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MacRumors
Dec 11, 2007, 12:56 AM
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MacRumors has partnered with MacUpdate (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4362) to promote their latest Mac application bundle. Bundle sales through these links (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4362) benefit MacRumors.com financially, and provide a way for readers to directly support this site.

The latest bundle delivers up to 10 Mac applications for $49.99 (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4362) ($646.75 if bought separately) and are detailed here:

Forklift (http://www.binarynights.com/) - file manager, FTP client
RapidWeaver (http://www.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver/) - web design software
SwiftPublisher (http://www.belightsoft.com/products/swiftpublisher/overview.php) - desktop publishing and layout
Marine Aquarium (http://www.serenescreen.com/product/maquarium25x/) - virtual aquarium
Xslimmer (http://www.xslimmer.com/) - save space by reducing application file sizes
MemoryMiner (http://www.memoryminer.com/) - digital storytelling application
Yep (http://www.ironicsoftware.com/yep/) - "iPhoto for your PDFs"
XMIND 2008 Pro (http://www.xmind.org/us/) - brainstorming, mind mapping
iStabilize (http://www.pixlock.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=33) - software video stabilizer, remove shaky motion from your videos
PulpMotion (http://www.pulpmotion.com/)* - create fun animations

As is typical in these time-limited bundles, several applications are held back as "locked" applications which are not part of the bundle until enough sales are generated. At this time, only PulpMotion remains locked until 5000 total sales are generated, at which time all 10 applications are available for everyone who has purchased the bundle. Total value of all 10 applications together is $646.75, and can be purchased for $49.99 (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4362) today.

update: 11th app added. iWow 2 - $19.99 value.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/12/11/december-macupdate-software-bundle-sale/)



Eidorian
Dec 11, 2007, 12:57 AM
I liked the last one a lot more.

Tech Tool Pro anyone? :D

Detektiv-Pinky
Dec 11, 2007, 01:41 AM
RapidWeaver seems to be quite cabable.
XMIND is recycling the Eclipse workbench and is quite slow to start, but I was looking for a Mindmap application anyway. It can have more than one central topic on a sheet (something I need).
iStabilize is something that can come in handy every so often. I used to rescue some very bad footage on my PC...

So, I will by this package - since it is only 50$...

bellis1
Dec 11, 2007, 01:50 AM
I just bought in and hopefully they will make it to the 5000 they need to unlock the final program. XMIND is supposed to be quite a capable program and is supposed to run fast. It may give mindmanager a run for its money and for <$50 is a fantastic deal. There is a good review about the program here:

http://mindmapping.typepad.com/the_mind_mapping_software/2007/11/read-my-review-.html

ab2650
Dec 11, 2007, 01:51 AM
I'm wondering if the licenses are transferable. I own a few of the titles already and would want to sell the license to those individually. What are peoples take on this?

yagran
Dec 11, 2007, 02:21 AM
the worst bundle ive ever seen. arn, you should have backed www.macheist.com!

kresh
Dec 11, 2007, 03:01 AM
the worst bundle ive ever seen. arn, you should have backed www.macheist.com!

I disagree. I think that Give Good Food To Your Mac (http://www.tuaw.com/2007/11/26/give-good-food-to-your-mac-promo-discounts-euro-indie-apps/) was the worst bundle. There were so many complaints about the serials not working.

I purchased the current bundle from MacUpdate mentioned in this article and am very glad I did so!

Although I must say that I recieved my serial to OverFlow (Totally Free!) today from the current MacHeist and am starting to get excited about MacHeist.

sunfast
Dec 11, 2007, 03:51 AM
I don't think it's too shabby. As I posted in another thread, I was going to buy rapidweaver anyway so for essentially the same money I got some free stuff thrown in. I quite like ForkLift for FTP (and app delete - wasn't expecting that!) and XSlimmer is pretty cool too - saved me nearly 2 gigs anyway :)

grappler
Dec 11, 2007, 03:54 AM
Well, I bought it and XMind is not accepting the serial number it gave me. And, the site now seems to be down. Thanks for nothing guys. I want my money back.

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 03:57 AM
can't get the link to the "macrumors promo" work...

Analog Kid
Dec 11, 2007, 04:12 AM
Wow, Marine Aquarium hasn't been updated since Panther?

ATG
Dec 11, 2007, 04:30 AM
I've got overflow and wiretap pro free from MacHeist. Granted, I already had overflow, but I can really use wiretap.

There's only 1, maybe two apps I'd actually bother downloading from that MacUpdate deal.

Abstract
Dec 11, 2007, 04:32 AM
Firstly, the reported "value" of this bundle is too high. If you go to the XMind website to buy it, the "pro" version now sells for $129, not $299. Some of the other prices are inaccurate as well. I'm not saying it's a bad bundle. It's a very good bundle, and I'm interested in buying it. However, the advertised value of the bundle is a bit misleading.


I don't really "get" XMind. Is it just a fancy way of taking a central theme/idea, and placing arrows towards other ideas that fall into this category? If it is, I don't understand why it costs so much. :confused:


I want Yep, and I think I want Rapidweaver. If I never make a webpage, then it's useless. I'm going to have to give this bundle some more thought. I may head over to Give Good Food To Your Mac (http://www.givegoodfood2yourmac.com/kitchen34/index.php) and get some other programs instead......ones that I really want. No point bundling 9 apps together if I don't want 5-6 of them.

grahamlucas
Dec 11, 2007, 06:02 AM
Is this just a rumor? :)

twoodcc
Dec 11, 2007, 06:05 AM
I liked the last one a lot more.

Tech Tool Pro anyone? :D

yeah Tech Tool Pro would be nice.

leandroc76
Dec 11, 2007, 06:13 AM
Bought it... I like rapidweaver. It's the same price at it's own website.

