Fancy a bundle? MacUpdate has announced the release of its Promo Spring Bundle 2010, which includes 10 different Mac apps for the low, low price of $50.
The star attraction of this offering, clearly, is the popular virtualization software Parallels Desktop 5 ($80; Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ), which by itself retails for almost twice the cost of the entire bundle. You could put the money you save towards buying a copy of Windows to run alongside OS X.
Even if virtualization is not your thing, however, there is plenty left to like in the bundle; Bee Docs' Timeline 3D ($65) lets you create cool-looking 3D timelines, while Hydra ($80) helps manage HDR pictures with ease and Mac DVDRipper Pro ($10), as its name subtly implies, can help you copy DVDs to your hard drive for easy viewing.
In the productivity category, the bundle includes Rainmaker Research's all-in-one spelling solution Spell Catcher X ($40) and file versioning software Forever Save ($15), as well as Back In Time ($30) and Hyperspaces ($13), which augment the built-in functionality of Time Machine and Spaces respectively. Web page screenshot generator Web Snapper ($15) and security scanner MacScan ($30) round up the package, bringing its total value to more than $400.
As a bonus, the first 10,000 buyers also get a copy of Metakine's $49 DVDRemaster Pro thrown in.
The bundle is available directly from the MacUpdate Website, but only until March 31st. The company is also offering a six-month subscription to its MacUpdate Desktop application, which monitors software installed on a computer for updates, as an add-on to the bundle for $4.
This story, "MacUpdate Bundle Offers Parallels, Other Apps for $50" was originally published by Macworld.