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Friday, March 23, 2012

Last Day for the Mac Spring 2012 Bundle From Cult of Mac

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:55 AM

"A truly awesome deal like this only comes around every once in a while...but a truly awesome deal like this also won't last for very long either! In fact, the Mac Spring 2012 Bundle is around for less than 24 hours, so you'd better grab these amazing 10 Mac apps while you can!"

I picked up one of these myself, mainly for four programs: MoneyWell, Circus Ponies Notebook, Home Inventory and GarageSale. All the other ones are just a bonus. Great deal for $49.99 but it ends today. You can check it out here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bundled Software Time Again

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:57 AM

"The Mac App Store might be getting all the publicity-and Apple's love-these days, but independent developers still have other ways of getting their products in front of the public: the software bundle, for example. And right now, Mac users have three bundles to choose from, offering a combined 29 apps for less than $140."

I can usually get one or two programs out of these bundles that I can use, and this time is no exception with Debtinator and Chronicle. I like MacBundles because if I don't want all ten of these items I can build my own using just five of them, or make my own ten bundle deal using the current ones plus some other options. But this isn't the only bundle out there as you can also get some deals with the MacUpdate Bundle and the Mac SuperBundle. These deals are expiring this and next month so check them out so you don't miss the deals.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last Minute Shopping? How About a Software Bundle?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

"A few days ago, Charles pointed out the great FusionAds Holiday Bundle deal on software for your Mac. If web design isn't your bag, there are still a few other software bundles available right now you may be interested in checking out."

You can't exactly stuff them in a stocking but software bundles do make good last minute gifts for that Mac user on your list, and there are several to choose from in this article. One we have already posted about is the Indie iPhone bundle, but these are geared for OS X specifically instead of iOS. But act fast as these expire on various dates between December 23rd and December 31st.

Support a Good Cause and Get Some Great Games in the Process

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM

"The popular Humble Indie Bundle for the Mac has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity and has become an inspiration for other indie developers looking to follow their lead. In that spirit, six independent iPhone game developers have banded together and are offering their games at a US$2-$3 discount. The devs will give 1/3 of the sale proceeds to Child's Play, a charity that provides toys and video games to children's hospitals across the U.S."

Because you can't set up bundles in the iOS app store, if you want all of the games, you have to buy them separately. But they're all 99 cents each, and Child's Play sounds like a great charity. You can give yourself an early Christmas present and help a child receive one of their own. Sounds like a win-win scenario to me.

Tags: software, bundle, ios

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A New Kind of Software Bundle, No Middleman

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:00 AM

"Mac software bundles haven't quite reached literal dime-a-dozen status, but that's not for lack of trying. As the holiday season hits full swing, it seems like there are more sale offers than ever before. But the new Indie Mac Gift Pack has a unique conceit that sets it apart: the app contains six apps from six independent software developers, who all share directly and evenly in the profits-with no middleman involved."

For $60.00, you get Delicious Library 2, Acorn 2, MarsEdit 3, Radioshift, SousChef and Sound Studio 4. Not a bad grouping of software, and to be honest I prefer bundles that are select and that I will get more use out of rather than getting a larger number of titles and only finding a couple useful. And not only that, these programs are the latest versions and fully upgradeable in the future at the same upgrade price as those that paid full price for the programs. One of the programs alone cost more than this bundle so it is a pretty good deal on a variety of programs. If interested, head on over to the Indie Mac Gift Pack site and check it out. If you are interested in other bundles, Macworld has a few you might be interested in.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

MacFriendly Bundle Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:12 PM

"MacFriendly has released their new MacFriendly Bundle of 11 applications for Mac users. The Bundle is valued at over $500 and is available for a limited time for only $39.99, which represents a savings of over 90% off the list prices. The bundle includes 11 downloadable software applications, and the latest version of each application is included in the bundle."

I don't buy too many bundles, because I usually only find one or two programs that I'll use and it makes for financial sense for me to just buy what I'm going to use. But if you like to experiment and try new software out, these bundles make a lot of sense. You can't really argue that they aren't a good buy, $530.00 USD for a price of $39.99 USD is a heckuva discount, I just don't like installing and reinstalling if I'm not that sure I'll be using the program. The latest one is from MacFriendly and you can find out more about their bundle here. So, what are your thoughts, do you go for the bundles or prefer to cherry pick?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Is The Mac App Store The End of Bundling? I Don't Think So

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 AM

"The Mac App Store is set to change the way you download and use a lot of software on your Mac, but one thing I hope it doesn't change is the tradition of the Mac software bundle sale."

