Mac Software Promo Bundle Discount

I had a chance to breeze through the apps being offered in this MacUpdate Promo, and… it’s well worth the price of admission (if only for Leap alone). Will likely grow to love these others even more over time, too:


  • Automate File Management Tasks
  • Add options to “Trash” folder
  • Adds ‘App Sweep’ to clean orphaned support files
  • Delete duplicate files
  • Define your own rules

Art Text

  • Easy way to make Text Graphics
  • Comes with tons of pre-set Styles
  • Buttonize any font glyph
  • Various export options
  • Extremely better than “Word Art”

MenuCalendarClock for iCal

  • Integrates data from iCal with idea of Menu Bar clock
  • Appointment information shows up in tool tips
  • Lists ‘to do’ items
  • Includes Search bar
  • Clean, straightforward interface


  • Amazing, amazing, amazing Finder replacement
  • What Vista’s Windows Explorer tries to be
  • Eliminates the idea and need for folders
  • Bridges the gap between Spotlight and you
  • Never lose a file again


  • A complete story authoring tool
  • Manage characters, scenes easier
  • Displays timeline of your “plot”
  • Surfaces snippet status
  • Tagging


  • System-wide AutoCorrect
  • Text fragment macro tool
  • Type characters to insert images
  • Unicode symbol translation
  • Ad hoc email signatures / common replies

DVDRemaster Pro

  • Recompress your DVDs
  • Convert DVD video to other formats
  • Extract raw data streams from DVDs
  • Copy entire DVD or just certain chapters
  • Copy audio or video from DVD

Sound Studio

  • Audio recorder / editor
  • Live input levels
  • Much nicer than Audacity 😉
  • Great for podcast production
  • Multi-track support


  • Create simple Flash animations with ease
  • Choose a theme, add a graphic, done
  • Come across as more skilled than you actually are
  • FTP and .Mac transfer support
  • Family may get a kick out of your creations

Parallels Desktop

  • Run Windows in Mac OS X as a virtual machine (duh)
  • Access Boot Camp partition from within OS X
  • Just as simple to use as VMware Fusion
  • Make the Windows desktop melt into OS X’s
  • Can also run Linux VMs, potentially

So, there you go – the latest MacUpdate Promo. As I said before, however… this entire package is worth buying, if only for Leap.