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NewsPoster Feb 7, 2013 08:11 PM
Mac App Store continues 'Get Stuff Done' promotional sale
Following two weeks of sales on various productivity and organizational programs, the Mac App Store has kicked off the final week of its "Get Stuff Done" promotion with a set of discounts on 10 utility apps, including Calendar helper <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278861==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fantastical/id435003921?mt=12" rel='nofollow'>Fantastical</a>, password manager <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278862==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1password-password-manager/id443987910?mt=12" rel='nofollow'>1Password</a> and <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278863==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yoink/id457622435?mt=12" rel='nofollow'>Yoink</a>, a "weigh station" to make dragging files between destinations easier. Apple had earlier discounted <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278864==http://www.macnn.com/articles/13/01/24/unusual.themed.discount.roundup.on.mac.app.store/" rel='nofollow'>a set of "prioritizing" apps</a> during the first week, and organizational programs during the second.<br />
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The most significant discounts are on 1Password (now $25), Fantastical (currently $10), screen-capture utility <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278855==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snagit/id492729790?mt=12" rel='nofollow'>Snagit</a> ($25), document workflow tool <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278856==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clarify/id455888980?mt=12" rel='nofollow'>Clarify ($15), password manager <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278857==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/msecure/id412367339?mt=12" rel='nofollow'>mSecure</a> ($10) and file-moving tool <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278865==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropzone/id464733615?mt=12" rel='nofollow'>Dropzone</a> ($5), all reduced by 50 percent from their normal price for the duration of the sale, which ends on Valentines Day, February 14.

In addition, buyers can save $2 off the clipboard utility <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278858==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/popclip/id445189367?mt=12" rel='nofollow'>PopClip</a> (now $3), and enjoy savings of $7 off the usual price of mathematical translator and calculating scratchpad <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278859==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soulver/id413965349?mt=12" rel='nofollow'>Soulver</a> (now $13). Rounding out the selection, a utility that allows users to set an iOS or other Bluetooth capable devices as a "keycard" that locks or unlocks the Mac automatically when the devices is present or not present called <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278860==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keycard/id578513438?mt=12" rel='nofollow'>Keycard</a> is now $5, a $2 savings from its normal price.

Many of the apps mentioned can sync with popular cloud services such as iCloud or Dropbox. Some also have iOS companion apps, but those are sold separately and are not part of the sale. The promotion represents perhaps the first time Apple itself has organized a themed sale on related applications in the Mac App Store. Normally, individual developers choose to put individual apps on sale and Apple may choose to highlight the app or apps in conjunction with the sale.

 
bobolicious Feb 7, 2013 09:19 PM
get stuff done ?
... losing access to historical content (and I don't mean Appleworks) with new hardware/os (legacy formats) requires thankless mind numbing churn effort, risk, overhead, lost revenue and content loss - I could get a lot more 'done' if my life work could reside and be easily accessed on a shiny new mac...
 
Charles Martin Feb 7, 2013 09:46 PM
What in heaven's name are you talking about?

Oh, let me guess ... you used software Apple announced that they discontinued 10 years ago and never upgraded or converted your documents because you're cheap. But that's Apple's fault, not yours and AppleWorks forever, right?

<rolls eyes>

I've got documents I wrote in college -- in the 80s -- on this computer. All you need to do is a) keep your software up to date and b) convert the documents if you find your tool of choice discontinued WHEN IT'S DISCONTINUED, not a decade later. It's not difficult, it's not expensive, it's not odious -- unless you are lazy and/or in denial. THEN it's complicated.
 
bobolicious Feb 7, 2013 10:29 PM
Unfortunately...
...some vertical applications (not appleworks, beyond text editors for writers) don't actually allow effective migration without significant effort and continuity checking, and even so some may not enjoy spending their off time converting legacy documents - clearly understanding differs and those doing sophisticated work needing powerful workstations may simply be better moving back to windows which offers support road map for xp/w7 to 2020...
 
Charles Martin Feb 8, 2013 12:04 AM
Rubbish. You're lying because you were called out your spurious "blame-Apple-for-my-own-failings" claims which are easily seen through ... even the WordPerfect people eventually got the message and moved on ...

If "vertical applications don't allow effective migration" (again, what a load!), HOW ... and please spell it out EXACTLY ... is that Apple's fault?

You also go on to admit that you simply didn't "enjoy" converting legacy documents ... quick, someone call the WAAAHmbulance!

Again, that's Apple's fault ... sorry, HOW again? :D

Please DO move back to Windows -- that way everything can be THEIR fault, since it's obviously never YOUR fault ...

I wonder who gets the blame when you manage to lose a printed document ... the inkjet printer? The makers of Bic pens? The paper company?? Oh wait, no ... it's Apple's fault! :lol:
 
bobolicious Feb 8, 2013 10:52 AM
printed documents
(or handwritten for that matter) are still last time I checked viewable from ancient times, allowing access and use of content, which ironically might be one of the real benefits of a non-deteriorating computerized digital preservation format, and allow 'getting things done', which was I assumed the point of the article...

Apple offers iBooks Author to 'get things done', but orphans the vast majority of (old format) content by accessing only the latest OS? Surely it works for some, or even many, but it seems to me an inconsistent if ironic approach, and perhaps out of balance if history is of any value...?
 
Grendelmon Feb 8, 2013 12:53 PM
Nice!
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You're lying because you were called out your spurious "blame-Apple-for-my-own-failings" claims which are easily seen through ...
So now MacNN staff is calling it's readers liars? chas_m, every time you call someone out to be a "troll", it's quite clear to the rest of us that the pot is calling the kettle black.

I suggest you tone down your highly opinionated rhetoric.
 
cgc Feb 10, 2013 02:15 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Grendelmon (Post 4216319)
So now MacNN staff is calling it's readers liars? chas_m, every time you call someone out to be a "troll", it's quite clear to the rest of us that the pot is calling the kettle black.

I suggest you tone down your highly opinionated rhetoric.
I see no MacNN Staffers but I do see some on-point commentary calling out the idiocy of bobolicious's comments. Oftentimes, things are actually not someone else's fault but in fact are our own fault. It takes a big person to accept responsibility for a failure, no matter how small it is.
 
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