It’s that time of year again when Black Friday and Cyber Monday roll around again for a bumper week of sales. That means lots of discounts on Mac software, hardware and accessories so we’ve picked out the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we’ve spotted for 2018. Most of these deals are already live and go on until late November but a few don’t start until Friday the 23rd. Where possible, we’ve made it clear exactly how long each promotion is valid for.
Here then are the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for Mac users of 2018.
Intuit is offering a whopping 70% off its excellent business accounting and payroll software QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online now allows you to use it either on your Mac desktop, in a browser or via mobile devices. It also connects to your bank so you your balances and accounts are always updates. You can read more about QuickBooks in our guide to the best accounting solutions for Mac.
Offer runs: 20th-26th of November
Adobe is offering 25% off its Creative Cloud suite and a huge 70% off for students. That gives you access to all of its industry leading design apps such as Adobe Photoshop, superb Mac graphic design tools like Adobe Illustrator and professional desktop publishing suite for Mac Adobe InDesign.
Offer runs: November 8th-30th
Parallels Desktop is our favorite way to install Windows on a Mac and you can currently get 20% off this powerful and useful tool. Once Parallels is installed, you can install any Windows application on your Mac.
Note that to take advantage of these Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals you have to go via the appropriate Autodesk store for your Region below:
Offer runs: 23-27th November
Although it has recently been discontinued on Mac, there simply is no dictation software as accurate as Dragon Dictate Professional. That’s why we still think it’s the best voice-to-text tool for Mac users and even worth installing Windows on your Mac for. Dragon Dictate Professional usually goes for $300 but during the Black Friday season you can get it for $250.
Offer runs: 21st Nov-3rd December
In the market for a new Mac before Christmas? Black Friday/Cyber Monday is one of the best times to buy and MacMall are offering deals on all Apple products including MacBooks.
Offer runs: 12-28th Nov
OWC are one of the best places to buy top quality external storage devices for Macs too with a large collection of Thunderbolt drives, RAM upgrades for Mac Minis and specialist advice for Mac users. They also have big discounts on Apple related accessories for iPad and iPhones.
The biggest retailer on the planet is offering Amazon Black Friday deals on tons of products, including Apple related items such as Macs, Mac Minis and MacBooks. Other things to look out for are deals on are Mac compatible eGPU units and VR headsets to enjoy Virtual Reality and AI games or applications on your Mac. There will also likely be deals on all-in-one-printers which allow you to print, scan and even fax from your Mac.
Offer runs: 15-26th November
Looking for a digital camera to go with your Mac this Christmas? B&H Computing offer specialist advice on Macs and digital camera accessories plus discounts of up to $500 on cameras. It’s also offering deals off selected software such as Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere to edit your photos and videos with.
Adorama is an authorized Apple reseller and offers Apple related deals from Macs to iPhones and iPads. It also offers discounts on digital cameras, video cameras, accessories and peripherals. Adorama also doesn’t collect sales tax for items shipped outside of New York and New Jersey so you can get some real bargains this holiday season.
And finally of course, Apple is holding its own Black Friday event with discounts across the Apple line. So far there are no details on exactly what kind of deals to expect so keep checking the Apple website for more. Remember you can find your nearest authorized Apple dealer here.
Offer runs: 23-26th November