NotePlan Calendar + Markdown + Notes Comes to iOS

When I first heard about NotePlan, I was intrigued. It was a Mac app that used a text format (Markdown) as a calendar-based system, a note for each day, allowing you to easily create tasks and take notes, then see it all in an organized calendar. NotePlan for iOS was released today, and it's enough to sell me on the idea.

I have a lot of side projects (I suppose my whole life is side projects these days), and organizing todo lists is vital. I love using the TaskPaper format, with TaskPaper on Mac and Taskmator on iOS, to track action items for individual projects. I also have a calendar, and a bucket of notes. Combining all of this in one place is appealing to me, and being able to use it on both Mac and iOS makes it truly useful.

In NotePlan, tasks are created as Markdown lists.

NotePlan on iPhone
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Apple Updates iPad Pro Lineup with New 10.5″ and 12.9″ Models

Today at its WWDC Keynote event in San Jose, California, Apple announced two refreshed models in their iPad Pro lineup. While both new iPads sport the same set of hardware and design improvements, the most significant change is unique to the smaller iPad Pro model. The original line included a 12.9-inch and a 9.7-inch model, but today the 9.7-inch has been replaced by a larger 10.5-inch iPad. This change could mark the beginning of the end for the 9.7-inch screen size — a size which has remained constant in the iPad line since the introduction of the original iPad back in 2010.

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The Long-Lived iPad 2

Every once in a while, an Apple device comes along that sticks around for a while without an update.

Jokes about the "current" Mac Pro aside, one such device that comes to mind for me pretty quickly is the iPad 2, introduced back in March 2011. It was finally taken off the market three years later.

While that doesn't seem remarkable today, it was an eternity when it came to iOS devices at the time. The iPad 2 was one of the first devices Apple kept around to fill a lower price point on its product matrix.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves quite yet.

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Apple’s Latest iPad Pro Videos Highlight Note Taking and Decluttering

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Apple released two more short ads on YouTube highlighting features of the iPad Pro. The first, called ‘take better notes’ starts, like similar recent videos, with a tweet: ‘My math notes are a mess since I’m half asleep.’ In response, the narrator explains ‘You know, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil have revolutionized the way we take notes.’ The camera cuts to someone taking notes in Notability, the note-taking app that Federico highlighted in the iPad Diaries this week. The spot concludes with the narrator pointing out that even if you fall asleep, you’re covered if you use Notability’s audio recording feature.
The second video is called ‘need less stuff,’ which emphasizes the ways the iPad Pro can cut down on clutter in your life. In response to a ‘There are way too many things on my desk’ tweet, the narrator explains that an iPad Pro can replace Continue reading "Apple’s Latest iPad Pro Videos Highlight Note Taking and Decluttering"

Astropad Studio Enters the Professional iPad App Market

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Astropad originally launched on the iPad in February 2015 as a drawing tool that pairs with your Mac. It serves as a second screen, allowing you to interact with Mac apps using multitouch on the iPad. The standard Astropad app remains available for a one-time payment of $29.99. The iPad has changed a lot since February 2015. The introduction of two iPad Pro models, paired with multitasking features in iOS 9, enables more professionals than ever before to get their work done with an iPad. To better address the pro segment of the iPad market, today the makers of Astropad launched a new app called Astropad Studio.
Astropad Studio is a separate app from the original Astropad Standard.

Astropad Studio is a separate app from the original Astropad Standard.

Astropad Studio is focused on providing artists with customization options that tailor the app to their preferences and workflows. Central to this greater flexibility is the ability to perform special gestures
Two-handed workflows made possible by customizable gestures.
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Working with Duet Display

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Stumbling around on a Monday morning, I wake up too late, throw on a hat, and unplug four devices: my 12.9" iPad Pro, my iPhone 7, its companion Apple Watch, and my 12" MacBook. The first and last are tossed in my backpack to be used in and between classes to take notes, check social media, and design documents. When I sit down in my design class, I pull out my MacBook, open inDesign, and try to manage multiple windows as I pull images from the Web and import them into my document. On the MacBook's 12" screen, the limited real estate forces me to use a slew of keyboard shortcuts and trackpad gestures as I jump between apps. Frustrated, I pull out my iPad, fire up an iOS app to replace one on the Mac, and work in two separate environments. The problem here is obvious: although macOS
Duet's settings on the Mac
Touch Bar Support on the iPad Pro
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Television Time Review: A Modern Guide to TV

