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Check out MDM Deals 2.3, “Bundle of Joy”

Check out MDM Deals 2.3, “Bundle of Joy”

In honor of my wife going into labor any day now, MDM Deals 2.3 “bundle of joy” is now live, with support for iPadOS, a better Reddit, 7 new channels, and more. Check it out!

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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

No deals for 8/7

Quick bit of news: there will be no deals tomorrow, Wednesday 8/7/19. I normally can arrange my life in such a way to carve out of it a space for finding, curating, and posting deals, but not tomorrow. I should be back Thursday and will catch up then. Thanks!

– Mark

App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, 20% off, $50 ↘️ $40

 

App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, 20% off, $50 ↘️ $40

Best Buy has $50 App Store & iTunes physical & digital gift cards on sale right now for Best Buy members (join for free here). That means you can get the card for just $40—it says limit one per customer but I was able to get two (your results may vary).

I always jump on deals like this because it means you can functionally save 20% on everything else you purchase, including iCloud storage, Apple Music, & subscriptions.

Save more by signing up for the Best Buy credit card—a card I actually have and use—it’ll give you 10% off your first day of purchases and an extra 5% off every other day.

Get it today!

Never miss a deal by signing up to get deals by email 100% free!

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!

Win a copy of Sudoku Master Edition (corrected giveaway link) [sponsor]

Win a copy of Sudoku Master Edition (corrected giveaway link) [sponsor]

Featured by Apple for its painstaking design and excellent customizations, Sudoku Master Edition is the best place to play Sudoku. I missed the correct link for the giveaway in the precious post, but here’s the correct link for you to enter the giveaway

Get it today!

Follow MDM Deals on Mastodon as part of a community-owned, ad-free social network!

Giveaway – Sudoku Master Edition: Logic, an Apple-featured, gorgeous, customizable Sudoku app [sponsor]

Sudoku-icon

I love quick “brain games” as a way to take a quick break but without turning off my brain, using using it in a different way. There’s a bunch of games that fit this category well, but perhaps none is as long-standing or popular as Sudoku, the excellent number-based puzzler. And of all the ways to play Sudoku on your iPhone or iPad, you can’t do better than Sudoku Master Edition: Logic for its excellent gameplay and Apple-featured design. Read to learn more and enter a special giveaway sponsored by the developers!

Sudoku is a classic game that needs no fixing, but when you complete a Sudoku on an iPhone or iPad rather than paper, there’s some things you can do to make the experience even better. The developers have thought these through so that Sudoku is even better on iOS than on paper. For example, when you fill in a square with a number, Sudoku ME can automatically remove that number from your notes in the square’s corresponding box, line, and column. Similarly, Sudoku can optionally fill in the last number in a box, line, or column to speed up that last no-brainer entry. Likewise, Sudoku can prevent you from entering a wrong number. All of these are optional settings–you can be entirely purist, mimicking a paper experience–but the subtle combination of those settings is that you spend more time solving the Sudoku puzzle and less time doing boring menial tasks. I find Sudoku way better as a result.

Whether you’re a Sudoku expert or beginner, whether you like assists or are a purist, Sudoku ME is the app for you, with five levels of difficulty (let me tell you, “Master” is wicked hard) and several different modes: Classic, Zen, Lightning, and Mistake Mode. The developers worked hard so that the defaults are excellent and you can jump right in playing–but they also enabled a bunch of features you can individually customize: 26 fonts, custom grid line weights, dozens of colors, Dark Mode, multiple game board sizes–even 13 different app icons so you can match your home screen style! All beautifully and tastefully done, with an excellent eye towards a clean design.

That beautiful design is probably why Apple has featured them as Game of the Day multiple times and in over 40 different countries and featured the developers in a “Meet the Developers” story! The developers aren’t resting on their laurels, though. In fact, since they last sponsored MDM Deals a bit over a year ago, they’ve pushed out 20–yes, twenty–updates to the their app, adding in features like optional Daily Reminders, Screen Always On, a new game difficulty algorithm, Apple Pencil 2 double-tap support, and more. Put simply, I’ve never seen a better Sudoku game on iPhone.

Sudoku Master Edition: Logic is free download and play, with unobtrusive ads you can remove via a single IAP. I’m excited to say that the developers are giving away an IAP unlock code 100% free to five lucky MDM Deal fans. Three codes will be for the winner of the giveaway open to all MDM Deals fans and two codes will be reserved for Patrons of MDM Deals.

Enter the giveaway here — and download Sudoku Master Edition: Logic for free today!

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My special thanks to Sudoku Master Edition: Logic and Hoolatron Studios for their long-time support of MDM Deals.

 

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