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Table of Contents

My top 10

iOS apps

Mac apps

Services

Movies

Other


My top 10 (updated regularly)

  • Amazon iTunes gift cards on sale 15% with promo code iTunes15. That means you can get $100 for just $85 — HIGHLY recommend you stock up for the rest of the year!
  • Due – Reminders & Timers – never forget anything again w/ customizable timers/reminders that force you to do what you need; use it, love it, highly recommend it 👍🏼👍🏼; syncs with Mac app (also on sale) over 2k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings, 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • Alto’s Adventure – super fun & engaging award winning endless runner; so much more fun than it looks in screenshots; 👍🏼👍🏼; over 8k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 80% off, $4.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Monument Valley 2 – the sequel to the runaway hit, with mind & reality bending puzzles; HIGHLY recommend; over 2k 4 ⭐️ ratings; 60% off, $4.99 ↘️ $1.99!
  • Unclutter – Files, Notes and Clipboard Manager – store files, notes, & clipboard history in a drop-down shelf; love this app, well-designed; HIGHLY recommend ; over 270 4.5 ⭐️ ratings, 50% off, $9.99 ↘️ $4.99!
  • Fantastical 2 for iPhone – my favorite calendar for its natural language input & beautiful design; 👍🏼👍🏼; over 5k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings, 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99! Also on sale is Fantastical 2 for iPad and Fantastical 2 for Mac!
  • Soulver – fantastic calculator crossed w/ a scratchpad; highly recommend; over 460 4.5 ⭐️ ratings, 33% off, $2.99 ↘️ $1.99!
  • Pixelmator – hands down the best graphics editor on Mac; HIGHLY recommended; over 4k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings50% off, $29.99 ↘️ $14.99!
  • Robinhood – Apple Design Award-winning app that gives you 100% free stock market trading; I use it for all my investing and HIGHLY recommend it. Get a free stock up to $200 just for signing up.
  • Soulver – fantastic calculator crossed w/ a scratchpad; highly recommend; over 460 4.5 ⭐️ ratings, 33% off, $2.99 ↘️ $1.99!

iOS apps


iOS Productivity & Utility apps

  • 🆕 Opener – open links in apps of your choice rather than iOS defaults; over 100 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $1.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • 🆕 Be Focused Pro – great app to stay focused by breaking tasks into pieces & timing each one w/ built-in breaks; syncs with Mac app (also on sale) to keep you on track wherever you go; over 740 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $1.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Screens VNC – the BEST way to remotely access your Mac, no question; over 870 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 25% off, $19.99↘️$14.99! Mac app also on sale
  • Due – Reminders & Timers – never forget anything again w/ customizable timers/reminders that force you to do what you need; use it, love it, highly recommend it 👍🏼👍🏼; syncs with Mac app (also on sale) over 2k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings, 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • DEVONthink To Go – powerful organizer of any & all information, w/ sync to Mac app (also on sale); over 730 4 ⭐️ ratings; 27% off, $14.99 ↘️ $10.99!
  • Just Press Record – simple digital recording w/ iCkoud sync & record on Apple Watch; over 420 4 ⭐️ ratings; 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • TextGrabber 6 – Real-Time OCR – real OCR & text capture; over 1k 4 ⭐️ ratings; 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • Widget Calendar – handy calendar for your Widget area; over 220 4 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $1.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Fantastical 2 for iPhone – my favorite calendar for its natural language input & beautiful design; 👍🏼👍🏼; over 5k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!
    iOS productivity & utilities
  • Fantastical 2 for iPad – beautifully designed w/ natural language input for fast creation of events; 👍🏼👍🏼; over 970 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $9.99 ↘️ $4.99!
  • Soulver – fantastic calculator crossed w/ a scratchpad; highly recommend; over 460 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 33% off, $2.99 ↘️ $1.99!
  • Tweetbot 4 for Twitter – the best Twitter client; HIGHLY recommend it for its timeline sync & powerful mute filters; over 10k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $9.99 ↘️ $4.99!
  • Acorns – Make your investing easy & automated through investing your change & getting discounts on retailers including Apple. An app I use & recommend. Get $5 invested for free when you sign up today!
  • Robinhood– Apple Design Award-winning app that gives you 100% free stock market trading; I use it for all my investing and HIGHLY recommend it. Get a free stock up to $200 just for signing up.
  • Square – The best-designed app out there for transferring money to friends & family; highly recommend. Get $5 just for signing up today!
  • Day One Journal – Apple Design Award winning journal & one I use & love; HIGHLY recommended; over 17k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; $4.99 ↘️ free!
  • TapMeasure – AR utility – measure spaces & distances in AR; over 260 4 ⭐️ ratings; $1.99 ↘️ free!
  • Noizio– fantastic white noise generator; recommended; over 180 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; $0.99 ↘️ free!
  • Printer Pro – a better way to print from your iOS devices; over 16k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 57% off, $6.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • Scanner Pro – the best scanner app out there, w/ auto-page defection & capture; HIGHLY recommended; over 34k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 25% off, $3.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • Calendars 5 by Readdle – powerful high quality calendar; over 26k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $5.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • PDF Expert by Readdle – the hands-down BEST PDF editor/manager on iOS; 👍🏼👍🏼; over 16k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $9.99 ↘️ $4.99!