But my favorite FTP is not free anymore(Transmit), so I guess I'd rather try out Forklift. Cyberduck just isn't stable enough.

I probably won't even use the other 8 apps!!!

I guess for me it was a 2 for 1!:rolleyes:

itickings
Dec 11, 2007, 06:56 AM
I want Yep, and I think I want Rapidweaver. If I never make a webpage, then it's useless. I'm going to have to give this bundle some more thought. I may head over to Give Good Food To Your Mac (http://www.givegoodfood2yourmac.com/kitchen34/index.php) and get some other programs instead......ones that I really want. No point bundling 9 apps together if I don't want 5-6 of them.

Thanks for the link. I had planned to buy Cheetah3D for a while, and that seems like a reasonable offer. Not sure I'll end up really saving money though :p

mkaake
Dec 11, 2007, 07:07 AM
Bought it... I like rapidweaver. It's the same price at it's own website.

But my favorite FTP is not free anymore(Transmit), so I guess I'd rather try out Forklift. Cyberduck just isn't stable enough.

I probably won't even use the other 8 apps!!!

I guess for me it was a 2 for 1!:rolleyes:

Transmit is really worth the money though - it's fantastic. I'm in love with it because it's scriptable (and comes with some handy automator workflows as well)... I've been able to make some pretty handy apps for my computer because of it...

macintel4me
Dec 11, 2007, 07:22 AM
I bought it for RapidWeaver. I'm hoping I get $15 of value from the rest.

pagansoul
Dec 11, 2007, 07:27 AM
I purchased this package last week. I must say I all the programs are new to me so its not like I'm overlapping on anything but of all of them I find Yep the most useful being I have a great deal of ebooks and manuals on my computer. Nice to get to them in one place. I'm also having fun setting up as I found things I didn't even remember I had.

JSchwage
Dec 11, 2007, 07:46 AM
Just bought the bundle yesterday. I'm absolutely loving ForkLift. It's a great alternative to Transmit, especially since it also has extra features like an application deleter, Amazon S3 compatibility, and even the ability to connect to Bluetooth devices. Xslimmer is also a really nice application for those with limited space on their Time Machine backup drives such as myself.

Teddy's
Dec 11, 2007, 08:54 AM
Is this just a rumor? :)

"G5 Powerbooks next Tuesday!"

That's my favourite rumor

For rumors look for the blue "?" featured in the articles of the front page.

andiwm2003
Dec 11, 2007, 08:56 AM
i bought it for rapid weaver and for YEP. both great apps and well worth the $50. i don't understand the high number of negative ratings. the fact that one doesn't need the apps in there doesn't make the bundle bad.:confused: in the last bundle i didn't want the tech tools, never need them and everybody was excited about them.

thejadedmonkey
Dec 11, 2007, 09:12 AM
i don't understand the high number of negative ratings. the fact that one doesn't need the apps in there doesn't make the bundle bad.:confused:

I think it's that there's a large number of people (myself included) who would only buy the bundle for one, two, or maybe three programs. I wouldn't buy this, as there's nothing I need.

Heinekev
Dec 11, 2007, 09:12 AM
i bought it for rapid weaver and for YEP. both great apps and well worth the $50. i don't understand the high number of negative ratings. the fact that one doesn't need the apps in there doesn't make the bundle bad.:confused: in the last bundle i didn't want the tech tools, never need them and everybody was excited about them.

Apple could send out a $2,000,000.00 rebate to everyone that ever bought an apple product and the story would still get negative ratings. There are people here who are never, ever satisfied.

Digitalclips
Dec 11, 2007, 09:16 AM
Bought it... I like rapidweaver. It's the same price at it's own website.

But my favorite FTP is not free anymore(Transmit), so I guess I'd rather try out Forklift. Cyberduck just isn't stable enough.

I probably won't even use the other 8 apps!!!

I guess for me it was a 2 for 1!:rolleyes:

Transmit is worth every penny!

Abstract
Dec 11, 2007, 09:17 AM
in the last bundle i didn't want the tech tools, never need them and everybody was excited about them.

Me neither. Tech Tools was not a draw for me at all, and it was worth the most money by far!

I was happy just getting GraphicConverter back on my Mac (oh how I love it!!), and GarageSale as well. :)

...I find Yep the most useful being I have a great deal of ebooks and manuals on my computer. Nice to get to them in one place. I'm also having fun setting up as I found things I didn't even remember I had.

Yes, Yep is a big deal for me.

I'm trying Papers right now to organize my PDFs (academic ones), and it has the same shortcomings as simply naming the PDFs by name and author, and then putting them into folders .......some of my files belong under 3-4 different categories and can't really be put into one folder. If I'm going to keep them all under one category, I may as well just keep my filing system currently in place. I hate it, but Papers is no better. It automatically downloads author information and such, but who cares? I can barely remember the authors names anyway. I just need to search by keywords and topics.

Papers doesn't let me select ONLY papers that are about MOSFET dosimeters, TLDs, and HDR brachytherapy (for example). I can organize them into individual MOSFET, TLD, and HDR brachy selections, which is very useful, but I can't search for a paper meeting all 3 criteria easily. With tags, I could. I'd need around 20 or 25 tags to properly sort things out well.

Yep seems to have it beat in this area. It only took me around 20 minutes with Papers to see this weakness. :(

guzhogi
Dec 11, 2007, 09:19 AM
Apple could send out a $2,000,000.00 rebate to everyone that ever bought an apple product and the story would still get negative ratings. There are people here who are never, ever satisfied.

Probably b/c Apple will make it so you'd have to pay the $2,000,000 at an Apple Store or iTunes.

