MacUpdate Fall Bundle: 10 Mac Apps for $49.99

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A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote their Mac application bundle deal. Their latest bundle delivers at least 11 Mac applications for $49.99 (a $467.82 value if all purchased separately) including:

• Toast 11 Titanium ($99) - Burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs
• Data Rescue 3 ($99) - Recover files and corrupt hard drives
• FX Photo Studio Pro 2 ($39.99) - Post-processing photo editor with 159 effects
• Fantastical ($19.99) - Natural language calender scheduling
• iStat Menus 3 ($16) - Monitor your system from the menubar
• PhoneView ($19.95) - Access your iPhone's voicemail, SMS, and more
• Concealer ($19.95) - Stores information such as credit cards safely
• EarthDesk 5 ($24.95) - Replaces your desktop picture with a realtime rendered image of Earth
• Mellel 2 ($29) - Word processor for writers, scholars, technical writing and multilingual word processing
• Bookends 11 ($99) - Bibliography/reference and information management system


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. Buy all 10 apps for $49.99.

The first 10,000 buyers also get Printopia for free ($19 value).

Article Link: MacUpdate Fall Bundle: 10 Mac Apps for $49.99
 
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cuestakid

macrumors 68000
Jun 14, 2006
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San Fran
not too bad-

iStat menus, PhoneView and Toast sound nice. Bookends and concealer also sound cool. I may jump in..
 

Peace

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Apr 1, 2005
19,546
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Space The Only Frontier
Looks good. Better than the past couple.

Do people use Toast anymore ? I've got Toast 10 but I haven't used it for a long time. Is version 11 worth it ?
 

OriginalMacRat

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Mar 9, 2007
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Looks good. Better than the past couple.

Do people use Toast anymore ? I've got Toast 10 but I haven't used it for a long time. Is version 11 worth it ?
I didn't even know there was a version 11 already.

I haven't downloaded the last 3 updates for version 10 yet. [rant] they really need to put in a self updater in the app, not require customers to create an account to download an update.[/rant]
 

tray3

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Dec 16, 2007
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Not 12 Apps

Its 11 apps including Printopia, not 12.
Good Bundle...
 

batchtaster

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Mar 3, 2008
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I ditched Toast a long time ago because it made coaster after coaster, even with the latest update, even trying different media, standing well back and not even breathing near it. I estimate that eventually 80-90% of my burns resulted in coasters. In frustration and on the exact same computer, with the same (generic) blank DVDs and the same OS, I ran Burn. No more coasters, no more "sense error" failures. Problems vanished, never looked back. In 12 months I've not had a single failure, probably burned 150 discs in that time. Hybrids, copies, image files...

Considering a 33MB, free, open-source app bests it at performing its most rudimentary function (burn. a. disc.), Toast is a bloated, buggy piece of garbage and I'll never go near it ever again.
 

alexbates

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I'm really considering this. I would like iStat Menus, Phoneview, concealer, FX Photo Studio, and Bookends, but could really care less about Toast 11 and Data Rescue 3. But what I really want is 1Password an Parallels (or Vmware), so I might just wait until the Winter bundle.

Also check out the BundleHunt, which has Tumult Hype, Divvy, TN3 Gallery, WriteRoom, LaunchBar, Color Schemer Studio, Wordpress themes, and more for $50. I am most likely buying it because I am doing lots of web design (including HTML5) recently.
 

Chupa Chupa

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Jul 16, 2002
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I ditched Toast a long time ago because it made coaster after coaster, even with the latest update, even trying different media, standing well back and not even breathing near it.
Could be your hardware. I've been using Toast since v5 and coasters have been a rarity for me. I only use Verbatim discs. Most discs out there are made by a handful of manufacturers and even "brand name" ones can be the same garbage as the .02 generic brand. Also have to make sure the discs are fresh as they do "expire."

Of course I will agree that Toast's usefulness 4 month toward 2012 is limited because DVD-R, CD-R is one foot in the grave, but generally I have no complaints with it.
 

Stella

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Apr 21, 2003
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This is a good bundle. Mac Update's previous few have been getting too similar to each other.

This one is refreshing.
 

reel2reel

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Looks good. Better than the past couple.

Do people use Toast anymore ? I've got Toast 10 but I haven't used it for a long time. Is version 11 worth it ?
I have Toast 11 and I can tell you it sucks compared to v.10.

11 is only half-baked. They switched stuff around in the UI and now if feels like settings are hidden and the whole thing is just clunky. Worse, though, it doesn't remember settings. Say you don't want a 1995-style menu, well you need to find the setting and change it to "none" every single time you burn a disc.

The conversions don't work properly. I tried converting some files to pro res and no matter what I did, I couldn't use them natively in FCP (they have to be rendered).

If you're making a blu-ray, no matter what you name the thing, the finished disc will always be named "My Movie" which looks really professional!

These are only some of the things that annoy me about 11. V.10 is by far better. And I submitted all this in feedback to Roxio when 11 first launched. None of this stuff has been fixed, though, after four updates so far.

In other words, avoid 11 and get 10 if you can.
 

afd

macrumors 65816
Apr 12, 2005
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Scotland
I've got most of these applications, though I have Toast 6 or 7, which still works so don't think I'll buy.
Don't burn many DVDs any more but Toast works well with EyeTV if you want to pass a TV recording to someone.
 

BC2009

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Jul 1, 2009
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these bundles typically come with single-machine licenses which are typically of no use to me since we have 3 macs in the house and buying 3 bundles is a bit costly. if they sold the family license or the "all your macs" license (like the mac app store) then i would be more interested.
 

blacka4

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Sep 28, 2009
389
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I think I might pick this one up when I get home.

I am having hardware issues with Toast 10 and my DVD burner. I think it might be heading south
 

Porco

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Mar 28, 2005
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[rant] they really need to put in a self updater in the app, not require customers to create an account to download an update.[/rant]
I just opened TT 10 and chose 'check for updates' which took me to an update (a combo) from their website, no account required... maybe they changed it since you checked?
 

BBQXXX

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May 10, 2011
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Really thinking about getting this bundle. I always thought toast was the good burn software and I am surprised to see people unhappy with it. I would really like it for HD content and blu ray burning.
 

Luis Ortega

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A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote their Mac application bundle deal. Their latest bundle delivers at least 11 Mac applications for $49.99 (a $467.82 value if all purchased separately) including:

- Toast 11 Titanium ($99) - Burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs
- Data Rescue 3 ($99) - Recover files and corrupt hard drives
- FX Photo Studio Pro 2 ($39.99) - Post-processing photo editor with 159 effects
- Fantastical ($19.99) - Natural language calender scheduling
- iStat Menus 3 ($16) - Monitor your system from the menubar
- PhoneView ($19.95) - Access your iPhone's voicemail, SMS, and more
- Concealer ($19.95) - Stores information such as credit cards safely
- EarthDesk 5 ($24.95) - Replaces your desktop picture with a realtime rendered image of Earth
- Mellel 2 ($29) - Word processor for writers, scholars, technical writing and multilingual word processing
- Bookends 11 ($99) - Bibliography/reference and information management system

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. Buy all 10 apps for $49.99.

The first 10,000 buyers also get Printopia for free ($19 value).

Article Link: MacUpdate Fall Bundle: 10 Mac Apps for $49.99
This is the sort of stuff that you find free on computer mag dvds.
They do this every year, and every year it's the same crap.
 
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