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Forget Reminders, Todoist is the best task-management app out there [Awesome Apps]

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Todoist app on iPhone
The Todoist to-do app is the best on the App Store, and great if you're using Getting Things Done (GTD).
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It’s true – Apple’s Reminders app has gone from strength to strength in recent years. But for a more-comprehensive task-management app on iOS, iPadOS and macOS, look no further than Todoist.

Trust me: It’s the best to-do app out there.

Leak shows new Ecobee SmartThermostat will pack air-quality sensor

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A hidden image in the updated iOS app shows the upcoming air quality monitor.
A hidden image in the updated iOS app shows the upcoming air quality monitor.
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It appears Ecobee, the Canadian smart home accessories maker, will soon release a new version of its SmartThermostat with an air-quality sensor built right in.

The leak of the upcoming product came in the form of a hidden image in an update to the company’s iOS app.

Get more out of your browsing with this discount VPN for Mac, iOS and more

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This No-Log VPN is discounted for our Spring Refresh Sale.
Boost your browsing security with this no-log VPN for Mac, iOS, Windows and Android.
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Spring cleaning doesn’t just have to mean finally dusting. You can clean up your online tracks with a no-log virtual private network that’ll protect your identity and your browser data.

This three-year subscription to VPNCity offers that service and a lot more. And you can get it for $69 (regularly $357) with coupon code SPRING10 during our Spring Refresh Sale.

This notes app for Mac, iPad and iPhone is like your own personal assistant

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This calendar notes app makes planning ahead simple.
Make planning easy with this discounted notetaking app.
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Even the most meticulous planners have trouble sticking to an agenda sometimes. But planning and notetaking doesn’t have to be all on you. There’s some impressive software out there that can make it easier on Macs, iPads and iPhones.

Date-focused notetaking app Agenda Premium 14 automates what it can for notetaking and planning, and makes the rest of the process easier with some fantastic tools. For a limited time, Agenda Premium 14 is on sale for $9.99 (regularly $34).

This iOS rescue app can recover all your lost files

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Recover lost iOS files with this rescue app.
PhoneRescue for iOS lets you recover all kinds of lost files, from favorite photos to important texts.
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Data on your iPhone isn’t that different from any of your other belongings — sometimes things get lost. For that reason, it’s important that you have an app that can recover lost data. Because you never know if it’s going to be an accidental screenshot that gets deleted or your favorite picture of a pet.

A lifetime license to PhoneRescue for iOS lets you recover lost data directly to your device forever. And, for a limited time, it’s on sale for just $29.99 (regularly $99).

Get more from your data with this spreadsheet database app

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Edit, analyze & share with this discounted spreadsheet subscription.
The Stackby app combines spreadsheets with databases, and you can save big on a lifetime subscription.
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So much time is lost when you’re constantly moving between spreadsheets and databases. When you must use one app to organize information and another to analyze it, things can get clunky and overly complicated.

Stackby is a unique app that combines the ease of a good spreadsheet with the analysis and sharing tools of a database. For a limited time, a lifetime subscription to the Stackby Personal Plan is also on sale for $69 (regularly $300).

Save on these 10 best apps and experiences in our Best of Digital Sale

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These 10 apps are all on sale.
Check out these 10 deals on some of our best apps!
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Good software and e-learning courses can drain your bank account. At full price, some software packages can go for thousands of dollars, and many individual online courses cost hundreds of dollars each.

Cult of Mac Deals rounded up some of the highest quality apps and online courses, then slashed the prices to make them much more affordable. During our Best of Digital Sale, they’re all 30% off with coupon code DOWNLOADNOW.

iScanner is an iOS scanner with a very particular set of skills

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This iOS scanner does it all for $28.
You can scan documents, do math and even measure a room with this incredibly capable app.
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The iScanner app does much more than quickly scan documents and QR codes. It also can measure the area of a room, as well as pulling off unexpected tasks like counting similar objects or solving math problems.

It’s a great tool to have on your iPhone. And right now, you can get a lifetime subscription to iScanner for just $27.99 (regularly $199) with coupon code DOWNLOADNOW.

MaskerAid effortlessly masks faces with emoji in your photos

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MaskerAid auto-detects faces in photos and adds emoji in their place
MaskerAid will auto-detects faces in photos and add emoji in their place
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I rarely share photos of my family – and more specifically, my daughter – online. I believe that she should have the right to choose if, and when her face is shared online.

This means that I typically only share photos with her face cropped out, or I resort to clunky editing processes to obscure her face. With the brand new app MaskerAid, now hiding her face can be done instantly.

10 of the best Mac and iOS apps on sale for Valentine’s Day 

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Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day with these 10 highly rated apps.
Is your Apple device your main squeeze? There's even more to love with these great apps.
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Who said Valentine’s Day is all about flowers and chocolate? We may be biased, but you know what really sets our hearts aflutter? Game-changing Mac and iOS apps that make our Apple devices more productive and our days even easier.

So, if you want to treat yourself to something you’ll fall in love with this year, may we suggest some of the very best apps around? These all come highly rated by experts and users alike. And right now, you can take an extra 15% off their sale prices when you enter the code VDAY2022 at checkout.

Now that’s enough to set pulses racing.