SciTeach
Dec 11, 2007, 09:24 AM
"G5 Powerbooks next Tuesday!"

That's my favourite rumor

For rumors look for the blue "?" featured in the articles of the front page.

It's my least...

Not too bad of a bundle. I'm not sure of the overall value listing. If one does use many of the apps, the better the value. Too bad someone doesn't put out a gaming bundle.

SciTeach
Dec 11, 2007, 09:34 AM
Probably b/c Apple will make it so you'd have to pay the $2,000,000 at an Apple Store or iTunes.

Ok...I'll get 10 MacPros & MacBookPros completely loaded with the large screens & backup HDs, one each of all of the different iPods in different colors, Every App I can find, a .Mac account for the next 50 years, a few servers, a few thousand songs and movies from iTunes, a few hundred gift cards to spread the wealth and an Apple t-shirt.:cool::p;):D:):rolleyes:

Eidorian
Dec 11, 2007, 09:35 AM
yeah Tech Tool Pro would be nice.I got it back this summer in the last bundle.

danbolling
Dec 11, 2007, 09:39 AM
Which apps have Leopard support?


RapidWeaver -- yes
ForkLift -- yes
Swift Publisher -- says compatible with Leopard Beta ... hmmm
Marine Aquarium -- not sure (it's implied by saying 10.4 or higher)
Xslimmer -- yes
MemoryMiner -- yes (took me a while to find that)
Yep -- not sure (it's also implied, 10.4 or higher)
XMIND 2008 Pro -- yes
iStabilize -- well, 2.2.2 is advertised in the bundle, but 2.2.3 (released yesterday) had some Leopard fixes; I assume we really get access to 2.2.3
PulpMotion -- yes


Other Notes

Swift Publisher is the "standard" edition (1100 cliparts, 90 designs). Upgrade to the "retail" edition (23,000 cliparts, 130 designs) for $10.

At least MemoryMiner and XMIND are cross platform being for Windows too. XMIND is even on Linux since it's a Java app.

MemoryMiner and PulpMotion are integrated (at least at some level) according to the MemoryMiner web site.

RapidWeaver and Forklift (and maybe even PulpMotion) are implied to give you a nice little workflow if you use them together.

I was on the fence about this bundle, but I guess I'll get it if a can do so and support MacRumors (I'm sooo selfless).

eme jota ce
Dec 11, 2007, 09:55 AM
I bought the last bundle with Tech Tool Pro, Graphic Converter, and the others.

It was a decent value. Everything was eventually unlocked because the sales goals were reached. All of the serial numbers worked for me.

However, for anyone on the fence about this bundle, a drawback that hasn't yet been mentioned is that, in the last bundle, most of the apps updated soon afterwards, and many of those updates required payment of additional upgrade fees.

Not a deal breaker, but something you should expect in considering the value of the bundle.

Unspeaked
Dec 11, 2007, 10:03 AM
It would probably have made more sense for MacRumors to partner on this the first day it was offered instead of the last.

Why the last minute push? I'm sure several MR readers who would have used the MR link already purchased it on their own...

macupdate
Dec 11, 2007, 10:04 AM
Actually that's not true. MacUpdate paid for everyone to have the Graphic Converter upgrade, when they released a major new version. Little Snitch was also very generous and let people have the major 2.0 upgrade. In fact, all of the licenses followed normal upgrade paths, and for some, the developers let everyone have a free upgrade that should have been paid. They were very nice. :)

However, for anyone on the fence about this bundle, a drawback that hasn't yet been mentioned is that, in the last bundle, most of the apps updated soon afterwards, and many of those updates required payment of additional upgrade fees.

Not a deal breaker, but something you should expect in considering the value of the bundle.

Eidorian
Dec 11, 2007, 10:06 AM
Actually that's not true. MacUpdate paid for everyone to have the Graphic Converter upgrade, when they released a major new version. Little Snitch was also very generous and let people have the major 2.0 upgrade. In fact, all of the licenses followed normal upgrade paths, and for some, the developers let everyone have a free upgrade that should have been paid. They were very nice. :)I can confirm this as well.

At best I got a nice e-mail from the developer with my new key.

At worst I e-mailed the developer's support and mentioned that I was part of the MacUpdate Promo.

Abstract
Dec 11, 2007, 10:08 AM
Well, his name is MacUpdate. Biased much? :p

The developers seem to be nice people, though.

msharp
Dec 11, 2007, 10:38 AM
I'm absolutely loving ForkLift. It's a great alternative to Transmit, especially since it also has extra features like an application deleter ...

May I ask a question here?

Maybe I'm dumb, but why would an FTP client software comes with an application deleter feature which seems to be completely irrelevant to the main idea of the app?

I just don't get it.

TitoC
Dec 11, 2007, 10:42 AM
Probably b/c Apple will make it so you'd have to pay the $2,000,000 at an Apple Store or iTunes.

LOL.

I can hear it now:
"Yeah, I got $2,000,000 from Apple the other day. But I'm a little disappointed. They only gave it to me in large $100 bills. Now I'm going to have to go to the bank, get all of these large bills broken down into twenty dollar bills and set up some savings and IRA accounts. What a hassle! Jeez!!"

matthewHUB
Dec 11, 2007, 11:31 AM
400 more people to buy until the last app is unlocked. Do you think it will happen?

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 11, 2007, 12:00 PM
400 more people to buy until the last app is unlocked. Do you think it will happen?

Just clicked buy. Anyone know if I can transfer a license, already have RapidWeaver from another bundle and want to give it to my bro-in-law?

Jimmdean
Dec 11, 2007, 12:11 PM
I bought the last bundle with Tech Tool Pro, Graphic Converter, and the others.

