Spring clean your Mac with these awesome apps

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Free up some disk space easily and quickly thanks to these apps!
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No matter the size of your Mac’s hard drive, there will come a time when you need to free up some space. Having a full hard drive can make your Mac feel sluggish, and running out of space can be terrifying.

Sifting through your archive of files may seem like a daunting task. But don’t fear — these three super-simple and effective Mac disk cleanup apps can help you out.

Check them out in the Cult of Mac video review below.

Mac app Quitter keeps you from falling down the Twitter hole

Shut down Twitter so you can get things done.
Shut down Twitter so you can get things done.
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You know how it is: you spend way too much time on Twitter or Slack when you should be working. Ideally, you’d just not launch them, but that’s not super feasible if you also use these apps for work.

The answer, then, is an app that will hide or quit apps for you after a certain amount of idle time. Called Quitter, it sits nicely in your Mac’s menu bar and makes sure you don’t fall down the Twitter hole.

The week in apps: streaming video, HDR photography, and more [Deals]

Easily capture your screen, burn digital media and enjoy new features like audio Enhancement
Easily capture your screen, burn digital media and enjoy new features like audio Enhancement
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Another week, another round of super useful apps priced to move. And this is a diverse bunch: HDR photography, finance management, streaming video capture and more. We wouldn’t share them with you if they weren’t useful, and they’re all available for at least half off:

Pay what you want for this spring 2016 Mac apps bundle [Deals]

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Name your own price for these 13 super-helpful Mac apps.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Seize the productive spring energy with this bundle of 13 super-productive Mac apps. From photo editing to 3-D modeling, website building and beyond, there’s something in here for anybody looking to make the most out of the fairer months.

The best part, though, is that you can pay what you want for the whole thing, with a portion of each dollar going to support the important work of Save the Children.

Take a look at what’s included:

Last chance: Scrivener 2 cuts the clutter to keep your writing front and center [Deals]

Scrivener 2 has a full suite of tools that keep you focused, and all your writing materials in one place.
Scrivener 2 has a full suite of tools that keep you focused, and all your writing materials in one place.
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Cult of Mac readers, it’s your last chance to get this prized writing utility Mac app! If you write on a computer, you know how much of a mess it can be to keep on top of your notes, drafts, research, edits, etc.

Luckily there’s Scrivener 2, an app that’s all about keeping the many parts of your writing process in one place. It’s won awards for its ability to streamline and organize the digital writing desk, it’s beloved by Cult of Mac readers (hey, that’s you!), and right now it can be yours for $22.50, a full half off the normal price.