Current Mac Bundles Roundup

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The MacUpdate Bundle includes Parallels 8, DevonThink and 8 other apps for $49.99

So you’re thinking about buying a Mac app or two for your iMac/Macbook in the coming days. But before you do, you could potentially save yourself some money by checking out some of the Mac Bundles being offered at this time. For instance, with the MacUpdate Bundle, you get Parallels 8 Desktop ($79.99 on its own) and 9 other great Mac apps for just $49.99. Or the MacLegion Bundle for the same price and number of apps, which includes Roxio Toast 11 Titanium, Launcher and others. Then there’s the Pick a Bundle (choose 10 apps you want) we covered previously. There are several more featured in this roundup we’ve put together, so take a look within and see if there’s a bundle that tickles your fancy.

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The Lifehacker Mac Bundle: 9 Mac apps for $49.99

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Users looking to get more out of their iMacs and Macbooks will find plenty to love about the Lifehack Mac Bundle, where 9 handy Mac apps are now on sale for just $49.99 (a $310 retail value). Apps that are part of this bundle include Mac Pilot 5 (easily enable and disable hundreds of hidden features in Mac OS X, among other things), TechTool Pro 6 (complete diagnostic checks, drive repair and data recovery) and one of my favorites, TextExpander 4 (create custom keyboard shortcuts for “expanding” user-defined text). To take advantage of this great bundle, head over to Stacksocial (deal ends in 18 days) to add some or all of these apps to your desktop workflow. And if you’re feeling lucky, several Giveaways are still ongoing, including 2 iPad minis, a Dropbox Pro account for life and The Omni Group bundle.

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The Mac Freebie Bundle – 8 Mac apps for Free (value of $117)

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We’ve covered a number of Mac Bundles in the past, and this is first time I can recall that it’s being given away absolutely for free. Held over at Stacksocial, there are 8 Mac apps found in the bundle and they include Ondesoft Screen Capture ($30), ClipBuddy ($30, a great tool that saves all the clips you make) and Image Smith ($16). The only thing that’s required is for you to have a free Stacksocial account, and then Like/Share it either via Facebook or Twitter. The total value of the Mac Freebie Bundle is $117, and there should be at the very least an app or two that you’ll find useful.

The giveaway ends in 14 days, on Jan 30th. A break down of all apps included after the gap.

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The Mac Utility Bundle: 5 apps for $59 (including Parallels 8)

Been patiently waiting for a price drop on Parallels 8? Well you’re in luck, because it’s part of the latest Mac bundle to hit the web this Thanksgiving season. With the Mac Utility Bundle, you get 5 apps for $59 – which is 75% off the total retail price. They include: Parallels 8, Snagit, MacOptimizer, Rubbernet and VirusBarrier. Normally Parallels 8 sells for $80 and it’s arguably the best utility for running Windows right from within Mac OS. Snagit’s another app I use heavily for capturing screenshots for TMA and other projects (it can also do video capturing), and this alone retails for $50. You have 7 days to take advantage of this great Mac Utility bundle, so head over to the Stacksocial page for the complete details.

And if you missed it earlier, the ProductivityMac bundle (9 apps for $29) is still on.

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Evernote 5 now available on Mac App Store

After several weeks in beta, Evernote 5 has officially launched and is now available on the Mac App Store. The complete redesign took a year in the making and comes packed with over 100 new features.

We’ve spent the past year identifying the needs of new and advanced users to craft an environment that beautifully caters to both. We re-imagined the look of the app to make everything more accessible. We explored the changing role of sharing and collaboration within Evernote and the opportunities we have to make them more useful. We considered search and the ways that we could make it feel like it was one step ahead of your thoughts. In short, it’s the Evernote we’ve always wanted.

I’ve been using the beta and can’t speak highly enough about this major update. Love the new interface, especially the retooled sidebar where user shortcuts and recent notes can be found (in the top left). Recently, Evernote 5 released for the iPhone and iPad with new features, including handy gesture swipes to reveal notes, tags etc. Check out the list of what’s new and a quick video walkthrough after the break.