iOS Education & Information apps

  • 🆕 Runtastic Squats Trainer PRO – health & Fitness; over 1k 5 ⭐️ ratings; $1.99 ↘️ free!
  • NOAA Radar Pro, interactive radar weather maps; over 30k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 40% off, $4.99↘️$2.99!
  • SkySafari 5 – find constellations & stars just by pointing your device at the sky; over 120 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 67% off, $2.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Dr. Seuss’s ABC – Read & Learn – read & Learn book to help kids learn ABC’s; over 2k 4.5 ⭐️  ratings; 60% off, $4.99 ↘️ $1.99!


iOS Photography & Graphics apps

  • Relight – a camera that intelligently captures better photos, particularly in HDR situations; over 340 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 40% off, $4.99↘️$2.99!
  • Linea – Sketch Simply – brilliant app for sketches & drawing, w/ Apple Pen support; HIGHLY recommended; over 110 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 11% off, $8.99 ↘️ $7.99!
  • LongScreen – easily merge screenshots side by side or vertically, or add device frames to screenshots; HIGHLY recommended; 80% off, $4.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Snapthread – merge & combine Live Photo’s into short video montages; avg 5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $1.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Afterlight – edit photos with beautiful filters & textures; over 14k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; $0.99 ↘️ free!

iOS Games

  • 🆕 Iron Marines – newest game from the makers of Kingdom Rush, w/ over 10k 5 ⭐️ ratings; 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • Alto’s Adventure – super fun & engaging award winning endless runner; so much more fun than it looks in screenshots; 👍🏼👍🏼; over 8k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 80% off, $4.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Severed – 2017 Apple Design Award winner & iPad Game of the Year winner; 👍🏼👍🏼; over 1k 5 ⭐️ ratings; 57% off, $6.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • Monument Valley 2 – the sequel to the runaway hit, with mind & reality bending puzzles; HIGHLY recommend; over 2k 4 ⭐️ ratings; 60% off, $4.99 ↘️ $1.99!
  • Framed 2 – the sequel to the award winning game; change the frame, change the story; over 110 4 ⭐️ ratings; 60% off, $4.99 ↘️ $1.99!
  • Crashlands – story driven crafting RPG; over 1k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 57% off, $6.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • Prune – Apple iPad Game of the year award winner (available on iPhone too); over 740 4 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $3.99 ↘️ $1.99!
  • Shadowmatic – beautiful Apple Design Award winning puzzler; over 6k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $3.99 ↘️ $1.99!
  •  Deus Ex: The Fall – story based RPG action game w/ over 6k 4 ⭐️ ratings; 80% off, $4.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Hitman GO – turn based strategy game w/ over 8k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 80% off, $4.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  •  Bastion – RPG winner of Best of App Store; over 14k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 60% off, $4.99 ↘️ $1.99!
  • Lara Croft GO – Apple iPhone Game of the Year; over 6k 5 ⭐️ ratings; 80% off, $4.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Mini Metro – a Best of App Store award winning game w/ over 6k 5 ⭐️ ratings; 👍🏼👍🏼; 60% off, $4.99 ↘️ $1.99!
  • D&D Lords of Waterdeep – fantastic game of strategy, great fun, 👍🏼👍🏼; over 1k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $9.99 ↘️ $4.99!
  • Room Three – escape from the room by solving gorgeous puzzles; over 25k 5 ⭐️ ratings; 20% off, $4.99 ↘️ $3.99!
  • Trivia Crack (No Ads) – the smash hit trivia game w/ over 82k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 66% off, $2.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Badland – Apple Design Award winning game w/ over 21k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 67% off, $2.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Agent A: A puzzle in disguise – part mystery, part spy; game w/ over 2k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 60% off, $4.99 ↘️ $1.99!
  • Infinity Blade – the epic game that started them all, w/ over 326k 5 ⭐️ ratings; 83% off, $5.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Infinity Blade II – sword game w/ over 153k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 83% off, $5.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Infinity Blade III – the epic conclusion to the series, w/ over 38k 4 ⭐️ ratings; 86% off, $6.99 ↘️ $0.99!
  • Transistor – High energy adventure RPG; over 1k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!

