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The Xmas & New Year PowerPack – 11 apps to supercharge your 2020 [sponsor]

You may have noticed that the Xmas & New Year’s PowerPack was a recommended item on the monster list of Christmas & New Year’s deals — well, after publishing that list, the developer reached out to sponsor MDM Deals and I’m so glad he did, because there’s some really great items in this bundle that you don’t want to miss:

  • Aeon Timeline – The timeline tool for creative writing, project and case management. Normally $50, now 50% off
  • Tumult Hype 4 – Create. Animate. HTML5. Standard Edition. Normally $50, now 50% off
  • Unclutter – Files, Notes & Clipboard Manager for Mac. Normally $20, now 50% off
  • TaskPaper 3 – Plain text to-do lists for Mac. Normally $25, now 50% off
  • Better Zip 4 – The Next Generation of Archiving. Normally $25, now 50% off
  • Sip – Color Picker & Organizer for Mac. Normally $10, now 50% off
  • Permute 3 – The easiest to use media converter. Normally $15, now 50% off
  • Path Finder 9 – File Manager for macOS. Normally $36, now 50% off
  • Mosaic Pro – Effortlessly resize and re-position windows on your Mac. Normally $30, now 50% off
  • Default Folder X – Enhanced Open and Save dialogs for macOS. Normally $35, now 50% off
  • HyperFocus – The Distraction Blocker for macOS. Normally $15, now 50% off

Not only is each individual app in the bundle 50% off–already a great deal–but if you buy the entire bundle, you get $311 worth of apps for just $64–that’s a whopping 79% off.

Supercharge your productivity in 2020 with the Xmas & New Year PowerPack. My thanks to the developers of this collection for sponsoring MDM Deals this week!

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MDM Deals 2.3 with support for iPadOS, better Reddit, 7 new channels, and more!

MDM2.3 Bundle of Joy

MDM Deals 2.3, “Bundle of Joy”

Any day now, my wife will give birth to our third son and I’ve been hard at work getting the rest of this update finished before our little bundle of joy arrives. After lots of effort, it’s here, featuring support for iPadOS, a better Reddit, refinements, movie improvements, 7 new channels to follow, and new ways to support MDM Deals!

Initial support for iPadOS!

Apple separated iPadOS from iOS this summer, and MDM Deals now supports this, separating iOS items from iPadOS items. Here’s what you’ll see new:

  • Support for iPadOS channels/filters
  • New RSS options!
    • iOS & iPadOS RSS feed – This includes all items that can run on iOS OR iPadOS. This is the RSS feed to use if you have an iPhone & iPad
    • iPadOS RSS feed – This will subscribe you to all apps that run on iPadOS, including universal iOS apps. This is the RSS feed to use if you only have an iPad and what to see all apps that can run on it.
    • iPadOS exclusive RSS feed – this will subscribe you to apps that ONLy run on iPadOS (excludes “universal” iOS apps). This is an RSS feed to use if you only care about apps that only run on iPad

Note: Apple’s change means that following an iOS channel will no longer include iPad-exclusive apps that do not run on iPhone. I’m working on creating new options so you can get deals all in one place if you own an iPhone and iPad, but it’s pretty complex to do that. In the meantime, the “all deal” options will always include both!

Movie improvements

I dug into the data on movies and found out that none of you buy movies when they’re $9.99 per film. As a result, I will publish deals when the price per film is less than $9.99, unless it’s a movie that never goes on sale or a really fantastic film. You should see fewer movies going forward–but what you see should interest you more.

Also, there’s a new RSS feed if all you care about is movie bundles. Subscribe to the Movie Bundle only RSS feed here.

A better Reddit

The largest community of fans are over on Reddit, so I’ve worked hard to make it a better experience. Here’s the improvements you’ll see!

  • Everything should look and read better, with the addition of an invisible ASCII character that will prevent the sentences from being all smooshed together.
  • r/moviedeals now has some gorgeous banner artwork
  • Find exactly the subreddit for you with a new Reddit page that shows all the options
  • Each subreddit now has better links to finding other subs, supporting MDM Deals, and more

New subreddits!