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ProductiveMacs bundle: 9 Mac apps for $29.99

Here’s a Mac bundle from ProductiveMacs that should appeal to Mac users who want to get stuff done. For $29.99, you get 9 mac apps, the total value of which is $239. The most notable from the lot include the truly handy and popular TextExpander (expand custom keyboard shortcuts into often-used text and images), Path Finder (an award winning file browser and management app for Mac) and TaskPaper (a simple yet effective to-do list that lets you create projects, tasks, or notes without all the usual distractions. TaskPaper is also available for the iPhone and iPad for $9.99). I’ve been a long time user of TextExpander and it’s certainly saved me time and typing with all the shortcuts I’ve created on my iMac, be it addresses, urls, common phrases or even chunks of text. This normally goes for $35 alone, so for 5 bucks less you actually get 8 other apps as well.

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Awesome deal: The MacHeist 4 Bundle, 15 Mac Apps for $29

The MacHeist 4 Bundle is here folks and it’s one of the best I’ve seen in recent memory. For just $29, you’ll get 15 Mac apps, which include Bejeweled 3Scrivener (a great tool for writers), DiskTools Pro, Jurassic Park and Sam & Max from Telltale Games, and more. The deal even includes a 1 year + 3 months of the Premium upgrade to Evernote, a fantastic note collecting app that I simply can’t go without (I use it to store everything from receipts and memos, to reminders for where I store things and research material I find on the web). Personally, this alone is worth the $29 price tag. The 3 apps that will be unlocked when 25K bundles have been sold are: Firetask, BioShock 2 and Painter Lite. And 25% of the each purchase goes to 1 of 10 charities of your choice.

If you’ve got a Mac, don’t miss out on this awesome bundle. Just don’t procrastinate though; you’ll have 8 more days to score loads of great apps for a fraction of the total cost. Check out the video promo after the break.

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Become an iPhone developer with Learn To Code Bootcamp Bundle ($99)

If you’ve ever had the desire to develop your own iPhone apps (and dabble in web design) but don’t know where to start, Stacksocial’s Learn To Code Bootcamp Bundle could be for you. On sale now for $99 (a total retail value of $935), you get 6 actionable video courses teaching you how to become “the ultimate developer”. All step-by-step courses are part of udemy’s popular e-learning platform, and they include Make iPhone & iPad Games w/out Programming (222 lectures/10 hrs of content), Learn How to Code iOS Apps (66 lectures/11 hrs of content) and Become a Web Dev from Scratch (234 lectures/41 hrs of content). And the first 1,000 buyers will also get a bonus Crash course in CS6 Photoshop. Head over to the Bootcamp Bundle (simple email registration required to view details page) and take advantage of the deal before it ends Sept 2nd.

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iStack Mac Bundle: Grab Parallels 7 and more great Mac apps for only $49

Stacksocial has served up another awesome bundle for Mac users and this one involves Parallels 7, arguably the best virtualization application for OS X – a tool that lets you run Windows from within your desktop environment, without the need to reboot. With the Parallels Mobile app for iOS, you have access to all your Mac and Windows apps/programs on your iDevice. Called the iStack Mac Bundle, it features 10 useful Mac apps for only $49 (95% off full value). Some of the other apps found in the bundle include SnagIt, Hands Off!, Clarify and Disk Drill Pro. For aspiring iOS developers out there, it also includes an iOS App development video course from Udemy (10 hours of video and 180 step-by-step tutorials). And oh yes, for those of you who’ve been eyeing the latest Macbook Pro, don’t miss out on this sweet Retina MacBook Pro Giveaway!

The bundle ends in 15 days, on July 25th. A break down of all apps included after the break.

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Sparrow for Mac now 40% off

Sparrow, a fantastic mail client for Mac OS, is now on sale at $6 (down from $10) via StackSocial. The beautifully designed and easy to use 3rd party mail app supports Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, MobileMe and any other custom IMAP. Some of its more notable features include a unified inbox, drag and drop attachments, iCloud and Dropbox sync, Facebook integration, as well as support for Priority Inbox for Gmail users. Reviews online are mostly positive, with the Mac App Store showing an average of 4 and a 1/2 stars out of 1,800+ ratings. 

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