I doubt this will be the end of bundling, especially if sites such as The Mac Sale and MacBasket keep getting good programs in their bundled options. I have used bundled software sites in the past to purchase older versions of software that I want to try out but if I am sure of what I want to buy, I normally go for the latest version. I can see myself buying the new versions via the Mac App Store, as well as retail outlets and other online stores such as, while still looking for bargains at the bundled sites. I think there is plenty of room for sites that bundle software to work alongside the Mac App Store, but what are your thoughts?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bundle Sale, and a Site for Discounts

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:07 PM

"Save over 85% off the list prices when you purchase the MacFriendly Bundle."

A good selection of software in this bundle, but hurry because the sale over at MacFriendly ends in about 8 days. If this isn't enough you can also check out Mac App Deals for some deals on software and/or on bundles. It's sort of a clearing house for deals on Mac software from the web.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bundleecious #2 Ends in 9 Days

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

Not only is the MacUpdate Bundle deal ending in roughly 12 days, the Bundleecious #2 software deal is also ending, but this one ends in 9 days.

MacUpdate Bundle Ends in 12 Days

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:44 AM

You only have a little over 12 days to take advantage of the MacUpdate bundle, so hurry on over to the MacUpdate site.

Friday, December 11, 2009

MacUpdate Promo Time Again!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

"The best deal on Mac software around! Celebrate the holidays with a collection of legendary apps and a few new classics at an unbeatable price!"

$49.99 USD gets you the bundle, and for the first 10,000 sold, it will also get you a copy of PowerTunes, Holiday DVD Templates and FlagIt!. I can usually find at least one or two programs in a bundle that make it worthwhile, or that I already own and this one is no different. But check it out for yourself at MacUpdate.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Mac Sale is Back

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

"We thought that we should let you know about a new Mac software bundle that's gone on sale today. The Mac Sale is back for a second time, offering a range of different software for the bargain price of $49.99."

Ten apps for $49.99 USD, nice deal if you can find a couple of programs you can use. Nothing really excites me with this bundle however, but perhaps there is something there for you? Check it out and decide at TheMacSale.

Monday, August 10, 2009

MacWeed Joins the Bundle Wars

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

"We generally report on Mac software bundles only from entirely new groups, since by definition, these bundles are pure marketing efforts. Sure, the bundle may benefit deserving independent developers, donate a portion of the proceeds to charity, or be part of some sort of online game, along with offering a great deal for Mac users, but the news value of even most new bundles is fairly low. (Occasionally, we'll have a separate advertising relationship with the bundle vendor.) That said, there are two new bundle groups that have popped up in the last week or so: TheMacSale and MacWeed."

Three or four days ago we noted the MacSale and prior to that the MacBundle. Well now a third bundle has risen, with a few twists. MacWeed is donating 20% of their proceeds to the victims of the April 2009 earthquake in Italy. They have put together 14 programs worth over $700.00 USD for $49.99 USD. However only 6 of the programs are given out initially, with the remaining 8 programs unlocked at certain sales levels. To top it off, they are giving away an iPhone 3GS randomly every 200 sales, up to 10,000 bundles. Feeling lucky?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

First MacBundle, Now MacSale

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

"You must have seen the banner ad in our sidebar for a while now, and been wondering what exactly was going on. Truth be told I myself didn't know much about the deal except it was going to cost $50 a piece, and set to go live on the 3rd of August. In case you didn't realise, it's the 3rd already, and The Mac Sale has gone live."

Monday we told you about the MacBundle sale, today we have the Mac Sale. Usually you can find at least one of the programs in the bundle that are worth trying out, maybe not the case of the MacBundle, but usually. In this case, in my opinion, there are a couple that I'm interested in such as Interarchy and Scribbles. I'm still a bit underwhelmed at the assortment so I'm still on the fence as to the value I would be getting for the $50. This article gives a pretty good run down of what is included, and the sale only goes until August 18th so I guess I need to decide quick. What do you think?

Friday, May 29, 2009

MacUpdate Spring Bundle Announced

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

"The MacUpdate Promo Spring Bundle has been revealed, and it is, as the kids say, wicked (or sick, or whatever the kids say). This thing is packed with truly useful applications. If you were considering buying any one of these apps, the $49.99US pricetag makes the rest of them a high-value proposition."

