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Explore the natural world with this $20 plant-spotting iOS app

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Use your iPhone to learn about the plants around you with NatureID.
Learn what your plants need with this top-rated iPhone app.
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From shooting 4K HDR footage to scanning documents, there’s a lot that your iPhone can accomplish. You can even use it as your personal plant assistant.

With the NatureID app, you can identify plants, determine the best way to care for them, and even spot early signs of disease. Lifetime subscriptions to NatureID are currently available for $19.99 (regularly $59)

It’s time to say goodbye to SwiftKey for iPhone

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SwiftKey works great on the giant iPhone 6 Plus. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac
SwiftKey for iOS is riding off into the sunset.
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Microsoft is killing SwiftKey for iOS, one of the most popular third-party keyboard apps for iPhone. The company will remove the app from the App Store and end its support on October 5.

SwiftKey first became available for iPhones in 2014. Microsoft acquired the keyboard app in 2016 and eventually discontinued its own Word Flow keyboard for iPhone.

Split vocals and step up your audio production with this AI-powered iOS app

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Produce music like a pro with major savings on editing software.
Make complicated music production simple with this $40 editing software
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The music industry has exploded in recent decades, and with numerous courses teaching people how to create their own hits, virtually anyone with a laptop can make something majestic.

The challenging part is choosing the right software. EasySplitter Pro offers helpful tools that might become one of your mashup essentials. Lifetime subscriptions are on sale for $39.99 (regularly $599) for a limited time.

How to track your kids’ live location with Wondershare FamiSafe

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Wondershare FamiSafe helps you keep track of your kids.
Wondershare FamiSafe helps you keep track of your kids.
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This parental control app post is presented by Wondershare.

Do you know what your kids are doing right now? These days, parents typically keep a pretty close eye on their children’s whereabouts and activities. And technology can help you do an even better job of it, thanks to apps like Wondershare FamiSafe.

FamiSafe lets you control kids’ screen time, detect inappropriate content on their devices, and track their locations in real time. In this article, we’ll cover FamiSafe’s benefits with a focus on live location tracking. Because if you don’t know where they are, you can’t keep them safe.

Bundle these Mac and iOS productivity apps to save big bucks

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These iOS productivity apps are on sale for Labor Day.
See how much you can get done with these awesome Mac and iOS productivity apps.
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Want to squeeze even more functionality out of your Mac or iPhone? We gathered up three great productivity apps for macOS and iOS, and they’re all on sale for Labor Day.

Plus, when you bundle two items (equalling $49 or greater), you could get 20% off with code YOURWAY20. And if you bundle three (totaling $49 or more), you use YOURWAY30 to get 30% off. You can even check out our full Labor Day Collection for more items to bundle and save on.

Labor Day deals on language-learning apps? Oui, si, ja!

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Check out these Labor Day deals on language learning apps.
You can get creative with these language-learning apps.
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Learning a new language is a lot like learning anything else: It’s not a one-and-done situation. You might be able to build up your vocabulary and work toward fluency using one language-learning app, but what if another one can help you in a different way?

During our Labor Day Sale, you don’t have to choose between language apps. Instead, you can bundle a couple together and get a discount on the lot of them. As long as your total is $49 or more, you can save 20% with code YOURWAY20 if you buy two items or 30% with code YOURWAY30 for three or more. We might have the perfect three apps to get you started, but there are plenty more Cult of Mac Deals in our Labor Day Collection.

Turn your iPhone into a document scanner with this versatile app

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Turn your iPhone into a full document scanner with this app.
Grab this versatile iPhone scanner app to digitize documents, measure rooms and solve math equations.
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If you labeled either side of a Venn diagram with “has access to a full scanner” and “needs a scanner,” how much crossover would there be? Instead of waiting for a scanner to be available, iOS users can put one in their pocket.

Need to scan a page from a textbook? Maybe send a project outline to your new boss? Whatever the situation, having your iPhone double as a document scanner proves incredibly useful, and that’s exactly what you get with iScanner. And this convenient document scanner app is on sale for $39.99 (regularly $199).

Preserve paper documents with this iOS scanner app and donate to kids in need

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iScanner adds a machine-learning powered scanner to your iPhone.
Ditch paper for good with iScanner, the AI-powered scanner app for iPhone.
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If modern life has taught us anything, it’s that the more backups you have, the better off you are, especially if you’re going to school or learning new skills. The iScanner app for iOS makes it easy to back up anything on paper as a digital file, making it easy to edit and share.

VistaCreate makes beautiful graphic design easy

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This free, easy-to-use graphic design software lets you quickly create eye-catching images for social media and more.
This free, easy-to-use graphic design software lets you quickly create eye-catching images for social media and more.
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This post is brought to you by VistaCreate.

Graphic design software VistaCreate offers an array of tools that can help anyone create effective images for their business or project — design skills optional.

To do that, the easy-to-use graphic design software offers a huge array of templates, free access to a massive library of images and videos, and handy tools, like a new background remover that helps open up your image options.

Even better, the free version of VistaCreate is feature-rich on its own. But if you want even more, you can try the Pro version for a few dollars a month.

Why Twitterrific is the best Twitter client for iOS and iPadOS [Awesome Apps]

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Sleek design, power features, no promoted tweets ... what more could you want?
Sleek design, power features, no promoted tweets ... what more could you want?
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Twitter might be going through a turbulent time, but for many of us in the tech community, it remains our de facto town square — a place where we can meet to share our views, opinions and hopes.

Like most of us here at Cult of Mac, I’ve been using Twitter for years. And although I’ve switched between clients more than a handful of times, my favorite Twitter app is Twitterrific.

In fact, I’d even say that Twitterrific is the best Twitter client for iPhone and iPad. Stick around to find out why.