Yes, it’s a brand new year – and that means yet another shot to excel at everything you do!

Sometimes, though, that can be harder than it first seems. If you have a Mac, however, these next apps should see your 2017 get off to a highly productive start …

Fantastical 2 ($49.99 > $39.99)

Currently 20%-off its regular asking, Fantastical 2‘s main benefits to your daily productivity schedule should be plain to see at this point.
But, in case you’re new to the whole macOS thing – the App Store revered calendar app features a range of powerful and useful features, including; an incredibly intuitive parsing engine, a full calendar window (with day, week, month, and year views), a quick-access mini window, iCloud reminders support, time zone support … and much, much more.

Pastebot ($19.99 > $9.99)

Of course, if your work relies on a computer … likelihood is that you would struggle to get along without the modern wonders of copy and paste.
Recently updating to address an issue where if you copied a password on 1Password for iOS, it could later show up in your clipboard via Universal Clipboard, Pastebot‘s self description of being an “indispensible” tool really won’t cover it – if you’ve ever been misfortunate enough to experience the dread of pasting over a clipboard item and losing it forever.
In this instance, Clipboard History makes Pastebot‘s current $9.99 asking seem like an absolute steal.
Pastebot saves everything you copy so that you can quickly recall them in the future. Save and organize frequently-used clippings into custom pasteboards and create keyboard shortcuts to access pasteboards and paste specific clippings.
And, it is.

Byword ($11.99 > $5.99)

Finally, there’s Byword.
Designed to make writing more enjoyable on your Mac by embracing the benefit that Markdown can introduce to your writing flow, (and 50%-off for a limited time), with Byword syncing text documents across your Mac, iPhone and iPad becomes a breeze.
Plus, you’ll get all of this:
- Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts for extra efficiency
– Alternate dark theme for extra comfort in low-light situations
– The most complete Markdown support including footnotes, tables and cross-references
– Export documents to PDF and HTML documents
– Publish to Medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and Evernote
Did we mention it’s less than $6? (Limited time).

Pricing correct at the time of publishing. Subject to change.