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Many years ago, weekends at my grandparents' went like this: flip on the TV, peruse through all the channels hoping to find something I like, and eventually hand over the remote to my grandfather, when he would then search the paper TV guide for that night’s programming. The days of using those guides are long gone, but the need to see what shows are coming up is still relevant. For that, I’ve been using Television Time, a beautiful TV guide for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Continue reading "Television Time Review: A Modern Guide to TV"

Partly Sunny Review: Weather Reimagined

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When Apple introduced the App Store in 2008, much of the excitement spanned from the opportunities and functionalities these new apps would bring to the iPhone. Many of the first apps were forays into markets untouched by the stock apps – games, social networks, and read-it-later services. Eight years later, the trends are different; with millions of apps covering almost every genre imaginable, a lot of this year's best apps are refinements or new takes on the same functionalities some of Apple's stock apps offer. That's where Partly Sunny comes in – it's a weather app that, at first glance of its icon, looks almost identical to Apple's Weather. But after tapping into it, Partly Sunny shakes the similarities and introduces a robust, beautiful new way to view weather information. Continue reading "Partly Sunny Review: Weather Reimagined"

Logitech Introduces iPad Pro Smart Connector Charging Dock

Logitech have today introduced a new charging dock for the iPad Pro. The Logi Base is rather unique in that it uses the iPad Pro's Smart Connector to charge the device. To date, the Smart Connector has only been used by Apple's Smart Keyboard and Logitech's keyboard case. The minimalist looking dock will work with both the 9.7" and 12.9" iPad Pro, with magnets on the Logi Base helping guide the iPad Pro into the correct position for charging via the Smart Connector. Using the 12W power adapter and no apps running, Logitech advises that it will take 7 hours to charge the iPad Pro. The stand places the iPad Pro at a 70-degree viewing angle, and it is compatible with the iPad Pro Silicone cases from Apple. The Logi Base is available to order from today for $99 from Logitech's website. If you're looking for more information, Continue reading "Logitech Introduces iPad Pro Smart Connector Charging Dock"

iPad Pro: Our Complete Overview

Today during Apple's September 9th Special Event Keynote, Apple officially unveiled the widely rumored iPad Pro. Apple's new iPad features a huge 12.9-inch Retina display, their new A9X chip, a four-speaker architecture, an 8 MP iSight Camera, support for the also-announced Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, and much more. To quote Tim Cook, it's "the biggest news in iPad since iPad."

The Display

Of course the most obvious feature of the iPad Pro is that incredible 12.9-inch Retina display. The display clocks in at 2732-by-2048 pixels, a resolution of 264 pixels per inch. That's about 5.6 million pixels, even more than the 15-inch MacBook Pro's Retina display, and an incredible 78% larger than the iPad Air 2's display. The resolution of this display was strategically chosen so that the width of the iPad Pro has the same number of pixels as there are in the
"The only thing we didn’t reinvent was the alphabet."
"Type, Watch, Cover"
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iOS 8 Document Management Updates

