MacHeist Apple Design Award Bundle Offers 9 Mac Apps for $20

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    MacHeist's Apple Design Award Bundle is currently available for purchase, combining nine different apps that have won Apple Design Awards in the past. The apps have a retail value of $1,776, but can be purchased for $19.99. While seven of the apps are immediately available, the final two will be unlocked when specific sales targets are reached.

    The Apple Design Award Bundle includes:

    - BoinxTV ($499 value)
    - MacJournal ($40 value)
    - Toon Boom Studio ($249 value)
    - AccountEdge Pro ($399 value)
    - iSale ($25 value)
    - Picturesque ($15 value)
    - Starry Night Pro ($150 value)
    - Xojo Desktop ($300 value)

    Xojo Desktop is locked until 10,000 bundles have been sold and the ninth app, which has yet to be announced, will be unlocked at an unspecified sales target. The app shadow is a video camera, hinting at a video recording or editing app.

    The bundle can be purchased from the MacHeist website for $19.99, with 10 percent of sales going directly to charity.

    Article Link: MacHeist Apple Design Award Bundle Offers 9 Mac Apps for $20
  2. macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Is that "charity" called MacRumors by any chance?
  3. macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
  4. Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    You choose your charity when you check out. MacHeist lets you pick from the following:

    Action Against Hunger, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Friends of the Earth, American Red Cross, Humane Society International, The Nature Conservancy, Save the Children, Global Fund for Women, Cancer Research Institute, or the World Wildlife Fund.
  5. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    Oh jeez.. I just paid $40 for MacJournal last week too!
  6. macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    San Francisco
    20 bucks for 8-9 apps that I will never use...that's worth thousands of dollars...nah I will pass
  7. macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    The app shadow looks like an analog cinema camera, not video.
  8. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I bought it for Toon Boom Studio. I am finishing my animation certificate in May, and it was something I was looking at going forward since I'm getting rid of my Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, and such, ditching Adobe Flash. $20 is a freaking steal.
  9. macrumors member

    May 29, 2008
    Hidden app looks like Screenflow, which won design awards back on Leopard.
  10. macrumors regular


    Aug 25, 2010
  11. macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    I've never seen a video camera with film reels on top.
  12. macrumors member


    Sep 6, 2010
    It would be worth it for ToonBoom alone, but ScreenFlow makes this a no-brainer. Both apps are fantastic at what they do. (I just wish I didn't just upgrade my ScreenFlow for $30!)
  13. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    "Nine different apps"? Whew, that's a lot better deal than nine apps all the same.
  14. macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    I've never even heard of any of these... but charity is charity I guess...

    I would imagine that would be both really inconvenient to transport and ridiculously top-heavy.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    BoinxTV is certainly an interesting app. Purchased the bundle to have a play and see whether I can integrate this in a project im working on. What I am really wondering is whether I will get the hidden apps once I have paid and purchased the bundle?
  16. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Pretty excited to check out ScreenFlow. Looks great. Not sure what I'm going to use it for yet.

    Been playing with Toon Boom for a bit now. Wow, wow, WOW. The interface is awesome. Absolutely LOVE the full screen drawing workspace. The brush works day and night compared to Adobe's one, so much smoother. I also love that I can make a color palette that sits on the side to work with.

    Again, what a steal for $20. Downloaded all the documentation, and will know it in and out by a few months time.

    Yeah, in a few days. They usually do it that way to get people talking about the bundles.
  17. brendu, Apr 2, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014

    macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2009
    I'm getting this just for xojo desktop. I hope 10,000 people do this!
  18. macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    Has anyone used xojo desktop?
    Is it any good for ios apps and easy to use?
  19. macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
  20. macrumors 68030


    Jan 19, 2006
    They should give up on the bundle.
    It's seems like they are just much the same bundle as the last bundle.
  21. macrumors 601


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    This bundle seems a bit better than some recently, and at a low price, so I picked it up. Excited to try these out!
  22. macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2012
    Orlando, Florida
    Wow, AccountEdge Pro for $19.99 is just awesome. I was considering getting their AccountEdge Basic for $99, but to get the Pro ($399) version, along with the other software titles, all for twenty bucks is a great deal.

    As far as accounting systems on the Mac, you either battle the awful Quickbooks Mac, use the good Quickbooks PC version through a windows emulator/bootcamp setup, or to remain solely on Mac you use AccountEdge.

    The best thing about AccountEdge over Quickbooks is that you don't need a degree in accounting to make full use of it; just about any small business owner will benefit from its simplicity.

    Also, I have always wanted an excuse to get Starry Night Pro.

    Actually, is this offer real? I am thinking about the proverb "things too good to be true usually are", and I am wondering if that applies here. I don't have any past experience with MacHeist, are these people legitimate?


    That was also my thought. I do not recall Starry Night Pro ever being offered at this low a price before, so I am excited to get a copy.
  23. macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2014
    Well, as the name implies, Xojo Desktop is for Desktop (OS X, Windows, Linux) apps. Xojo is working on iOS support for later this year.
  24. macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
  25. macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2014

    Too bad I already bough a license a while back. (October 13') I also wish MH would start including the rarer choice that is Xojo Web.

    If you want to start coding apps, then this is the best language to use. You can even declare Cocoa stuff.

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