It was a decent value. Everything was eventually unlocked because the sales goals were reached. All of the serial numbers worked for me.

However, for anyone on the fence about this bundle, a drawback that hasn't yet been mentioned is that, in the last bundle, most of the apps updated soon afterwards, and many of those updates required payment of additional upgrade fees.

Not a deal breaker, but something you should expect in considering the value of the bundle.

Can you be more specific about this? I was in on the last bundle too and the only thing I know for sure you had to pay more later for was SRS iWow, and that's only because the previous version isn't Leopard compatible (so you're really forced to pay more if you want to keep using it). I can't think of any others that have had a paid upgrade.

Eidorian
Dec 11, 2007, 12:36 PM
Can you be more specific about this? I was in on the last bundle too and the only thing I know for sure you had to pay more later for was SRS iWow, and that's only because the previous version isn't Leopard compatible (so you're really forced to pay more if you want to keep using it). I can't think of any others that have had a paid upgrade.There's a Leopard compatible version of the iWow 1.x.

I really hate how they only give you about 5 activations though. It's a pain when you reinstall OS X. :(

superleccy
Dec 11, 2007, 01:15 PM
Well, I bought it and XMind is not accepting the serial number it gave me. And, the site now seems to be down. Thanks for nothing guys. I want my money back.

Same here... although I won't go as far to say that I want my money back (yet).

The developers servers are probably swamped at the moment. Give them a few days.

I was going to upgrade my RapidWeaver anyway so this was almost no-brainer for me... XMind or otherwise.

SL

JonasLondon
Dec 11, 2007, 01:17 PM
http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com)

MacRumors has partnered with MacUpdate (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4362) to promote their latest Mac application bundle. Bundle sales through these links (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4362) benefit MacRumors.com financially, and provide a way for readers to directly support this site.

The latest bundle delivers up to 10 Mac applications for $49.99 (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4362) ($646.75 if bought separately) and are detailed here:

Forklift (http://www.binarynights.com/) - file manager, FTP client
RapidWeaver (http://www.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver/) - web design software
SwiftPublisher (http://www.belightsoft.com/products/swiftpublisher/overview.php) - desktop publishing and layout
Marine Aquarium (http://www.serenescreen.com/product/maquarium25x/) - virtual aquarium
Xslimmer (http://www.xslimmer.com/) - save space by reducing application file sizes
MemoryMiner (http://www.memoryminer.com/) - digital storytelling application
Yep (http://www.ironicsoftware.com/yep/) - "iPhoto for your PDFs"
XMIND 2008 Pro (http://www.xmind.org/us/) - brainstorming, mind mapping
iStabilize (http://www.pixlock.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=33) - software video stabilizer, remove shaky motion from your videos
PulpMotion (http://www.pulpmotion.com/)* - create fun animations

As is typical in these time-limited bundles, several applications are held back as "locked" applications which are not part of the bundle until enough sales are generated. At this time, only PulpMotion remains locked until 5000 total sales are generated, at which time all 10 applications are available for everyone who has purchased the bundle. Total value of all 10 applications together is $646.75, and can be purchased for $49.99 (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4362) today.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/12/11/december-macupdate-software-bundle-sale/)


ADs should go on the RIGHT or left, not in the dead-center posing to be of as much interest as a REAL RUMOUR. Good for you, that you TEAMED up, i.e. get a cut of their sales through your site. Still, what's the value for the readers looking for "rumours" and updates?

How long before the middle-column is full with ads from every Tom, Dick and Harry?
:mad:

andiwm2003
Dec 11, 2007, 01:58 PM
ADs should go on the RIGHT or left, not in the dead-center posing to be of as much interest as a REAL RUMOUR. Good for you, that you TEAMED up, i.e. get a cut of their sales through your site. Still, what's the value for the readers looking for "rumours" and updates?

How long before the middle-column is full with ads from every Tom, Dick and Harry?
:mad:

i think the information was well placed. like the amazon book reader or new apple soft and hardware releases and intel cpu prices they are all of interest to many mac users. so why not placing them here? no reason to get:mad: after all the site is free. only cost's time.............:D

Jimmdean
Dec 11, 2007, 01:58 PM
There's a Leopard compatible version of the iWow 1.x.

I really hate how they only give you about 5 activations though. It's a pain when you reinstall OS X. :(

Thanks - I see that now. Must have slipped past me. I only installed Leopard this week so it's not like I'd been without it - it really does help quite a bit on the iMac...

pagansoul
Dec 11, 2007, 02:06 PM
Only need about 40 more sales to get all 10 apps.

kironin
Dec 11, 2007, 02:11 PM
Based on my having used Yojimbo and Papers up to now, Yep! is what put me over to do this. That's just what I needed.

Xmind won't acknowledge my license ? Jerks.

Xslimmer is cute, not big deal for most apps.

I had demos of couple, Swift Publisher and Rapidweaver, already so it was nice to license them.

I doubt I will use Forklift since I have been quite happy with Yummy FTP.
I may never use iStablize. Not sure when it would really be necessary.

$649 is more like about $100 for me, maybe.

arn
Dec 11, 2007, 02:13 PM
They had their 5000 sales mark, so all apps were unlocked in the bundle.

So, all 10 apps for $49.99 (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4362)

arn

Digital Skunk
Dec 11, 2007, 02:40 PM
I liked the last one a lot more.

Tech Tool Pro anyone? :D

Yeah this bunch of software sucks. It's all pretty useless if you have any pro apps.

the worst bundle ive ever seen. arn, you should have backed www.macheist.com!

Yeah. Macheist was much better.

pagansoul
Dec 11, 2007, 02:44 PM
Yes, we made it pass the 5000 mark and get all 10 for $50.

