Get a $412 Mac software bundle for whatever price you want
Everyone knows there's no such thing as a free lunch. But a
dirt-cheap deal on a really expensive lunch? Yeah, that's a thing.
It is today, anyway, and for the next couple weeks.
StackSocial's Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle 3.0
10 Mac apps that have a combined value of $412. Your price:
whatever you want to pay.
No, really. It says so right there in the name. Ah, but
there's an asterisk missing: Unless you pay at least the average
purchase price, which is currently $12.53, you get just three
programs: YouTube downloader Airy, home-inventory manager
Compartments, and desktop animator My Living Desktop.
Those alone are worth $60, and if you're feeling especially
cheap, you can walk away with them for as little as a penny. Great
deal, no fuss, job well done.
That said, consider beating the average so you get the full
bundle, which includes some very worthwhile software.
For example, you get Camtasia 2, a top-rated screencasting
tool that normally sells for $99 all by itself. Also included:
CrossOver 12.5, a utility that lets you run Windows programs on
your Mac without having to run Boot Camp or any other real-world
The rest of the bundle includes things like document manager
iDocument 2, text-to-speech tool Narrator, and 3D-modeling app
Perhaps best of all, StackSocial sets aside 10 percent of your
purchase price for donation to your choice of charities: Child's
Play, Creative Commons, and World Wildlife Fund. Keep that in mind
while you're deciding how much this bundle is worth.
I think for any Mac user who feels the pinch of pricey
software, the Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle 3.0 is definitely
worth something. Your thoughts?Veteran technology writer Rick Broida
is the author of numerous books, blogs, and features. He lends his
money-saving expertise to CNET and Savings.com, and also writes for PC
World and Wired.