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Deals brought to you by the New Year Powerpack

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 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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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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MDM Deals 2.4 Spring Cleaning

I’ve long sought to publish deals to every possible channel that I could, knowing that few people would go out of their way to check my site each day. But after Black Friday took me so long, I decided that I needed to optimize my workflow in order to save time.

The crazy thing is that, because I post around 7,000 deals a year, a ten-second inefficiency adds up to nearly twenty hours over the course of a year. Yikes–that’s half a workweek. With that idea in mind, I looked over my channels and asked–is the way I’m posting to this channel worth the time it takes? Sometimes the answer was yes–like posting manually to Reddit with its over 800 followers–but it was extremely revealing. Here’s some channels I’ve changed:

  • Twitter – I had been manually editing long tweets to get them under the 280 character limit, but I estimate this took 30-45 seconds per tweet, meaning the yearly cost was 83-124 hours (let’s call it 100). Yikes. I tweaked my system and it’s now fully automated–each tweet won’t have handcrafted perfection and some may now end mid-sentence, but it will save me two and a half work-weeks a year.
  • Instagram – I had been initiating each post by webhook, but with some clever automation (Zapier is triggered by Pinterest and posts to Buffer which posts to Instagram!), I was able to fully automate this. It will save about 14 hours a year

Savings of 114 hours with some simple changes–not bad! What else needs spring cleaning? Unfortunately, running a time-cost analysis on a lot of channels meant that they just weren’t worth supporting and are now being ended.

  • WhatsApp – The hardest choice because it is new and growing, but it takes me about 80 hours to post here. Just not worth it unless the number of followers increases massively (feel free to join that group–if it ever starts up again you’ll know!)
  • Viber, KakaoTalk, Voxer, JioChat, Kik, Google Hangouts – I’ve only had these channels a few weeks, but no one signed up–and supporting them would take 142 hours a year. Nope.
  • Mastodon – I really want Mastodon to work, but this only gained 5 followers and cost 23 hours a year. Cut.
  • Flickr – A new channel, but after a few months there’s no followers at a cost of 22 hours a year. Duh.
  • Line – Fully automated, but after 2 years there’s no followers. No point in keeping it.
  • LinkedIn – This one was fully automated, but its automation was complicated, kept breaking, and needed constant repair. Probably 8 hours a year of fixes for 8 followers. Definitely not worth it. Ended.

So MDM Deals is now down to “only” 21 channels, but each channel is now fully automated–with the exception of Telegram (I’m testing something!). The total time savings? 389 hours, or nearly ten work-weeks. That’s 2 and a half MONTHS of time saved.

The lesson learned? Bigger and more and better isn’t necessarily better. Some individual channels are now “worse”–but the overall business is now better since I can spend my time finding & curating deals–which only I can do–rather than posting to channels–which computers can do for me. I just wish I had done this sooner for all the time and work it will save me!

Speaking of time and work, I still spend around an hour each day curating deals and I make no money with App Store affiliate links (Apple ended that program). If you appreciate my work every day, I’d love for you to support it via a one-time donation of coffee or ongoing support on Patreon. Thank you!

Mark

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Prep for MDM Deals 2.4

After a crazy amount of work, MDM Deals 2.3 was launched in time for the monster list of Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals. Welcome to all the new followers and subscribers who found MDM Deals over the holiday! I look forward to helping you discover great deals on fantastic apps and movies.

As MDM Deals has grown and expanded where I’ve published, the amount of time it takes to publish each individual deal has grown, so MDM Deals 2.4 is about optimization so I can spend more time finding deals and less time publishing them.

As such, I need to hear from you if you’d like to follow MDM Deals on one of the following channels. I’m willing to support these channels if enough of you want to use the channel, but there’s no point in supporting them if just a couple folks are there! Join a channel below to show your interest or email me other thoughts

Thanks for your help! I look forward to serving you better!

Mark

P.S. I’m currently enjoying an iced mocha as I work on the site right now, but I make no money to pay for it with App Store affiliate links. Instead, I rely on my followers to support my work and make it worthwhile! So would you Buy Me my next Coffee?

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$50 App Store & iTunes Gift Card on Amazon, 20% off, ↘️ $40!

$50 App Store & iTunes Gift Card on Amazon, 20% off, ↘️ $40!

Get 20% off of a $50 App Store & iTunes Gift Card. An excellent way to save 20% on everything on the App Store & iTunes: iCloud Drive, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, TV+, subscriptions, & more

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Every day I curate deals, but I make no money from App Store affiliate links. If you appreciate what I do, would you Buy Me a Coffee?
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Black Friday Deals are live!!!!!!!!

Black Friday Deals are live!!!!!!!!

There’s over 6,000 apps that are on sale for Black Friday. I’ve looked through them all, then curated & organized a list of just the best ones. Check it out and spread the word

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🆕 The brilliantly designed digital magazine Flipboard now supports MDM Deals, with magazine options for All Deals, iOS, iPad, Mac, Movie, Game, & App Deals!

Light deals today – Black Friday coming soon!

Light deals today – Black Friday coming soon!

I’m glad to announce the safe arrival of my third son—he and mother and doing really well. Light deals today because we’re still in the hospital, but these were too good to pass up. (You’re welcome).

My monster Black Friday deals list is coming up soon—if you haven’t bookmarked the page yet, do so now so you’re ready! Link below

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