Panic's Transmit inside Readdle's Documents

Panic's Transmit inside Readdle's Documents

After updating PDF Converter and Scanner Pro with support for iOS 8 extensions last week, Readdle released updates to Documents and PDF Expert yesterday, bringing full integration with iCloud Drive and document pickers. Similarly, Panic's Transmit was updated with various enhancements including an Import/Export feature for iCloud Drive. These options let you save and copy files to and from Transmit (either in local or remote locations) using the native iOS 8 document picker. I've been playing with both since yesterday and I noticed some good ideas and inconsistencies that I think are worth pointing out. PDF Expert and Documents can now open files from iCloud Drive using the native document picker with an Open feature. The apps can look into any folder of any app that contains files it advertises to other apps on iOS 8, but only compatible file types can be viewed in Documents or PDF Expert. On multiple occasions, I was seeing an iCloud Drive folder as tappable (not dimmed) in Documents or PDF Expert, but choosing a file gave me an error dialog that said the file was not supported. My understanding is that the issue is previewing a file opened from the iOS 8 document picker into Documents or PDF Expert: if the file can't be previewed, the error comes up. I believe that the apps should fail more gracefully, communicating to the user that they can't preview files while still offering ways to import and manage them.
For files that can be previewed, the integration with the document picker is seamless. Once opened from, say, Transmit or PDF Converter in iCloud Drive, a bookmark to the file is created in a Recents view so you don't have to go through the document picker again. Tap the file, and you can re-open a document stored in another app directly.
Documents offers a way to create a copy of a file inside its library too. This is handy if you want to open documents from other apps but still create multiple copies of them – sort of like a reverse Open In that doesn't require switching between apps. In my tests with Readdle apps, I stumbled across more interesting features and limitations. For one, the Dropbox document picker doesn't show up in PDF Expert and Documents, with Readdle claiming that the problem needs to be resolved by Dropbox. This issue affects both importing and exporting files in PDF Expert and Documents. I also noticed that while Transmit shows up as a compatible export destination, Documents can't upload files to a server configured in Panic's app. Every time I choose to export a file to Transmit, the app says that a file with the same name already exists (not the case) and even after renaming the file isn't uploaded. What I did like is the fact that Readdle apps can relay changes to each other when a file is compatible and opened through the native document picker. For my tests, I created a PDF in PDF Converter and I opened it in Documents, where I applied some annotations to the original without creating copies. I then switched back to PDF Converter, and changes had been relayed to the file. Alas, there appear to be some issues with the same technique in PDF Expert: if I try to open the same file, the app gets stuck on the document picker and I have to force quit it.
I've also had a mixed experience with iCloud Drive integration in Transmit. Panic's app can import files from Dropbox, but PDF Expert and Documents don't show up as available document pickers (they do in other apps).
iCloud Drive folders in Transmit

iCloud Drive folders in Transmit

Transmit shows all my iCloud Drive files and folders as grayed out, but when it works (as is the case with Dropbox), the integration is simple and fast.
Transmit can export files to iCloud Drive and therefore other apps through the document picker. In Export mode, none of my iCloud Drive folders is grayed out and Readdle apps are compatible destinations – I can get a file from a server in Transmit and save it to Documents without leaving the app. To do this, however, I need to download the file locally first, then export it to iCloud Drive. Transmit crashes if I try to export file directly from the remote interface.
As my experience suggests, we're in the infancy of document management changes in iOS 8. Third-party developers are still figuring out bugs and ways to let apps communicate; there are dozens of inconsistencies and basic workflows with iCloud Drive and document pickers are still too unreliable to recommend them to most users. There's huge potential in improving the way users work with documents on iOS 8, but developers need more time (and less bugs in the iOS SDK).

Microsoft Updates OneDrive iOS App with Improved Office App Integration and Background Camera Uploads

Microsoft yesterday updated their OneDrive iOS app to support a more seamless method of integration with their Office iPad apps. The app will now instantly open Word, Excel or PowerPoint if you tap on an Office document in OneDrive - provided you have the Office iPad apps installed. Previously OneDrive would simply display the document (.doc, .xls, .ppt, etc) using iOS’ preview, which unfortunately struggles to properly format the more complex Office documents. The feature can be turned off by going to the OneDrive settings and toggling the ‘Use Office Apps’ switch. The OneDrive app’s Camera Roll upload feature was also improved to support background uploads, allowing the app to contine upload images when you switch to another app. The app update also included various bug fixes, most notably making uploads more reliable. In related news, Microsoft earlier this week announced that they would soon boost the storage space for Office365 users to 1TB per person on a family plan and 1TB per subscription for those on personal or university plans. For those without a Office365 subscription, the free storage available also got a boost to 15 GB (up from 7 GB) and standalone OneDrive storage plans got price cuts (starting from US$1.99 per month for 100 GB).

