MacUpdate is at it again, offering another awesome bundle of Mac applications for only $49.99. This is $447 of software if purchased separately. Every one of these applications is highly recommended. I personally use Littlesnitch daily and Rapidweaver weekly. That’s $110 of apps right there, which I could have purchased for only $49.99 with this bundle, and also received the other eight applications as gravy.
All applications are download-only. Once you purchase the bundle, you’ll get an URL with serial numbers to unlock them. All apps are available now. The offer expires at midnight on 12/17/08 (1 day left!).
Again, this is a great deal, and would make a nice present for both new and seasoned Mac users. Purchasing through the link at the bottom of this post will help support our blog and newsletters (at no extra cost to you–and we truly appreciate the support.)
The apps are:
“Drive Genius 2 ($99):”:http://www.prosofteng.com/products/drive_genius.php
Currently the highest-rated disk utility on the market and used by Mac Geniuses at Apple Stores, Drive Genius diagnoses and repairs problems with your hard drive, optimizes your system, and much more.
Buyers will receive a link to download a bootable DVD image of the software to burn, which can be used to boot and fix any Mac that can run Mac OS X 10.5, including Apple’s newest laptops.
__Notable Mentions:__ MacLife Editor’s Choice pick (July 2008), 2008 MacUser Labs winner against competing disk utilities, Macworld UK Editor’s Choice (5/5 rating), “Excellent” rating from ATPM.
“DefaultFolder X 4 ($34.95):”:http://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/index.html
Fly through Open & Save dialog boxes at lightning speed.
__Notable Mentions:__ 4.5/5 rating from Macworld, 5/5 rating from MacUser UK, and numerous other awards.
“VirusBarrier X 10.5 ($69.95):”:http://www.intego.com/virusbarrier/
Fast, simple, and non-intrusive anti-virus software for your Mac and iPhone.
__Notable Mentions:__ 4.5/5 rating from Macworld in July 2008, which called it “the gold standard.”
“RapidWeaver 4 ($79):”:http://www.realmacsoftware.com
Create powerful, professional-looking Web sites quickly and easily.
__Notable Mentions:__ 2008 Macworld Editor’s Choice pick (5/5 rating), 4.5/5 rating from MacFormat magazine.
“MacGourmet Deluxe ($44.95):”:http://www.marinersoftware.com/sitepage.php?page=130
Like iTunes for food, track recipes, plan meals, manage wines, and more.
__Notable Mentions:__ 4/5 rating by MacLife magazine
“LittleSnitch 2 ($29.95):”:http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html
Monitors your network connection to make sure your Mac only sends out what you want it to.
__Notable Mentions:__ 4.5/5 rating by Macworld, 5/5 rating by MacUser UK.
“KeyCue 4 ($27):”:http://www.ergonis.com/products/keycue/
Displays full keyboard shortcuts for all your applications; learn them and work faster.
__Notable Mentions:__ 4.5/5 rating by Macworld, 5/5 rating by MacNotes
“MacPilot 3 ($19.95):”:http://www.koingosw.com/products/macpilot.php
Access hundreds of hidden features to customize and improve your Mac OS X experience.
__Notable Mentions:__ 5/5 rating by MacCompanion magazine, 4/5 rating by Macworld UK.
“WhatSize 4 ($12.99):”:http://www.id-design.com/software/whatsize/index.php
Effortlessly identify files that are hogging disk space and that you don’t need anymore.
__Notable Mentions:__ 4/5 rating by Macworld, prominently mentioned in the latest issue of MacFormat magazine.
“iVolume 3 ($29.95):”:http://www.mani.de/ivolume/index.html
Ensures all your iTunes tracks play back at the same level, so you never have to adjust the volume individually.
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