  • r/MDMDeals_alt – All the deals, but with flair so you can filter exactly what you want. An alternative view of r/MDMDeals
  • Subs that filter by OS type:
    • r/iOSdeals – All deals for iOS, both apps and games (excludes Mac, iPadOS, movies)
    • r/MacOSDeals – All deals for the Mac & macOS (excludes movies, iOS, iPadOS)
    • r/iPadOSDeals – All deals for iPad, including iPad-exclusive and iOS-universal app
    • r/iOSandiPadOSDeals – All deals for iPhone & iPad (excludes Mac, movies)
  • Subs that filter deals by kind of deal:
    • r/AppDeals – Just apps for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS (excludes games & movies)
    • r/iOSappdeals – Just apps for iOS (excludes Mac, games, & movies)
    • r/iosgamedeals – Just games for iOS (excludes apps, Mac, movies)
    • r/moviedeals – Just movies (excludes iOS, iPadOS, & Mac deals)
  • Interested in another kind of filtered subreddit? Let me know and I’ll see what I can do!

7 new ways to follow MDM Deals (& improvements to existing)

One of what makes MDM Deals different from other sites is I don’t make you come to my site every day to get the best deals–instead, I publish deals nearly everywhere so that you can get deals coming to you, no matter where on the internet you call home. MDM Deals 2.3 is no exception and comes with new places to get deals!

Improved channels

  • Apple News – The most elegant way to get deals. I’ve added channels for iPadOS Deals, iOS & iPadOS Deals, App Deals, Game Deals, and iOS & Mac Deals
  • Pinterest – My fastest-growing community. I’ve added boards for iOS Deals, iPadOS Deals, Mac Deals, Game Deals, and App Deals

Brand new channels

flipboard-iconFlipboard – The brilliantly designed digital magazine now supports MDM Deals, with magazine options for All Deals, iOS, iPad, Mac, Movie, Game, & App Deals

Hangouts-IconGoogle Hangouts* – The group chat by Google, now with a MDM Deals group chat channel for your convenience. Deals delivered once a day.

kakaotalk-iconKakaoTalk* – One of the most popular messenger apps worldwide, now with a MDM Deals group to find the deals you want.  Deals delivered once a day; notifications available.

Viber-iconViber* – Good ole’ Viber, now with a MDM Deals group for getting deals once a day delivered to you. Set up notifications so you never miss another deal!

Kik-iconKik* – Recently resuscitated from an untimely end, Kik is back and after tons of work, MDM Deals supports it. Deals are delivered once a day.

JioChat-iconJioChat* – Popular in India, but useful around the world, now with a MDM Deals group where deals come in once a day.

Voxer-iconVoxer* – Not just for voice messages, you can join this MDM Deals group to get deals coming to you once a day via text.

*Because there is no way to automate these channels, I publish to them manually. If more than 5 people use the channel, I’ll keep them–but if not, it’s not worth the time to manual post there.

Other refinements

  • RSS subscribers rejoice! Feeds will look much better with the introduction of an invisible ASCII character instead of spaces. The result will be a nice visual break between title and content, whereas it was all smooshed together before
  • The “Download on the App Store/iTunes” logos have much higher quality AND Mac apps now tell you if it’s on the Mac App Store. Looks way better if I do say so myself

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Old download image (left); new on the right

One more thing…

Phew, that was a lot, but there’s one thing more! Since Apple ended the affiliate program, I’ve relied even more on readers like you to support MDM Deals and its continued development. Until now, though, the only way to do that was via a Patreon monthly pledge, but not everyone likes a monthly charges. I get it. That’s why I’m excited MDM Deals is now on Buy Me a Coffee!

This site is coffee-developed and coffee-fueled (in fact, I’ve got a mocha frappe with me right now). If I’ve saved you money or help you discover an app, would you buy me a coffee?

BMAC

Thanks so much for following and for your support!

Mark

MDM Deals 2.2 released with support for nine new channels including WhatsApp, Flickr, Discord, and more!

Hey everyone,

I have been SUPER hard at work the last month or so working on MDM Deals 2.2 (codenamed “cheesegrater with wheels”) and I’m excited to release it to you all today! One of the principles that guides me in creating MDM Deals is that I want it to be as seamless as possible for you to get deals–that means publishing them to every social network or channel that presents a good experience and which is technically and financially possible.

There’s a ton of social networks out there–in fact, my list of possible channels for MDM Deals started with over 100 different apps and social networks. Unfortunately, many of them were financially or technically viable for MDM Deals (and some are ones I simply don’t want to support), so I whittled it down a few dozens channels–many of them are in development, but I’m excited to announce that nine new channels are ready for release today–along with updates to five former channels. That means that, altogether, MDM Deals now publishes to twenty-five different channels (so there’s no excuse to not be subscribed somewhere. I mean, seriously).

With no further adieu, here are the nine new channels and five updated channels!

Brand new channels!

