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Ten tips for surviving COVID home quarantines

Ten tips for surviving COVID home quarantines

A bunch of family & friends asked me how we lived through 6 months of enforced home quarantine — I wrote up my top 10 tips. Has nothing to do with deals, but I thought it valuable to share with you to help you out during this time.

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Affinity Photo, 50% off ↘️ $9.99!

Affinity Photo, 50% off ↘️ $9.99!

iPad App of The Year, an incredibly fast, powerful and immersive experience whether you are at home, in the studio, or on the move; highly recommended; 50% off, was $19.99, now $9.99!

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Affinity Designer, 50% off ↘️ $9.99!

Affinity Designer, 50% off ↘️ $9.99!

A powerful publishing app to create nearly anything you can think up; highly recommended; avg 4/5 stars (560+ ratings); 50% off, was $19.99, now $9.99!

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Puerto Rico HD, 75% off ↘️ $0.99!

Puerto Rico HD, 75% off ↘️ $0.99!

Experience one of the world’s most popular board games in stunning HD and with fast, crisp game play. Travel back in time to the days of colonial Spain and become one of Puerto Rico’s island governors; avg 4.5/5 stars (3,200+ ratings); 75% off, was $3.99, now $0.99!

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Inspire Pro, 50% off ↘️ $4.99!

Inspire Pro, 50% off ↘️ $4.99!

Meticulously designed to be beautifully powerful, and painstakingly engineered for iPad, Inspire Pro delivers an incredibly fast and realistic painting, drawing, and sketching experience; highly recommended; avg 4.5/5 stars (3,800+ ratings); 50% off, was $9.99, now $4.99!

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MDM Deals 2.6, with Tech Deals, Audiobook Deals, & more!

MDM Deals 2.6, with Tech Deals, Audiobook Deals, & more!

Check out the goodies in this update: Deals on tech hardware & accessories, audiobooks, & improvements to book deals!

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MDM Deals 2.6: Tech Deals and audiobooks!

Thanks to the coronavirus that has hit my city in Asia, my family has been in lockdown for the past few weeks–don’t worry, we’re safe (so far!)–but I’ve taken the extra time to update MDM Deals. Today I’m rolling out brand-new Tech Deals, support for Audiobook Deals, and updates to Book deals! Read on to learn more!

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Brand new! Tech Deals!

On last month’s survey, a vast majority of you said that you’d be interested on seeing deals for tech hardware & accessories, and I am excited to let you know that they are now here! These deals will start slowly as I build out my system, and I’m still rolling this out to all channels, but in the next week you should see tech deals slowly showing up in your feeds.

Guiding principles: There are millions of tech products and accessories and dozens of stores that sell them, so Tech Deals won’t even attempt to be as exhaustive or comprehensive in its coverage as App Deals, but there are still gems I run across each day that I’ll curate for you. Tech Deals will include discounts on things like Apple hardware, cases, cables, speakers, routers, chargers, etc.–basically things that someone in the Apple ecosystem would love and use (so not Samsung computers, Google Home devices, or Amazon Echo speakers).

Here’s new ways to follow or see Tech Deals

For those of you who said you’d buy me a coffee for adding in tech deals, well, here ya go!

New: Audiobook Deals

I’m excited to say that I will now be curating audiobook deals on the Apple Bookstore! This will automatically start showing up in your feeds this week. There aren’t nearly as many deals on audiobooks as books, so these will be more rare. For ways to see the deals, see below.

Updates to BookDeals!

BookDeals, announced in 2.5, are off to a great start, including one of my all-time favorite books. I’m still making tweaks to optimize, but BookDeals are now rolled out to all platforms. I’d love your feedback on how I can make BookDeals better!

Here’s some news for you:

As always, my goal is to serve you, helping you discover awesome apps, books, and gear and save money in the process. If I have served you, I’d love your support to keep this site up and running. You can do that one-time through Buy Me a Coffee or on an ongoing basis through Patreon. Both are awesome.