Eidorian
Dec 11, 2007, 03:03 PM
Yeah this bunch of software sucks. It's all pretty useless if you have any pro apps. $25 to upgrade to the latest version isn't that bad when you got Tech Tool Pro for a few dollars. :rolleyes:

tveric
Dec 11, 2007, 04:47 PM
Nice advertisement blatantly placed as a macrumors news story. No wonder the high negative feedback on it.

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 11, 2007, 04:50 PM
Little over 6 hours left and looks like there's another surprise coming. Said this at the bottom of the PulpMotion email:
KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED
Be sure to keep watching the status of the bundle. We'll be disclosing some more news soon that should add more excitement! That's all we can share at this moment. : )

hmmm! :)

weeag
Dec 11, 2007, 04:53 PM
nm..
i suck a the interwebs...

zlinger
Dec 11, 2007, 04:59 PM
Well, I bought it and XMind is not accepting the serial number it gave me. And, the site now seems to be down. Thanks for nothing guys. I want my money back.

I got it to work by closing it, once or twice... and entering in "private" as the organization.. then clicking madly. It finally registered. Strange, must be a glitch with the Java register splash page.

ezekielrage_99
Dec 11, 2007, 05:02 PM
Bought it... I like rapidweaver. It's the same price at it's own website.

But my favorite FTP is not free anymore(Transmit), so I guess I'd rather try out Forklift. Cyberduck just isn't stable enough.

I probably won't even use the other 8 apps!!!

I guess for me it was a 2 for 1!:rolleyes:

That's what I was thinking, if you want/need Rapidweaver you pretty much get the rest of the applications for free, seriously good deal.

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 11, 2007, 05:07 PM
Where's the license for iStabilize? I didn't see it in the bundle download.

Look at your MacUpdate profile (log-in) and look at the receipt. It should be on there.

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 05:08 PM
i bought the bundle. i clicked on the link about helping MR financially and all. hope i followed the correct link and procedure etc.

edit: it seems the purchase did not go through. what the?

r88my
Dec 11, 2007, 05:20 PM
It appears the promotion ended early. There was over 7 hours to go but when i finally went to purchase it half an hour later it was gone. Maybe has something to do with the fact that I am in the UK and the times were messed up.

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 05:21 PM
now they seem to say, all the apps are vaporware ;)

arn
Dec 11, 2007, 05:22 PM
It appears the promotion ended early. There was over 7 hours to go but when i finally went to purchase it half an hour later it was gone. Maybe has something to do with the fact that I am in the UK and the times were messed up.

Looks like the database went down:

http://www.mupromo.com/ (http://www.mupromo.com/?ref=4362)

"Could not connect to database, so cannot get product info"

So, prob just technical difficulties. don't think it intentionally ended early

arn

r88my
Dec 11, 2007, 05:22 PM
0 apps for $0? Its a steal... :rolleyes:

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 05:25 PM
It appears the promotion ended early. There was over 7 hours to go but when i finally went to purchase it half an hour later it was gone. Maybe has something to do with the fact that I am in the UK and the times were messed up.

oh well, that would have been an impulsive buy anyway...

mandoman
Dec 11, 2007, 05:28 PM
Check back later, their server is just getting pounded
since all the apps are unlocked. I won't be surprised
if they extend the promotion another day or two...

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 11, 2007, 05:31 PM
My guess is they'll extend the deal and add one more app. I think they did this last time and since their site just blew-up. :p

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 05:31 PM
i'd appreciate it, if they really extend it... because i don't have much time right now...

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 11, 2007, 05:35 PM
i'd appreciate it, if they really extend it... because i don't have much time right now...

based upon there was 5-6 hours left, I'd say it's certain they will for at least another day once it's back up.

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 05:40 PM
based upon there was 5-6 hours left, I'd say it's certain they will for at least another day once it's back up.

i'd love to get a second opinion on that :o

r88my
Dec 11, 2007, 05:43 PM
Check back later, their server is just getting pounded
since all the apps are unlocked. I won't be surprised
if they extend the promotion another day or two...

Hope so, cos i'm going to bed now (UK approaching midnight) I won't be up again before the deadline in a few hours!

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 05:46 PM
Hope so, cos i'm going to bed now (UK approaching midnight) I won't be up again before the deadline in a few hours!

good night r88my. write a note to start up your computer as soon as you open your eyes...

Headrush69
Dec 11, 2007, 05:46 PM
can't get the link to the "macrumors promo" work...
Same here.

Wow, Marine Aquarium hasn't been updated since Panther?
Why would it need to be? It's a screensaver using OpenGL, no changed APIs.
(Works fine on my Leopard)

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 11, 2007, 05:46 PM
i'd love to get a second opinion on that :o

Check back later, their server is just getting pounded
since all the apps are unlocked. I won't be surprised
if they extend the promotion another day or two...

I think mine was a second ;) :D

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 05:48 PM
I think mine was a second ;) :D

d'oh. i guess i start forgetting to count now...

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 11, 2007, 05:51 PM
IT'S BACK! Give it a try...quickly! :eek:

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 05:51 PM
the site seems somewhat up again...

r88my
Dec 11, 2007, 05:51 PM
good night r88my. write a note to start up your computer as soon as you open your eyes...

Just had one last check before shutdown... It seems to be up and running :D

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 05:54 PM
Just had one last check before shutdown... It seems to be up and running :D

i don't think so... it said, i have purchased the bundle, but didn't get any email confirmation.

what happens if i buy the bundle again, would they refund the money back?

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 11, 2007, 05:56 PM
i don't think so... it said, i have purchased the bundle, but didn't get any email confirmation.

what happens if i buy the bundle again, would they refund the money back?