WhatsApp_LogoWhatsApp

Join the MDM Deals chat group where you receive one message a day that contains all the deals publish that day. It’s secure, neat, and easy, with custom notifications you can set so you never miss a deal as it comes in. Join the WhatsApp group!

Flickr Flickr

The popular photo-sharing service now has a MDM Deals channel! See beautiful app logos, movie artwork, and descriptions alongside the other artists in your stream. Follow the Flickr channel!

Discord-Logo-Color Discord

Not just for gaming chat, you can join the MDM Deals community to see deals each day in Discord’s beautiful text chat window (no voice…for now?). Join the Discord channel today!

imageFacebook Group

I’ve long had a MDM Deals Facebook Page, but I’m not excited to say there is a MDM Deals Group, a more intimate (and reliable) way of being notified about the same deals on the MDM Deals page. Join the Facebook group today!

whaller_logoWhaller

The rising social network without the problems of the bigger ones. MDM Deals has its own sphere that you can join–you’ll be invited to join after you click to join the MDM Deals Whaller sphere!

Flock-LogoFlock

The Slack competitor that’s simpler and cleaner. If you’re already on a Flock team, add MDM Deals to get the deals coming to you there as well! Join MDM Deals on Flock!

groupme-logoGroupMe

The group-chat-focused app is now a place where you can get MDM Deals coming to you automatically each day, right alongside your other chats. Join MDM Deals on GroupMe!

ChatworkChatwork

While focused on workplace chat, Chatwork makes it easy to follow multiple groups, so if you use Chatwork, join the MDM Deals group to see deals alongside your existing chats! Join MDM Deals on Chatwork!

Fleep-logoFleep

A simple and elegant group chat where you can see MDM Deals coming in alongside your existing chats, complete with app logos and previews of links. Join MDM Deals on Fleep!

Updated channels:

Below are channels that have been around, but I’ve recently made updates to improve them. If you’re using these services and haven’t followed MDM Deals on them yet, it’s time to give them another look!

Telegram-logoTelegram

Now with improved, bold titles, hashtags, and a cleaner interface–and still with it’s encrypted chat and custom notifications, Telegram is an even better place to follow MDM Deals. Join the Telegram chat!

Mastodon-logoMastodon

One of the newest channels to MDM Deals, it’s one I’m proud to support for its community ownership and privacy focus. Your data isn’t collected, doesn’t go to privacy-destroying companies, and won’t be used to sell ads to you. Follow MDM Deals on Mastodon!

Line-logoLine

If you use Line, make sure to join the MDM Deals group on Line where you can be notified as deals come in. It’s been updated so deals come in more regularly and reliably, in the background. Join MDM Deals on Line!

Pinterest-logoPinterest

One of the more popular MDM Deals channels has just been upgraded to get deals more reliably and regularly. You can still sign up to follow just the boards you want and filter out the rest. Follow MDM Deals on Pinterest!

Tumblr-logoTumblr

Porn is gone from Tumblr (yay), but MDM Deals remains–now with improvements to get deals there more reliably and faster (sorry about those gaps in coverage)! Follow the MDM Deals Tumblr!

Giveaway: Apollo, a Reddit client beautifully designed for iPhone [sponsor]

Apollo

There’s a bajillion Reddit apps on iOS and when I first started using Reddit, I tried–and paid–for bunches of them. They stunk. Some were just plain ugly, others made common actions difficult, and still others felt like an Android app masquerading as an iOS app. My search ended when I found Apollo, an absolutely delightful, beautifully designed Reddit client that feels right at home on iOS. Read on about Apollo–and how to win Apollo Ultra for life absolutely free!

The difference between a good app and a great app is in its design–not just how it looks, but how it works. Apollo is beautifully designed, not just that looks and feels right on iPhone–no surprise, given that its developer used to work for Apple!–but also that it works seamlessly and intuitively, especially for common actions you do browsing Reddit. Seriousy–Reddit on Apollo is better than Reddit anywhere else. Here’s just a few things I love:

Votes and comments. Voting and commenting–so central to Reddit–are areas where Apollo shines. Customizable gestures means you can upvote, downvote, or comment with just a swipe. Fast and easy. Even better, color-code comments so you don’t get lost in threads–and set custom actions to collapse comments and threads with just a tap. It is SO great to tap and collapse an entire comment thread. Beautiful.

