These new apps will keep you productive and entertained [Awesome Apps of the Week]

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Whether you're tweaking your Mac or playing around, these apps will help.
Whether you're tweaking your Mac or playing around, these apps will help.
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It’s Sunday, and you’re staring at your computer. What’s it gonna be? Work or fun?

Some of the new and upgraded apps in this week’s roundup put an array of clever tools at your disposal if you’re feeling productive. You can free up space on your Mac’s hard drive, download YouTube videos or give your Home app a makeover.

Others focus on fun. They give you new ways to flex your creativity and stay entertained — and maybe even get paid while doing so. Time to dig in!

This premium learning bundle includes a VPN subscription

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This premium learning bundle packs three apps guaranteed to make you more productive.
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This year we’ve spent a lot of time online. If you’re looking for something new and productive to do, jump on this Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle Featuring Rosetta Stone.

It includes three different apps and tools that expand your knowledge in a variety of ways, from learning a new language to exposing you to new writing. And it even keeps you safe while you browse the web with a premium VPN subscription.

Simplify your life with 30% off 8 great software bundles

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Get quality software at big savings.
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While “spring cleaning” is often taken literally, it can also be a time to declutter your computer and streamline your software.

If you’d like to translate different languages, create video and digital art projects, and consume your favorite novels, here are eight unique apps that will enrich your life with ease. And during our Semi-Annual Sale, all of these apps are now available for a limited time at 30% off their usual price with the code DOWNLOADIT.

Run Windows programs on your Mac seamlessly with this $20 tool

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CrossOver is an amazing productivity tool.
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Love them or hate them, Windows computers run many applications that are, unfortunately, unavailable on your Mac unless you want to deal with an emulator. If you want to use some Windows applications from the comfort of your Mac without struggling with an emulator, then CrossOver Windows App Liberator for Mac is what your computer needs.

And for just $19.99, you can get a one-year subscription that will allow you to run Microsoft programs on your Mac as easily as native software.

Edit your videos like a pro with Movavi

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Get four powerful tools for working with videos and images in one inexpensive bundle.
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The demand for engaging videos isn’t going away anytime soon — in fact, there are 2.3 billion YouTube users waiting for their next fix.

That means whether you’re a marketer or an entrepreneur, it’s a good idea to use videos to get your message out. While your MacBook might come with iMovie, you’ll probably find that app a little lackluster as your video editing needs grow more robust. Ramp up your video game with The Essential Movavi Mac & Windows Software Bundle. It includes enough tools to meet all your video editing needs, whether you want to educate an audience about your services or boost your sales with a product demo.

Keep your movies with you forever with this DVD ripper for Mac

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This Mac app makes digging through your old DVDs well worth it.
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A shelf full of DVDs may look good, but they can be cumbersome to use, and a physical copy of a movie is only as good as the disc holding it. To conserve space and make your movies accessible, you can burn your DVDs directly to your computer.

Mac DVDRipper Pro lets you take your old DVDs and transfer them directly to your Mac — and it’s on sale for just $14.99.

This bestselling VPN comes as a 2-pack for just $60

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With pricing this good, everybody can stay safe online.
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With all the time we’re spending online these days, it’s become essential to keep all the information you share as private as possible. From your home address and personal phone number to credit card and Social Security numbers, we share a lot of sensitive information online daily.

Enhance your audio experience with this listening software, now 83% off

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This software makes music, games and movies sound better than ever on a Mac or PC.
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Nothing enhances an experience the way sound can. You know that’s true if you’ve ever felt your heart race during a musical swell while watching a thriller, or felt more focused and productive while listening to the perfect playlist.

You can take advantage of the power of sound with this lifetime subscription to Audio Optimization Experience. The Mac app provides depth, clarity, bass definition and more to your audio for a truly immersive experience, whether you’re listening to music, watching a movie or playing a video game.

Easy-to-use Mac app lets you create stunning videos

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This software helps you turn your ideas into engaging videos easily.
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There are so many digital advertising mediums to choose from these days, but if you want to increase engagement, there’s probably no better way than through creating compelling video content.

Here are a few stunning stats: YouTube boasts over a billion users (almost a third of total internet users), with more than 500 million hours of videos watched daily. And a whopping 87% of online marketers use video content to drive sales and engagement. This lifetime subscription to Movavi Video Editor Plus 2021 for Mac & Windows helps you edit videos quickly and intuitively, so you can create compelling content that you can apply to your marketing efforts any way you’d like.