As they have done in years past, a group of more than 35 high-profile developers have banded together this holiday season to offer a slew of iOS and Mac apps at deep discounts of up to 60 percent off. Last year, App Santa focused only on iOS apps, but this year, both iOS and Mac apps are being offered at lower prices.

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Organized by Realmac, the creators of Clear, App Santa includes apps from several well-known developers including Readdle, Tapbots, Gneo, PCalc, JuneCloud, and more. Apps involved in the App Santa promotion are listed below:

- Clear for iOS ($2.99, down from $4.99) and Mac ($5.99, down from $9.99): Simple, no-frills to-do list and reminders. [iOS Direct Link] [Mac Direct Link]

- Ember for iOS ($2.99, down from $4.99) and Mac: A scrapbooking style app for collecting and annotating images. [iOS Direct Link] [Mac Direct Link]

- Launch Center Pro ($0.99, down from $4.99): Can be used to create shortcuts to complete complex actions with one tap. [Direct Link]

- Mileage Log+ ($4.99, down from $9.99): Simple but comprehensive app for tracking mileage. [Direct Link]

- Tweetbot 3 for iPhone ($2.99, down from $4.99): Popular third-party Twitter client. [Direct Link]

- Screens for iOS ($9.99, down from $19.99) and Mac ($14.99, down from $29.99): Offers remote access to computers from anywhere. [iOS Direct Link] [Mac Direct Link]

- Group Text+ ($1.99, down from $2.99): Brand-new quick messaging app. [Direct Link]

- Castro ($1.99, down from $3.99): Podcast client with useful features like continuous play and fast searching. [Direct Link]

- PCalc for iOS and Mac ($6.99 each, down from $9.99) : Full featured calculator app. [iOS Direct Link] [Mac Direct Link]

- Manual ($0.99, down from $1.99): Camera app with full manual controls. [Direct Link]

- Day One for iOS ($0.99, down from $4.99) and Mac ($7.99, down from $9.99): Life journal incorporating text and photos. [iOS Direct Link] [Mac Direct Link]

- Prizmo for iOS ($4.99, down from $9.99) and Mac ($24.99, down from $49.99): Scanning app with Optical Character Recognition in 40+ languages. [iOS Direct Link] [Mac Direct Link]

- MindNode for iOS ($4.99, down from $9.99) and Mac ($9.99, down from $19.99): Designed for making mind maps. [iOS Direct Link] [Mac Direct Link]

- Deliveries for iOS ($2.99, down from $4.99) and Mac ($3.99, down from $4.99): App for easy package tracking. [iOS Direct Link] [Mac Direct Link]

- Scanner Pro ($2.99, down from $6.99): Turns an iPhone into a portable scanner. [Direct Link]

- Calendars 5 ($2.99, down from $6.99): Popular calendar/task manager. [Direct Link]

- PDF Expert 5 ($6.99, down from $9.99): For reading, editing, and annotating PDFs. [Direct Link]

- Printer Pro ($2.99, down from $6.99): Lets an iOS device wirelessly print to any Wi-Fi or USB printer. [Direct Link]

- Next for iPhone/iPad ($1.99, down from $2.99) and Mac ($2.99, down from $6.99): App for tracking personal finance and expenses. [iPhone Direct Link] [iPad Direct Link] [Mac Direct Link]

- Gneo ($5.99, down from $9.99): Calendar/task manager with Evernote integration. [Direct Link]

- ColorStrokes ($0.99, down from $1.99): Photo editing app for selectively removing color. [Direct Link]

-FX Photo Studio ($0.99, down from $2.99): Photo editing app with filters and effects. [Direct Link]

- Soulver for iOS ($2.99, down from $4.99) and Mac ($8.99, down from $11.99): Notepad for quick math calculations. [iOS Direct Link] [Mac Direct Link]

- Go Couch to 5K ($1.99, down from $4.99): Fitness app for beginning runners. [Direct Link]

- Solar Walk ($0.99, down from $2.99): App that details the solar system with 3D model of planets. [Direct Link]

- Star Walk HD ($0.99, down from $2.99): Displays stars, constellations, and satellites in real time. [Direct Link]

- TextExpander 3 ($2.99, down from $4.99): Keyboard that supports custom abbreviations that expand into longer snippets of text. [Direct Link]

- Drafts 4 ($4.99, down from $9.99): Quick notetaking and text capture/sharing app. [Direct Link]

- Terminology ($1.99, down from $2.99): Dictionary/Thesaurus tool. [Direct Link]

- Windy ($1.99, down from $2.99): White noise app featuring natural wind sounds. [Direct Link]

The App Santa promotion will run from today, December 16, until December 26.

Top Rated Comments

haruhiko Avatar
102 months ago
Tweetbot 3 is still listed on App Store at $4.99.

And there isn't any iPad version after a whole year...:confused:
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Jessica Lares Avatar
102 months ago
Ahhh, I should have waited a few days to get Prizmo. But that's okay, Smile's Scan+ works and I think a little better. Right now I'm converting an illustrated PDF book to standard text and editing the pictures down on the Mac to add later. I'm using it for lazy note taking too when I'm looking at real paper.

Out of that list, I did NOT care for Next. The iPhone app is great, but neither the iPad or Mac versions are. I use Launch Center Pro less because of the notes I can have on my widgets. Plus I still have my Launcher app. Workflow is also taking over some of my actions too.

I went back to Castro after getting fed up with Overcast. The main thing I don't like about OC is that it doesn't have a problem downloading all your stuff, and doesn't seem to have an option to make this all manual. This is fine on my iPhone, but a terrible idea on my 16GB iPad. I like having lots of podcasts on hand on my iPhone, but want to be able to specify what I want to download and listen to on my iPad. I prefer Castro's interface too. (And yes, it's iPhone only still)

TextExpander is great. There are very specific things it's useful for. I type out business names with it for my finance apps. Like if I make a purchase in the iTunes Store, I just type "apl" and it does it for me, and "att" will change it to "AT&T Wireless" and so on. Otherwise I'd type them all differently each time and that's not great for searching later on.

You can use it for large pieces of text, but especially now that we have copy and paste keyboards, it's going to be a lot easier using those.

Manual is the only camera app I use on my iPhone 5S. I'm really amazed at how much better my Christmas lights pictures are this year now that I can change the settings around. I really wish I had it when I was on those few trips over the summer!

And I always have Soulver open on the Mac. I had it for awhile on my iOS devices, but I always found myself opening Google to do some basic math. So I recently got it for the Mac so I would stop doing that. PCalc is good too.

I use Drafts, and some people use it for everything, but I just jot down stuff I want to expand on later.

And yes, this post was a bit long, sorry. :o
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D.T. Avatar
102 months ago

And I always have Soulver open on the Mac.

Same here, in fact, it’s open right now :)

I used Numi for a while, and like how it runs from the menu, but Soulver wound up being my favorite calc/spreadsheet-lite sort of utility.
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Jessica Lares Avatar
102 months ago
Thanks. When you export the PDF to Dropbox or email to yourself is it still searchable on the Mac?

I just checked for you, it does embed the OCR into the PDF.
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IvanX Avatar
102 months ago
And there isn't any iPad version after a whole year...:confused:
Not surprising for a 2-man team but, for their flagship app, I do wish they get a move on. And the discount has been applied to the App Store now. Still not sure if it'll buy it though, because TB2 works fine.
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