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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: MacUpdate Unveils Fall 2011 Software Bundle Reply with quote

MacUpdate Unveils Fall 2011 Software Bundle
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Posted by: Staff

MacUpdate today announced the availability of their Fall 2011 Software Bundle. The applications included in this year's bundle are Toast 11 Titanium, Data Rescue 3, FX Photo Studio Pro 2, Fantastical, iStat Menus 3, PhoneView, Concealer, EarthDesk 5, Mellel, and Bookends 11. Here's a description of each application from the company:

Toast 11 Titanium ($99.95) - The newest version of the venerable multimedia suite is the best way to burn CDs and DVDs, prepare your media files for playback on iOS devices or the Web, digitize your old records and tapes to audio CDs or MP3s, capture audio from any application, stream TV programming from your TiVo, create disc labels, and more.

Data Rescue 3 ($99.00) - The #1 utility for recovering data from a crashed drive or accidentally deleted files, with more top ratings and reviews than any other. Included in our bundle are both the stand-alone app and a bootable DVD image, so you'll be able to use Data Rescue's full capabilities, even on your startup volume.

FX Photo Studio Pro 2 ($39.99) - An attractive new app that makes it easy to apply more than 190 effects and editing tools to your photos. Perfect for professionals or hobbyists alike, FX Photo Studio Pro is one of the highest rated and most popular apps in its category on the Mac App Store.

Fantastical ($19.99) - One of the most-talked about apps of the year and a surefire way to boost your productivity, Fantastical not only puts all your calendars just a click away in the menu bar, but lets you create new events in natural language. Just type "Dinner with Susan Thursday at 7pm" and Fantastical smartly adds it to your calendar without having to change apps or click a number of options. Fantastical works with iCal, BusyCal, Entourage, Outlook, and more.

iStat Menus 3 ($16) - The most advanced system monitor available for Mac OS X, iStat menus is a power user's dream, putting real-time stats of your Mac's CPU, memory, network, disk usage, disk activity and sensors in your menu bar. A beautiful, customizable user interface only makes this more a must-have than all the 5-out-of-5 ratings its received.

PhoneView ($19.95) - Quite simply the best way to get any data on or off of your iOS device. Use your iPhone like an external drive and copy any files to it, automatically backup and archive voice mails and text messages for later reference, copy music and videos from your device to iTunes (not just the other way around). PhoneView is a natural companion for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.

Concealer ($19.95) - Protect your private data from prying eyes by letting Concealer encrypt your passwords and sensitive notes, plus any files or folders on your Mac. Suddenly, everything sensitive is secure, with this simple to use utility.

EarthDesk 5 ($24.95) - When you're tired of your static desktop picture, replace it with EarthDesk and you'll be looking at a dynamically rendered image of Earth showing correct sun, moon and city illumination. Optionally, you can display real-time global cloud cover, allowing you to track hurricanes and typhoons, or simply admire our beautiful planet.

Mellel ($29) - The best word processor that you may never have heard of, Mellel has been the gold standard for those working with long documents, like a thesis or dissertation. It's also great for technical writing, and offers unmatched flexibility, customization, and multilingual support.

Bookends 11 ($99) - Since you shouldn't tackle any serious writing without a serious reference management tool, we packed the best one into this bundle. Bookends lets you import references directly from Internet sources like PubMed, Google Scholar, and Amazon. It can also scan entire electronic documents, making it the perfect app for university students, writers, and researchers.

The MacUpdate Fall 2011 Software Bundle is available for $49.99 until September 21st. Buyers can also purchase the bundle on DVD for an additional $9.99.



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of a yawner IMHO. iStat is nice, and EarthDesk would be fun, but really don't need any of them and the price at $50 isn't appealing either. Pass.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toast, iStat, Phoneview and Earthdesk are nice apps, but I'm not that impressed with the bundle. Throw in Pixelmator and Call of Duty and we may have a deal though. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelSpinners wrote:
Toast, iStat, Phoneview and Earthdesk are nice apps, but I'm not that impressed with the bundle. Throw in Pixelmator and Call of Duty and we may have a deal though. Wink


I agree a game would have rounded out the bundle nicely. I'm not "that" productive.

I probably would purchase this bundle if it had a $30 game included.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure what my dream bundle would consist of, but this isn't it. Wink

Here's what I'm thinking though.

- Photoshop
- Toast
- MS Office
- Fusion
- EyeTV 4.0 Wink
- 1 Password
- TechTool Pro
- Quicken for Mac
- BBEdit
- Forklift

Now, that would be a good deal. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_Tex wrote:
I'm not sure what my dream bundle would consist of, but this isn't it. Wink

Here's what I'm thinking though.

- Photoshop
- Toast
- MS Office
- Fusion
- EyeTV 4.0 Wink
- 1 Password
- TechTool Pro
- Quicken for Mac
- BBEdit
- Forklift

Now, that would be a good deal. Laughing


As Steven Tyler would say "Dream On". Wink
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