MacUpdate Bundle: 11 Mac Apps for $49.99, Including VMWare Fusion 4

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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 $377.79 value if all purchased separately). Notably, it includes VMWare Fusion 4 for the first time. Fusion is a popular virtualization tool that allows users to run Windows on their Mac.

    The full bundle includes (retail value in parenthesis):

    - VMware Fusion 4 ($49.99) - Run Windows on your Mac without rebooting
    - Drive Genius 3 ($99.00) - Optimize, repair, test, resize and clean up your Mac
    - PDFpen 5 ($59.95) - Edit and add text, images and signatures to PDFs
    - ForkLift 2.5 ($29.95) - File manager and FTP client
    - Typinator 5 ($33.00) - Text expansion solution
    - DesktopShelves 2 ($14.99) - Display folders as desktop shelves
    - Snapheal ($14.99) - Professional-quality image enhancement utility
    - Boom ($10.99) - Boost audio output for your entire system
    - Phone to Mac ($24.95) - Copy media from an iOS device to your Mac
    - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition ($29.99) - Action game in the Star Wars Universe
    - Worms Special Edition ($9.99) - Classic turn-based strategy game

    All apps together are being sold for $49.99 until March 28th.

    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.

    Update: Bundle extended until but now without VMWare, includes Drive Genius 3 instead.

    Article Link: MacUpdate Bundle: 11 Mac Apps for $49.99, Including VMWare Fusion 4
  2. kevinkt macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2010
  3. Can't Stop macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2011
  4. roofz macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2012
    Southern California
    I'll do this if the offer still stands at the time of the 2012 MBP release.

    Mainly for VMwareFusion, PDFpen and... Boom :D
  5. TheNextBigThing macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Pearl of the Orient
    . . .i would love to download these apps if they are offered free... :)
  6. kylera macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    I'm glad I didn't buy VMWare juuuust yet. Time to whip out the good ol plastic.
  7. flynndean macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    London, England
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    This is an absolute bargain! I just wish I hadn't purchased a few elements of the bundle already at full price!
  8. Sabenth macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2003
  9. DaDalle macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2011
    Is the demo bundle downloadable for you? Isn't working for me.
  10. atomicbloke macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    What a ripoff!

    Why would anyone want to buy all this crap software?

    Just save your money for the next android phone... sure to be a game changer.
  11. AppleMark macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2009
    The CCTV Capital of the World
    Not bad. I already have a couple of these programs (older versions) but will still give it some consideration.
  12. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
  13. SBlue1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    oh well nothing there for me, maybe in the next bundle.
  14. LaWally, Mar 14, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012

    LaWally macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2012
    Worth the price for VMware alone ... too bad I've already got it. No interest in any of the other stuff except maybe for PDFpen, but not at $59 or even $49.
  15. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    Got it via the referrer link, it's nice to help out a site I enjoy so much while getting some good bargains. The way I see it, it's basically paying for VMWare Fusion and getting a heap of other apps thrown in for free :)
  16. Flinx macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    VMware or Parallels

    What's better, VMware or Parallels?

    I'm running Parallels 5 (in order to access my Bootcamp-Vista) and since I upgraded to OSX Lion it isn't working anymore.
  17. kylera macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    Just search for vmware parallels in the search bar. There are plenty of threads for it to date.

    That aside, demos are available for both. Try downloading them and trying them out.
  18. KingJosh, Mar 14, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012

    KingJosh macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2012
    Using trial, might buy.

    Tried Boom. Don't like it. My headphones and sound system can go too loud anyway. Putting the volume over 100% is just asking for static noise. It's not like iTunes supports FLAC :p

    Tried Desktop Shelves 2 - Don't like it, RAM hog and kinda chunky animation. Didn't speed up my workflow at all since I already use hot keys etc.

    Typinator was alright. I like the auto correct quite a bit and I could see if having future uses maybe.

    Forklift - great love it

    PDFpen - don't like it. Had a crash on a tiny action. Can't save websites which you need to log in to view content to a pdf. Only saves the log in screen which is a no go for me because i have no other use for it otherwise lol. Also felt a bit clunky and bloated.

    not testing games
    not testing VM because i dont have windows.

    VM is more profesional. On a performance base I am not too sure if VM wins or both are even.
  19. macjoshua macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    From the reviews I've read, Parallels is actually faster in most circumstances. VM only won in 3D rendering for stuff like Maya.
  20. KingJosh macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2012
    Thanks for that! I was thinking about running either VM or parallels in future (guild wars 2 :eek:)


    After testing everything that interested me. The only thing I liked out of the lot was forklift and that is $30 alone so.. Hopefully I can get it on the Appstore for future updates :)
  21. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    Grabbed Parallels 6 back in the last Nova bundle and recently paid cheaply for an upgrade to 7. I think VMware Fusion has been taking a significant hit since numerous reviews showing it trailing behind Parallels performance in a big way, so I think they've finally caved in to recoup lost sales.

    I've played with Boom on my friend's MacBook Air and it really cranks up the sound. We can watch movies and hear things in a crowded room much better than the Air's native maximum volume. I highly recommend that app.
  22. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    Well, my trial of Fusion ends any day now - so I guess this is perfect timing for me!

    No clue if I *need* any of the other stuff, but if I was planning on spending the $50 anyway - why not do this AND support MR?! Win Win!!
  23. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium


    Jan 28, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Unless you're into games, you're essentially paying 49,99$ for VMWare Fusion 4. Which frankly is 49,99$ more than you should be paying for virtualization. Oracle's free Virtual Box products supports all the same major features (3D/2D acceleration, hardware virtualization through VT-x, resizable storage, remote access to VM consoles through VRDP, Seemless mode, auto-resize mode, etc... etc...).
  24. lars666 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    I am the 1 percent.
  25. Unggoy Murderer macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Personally, I think that both packages will run the OS's very well. It really depends on how much RAM and CPU time you give the machine.

    I'm running Parallells 7 and I use it to run Windows Seven and several Linux distributions. I give Windows 6GB of RAM and four cores (out of 16GB and 8 cores) and it runs it like it's the host OS, very smooth and responsive.

    I've used VMWare to run Windows on Windows, and performance has been pretty good (was at college so didn't get to see settings (college machines have Core 2 Quads, 4GB RAM)).

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