#MacStoriesDeals – Monday

If you're still new to iOS 7 and want to check out or tips, previews, and news, check here. Here are some great #MacStoriesDeals today! You can find us as @MacStoriesDeals on Twitter.

Staff Favorites


Hardware & Online Deals

  • New! Refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5: $849
  • New! Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina Display: $1599
  • New! Refurbished Apple iPad 128GB with Retina Display: $799 > $550 + free shipping

Mac Software


Books, Audio and Video

  • “Writing On The iPad: Text Automation with Editorial” by Federico Viticci: $2.99 (preview)
  • "Learning to Love Photo Management" by Bradley Chambers: $2.99

Mac App Store


iPhone Apps

  • New! Begin - Your Daily To-Do List: 99¢ > Free
  • New! Convert - the unit calculator: $2.99 > 99¢

iPad Apps


Universal Apps

  • New! Gunner Z: Free
  • New! Nakama: 99¢
  • New! The Cave: $4.99
  • New! Lili: $2.99 > 99¢
  • New! Kayak Pro: 99¢ > Free

#MacStoriesDeals – Friday

On the heals of iOS 7 and new iPhones, here are some great #MacStoriesDeals! You can find us as @MacStoriesDeals on Twitter.

Staff Favorites


Hardware & Online Deals

  • New! Seagate 3TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $100 + free shipping
  • New!  $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85 with free shipping

Mac Software


Books, Audio and Video

  • New! “Writing On The iPad: Text Automation with Editorial” by Federico Viticci: $2.99 (preview)
  • New! "Learning to Love Photo Management" by Bradley Chambers: $2.99

Mac App Store

  • New! VOX: 99¢ > Free
  • New! Episodes for Mac: $2.99 > Free
  • New! LetterMpress: $9.99 > $2.99
  • New! Tyme: $4.99
  • New! Chat Heads: Free

iPhone Apps

  • New! On This Day: 99¢ > Free
  • New! Over: $2.99 > $1.99
  • New! Plunder!: $1.99 > Free
  • New! Photo Blur: 99¢ > Free
  • New! Blur: 99¢
  • New! Screen Candy: $1.99 > Free

iPad Apps

  • New! iAnnotate PDF: $9.99 > $1.99
  • New! Coast: Free (preview)
  • New! Plunder HD: $2.99 > Free
  • New! Animation Desk™ for iPad: $4.99 > 99¢

Universal Apps

  • New! Gangstar Vegas: $6.99 > $2.99
  • New! Dead Effect: $3.99
  • New! Waking Mars: $4.99 > $1.99
  • New! Pivvot: $2.99 > Free
  • New! Strata: 99¢
  • New! Heroes of Loot: $1.99
  • New! Call of Duty: Strike Team: $6.99
  • New! Asphalt 8: Airborne: 99¢ > Free
  • New! FINAL FANTASY ALL THE BRAVEST: $3.99 > Free
  • New! RAVENMARK: Scourge of Estellion: $9.99 > $4.99

Writing On The iPad is a textbook for iOS automation

[Book Cover with Title: Writing on the iPad Text Automation with Editorial]Writing On The iPad: Text Automation with Editorial by Federico Viticci is fantastic. If you have any interest in automation on iOS, this book is the key that will show you how to unlock the power of Editorial. Federico revealed that he has been using Editorial and his iPad to publish MacStories for the past eight months. He added that he now prefers writing in Editorial on his iPad rather than writing on his Mac. When I read that claim near the beginning of the book, I thought he might be guilty of a little casual hyperbole, but by the end of the book it seemed not only true, but also obvious and self-evident.

Now, let's be clear: Editorial won't change everyone's world. Try mentioning "scripting" and "automation" to most people who want to write on their iPads and you will probably receive mostly blank stares. However, for those people who want to do scripting and automation, this your textbook. It is filled with examples outlining not only what you can do, but also giving useful suggestions on "best practices" and what to avoid when getting started.

