Happy Thanksgiving Guiding Tech readers! Now that you’ve had your Thanksgiving dinner and vowed never to eat again, it’s time for the Black Friday weekend. The most dreaded shopping weekend of all year.
If you’re not the kind of person who rushes out on Black Friday to get the best deal on electronics, we have something you’re going to like. Why not buy awesome apps for iPhone and iPad. The apps we’ve picked below were already more than worth it at their original price. The discounted prices just makes it better.
Below we’ve featured the best productivity, entertainment and camera apps that are deeply discounted.
Note: The apps featured here are on sale through the Thanksgiving weekend, meaning midnight on 30th November, 2014. But some apps can end the promotion sooner than that. So verify the prices before you click on that Buy button. And even if you find them to be not on sale anymore, you could consider buying them because these apps are awesome!
1. Fantastical 2
Fantastical 2 is the calendar app for humans. Its best feature is natural language calendar-ing. So you can type in Meeting with Joe at 2 PM on Thursday at Cafe Bistro and the app will extract all the relevant information like the time, date and put it all in your calendar. Doesn’t get easier than this. The iPhone and iPad apps are discounted to $2.99 and $4.99, each down from $4.99 and $9.99.
Dispatch is the hot new email app for the iPhone that turns your email into a to-do list. This helps you clear out your inbox much faster. The app only supports IMAP based email services like Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud and more. Used to be $4.99, it’s now $2.99.
Grafio is the new mapping kid on the block. You can use the app to draw mind maps, graphs, charts etc. At 10 dollars it made for a really great purchase for a data visualization app. At $2.99, it becomes a no brainer.
Launch Center Pro lets you quickly launch custom actions. It can be sending a tweet, calling someone or saving text to another app. There’s a lot Launch Center Pro can do. A lot. The discounted price, $2.99 (from $4.99) is a good starting point.
I’ve written in detail about the Write Mac app (which is also discounted for $9.99 to $4.99) before. It’s the app I’m currently using to write this article. The companion apps for the iPhone and iPad are discounted to $0.99 each. The iOS apps have really cool formatting features, an extra toolbar for Markdown shortcuts and cursor to quickly move around the text.
Write is minimal and feature rich at the same time. Worth the $0.99 asking price and then some.
The latest Camera Plus update added remote trigger feature. So you can pair two phones running the app and use one to take the photo and another as a remote shutter button. Neat ha? Used to be $1.99, it’s now $0.99.
TeeVee 3 is my TV show tracker of choice. It’s certainly not the most feature rich but it looks really cool and has a useful Notification Center widget. The best part is that the universal app is available for free right now (from $2.99).