Mac software bundles are big business these days, and new ones seem to be cropping up on a regular basis. Spawned by the still-popular MacHeist in 2006, bundle software sales always generate a stir in the Mac user community.
Whether this is down to the excitement of gaining a bunch of software for a really low price, or in kickback to the often poor deals given to the developers, most Mac users have an opinion on the issue in one form or another.
Whichever camp you fall into, you’ll be interested to know that two popular Mac bundles are drawing to a close over the next few days.
The first is the MacUpdate September 2010 Bundle. This costs $49.99, and gives you twelve Mac applications including Toast, Concentrate, Espionage, Voila, and ShareTool.
The second is Bundleecious 2, a considerable cheaper alternative at only $9.99. The quality of applications of course also takes a slight hit, but there are some handy utilities on offer such as Cinch, Awaken, and Punakea.
Personally, I fall largely into the thought category of “It’s not a bargain if you don’t need it”. If you’re going to find almost all the apps in a bundle worthwhile, it’s a no-brainer purchase. On the other hand, if you only see yourself using one or two, head over to the developer’s site and buy them directly. You’ll give them a better deal, and support the software you really care about.
Which camp do you fall into? Are you a compulsive bundle purchaser, or do you tend to have second thoughts when your finger is hovering over the “Purchase” button? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts!