updated 07:00 pm EST, Thu February 7, 2013
Final week features cut-rate prices on various utility apps
Following two weeks of sales on various productivity and organizational programs, the Mac App Store has kicked off the final week of its "Get Stuff Done" promotion with a set of discounts on 10 utility apps, including Calendar helper Fantastical, password manager 1Password and Yoink, a "weigh station" to make dragging files between destinations easier. Apple had earlier discounted a set of "prioritizing" apps during the first week, and organizational programs during the second.
The most significant discounts are on 1Password (now $25), Fantastical (currently $10), screen-capture utility Snagit ($25), document workflow tool Clarify ($15), password manager mSecure ($10) and file-moving tool Dropzone ($5), all reduced by 50 percent from their normal price for the duration of the sale, which ends on Valentines Day, February 14.
In addition, buyers can save $2 off the clipboard utility PopClip (now $3), and enjoy savings of $7 off the usual price of mathematical translator and calculating scratchpad Soulver (now $13). Rounding out the selection, a utility that allows users to set an iOS or other Bluetooth capable devices as a "keycard" that locks or unlocks the Mac automatically when the devices is present or not present called Keycard is now $5, a $2 savings from its normal price.
Many of the apps mentioned can sync with popular cloud services such as iCloud or Dropbox. Some also have iOS companion apps, but those are sold separately and are not part of the sale. The promotion represents perhaps the first time Apple itself has organized a themed sale on related applications in the Mac App Store. Normally, individual developers choose to put individual apps on sale and Apple may choose to highlight the app or apps in conjunction with the sale.