The computer that’s sitting on your desk right now is more powerful that the one that first sent astronauts into space. Pretty impressive, right? But chances are you’re not actually using all of that power. With the right apps, and by right apps, we mean the 10 included in the 2018 Mac Essentials Bundle, you can get a lot more out of your Mac. The suite, which you can get for $19.99 right now, includes:
BusyCal 3: Mac's Calendar app leaves a lot to desired, and BusyCal is a clear favorite alternative among reviewers. Not only does it sync with the cloud so you always have your updated calendar on-the-go, but it also offers a range of customization tools.
HoudahSpot: CNET gives HoudahSpot 4 out of 5 stars—and for good reason. This app blows Mac's Finder away with its advanced search interface. You know that file that you were looking for but assumed disappeared forever somewhere deep inside your machine? HoudahSpot can find it plus save you a ton of search time.
Systweak Anti-Malware Pro: Think your Mac is immune to malware? Wrong: As Macs have become more popular over the years, they’ve attracted more and more hacker attention. With a constantly updating database of known malware and viruses, Systweak will check your apps and services at every startup to make sure your data is safe.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum: If you’re not salivating at the thought of establishing your own digital theme park, that’s just because you haven’t played a RollerCoaster Tycoon game. Give these digital theme park attendees the time of their life, or knock their little digital socks off: The choice is yours. With the platinum versions you also get both expansion packs: “Soaked!” and “Wild!”
Movavi Photo Editor: Editing photos isn’t just for the pros now—it’s practically necessary for maintaining a social media presence. Experiment with backgrounds and colors and clean up any blemishes you want with this fun and easy-to-use tool.
Flip PDF for Mac: Lifetime Access: Want to turn your PDF into a different kind of file, like an ebook, HTML, .app or something similar?Instead of forcing users to navigate an unwieldy PDF, create a smooth reading experience for desktops and mobile that you can share easily on any social media platform. And since Flip PDF is constantly updating, lifetime access means this app will continue to improve for as long as you remember you have it.
Cisdem DuplicateFinder 4: Everybody ends up with a few duplicate files on their computer, but sadly, there’s no easy way to get rid of them—unless you snag the Cisdem DuplicateFinder 4, a digital housekeeper that sweeps your entire Mac for doubled-up files and cleans them out (even if they’re named differently!).
Cargo VPN: No matter what your social media privacy settings are, the cold truth is that the internet is dangerous, full of scallywags and mal-contents that want to pillage your data for loot. A VPN can encrypt and hide your data while you browse, protecting everything from your baby photos on Facebook to your bank accounts and PINs.
All these apps (and a few other we sneaked in!) are worth a grand total of $529.90. But during this special month-long promotion you can get the entire Mac Essentials Bundle in The Daily Beast Shop for just $19.99.
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