Mac apps


Mac Productivity & Utility apps

  • Setapp [sponsor] – Get access to dozens of great productivity apps–like Unclutter, Gemini, CleanMyMac, iStat Menus, & more–all for one low monthly price. Download it toady for free or read more about it!
  • 🆕 Crossover – easily run Windows apps on your Mac; 50% off, $60 ↘️ $30
  • 🆕 MonthlyCal – a nice little month calendar for your notification widget; avg 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; $0.99 ↘️ free!
  • 🆕 Be Focused Pro – stay focused & be productive w/ timed tasks & goal tracking; syncs with iOS app (also on sale); over 2k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 60% off, $4.99 ↘️ $1.99!
    Mac productivity
  • WiFi Signal – monitor & diagnose Wi-Fi quality from your menu bar; over 230 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • iFi Explorer – scan monitor, & troubleshoot Wi-Fi networks; great for system administrators; over 620 5 ⭐️ ratings; 30% off, $19.99 ↘️ $13.99!
  • Screens 4 – the best way to access your Mac remotely; 27% off, $29.99 ↘️ $21.99! iOS app also on sale.
  • Unibox – an approach to email that unifies messages by person; over 520 4 ⭐️ ratings; 69% off, $15.99 ↘️ $4.99!
  • Little Snitch – discover & approve/deny all network activity on your Mac; 50% off, $45 ↘️ $22.50!
  • Unclutter – Files, Notes and Clipboard Manager – store files, notes, & clipboard history in a drop-down shelf; love this app, well-designed; HIGHLY recommend ; over 270 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $9.99 ↘️ $4.99!
  • Mind Vector– Mind Mapping, Brainstorming & Visual Thinking; 50% off, $9.99 ↘️ $4.99!
  • Due — Reminders, Countdown Timers – be reminded of critical tasks & be repeatedly reminded until you do them; syncs w/ iOS app (also on sale); over 180 4 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $9.99 ↘️ $4.99!
  • DEVONthink – powerful “junk drawer” organizer for any & all information; w/ sync to iOS app (also on sale); 26% off, $49.99 ↘️ $36.99!
  • Just Press Record – easy digital recording, transcribing, w/ iCkoud sync to iOS & Apple Watch app;; 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • Expressions – powerful RegEx tester & builder; avg 4 ⭐️ ratings; 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • Workspaces – set up workspaces for each project & recreate files, apps, & even emails for each; avg 5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $7.99 ↘️ $3.99!
  • Copied – powerful clipboard manager w/ history & sync to iOS app; over 220 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 38% off, $7.99 ↘️ $4.99!
  • Daisy Disk – Fantastic app to give you a global visual perspective of what’s taking up hard drive space & how you can reduce it; use promo code: BLACKFRIDAY17 to get the deal 40% off, $9.99 ↘️ $5.99!
  • TextExpander– Save hours of time by typing a small snippet & auto-expanding it into an entire document w/ fill-in snippets & more; this is one of my most used, favorite, & most highly recommend apps. 30% off a year-long subscription, savings of $144.
  • Fantastical 2 – a better Mac calendar, w/ powerful natural language event creation; over 1k 4 ⭐️ ratings; 20% off, $49.99 ↘️ $39.99!
  • Command Tab Plus – A better & more powerful app switcher than Apple’s; use promo code BLACKFRIDAYDMILL to get it 50% off, $10 ↘️ $5
  • 2Do – powerful task manager; over 1k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $49.99 ↘️ $24.99! Mac Productivity & Utilities
  • popCalendar – simple calendar for your menu bar; recommended; over 180 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 40% off, $4.99 ↘️ $2.99!
  • PDF Expert – Edit and Sign PDF – powerful app to manage, edit, & sign PDFs; over 1k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 33% off, $59.99 ↘️ $39.99!
  • iStat Menus – An advanced system monitor in your menu bar; 44% off,  $19.99 ↘️  $9.99
  • Paste 2 – an excellent clipboard/copy & paste manager w/ clipboard history; over 460 5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $9.99 ↘️ $4.99!

Mac Education & Information apps

  • Earth 3D – beautifully stunning interactive images of earth form outer space; over 1k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 67% off, $2.99 ↘️ $0.99!


Mac Photography & Graphics apps

  • Luminar – Powerful & beautifully designed photo editing software; $10 off with promo code MDM10, $69 ↘️ $59!
  • Pixave – a more powerful way to store photos than Apple’s Photos app; over 120 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 33% off, $14.99 ↘️ $9.99! Also has an iOS app.
  • Pixelmator – hands down the best graphics editor on Mac; HIGHLY recommended; over 4k 4.5 ⭐️ ratings; 50% off, $29.99 ↘️ $14.99!
  • Photolemur – make your photos absolutely stunning with artificial intelligence; dead-simple, one-touch controls; 15% off, $29 ↘️  $24.99, when you use the promo code MDMDeals15, plus get a free 30-day trial!


Mac Games

Services

  • 🆕 Backblaze – Unlimited, unthrottled, secure online & offsite backups for your Mac for just $5 a month. What I’ve used for years and highly recommend. Get one month free when you sign up today!
  • Robinhood– Apple Design Award-winning app that gives you 100% free stock market trading; I use it for all my investing and HIGHLY recommend it. 100% free, plus get a free stock up to $200 just for signing up.
  • Square – The best-designed app out there for transferring money to friends & family; highly recommend. Free to use, plus get $5 when you you send your first $5!

Movies

In no particular order. Apologies if not all sales are available in all regions 😞.

Other things


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