There are many great iOS and OS X apps on sale right now. Here’s a list of some that we heartily recommend, even when they’re not on sale.
1Password for Mac:
$49.99 → $24.99
This is at the top of our list for Mac apps we think all moderately computer-savvy people should be using.
If you’ve been holding out on getting 1Password for OS X, now would be a good time. With 1Password on your Mac and iOS devices, creating and syncing up all of your new passwords is a cinch.
1Password for iOS:
$17.99 → $8.99
With the recent interest in changing all of the passwords because of the Heartbleed bug, 1Password has dropped the price of the iOS by 50%. This is one of the apps that we view as a must-have at The Sweet Setup.
Day One for iOS:
$4.99 → $1.99
Day One is the very best journaling app for iOS and the Mac. For a limited time, the iOS version of the suite is on sale.
Day One recently added the Publish feature to both the iPhone and iPad version, which make it a powerful option for sharing your thoughts, ideas, and memories with the world.
$6.99 → $2.99
While we named Fantastical 2 for iPhone as the best calendar app for the iPhone, Calendars 5 was a close contender.
Fantastical 2 for iPad:
$14.99 → $9.99
Fantastical 2 for iPad was only released last week, but is still on sale at an introductory price.
We haven’t yet reviewed iPad calendars, but we are huge fans of Fantastical, and our friend Federico Viticci wrote a thorough and glowing review that can help you decide if it’s right for you.
$9.99 → $2.99
For those of you who need to track the miles you rack up for tax purposes, Mileage Log+ is the best we’ve found. Apart from being a delightful app to use, it also complies with IRS regulations for tracking miles. Shawn Blanc says he used it in 2013 to deduct over $500 on his tax return.
$4.99 → $1.99
TextExpander touch for iOS allows you to type less by using snippets and shortcuts, but this is a feature in iOS that Apple delivers.
Unlike shortcuts in iOS, TextExpander touch syncs with the desktop version of TextExpander, which means you can use the same shortcuts and snippets on all your devices with no hassle. This is a great piece of software, and we highly recommend it.
Acorn 4 — The Image Editor for Humans
$49.99 → $14.99
Don’t have Photoshop on your Mac, but still need to do some graphics work? Acorn is an affordable and powerful image editor that has plenty of features that let you create the image that you want. And if you’ve ever been overwhelmed by Photoshop, the interface in Acorn is much simpler to understand and use.