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10 ingenious Mac apps you didn't even know you needed

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Compared with other operating systems, macOS provides an impressive array of built-in features and apps. However, some tasks call for more specialized tools. 

From tracking time to downloading videos, these ten apps can help you solve problems and get things done — now with up to 76% off standard prices.

Airy YouTube Video & MP3 Downloader

Described as a “straightforward, easy-to-use YouTube downloader” in a Macworld review, Airy lets you save your favorite videos offline. It works at up to 8K resolution, and you can export the sound of any video in MP3 format. Normally priced at $39.95, the app is now $14.99.

JustStream Pro Mac Mirror Display App

This menu-bar app lets you mirror your Mac at HD resolution and stream media files to AirPlay and Chromecast devices. “Delivering video and audio to any screen in the house is a snap” with JustStream Pro, according to the Macworld review. Worth $19.95, JustStream Pro is now $6.99 on a lifetime subscription. 

Live Home 3D Pro

Planning to redecorate your home? This TopTenReviews Gold Award winner lets you produce a 2D plan and preview the design in 3D. Live Home 3D Pro offers HD graphics, with loads of virtual materials to choose from. Normally priced at $69.99, the software is now just $49.99.

One Switch Menu Bar App

Through one simple drop-down menu, this app gives you access to a range of useful settings. One Switch lets you hide your desktop icons, switch on Do Not Disturb or Night Shift, control your Bluetooth connections, and much more. The app is now 67% off at $2.99.

Klokki: Automatic Time Tracking Tool

With smart auto-tracking technology, Klokki makes it easy to record your working hours. Previously the #2 Product of the Day on Product Hunt, the app offers a mini timer for quick access and powerful reports. Worth $24.50, Klokki is now only $14.99.

TripMode 2

If you want to prevent apps using background data, you need TripMode 2. This utility lets you block individual apps and set a usage cap to preserve your data. It got 5 stars in this Macworld review, and it's currently half-off at $3.99.

Network Radar

This powerful utility lets you view detailed information about connected devices and run commands with a couple of clicks. Great for keeping control of your home network, Network Radar has 4.6 stars on the Mac App Store. Usually $17.99, it’s now only $4.99

Rocket Typist

This lightweight and affordable text expander lets you insert snippets instead of typing the same thing over and over. Rocket Typist is easy to use with plenty of settings. The app is currently 60% off the full price at $3.99. 

Focus - Website & Application Blocker

If you want to kick the procrastination habit, Focus can help. This app allows you to block specific apps and websites for a designated time period, meaning you won’t get distracted. Order now for $29.99 to get the Unlimited plan, worth $129.

Filmage Screen: Screen & Video Editor

If you need to record a tutorial or capture your highlights, Filmage Screen is probably your best option. This app allows you to record on your Mac at 4K resolution or capture your iOS screen via AirPlay, and export the video in many formats. You can get it now for 50% off at $29.99

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