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Parallels today introduced a new premium Mac app bundle, which includes nine macOS apps when you purchase Parallels Desktop 17. The bundle will remain on sale through the end of the month and is available to new and existing Parallels customers.

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Apps in the bundle include the following: Parallels Desktop 17, 1Password Families, AdRemover, Fantastical, Acronis Cyber Protect Premium, MindManager Essentials, Parallels Access, Cardhop, Parallels Toolbox, and Intego Mac Internet Security X9. Several of the apps in the bundle are one year subscriptions that are only valid for new customers, so be sure to read more about the bundle on Parallels' website.

New customers can purchase the bundle starting at $79.99 for Parallels Desktop 17 Standard Edition. The Parallels Desktop 17 Pro Edition and Business Edition are available at $99.99/year. When purchasing any version of Parallels Desktop 17, you'll get the nine other apps at no extra cost.

Existing customers can upgrade to Parallels Desktop 17 Standard Edition for a one-time payment of $49.99. Pro Edition options are available in the form of an annual subscription at $49.99/year, or $4.16/month.

  • 1Password Families (1 Year) - $60 value
  • Fantastical Premium (1 Year) - $39.99 value
  • MindManager Essentials (1 Year) - $99 value
  • Cardhop Premium (1 Year) - $39.99 value
  • Intego Mac Internet Security X9 (1 Year) - $49.99 value
  • Ad Remover (1 Year) - $39.99 value
  • Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office Premium (1 Year) - $189.99 value
  • Parallels Access (1 Year) - $20.00 value
  • Parallels Toolbox (1 Year) - $20.00 value
Head to our full Deals Roundup to get caught up with all of the latest deals and discounts that we've been tracking over the past week.

Article Link: Deals: Buy Parallels Desktop 17 and Get Nine Mac Apps for Free in New Bundle
 
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mansplains

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Paying for an adblocker... So many free options that work fine. Then the argument of adblocker being akin to piracy, as some claim, why not spend the $40 to support who you're viewing instead?
 
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icwhatudidthere

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I know people probably won't be very familiar with it but I love JetBrains' subscription model. You get a perpetual license for the current version and any updates. If you continue your subscription for a second year, your perpetual license gets upgraded to the current version and you get a 20% discount. Continue for a third year and the discount goes to 40% where it's capped as long as you maintain your subscription. If you decide to cancel at any time, you still have the perpetual license.

Customers feel like they're getting something because they can fallback to perpetual license while also getting an incentive to continue subscribing. The company gets a consistent, reliable revenue stream to fund further development. Seems like a win for everyone but I haven't see this model anywhere else.
 

cicalinarrot

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8 out of the first 11 comments mention subscriptions.
Seems low.

Well, since this is a bundle that exclusively contains subscriptions, it feels more like being pushed some long free trials than actually receiving "gifts" with the purchase.
And "Get Nine Mac Apps for Free in New Bundle" sounds pretty misleading. "Getting an app" used to mean it was yours to use forever and you had to pay for it again only for fully upgraded versions.
 

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I know people probably won't be very familiar with it but I love JetBrains' subscription model. You get a perpetual license for the current version and any updates. If you continue your subscription for a second year, your perpetual license gets upgraded to the current version and you get a 20% discount. Continue for a third year and the discount goes to 40% where it's capped as long as you maintain your subscription. If you decide to cancel at any time, you still have the perpetual license.

Customers feel like they're getting something because they can fallback to perpetual license while also getting an incentive to continue subscribing. The company gets a consistent, reliable revenue stream to fund further development. Seems like a win for everyone but I haven't see this model anywhere else.
This sounds like buying software with extra steps. How is this better?
 

ryanmillercg

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This bundle seems like a such a hassle to cancel in a year, or inevitably, to end up forgetting to cancel and paying extra. I think I'd rather get Parallels solo for the same price so there's only one thing to manage.

EDIT: I also which they'd stop making deals only available to new customers. I'm a long time 1password customer, and this bundle covering 1 year of my subscription would have been a good selling point. Alas it's only available to new signups.
 
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iamdmann

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Obligatory comment about fantastical's crazy change to subscription. I'll never buy anything that has fantastical in it ever again...not since I purchased it on three platforms and then had the bait and switch to subscription. Never.
 

Creole Ned

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I know people probably won't be very familiar with it but I love JetBrains' subscription model. You get a perpetual license for the current version and any updates. If you continue your subscription for a second year, your perpetual license gets upgraded to the current version and you get a 20% discount. Continue for a third year and the discount goes to 40% where it's capped as long as you maintain your subscription. If you decide to cancel at any time, you still have the perpetual license.

Customers feel like they're getting something because they can fallback to perpetual license while also getting an incentive to continue subscribing. The company gets a consistent, reliable revenue stream to fund further development. Seems like a win for everyone but I haven't see this model anywhere else.
Agenda uses a similar model where you buy the app, then pay to get newer versions or just keep using the version you bought in perpetuity.

One of the devs wrote about it on Medium: A 'Cash Cow' is on the Agenda and followed with an update three years later on how well the model was working.
 
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