These insight-stimulating apps help you get more out of each work hour [Deals]

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Scapple is all about ideas.
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If you’re getting frustrated with your productivity or workflow at the computer, you might need to get your computer to work with you better. Scapple is a freeform, mind-mapping application that makes it effortless to record your ideas and tease out connections between them.

Once you start using Scapple, it’ll become an invaluable tool for keeping all your ideas in one place for comparison and exploration, and right now you can get it for a mere $8.99.

The Best Apps To Write, Plan & Plot Your NaNoWriMo Novel [Feature]

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It’s November, and you all know what that means: No, not the growing of wispy, creepy mustaches. November is National Novel-Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for (almost) short.

NaNoWriMo is the annual attempt by many tens of thousands of people to finally get that novel out of their head and into the cloud storage option of their choice. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by midnight on the 30th November, and you can get there by fair means or foul. The rules? It has to be a novel, it has to be 50,000 words (or more) long, and it has to be written in November.

The tools you will need most to write your NaNoWriMo novel are inspiration and a lot of perseverance. Luckily, apps can help you with both. Here’s the definitive guide to NaNoWriMo apps on the Mac and iOS. If you can’t drag that novel kicking and screaming into the world with the help of these apps, you can’t do it at all.