Apollo screenshot
Apollo’s navigation tabs and customizable gestures (left), favorite sub switching via Jump Bar (center), and lightning-fast sub search via Jump Bar (right)

Fast navigation. Apollo puts your most-used items just a tap away, with tabs at the bottom to see posts, inbox, profile, search, and settings–and a Jump Bar at the top to switch between Reddits with ease. I love how I can set favorite subreddits and get to them with a single tap and it’s lightning fast subreddit search, getting you the sub you want with just a few letters.

There’s more I could say–like its gorgeous Dark Mode, baked-in accessibility, ad-free display–but really, you should just download and use Apollo for free. Unlock the Pro version for a few bucks to get bunches of custom icons, fully customizable gestures (highly recommend!), and other cool features. I’m a Pro customer and it’s well worth it.

And just for MDM Deals fans, the developer is sponsoring a giveaway of 4 Apollo Ultra lifelong subscriptions! Ultra gives you all the Pro features, as well as realtime notifications, app theming, custom icons, and more! 4 lucky winners will get this for life!

Two winners will be from among the thousands of MDM Deal fans–enter the contest for free.  Another two codes will go to the much smaller group of MDM Deal Patrons. Support MDM Deals on Patreon for just a buck and immediately improve your odds of winning by about 200%. If you’ve been on the fence about a patronship, there’s never been a better time to join!

My thanks to Apollo–the delightful, beautifully designed Reddit client–for supporting  MDM Deals.

Beta testers needed!

I’m hard at work on MDM Deals 2.2 which will greatly expand the channels where you can subscribe to deals, but I’m in need of some beta testers. I’d greatly appreciate your help before I launch these new channels! If you are willing, go to the MDM Deals beta page, use the password MDMbeta to log in, and sign up for one of the services I’m testing!

10% off a $50 App Store & iTunes Gift Card

 

 

 

10% off a $50 App Store & iTunes Gift Card

Get a $50 iTunes & App Store Gift Card for just $45 at Best Buy—plus it comes with a free 3-month subscription to Apple Music

Get it today!

Win a free copy of Open In Webmail as part of this week’s sponsorship! Open In Webmail makes your Mac open email (mailto:) links in your webmail service of choice — works with Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Office365, Fastmail, Zoho, AOL, and Yandex. Read why I love the app and how you can win it today!

My thanks to Open In Webmail for supporting MDM Deals.

 

Want to see app giveaways every week (& improve your odds of winning?) Help MDM Deals hit it’s Patreon goals and that will become reality!

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$100 App Store Gift card from PayPal, 15% off, $100 ↘️ $85

 

 

 

$100 App Store Gift card from PayPal, 15% off, $100 ↘️ $85

Great way to save 15% on all purchases from the App Store & iTunes, including Apple Music, iCloud, News+, & more! Get it delivered via email from PayPal

Get it today!

Less than four hours left on a discounted TextExpander in the Spring Bundle from Bundle Hunt. I highly recommend it! Move fast and don’t miss out!

 

Check out the MDM Deals subreddit where you can see which deals get upvoted. Subscribe to r/MDMdeals today!

$100 iTunes & App Store Gift Card, 15% off, ↘️ $85

 

$100 iTunes & App Store Gift Card, 15% off, ↘️ $85

Get a $100 iTunes & App Store Gift Card for just $85, saving you 15% off all apps, iCloud storage, Apple Music, subscriptions, & everything else. It’s on sale via eBay, from PayPal, with direct digital delivery.

Offer now expired.

Get it today!

There’s just days left to get all apps on discount in the Spring Bundle from Bundle Hunt. I highly recommend a bunch of the apps, but the deals are ending soon, so get your bundle today!

MDM Deals is on Instagram, where you can see app logos & movie cover art! Follow it today!

$100 iTunes & App Store Gift Card

 

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 Here’s how to get a $100 iTunes gift card up to 14% off! Unfortunately this deal is only good for new US customers at Raise.com. Raise is having a Memorial Day sale, so part of this for all US residents!

1. Sign up for a new account at Raise using this link and get a free $5 (new customers only).

2. Come back here and click this link to purchase cards with code RAISE75AF. That gives you a discount of $5 off an order or $75 or more (new customers only).

Update: Raise is having a Memorial Day sale. Use code MDW to save an extra 5% of your entire order

Since a $100 card is already $96 (4% off), an extra $10 discount takes the price down to $86, for a total of 14% off! This is a great way to save 14% off things that never go on sale (Apple Music, iCloud, etc) and everything else on iTunes and the App Store!

Get it today!

There’s a new blog post up that details the behind-the-scenes is how I fixed the deals that sometimes went up without an app name, logo, price, or link. It’s pretty cool if I say so myself. Check it out!

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