We’ve had no shortage of Mac software bundles this week, and they’ve actually been some of the better ones we’ve seen. MacUpdate’s June 2012 bundle offers 11 discounted Mac apps for $US50, including our favourite screencasting app Screenflow (normally $US100) and the great Windows virtualisation app Parallels (normally $US80). That already justifies the bundle, but there are nine other great apps too.
Here’s what you get:
- Parallels Desktop 7 – Our favourite virtualisation app for Mac — especially if you’re running Windows
- BusyCal – An incredibly feature-rich and powerful calendar app
- Screenflow 3 – Our favourite screencasting app for Mac that also doubles as a great little video editor
- Civilization V – The latest instalment of the popular strategy game series
- Jaksta – Easily capture internet video and audio content to your hard drive
- Espionage – Simple data security and encryption for your Mac
- Speed Download 5 – A powerful download manager
- Attachment Tamer 3 – Gives you greater control over attachments in Apple Mail
- KeyCue 6 – Provides an on-demand overview of keyboard shortcuts for any app
- A Better Finder Rename – Powerful file organisation and maintenance, with unparalleled renaming tools
- My Living Desktop 5 – Turns your desktop into a moving, living environment
There are two things to note about this bundle: if you’re looking to buy Parallels or Screenflow at a discount, you’re already getting a great deal. They’re both really awesome apps, and $US50 is less than their original price in the first place. If you want both, the deal is even better. A Better Finder Rename, Speed Download and BusyCal are a couple of the other apps we’ve used and liked as well. Some of the others, such as KeyCue and Jaksta, while useful, are a bit overpriced in our opinion. Nonetheless, there’s very little in this bundle that isn’t helpful, and it’s definitely worthwhile if you want Parallels and/or Screenflow.
MacUpdate June 2012 Bundle [MacUpdate]