There are a number of holiday app sales now running as mobile developers slash prices in hopes of reaching potential customers who will soon be unwrapping smartphones for Christmas. But one of the better promotions, starting today, is called “App Santa” and involves a group of indie developers behind some of the most popular applications on the iOS and Mac App Stores. The group, which includes apps like Launch Center Pro, Star Walk, PCalc, Day One, Clear, Tweetbot for Mac, Scanner Pro, Drafts 4 and several others, is offering discounts of up to 80 percent on their apps through December 26.
The list includes nearly two dozen of the better-designed paid applications on the App Stores, which is why it’s a notable sale. And because the developers are working together on the promotion, you’re able to easily browse all the apps on one dedicated page that links to each app at its discounted rate on either the iOS or Mac App Store.
In some cases, you may only be saving two or three dollars, but other apps are discounted as much as five or six dollars.
This is the third year that App Santa has run, and it’s been getting easier to organize now that all the developers realize the sale is worth running, we’re told.
App Santa officially goes live today at 10 AM Pacific, and will run through 12:01 AM on December 26th. The full list of participating apps is below:
- Calendars 5 (iOS): Smart calendar client for your iPhone and iPad.
- Clear (Mac): Simplify your life.
- Clear (iOS): Simplify your life.
- Day One (Mac): Record life as you live it.
- Day One (iOS): Record life as you live it.
- Deliveries (Mac): Track all your packages so you never miss a delivery.
- Deliveries (iOS): Track all your packages so you never miss a delivery.
- Drafts 4 (iOS): Drafts, where text starts on iOS.
- Group Text+ (iOS): Quickly create and send text messages.
- Launch Center Pro (iOS): Launch actions, not just apps.
- PCalc (Mac): A powerful scientific calculator.
- PCalc (iOS): A powerful scientific calculator.
- PDF Expert (iOS): Superb PDF viewer and editor.
- Pennies (iOS): Your money. Made simple.
- Perfect Weather (iOS): A beautifully balanced view of the weather.
- Scanner Pro (iOS): Turn your iPhone or iPad into a portable scanner.
- Screens (Mac): Connect back to your computer from anywhere in the world.
- Screens (iOS): Connect back to your computer from anywhere in the world.
- Soulver (Mac): Soulver is a notepad calculator, great for quick calculations.
- Soulver (iOS): Soulver is a notepad calculator, great for quick calculations.
- Star Walk (iOS): An interactive astronomy guide for iPhone that shows celestial objects.
- Star Walk HD (iOS): An interactive astronomy guide for iPad that shows celestial objects.
- Terminology (iOS): Terminology, a browser for the English language.
- TextExpander touch (iOS): Typing shortcut utility that saves time and keystrokes.
- Tweetbot for Mac (Mac): An award-winning Twitter client for the Mac.
- Vee for Video (iOS): Create beautiful videos with an entirely new way to shoot, edit and share.