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Old Feb 7, 2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Third Week of Apple's 'Get Stuff Done' Promotion Features Utility Apps




The third week of Apple's "Get Stuff Done" Mac App Store promotion began today, dropping prices on a new set of apps. During the first week of the promotion Apple discounted several task management apps, and last week, several organizational apps went on sale.

This week Apple is highlighting apps that fall into the Mac Utility category, such as login-saving app 1Password and popular calendar app Fantastical. Here's a full list of this week's sale apps along with pricing information:

-1Password: $24.99 down from $49.99 [Direct Link]
-Fantastical: $9.99 down from $19.99 [Direct Link]
-PopClip: $2.99 down from $4.99 [Direct Link]
-Soulver: $12.99 down from $19.99 [Direct Link]
-Snagit: $24.99 down from $49.99 [Direct Link]
-Clarify: $14.99 down from $29.99 [Direct Link]
-mSecure: $9.99 down from $19.99 [Direct Link]
-Dropzone: $1.99 down from $4.99 [Direct Link]
-Yoink: $1.99 down from $2.99 [Direct Link]
-Keycard: $4.99 down from $6.99 [Direct Link]

The sale on these apps will last from February 7 to February 14, which will mark the end of Apple's three week promotion.

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Old Feb 7, 2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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Holy crap when the hell did 1Password become so expensive? I remember picking it up in one of the first MacHeist bundles for $45, which included Pixelmator and a bunch of other decent apps. Even the non-promo version of 1Password wasn't THAT expensive.

I dont quite understand why people will pay that much for it, especially given there are a number of free ones now.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 05:02 PM   #3
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No iWork?

One would think Apple might discount Apple's own "get stuff done" apps...
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 09:41 AM   #4
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One would think Apple might discount Apple's own "get stuff done" apps...
Agree. It's a complete disappointment. I was hoping for it too...
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 05:07 PM   #5
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Holy crap when the hell did 1Password become so expensive? I remember picking it up in one of the first MacHeist bundles for $45, which included Pixelmator and a bunch of other decent apps. Even the non-promo version of 1Password wasn't THAT expensive.

I dont quite understand why people will pay that much for it, especially given there are a number of free ones now.
Yupp, pretty greedy folks if you ask me.

Anyways, anyone should try PopClip.
Can't imagine being without it anymore. In fact... It should be an OS X feature.
Yes, it's that awesome. Totally love it, saving me tons of clicks and key presses.

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Old Feb 7, 2013, 06:26 PM   #6
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Just bought PopClip and Yoink.
Both of them look really useful, as does Dropzone, but I'm not sure I'll utilize it enough to spend $5
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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1Password is even better now with iCloud syncing. So much better than the dropbox syncing. Very easy to keep everything in sync; I couldn't imagine using a different password solution.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 08:17 PM   #8
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1Password is even better now with iCloud syncing. So much better than the dropbox syncing. Very easy to keep everything in sync; I couldn't imagine using a different password solution.
Ill stick with my SplashID password app. Cheaper, and works well
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:04 AM   #9
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1Password is even better now with iCloud syncing. So much better than the dropbox syncing. Very easy to keep everything in sync; I couldn't imagine using a different password solution.
Unfortunately, 1Password for Mac still does not have iCloud syncing. I bought this last week along with the iOS versions and the Mac version is sorely missing it. Read the recent reviews. People are mentioning it.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 05:21 PM   #10
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Holy crap when the hell did 1Password become so expensive? I remember picking it up in one of the first MacHeist bundles for $45, which included Pixelmator and a bunch of other decent apps. Even the non-promo version of 1Password wasn't THAT expensive.

I dont quite understand why people will pay that much for it, especially given there are a number of free ones now.
Yeah that's really the only thing stopping me from buying it. Sure, right now it's 25 bucks, which in reality, isn't that much, but it's no something I absolutely need. If it was around 5 even 10 bucks I would buy it in a second. But regularly 50? No way.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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Ah, yes, let's hope this goes better than their 'Stop Being so Goddamn Lazy' promotion.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 05:27 PM   #12
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1Password is phenomenal. I've had it since a bundle and have bought upgrades. It is extremely useful. At that price it is a steal. And the iOS companion app for iPhone and iPad that syncs via dropbox is very handy to have when you are traveling or otherwise mobile.
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I dont quite understand why people will pay that much for it, especially given there are a number of free ones now.
Perhaps people don't want to rely on free apps for their sensitive data?
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Perhaps people don't want to rely on free apps for their sensitive data?
At least in regards to free software (not free as in free beer but in free speech) it is superior to proprietary software like 1Password, as you can study the source-code to check no one's screwing with you and stealing or selling your data.
I must agree, though, that "costless" software in the AppStore, which is still proprietary, imposes a higher risk of having your data sold.
But please don't mix both cases right away, because 1Password is not the best choice in the global scale.
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Perhaps people don't want to rely on free apps for their sensitive data?
Great example of human psychology. "If it's more expensive, it must be better." You've been conditioned well, my friend. Nothing about 1Password is inherently superior to cheaper alternatives. I, along with millions of others, have been using LastPass, which works great and costs zero dollars, for years. Other free alternatives such as DashLane offer master password selection features 1Password can only dream of.
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Great example of human psychology. "If it's more expensive, it must be better." You've been conditioned well, my friend.
Except that AgileBits provides support for the product which won't go away because developer(s) lost interest. Plus 1Password is the only product that covers all the platforms I need.

