories October 11, 2012

The popular iPhone productivity app, Clear, is temporarily on sale for 99 cents. This app has been a hit since the day it launched and now it supports the iPhone 5 Retina screen. Here’s your chance to grab this app for a fraction of the cost. Use the direct download link below to cash in on these savings.

iPhone Productivity App, Clear, now only 99 cents

Life is messy. Keep it together with Clear, an amazing new app for list-keeping that is unbelievably simple, quick and satisfying to use.

Clear is designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind and works great with any list you throw at it!

Try it with a: • Personal todo list • Shopping list • Quick notes list for phone numbers and things • List of movies to watch, or books to read • Guest list for that party • Bucket list for those big life goals

productivity Stories October 8, 2012

Stacksocial is offering a bundle of Mac productivity apps valued at $1,209 for only $50.  Each of the 11 apps have been handpicked by the Stacksocial staff and include apps to help your eBay business, edit PDF files, be more efficient within Mac Mail, and so much more.  The Mac is already one of the most productive personal computers on the market and with these apps you’ll get even more done. The deal is valid for only another 4 days, so act now.  The full list of apps are as follows:

  • Kinemac ($299) – Animate everything in 3D real time animation.
  • MoneyWell ($50) – Powerful proactive budgeting for all your financing needs.
  • Printopia ($20) – Print to any computer using your mobile phone.
  • PDFClerk Pro ($50) – A powerful PDF editor.
  • MailTags 3 ($30) – Tame your email by tagging your mail.
  • GarageSale ($40) – The all-in-one eBay tool for Mac OS X.
  • Interarchy ($40) – The better way to FTP.
  • SitePoint Ebook Bundle ($59) – Two bestselling Ebooks on JQuery and CSS.
  • Impressionist UI Package ($149) – Over 300 elements for web design.
  • ThemeSpectrum ($196) – 4 Premium Responsive WP Themes – Your Choice.
  • Tokokoo ($276) – 4 WordPress Themes – Your Choice.

productivity Stories October 5, 2012

The universal app, Smart Office 2, is free for a limited time. The app typically sells for $9.99.

“View, create, edit and share Microsoft Office documents on your iPhone or iPad.”

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