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Early Black Friday deals from Macphun, Smile and Pad & Quill

We’ve got a few really good Black Friday deals for you, and they’re live today so you can get an early start on your holiday shopping. 

Luminar 2018

The amazing Macphun photography app that makes turning mediocre photos into prize-winners has been updated, and we’ve got it on sale for you. Luminar 2018 is now on sale for just $69, and this price includes $130 worth of bonuses for free. 

The bonuses include the Urban preset collection by Contrastly, a Creative Look LUTs collection, The Ultra-Wide Landscape eBook by Ian Plant, and Aerial Photo & Video training by Matt Granger.  If you’re already a Luminar user, be sure to click the link above to verify your license and get a deal on an upgrade for just $49. 

Aurora HDR 2018

Macphun’s other great app is Aurora HDR, which provides a way for photographers to make beautiful high dynamic range photos with ease. Aurora HDR 2018 is out now, and you’ll get it for $89 (normally $99) with $90 worth of bonuses thrown in. 

The bonuses include the Trey Ratcliff HDR Deep Dive video, the Realistic HDR preset pack by PresetPro (includes 40 presets), and the Powerful Imagery eBook by Mitchell Kanashkevich and Photzy. 

Pad & Quill

Pad & Quill’s entire line of amazing hand-crafted Apple accessories is on sale through Monday, with everything 15 percent off. Being the nice folks that they are, Mr. & Mrs. PQ have decided to give Apple World Today readers an additional 5 percent discount if they use the coupon code PQ5 at checkout! Be sure to check out their new line of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases while you’re at it. 


Smile has something for Black Friday that will give you a smile — 30% off on both PDFpen and TextExpander


Regularly $74.95, get PDFpen 9 for only $52.47. PDFpen is a whole PDF editing toolkit. Add signatures, text, and images. Make changes and correct typos. OCR scanned docs. Fill out forms. Proofread OCR text. Select text in your PDF, click “Correct Text,” and edit away! Editing a PDF on your Mac has never been easier.

Need some major changes to your PDF? Export your PDFs in .docx format for easy PDF editing and sharing with Microsoft® Word users.Sign PDFs on your Mac! Sign with your secure and trusted digital signature. Scan in a signature and drop it into your PDF. Or, scribble your signature with a mouse or trackpad. Signed, sealed, delivered: no fax, no fuss.


Get 30% off 1 year of a TextExpander Life Hacker plan. Regularly starting at US $40, now only US $28 for a year of increased productivity.

With TextExpander, use gathered “snippets” of information as you type, using a simple keyboard shortcut, or custom abbreviations. Enjoy apps for Mac, Windows, iPhone, and iPad. Maximize your team’s productivity by sharing your snippets.

Steve Sande
the authorSteve Sande
Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!