In preparing this year’s 20 Under $20 list, we loved the idea of presenting 20 killer Mac apps you might not know about — 20 is such a round, pleasant number, and would hopefully let us find something for everyone. But $20 per app might not seem like the bargain-basement price that it used to, even just back in the summer of 2011 when we did our last 20 Under $20 feature.
But guess what? Most of these polished, stable, user-friendly, and utterly useful applications don’t come anywhere close to a full Andrew Jackson, anyway. Four of them are free, and only two cost over $10. We thought about calling it “18 Mac Apps Under $10 and Also Two That Are More Than $10 But Still Less Than $20, and By the Way, Four Are Free,” but that’s just too long, wouldn’t you agree
There are some apps users immediately elevate to legendary status, and iOS to-do app Clear is one of them. That's why developer Realmac's announcement this week of a Mac version is lighting up Clear fans everywhere.
I've always been an iCal power user, though I have rued the amount of effort it takes to try to add links to properly curated calendars for things like sports events of television shows. I'd love to be able to just subscribe to a feed that tells me when the Giants are playing a home game, or when New Girl premieres on Fox, without having to add every event manually.
It's a week of pairs. For every app we found on sale this week there was a match out there somewhere. Whether it was a sequel or a competitor or a nice complement. So why not give these dynamic duos a try? Some are free, some are only a dollar, but they're all on sale, so get tapping.