Peppered throughout the book are downloadable examples which can be imported into Editorial, as well as videos showing how these workflows are used in real-world scenarios. If all you did was flip through the book, read the examples and watch the videos, you would still come away amazed by what can be done on the iPad, especially considering how notoriously high Apple has built the walls around each iOS application. There are, of course, limitations, which the book addresses as well, but there is still plenty of room to roam inside those walls.

Considering the Siracusian length of Federico's initial review of Editorial, you might think this book is merely a repackaging of the same material. It isn't. He has added "20 new workflows and 10,000 extra words" -- and those words are "how-to" instructions, moving quickly from one example to the next. In fact, I think my only complaint about the book is that Federico is so efficient in the demonstration videos that I had to watch them repeatedly to catch exactly what he was doing. The text which accompanies the videos explains what he is doing, but the lack of audio narration means that the reader has to split their attention between reading the words and watching the actions. That being said, it's a minor complaint and the videos are embedded in the book itself so it's easy enough to re-watch them. I highly recommend taking them full-screen to get all of the detail.

The book weighs in at 161 pages and 227 MB, so make sure you are on WiFi before you try to download it. It is currently available for US$3 (listed as "50 percent off for a limited time"). Don't let the low price fool you; this is a quality reference book which could be favorably compared to the excellent Take Control and MacSparky Field Guides. Since it was made with iBooks Author, it is currently only available on the iPad. Then again, Editorial is also iPad-only, so that limitation won't really restrict its potential audience. The ability to read iBooks Author books on our iPhones is not here yet, but hopefully will be soon.

If you're still not convinced, you can send yourself a free sample of the book right from within iTunes or the iBooks Store on your iPad.

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#MacStoriesDeals – Monday

On the heals of the App Store’s 5th birthday celebration, here are some great #MacStoriesDeals! You can find us as @MacStoriesDeals on Twitter.

Staff Favorites

  • New! Day One (Universal): $4.99 > Free
  • New! Over (Universal): $1.99 > Free
  • New! Barefoot World Atlas (Universal): $4.99 > Free
  • New! Tiny Wings (iPhone): $.99 > Free
  • New! Tiny Wings HD (iPad): $2.99 > Free
  • New! Where’s My Water? (Universal): $0.99 > Free
  • New! Infinity Blade II (Universal): $6.99 > Free
  • New! Badland (Universal): $3.99 > Free
  • New! Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP (Universal): $4.99 > Free
  • New! Traktor DJ (iPad): $19.99 > Free
  • New! Traktor DJ for iPhone: $4.99 > Free
  • New! Localscope: $1.99 > Free
  • New! Infinity Blade: $5.99 > $2.99
  • LIMBO Game: $4.99
  • Reeder for iPhone: $2.99 > Free (updated)
  • ReadKit for Mac: $4.99 (updated)
  • Mr. Reader 2.0 for iPad: $3.99 (review)
  • NetNewsWire 4 Mac Beta: Free (preview)
  • Pushpin 2.0 for iPhone: $9.99 (review)
  • Skitch for Mac: Free
  • Chatology for Mac: $19.99 (review)

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Hardware & Online Deals

  • New! LG 23″ IPS LED LCD Display: $170 + free shipping
  • New! Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Tablet w/$40 Target GC for $330 + $6 s&h
  • Apple Back to School Sale: Buy a Mac, get a $100 Gift Card for free, more

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Mac Software

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Books, Audio and Video

  • Nothing today!

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Mac App Store

  • New! Kompressor: $9.99 > $2.99
  • New! Dusty Revenge: $9.99
  • New! The Elements: $28.99
  • Napoleon: Total War – Gold Edition: $29.99

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iPhone Apps

  • New! Frequencies – The radio frequency finder: $4.99 > $2.99
  • See ‘Staff Favorites’ above!

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iPad Apps

  • See ‘Staff Favorites’ above!

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Universal Apps

  • New! Iesabel: $1.99
  • New! Toca Band: $2.99 > Free
  • New! 1TapAlarm: 99¢ > Free

#MacStoriesDeals – Monday

On the heals of the App Store's 5th birthday celebration, here are some great #MacStoriesDeals! You can find us as @MacStoriesDeals on Twitter.

