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Why UPDF is a top choice among PDF editors (53% off now)


Find out how UPDF stacks up against popular PDF editors PDF Expert and Adobe Acrobat in terms of feature sets and price.
Find out how UPDF stacks up against popular PDF editors PDF Expert and Adobe Acrobat in terms of feature sets and price.
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Most people must deal with PDF files online at some point, like when they fill out forms, sign documents or save files they don’t want others to easily modify. But if you think your only choices for easy-to-use, feature-rich PDF editing software are big, expensive products, you haven’t met UPDF yet.

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In this article, we’ll take a look at how UPDF stacks up against major PDF editors — PDF Expert and Adobe Acrobat — in terms of feature sets and price. Then you can make your best choice. At the end of this article, a special discount will be provided for Cult of Mac readers.

These are Apple’s picks for the best App Store apps and games of 2022


2021 App Store Awards
App Store award winners are going to get a physical plaque from Apple.
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Apple crowned 16 apps and games as winners of its 2022 App Store Awards for “making a profound cultural impact.” The App Store’s editorial team honored apps and games on five platforms: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

This time around, the company also selected five “Cultural Impact winners that have made a lasting impact on people’s lives and influenced culture,” Apple said in a press release Tuesday.

One day only: Get the App Store’s No. 1 scanning app for just $30


Get this OCR scanner for just $29.99 today only.
For today only, get this OCR scanner for life for an insane discount.
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Packing your remote workspace with bulky office equipment is one way to ensure you have all the tools you need, but it’s not exactly practical. Replace that clunky scanner with one that can fit in your pocket. iScanner can create high-quality digital scans of documents, ID cards and books using just your iPhone, but that’s not all it can do.

This bestselling book-summary library makes self-improvement simple


Lets be thankful for this unbeatable deal on an app that makes reading and self help timely.
Get the best deal you'll find online on this motivational, educational app that boils books down to their essentials.
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Self-improvement is a lot like cooking. If you rush it and go in too hot, you’ll probably burn out. Instead, you should take your time working on yourself with guidance from some fantastic works of nonfiction that have been boiled down to their most essential lessons.

Book-summary app Headway offers bite-size, personalized learning that you can work through at a manageable pace. It’s the season to give thanks, and part of that will be thanking yourself for not rushing your growth. You can get lifetime access to Headway for only $59.99. And up until November 23 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific, you can get an additional 20% off with code HEADWAY.

A road-trip companion, a new kind of shopping and a tribute to Apple Stores [Awesome Apps]


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The never-ending stream of apps truly never ends. And we’ve found a few more that might be worth your time.
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, there’s a good chance you’ll have some down time on the way. Whether you’re planning a trip to see family, doing some shopping, or just want to flex your Apple knowledge, this week we have some Awesome Apps to infuse some tech into your holiday week.

Apps to simplify music discovery, baby care and journaling your life [Awesome Apps]


Awesome Apps iPhone and headphones
Regardless of what you’re trying to do, apps can help make it easier, faster, or more fun.
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Apps can be useful for a a countless number of things. From making a new parents life easier to finding new music, there’s are apps fit to help make things nearly effortless. This week, we have a couple great new (to me, at least) apps, and a really solid update to one of my favorites. As usual, I’ll put out the call for other suggestions as well. If you have something you want us to check out for a future Awesome Apps post, be sure to email your suggestion or tweet them over!

Get lifetime access to the App Store’s No. 1 scanning app


This iOS scanner app can also do math or measure the area of a room.
Score a lifetime subscription to this versatile iOS scanning app at a deep discount.
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Scanners come in handy, but buying one means dropping a hefty sum and wasting space in your home or office. iScanner is a cheaper and more capable solution for scanning documents.

Right now, you can get a lifetime subscription to this top-rated iOS scanning app for just $39.99. And you might be surprised how much use you get out of it.

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


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


SwiftKey works great on the giant iPhone 6 Plus.
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.