Two websites are offering big discounts on preset bundles of Mac Apps.
First up, MacUpdate's Winter bundle includes 12 Mac apps for $49.99 (a $741 value if purchased separately):
- TechTool Pro ($99) Hard drive and system repair & maintenance tool.
- IconBox ($24) Organize and customize icons across your Mac (First 15k buyers)
- TotalFinder ($18) Adds tabs, hotkeys, and other tweaks to the Finder
- Postbox 3 ($29) Powerful and flexible email client
- FontPack Pro Master ($300) 6,200+ royalty free, commercial use fonts plus font management utility
- Labels & Addresses ($49) Powerful label & envelope printing tool
- Mac DVDRipper Pro 3 ($19) Copy DVD video to your Mac
- Back in Focus ($99) Refocus blurry images
- NeverWinter Nights 2 ($19) Role-playing game with infinite possibilities
- Hear ($19) Improves audio quality and adds audio options system-wide
- iClip 5 ($19) Get past the limitations of a single clipboard
- FoldersSynchronizer ($40) Synchronize or backup files, folders and disks
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. Buy all 12 apps for $49.99.
Apparent Software has put together a second bundle called ProductiveMacs consisting of 8 apps for $39.99, a value of $264 if purchased separately:
- Fantastical ($20) Meet your new assistant
- BusyCal ($50) The easy way to share your calendars
- Home Inventory ($15) Your stuff at your fingertips
- NoteBook ($50) Powerful note taking and organizing
- Default Folder X ($35) Your folders and much more
- LaunchBar ($35) Everything on your Mac, a few keystrokes away
- Cashculator ($30) The most productive way to track your finances
- Tags ($29) Manage your files, folders, emails and photos in a way far superior to folders
Buy all 8 apps for $39.99.
Top Rated Comments
With these two added to the mix there are now 5 Mac bundles going on. A bit insane. Mac Legion, BundleHunt, MacFriendly [which ends in 7 hours, has the font pack and is $10 cheaper], plus the two listed here. And there were 2 others that just ended, plus Mac Bundler is about to begin.
Oh, and The Mac Bundles is going on now too.
I have affiliate links to all of these, but I'm not putting them in this post - just google the terms to find the sites.
Oh, and Deals2Have is also having some Mac software on sale. Oh, and Cult of Mac has a 11-app bundle too. Crazy!
Definitely one of the things I REALLY dislike about my Windoze machines. I'm always having to download third party applications or buy software, when my Mac has that exact same functionality built in!
I've never seen the point in things like a 'home inventory' app or yet another notebook app.
Just seems like people are making these things to be cool and in with the latest trend. I guess I'm not the kind of person who wants to have every second of my day planned and can cope with a whiteboard and notepad! I get so much more satisfaction at being able to physically cross out or wipe off a task when its done.
Actually, the two apps do different things, so you might definitely do both.
BusyCal is a replacement for iCal. Some folks like it a lot more than iCal.
Fantastical is an app that you would use with either calendar. It gives you a menu bar icon that lets you look at your calendar quickly, and has a great freeform text entry of events. It's sort of like Lion's quick entry where you can say "Have lunch Friday evening at DeCecco's" but it will show you what pieces go into what fields as you type so you know it's right.
I don't have BusyCal, but I do have Fantastical and love it.
I ended up buying the MacUpdate bundle. I was interested in the Labels program and the fonts. I've used TTPro's predecessor and it was decent. I might find a use for the others.
They are full versions.. as if you bought each individually.