The ultimate utility software roundup for digital creatives [Deals]

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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:

Expand and charge your iDevice all at once [Deals]

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iKlips miReader 4K
Back up, expand and charge your iDevices all at once with this handy Lightning-connected hub.
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No matter how much storage you spring for in your iPhone or iPad, there’s always use for more. The unfortunate thing about mobile devices is that they’re not exactly easy to upgrade, and you certainly can’t swap out the hard drive for a bigger one. Something you can do though is plug in something like the iKlips miReader 4K, which expands capacity and adds new connection options all at once. With its Lightning connector and micro USB connectors, and a micro SD slot, you can massively expand capacity and share files between a variety of devices, whether Mac, Windows, even cloud drives. And right now you can get an iKlips miReader 4K for just $46.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Week’s best Apple deals: Designer Cases From $3, Refurb Apple Watch 38mm, and more

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Debuting barely two months ago, the new iPad is already seeing noteworthy discounts, which is extremely rare for a new Apple device.
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We’ve got everything from accessories to hardware – read on to see the cheapest refurbished Apple Watch we’ve ever seen, high-end leather iPhone cases for just $3, and more, all in this week’s best Apple deals.

Upgrade your brain with a new language [Deals]

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Rosetta Stone Language Box Sets (Levels 1-2)
Learning a new language doesn't have to be difficult, and this box set from Rosetta Stone is a great place to start.
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Spring is here, everything is new and blooming and the world invites you to explore its wonders. Of course that’s a lot easier to do if you speak more than your native language. There are few better ways to learn a new language than with Rosetta Stone. Their program is world famous for how effective it is, with an immersive method that’s been used even by national governments to train international employees. Whether you’re eager to learn Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, or Italian, Rosetta Stone can teach you to read, write, and speak with fluency. And right now, you can get box sets for levels 1 and 2, both digital and physical DVD versions, for just $119.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Before your Lightning cables fray, get some backup [Deals]

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CoM - 6.5-Ft Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable- 3-Pack
With these three extra long, Apple certified cables, you'll be covered for when your Lightning cable inevitably frays or breaks.
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We rely on our Lightning cables to keep our iDevices charged and synced. Unfortunately, these soft white cables are pretty prone to fraying and breaking. With something so essential to our digital lifestyles, it’s important to have backup. And, while we’re at it, why not add a little reach? Right now you can get all of the above, when you get a triple pack of MFi-certified, 10-foot long Lightning cables for just $20 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Drive Genius 5 unclogs and revives your Mac’s drive [Deals]

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Drive Genius offers a toolbox for keeping your Mac drive clean and running at top speeds.
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Your Mac is meant to work like magic. But we all know that beneath the sleek silver there’s a complicated machine, one that needs to be taken care of if it’s going to last. Drive Genius is a popular app designed to keep hard drives hygienic, and recover ones that have already gone kaput. Used by no less than the Apple Genius Bar itself, they offer a suite of tools that can help to speed up, clean up, protect, and even revive your Mac. It’s well worth looking into for any Mac owner, but right now you can get a standard license for Drive Genius 5 for just $39 at Cult of Mac Deals.

This app unlocks new possibilities for PDFs [Deals]

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Work with PDFs like never before with this essential converter toolkit.
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If you work at a computer, PDFs probably cross your desktop on the regular. It’s a content-rich format that can make digital documents a pleasure to read. But when the time comes to make changes to a PDF, you’ve got to have the right tools. PDFConverterOCR is a great example, with the ability to convert native or scanned PDFs into a wide range of fully editable document formats. It’s a must have for anyone who regularly deals in digital documents, and right now you can get a lifetime license for just $19.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Shower while grooving to your favorite tunes [Week’s Best Deals]

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This week's best deals include a shower-proof Bluetooth speaker, mobile VPN protection, and more.
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We’re back for another round of the very best deals on gear and gadgets in the Cult of Mac Store. This week, we’ve got an extra huge Bluetooth shower speaker, a simple but powerful mobile VPN, a handy app for cutting down on reading times, and a set of workout-ready Bluetooth earbuds. Everything in this week’s roundup is discounted by 75 percent or more, read on for more details:

Get a 3D preview from your Mac of your spring cleaning plans [Deals]

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CoM - Live Home 3D Pro for Mac
Before you commit to a major house project, get a digital tour in full 3D.
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Tis the season for a spring clean, which can mean anything from simple tidying up to a major upgrade. Considering all the money and time you’re likely to spend on any significant improvements, it’d be a big help to get a look at what the final result will be ahead of time. Thankfully, technology offers a ready solution that’s also affordable. Live Home 3D Pro is a powerful Mac app that makes it easy to build fully realized buildings in 3D, from basic structures to complex buildings of any size. And right now you can get Live Home 3D Pro for just $24.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Become a spreadsheet ninja with 15 hours of training [Deals]

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Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Certification Bundle
Certify your Excel mastery with this 15 hour pair of comprehensive courses.
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In the modern office, Excel spreadsheets are a part of daily life. Whether tracking invoices and expenses, organizing projects, doing advanced math or just keeping track of phone numbers, these days a mastery of Excel is one of the most portable and useful skills you can have. But let’s face it, for all the benefits of doing so, learning Excel isn’t something most of us have made time for. But with this pair of lessons in Microsoft’s mighty spreadsheet software, you can up your skills and get certified to prove it whether you’re just a beginner or already a pro. And right now, you can get the whole shebang for just $15 at Cult of Mac Deals.