Time’s running out on these killer productivity upgrades for your Mac [Deals]

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Dragon's latest version comes with all new features for easily and instantly converting speech to text.
Dragon's latest version comes with all new features for easily and instantly converting speech to text.
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Recently we’ve received a long list of amazing Mac apps at equally amazing discounts, but they’re about to slip away. This is your last chance to save half off (and more) on Dragon’s latest dictation software, Parallels for running Windows and Linux on your Mac, Prizmo for converting text images into editable files, and Roxio’s latest version of Toast for the ultimate in file conversions of nearly any type. If you’re looking to expand your Mac’s functionality, get on these deals now:

Dragon for Mac, V5 – 50% off

As one of the first and best in the game, Dragon is perhaps the most recognized name in speech-to-text software. Their 5th and latest version makes it easier than ever to keep your hands free when sending emails, filling out spreadsheets, writing articles, surfing the web — basically anything involving words or numbers, you just say it and then see it appear on the screen. It also includes a full-spectrum toolkit like adaptive spelling and proper name detection, custom word lists, audio playback for easy proofreading, and more.

Buy now: Get a copy of Dragon V5 for $99.99, a full half off the usual price.

 Parallels
Parallels allows you to seamlessly run Windows or Linux on your Mac.
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Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac – 50% off

Even the most devoted Mac users can benefit from the features and software that are unique to Windows and Linux. Usually getting one of these platforms to run on a Mac requires a computer science degree, but with Parallels you can seamlessly run either or both on the same machine, with the added bonus of being able to switch between operating systems or running them in parallel (hence the name). You can do things like make Windows invisible while still using its apps, use its virtual assistant, Cortana, optimize performance for your use — gaming, coding, etc — and more, so you’ll never have to miss Windows again. To qualify for this rare discount, just add any item of any price to your cart and enter promo code PARBUNDLE at checkout.

Buy now: Get Parallels for $39.99, a full half off, with an additional purchase of any price.

Prizmo
Prizmo uses OCR to make any text or image document fully editable.
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Prizmo 3 Pro Scanning for Mac – 59% off

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) turns essentially any document or image type into editable text, and with Prizmo you can do it with your smartphone, camera, or other image capturing device. It makes it easy to address typos (in 40 different languages) and image imperfections without having to recreate the entire document from scratch. There are also a whole host of features, like a fully-featured image editor, batch export options, context specific scanning, iCloud syncing, curvature correction, text-to-speech, and lots more.

Buy now: Get Prizmo 3 Pro for $29.99, a whopping 59 percent off the usual price.

Roxio Toast
The latest version of Roxio Toast is better than ever at converting and burning basically any data type or medium.
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Roxio Toast 14 Titanium for Mac – 50% off

Toast is the go-to app for converting and transferring media files of all kinds, and the latest version is better than ever. As always, you can easily capture and convert video directly from your screen, portable devices, the web, or any data medium, and now you can capture, edit, and enhance audio too. Advanced DVD authoring, cross-platform discs copying — whether CD, DVD, or Blu-ray — for both Mac and PC, and lots more make this the most recognized and trusted name in shaping, cutting, burning and swapping media to your meet your needs.

Buy now: Get Roxio Toast 14 for $49, a full half off the normal price.