Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle Offers 10 Apps With 10% Going to Charity

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    StackSocial has launched its second 'Name Your Own Price' Mac bundle, offering 10 Mac apps to any purchasers who pay more than the average purchase price (currently $7.99). Anyone paying less than the average price receives just three apps.

    Additionally, ten percent of the purchase price goes to one of three charities: Child's Play, the World Wildlife Fund, or Creative Commons.

    The three apps that every buyer gets are:

    Elmedia Player Pro - $20 - Flash Video Utility
    HoudahSpot - $29 - Spotlight Addon
    PhotoBulk - $10 - Watermark and Photo Utility

    Buyers that pay more than the average price also receive:

    DiskTools Pro - $80 - Hard Drive Utility
    CrossOver 12 - $60 - Run Windows Software
    Snapz Pro X - $69 - Screenshot and Video Utility
    Paperless - $50 - Document Manager
    Mac Blu-ray Player - $60 - Blu-Ray Player Software
    Gemini - $10 - Duplicate File Locator
    Musictube - $11 - YouTube Music Player

    The deal ends in just over 7 days and it's likely the price will rise slowly because buyers need to pay at least the average price in order to get the full selection of apps.

    MacRumors is an affiliate partner of StackSocial.

    Article Link: Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle Offers 10 Apps With 10% Going to Charity
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2011
    A lot of people have been wanting Snapz Pro for cheap.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    great bundle

    i'm biased, but this is a solid bundle. my fav's are: crossover, mac blu-ray player, gemini, and snapz. lots of goodies for $8+...
  4. macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2010
    London, UK
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    You know, so you can watch Blurays... on a Mac. This is confusing?
  6. macrumors 604

    Mar 29, 2008
    Gotta love bundles. Blu-ray player sounds fun.
  7. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    You just have to supply a blue ray drive since no Mac comes with one built in.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
  9. macrumors 68000


    Mar 13, 2007
    Man, I just bought the Mac Blu-ray player recently. :(
  10. macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2010
    London, UK
  11. macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2012
    i'd been looking for a time to afford the mac blu ray player software for months. i was going to hope to get it for around £30 in a sale. but this deal takes 'the cake'. £5 for the blu ray player software? thats a steal.

    i have a blu-ray drive thats been looking to compliment the app.

    the rest are a bonus.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2007
    Just a word of caution, I installed Houdahspot, not really knowing what it was. I then tried to uninstall it. What a nightmare. It puts stuff in your services, it installs a helper app that even though it is not in my user profile to start on login, it still does anyway.

    They most annoying this is that they don't have removal instructions of the houdah website. You are left trying to figure it out yourself.

    I think I got enough pieces removed to not show in services, or the finder bar. I could still have some stuff scattered on the computer though.

    Anyway, good bundle except for the lack of uninstall options for that program.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    Got it, supported WWF for $8.20, donated more via their official site to make it up to $50, just feels a little more legit doing it that way. Using snapz pro and gemini, the bluray player software got me considering buying an external drive, that NEC one looks pretty neat design wise and only $40.

    My dad will take advantage of paperless
    a bit skeptical about the "unheard of" stuff. Disktools looks cool but do I really need it and also don't want to screw anything up on a fusion drive. crossover might come in handy oneday. Gemini and snapz pro did it for me though. :) Might have done it without the charity even but I would have done charity anyway so :)


    thanks for the heads up mate
  14. macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2005

    I am sorry HoudahSpot left you with a bad impression.

    The HoudahSpot download comes as a single file:
    Typically you would copy that to your Applications folder.
    Should you later want to remove it, you can simply drag it to the Trash.

    Like most well-behaved Mac applications, HoudahSpot stores it's preferences in ~/Library/Preferences. HoudahSpot actually uses two files: com.houdah.HoudahSpot.plist and com.houdah.HoudahSpotHelper.plist. It also creates a folder in ~/Library/Application Support to hold support files like the license file.

