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Although the recent MacHeist bundle is now over, there is still another great deal going on over at TheMacSale. You can pick up ten popular Mac applications for $49 – a remarkably low price, considering what’s on offer.

Here are the applications included in the bundle:

  • PathFinder – The ultimate file manager for your Mac.
  • Shovebox – A place to put… everything!
  • Supercard – Application development does not get any easier.
  • StoryMill – Want to be writer? You need StoryMill.
  • MiniOne Racing – Addictive and fun game, Mario Kart for your Mac!
  • inkBook – Great notetaking app, with support for tablets!
  • VideoConverter Pro – Easily convert your movies to watch on your iPhone/iPod.
  • Slideshow – Create standalone presentations for Mac and PC!
  • MacGourmet Deluxe – Hosting a Dinner Party? Avoid a poisoning lawsuit.
  • Finance 6 – Organize your finances and stay in control of your accounts.

TheMacSale is on offer for two more days, and ends on the 15th March. Be sure to get your purchase in before then if a few of the applications included particularly appeal!

What do you think of the deal? Is it one that you’re likely to be purchasing in the next few days?

MacHeist, known for their regular “bundle” sales of OS X software, have announced a new nanoBundle. This offer consists of 7 applications, usually priced at over $260, for $19.95. Here’s what to expect from this year’s bundle:

  • MacJournal ($39.95) – A good choice for any amount of writing, whether that’s just a quick note, an in-depth blog entry or a full-on book. It recently featured in our note taking app roundup.
  • RipIt ($19.95) – We recently reviewed RipIt, a DVD ripping application. An all-round winner, and a gorgeously designed app.
  • Clips ($27) – Featuring in our recent clipboard utility roundup, Clips helps you better manage copy-and-pasting on your Mac.
  • CoverScout ($39.95) – A well-designed and useful application for quickly locating missing cover art in your iTunes library. I’ll be purchasing the bundle for this application alone!
  • Flow ($25) – Flow is an FTP app that we have reviewed in the past. We really liked the range of features it packed.
  • Tales Of Monkey Island ($34.95) – The obligatory bundle game, this one promises six episodes of pirate-filled adventure. Unlikely to be the “killer” app that makes you purchase the bundle!
  • RapidWeaver ($79) – Unlocked after a certain number of bundles are purchased, RapidWeaver is a brilliant web design tool for the Mac. Check out our review for an in-depth look at it’s feature set.

You have seven days to purchase the bundle and, as usual, the final two applications are only unlocked after a certain number of sales are reached. Don’t worry – the target is always met!

What’s the verdict? Will you be picking up the bundle for $19.95?

Recently, MacHeist announced the applications to be included in their MacHeist 3 bundle. MacHeist is a Mac software reseller with a twist. They offer games and puzzles called “heists”, where you can win free software and gather discounts off their bundle.

Not only do they offer Mac apps at a significant discount, they donate 25% of the proceeds to charity. Additional apps are ‘unlocked’ within the bundle as more are sold, with arguably the best applications only being unlocked at the last minute.

This year, a wide variety of software is included – there’s something for everyone, and you can bag a fantastic deal. The whole suite of apps costs $39, and this post will take you through the basic features each piece of software on offer.

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With the introduction of Spotlight and system wide smart folders, Apple took a big step forward in making your local files far easier to search and organize. Many complementary tools exist to help tag and label files, and Fresh is a new app which provides a simple way to display and interact with the most recently added/edited files on your Mac.

Fresh takes the form of a floating interface, showing a graphical list of recent files. You’re able to drag and drop a file from Fresh to anywhere in your system, double click a file to continue working with it, or store files in the ‘Cooler’, a virtual space for making regularly edited files easily accessible. This review will outline the main features of Fresh and show you how to download the app for free (usually $9).

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Today marked the beginning of the latest installment of the MacHeist software giveaway, coming back for the third time since 2006. The project begins with several “missions”, each one providing opportunity to earn free software and gain credits to reduce the price of the software “bundle” announced at the end. The bundle generally includes a number of well known Mac applications from independent developers, and is priced at around $49 (a discount of several hundred dollars over purchasing each app separately).

Previous MacHeist bundles have included software such as TextMate, Delicious Library, RapidWeaver and various games from Pangea. If you’re new to the Mac, it’s a brilliant way to get your hands on a selection of popular software at a heavily discounted price.

I’d recommend heading over to the MacHeist site and signing up – doing so will allow you to download a free copy of ShoveBox along with a selection of Valentines email stationery designed by Equinux. Good luck completing those missons!

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