updated 02:15 pm EDT, Wed March 17, 2010
Software bundle offers$400 in software for $50
MacUpdate has launched its Spring Software Bundle, headlined by Parallels Desktop 5. The $50 bundle would normally sell for almost $400. It includes 10 applications, with an eleventh available for the first 10,000 purchasers -- they are currently approaching 3800 bundles in day one of the sale. Parallels Desktop 5 ($80) runs virtualizations of Windows and Linux on the Mac.
Other application in the bundle include Bee Docs Timeline 3D ($65), which creates full motion 3D Timelines that can be sent to Apple's iPod, iPhone, AppleTV, or Keynote presentation software, and Spell Catcher X ($40), a global spell-check utility. Hydra ($80) is a high-dynamic-range photo tool that combines multiple images at different exposures, using the image best detail from each to provide one image with detail across the exposure range.
Back-In-Time ($30) allows easy access to Time Machine data while ForeverSave ($15) saves revisions of documents to prevent any loss. Hyperspaces ($13) adds hot keys and customizations to Apple's Spaces, Web Snapper ($15) captures web pages in a single click, saving them as a PDF or image file and MacDVDRipper Pro ($10) copies DVDs to the Mac. Mac Scan ($30) rounds out the bundle -- it identifies and removes malware, spyware and other malicious files.
For the first 10,000 purchases, DVDRemaster Pro 6 ($50) will be added -- It allows users to compress a DVD for burning to a single-layer disk or convert a DVD to one of many video formats, supporting H.264 compression.
MacUpdate is also including an option for six months of its MacUpdate Desktop service ($20/year) for $4. The bundle runs for 15 days, beginning today.