This article was published on October 29, 2015

Apps to help you work, backup and chill

Apps to help you work, backup and chill
Amber Leigh Turner
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Amber Leigh Turner

Owner and Creative Director of January Creative

Owner and Creative Director of January Creative in Nashville, Tennessee, Amber has been a self-employed graphic and web designer for over ei Owner and Creative Director of January Creative in Nashville, Tennessee, Amber has been a self-employed graphic and web designer for over eight years, starting early in her collegiate career. Amber has a unique passion for not only all things design, but all things business as well. Freelancing as a student gave Amber an opportunity to write a student freelancing book, appropriately named Students Freelancing 101: A Start to Finish Course to Becoming a Student Freelancing, to help other students who want to start freelancing. Follow her on Twitter. Email her at

From your work life to your personal life, anything that you want to get done, to make more efficient, or to entertain is out there ready for you to enjoy thanks to apps and gadgets. But those apps and gadgets can start to get pretty pricey after a while.

Over on TNW Deals, there are some popular apps available to help make your work life easier, help protect you and your digital stuff, and help you enjoy your off time, all of which you can save some pocket change on.

Who wouldn’t want to make their life a little easier, all while saving a little bit of that hard earned cash along the way? Sounds like a win-win to me. Below are three of the most popular deals going on over at TNW Deals right now.

Macaw Code-Savvy Web Design Tool – 72% off at $49.00 (originally $179)

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For those of you (like me) who design and develop websites for a living, Macaw helps to streamline your process by giving you the tools you need to design your websites while letting Macaw do most of the heavy lifting required to code what you’ve designed. They started off on Kickstarter, and have become pretty popular among web designers and developers ever since.

Macaw works much like combining Photoshop and your favorite code editor all in one app, with the smartness of having you built in where it will do the coding for you. You design your website in Macaw much like you would Photoshop, then when you’re ready, the service will convert the design into HTML  and CSS.

Macaw also has several other features that make it unique and helps with your workflow, such as the ability to create responsive websites, preview designs remotely by viewing your site on any device connected to the same network, and share assets between pages.

The Next Web Deals is running a special on Macaw for 72 percent off the standard price of $179, making Macaw yours for $49.00.

SkyHub Cloud 1TB Backup: Lifetime Subscription – 88% off at $49.99 (originally $450)

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Once you’ve created your website in Macaw and have converted it to HTML & CSS, you don’t want all of that hard work to go down the drain should something happen to your computer. Backups can help save your bacon. One option to back up all of your work is SkyHub, a cloud-based storage solution where you can back up to 1 TB of data forever.

What’s neat about SkyHub is that they provide 1 TB of storage for up to four computers, which also includes anything you plug into your computer such as an external hard drive. Once all of your files are backed up, they are safely secured using advanced encryption security.

Their dashboard is great because you can access all of your files online from anywhere. If your computer crashes or you accidentally delete a client site you finished designing in Macaw, you can login to SkyHub and find them easily and download them to keep working.

Over on TNW Deals, you can get a lifetime subscription of SkyHub Cloud with 1 TB of backup at a savings of 88 percent off at $49.99.

Getflix: Lifetime Subscription – 88% off at $39.00 (originally $330)

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So you’ve worked hard on your client’s website with Macaw, backed it up using SkyHub, now it’s time to relax with some Getflix. If you’re located outside of the US or simply traveling abroad, Getflix could be your new best friend.

Getflix allows you to watch your favorite movies and shows from streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, or others that you can’t seem to access thanks to either slow VPNs or other restrictions. It works by routing the traffic you need and provides the top internet speeds possible without you needing to reroute your internet traffic through a different server.

Getflix unblocks over 100 streaming channels, allowing you to binge watch your favorite show or Netflix and chill no matter where you are in and out of the US. An added bonus is they provide an optional (and free) VPN account if you would like to encrypt your traffic. You can also use Getflix on any device you have.

You can get a lifetime subscription to Getflix over on TNW Deals for 88 percent off at $39.00.

These three apps help you get your work done more efficiently, keep that work safe, and allow you some downtime without restrictions.

You could buy all three of these apps with TNW Deals for less than would have cost you if you had just purchased one. TNW Deals is good like that, and they have other apps just like these marked down to great prices, too.

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