I don't have a problem buying a product I like. I didn't like LastPass and I love 1Password.

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At least in regards to free software (not free as in free beer but in free speech) it is superior to proprietary software like 1Password, as you can study the source-code to check no one's screwing with you and stealing or selling your data.
Yes, I can't wait to review source code
Especially cryptography - because we are all so knowledgeable in that area!

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But please don't mix both cases right away, because 1Password is not the best choice in the global scale.
It's not the best case for you.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 07:44 AM   #17
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Dammit! I just bought 1Password (about 2 weeks ago) at full price $50. Oh well. I will say it is a really good app though, I'd say it's a no brainer at $25, but at the original $50 I was "umming and ahhing" quite a bit, but got App Store vouchers for Xmas so went for it.

BTW, I contacted the Agilebits, and Mac App Store users WILL get a free upgrade to version 4 when it's released.
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Holy crap when the hell did 1Password become so expensive? I remember picking it up in one of the first MacHeist bundles for $45, which included Pixelmator and a bunch of other decent apps. Even the non-promo version of 1Password wasn't THAT expensive.

I dont quite understand why people will pay that much for it, especially given there are a number of free ones now.
Because it works. Free is good ...so long as your time is.

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I already own most of these apps that have been featured in the promotion.

PopClip is absolutely amazing though.
Love PopClip and want to use it more.
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Holy crap when the hell did 1Password become so expensive? I remember picking it up in one of the first MacHeist bundles for $45, which included Pixelmator and a bunch of other decent apps. Even the non-promo version of 1Password wasn't THAT expensive.

I dont quite understand why people will pay that much for it, especially given there are a number of free ones now.
1Password is great. I've tried others, but 1password is better. There's also the mobile app too which compliments the desktop version.

1Password has always been $39+.
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Holy crap when the hell did 1Password become so expensive? I remember picking it up in one of the first MacHeist bundles for $45, which included Pixelmator and a bunch of other decent apps. Even the non-promo version of 1Password wasn't THAT expensive.

I dont quite understand why people will pay that much for it, especially given there are a number of free ones now.
Id say... It should cost a couple of bucks.
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I already own most of these apps that have been featured in the promotion.

PopClip is absolutely amazing though.
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Anyone have feedback on Dropzone? That is the only one I don't have that I think I would use.

SnagIt is, IMHO, overrated. I prefer Skitch (version 1, before Evernote destroyed it).

mSecure I got during the Christmas sale and have to say am impressed with it.
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Can someone please tell me what all the fuss is over 1password?

I realise what it does, but my only thought is that if I only have one password to access all my other passwords... Isn't this just worse than having several different passwords? That would mean that if someone were to steal my laptop or something, they have all my passwords for everything stored on there?

What happens if I forget my master password? Is it easy to reset? Is it easy enough for a thief to reset it?
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I think if you loose your master password, all passwords are lost, noone can recover, 1password developers neither.


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What do I do if I forgot my master password?
1Password creates your data file using the password you provided when you first launched the application. This password is not kept anywhere and it is never logged. Furthermore, there is no “back door” mechanism to recover your data or password. This approach is very important in order to be able to say that 1Password keeps your data safe and secure. However, because of it, once your password is forgotten, there is nothing we can do to help you recover it.
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I realise what it does, but my only thought is that if I only have one password to access all my other passwords... Isn't this just worse than having several different passwords? That would mean that if someone were to steal my laptop or something, they have all my passwords for everything stored on there?
I imagine generally most password theft would happen as a result of a sites user database being compromised rather than an individual users laptop being stolen. By using an application like this, it allows you to use a randomly generated password on every site you visit (something like 'sjdDF$vjY&^Tuygfsdygf^^$hgvsjh) that you would never remember yourself, but is both unique to that site as well as being hard to brute force. If that site does get compromised and that password is discovered, then only that one account should be affected.

The softwares use in my eyes is to make it easier to use safer password systems such as a different password on each site, and one that can not be easily guessed. Many peoples alternative is to use the same password everywhere, which is much worse. Is 1Password and other password managers infallible? No, certainly not, but they are a tool towards implementing good practices in favour of worse ones.

Generally speaking, many security measures go out the door once a user has access to your system (it's been physically stolen). In many cases there may not be much you can do other than having physical security also available.

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