Cheap Software!!!

MacUpdate regularly bundles software together and offers it at huge discounts.

Their bundle right now is $50. and includes 11 programs. For the price, they are offering some great products if you need them and don’t already have comparable programs.

My recommendation is if you’d consider purchasing 2 of the programs below the bundle is worth it. Or if you are considering running windows, Parallels alone retails for $80 and this bundle would be worth it.

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1. Parallels v5
If you want to run windows XP, Vista, or 7 alongside your mac programs this is a great program to use. Note: you must have a windows installation CD to use windows. A comparable program you might have is VMware Fusion.

2. MacScan
MacScan is an excellent anti-virus program for the Mac. Historically Macs have not had many viruses so anti-virus software has been unnecessary. However with the popularity of Macs, iPhones, and the coming iPads, we may see a rise in viruses for Macs.

3. Hyperspaces
If you use “Spaces” to organize your work, hyperspaces adds some nice enhancements. This is a fun program that makes using spaces more useful.

4. Websnapper
If you have ever wanted to save a web page as an image or PDF, this is the program that will do it for you. Note: this is a plug-in for Safari. If you’re using another web browser like Firefox, this won’t be useful for you.

5. Hydra
Is a simple and powerful program to create High Dynamic Range images. High Dynamic Range or HDR is a technique where people using DSLR cameras can take 3-5 pictures at various exposure settings and combine them into one. The result is an image with great vibrant colors. If you have a DSLR camera or your consumer camera has a feature like “Auto Exposure Bracketing AEB) you’ll have fun playing with your pictures and this program.

6. SpellCatcher X
Is Mac OS X’s spell checker, dictionary, thesaurus, etc. on steroids. Great tool for writers and people who write or blog a lot.

7. Timeline 3D
This is another fun program. If you make timelines, chronology, are a history buff this would be a really fun program to play with.

8. Back in Time
Most of us use Time Machine to backup our data. It’s a great backup tool. But it has some limitations when you want to restore data or restore a previous version of a file. “Back in Time” overcomes many of these limitations.

9. ForeverSave
Never lose any work you’ve done because of a program crash or mistakenly deleted file. Enough Said.

10. MacDVDRipper
Backup your DVD Collection to your hard drive.

11. (First 10,000 people get) DVD Remaster Pro
Use this program to make copies of your DVD’s. Movie DVD’s we buy are special size DVDs so they won’t copy nicely to Blank DVDs we buy. A program like DVDRemaster Pro bridges the gap to compress the DVD so it will fit. This is why there is no DVD copying software included with Macs.

Bottom line: If you would use Parallels or any 2+ of these programs, this bundle is worth considering.


3 thoughts on “Cheap Software!!!

  1. ??-i need to purchase VMware or parallel to run my digital download, any recommendation on which is better or easier to use? i think they are both 89 or something like that.
    thanks computer guru!

    • Hi there.
      I’ve used both parallels and vmware and I believe I like parallels for it’s speed and simplicity.

      But remember that you have to have a copy of windows software to install as well. That is not included with parallels or vmware fusion.


  2. Hey Pastor Arlen!

    I knew you were good in technology but didn’t know you were very, very, good! Gary Kang who attends Mountain View, gave me your website. I really enjoyed the short class you taught in Pastor Michele O.’s Renaissance Workshop. My question is how do you ever find the time to do technical support type services – OH YEA, GOD MAKES YOUR WAY!!!!

    I believe I sent you my website several months ago about this up and coming internet technology company founded by a devout Christian, Bill Starkey called WOWWE! This may be a great venue for you to advertise your church, ministries, missions, and other services and earn income at the same time (great for extra income for times of fund raising or for your members to earn extra income too!). I don’t know if you’re earning any kind of income using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype or other social type networks. Anyway check it out if you “have the time”!

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