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This week, StackSocial is highlighting a notable new bundle of mac apps called the Epic Mac Bundle, including Fantastical 2, Flux 7, iStat Menu, PDF Expert, and more. Valued at $478.71, the bundle has been discounted to $29.99 for a limited time, but an additional promo code is knocking the price down to just $22.50 for the next two days.

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To save on the Epic Mac Bundle, head to StackSocial, add the $29.99 bundle to your cart, and then head to the checkout screen. Once there, on the right side of the page enter the code LAST25 in the promo code box on the right side of the screen and click Apply. This will result in the bundle's $22.50 discount price, which is lasting for two more days and will end this weekend.

The Epic Mac Bundle

[*]Fantastical 2 ($49.99 value): Manage your contacts, events, reminders, and more with Flexibits' popular app.
[*]PDF Expert ($79.99 value): Quickly and easily edit PDF text, images, links, and outlines.
[*]Flux 7 ($99.00 value): An HTML and CSS designing tool that enables you to create fully functioning websites.
[*]Pagico 8 ($50.00 value): Stay organized and on task with an interactive flow chart that helps manage your projects and contacts.
[*]Command-Tab Plus ($34.99 value): A keyboard-centric application switcher designed to let you switch between apps in a faster way than the typical Command + Tab.
[*]iStat Menu ($14.99 value): Track useful Mac stats like real-time CPU, GPU, RAM, drive and network usage, Wi-Fi stats, and more.
[*]iLocker Pro ($79.80 value): Password protect your apps and unlock them with Touch ID.
[*]Ultdata Recovery ($69.95 value): Retrieve lost files from Macs, removable storage devices, partitions and volumes, and iOS devices Visit our full Deals Roundup for more information on other sales happening this week.

Article Link: Weekend Deals Spotlight: Get the Epic Mac Bundle for $22.50 ($450+ Off) With Apps Like Fantastical 2 and PDF Expert
 

smirking

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$22.50 for Fantastical is convincing enough for me. I already own some of the other titles and am not interested in the others. I'm curious about Flux. I'm always looking for a better HTML editor. All the ones I've sampled have serious flaws.
 
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roland.g

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Command Tab Plus is $10 on their site. Where does $34.99 come from?!
 
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croco_dile

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This is the same bundle (minus 1Password) Parallels was offering for $29.99. This particular deal has been live for 2 days now. The only app I would be interested in is iStat. If someone buys the package and doesn't want iStat, let me know. I don't mind paying as small amount for the app.


Is the bundle with 1Password for $29.99 going to return any time soon?
 
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Apple_Robert

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Is the bundle with 1Password for $29.99 going to return any time soon?
I don't know. Do keep an eye out as 1Password is known to have sales about twice a year.
[doublepost=1551482862][/doublepost]A kind forum member reached out to help me, and I am going to pay the kind deed forward. The first established forum member (at least 100 posts) that pm's me about this deal will get a little help with the price.

Edited to add: tennisproha received the pay it forward. Congrats.
 
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PJL500

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Yeah, 'snagged this deal. Mainly because 'have been using Fantastical-1 for about 8 years on Mac and then iOS but refused to pay $50- to upgrade to Fantastical-2 for Mac. Now seems like a good time - PDF Expert and a couple of the other apps in the bundle may come in handy.
 
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smirking

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Yeah, 'snagged this deal. Mainly because 'have been using Fantastical-1 for about 8 years on Mac and then iOS but refused to pay $50- to upgrade to Fantastical-2 for Mac. Now seems like a good time - PDF Expert and a couple of the other apps in the bundle may come in handy.

My thoughts exactly! As much as I liked Fantastical 1, I couldn't bring myself to pay $50 for Fantastical 2.

My copy of Fantastical 1 was getting buggy enough that I've removed it from my menubar on startup and I was really missing it.

$25 plus the chance to give some of those other programs a spin? Yes please!

Pagico is a pretty decent project management program. Not stellar due to ease of use issues, but better than most of them out there.
 