    These files are so small, they probably not worth worrying about. If you do, you can simply drag them to the Trash. Alternatively you could use an uninstaller tool like AppZapper or CleanMyMac to remove these files when uninstalling HoudahSpot.

    The 3 features listed under HoudahSpot > Preferences > Helper are implemented using a background application:
    This runs and stays in System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items as long as any of those features is enabled. lives inside and is thus automatically removed when you trash HoudahSpot. If you wish to clean the dangling entry in Login Items, you can just delete it there or disable all 3 listed features before trashing

    Under HoudahSpot > Preferences > Advanced you have the option of installing a button in the Finder toolbar. This is just an alias. You may remove it at any time by command-dragging it out of the toolbar.

    Under Mac OS X, applications can provide system-wide services. Applications advertise their service. The system shows services applicable to the current context in the Services and context menus.

    HoudahSpot's services don't use any separate installs. They are part of the actual applications. Once you empty the trash, they will no longer be available.

    In short: HoudahSpot is uninstalled by dragging it to the Trash. At worst inert files worth a couple kilobytes will be left behind.

    Pierre Bernard
    Houdah Software s.à r.l.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    You're a good guy Pierre Bernard


    I discovered that Snapz Pro is no better than quicktime screen recording nor built in os x screenshot haha. Nevermind! I actually really like Screeny for screen recording. I tried Screenflow but dislike how I cannot select a region. Screeny + After Effects/FCP/Premier is a winner in my books. Gemini cleaned up my iPhoto library for big space savings. Quite happy to get free software (always donate to the charity I chose anyway).
  16. macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2007
    Thank you for the instructions to remove the app. I messed up the uninstall be first trying to remove the helper app instead if the main program. (I usually leave the apps in the folder, but I didn't want it to run any helper apps if I am not actively using it.)

    Trashing the complete app, then rebooting cleared everything up.
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    yah services are triggered by the main app itself so manually quitting them through activity monitor or a restart will work. The services can still exist without any footprint in resources and they are probably a tiny file size so I wouldn't worry too much. You will most likely clean install the next OS X anyway :)

    side note: funny how they call it "10 essential apps" *looks at PhotoBulk* :p
  18. macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    Thank you. I want to see this what I quoted more often. So we users understand what is advertising (required to keep the site MacRumors) up and running. I have no issues with this as long as we are told about it. Then it does not seem like MR is selling out or just picking the apps they like to advertise.

    So in short keep us informed of what is advertising articles and what isn't and you'll have a lot more happy MR users.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    I think it is more of a service to the users than just generic advertising :D I have scored a few things on iOS and OS X because of macrumors sidebar articles + all this stuff is for charity so maybe MR wouldn't get paid for this one.
  20. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    There are only two that would be of any use to me really...Disk Tools, and the Blu Ray Player, although I have other Apps that do that anyway. However I think it a good cause and for that reason, I think I'll donate $15 or so and grab this deal...some of the apps may well be useful on m rMBP.
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    The Blu Ray movie player requires that you download and activate it within 90 days or miss out incase anyone wasn't planning on installing it.


    remember only 10% goes to charity so if you don't really care for the apps you may as well go to whatever charity website you want and donate the full amount to them. Disktools pro is a good buy though :) Maybe spend $8 and then donate whatever else you want to the charity through their website instead.
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    Totally worth it for Codeweavers, DiskTools, and Gemini for me.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    I'm not sure using disktools pro on a fusion drive or SSD would be very healthy, SSDs don't need to be defragged since it doesn't spin and it would wear out the flash memory faster.


    I agree for Codeweavers and Gemini :) The rest I discovered is pretty gimmicky (no offence to anyone out there)
  24. macrumors 68020


    Nov 17, 2012
    So technically it's $8.00 (not $7.99) for 10 apps worth $400? That's 98% off....
  25. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I already have DiskTools Pro, Gemini, and CrossOver 12. I can do my own automation in Photoshop, and good ol' MacTubes is free and IMO the best.

    I hate that they're "buying" sales with the MacBook Air giveaway. Isn't it supposed to be for charity?

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