A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote a Mac application bundle deal. MacUpdate's latest bundle includes ten apps for $49.99, with a value of $564 if they were to be purchased separately.


The bundle offer has just been extended by one week, giving interested users an additional opportunity to purchase the apps. The first 15,000 buyers will also receive two-time Apple Design Award winner FotoMagico 4, and all titles are compatible with OS X Mavericks.

The full bundle of apps includes (retail prices in parentheses):

- ScreenFlow 4 ($99.99): Screen recording and editing
- TechTool Pro 7 ($99.99): Mac troubleshooting tool with support for OS X Mavericks
- PDFpen 6 ($59.99): PDF editing tool with support for annotations, optical character recognition, and more
- Civilization V: Gold Edition ($49.99): Turn-based strategy game with Gods & Kings expansion pack included
- Snapheal Pro ($39.99): Fix imperfections and remove objects from photos
- DeltaWalker 1.9 with free upgrade to 2.0 ($39.95): Compare and synchronize files and folders
- Choco 2 ($29.99): Create photo collages from over 100 editable templates
- Vitamin-R 2.0 ($29.95): Monitor your work patterns for increased productivity
- Aurora 5 ($14.95): Sleep timer and alarm clock for Mac

Bonus for first 15,000 buyers:

- FotoMagico 4 ($99.99): Create professional-looking photo slideshows

Bundle customers also have the option of purchasing three individual add-ons at discounted prices:

- Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion Pack ($30 value for $19.99): Adds international trade with emphasis on culture and diplomacy
- PDFpen Pro 6 ($40 value for $19.99): Adds website to multi-page PDF conversion, PDF form creation, and PDF Table of Contents organization
- DeltaWalker Oro Edition ($35 value for $9.99): Adds three-way comparison and auto-merging, XML visualization, and access to all three platform versions (Mac, Windows, and Linux)

Finally, users can receive a free copy of train simulator application Rails by simply tweeting about the bundle. No purchase necessary.

All apps together are being sold for $49.99 through October 9. MacRumors is a promotional partner with MacUpdate. Bundle sales through links in this article benefit MacRumors financially, and provide a way for readers to directly support this site.

Top Rated Comments

CTYankee Avatar
113 months ago
If you do any screen casting, Screenflow is great and makes this bundle worth it. However they tend to put it in bundles when a new version is coming.

I don't buy bundles anymore. I have GB of software I never use that came alongside many good programs I do use daily. I don't have any needs that are not met with what I have, and frankly the bundles no longer have the good stuff. Thats all on the App store or just never in bundles (Omni, Panic, et al).
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roland.g Avatar
113 months ago
I used to do the bundle thing. You typically get 1-3 apps you can use and the rest that you really never do. This doesn't look appealing. I tried DeltaWalker at some point and wasn't impressed. I've used Visual Differ instead. Really none of the comparison apps are that great. ScreenFlow. Is it better than SnapzProX? PDFPen - If you need Acrobat, get Acrobat.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RightMACatU Avatar
113 months ago
This bundle has zero appeal to me... It neither has any app that's even slightly interesting to me, nor a good price.

Yeah... I'm out!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fhall1 Avatar
113 months ago
Wow, no Parallels this time?

Not close enough to the release of Parallels 10 for them to start bundling 9.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
113 months ago
I have purchased many bundles with no regrets. This bundle has zero appeal to me... It neither has any app that's even slightly interesting to me, nor a good price.

Although I think I might know a person who'd be interested in getting Rails... But they're not on Twitter.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Igantius Avatar
113 months ago
I've seen Vitamin-R reccomended for people with ADHD / problems with focus. Thinking of getting it myself. Anyone here any experience with that kind of thing?

I wouldn’t say I have major issues with focussing, but I did find Vitamin-R useful – this was the previous version and I bought it on special offer via the Mac App Store. Although I suppose most of it you could do without the software (e.g. breaking big tasks in small ones, user a generic timer), I found the app attractive, I liked using it and found it did help me from getting distracted.

When the new version came out, I had a quick look and thought it seemed a decent upgrade but I wasn’t sure that I wanted to shell out more money for it, as the first was fine. (That said, the developers do a lifetime upgrade option.) However, I’m going to get this bundle as more of the apps I can see myself using and I’m going to get my money’s worth and Vitamin-R is sweetening the deal.

BTW, in case you've seen, a demo is available and I reckon it doesn't take too long (e.g. a few sessions at the Mac) to work out if it's going to work out for you.

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Quick question for anyone who has bought these bundles before:

Is it possible just to download and install just the apps you want after purchase?

Yes - IIRC, you're sent the keys for each (and a download link).
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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