What’s On My Black Friday And Cyber Monday 2017 Shopping List

Holiday is upon us, even if you are not shopaholic (most likely you are, as you are reading this post!), this is the best time of the year to buy digital or physical products. I use this time to shop or renew things that I am going to use for the next year. I actually save things I want to buy in a To-Buy Shopping List in Apple Notes, but while discussing with few of my folks about what I am preparing to buy this year, they were asking me to share the list with them, so I thought why not make my Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Shopping List public? It’s not secret, maybe it will save some of your time where I have already did the research and digg properly, and in the same way you guys could advice me if you found some interesting deals in the comment*.

I just upgraded to new MacBook Pro 15-inch latest 2017 model with the Touch Bar. I am upgrading from my near 7 years old MacBook Pro Early 2011, this time I decide not to directly migrate using Time Machine, instead I am setting up new machine from scratch. So, I took time to re think my app preference and work environment.

I tried to move away from some of the apps and services I was used to for many years, and opened my heart for new and exciting solution. That resulted some new app, good part is almost all app, you could get started for free, try it out fully within the trial period, and upgrade when you are satisfied.

Sweet part was the timing, as I moved to this Mac in this month, and its the month of offer, timing could not been better.

Software - Apps for Mac

  • Tower – Git Client for Mac – 50% Off

I am moving away from Source Tree, this one is sweet, modern, and my CTO shown me why he likes it, and in my test I find it far superior, and as works fine with BitBucket, GitHub both, so its a clean win. Link to the offer.

Status: Purchased!

  • Transmit – More than a sFTP Client – (No Offer yet)
I am moving away from FileZilla, maybe after more then a decade. FileZilla is still a good tool for free, but I needed better SSH key handle and easier way to interact with AWS and other services. The offer will arrive on Black Friday probably, I will keep an eye on their Twitter.

I still use RoboForm, though LastPass has mostly taken over the Password management, but the Safenotes and few other feature I am still used to in this. They have yearly subscription, I will renew my subscription. Their offer works for renewal as well. Use Code “RFBF“, and valid until November 29. This 30% off will make 1 year Subscription price just $14.99 USD.

Status: Purchased

  • LastPass– Password Manager – (No Offer yet)

LastPass is awesome, and most of you use either this or 1Password, I am into LastPass universe. And in MacBook with TouchID is purely time saver. I would even pay this few hundred dollar cost different of Touch Bar Mac, even only for LastPass usability. It saves at least several minute for me in each hour. I will extend my license for next year when they offer discount, though my license has more validity.

  • Camtasia – Screen grabbing and simple video editing tool – Deal Announced

TechSmith already announced they will bring a good deal, I will use this opportunity to upgrade my license to Version 3, right now I have license for Version 2 for Mac. You will find their deal in their Facebook.

I am kind of Analytics freak, I love keep tracking my net speed, RAM usage, CPU load, all the time. I know, it maybe too much for some of you, but I am like this way, this is the best tool, I am waiting for the deal, will update to their Version 6 license, and maybe will buy a family package so I could gift and share with my folks. Click this link for the offer.

Status: Purchased

WordPress - Plugins, Themes & Services

  • Elementor – Must Have Page Builder – 25% Off

I am fully into Elementor. The reason this page and site looks like the way it is, also because of Elementor. I am with Elementor from the start of the project, I even Pre-ordered the Pro license even before they released the feature set. I have enjoyed one year. My team is enjoying working with Elementor as well, we even created a now popular Addon for Elementor. I heard they are giving 25% off, but if that does not work for Renewal, I will still renew without discount. Check the deal here.

I moved entirely from W3 Total Cache to WP Rocket, I have an unlimited license, I will try to renew even for an extra year, if the discount works in renewal. Check their deal.
  • Imagify – Image Optimization Solution – 35% Off
I am Imagify user, love this. If they give recurring coupon, I will upgrade to a higher package.
I have used Pretty Links Lite for many years in many of my site, this time I decide to upgrade, their deal is definitely going to help. To get the 20% off, you have to use the coupon “BF2017“. 
I use EDD in my digital product sites, Pippin just announced their All Extension Bundle, though I think its not a good move or pricing, I will digg more into its pricing and future cost burder, but I will surely use this offer to renew some of my licenses. You have to use coupon “BFCM2017“, to get 25% for the period of 24th to 27th November.
  • ConvertPlus – Best Popup/Optin Plugin – 50% Off – Only $14 USD
I always loved ConvertPlug, they changed the name to ConvertPlus now. I already have few active license, but just purchased another one, as I need one here in this site.
Status: Purchased

Gadgets - Hardware Shopping List


Lightest & Fastest

With the new MacBook Pro and it’s new Thunderbolt 3, which is in USB-C shape, and USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatibility, I now have access to 40Gbps port, I want to make use of it. Seems like compatible SSD drive is the best option.

