These are the best Black Friday deals for popular apps
Black Friday offers some of the year’s deepest discounts on all kinds of technology products – and apps are no exception. If you’ve been waiting to buy something expensively paid, it’s worth it takes another look this week. It might be the perfect time to hit “Buy”.
Below, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite apps currently available with a discount. The the list is accurate as of the time of publicationbut things can have changed when you read this, I sawIf you see something you like, grab it before the appointment expires. Many of these apps are good enough to be worth the full price, making these holiday bargains even sweeter.
Affinity Suite: A great Photoshop alternative
Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and Affinity Publisher are among the best alternatives to Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign apps, respectively. Affinity lets you pay once and keeps these apps until the next major version update. Many people prefer this model to the fixed subscription fee that Adobe charges.
Since a new version of Affinity apps recently launched, you can grab all three apps on Windows, macOS, and iPadOS with a single license for $100 (regular price $170). If you don’t need the whole suite, all off apps are also individually discounted. Check this page for more details.
Pixelmator Pro is another excellent Photoshop alternative for macOS. The app has almost everything you need to edit your photos, and it will serve you well as long as you only edit on your Mac. It is available for $20 (regular price $40).
Acorn is a beautiful image editor for macOS. Its appeal lies in its ease of use: If you are new to image editing, Acorn is e.geasy to get started, and yet that packs enough features to meet your needs for a long time. It is goes for $20 via the Unclutter app bundle sale. Regular price is $40.
TextSniper lets you extract text from photos on your Mac more seamlessly than the operating system’s native tools (and without the need for an upgrade). It is fast, easy and reliable. You can use the coupon code TSBFG2022 to buy the app for just under $5 (regular price $8).
If you are a manual photography enthusiast, Halide is a must-try The iPhone app. It allows you to control the shutter speed, exposure, ISO and aperture of the iPhone camera. The app is also pretty good at handling RAW images, and it even unlocks certain portrait modes on older iPhones. The app costs $12 per year, but you can get two months free (and without paying anything) during Halide’s Black Friday sale.
NotchCamThe news is lets you hide the MacBook Pro’s camera notch. It also lets you get a quick preview of the camera if you click in the part of the screen behind the notch. The app is free for Black Friday.
The same developer also makes Thrush, which is a neat third-party app for Apple Music that we’ve previously recommended. You can get it for $3 (regular price $7).
If you are constantly frustrated by websites that block the ability to copy or paste, or if you want to a Safari extension that can fix a lot of broken things on websites, then StopTheMadness is for you. It has so many great features that it constantly appearing in our coverage. The extension is down to $7 on Mac and $3 on Safari.
Some of the best iPhone food related apps are also on sale. Our favorites are:
- Paprika is an excellent recipe manager app. It’s currently 40% off across all platforms.
- Croutons is an excellent cooking app for iOS and Mac. The free version allows you to save 10 recipes, and you can pay a one-time fee of $3 (regular price $17) to remove the limit if you purchase within 24 hours of installation.
- Soosee allows you to quickly scan ingredient labels to identify allergens. The lifetime subscription is currently $6 (80% off).
Useful Mac App Packages
There are many Mac apps for sale in different packages. Unclutter’s the bundle has 12 apps for $84 (regular price $406). Tthe best part is, you can pick and choose your apps individually if you don’t want to the whole package.
BundleHunt has another good pack of 20 useful productivity appsand you can mix and match to choose the ones you want—but notice you pay too an unlocking fee of $3.50 is added to the final price.
Even more great offers
You can find many more Black Friday app deals if you know where to look. For sale on iOS games, Tap Arcade have a great list. If you’re tracking sales from independent developers, check out Indie Friday for an exhaustive collection of offers.