These apps will give your Mac a productivity boost [Deals]

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This bundle of Mac apps adds new ways to work with video, WiFi, PDFs, and more.
This bundle of Mac apps adds new ways to work with video, WiFi, PDFs, and more.
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Feel like giving your Mac a new dose of productivity potential? This roundup of apps should do the trick. Included are apps for downloading HD video from the web, and a powerful pair of video conversion apps. Plus, there’s a tool for mapping and optimizing Wi-Fi coverage, and a tool for making any boring PDF into delightful digital magazines. Even better, you’ll get 20 percent off any of these deals when you use the coupon code ‘SOFTWARE20’ at checkout. Read on for more details:

Download nearly any video from any site, YouTube and Vimeo included.
Download nearly any video from any site, YouTube and Vimeo included.
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MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac – 62% off

Most of our favorite videos aren’t on our bookshelves anymore, they’re online. With this app, you can easily download your favorite shows and clips from nearly any website, saved as high definition MP4s and MP3s. Downloads are 15 times normal speed, and with videos from YouTube and DailyMotion, you can even keep the subtitles. The whole thing integrates with iTunes, making keeping and syncing a cinch.

Buy now: Get MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for $15. That’s a 62 percent discount.

Master your media collection with lifetime access to DVD ripping and video conversion software.
Master your media collection with lifetime access to DVD ripping and video conversion software.
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The MacX Media Conversion Lifetime License Bundle – 84% off

If you’ve got videos on discs or stored on your drive, getting them to play properly on different devices can be a headache. This pair of conversion apps basically eliminates compatibility issues. With MacX DVD Ripper Pro, you can make any DVD watchable on almost any device. It’ll even decrypt copy-protected DVDs, with the option to trim, crop, merge, add subtitles, cut clips, and more. Meanwhile, MacX Video Converter helps optimize encoding and decoding for HD playback on almost any device.

Buy now: Get the MacX Media Conversion Lifetime License Bundle for just $19.99. That’s a whopping 84 percent off the usual price.

Visualize and optimize your Wi-Fi connection with this powerful Wi-Fi analysis app.
Visualize and optimize your Wi-Fi connection with this powerful Wi-Fi analysis app.
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NetSpot Home: Lifetime License – 72% off

WiFi is like the Force: it surrounds us, penetrates us, it binds the…well ok it just gets us online. And anyone who lives or works in a place with a wall or two knows it’s not exactly evenly distributed. NetSpot lets you visualize, optimize, and troubleshoot any wireless network. You’ll get a ‘heat map’ of the strong and dead zones, with features for maximizing connections and troubleshooting issues. That makes this ideal for setting up a new WiFi network, or just ironing out kinks in an existing one.

Buy now: Get a lifetime license to NetSpot Home for $19. That’s a 72 percent discount.

This app transforms your PDFs into a gorgeous, media-rich digital booklets.
This app transforms your PDFs into a gorgeous, media-rich digital booklets.
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Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac – 86% off

PDFs are a great format, but they can be even better. With FlipBook Maker, the familiar format comes to life as a digital book or magazine. Ideal for presentations or portfolios, you can load it onto your website for clients, even embed video from a file or from YouTube, add images, music, buttons and more. The flipbooks are Flash/HTML5 compatible, with a responsive design that makes them look great on any device. Additionally, you can publish your flipbook as a WordPress Plugin, Joomla or Drupal module, and that’s just scratching the surface.

Buy now: Get Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac for $39.99. That’s a whopping 86 percent discount.