Staff Favorites

  • New! Day One (Universal): $4.99 > Free
  • New! Over (Universal): $1.99 > Free
  • New! Barefoot World Atlas (Universal): $4.99 > Free
  • New! Tiny Wings (iPhone): $.99 > Free
  • New! Tiny Wings HD (iPad): $2.99 > Free
  • New! Where’s My Water? (Universal): $0.99 > Free
  • New! Infinity Blade II (Universal): $6.99 > Free
  • New! Badland (Universal): $3.99 > Free
  • New! Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP (Universal): $4.99 > Free
  • New! Traktor DJ (iPad): $19.99 > Free
  • New! Traktor DJ for iPhone: $4.99 > Free
  • New! Localscope: $1.99 > Free
  • New! Infinity Blade: $5.99 > $2.99
  • LIMBO Game: $4.99
  • Reeder for iPhone: $2.99 > Free (updated)
  • ReadKit for Mac: $4.99 (updated)
  • Mr. Reader 2.0 for iPad: $3.99 (review)
  • NetNewsWire 4 Mac Beta: Free (preview)
  • Pushpin 2.0 for iPhone: $9.99 (review)
  • Skitch for Mac: Free
  • Chatology for Mac: $19.99 (review)

Hardware & Online Deals

  • New! LG 23" IPS LED LCD Display: $170 + free shipping
  • New! Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Tablet w/$40 Target GC for $330 + $6 s&h
  • Apple Back to School Sale: Buy a Mac, get a $100 Gift Card for free, more

Mac Software


Books, Audio and Video

  • Nothing today!

Mac App Store

  • New! Kompressor: $9.99 > $2.99
  • New! Dusty Revenge: $9.99
  • New! The Elements: $28.99
  • Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition: $29.99

iPhone Apps

  • New! Frequencies - The radio frequency finder: $4.99 > $2.99
  • See 'Staff Favorites' above!

iPad Apps

  • See 'Staff Favorites' above!

Universal Apps

  • New! Iesabel: $1.99
  • New! Toca Band: $2.99 > Free
  • New! 1TapAlarm: 99¢ > Free

#MacStoriesDeals – 4th of July Edition!

Here are some great #MacStoriesDeals for 4th of July! We will be updating this post throughout the week so check back. You can find us as @MacStoriesDeals on Twitter.

Staff Favorites


Hardware & Online Deals

  • Apple Back to School Sale: Buy a Mac, get a $100 Gift Card for free, more
  • Apple iPad with Retina Display 16GB WiFi: $450 + free shipping
  • Open-Box Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n Station for $129 + free shipping
  • Open-Box Apple iPad Smart Cover for $10 + free shipping
  • Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $100 + free shipping: $ >

Mac Software


Books, Audio and Video

  • New! Amazon: MP3 Album Downloads for - $2.99 to $3.99
  • $50 iTunes Gift Card for $43 + free shipping

Mac App Store

  • New! Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition: $29.99
  • New! Azkend 2: The World Beneath: $5.99 > $1.99
  • New! Azkend HD: $5.99 > $1.99
  • New! Montage: $49.99 > $29.99
  • Words App: $4.99 > $2.99
  • BusyCal 2: $29.99 > $19.99
  • Cornerstone: $59.99 > $29.99
  • Gesundheit!™: $4.99 > $.99
  • Caffeinated: $8.99 > $5.99
  • Briefly: $4.99
  • Max Payne 3: $39.99

iPhone Apps

  • New! Expedition Mars: space adventure: $2.99 > Free
  • New! Man of Steel: $2.99 > 99¢
  • New! Sentinel 2: Earth Defense: $.99 > Free
  • New! Cycloramic: $1.99 > Free
  • New! Azkend: $2.99 > 99¢
  • New! CARROT: The To-Do List with a Personality: $1.99 > 99¢
  • New! iTranslate Voice: $1.99 > 99¢
  • Groceries: $4.99 > Free
  • Tipulator: $4.99 > Free
  • Fieldrunners 2: $2.99 > 99¢
  • TeeVee 2: $.99
  • RPG Machine Knight: $2.99
  • TodoMovies: $1.99 > 99¢

iPad Apps

  • New! Permanent — The Touch Spreadsheet: $9.99 > $3.99
  • New! Ticket To Ride: $6.99 > $2.99
  • New! Companions: $4.99 > 99¢
  • New! Man of Steel HD: $4.99 > 99¢
  • New! Onyx: $3.99 > $1.99
  • New! Azkend HD: $4.99 > 99¢
  • Outline+: $14.99 > Free
  • Fieldrunners 2 HD: $4.99 > $2.99

