MacUpdate Bundle: 11 Mac Apps for $49.99, Including Parallels Desktop

macupdate bundleA few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote their Mac application bundle deal.

Their latest bundle delivers at 11 Mac applications for $49.99 (a $457 value if all purchased separately). Notably, it includes Parallels Desktop 7, a popular virtualization tool that allows users to run Windows on their Mac.


The full bundle includes (retail value in parenthesis):

- Parallels Desktop 7 ($79.99) - Run Windows and Linux apps alongside Mac OS X.
- ScreenFlow 3 ($99.99) - Screencasting software allowing you to record your screen.
- Civilization V ($39.99) - A turn-based game to lead a civilization through time.
- Jaksta ($49.99) - Record virtually any audio or video stream from the Web.
- Espionage 3 ($19.99) - Easily encrypt and password protect individual files or folders
- Speed Download 5 ($25.00) - Boost your file transfers so they take full advantage of your Internet connection.
- Attachment Tamer 3 ($14.99) - Apple Mail add-on that gives you enhanced control over email attachments.
- KeyCue 6 ($28.00) - Learn and discover keyboard shortcuts
- A Better Finder Rename 9 ($19.95) - Batch rename dozens, hundreds, or thousands of files.
- My Living Desktop 5 ($29.95) - Turn your Mac's desktop picture into a high-definition video.

The first 10,000 buyers also get BusyCal ($49.99 value).

All apps together are being sold for $49.99 until June 20th. 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.

Top Rated Comments

nuckinfutz Avatar
112 months ago
I would have purchased immediately had they added Adobe CS6
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jontech Avatar
112 months ago

is runnign parrelels slow the mac down?


Not on the new Mac Pro I'll have next week
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dangerous Theory Avatar
112 months ago

Well, crap, I bought Parallels on sale for $60 a while ago. Now I could get that and Civ 5 for less.

The rest seems to be the usual assortment of software that seems grotesquely overpriced for what it does when compared to free alternatives.


IKR. $28 to learn how to use keyboard shortcuts?!? Devs would be laughing all the way to the bank if people were really that lacking in intelligence.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Durendal Avatar
112 months ago
Well, crap, I bought Parallels on sale for $60 a while ago. Now I could get that and Civ 5 for less.

The rest seems to be the usual assortment of software that seems grotesquely overpriced for what it does when compared to free alternatives.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macupdate-misha Avatar
112 months ago
Hey everyone -- Misha from MacUpdate here. I wanted to answer some questions; feel free to ask any others you have. We're here to help (and provide awesome deals!).

Will they all work with Mountain Lion?


Yes, we expect all the apps to work with 10.8. For more answers, check out the Bundle FAQ (http://mupromo.com/bundle/bundlefaq).

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I'm interested. Can we pay in sterling? And how much is it in sterling?


Worldwide orders are welcome! The price is in USD but you can order it from anywhere in the world. You'll be responsible for any foreign currency conversion fees PayPal or your credit card charges; there is no "localized" pricing for foreign countries/currency.

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Will they all work in Leopard?


Only a few apps are compatible with 10.5; please refer to the Bundle FAQ (http://mupromo.com/bundle/bundlefaq) for specifics.

Some apps have older versions that are compatible that you're entitled to use (Espionage 2, A Better Finder Rename 8).

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I bought one of these bundles years ago and found out the hard way that I received special versions that were not upgradeable, so the value claims were misleading. I didn't get product X for less, I got a crippled version of product X for less. Big difference. To be fair, I don't know if they still do this, but that soured me on those so-called "deals."


You must not have bought a MacUpdate bundle. Our bundles always include the same complete versions as if you paid full price, and our contracts with our partners stipulate that.

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Not on MAS? No thanks.


It's impossible to offer these deals on MAS since Apple controls the keys to that kingdom. Also, not all titles are on MAS (Parallels, notably).

You're welcome to pay $99.99 for ScreenFlow 3 on MAS + $39.99 for Civ V + full price for any other titles on MAS.

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If I download this bundle on my MacBook can I also use it on my iMac and pay $49.99 just once?


Yes. Your purchase is not locked to the computer your buy it with it. You can also buy now and download the apps in 2 months (or 2 years). We don't impose a time limit on providing the bundle download and you can always re-download it in the future.

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One question: do I need an Apple account to buy this? I don't yet have an iMac (hopefully soon...), but I can't let this opportunity pass me by.


No Apple account needed. Just a MacUpdate account (free).

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Each app in the package is downloaded individually.


We also provide a single bundle DMG for your convenience. It's about 500MB.

Civ V must be downloaded via Steam (Steam is a tiny download; Civ V is about 2GB, though).

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Parallels causes kernel panics and other problems.


As others have pointed out, this isn't the case. If you are having issues with Parallels, contact Parallels support.

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$50 upgrade to Parallels Desktop 8 incoming soon (and probably mandatory to use with Mountain Lion).


Parallels 7 is compatible with the 10.8 developer previews; we expect it to remain compatible with the final version. Lion was a dramatic departure from previous OS X releases, hence some earlier versions of Parallels not working properly with it (Parallels 6 does, though).

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Basically a give-away in this bundle...has Parallels finally realized that VMWare owns the virtual machine market? Is this their versions of throwing in the towel and saying 'no mas, no mas'?


Parallels actually commands a massive marketshare lead over VMware Fusion (we're talking only about the Mac space, obviously). We ran another $49.99 bundle earlier this year with Fusion and were surprised how many people wanted Parallels instead... so we made that happen :)

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Are you sure Parallels is not as good as VMWare?


They're frankly both good solutions. Parallels performs a little better (speed-wise) and is better for games.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
d00d Avatar
112 months ago
$50 upgrade to Parallels Desktop 8 incoming soon (and probably mandatory to use with Mountain Lion).
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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