December MacUpdate Software Bundle Sale [11th App Added]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Update: 11th Application (iWow 2 - $11.99 value) added for all purchasers of the bundle. Buy Bundle - $49.99.

    MacRumors has partnered with MacUpdate to promote their latest Mac application bundle. Bundle sales through these links benefit financially, and provide a way for readers to directly support this site.

    The latest bundle delivers up to 10 Mac applications for $49.99 ($646.75 if bought separately) and are detailed here:

    Forklift - file manager, FTP client
    RapidWeaver - web design software
    SwiftPublisher - desktop publishing and layout
    Marine Aquarium - virtual aquarium
    Xslimmer - save space by reducing application file sizes
    MemoryMiner - digital storytelling application
    Yep - "iPhoto for your PDFs"
    XMIND 2008 Pro - brainstorming, mind mapping
    iStabilize - software video stabilizer, remove shaky motion from your videos
    PulpMotion - create fun animations

    As is typical in these time-limited bundles, several applications are held back as "locked" applications which are not part of the bundle until enough sales are generated. All 10 applications are now available for everyone who has purchased the bundle. Total value of all 10 applications together is $646.75, and can be purchased for $49.99. The sale has been extended until December 20th, with promises of more surprises in store.

    Update: All 10 applications (including PulpMotion) are now 'unlocked', which means that all 10 applications are available for the $49.99 price.

    Article Link: December MacUpdate Software Bundle Sale [11th App Added]
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I liked the last one a lot more.

    Tech Tool Pro anyone? :D
  3. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    RapidWeaver seems to be quite cabable.
    XMIND is recycling the Eclipse workbench and is quite slow to start, but I was looking for a Mindmap application anyway. It can have more than one central topic on a sheet (something I need).
    iStabilize is something that can come in handy every so often. I used to rescue some very bad footage on my PC...

    So, I will by this package - since it is only 50$...
  4. bellis1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2003
  5. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    I'm wondering if the licenses are transferable. I own a few of the titles already and would want to sell the license to those individually. What are peoples take on this?
  6. yagran macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2007
    Brighton, East Sussex, UK
    the worst bundle ive ever seen. arn, you should have backed!
  7. kresh macrumors 6502a


    I disagree. I think that Give Good Food To Your Mac was the worst bundle. There were so many complaints about the serials not working.

    I purchased the current bundle from MacUpdate mentioned in this article and am very glad I did so!

    Although I must say that I recieved my serial to OverFlow (Totally Free!) today from the current MacHeist and am starting to get excited about MacHeist.
  8. sunfast macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2005
    I don't think it's too shabby. As I posted in another thread, I was going to buy rapidweaver anyway so for essentially the same money I got some free stuff thrown in. I quite like ForkLift for FTP (and app delete - wasn't expecting that!) and XSlimmer is pretty cool too - saved me nearly 2 gigs anyway :)
  9. grappler macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2006
    Having trouble

    Well, I bought it and XMind is not accepting the serial number it gave me. And, the site now seems to be down. Thanks for nothing guys. I want my money back.
  10. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops
    can't get the link to the "macrumors promo" work...
  11. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    Wow, Marine Aquarium hasn't been updated since Panther?
  12. ATG macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2005
    I've got overflow and wiretap pro free from MacHeist. Granted, I already had overflow, but I can really use wiretap.

    There's only 1, maybe two apps I'd actually bother downloading from that MacUpdate deal.
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Firstly, the reported "value" of this bundle is too high. If you go to the XMind website to buy it, the "pro" version now sells for $129, not $299. Some of the other prices are inaccurate as well. I'm not saying it's a bad bundle. It's a very good bundle, and I'm interested in buying it. However, the advertised value of the bundle is a bit misleading.

    I don't really "get" XMind. Is it just a fancy way of taking a central theme/idea, and placing arrows towards other ideas that fall into this category? If it is, I don't understand why it costs so much. :confused:

    I want Yep, and I think I want Rapidweaver. If I never make a webpage, then it's useless. I'm going to have to give this bundle some more thought. I may head over to Give Good Food To Your Mac and get some other programs instead......ones that I really want. No point bundling 9 apps together if I don't want 5-6 of them.
  14. grahamlucas macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2007
  15. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    yeah Tech Tool Pro would be nice.
  16. leandroc76 macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2003
    Bought it... I like rapidweaver. It's the same price at it's own website.

    But my favorite FTP is not free anymore(Transmit), so I guess I'd rather try out Forklift. Cyberduck just isn't stable enough.

    I probably won't even use the other 8 apps!!!

    I guess for me it was a 2 for 1!:rolleyes:
  17. itickings macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    Thanks for the link. I had planned to buy Cheetah3D for a while, and that seems like a reasonable offer. Not sure I'll end up really saving money though :p
  18. mkaake macrumors 65816

    Apr 10, 2003
    Transmit is really worth the money though - it's fantastic. I'm in love with it because it's scriptable (and comes with some handy automator workflows as well)... I've been able to make some pretty handy apps for my computer because of it...
  19. macintel4me macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2006
    I bought it for RapidWeaver. I'm hoping I get $15 of value from the rest.
  20. pagansoul macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2006
    I purchased this package last week. I must say I all the programs are new to me so its not like I'm overlapping on anything but of all of them I find Yep the most useful being I have a great deal of ebooks and manuals on my computer. Nice to get to them in one place. I'm also having fun setting up as I found things I didn't even remember I had.
  21. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Just bought the bundle yesterday. I'm absolutely loving ForkLift. It's a great alternative to Transmit, especially since it also has extra features like an application deleter, Amazon S3 compatibility, and even the ability to connect to Bluetooth devices. Xslimmer is also a really nice application for those with limited space on their Time Machine backup drives such as myself.
  22. Teddy's macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    "G5 Powerbooks next Tuesday!"

    That's my favourite rumor

    For rumors look for the blue "?" featured in the articles of the front page.
  23. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    i bought it for rapid weaver and for YEP. both great apps and well worth the $50. i don't understand the high number of negative ratings. the fact that one doesn't need the apps in there doesn't make the bundle bad.:confused: in the last bundle i didn't want the tech tools, never need them and everybody was excited about them.
  24. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I think it's that there's a large number of people (myself included) who would only buy the bundle for one, two, or maybe three programs. I wouldn't buy this, as there's nothing I need.
  25. Heinekev macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2007
    Apple could send out a $2,000,000.00 rebate to everyone that ever bought an apple product and the story would still get negative ratings. There are people here who are never, ever satisfied.

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