Universal Apps

  • New! Treasure Tower Sprint: 99¢ > Free
  • New! Midway Arcade: $1.99 > 99¢
  • New! Wide Sky: $.99 > Free
  • New! Batman Arkham City Lockdown: $5.99 > 99¢
  • New! LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4: $4.99 > 99¢
  • New! LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7: $4.99 > 99¢
  • New! LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes: $4.99 > 99¢
  • New! Time of Heroes: $2.99 > 99¢
  • New! King Oddball: $2.99 > 99¢
  • Articles: $4.99 > 99¢
  • The Bard's Tale: $2.99 > 99¢
  • League of Evil 2: $1.99 > Free
  • League of Evil 3: $1.99
  • Spell Sword: $.99 > Free
  • Weathertron: $.99
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN Ⅱ: $8.99
  • Bounty Hunter: Black Dawn: $2.99
  • Dark Nebula HD - Episode One: $1.99

#MacStoriesDeals – Tuesday

Here are some great #MacStoriesDeals so far this week! You can find us as @MacStoriesDeals on Twitter.

Staff Favorites


Hardware & Online Deals

  • New! Apple Back to School Sale: Buy a Mac, get a $100 Gift Card for free, more
  • New! Apple iPad with Retina Display 16GB WiFi: $450 + free shipping
  • New! Open-Box Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n Station for $129 + free shipping
  • New! Open-Box Apple iPad Smart Cover for $10 + free shipping
  • New! Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $100 + free shipping: $ >

Mac Software


Books, Audio and Video

  • New! $50 iTunes Gift Card for $43 + free shipping

Mac App Store

  • New! Words App: $4.99 > $2.99
  • New! BusyCal 2: $29.99 > $19.99
  • New! Cornerstone: $59.99 > $29.99
  • New! Gesundheit!™: $4.99 > $.99
  • New! Caffeinated: $8.99 > $5.99
  • New! Briefly: $4.99
  • Max Payne 3: $39.99

iPhone Apps

  • New! Groceries: $4.99 > Free
  • New! Tipulator: $4.99 > Free
  • New! Fieldrunners 2: $2.99 > 99¢
  • New! TeeVee 2: $.99
  • New! RPG Machine Knight: $2.99
  • New! TodoMovies: $1.99 > 99¢

iPad Apps

  • New! Outline+: $14.99 > Free
  • New! Fieldrunners 2 HD: $4.99 > $2.99

Universal Apps

  • New! Articles: $4.99 > 99¢
  • New! The Bard's Tale: $2.99 > 99¢
  • New! League of Evil 2: $1.99 > Free
  • New! League of Evil 3: $1.99
  • New! Spell Sword: $.99 > Free
  • New! Weathertron: $.99
  • New! SAMURAI SHODOWN Ⅱ: $8.99
  • New! Bounty Hunter: Black Dawn: $2.99
  • New! Dark Nebula HD - Episode One: $1.99

#MacStoriesDeals – Thursday

Here are some great #MacStoriesDeals so far this week! You can find us as @MacStoriesDeals on Twitter.

