Store News for Mac
Checking back to the Mac App Store every day is a very good idea because the developers might offer advantageous deals and even make their apps free for a short time span in order to allow users to try them out.
Store News is a minimalist yet extremely useful Mac app that allows you to view all available deals at a glance, without having to browse the store on your own.
However, make sure to always check the store price: updates performed by Apple might not reflect in the Store News listings instantly.
The Store News main window is separated in two areas: in the left panel you can view all your filters, while on the right side section you can view their content.
Additional filters can be found in the Store News top toolbar: you can sort the entries by price (free, paid or amount), discount amount, category or name. Unfortunately, you do not have the opportunity to sort the deals by date.
By default, Store News allows you to browse all the current deals by category, both for Mac and iOS apps. The utility also includes 2 default smart filters: 50% off deals and free games.
Use the “Add” button placed in the bottom left corner of the main window to easily create your own smart filters. The newly created rules are able to filter the entries by seller, store or application name, category, old or new price or discount percent.
Store News searches for deals on the US Mac App Store but also provides support for a handful of other currencies: Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, British Pound Sterling, Euro or Japanese Yen.
To conclude, Store News is a great addition to your software collection if you want to keep up with the Mac App Store deals without having to browse the store on your own.