I love AppSumo! I admit that I can be tempted to overbuy at AppSumo because of the great deals they post. I have to remind myself to only purchase what I really need and will use! But as long as I keep this in mind, AppSumo is a great source of amazing deals on web apps, software, and services.
Today I came across two AppSumo deals I couldn’t turn down. One I’ve purchased before and makes a regular appearance. The other is new to me, although I understand they had a deal on AppSumo last year, too.
This Depositphotos deal appears on AppSumo with some regularity. If you use stock photos at all, it’s a great deal: 100 standard license images for $49, and the credits never expire. You can purchase this multiple times for more credits. It’s pretty straightforward, with the only caveats being that the images must be the standard license photos (not extended license) and, as if it weren’t crystal clear already, the credits are only for images, not videos.
Depositphotos’ image library is extensive and high quality. An especially surprising benefit is the high resolution versions of each photo cost the same 1 credit as the low resolution versions. I work with an agency that uses Depositphotos on a regular basis, and I occasionally use them on my own clients’ websites. While stock photos can certainly be overused and it’s often better to use images that are unique and more specific to the website, there are times when it’s necessary or even preferable to use a stock photo.
The other deal I couldn’t pass up is for Plutio, a service for freelancers and small businesses. Note that this Black Friday deal isn’t available yet unless you have AppSumo Plus, an annual-fee membership with perks. Without AppSumo Plus, the Plutio deal will become available soon.
I was unfamiliar with Plutio, but I have been shopping around for an affordable, combined project management/proposal/time tracking/invoicing app, and this seems like it might be a good fit. I’m looking at some glowing reviews online right now.
As is usual with AppSumo, the Plutio deal is for a lifetime license to the Team plan, which is normally $30/month or $300/year. You get lifetime updates and integrations to the current products. It includes unlimited clients and 5 teammates. If you need more teammates you can stack deals to add 5 more teammates with each additional code you purchase. With a second code, when you stack your second code, you can get the white label feature for 30% off.
So I purchased the lifetime Plutio deal, along with a second code to add 5 more team members and, if I decide to take the app a step further, 30% off their monthly fee for white-labeling it. I’m keeping in mind that AppSumo will refund the purchase within 60 days with no questions asked. As long as I take the time to give Plutio a good look and run it through its paces, within two months I should be able to decide if this is what I’m looking for.
I’m pretty excited about the potential for Plutio. I tried Freedcamp but I just can’t seem to like the interface. Plutio has more of the feel I like – possibly a bit closer to Asana, which I love for project management.