There are still some Cyber Monday software deals to be had—and no, we're not talking videogames. (But those are on sale too. Check all the game deals on Steam and on the Epic Store.) Nah, right now we're talking Cyber Monday software deals on photo editing software, word processing, malware protection, VPN subscriptions, and more. Perfect for anyone putting together a new PC.
Cyber Monday 2020 deals: the place to go for the all the best Cyber Monday bargains.
Frustratingly, software is going the subscription route to avoid piracy problems, which makes it difficult to find anything you can just buy and own forever. Software as a service, is the way right now, so finding the right software deals on days like Cyber Monday can go a long way in saving money over the long term.
Here, we've rounded up the best Cyber Monday software deals we could find. We'll update this page as we find more.
The best Cyber Monday software deals so far
$60/yr $60/3 years ($1.66 mo) at VyprVPN
VPNs can be used not just to bypass annoying geographical restrictions and prevent someone snooping when you're using unsecured hotspots, but it can occasionally be useful for gaming, too, by reducing packet loss. You can get three whole years of VyprVPN for 87% off what it would normally cost.
$39.99/yr $19.99/yr at Malwarebytes (save $20)
I haven't used Malwarebytes in a couple years, figuring Windows Defender would keep my PC clean. But a couple weeks ago I noticed my GPU was burning up when my PC was idle, and sure enough something (most likely some bitcoin malware) had gotten through. Malwarebytes cleared that shit out in a jiff, and I'm keeping it installed this time.
Adobe Creative Cloud:
$52.99/mo $39.99/mo at Adobe (save $13/mo)
Adobe, probably tired of being pirated for entire generations, switched to a subscription format a while back. If you're looking for a deal on that subscription, there are a number of Cyber Monday discounts on the entire suite of programs.
$14.99 $7.49 at Steam (save $7.00)
We're all using webcams to keep in touch more than ever. FaceRig can be used with Zoom, Twitch, Skype, and pretty much anything else that uses your webcam, to turn you into an animated character, with hundreds more available in the Steam Workshop.
Paprika Recipe Manager:
$24.99 $14.99 at Paprika (save $10)
A popular cataloging app available on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android; there's a free version with helpful features like a grocery list and pantry inventory. The premium version lets you save more than 50 recipes and, more importantly, sync your info between devices. The smartphone apps are on sale for just $3, too.
Microsoft Office 2019:
$149.99 $99.99 at Microsoft (save $50)
I pretty much stick to the free Google Docs and Google Sheets these days, but if you need Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for work or school, the 2019 versions are $50 off for Cyber Monday.