Mind mapping can boost your brainstorms and enhance your productivity

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Mind mapping, a classic technique for visualizing ideas, is getting a digital makeover.
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Learn like a brainiac with this note-busting app [Deals]

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MarginNote lets you visualize and interact with your notes like never before.
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Our devices are just as powerful as tools of distraction as they are for productivity. One way to return your devices to helpful status is to stuff them with apps like MarginNotes, a handy mind-mapping app that comes with a suite of tools that make it easier to organize and retain information while reading or studying.

It’s amazing the insights that emerge when you can see your thoughts and information laid out visually and interactively. MarginNotes is ideal for students, teachers, researchers, lawyers or anybody curious — no wonder it was named a Top 10 iOS app for 2016 by AppSo, and got 4 out of 5 stars from App Review Central. And right now you can get MarginNotes Pro for just $24.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Last chance: Get 10 Mac apps for a tenth the price [Deals]

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Instantly upgrade your Mac with this massively discounted bundle of 10 Mac apps.
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Whatever you use your Mac for, you’ve got to get the right apps first. It can be tough to know what software you’ll need or where to get it, and that’s why The World’s First Lifetime Mac Bundle is exciting. It offers lifetime access, including all updates and upgrades large or small, to 10 super-legit Mac apps for about the price of a single standard app.

The apps are spread among categories of productivity, security and creativity. There is password management and tools for optimizing Wi-Fi networks, apps for photo and PDF editing, and lots more. This is your last chance to get this bundle at a whopping 96 percent discount, meaning you can get all 10 Mac apps for just $39 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Subscribe to this suite of Mac apps to get your creative juices flowing

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Mac apps subscription service Setapp saves you time, effort and money.
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Massive app bundles, lifelong VPN protection and more [Month’s Best Deals]

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Get access to a massive library of Mac apps, comprehensive VPN protection, and lots more.
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This year is off to a stressful start for many people, making the awesome gear and gadgets we get into the Cult of Mac Store every week a welcome relief.

As March comes to an end, we’ve gathered some of the best deals we’ve seen this month. They include a massive bundle of top-shelf Mac apps; a set of extra-long, MFi-certified Lightning cables; a powerful tool for unlocking PDFs; and a lifetime of VPN protection. There’s something here for everybody!

These Mac apps will save your hard drive and productivity [Deals]

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From comprehensive hard drive protection to streamlining your workflow, we've got the Mac apps you're looking for.
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Your Mac’s a powerful machine, but it’s only as good as the apps you give it. That makes this bundle of top-shelf apps a must-see for any Mac owner. Included is a powerful app for maintaining and repairing your hard drive, a tool for digging deep into PDFs, a fun and useful 3-D designer for your house, and an amazing task-management platform.

There’s something here for any Mac user!

iOS widgets: 6 of the best to replace Apple’s own

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These apps' iOS widgets will give your iPhone superpowers.
These apps' iOS widgets will give your iPhone superpowers.
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iOS widgets are a great way to check in on your day. Apple gave us its own take on widgets with the core apps built into iOS 10, but you can do better.

If you’ve never taken a look at some of the great third-party iOS widgets available, you’re missing out. Here are six of our favorite iOS widgets to replace the stock Apple widgets. (If you don’t know how to add widgets, go to the bottom of this post for instructions on adding and using them.)

5 stock iOS widgets to keep your day on track

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If you're not using iOS widgets yet, it's time to get started.
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iOS widgets can put loads of useful data at your fingertips. A simple swipe to the right on your iPhone’s Home screen brings up the Today view, where widgets give you a quick glance at info pulled from your favorite apps.

If you’re using iOS 10 and you’ve never taken the time to customize your widgets list, you’re missing out. Here’s how to set up iOS widgets and keep your day on track.

The Mac App Store is rubbish! Rent apps instead with Setapp [Reviews]

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Setapp currently offers more than 60 apps, with plans to expand.
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Apple’s Mac App Store is broken. For developers and Mac users alike, the online store just isn’t working.

It’s too hard for buyers to find good software. And, thanks to Apple’s picky restrictions, the Mac App Store can make life difficult for developers.

Setapp, a Netflix-style subscription service for Mac apps, offers an innovative alternative. Instead of buying apps individually, you rent a bunch of them for $9.99 a month.

While it might sound unnerving to anyone accustomed to the idea of buying Mac apps outright, after using the service for two months, I found it liberating. Setup is dead-easy. And the selection is fantastic. Setapp serves up more than 60 Mac apps, all handpicked by MacPaw, the Mac development company that dreamed up the service.

Get your free trial of Setapp, the Netflix for Mac apps

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Setapp brings the subscription model of Netflix to Mac apps.
Setapp brings the subscription model of Netflix to Mac apps.
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