This is kind of best available consumer grade Portable SSD drive. The normal version could give about 500 MBps speed where they even have a RAID version, which is slightly bulky could give up to 750 MBps. This normal one is extremely small, light, support both USB-C and USB 3.0 out of the box.
Home PageReview Amazon Buy LinkRAID Version Amazon Buy LinkTwitter for Offer

My plan is to make this one as my Time Machine Drive, and use Glyph’s light one for day to day backup. This one has data encryption which will be added benefit. Link to review and buy option.

Web - Domain, Hosting & Service Deal

They are clamming they will run 99% off for domains, and super good deal for SSL as well, this year I am planning to buy for multi year. Check the deal!
  • Feedly – RSS Feed Reader – 30% Off

I am with this project since Google ditched us by retiring Google Reader, I had Pro plan, which I shut down before, I am planning to start again. Get the deal!


Books - eBooks & Hardcover

  • Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss

Seems very interesting, looking forward to read this.
Homepage | Amazon | iBooks

  • Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss
Just released, looking forward.
Homepage | Amazon | iBooks

I am writing this post on the fly, will add more later, and will update link to the deal and coupons as well. I plan to share my experience after the purchase as well. So, keep an eye on this page, and let me know if you found any better deal.

If you are looking for deals from my company weDevs, visit this offer page. And if you are looking for WordPress related deals, look at this article, it covers all. Please don’t spam my comment box with your company deal.

I am still looking for deals!

I am still looking to buy a dedicated server or powerful VPS with WHM for longer terms, and few more gadgets for my new Mac.

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Trello is Taking Over My Life!

The way Trello is taking over my life, pretty soon I will probably have to write an article – ‘Life in Trello!’ 😀

You could literally manage anything of your life in Trello.

  • Want to lose weight? You could use Trello.
  • Want to plan a wedding? There is a Trello sample board for that.
  • Managing a Content Calendar? You should use Trello.
  • Preparing for an Exam? There is Trello for you.
  • Starting a Startup? You must use Trello.
  • Not getting your work done? You should definitely use Trello!

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[Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review] Force Is Just Waking Up

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Here is my super quick review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! I am an all-rounder movie buff, so I like all movies. This review is based on my first impression after I watched the movie for just one time on the very first day. But I look forward to watch this movie few more times in coming weeks.

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HostGator Dedicated Offer

Get HostGator $174/Month Dedicated Server For Only $99/3 Month

I just noticed that HostGator are offering a new deal on their dedicated server. Their basic dedicated server which they sale at $174 USD per month normally, now available at only $99 USD for 3 Month or $199 USD for first 6 Month, means direct $423 or $845 discount respectively. Server details, coupon, links inside.

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Scribe SEO Plugin – Need To Spend Too Much Time, Money & Energy

I was reading an article by Julie R. Neidlinger on WPDaily about Scribe SEO Plugin. First of all, thanks to Julie, for an honest review. I think if you need to spend that amount of time and money for SEO, it’s better to hire expert. It’s not for normal blogger or site owner. Market research guys could get benefit from it. But not average to even mid user.

Though I always advice that writer needs to learn how to write SEO friendly article. SEO should be blend in writing, not entirely focusing to get rank better in Search, but focusing more on making sense, help people in finding content, understand content and overall to help reader.

Scribe  Content Optimization Software for Online Marketing

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Moleskine Notebook For Evernote

Why Evernote Has So Many Different Apps?

Evernote is cool. I love their basic idea. Their business model is also nice. But my question was why they have so many different apps? Like I could see they are currently offering 7 different apps for iOS. Basic thing is always same, keeping note. Without Skitch, which is for making annotation and drawing, all apps are for taking notes. But why 7 different apps?


List of all apps and my thoughts inside.

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Best Google Buzz Plugin For WordPress

Yes, we have also started using Buzz. For 95% of user Google made us to use it. But as we in ARCom very close with social, we started using it firstly for ThetechJournal.com. Today we were working on Google Buzz intregation on our site. We could manually add it to WordPress, it will be normal share button code, but if you want counter to be working it needs to be javascript. As Google still did not release any API yet, so developer used one trick, they used Google reader and Bit.ly api so track.

Here are best possible, so far released WordPress Plugin.

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