Software bundles often are a great way to grab at least a couple of great, deeply discounted apps and introduce us to new ones. This one from MacUpdate Bundle is a very compelling collection of useful utility and productivity apps.
Lion-friendly virtualisation app VMware Fusion 4 is one of the best deals here. It normally retails for $US49.99, the price of this bundle. In effect, buying the bundle is like getting VMware Fusion plus the other 10 apps for free.
PDFpen 5, ForkLift, and Typinator are also standouts in this bundle. Here's the full list of software you'll get (with US dollar retail prices):
- VMware Fusion 4 ($49.99) — Run Windows and more on your Mac without rebooting
- Drive Genius 3 ($99.00) — optimise, repair, test, resize and clean up your Mac
- PDFpen 5 ($59.95) — Edit and annotate PDFs
- ForkLift 2.5 ($29.95) — File manager: FTP, WebDAV, S3, Bluetooth, and more
- 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 ($29.99) — High-energy action set in the Star Wars universe
- Worms Special Edition ($9.99) — Classic turn-based strategy game
The total retail price if bought separately is $US378. Granted, you might not buy all of these apps, but for $US50, the cost of each comes to about $US4.54, and if you were going to buy VMware Fusion or PDFpen anyway, the bundle would be worth it. The deal is good for the next 14 days.