We know you've had plenty on your mind the last few months, but…have you thought about your holiday shopping yet?
Yeah, probably not. With everything going on, it's probably easy to forget that even though the holidays are bound to look a lot different this year, the shopping will still need to happen regardless.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few months off, consider letting the huge Boing Boing Three-Day VIP Sale happening right now help you check a few items off your list. Among the products enjoying Black Friday-style pricing right now: 20 great apps and services that can help improve your business, upgrade your tech or just make you and your life a touch better.
In addition to the already lowered sale prices, you can slice another 40 percent off that total by using the coupon code VIPSALE40 when you make your purchase.
Dashlane Password Manager Premium Plan: 1-Yr Subscription – $17.99 after coupon; originally $59
With Dashlane, you can kick all the lame, easily cracked passwords to the curb. Dashlane will create new, strong, unique passwords for every account you log into, remember those details, then automatically fill them in when you return so you can enter with a single click.
Hello Backgrounds: Videos and Images Package – $23.99 after coupon; originally $99
Your video conferencing background says a lot about you. With Hello Backgrounds, you can choose from 90 videos and more than 300 fantastic images to serve as your video call backdrops. It works with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Skype — and whether it's for business or just chatting with friends, it works for them too.
PDFBear PDF Software: Lifetime Subscription – $41.99 after coupon; originally $1,000
PDFs are a universal document format…but that doesn't mean they aren't a bear to use or edit when necessary. PDFBear is the PDF equalizer, allowing you to convert a PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, jpeg or a bunch of other file formats. Or turn any of those files into PDF. It's an all-in-one PDF solution.
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Infinity Plan (10 Devices) – $35.40 after coupon; originally $299
VPN Unlimited is all about keeping you safe online by masking your IP and your most sensitive information from prying eyes. Through their secured connection, you can surf the web with complete anonymity and protection with no speed or bandwidth limits. And this subscription covers up to 10 devices, which should be enough to cover your entire household.
LongTailPro: One Time (10,000 Keyword Lookups) – $29.99 after coupon; originally $1,500
LongTailPro is a keyword suggestion tool that helps you score high-converting online traffic with long-tail keywords. With a 7-day SEO Bootcamp, you can settle on the keywords that'll work best for you, then let LongTailPro craft your SEO strategy and monitor its success…as well as what your top competitors are doing.
Mashvisor: Lifetime Subscription – $23.99 after coupon; originally $1,499
Using a host of real estate data and analytics, Mashvisor crunches 3 months of research into 15 minutes of automated processing, evaluating homes in your area to find lucrative rental or even Airbnb opportunities. You can corner your area real estate market with all the public data available…but faster than all your fellow buyers.
Currency HeatwaveX Financial Tool: Lifetime Subscription – $29.99 after coupon; originally $1,140
Currency Heatwave Explorer is the one-stop analytics hub with 15 unique tools to help you settle on the right financial trades. You can monitor currency strength, volume, trade ideas, top winners and losers and more to make sure you're only making the smartest financial decisions.
Ashampoo 3D CAD 7 Architecture Version – $17.99 after coupon; originally $79
If you're planning your dream home or just need to redecorate your current place, Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture can show you what it'll all look like before any work gets done. From moving walls and foundations to electrical to millions of objects you can drag and drop into your project, it's like a look into your home's future.
Sellfy Online Store Builder: Starter Plan – $35.99 after coupon; originally $228
Whether you're selling physical or digital products like ebooks or music, Sellify gives you all the tools to set up an online storefront in just five minutes. With buy now buttons, shopping carts, payment options like PayPal and more, you can get your new business off the ground fast.
MySignature Email Signature Generator (Lifetime) – $17.99 after coupon; originally $540
MySignature can give your email marketing a shot in the arm with branded email signatures that gives your whole operation added legitimacy. You can add logos, photos, banners and more to make your business emails really pop with clients and customers.
Foreceipt Receipt Tracker App: 5-Year Subscription – $17.99 after coupon; originally $239
With over half a million users, Forceipt is your personal bookkeeper that turns receipts, bills, and invoices into digital data to help you chart expenses or prepare your taxes. Just snap a pic of your receipt — and Foreceipt takes it from there.
Postoplan Social Media Automation: Lifetime Subscription – $59.99 after coupon; originally $199
Social media platforms can consume a lot of marketing time and energy, but Postoplan helps streamline the process. An all-in-one automatic marketing system for social media and messengers, you can add an unlimited number of accounts, choose from over 700 post ideas, schedule messenger posts, plan content, edit photos, and more.
Design Wizard Pro: Lifetime Subscription – $23.40 after coupon; originally $599
If you don't have an artistic bone in your body, let Design Wizard's array of graphic design features handle the work for you. Design Wizard has over 30,000 design templates and a library of 1.2 million royalty-free images, fonts and other graphics to help you create just the marketing materials you need.
Beelinguapp Language Learning App: Lifetime Subscription – $23.99 after coupon; originally $100
With Beelinguapp, listening takes center stage in the language learning process. Using text in your mother tongue and your new language, this app uses its unique karaoke-style reading as you follow the audio of a native speaker, boosting your understanding in one of 14 different languages.
Restflix: Restful Sleep Streaming Service Subscriptions – $29.99 after coupon; originally $99
With access to more than 20 channels of sleep meditations, bedtime stories, calming visuals, and binaural beats, this revolutionary streaming service is designed to help you fall asleep faster and get a more restful sleep. Even if you just want to relax or engage in some mental healing, Restflix is calm personified.
History Hit TV Streaming Service – $29.99 after coupon; originally $99
Learn the world's history through this streaming service library, chock full of hundreds of history documentaries, interviews, films, and even podcasts. From original programming to licensed shows, from the Ancient and Classical periods up to the Information Age, you'll uncover human history you never knew.
BetterMe Home Workout & Diet: Lifetime Subscription – $23.99 after coupon; originally $1,200
Whether you're looking to lose some weight at home, get a personal diet plan, track water intake, or get personal trainer advice, BetterMe has you covered. This app brings all the benefits of the gym right to your home so your body goals come faster and easier.
Speechify Audio Reader: 1-Year Subscription – $23.99 after coupon; originally $390
Don't have time to read? Speechify takes all that stuff you want to read — books, documents, articles and more — and turns them into easily accessible audiobooks that you can listen to anywhere, anytime. Your personal reading assistant is perfect for those with no time to pick up a book or those with dyslexia, ADD or other reading difficulties.
The Superhuman Lifetime Subscription Bundle – $47.40 after coupon; originally $2,957
This collection of five courses is dedicated to turning you into a real-life superhero, including training in learning a foreign language with uTalk, mindfulness exercises with MindFi, fitness programs with Fitterclub and more.
Rezi Résumé Software: Pro Lifetime Subscription – $17.40 after coupon; originally $540
Rezi is the resume generator that will get you past the automated resume system employers use now. Your ATS-optimized resume with keywords to help catch the system's electronic eye also gets instant feedback so you'll have the best possible chance at landing the job you want.
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