MacUpdate Bundle: 12 Mac Apps for $49.99, Including Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

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  1. 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 12 Mac applications for $49.99 (a $609 value if all purchased separately). Notably, it includes Data Rescue 3, a data recovery tool, as well as two popular games, Company of Heroes and Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.

    The full bundle includes (retail value in parenthesis):

    - Data Rescue 3 ($99.99) - Recover lost data on drives.
    - Espresso 2 ($75.00) - Powerful HTML, XML, CSS and JavaScript development tool.
    - Snapz Pro X 2.5 ($69.00) - Powerful screenshot and video capture utility.
    - TotalFinder ($18.00) - Adds tabs, hotkeys, and other tweaks to the Finder.
    - TotalSpaces ($15.00) - Brings grid-style Spaces to OS X 10.7 and 10.8.
    - Mac DVDRipper Pro 4 ($24.95) - DVD ripping tool.
    - PopChar X 6 ($38.00) - Floating window shows available font characters.
    - MoneyWell 2 ($49.99) - Personal finance manager with a single-window interface.
    - Swift Publisher 3 ($29.95) - Print shop layout creation tool with 1100 image goodies.
    - Company of Heroes ($29.99) - Real-time strategy game with two expansion packs included.
    - Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 ($29.99) - Theme park simulation game.

    The first 12,000 buyers also get Live Interior 3D Pro ($49.95 value).

    All apps together are being sold for $49.99 until December 19th. 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: 12 Mac Apps for $49.99, Including Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
  2. Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
    It's simply amazing how they can bundle so many pointless Apps together. My hat is off to them.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Roller coaster tycoon 3:

    Developer(s) Frontier Developments
    Publisher(s) Atari, Inc.
    Composer(s) Alistair Lindsay
    Platform(s) Mac OS X, Windows (98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8)
    Release date(s)
    NA October 26, 2004
    EU November 3, 2004

    30 dollar value? Guess again. :mad:
  5. macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    This will grab all those people that can't pass up a deal. No matter how crappy. :)
  6. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    I'm dying with laughter from this comment. I was thinking the exact same thing.

    Mac DVDRipper Tool. With a late 2012 iMac...
  7. macrumors newbie


    Feb 13, 2012
    New York
    If anyone took the time to add up the apps' prices (like I did), they do not add up to $609--it's actually $481. They should try not lying and include better apps that came out in the last 5 years!
  8. macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2012
    only one really worth anything is Data Rescue this software does work if you are into data recovery - It has saved me a few times :)
  9. macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2010
    I use Magic DVD Ripper all the time. Its a great product, although I prefer Magic DVD Copier and then transcode using Handbrake, because it does a much better job at transcoding.
  10. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Espresso 2 is great, but so old now that version 3 could be around the corner. BTW, it's a $25 upgrade if it does (I have 1.0).
  11. macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    The $609 includes Live Interior 3d Pro which is $129.95 - the advertised price is correct for the 12 apps.
  12. Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    I was actually gonna say this, but the sheer weight of otherwise pointless apps made me refrain from doing so... ;)
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    I agree... From my experiences, Data Rescue has outperformed other recovery tools every time. Espresso is old, but worth something? Snapz Pro X sounds like it might come in handy?? The rest is utter junk.

    So consider it half off Data Rescue and you'll feel better about your purchase ;)
  14. macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2010
    I was thinking about getting Money Well. Has anyone tried it? Is it worth it?
  15. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    I'll take Roller Coaster Tycoon, TotalSpaces, and TotalFinder for $9.99.

    How do I get Battery Status in one of these bundles? I'll tell the bundle organizer it's $15 like Clear (instead of $2 because that's a price that maximizes revenues... I know sales drop way off at $3... I've never tried $5 or $10... I wonder if sales stop to drop off so much and maybe revenue is actually better than what I get at $2?)
  16. macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2005
    you can get "total finder" for free. try XtraFinder, works really well! ;)
  17. macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2010
    I actually discovered the game Company of Heroes over the weekend, and I'm meaning to buy it. It's supposed to be awesome. That said, I'm going to wait for Windows 8 to be Bootcamp compatible, then buy the game for $10 on Steam. Not because it's cheaper, but because the PC version is supposed to be more full-fledged.
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2010
    TotalFinder is completely worth it. It can be a bit unstable occasionally, but it's a great productivity enhancer.
  19. macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2010
    Worth it for Data Rescue 3 alone if you ask me. That application has saved more customers data for me than anything else I've tried (and made it incredibly easy to do so). Wouldn't mind TotalFinder and Espresso either - although I'll have to take a look at XtraFinder as it does look promising.
  20. macrumors 604

    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    If they weren't pointless they wouldn't have to resort to bundling ;)
  21. macrumors 6502


    Nov 14, 2007
    So what's a pointless app and not is unversal?

    I thought it was subjective, hhmmm.. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, what's the definition of meaningful app according to you who don't like this bundle?
  22. macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    San Diego
    RollerCoaster Tycoon 3

    if anyone is selling just RollerCoaster Tycoon, please PM me! I'll buy it.

  23. macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2007
    Does Snapz Pro work on Mountain Lion yet? Last time I tried it if you attempted to record video with audio the whole computer crashed. Sweet feature
  24. Val-kyrie, Dec 5, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012

    macrumors 65816

    Feb 13, 2005

    I use MoneyWell 1.7.4 on my BlackBook with 10.6.8 (looking to upgrade hardware next year). I would upgrade to 2.x, but it requires OS X 10.7 and I refuse to put that OS on my laptop. As far as 1.7 goes, it is a nice program and I use it for budgeting. It is like using the envelope system, only it is a digital version. If you don't know what I mean, there are tutorials on the dev's website. You should watch those and read the articles on the program before working with the program anyways; it will save you from starting your budget over. There are still a few bugs in ver 1 that were fixed in ver 2, but the dev is very responsive and the forums are helpful. I would recommend this program to anyone trying to live by a budget.

    I am interested in this bundle because of Snapz Pro. Is there another program that performs a similar function?
  25. macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2007
    According to their website the bug I described may be fixed in this version. I have not personally tested it. The app had worked great otherwise.

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