I'm excited about this software bundle for a couple of reasons: TechTool Pro 5 and Notebook 3 by Circus Ponies. I've been thinking about picking up these two programs, and as luck would have it, they are part of this bundle. There are several other programs listed as well, and based on what I've seen of them, this really is a value at the $49.99 USD price. If you are curious about the other programs head on over to their site. Anyone else out there going to partake?

If you are one of the first 15,000 purchasers, they will also throw in Jets N' Guns Gold and CuteClips, upping the value of the package to a eery $666.66 USD. But don't let that cause you hesitation and delay your purchase, the promotion ends on June 12th.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

MacHeist 3 Bundle Released

Posted by Michael Barrett in "Apple Talk" @ 08:00 AM

Wow. If you didn't watch the MacHeist 3 Bundle Reveal Show, you missed seeing two beautiful ladies on camera for the better part of an hour. Veronica Belmont and Lisa Bettany were joined by Chris Pirillo as they announced this year's MacHeist bundle.

Like I said before, wow! There are a couple apps in the bundle that made it totally worth purchasing, at the very, very low (and very, very reasonable) rate of $39. As a newbie to the Mac scene I was quite impressed with the amount of software added to the total package. I have never seen such a bundle put together for Windows users. Well, let me rephrase that. I have never seen a bundle of useful, well designed software such as these, put together and released for users in the Windows environment that most Windows users would want to install on their machines. I hope that made sense, without hurting anyone's feelings.

This year's bundle includes iSale, Picturesque, SousChef, World of Goo, PhoneView, LittleSnapper, Acorn, and Kinemac. If you are one of the first 25,000 people to purchase the bundle, like I was, you also get Big Bang Board Games. I am looking forward to installing SousChef. I love to spend time in the kitchen and that little application is going to make those dinner plates a lot more interesting. There are four more apps included in the bundle that will be unlocked based on the amount of money raised for charity (you get to choose from a selection of charities when you make your purchase). The four "to be unlocked" apps are WireTap Studio, BoinxTV, The Hit List, and Espresso.To be honest, the reason I jumped at the chance to grab this year's bundle was because of those last four. The Hit List will make managing my day a lot easier, and I am anxious to work with WireTap Studio and BoinxTV, but I really, really, want Espresso. I'm a code monkey at heart and Espresso is pulling my strings.

Why not jump over to MacHeist and grab a bundle for yourself. It's only available for 14 days, you'll be helping people in need, and you'll get some great applications to make your Mac even better than it is today.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

MacZot Bundle Now Available

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

"We've joined forces with 10 hard-working developers and an organization that's helping to feed the world and care for the Earth. From Dec 26th - Jan 4th you can get 11 great apps, Save $200 and help feed the world. Get all these Great apps at an Amazing price... ...and do MORE with your Mac in 2009! GarageSale, DEVONthink Personal, Mail Stationery, Caboodle, FileChute, Snapshot, MacCleanse, Awaken, AppZapper, Xslimmer, MediaRage 3"

MacZot is always a good deal (think of it as Woot! for Mac software) and this bundle is no different. Koingo Software is also offering a companion bundle of utilities. For an additional $29.99 you get $99.99 worth of applications which, from what I'm able to glean, is all of their utilities other than MacClean which is part of the MacZot bundle. In other words, it's a lot of really good software for a really good price. If you're a new Mac user, this might be a good place to start!

Tags: bundle, maczot, koingo

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Smile On My Mac Bundles Up For Winter

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 PM

"New to the Mac? Get three of the most useful and popular Mac software utilities, all rated 4.5 mice by Macworld! Plus a series of ScreenCastsOnline how-to videos to get your started on your way to become a Mac power user. $49.95 (save 50% off the retail price!)"

'Tis the season to be bundling, and Smile on my Mac is in a bundling type mood. If you're new to the Mac, this is a bundle for you to check out. If you're not new but haven't gotten your hands on these yet, you may want to. I use Text Expander every day and think it's one of those "must-have" apps if you do any kind of repetitive typing (like typing a bio on a column, for example!).

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

MacUpdate Bundle Now Available

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

"MacUpdate and 10 developers have partnered to bring you some holiday cheer! For a limited time, enjoy this collection of fine applications at an unheard of price!"

There are always plenty of bundles to be had throughout the course of the year, and this one looks to be pretty good. I use RapidWeaver a lot and wouldn't be without Default Folder X. Little Snitch is a good app if you want to keep tabs on your TCP/IP traffic, and as our very own Joe Johaneman pointed out, MacGourmet is a pretty solid app also. For $49.99, you really can't go wrong even if you only use Rapidweaver and MacGourmet which alone cost more than the bundle total.

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