Do you have a MacUpdate account? Log-in and check your receipt. If no receipt, then do it again. I did see on the FAQs that you can get a refund/charge-back on dupe orders.

redAPPLE
Dec 11, 2007, 05:59 PM
Do you have a MacUpdate account? Log-in and check your receipt. If no receipt, then do it again. I did see on the FAQs that you can get a refund/charge-back on dupe orders.

this is OT but... did you guys know, you need to pay to be a member of macupdate?

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 11, 2007, 06:03 PM
this is OT but... did you guys know, you need to pay to be a member of macupdate?
Only if you want to use their software update tracking services. I haven't used the account there for anything but buying these promos, although I do manually check for some of my app updates there.

r88my
Dec 11, 2007, 06:07 PM
I'm having no luck with the payment. First time it crashed when it was processing the payment. Logged in but no receipt, so i tried again but it came up with an error "transaction cannot be processed".

It seems that it did go through after all as a receipt is showing up in my profile although I haven't got any emails to confirm this. like others have said, may be that their servers are busy etc. Bedtime!

WannaBMW3
Dec 11, 2007, 06:11 PM
I bought the package, everything installed great but marine screen saver, I dragged it to the apps and the screen saver icon to the library/screensavers folder, but I don't see it under system pref screen saver list??? Anyone have any ideas, thanks!

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 11, 2007, 06:11 PM
Okay, just got to the FAQ page.


Q: Double Charged - I was double charged. What do I do?
A: Email macupdate (-at-) macupdate.com with the following information: Your login email address, first & last name, and receipt number if you have it. We'll cancel or reverse your duplicate charge.

Q: Support Tickets - How do I create a support ticket with MUPromo?
A: Email support (-at-) macupdate.com


If you can't get the purchase to work, I'd try emailing to BOTH of those addresses.

Good luck all, gotta run! :)

ezekielrage_99
Dec 11, 2007, 06:26 PM
I did see on the FAQs that you can get a refund/charge-back on dupe orders.

That's what I did, after a little stress I finally got to download my purchase. Just log in to your account, check the receipts and download from there, it work for me.

mandoman
Dec 11, 2007, 07:18 PM
It's back. I had to try a couple of times to successfully log
into my macupdate account, but once I got in, payment
(via paypal) went smooth.

This bundle is nowhere near as good as the last bundle,
but figure I'd give Rapidweaver, Xslimmer, and Forklift a whirl.
If nothing else, I get Marine Aquarium, the coolest
screensaver ever, and help support macrumors and some starving devlopers
to boot.

superleccy
Dec 11, 2007, 08:25 PM
I got it to work by closing it, once or twice... and entering in "private" as the organization.. then clicking madly. It finally registered. Strange, must be a glitch with the Java register splash page.

A-ha! Works for me too. The trick appears to be the word "private".

How'd you figure that out? :confused: Whatever. Many thanks indeed! :cool:
SL

Digital Skunk
Dec 11, 2007, 09:11 PM
$25 to upgrade to the latest version isn't that bad when you got Tech Tool Pro for a few dollars. :rolleyes:

Yeah... I was tempted to go for the MacHeist just for Tech Tool Pro, but didn't for some reason. Now I seriously regret it. I hope the next software bundle includes apps as good as those were. These apps aren't bad from the looks of them, but I know that I won't find much use out of any of them.

karleaglemac
Dec 11, 2007, 09:22 PM
PulpMotion was unlocked!

New software makes me smile :D

Abstract
Dec 11, 2007, 09:46 PM
I can't make sense of the RapidWeaver application at all.

Since I'm interested mostly in Yep and Rapidweaver, there may not be much of a point if I can't even figure this out. iWeb may be just as good for me, except it doesn't have the flash slideshow thing.

It sounds crazy, but I may just buy Yep for $39 and not bother with the MacUpdate bundle for $49. Paying $10 for apps I'll never use is a waste of $10.

andiwm2003
Dec 11, 2007, 09:58 PM
I can't make sense of the RapidWeaver application at all.

Since I'm interested mostly in Yep and Rapidweaver, there may not be much of a point if I can't even figure this out. iWeb may be just as good for me, except it doesn't have the flash slideshow thing.

It sounds crazy, but I may just buy Yep for $39 and not bother with the MacUpdate bundle for $49. Paying $10 for apps I'll never use is a waste of $10.

i bought it for YEP and Rapidweaver. i hope i can make sense of rapidweaver.

anyway, istabilize could be great for my movies shot with my P&S camera.
pulp motion is a great toy to play with.
and swiftpublisher could be of great use to me next year.

the aquarium is nice but a waste of time.

i use fetch so i don't see myself using forklift but i'll give it a try.

YEP is so great that i think about a second license for my powerbook. maybe i wait for the next update though.

seriously, with intaglio, pixelmator, swiftpublisher, rapidweaver, iwork, smultron, ilife, graphic converter you get all you need for your private computing needs for less than $200. maybe a simple wordprocessor and a simple database are missing.

rockinrocker
Dec 12, 2007, 01:35 AM
i've been playing around with the rapid weaver demo trying to decide if i should get it....

it looks like a great way to build a site without having to screw around with html. but....

1. i wish more of the templates allowed for color editing, i could only find a few of them.

2. i get that it's supposed to be simple and intuitive, but it'd be nice if some of the layouts could be edited at little at least....

3. considering how little they can be edited, it doesn't seem like there's that many templates.
i get that you can buy more, but still.....

srmoll
Dec 12, 2007, 04:32 AM
Are these bundle offers open to everyone or just residents of the United States? There doesn't seem to be clear information on who these offers are open to.

ezekielrage_99
Dec 12, 2007, 05:59 AM
Are these bundle offers open to everyone or just residents of the United States? There doesn't seem to be clear information on who these offers are open to.

