MacUpdate Winter Bundle: 10 Apps for $39.99, Including 6-Month BackBlaze and Anonymizer Subscriptions

Wednesday December 4, 2013 2:22 PM PST by Jordan Golson
A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote their Mac application bundle deal.

Their latest bundle delivers 10 Mac applications for $39.99 (a $360 value if all purchased separately). Notably, it includes 6-month memberships to Anonymizer, a VPN service, and BackBlaze, an online backup provider.

The full bundle includes (retail value in parenthesis):

- Anonymizer (6-months) ($49.99) - A VPN service for ensuring anonymity online. Unlimited bandwidth for Mac and iOS.
- BackBlaze (6-months) ($30.00) - Cloud backup solution for Mac users. Unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage.
- ExpanDrive 3 ($39.95) - Connect to and work with FTP, SFTP, Google Drive, and Dropbox as if they were local volumes.
- Paragon 2-in-1 Bundle ($29.95) - Connect NTFS-formatted Windows drives to your Mac & HFS-formatted Mac drives to Windows PCs.
- iStopMotion 3 ($49.99) - Stop-motion animation tool for Mac, suitable for amateurs or professionals.
- Labels & Addresses ($49.99) - Powerful label printing tool.
- Mail Designer ($34.99) - Create beautiful email stationery templates.
- MailHub ($19.00) - Powerful enhancer.
- Cocktail 7 ($19.00) - General purpose maintenance and optimization utility for OS X.
- Washing Machine ($29.99) - The perfect compliment to Cocktail; includes additional optimization and cleaning features for your Mac.

The first 5,000 buyers also receive these two apps:

- Flame Painter 2 ($29.99) - Innovative and unique painting app.
- IconBox 2 ($14.99) - Search, download, and organize icons, then use them to customize your Mac's appearance.

Buyers are also able to upgrade to family licenses of both Cocktail and Washing Machine at checkout.

All apps together are being sold for $39.99 until December 17. MacRumors is a promotional partner with MacUpdate. Bundle sales through these links benefit MacRumors financially, and provide a way for readers to directly support this site.

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13 months ago
Commenting on this 'cause I doubt anyone else will...

It's simply amazing how they can bundle so many pointless apps together. My hat is off to them.
Rating: 36 Votes
13 months ago
The first 5000 buyers get 2 more useless apps.
Better act fast guys!
Rating: 10 Votes
13 months ago
I've never come across a bundle that was worth buying. I don't care if the software is "worth" $5,000, if it's junk I'm not buying it.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago
I have Cocktail for Mavericks... and these guys can't even update their app to include retina UI. I mean it's only been a year and a half... what a bunch of junk for $40.00 though.


I only bought one of these bundle packages before. And the app I wanted, I can't even remember it's been so long, the app I wanted with the bundle got a major upgrade like 3 weeks later, and I ended up paying for that upgrade. I'd have been better of just buying that one app as that's the only one I really wanted.

Watch out, because major updates are soon to follow, and you will not get them, you will be locked into upgrade pricing from then on.
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago

I have to agree with you.
Out of all those only Paragon NTFS is actually useful. The rest is just... the rest.

And if you buy it alone, you can save $10 or more* versus the MacUpdate Bundle price!
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago
The quality of bundles are going down. This has to be the worst MacUpdate bundle to date.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago

The only thing useless is Paragon because nobody wants NTFS anymore. Windows is dead to the world basically.

I'm sorry, what planet do you live on again? As an aside, I'm spoiled by humble bundle. Name your own price with proceeds to charity? Heck, I'll buy humble bundles even if I don't plan on playing the games simply because in the very least it's supporting a good cause. Makes these bundles look like total trash. No thanks.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
This bundle is about as "meh" as they get. For one, have no use for either of the subscriptions (Already have Crashplan, happy with it. Already have VPN on my own router that secures my mobile connections, and don't need to "pop out" onto the net anywhere but from my home), and presume both already offer free trials.
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago

There's some great software in this bundle, so I don't get the negativity. It's well worth the $39.99 and you're helping to support one of the most important sites on the internet for those of us who love Apple.

I see your point, but the apps coming out of MacUpdate and MU Promo have been mediocre for a while now. I unsubscribed to the daily MUPromo email months ago - it reminded me of those floppy disks on the front of 90's Amiga mags, full of "superlative utilities".

The only thing useless is Paragon because nobody wants NTFS anymore. Windows is dead to the world basically.

Hah, nice one! Wait... You are kidding, right?

Overall this is a tremendous savings and easily worth the money.

Yep, it is a tremendous saving - if the apps are worth buying. I can't see one thing there which would justify the cost to me.
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago
BackBlaze is the only app/service that I recognize in this bundle (and I think I am fairly well versed in Mac apps). And considering that the bundle is including only $30 worth of BackBlaze service, this is a horrible bundle for all but those that don't mind using 3rd rate apps.
Rating: 3 Votes

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