What should I buy with my $100 App Store gift card?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Eriksrocks, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Eriksrocks macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    So, just got a brand new Retina MacBook Pro with a student discount and as such got a free $100 App Store gift card with it.

    Mac users, what Mac software should I spend my $100 on? I'm a web designer/developer, also do a lot of graphic design and photography.

    I've been looking at Coda 2, Aperture, Sketch (just won an Apple Design Award), the iWork suite, and Pixelmator.

    However I know there is a ton of awesome software for OS X, much of which I probably don't know about, so I was wondering if you guys had suggestions on how to spend my $100.
  2. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    As an amateur photographer I have aperture 3... I like it, it is pretty much a step between photo and Photoshop. I use aperture for organization (overkill), but edit my pics with CS 5.5 (non retina, 2008mbp)

    I also do some web design (yep, 1 semester of HTML only... ill send links to my work if you want, but they're not as professional as I would like).. use dreamweaver 5.5, but not coda..
  3. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    Did you ever have any wish list ideas for a program but didn't justify the cost?

    I wanted Aperture for a while and now that I have it, I really like it. It makes simple edits much easier than iPhoto (and you can cut & paste edits on many photos which i wanted iPhoto to do). I can still edit them from within PS but don't need to open that program as often.

    My vote: Aperture
  4. musty345 macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Have a little fun with it, buy an expensive Mac game by a big mac developer like Feral.

    Something like Dirt 2 or Deus Ex, also OmmWriter is great, it's £1.49 and it helps you concentrate whilst writing stuff and has some calming music. Seriously get it.

    Have a look at RapidWeaver for web development, Mindnode is great for mind maps and iVI is great for converting videos for your iOS devices (automatically adds album art and all other metadata). Wallpapers HD is good as well.

    Also get Alfred, it's free :)

    That should get you started, but I recommend leaving $30, just to spread out the goodness for a while. Enjoy!

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