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MacHeist 3 bundle

Since my usual M.O. is to mention all of the bundles of Mac software I am aware of, I guess it is high time that I mention this one. For anyone I haven’t contacted directly or who saw over Twitter, there is a new MacHeist bundle available. The third annual in fact, and unlike most or all of the others, MacHeist donates a portion of the sales to charity. In this case, 25% of the sales, and so far over $400,000 has been raised. The trick to the bundle is that the more they sell, the more extra software becomes available. And periodically throughout the life of the promotion, they will add additional apps to maintain interest.

So if you haven’t, you have a little less than 2 days to head over and pick up $800+ worth of software for only $39. You would spend that at one nice meal out. And almost $10 goes to charity (you can choose which from a list, or split it evenly).

I will admit that some of the apps in that list won’t appeal to everyone. There is a $300 3D animation application for example. There is also an app which is used with iPhones and iPod touches, so if you don’t have one and have no intention, then that isn’t useful. Likewise for iSale, the eBay application.

However, if you haven’t purchased a bundle before, this might be a good time to start. There are a couple of great apps for editing photos (something that most people find themselves needing to do). There is also a program call SousChef, which is used to organize and share recipes. Or more important for people like me with no culinary experience, you can search and download recipes from a large, growing collection online. And it will generate a shopping list for you.

There are also a couple of games included, such as the surprisingly fun and addicting World of Goo. However, perhaps my favourite application that I’ve had a chance to try out is Times. This one was just added as a bonus application just yesterday. Simply put, it is a news reader. Not that there aren’t other options, even free ones, available, but this one strikes a balance between function and fun and ends up with a fantastic result. This is one which I will continue to use. Basically, instead of an email like interface of feeds and headlines and a display pane, Times looks and behaves like a newspaper. Really it needs to be seen for full effect, so check out the screen shots, or better yet, own it yourself when you buy the bundle.

But hurry, there isn’t much time left.

April 5, 2009

Mac Update Promotional Bundle

If you are a Mac user than this post is for you. If you aren’t, well, perhaps this bundle will tempt you over. I’m not saying that it will blow everyone away, but the current bundle from MacUpdate has some nice apps which you can get together for one low price.

The flagship app of this bundle is definitely Parallels. If you are running an Intel Mac, this program will allow you to install and run Windows and Windows applications along side your Mac programs. Unlike Apple’s Bootcamp, this doesn’t require you to choose between Mac OS X and Windows, it allows the two to co-exist at the same time.

Beyond that, there are some applications for helping you organize your files and documents, edit audio files, maintain global keyboard snippets and rip DVD content to your iPod or other format. For the full list and a much better description, visit the MacUpdate Promo site.

Oh, and this is a time limited offer, going until April 29th. Spread the word, the more they sell, the more applications are available.

April 17, 2008


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