MacUpdate Bundle: 11 Mac Apps for $49.99, Including Parallels Desktop

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote their Mac application bundle deal.

    Their latest bundle delivers at 11 Mac applications for $49.99 (a $457 value if all purchased separately). Notably, it includes Parallels Desktop 7, a popular virtualization tool that allows users to run Windows on their Mac.

    The full bundle includes (retail value in parenthesis):

    - Parallels Desktop 7 ($79.99) - Run Windows and Linux apps alongside Mac OS X.
    - ScreenFlow 3 ($99.99) - Screencasting software allowing you to record your screen.
    - Civilization V ($39.99) - A turn-based game to lead a civilization through time.
    - Jaksta ($49.99) - Record virtually any audio or video stream from the Web.
    - Espionage 3 ($19.99) - Easily encrypt and password protect individual files or folders
    - Speed Download 5 ($25.00) - Boost your file transfers so they take full advantage of your Internet connection.
    - Attachment Tamer 3 ($14.99) - Apple Mail add-on that gives you enhanced control over email attachments.
    - KeyCue 6 ($28.00) - Learn and discover keyboard shortcuts
    - A Better Finder Rename 9 ($19.95) - Batch rename dozens, hundreds, or thousands of files.
    - My Living Desktop 5 ($29.95) - Turn your Mac's desktop picture into a high-definition video.

    The first 10,000 buyers also get BusyCal ($49.99 value).

    All apps together are being sold for $49.99 until June 20th. MacRumors is a promotional partner with MacUpdate. Bundle sales through these links benefit MacRumors financially, and provide a way for readers to directly support this site.

    Article Link: MacUpdate Bundle: 11 Mac Apps for $49.99, Including Parallels Desktop
  2. Durendal macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2003
    Well, crap, I bought Parallels on sale for $60 a while ago. Now I could get that and Civ 5 for less.

    The rest seems to be the usual assortment of software that seems grotesquely overpriced for what it does when compared to free alternatives.
  3. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Parallels, Screenflow and Civilization V are worth it enough for me to buy it!!
    Great bundle!
  4. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2007
    Too bad I already own parallels. That and civ v is worth it.
  5. cerote macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    Finally. Been a few years since they had a package worthwhile for me.

    I bought one a few years back that was worth it to me.
  6. atticus18244fsa macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2008
    Waterloo, ON
    This is acutally one of the better bundles I've seen in a while. Between Screenflow and Parallels (which are both awesome programs) you already come out way ahead.
  7. DrKockter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2012
  8. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    Not to troll... There's nothing in the MUB I'd actually need/want, and usually these are GREAT!
  9. q64ceo macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2010
    It can. The easiest way to avoid this is by adding more RAM to your machine.
  10. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    I would have purchased immediately had they added Adobe CS6
  11. Hastings101 macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    If I didn't already have Parallels and ScreenFlow I'd buy this. Would have saved quite a bit of money and finally gotten around to playing Civ 5 lol
  12. \-V-/ macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2012
    Already bought a few of those. ;( Thanks for the notice, though.
  13. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    IKR. $28 to learn how to use keyboard shortcuts?!? Devs would be laughing all the way to the bank if people were really that lacking in intelligence.
  14. coachingguy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2003
    The Great White, Albeit Frozen North
    How come these bundles tend to run around the same time. I got an email about a bundle from Productivemacs

    And no, I don't work for them... :roll eyes:

    I don't know which one to get, they both offer excellent values and software, but like most bundles or old Albums, not all are worth the price of admission...

    I'm really interested in DevonThink... Does anyone use it? have any advice?


  15. pacfolly macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2010
    Nice plug, however, I'm ok. Thanks for all the Apple news coverage, though, and I'm anxiously awaiting what new Mac products Apple will be releasing next week :cool:
  16. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm an Austronaut
    A Better Finder Renamer works well. I've been using it for the last four years , definitely I'd recommend it.
    Might as well just buy that app alone.
  17. DarthMoops macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2010
    Baltimore MD
    ...and Logic Pro 9
  18. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Causes kernel panics and other problems. Good alternatives are VMware Fusion (v3.x.x and v4.x.x) and VirtualBox v4.x.x.

    Seriously? Use DownThemAll within Firefox and/or JDownloader (to download YouTube videos). For all other tasks, Fetch is a good alternative.

    Good choice.

    Seriously? *lol*
  19. jontech macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2010
    Not on the new Mac Pro I'll have next week
  20. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
  21. Stella, Jun 6, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012

    Stella macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    I've been using Parallels for the past 3 or 4 years, including version 7 and I've never had any related kernel panics.

    For games you can't beat Parallels. I've got VMWare too for other apps and gave up.

    As always YMMV.

    I've got the majority of these apps, but if you haven't its certainly a great deal - Speed Downloader, Parallels 7 and Screen Flow certainly stand out.

    The bundle at is a great bundle.
  22. davidec macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    No one can seriously whine about this package. Civ 5? Parallels? Screenflow!!!
    These are awesome programs in their own right, but bundled together for 50 sheets.
    Shame I already purchased them all at full price
  23. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    I don't have the newest version but i've enjoyed using ABFR. Makes taking and managing a lot of digicam photos easy.

    Way more power than the avg person knows about. Just some of the stuff you can do with metadata and iTunes or EXIF tagging is amazing when you want to create a standard for naming files.


    What? I can't have both?

  24. mrxak macrumors 65816

    Apr 16, 2004
    Drifting through space in a broken escape pod
    I've been meaning to try Parallels, anyway, so getting that plus a bunch of other stuff is well worth the price, I think, though most of these apps I have no use for and I already own Civ V.
  25. d00d macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2002
    $50 upgrade to Parallels Desktop 8 incoming soon (and probably mandatory to use with Mountain Lion).

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