Christmas, holiday, & New Year deals on iOS apps, Mac apps, iTunes movies, and more!

There are over 4,000 iOS apps, Mac apps, & iTunes movies on sale for Christmas, Hannukah, & New Year’s. I went through all the deals and curated a list of fantastic deals on fantastic apps & movies via my new site Check out the deals!

Thanks to Setapp for sponsoring markdmill & mdmdeals this week!


SetappGrowing up, my father did lots of repairs on our car, but we never had specialty tools. Once, after struggling with a repair for several hours, he finally rented the specialty tool he needed–and he finished the work in a matter of minutes rather than hours. A productivity gain like that is what you get when you have the right tool for the job. Apps are no different; the right app will save you hours of productivity. Setapp gives you a subscription to all the right tools so that, no matter the job you need, you’ve already got the app on your computer.

Need to save space on your hard drive? Use CleanMyMac to instantly free up gigs of space, then use Gemini to eliminate duplicate files (and photos!).

Need to write something? Use a powerhouse app like Ulysses, a minimalist app like Focused, a blog-focused app like Blogo, or a book-focused app like Manuscripts.

Need to be more efficient at your work? Keep track of tasks using 2Do, GoodTask, or Taskpaper, then stay on task and focused with Be Focused Pro, and track your time with Timing,

Not sure what you need to do? No worries–that’s why Setapp offers access to dozens and dozens of high-quality, hand-picked apps, all for one low price. Don’t worry about trials, upgrades, or testing out different apps to figure out which one you want to use–get access to all the apps and use whatever works best for your specific job! Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 17.46.55

Try them out risk-free with Setapp’s truly free 30-day trial (no credit card required, cancel anytime). After the first month, you get all these apps and more for just $9.99 + tax a month. Download Setapp completely free today to start your trial!

My thanks to Setapp for sponsoring mdmdeals this week.


Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals on iOS apps, Mac apps, iTunes Movies, and more!

I’m thrilled to say that my curated list of fantastic Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals on fantastic apps, movies, and more is live! Check out the dedicated page on my new website,

Setapp-bannerMy thanks to Setapp for sponsoring this week’s deals. Setapp gives you access to dozens of great apps for one low monthly price. Get some of my favorite Mac apps today by downloading Setapp for a monthlong 100% free trial or read more about it!

Setapp: Dozens of great apps, one great price [Sponsor]

Setapp-bannerImagine needing an app to make you more productive, do maintenance on your Mac, or be more creative–and now imagine that you can get a high-quality app to solve your need without having to look for one or deals with reviews, spammy software, trials, in-app purchases, or upgrade pricing. You now can, with Setapp.

Setapp is the first subscription service for Mac apps, giving you access to hand-picked, high-quality apps for one low monthly price. Get access to some of my favorite & highly recommend apps like CleanMyMac, iStat Menus, Gemini,  2Do, Boxy, Alternote, Dropshare, Unclutter, Marked, or Screens, plus dozens more–all for just $9.99 + tax a month.Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 17.46.55Try them out risk-free with Setapp’s truly free 30-day trial (no credit card required, cancel anytime). Get access to all these apps by downloading Setapp completely free today! If you do it fast, you can even enter a drawing for a new MacBook Pro. Check out Setapp today!

My thanks to Setapp for sponsoring this week.

HelloTalk [Sponsor]

HelloTalk [Sponsor]


My big thanks to HelloTalk for sponsoring this year’s Christmas and New Years deals (most deals still live!), as well as the Black Friday deals earlier this year. If you’ve appreciated those deals, do me a favor and check out HelloTalk as their sponsorship made those deals possible. I’ve written several pieces about HelloTalk as part of their sponsorship, each of which explains a different part of the app. So far I’ve looked at:

  1. How HelloTalk provides you with comprehensible language input, which research shows to be the primary factor in learning a language.
  2. How HelloTalk is designed to connect you easily with native speakers of over 100 different languages
  3. How HelloTalk provides you tools that help you understand language.

These benefits of HelloTalk are why I’ve decided to keep HelloTalk on my phone as a tool in my own language practice. I’ve legitimately enjoyed using the app, posting to Moments (and getting corrections), and conversing with others. I wish HelloTalk let you search by gender and interests/hobbies, which would make it easier to have natural conversations with people interested in the same things as you, but I have found that when both people want to practice language, you find things in common to talk about.

If you are interested in learning a language and committed to gaining as much input as you can, then check out HelloTalk. It’s a free download and has an optional in-app subscription for more advanced features (better search, multiple languages, removing ads & limits on language tools). Check it out on the App Store today!


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HelloTalk’s Language Tools [Sponsor]

Sponsored App: HelloTalk

hellotalk_vertical_1000x761My thanks to HelloTalk for sponsoring this week of deals! HelloTalk is a free app in the app store that simply and easily connects you to native speakers of over a hundred languages. If you want to learn, practice, or refresh a language, HelloTalk can help you out. My Master’s degree is in ESL and I’ve written before about how HelloTalk can help you learn a language and how it is designed simply to connect you with a language partner. Today, I want to share how HelloTalk gives you some of the techniques and tools you need to learn a language. Continue reading

Christmas holiday deals on iOS apps, Mac apps, & iTunes movies!


My thanks to HelloTalk for sponsoring this year’s Christmas and holiday deals! HelloTalk helps you learn languages by connecting you to native speakers. Read more about it or download HelloTalk today!

There are thousands of iOS apps, Mac apps, & iTunes movies on sale for Christmas, New Year’s, and other holidays! I’ve looked at over 4900 deals to curate just the best. If you’ve seen my curation before, you’ll be happy to know I’ve updated my system so that iOS apps & Mac apps are separated from each other, with subdivisions in each section so you can get quickly to exactly what you want! Continue reading

Design of HelloTalk [Sponsor]


My thanks to HelloTalk for being a sponsor this week. I wrote last week of how research shows the most important factor in learning a language is the quantity and quality of input in that language. One way to get that input is through language partners, but it can be hard to find the right partner for you. Fortunately, the free app HelloTalk has some great features that connect you easily and quickly to language partners of over 100 languages. The process is quite thoughtfully designed. Continue reading