I'm in Australia and was able to buy the bundle if that helps...

wchong
Dec 12, 2007, 06:11 AM
any clues as to what surprise to expect from the extension of the bundle?

more software?! i'm crossing my fingers!!!

r88my
Dec 12, 2007, 06:55 AM
Has anyone else noticed that the serial number for YEP is missing when you view the "receipt" section on your macupdate account? Or is it just me?

EDIT: Just noticed this on FAQ page

Q: Missing Yep! serial - All of my serials are in my receipt except Yep.
A: At the end of each business day, we'll be adding in Yep serials for accounts missing them. The Yep serial number generator is a bit weak, so it's not always completing the process. Fear not, we will get you the serial.

lOUDsCREAMEr
Dec 12, 2007, 11:14 AM
is that a joke?
:rolleyes:

WannaBMW3
Dec 12, 2007, 02:34 PM
Has anyone else noticed that the serial number for YEP is missing when you view the "receipt" section on your macupdate account? Or is it just me?

EDIT: Just noticed this on FAQ page

Q: Missing Yep! serial - All of my serials are in my receipt except Yep.
A: At the end of each business day, we'll be adding in Yep serials for accounts missing them. The Yep serial number generator is a bit weak, so it's not always completing the process. Fear not, we will get you the serial.

Yeah I finally figured that out when I was installing yesterday...luckily I did that cause my MBP came in on Monday, and its my first mac ever! Still getting used to the interface!

mandoman
Dec 13, 2007, 12:38 PM
11th App added to bundle - iWow 2

sunfast
Dec 13, 2007, 03:41 PM
I just got the email and downloaded it. But what exactly is the point in it? Or am I being stupid (again)? :o

r88my
Dec 13, 2007, 03:51 PM
I just got the email and downloaded it. But what exactly is the point in it? Or am I being stupid (again)? :o

Its an itunes add on that seems to improve the sound that comes out of your laptop (it did on mine anyway)

Looks like there may be more apps to come too :)

ezekielrage_99
Dec 13, 2007, 06:48 PM
Sorry to repeat but iWOW has been added and apparently there is going to be another added as a part of "Stage 3"

weckart
Dec 14, 2007, 05:53 AM
iWOW was in the last bundle, too.

Stike
Dec 14, 2007, 06:15 AM
iWOW was in the last bundle, too.

Yes, but this one is the serial for version 2, which sadly does not work with the old bundle serial...

.fred
Dec 14, 2007, 09:45 AM
Hey Everyone. Are this apps available at such a good price because newer versions are coming out? Or is it some Christmas Bundle?

Also, will there be the 12th,13th app coming out? Have all been unlocked?

The offer us tempting but is it worthy?

Stike
Dec 14, 2007, 09:49 AM
Hey Everyone. Are this apps available at such a good price because newer versions are coming out? Or is it some Christmas Bundle?

Also, will there be the 12th,13th app coming out? Have all been unlocked?

The offer us tempting but is it worthy?

Itīs the same with apps as it is with computers: If you want it, get it now. If you can wait, wait until you can get something better...

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 14, 2007, 10:10 AM
Hey Everyone. Are this apps available at such a good price because newer versions are coming out? Or is it some Christmas Bundle?

Also, will there be the 12th,13th app coming out? Have all been unlocked?

The offer us tempting but is it worthy?

Hey fred,
Some of the apps in the summer bundle did see updates shortly after, but I believe those developers gave you the upgrade for free too. For the most part, these are medium-to-small developers. The concept is to bundle a bunch together, promote the hell out of it and make money by sheer volume. It's the "Costco" approach to sales. Some like it, some don't, others think MacUpdate is exploiting and raking in huge bucks....big whoop! I think it is a great thing. Huge exposure for these developers, gains in user-base, yet extremely cheap for the Mac community. Win-win-win.

Hard to say if there'll be more added, maybe at 10,000? They're doing this one a little different than the summer one.

It's only worth it if you use any or all of the apps. I use many of the last ones still and see myself using many of these too. Look at it like this, if you really want RapidWeaver, for example, you're buying that at regular price and getting 10 other apps for free.

Anyway, that's my take on it. :)

KidneyPi
Dec 14, 2007, 12:49 PM
I bought the bundle mainly for XMind and Yep. Yep is great, but the serial number for XMind does not resemble a valid SN. It is one character long. There are supposed to be 5 groups of characters. Has anyone gotten the one character SN to work?

.fred
Dec 14, 2007, 10:39 PM
Ok, I think the apps look good to me. Heard about Rapidweaver and Forklift,too. veryone's talking about Yep.

Last question, should any apps be unlocked, will the earlier buyers get them?

arn
Dec 14, 2007, 10:48 PM
Ok, I think the apps look good to me. Heard about Rapidweaver and Forklift,too. veryone's talking about Yep.

Last question, should any apps be unlocked, will the earlier buyers get them?

When any app is unlocked, all buyers get the new app. That being said, there were only 10 "official" apps in the bundle and #8, #9, and #10 were all unlocked by reaching the goal. So everyone got those 10.

They added an 11th "bonus" application later... which everyone also got.

So if they do add any more applications, then everyone will likely also get those as well.

So there's no penalty for being the 1st or the last to buy the bundle.

arn

Stike
Dec 14, 2007, 10:49 PM
Ok, I think the apps look good to me. Heard about Rapidweaver and Forklift,too. veryone's talking about Yep.

Last question, should any apps be unlocked, will the earlier buyers get them?

Yes, any additional unlocked app (serial number and download link) will be mailed to you.

