Since we’re all in the spirit of saving money this time of year, we’re going to look at three awesome discounts on software from MakeUseOf Deals. There’s CleanMyPC, Rosetta Stone in a variety of languages, and Pagico 8, one of the most powerful task managers under the sun. And they’re all heavily discounted!
CleanMyPC [$27.99, 29% Off]
Sadly, as you use your computer, it slows down. I wish we lived in a world where PCs ran as well as they did when they’re new forever. But we don’t, and I’m afraid we never will.
That being said, you can help your PC run faster with proper maintenance. You can manually sit there and tweak, delete, and maintain everything, but that requires skill, knowledge, and a lot of time.
If you want to make it easier, you can get a bit of software like CleanMyPC, and let it do the work for you.
What does it do, exactly? Well, it’ll remove cache, log, and other junk files that are sucking up your PC’s precious storage space. You can use it to clean up a cluttered Windows registry without worrying about crushing your computer and sending it to an early grave. It’ll even help you remove programs completely without leaving behind trace files and other garbage that you don’t need.
Some other cool features include:
- Speed up Windows startup
- Completely delete files so hackers can’t get to them
- Delete your online history with a single click
- Enable or disable hibernation quickly
Again, just about everything CleanMyPC does can be handled manually in Windows, but it’s time consuming, and in the case of registry editing, potentially risky. For $27.99, which is 29% off the normal price, this app does it all easily and without any risk.
Rosetta Stone Language Learning (Levels 1-5 Instant Download) [$129.99, 47% Off]
You’ve probably heard of Rosetta Stone, as it’s consistently rated as one of the best ways to learn a language. Because its language learning software is so deep and packed with features, it’s expensive.
However, for a limited time, you can get 47% off the normal price, meaning you can choose a language and get levels 1-5 of the language of your choice for $129.99.
The languages available are as follows:
- English, US
- English, UK
- Spanish, Latin America
- Spanish, Spain
- Chinese, Mandarin
All languages are the same price, so whatever you want to learn, you can get in for much more affordable than Rosetta Stone would nominally be.
Pagico 8, [$19, 62% Off]
The general idea behind this task manager is taking all of those things you need to do, notes, and ideas that are cluttering your mind (and workspace), and put them in visually appealing and organized interactive flowcharts. Ideally, organizing all of your tasks this way will help you get a handle on everything and get your work done more efficiently.
You can manage multiple projects using this tool, and it’ll even keep track of your contacts, so you can keep the people involved with your to-do list organized. This is especially useful for freelancers, as they tend to have all different tasks coming in from different places.
Having all of these different projects running can be confusing, though, which is why Pagico 8 includes tags that’ll let you search within your massive list to find what you need. You can literally have hundreds of projects going, and provided you use the features correctly, actually keep them organized.
Here are some other cool features that make this well worth the (tiny) $19 price tag:
- Day view lets you focus on just what needs to get done today
- Calendar view lets you schedule and move appointments as necessary
- Keep text, notes, tasks, files, and more all in one easy-to-access place
- Sync data across your devices for 6 months (additional charge for this feature after 6 months)
Basically, if you’re a busy person, you need a good task manager in your life, and Pagico 8 is just that. For $19, the amount of headaches it’ll save you make it well worth picking up. Give it a shot, and you just might find that it changes your working life (and thus, improves your life outside of work).