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garylapointe

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I'd been looking for a deal for PDF Expert and this is the best I've seen recently (I'd just missed a $19.99 for just the app a few months ago) and I was clicking to pay for it a couple of days ago and googled for a coupon and found this same coupon. $22.50 was a no-brainer.

I'll be checking out fantastical and iStat too!
 
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AppleTrap

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Nice bundle...but what I don't like about StackSocial is that they either allow you to use your credits or use a coupon. It just leaves a bad taste in the mouth...
 
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4jasontv

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Yeah, 'snagged this deal. Mainly because 'have been using Fantastical-1 for about 8 years on Mac and then iOS but refused to pay $50- to upgrade to Fantastical-2 for Mac. Now seems like a good time - PDF Expert and a couple of the other apps in the bundle may come in handy.

Would you mind explaining why Fantastical is worth anything when iCal is free? iCal syncs with the iPhone iPad calendar as well. Can you set Fantastical as the default iOS calendar? What could a third party calendar possibly due that would make it worth paying for?

The copy says it does these things, but they all describe iCal as well:

  • Use natural language to quickly create events & reminders and coordinate seamlessly w/ coworkers
  • Set time & geofence alerts for your reminders
  • Combine duplicate events across multiple calendars
  • View maps of the locations where your events occur & get travel time and time to leave notifications
  • Receive instant updates & manage attachments on Exchange, Office 365, & more
  • View your life in day, week, month, & year views
 
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ihackalot

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A small price, in regards too the bundle price. If someone is already going to buy the bundle and doesn't wasn't iStat, me offering them x amount makes the bundle cheaper for them. Why should I pay full price if I don't have to, when both people benefit?

I believe these bundles are meant to incentivize sales and developer support, not some sort of smart buying... If that can be called smart. I guess some people would. You know the normal distribution.

Anyway, I do really hope all buyers will love and use iStat Menu so they won't sell it.
 
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tivrick

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Would you mind explaining why Fantastical is worth anything when iCal is free? iCal syncs with the iPhone iPad calendar as well. Can you set Fantastical as the default iOS calendar? What could a third party calendar possibly due that would make it worth paying for?


If you use exchange for anything get fantastical2 - it works flawlessly with it. I have all my exchange work calendar entries colour coded and mixed in with my personal iCloud and family iCloud entries. I use outlook but still use fantastical to manage my exchange calendar. It’s just a pleasure to use. I guess it’s preference.
 
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Kabeyun

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I’m mainly interested in iLocker Pro, and I have a question. If you go to Protectstar.com and buy it direct, the two options are $19.90 for 1 year of updates & support, and $39.90 for 3 years. Where did the “$79.80 value” come from in the bundle description? Does this bundle come with some special license key that allows indefinite updates & support? Or is that just what MR feels it’s worth? Lol
 
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Apple_Robert

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I’m mainly interested in iLocker Pro, and I have a question. If you go to Protectstar.com and buy it direct, the two options are $19.90 for 1 year of updates & support, and $39.90 for 3 years. Where did the “$79.80 value” come from in the bundle description? Does this bundle come with some special license key that allows indefinite updates & support? Or is that just what MR feels it’s worth? Lol
Important Details

  • Redemption: must redeem within 30 days of purchase
  • Length of access: lifetime
  • Restrictions: for use on 1 device
  • Updates included
  • Languages: English, German
  • Note: License includes 3 years of support
 
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IngerMan

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I did make the purchase, seemed like a reasonable price.

I only redeemed PDF Expert, Flux, Pagico 8, Command Tab Plus, Ultra Data Recovery.

I have already purchased iStats from the App store so I see no need in downloading that again.

I am torn about iLocker, I have my hard drive FV and I am not worried about strangers on my computer, or my wife lol.
I see no need for the extra security for me just on the mini.

Also the Fantastical 2 calendar seems no different then iCal that I use. I still get exchange request for iCal and it seems to do nothing extra. Plus my eco system, iPad MBP iPhone Mini is all iCal.

If you have any thoughts on the bottom 3 please let me know.
 
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