MDM Deals 2.5: The biggest change yet

The survey results are and I’ve been hard at work changing things in light of the results. Today I’m excited to announce the most significant change to MDM Deals to date–a change so big, in fact, that even the tagline of the website has changed. Ready? Drumroll please…

MDM Deals: Discover great deals on fantastic apps and books

Yup, that’s right: movies are gone and books are here. Read on to learn about 3 big changes to MDM Deals:

Bye bye movies

The survey results made abundantly clear that you weren’t so interested in movies. In fact, 80% of you said that you’d be happier without movies, so they’re gone. For the 5% of you who said you’d buy me a coffee for removing books, well…here ya go:

Hello, books

A significant majority of you said that you’d be interested in deals on ebooks–and so I’m excited to start curating ebooks this week! Ebooks will appear tonight on MDMDeals.com and I’ll be rolling them out to all 20+ channels over the course of the week. As always, I’ll do my best as I do to provide filtering options so you can ignore ebook deals if you like. Four other things to note as we get going:

eBook Store

I’ll be starting with Apple Books as they’re easiest for me to integrate in my system, but I’d love your feedback on where you buy your books.

Price

I picked the arbitrary price point of $7.99 to begin curation. There may be occasions where I list books on sale for more than $7.99, but most will be $7.99 or less. I’d love your feedback on if that’s the right price point.

Curation

While there’s only a few million apps on the App Store, there are hundreds of millions of books. That makes deal curation all the more important, it also means my ebook curation will reflect my interests more than my app curation does. For example:

  • I have no interest or expertise in Romance novels, so you’ll never see those
  • I love history and biographies, and because my history interests are more about US and China, you’ll see more of that

I’ll do my absolute best to curate to a general audience, so your feedback is super helpful, but you’ll definitely see my interests and personality reflected in ebook curation–for good and bad :-).

Book genres

My present plan is to curate ebooks in the following genres. In alphabetical order:

  • Biography & memoir
  • Business & personal finance
  • Fiction (more rare, mostly best sellers & classics)
  • History
  • Lifestyle & home (more rare, but Marie Kondo deserves to be curated)
  • Mystery & thrillers (more rare, but Tom Clancy deserves appearances)
  • Non-fiction
  • Parenting (more rare)
  • Professional & technical (more rare)
  • Reference
  • Religion & spirituality (more rare)
  • Sci-Fi & fantasy
  • Science & nature

At present, I intend to NOT curate the following genres:

  • Cookbooks
  • Fiction (apart from best-selling or classic works)
  • Graphic novels
  • Health, body, & mind
  • Politics*
  • Romance
  • Sports & recreation
  • Travel & adventure
  • Wine & food

*I’m interested in politics, but I don’t want to politicize MDM Deals by curating to my interests, nor will I attempt to keep choices “well-balanced,” so I’ll just ignore the category. I will, however, curate biographies of political leaders across the spectrum because we can all learn from the lives of people like Reagan, Clinton, Bush, & Obama.

See what I mean that this is way more personal than apps are? At the risk of being repetitive, I’d love your feedback on what genres interest you.

2020 priorities

I really appreciate your feedback on the survey; it has been most helpful identifying ways that MDM Deals can do better going forward. As I have time to grow MDM Deals, here’s my initial priorities for 2020:

  • Develop ebooks into a full-fledged part of MDM Deals
  • The launch of something I’m calling Dealworthies, which I can’t wait to tell you about.
  • Adding paid custom price drop alerts so you can choose to be alerted when a specific item goes on sale

As always, your support of the site is very much appreciated! I run this all in my spare time and give up significant time each day to find and publish the deals for you. If you appreciate what I do, would you buy me a coffee or join my Patreon?

Thanks!

MarkDMill

Puzzling Plates, 25% off ↘️ $2.99!

Puzzling Plates, 25% off ↘️ $2.99!

A puzzle-like educational experience to understand the tectonic plates of the earth; avg 4.5/5 stars; 25% off, was $3.99, now $2.99!

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Say no beautifully, with Decline, a sticker pack from this week’s sponsor. Featuring a wide variety of handcrafted stickers, Decline gives you 25 different ways to decline something, all of them beautiful. Enter a giveaway to win a pack for free by taking my 9-question survey about how to improve MDM Deals. My thanks to Decline for sponsoring MDM Deals this week!

