These Mac apps will help out any digital creative, no matter their industry.

The ultimate utility software roundup for digital creatives [Deals]


From converting media to transferring giant files, staying on task and more, these are Mac apps any digital professional can use.
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Like the content they create, today’s digital creative takes many forms. Whether designing a website or a game, whether editing photos or lines of code, there are some things we all have in common. This bundle of Mac apps offers tools for converting media files of all kind, a powerful file transfer protocol for moving data from place to place, a game-changing productivity tool for completing complex projects, and a digital assistant for studying better and taking rich notes.

No matter what you do at the screen, these Mac apps can help you do it better. And they’re all going for half off or even more. Read on for more details:

Roxio Toast
No matter the media type, Roxio Toast is one tool that can edit and convert it.
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Roxio Toast 15 Pro – 50% off

If you work in digital media, you already know about Roxio Toast. Their latest, Toast 15 Pro, adds a raft of new features to their popular converter app. There’s enhanced and more secure DVD authoring, easy video editing with Toast Slice, new features for burning Blu-ray discs, just to name a few. It also integrates seamlessly with apps like Corel Painter Essentials, AfterShot, and FotoMagico for vastly improved photo management. Plus, you can secure files stored on discs or thumb drives with the Secure Burn tool.

Buy now: Get Roxio Toast 15 Pro for $74.99, that’s half off the usual price.

Yummy FTP
For files of all type, big or small, near or far, this is an app that’ll help you get it from drive A to B.
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Yummy FTP Pro+ Ultimate Lifetime License – 90% off

When you have to transfer files, especially in large volumes, you’ll want to have a tool like Yummy FTP Pro. It’s an easy to use FTP/S, SFTP, and WebDAV/S file transfer app, built exclusively for Mac. A familiar Finder-like browser makes locating and moving files easy, with a fine-tuned, multi-threaded transfer engine that can automatically transfer files across several simultaneous connections for full use of available bandwidth. Yummy will always complete a transfer, even if interrupted, with features like a bookmarks manager to organize files at multiple levels, a built-in text editor for quick edits of local and remote files, and plenty more,

Buy now: Get a lifetime license to Yummy FTP Pro+ Ultimate for $19.99, that’s a whopping 90 percent discount.

CoM - Aeon Timeline 2 for Mac
Turn that big, complex project into a manageable, visually coherent timeline with this convenient app.
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Aeon Timeline 2 for Mac and Windows – 54% off

Keeping the day-to-day on track can be tough enough, but when dealing with a big and complex project it pays to get organized. Aeon Timeline 2 is a tool ideal for managing workloads efficiently across the lifetimes of major projects. Whether it’s a big event, a business or financial function, managing relationships or dependencies, you name it. Everything is manageable from an intuitive interface and presented in easily graspable visualizations. Easily link events with images and external documents or sites, track research and documentation, divide events into groups based on their relationships with other entities, and lots, lots more.

Buy now: Get Aeon Timeline 2 for $22.99, that’s 54 percent off the usual cost.

MarginNote Pro for Mac
This simple app adds whole new dimensions to your studying and note-taking.
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MarginNote Pro for Mac – 50% off

Information overload is the condition of our time, which makes a focused, deliberate learning process all the more important. MarginNote offers a powerful reading tool for students, teachers, researchers, lawyers, or just the naturally curious. It helps quickly organize, study, and reference learning materials as PDFs and EPUBs. Take notes, create mind maps, review flashcards, and more from one interface. Create hybrid notes that include voice, handwriting, images, hashtags, and web content, and use Logical or Creative views to organize your study materials.

Buy now: Get MarginNote Pro for Mac for $24.99, that’s half off the usual price.


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