29 NOV

Cyber Monday: App Sales Galore

by Marianne Schultz
 

Today is Cyber Monday, the day informally reserved for online store sales to follow Black Friday, which is when brick and mortar stores typically slash prices for the holiday shopping season. Many app developers have joined in celebrating this new tradition by temporarily reducing app prices, sometimes by substantial amounts. We’ve found a few app sales that stood out in case you’re looking to stock up for yourself or shop for digital gifts for friends and family.

Note that many of these sales are for a limited time only, with some ending on November 30 (tonight!), so make your purchases sooner rather than later to take advantage of these lower prices.

Last week, we covered some GPS app sales for Thanksgiving week, and TomTom has since let us know about one more price reduction for Cyber Monday: TomTom U.S.A. has been reduced to $34.99 down from $39.99.

  • $2499Buy Now
    Navigation

    TomTom U.S.A.

    Last Changed:
    6 weeks ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (21)
    Version:
    1.18.1
    iOS Universal

    TomTom Navigation for iPhone/iPad. World-class navigation that’s trusted by 70 million drivers. Special value deal: get the TomTom app now for only $24.99 instead of $49.99 and a Traffic...

If you’re an astronomy buff or just a casual star gazer, you’ll be happy to know that the excellent Star Walk by Vito Technologies is on sale. Both the iPhone and iPad versions of the app are currently $.99, down from $4.99 for the iPad version and $2.99 for the iPhone version.

  • Education

    Star Walk™ - 5 Stars Astronomy...

    Last Changed:
    2 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (233)
    Version:
    7.0.3
    iOS iPhone

    ***Over 8 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010*** Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide...

  • Education

    Star Walk™ HD - 5 Stars...

    Last Changed:
    2 weeks ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (1270)
    Version:
    7.0.3
    iOS iPad

    ***Over 8 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010*** Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide...

For those who prefer taking notes by hand over typing, two popular note-taking apps for the iPad are currently on sale. Both Penultimate by Cocoa Box Design and Notes Plus by Viet Tran are down to $.99 from $4.99. We’ve used both apps and while both are quite capable, the edge goes to Notes Plus with its close-up writing tool plus concurrent audio recording though Penultimate arguably has a prettier interface overall.

  • Productivity

    Penultimate

    Last Changed:
    2 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (54)
    Version:
    5.3.1
    iOS iPad

    The most natural digital handwriting experience on iPad, Penultimate gives you the convenience and feel of writing on paper with the added power and availability of Evernote. Take notes in class or a...

  • Productivity

    Notes Plus

    Last Changed:
    2 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (59)
    Version:
    4.4.1
    iOS iPad

    If you have to take notes for many hours a day, if your time is more valuable than a few dollars saved on the App Store, and if responsive support is important to you, then you'll need this...

Music lovers will be happy to see that Nota, the musical notation reference and practice app featured in one of Apple’s iPad commercials, is currently on sale. Both the iPhone and iPad versions are down to just $.99, from $4.99 and $7.99 respectively.

  • Music

    Nota

    Last Changed:
    10 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (16)
    Version:
    1.30
    iOS iPhone

    Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale! As seen on Apple's iPad TV commercial, Gizmodo, CNet, TUAW, Smoking Apples and the Tapworthy book! Nota is a set of indispensable tools for musicians at any level. It...

  • Music

    Nota for iPad

    Last Changed:
    10 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (28)
    Version:
    1.18
    iOS iPad

    Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale! As seen on Apple's iPad TV commercial, Gizmodo, CNet, TUAW and Smoking Apples! Nota is a set of indispensable tools for musicians at any level. It has a piano chord...

If you’re doing a lot of your holiday shopping online this year and need to keep track of your packages, Delivery Status Touch by Junecloud is now on sale for $2.99, down from $4.99. Delivery Status Touch is one of our perennial favorites, packing in both a high level of functionality and a slick interface. It’s also a great value as a universal app if you own both an iPad and iPhone or iPod touch.

  • Utilities

    Delivery Status touch, a package...

    Last Changed:
    9 weeks ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (48)
    Version:
    5.2
    iOS Universal

    “The best app for tracking deliveries” — Tap! Magazine “Best App for Tracking Packages” — O’Reilly “an essential tool for your package-tracking arsenal” — Gizmodo...

If sketching and painting on the go are your thing, check out SketchBook Mobile and SketchBook Pro by Autodesk, the maker of AutoCAD. Both versions are temporarily $.99, down from $7.99 for the iPad version and from $2.99 for the iPhone version.

  • Entertainment

    SketchBook Mobile

    Last Changed:
    5 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (123)
    Version:
    2.9.1
    iOS iPhone

    Autodesk® SketchBook® Mobile is a professional-grade painting and drawing application designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch. With the same paint engine as the SketchBook Pro desktop software,...

  • Entertainment

    SketchBook Pro for iPad

    Last Changed:
    5 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (428)
    Version:
    2.9.1
    iOS iPad

    Start drawing on SketchBook Pro for iPad and discover an authentic, natural drawing experience as close to a pencil, pen, marker, or brush on paper as digital art tool can be. Using the same paint...

If you want to keep track of app price drops every day, subscribe to our All Price Drops feeds for the iPhone and iPad. Our own free official AppShopper app can also help you stay on top of app price changes.

If you’re looking for games, our sister site TouchArcade has posted an absolutely massive list of games on sale – you should have no problem finding something of interest to help fill any down time you might encounter this holiday season.

2 Comments

  1. HW

    Montessori Approach to Geography – The United States of America $0.99 for a limited time starting Monday. This is for the iphone version of the app.

  2. Sam M

    Great schemes available here. Thanks for post.

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