Staff Favorites

  • This week's sponsor: Drafts for iOS
  • New! Infinity Blade II: $6.99 > $.99
  • New! vjay for iPad: $9.99 > Free
  • New! Gemini: The Duplicate Finder: $9.99 > $6.99
  • Calendars+ by Readdle for iOS: $6.99 > Free
  • Chatology for Mac: $19.99 (review)
  • vjay for iPhone: $2.99 > Free
  • Limelight for iPhone: $1.99 > Free
  • Vesper for iPhone: $4.99 (review)
  • Dispatch for iPhone: $2.99 (review)
  • VSCO Cam for iPhone: Free

Hardware & Online Deals

  • New! MacBook Air Core i7 1.7GHz Dual 13" Laptop w/ AppleCare for $1,681 + $13
  • Slingbox Coupon: $25 off Slingbox Media Receivers + free shipping
  • Refurb Apple iPhone 5 Lightning to USB Cable for $8 + free shipping
  • Apple TV Media Receiver: $84 + free shipping
  • Refurb Apple iPad mini 32GB WiFi Tablet: $350 after rebate + free shipping

Mac Software


Books, Audio and Video

  • Building Track 8 by Ender Labs: $1.99
  • Apple Store offers Apple Camp for free, teaches kids movie and song-making: In Store
  • The Prompt Podcast with our very own Federico Viticci! Free

Mac App Store

  • New! Max Payne 3: $39.99
  • New! LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes: $29.99 > $14.99
  • New! LEGO Star Wars Saga: $19.99 > $9.99
  • New! LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars: $19.99 > $9.99
  • New! LEGO The Lord of the Rings: $29.99 > $19.99
  • New! LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7: $19.99 > $9.99
  • New! Lego Batman: $19.99 > $6.99
  • New! LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4: $19.99 > $6.99
  • New! LEGO Indiana Jones 2: $19.99 > $6.99
  • New! iBank: $59.99 > $49.99
  • New! iBiz: $39.99 > $29.99
  • File2Folder: $5.99 > $2.99
  • Borderlands 2: $39.99 > $29.99
  • Kairo: $7.99 > $4.99
  • Chronos: $9.99 > $7.99
  • DM1 - The Drum Machine: $4.99 > $1.99
  • Forklift: $19.99 > $4.99
  • Mafia II Director's Cut: $29.99 > $24.99
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld: $24.99 > $19.99
  • BioShock 2: $24.99 > $19.99
  • Tropico 3: Gold Edition: $29.99 > $24.99

iPhone Apps

  • New! Sonic The Hedgehog 4 - Ep 1: $1.99 > $.99
  • New! Sonic the Hedgehog 2: $2.99 > $.99
  • New! Where's My Mickey?: $.99
  • Momento: $2.99 > Free

iPad Apps

  • New! Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I HD: $3.99 > $.99
  • New! iBank for iPad: $14.99 > $9.99
  • New! Where's My Mickey? XL: $1.99
  • Morning — Weather, To-Do, News and More: $2.99
  • djay: $4.99

Universal Apps

  • New! Sonic The Hedgehog 4 - Ep 2: $4.99 > $.99
  • New! Sonic The Hedgehog: $2.99 > $.99
  • New! Sonic CD: $2.99 > $.99
  • New! Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing: $1.99 > $.99
  • New! MangoHero: $1.99 > Free
  • New! Dig!: $2.99 > $.99
  • New! Pocket RPG: $4.99 > $.99
  • New! Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD: $4.99 > $.99
  • New! Galaxy At War Online: $4.99 > Free
  • New! Forever Lost: Episode 2 HD: $2.99
  • New! Toca Builder: $.99
  • New! Forever Lost: Episode 2: $1.99
  • New! Return to Castlerama: $4.99
  • New! Home - A Unique Horror Adventure: $2.99
  • New! XCOM®: Enemy Unknown: $19.99
  • New! Spiral Episode 1: $4.99
  • Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin: $1.99 > Free
  • Random Heroes 2: 99¢ > Free
  • TinyLegends™ Monster Crasher: 99¢ > Free
  • World War Z: $4.99 > 99¢
  • 7 Minute Workout: $.99 > Free
  • Paper Titans: $2.99 > 99¢
  • Evomail: $2.99 > Free
  • Groove: Smart Music Player: $3.99 > Free
  • Star Thief: $2.99
  • Quadropus Rampage: Free
  • Avengers Alliance: Free
  • CRUSH!: 99¢
  • Wraithborne: $2.99 > 99¢