.fred
Dec 15, 2007, 01:19 AM
When any app is unlocked, all buyers get the new app. That being said, there were only 10 "official" apps in the bundle and #8, #9, and #10 were all unlocked by reaching the goal. So everyone got those 10.

They added an 11th "bonus" application later... which everyone also got.

So if they do add any more applications, then everyone will likely also get those as well.

So there's no penalty for being the 1st or the last to buy the bundle.

arn

Ok, understood it arn.

Thanks for explaining it out for me. Illl buy it with ease now.

ezekielrage_99
Dec 16, 2007, 05:06 PM
The promo has now gotten to 9920, I suspect we might see another unlock when when/if we get to 10K packages purchased (well I'm hoping).

arn
Dec 17, 2007, 09:38 AM
Preview of "Things" - to do application
http://www.culturedcode.com/things/

alpha version. not a real license, so just for fun.

Stike
Dec 17, 2007, 11:56 AM
Yes, Alpha... but it is not limited in any way. So unless it is super buggy or unusable in its current state, you could look at it as a free software...

Nice bonus! Looks quite capable and simple! :)

ezekielrage_99
Dec 17, 2007, 06:55 PM
Preview of "Things" - to do application
http://www.culturedcode.com/things/

alpha version. not a real license, so just for fun.

I still like how MacUpdate Promo did say that there was some more exciting "things" to come.

arn
Dec 17, 2007, 11:58 PM
Pricing is increasing between now and the deadline.

at $50.31 now for the bundle.

arn

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 18, 2007, 11:39 AM
Pricing is increasing between now and the deadline.

at $50.31 now for the bundle.

arn

Plus another app just added. RAGE MapDesign 1.2.1 (http://www.ragesw.com/products/mapdesign.html)
Impress your web site visitors with interactive image maps.

RAGE MapDesign... Impress your web site visitors with interactive image maps using standards based HTML and CSS. RAGE MapDesign provides an amazingly fast, easy way to create image maps for your web site that respond to user actions such as moving your mouse over certain sections of an image.

Image maps are clickable images on a web site that behave differently depending on where a user clicks on the image. The biggest problem when designing image maps is defining how your web site should react when a user clicks a certain section of an image.

RAGE MapDesign offers a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) user interface, allowing you to visually create simple or complex image maps for your web site. In addition, RAGE MapDesign lets you add mouse-over and mouse-down effects using standards based CSS so you can easily make your web site stand out among your visitors.

Since RAGE MapDesign uses only HTML and CSS, there is no need for your users to install third party plug-ins or add-ons. Your web site will still be fast, responsive and compatible with all major web browsers.

Make your web sites come alive with RAGE MapDesign.

sweet! :D

andiwm2003
Dec 18, 2007, 09:13 PM
Plus another app just added. RAGE MapDesign 1.2.1 (http://www.ragesw.com/products/mapdesign.html)


sweet! :D

cool app but no key was mailed to me yet. did you get one?

Jack Flash
Dec 19, 2007, 06:10 AM
I would have purchased this, but since they're raising the price I won't.

Not going to pressure me into it MU!

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 19, 2007, 09:26 AM
cool app but no key was mailed to me yet. did you get one?

Yes, but not via email. Log into your MU account by clicking the "Your receipts and serial numbers" at the bottom of the promo page. Then click on "view receipt" for the current promo, it should be listed.

I would have purchased this, but since they're raising the price I won't.

Not going to pressure me into it MU!

Less than $5 per app isn't cheap enough? Shop early :D

About 1.5 days left.

Jack Flash
Dec 19, 2007, 09:58 AM
Yes, but not via email. Log into your MU account by clicking the "Your receipts and serial numbers" at the bottom of the promo page. Then click on "view receipt" for the current promo, it should be listed.



Less than $5 per app isn't cheap enough? Shop early :D

About 1.5 days left.

Just don't see why I should pay more than anyone else.

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 19, 2007, 10:16 AM
Hence the incentive to buy-in early, but I see nothing wrong with a progressive price countdown in the final days.

Jack Flash
Dec 19, 2007, 01:48 PM
Hence the incentive to buy-in early, but I see nothing wrong with a progressive price countdown in the final days.

Well, I do. If their intention is to sell 15,000 bundles so they can support "TJ" they're not doing a good job at it. I wouldn't have bought it at the beginning, but was about to pull the trigger when i saw the charity plug.

Then, I saw that it was $15 more than the day before and put down my credit card.

Too bad for "TJ."

MacinDoc
Dec 19, 2007, 11:42 PM
Well, the price is now more than $70. I can't see them selling many more bundles at that price.

Jack Flash
Dec 20, 2007, 07:55 AM
Well, the price is now more than $70. I can't see them selling many more bundles at that price.

Sales have really been crawling now.

TimTheEnchanter
Dec 20, 2007, 09:50 AM
Well, I do. If their intention is to sell 15,000 bundles so they can support "TJ" they're not doing a good job at it. I wouldn't have bought it at the beginning, but was about to pull the trigger when i saw the charity plug.

Then, I saw that it was $15 more than the day before and put down my credit card.

Too bad for "TJ."

I agree with you about it being a bad decision by raising the price while also trying to raise funds for TJ. For that they should have left it at $50 or maybe bump it to $55. That said, charity angle aside, the bundle is still a fair value. But now it's almost 50% more I also see sales tanking. They should just have a Paypal donate link for TJ.

teedo757
Dec 23, 2008, 02:00 PM
Has anyone seen if the iStabilize software has been offered again in any other package?

Stike
Dec 25, 2008, 07:21 PM
Has anyone seen if the iStabilize software has been offered again in any other package?

Havent seen it around in any other promo so far...