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Decline: Say no, beautifully [sponsor]

Decline Sticker pack

This week’s sponsor and giveaway is courtesy of my friend, Timothy Buck and his wife Alyssa, who have just released Decline, an absolutely gorgeous pack of hand-lettered iMessage stickers. You, like me, may not be a big iMessage sticker fan because so many of them are cheesy or dumb images that are too cutesy, too hard to remember where it was, or just plain dumb. But because Decline is none of those things–it is beautiful and has a clear use case–it now lives in my iMessage sticker draw.

Decline is all about saying no, in a wide spectrum of ways–coyly, unambiguously, politely, wittily, snarkily–but all of them beautifully. Check out the hand lettered designs (courtesy of Alyssa and her art studio):

Decline features 25 gorgeous hand lettered ways to say "no"

I can’t prove this, but I’m pretty sure folks will be less offended when I say no if I say it so beautifully. What I do know is that Decline is way more useful to me than all of the other stickers I’ve used. Most of the time, they’re ugly–and when they’re not, I can’t remember what sticker is where. But Decline is different because it is precisely clear when to use the sticker and where it is. If I need to say no, I use Decline. Simple as that.

My great thanks to Decline for sponsoring MDM Deals this week–and for offering a giveaway of the sticker pack! To enter the giveaway, take this short survey on how I can improve MDM Deals. You might win a copy of Decline or even an App Store gift card! Take the survey to enter!

Say no, beautifully. Download Decline from the App Store today.

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AirPods, 19% off, $159 ↘️ $129!

 

AirPods, 19% off, $159 ↘️ $129!

For a limited time, Apple Amazon has the newest AirPods with wireless charging case $30 off, no coupon needed

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Still no deals

Still no deals

Had to return to the dentist to redo my root canal—yes, you read that right—so I’ve been in bed all day popping pain killers. Hopefully tomorrow!

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AudioKit FM Player 2: DX + AU, 33% off ↘️ $1.99!

AudioKit FM Player 2: DX + AU, 33% off ↘️ $1.99!

Featured by Apple, a popular iPad instrument featuring classic 80s FM Synth, EP, and FM Tine sounds; recommended; avg 5/5 stars (2,100+ ratings); 33% off, was $2.99, now $1.99!

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Deals brought to you by the New Year Powerpack [sponsor]

Deals brought to you by the New Year Powerpack

I really want to thank the New Year Powerpack for their support of MDM Deals this week. It’s sponsors like them that enable me to get deals to you—Sonix you haven’t checked out their bundle yet, you really out to. Unclutter at 50% individually is a steal—so is Tumult Hype, Taskpaper, Default Folder X, and Sip—and the entire bundle is worth it just for 2 or 3 of those, but you get 11 total handpicked apps

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The New Year PowerPack [sponsor]

The New Year PowerPack [sponsor]

If you haven’t yet checked out this week’s sponsor, you should—because there’s some great deals there like Unclutter (notes, files, & clipboard just a swipe away), Default Folder X (way better custom save as options), TaskPaper (best plain text task manager out there) and 8 more; each 50% off and the bundle 79% off

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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!

Christmas & New Year’s Deals are here!

Christmas & New Year’s Deals are here!

I did it again—despite sick children, 10kb/sec internet, & travel—I looked through 2,500+ apps on sale for Christmas and curated just the best deals. There’s some great stuff here

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Covenant Eyes, 30 days free trial

Covenant Eyes, 30 days free trial

The absolute best parental control software I’ve found for preventing & monitoring access to porn; its what I use, love, and recommend. Get a 30 day trial for free with code MDM30

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PSA: No deals today

PSA: No deals today

I just got home after 14 hours of traveling & planes…and there’s no way I can get deals out today. However, I’m hard at work prepping the massive list of Christmas deals, so look for that very soon!

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Get 6% off Apple products with Apple Card

Get 6% off Apple products with Apple Card

Apple announced today that purchases made on Apple.com with Apple Card will receive 6% back on Apple Daily Cash. That’s an incredible discount available on all hardware (iTunes purchases excluded), so take advantage of it if you can!

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