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MacHeist's missions are an opportunity for our members to live out some of those secret agent fantasies, including mission briefings, simulated web espionage, and a storyline packed with tech-mystery intrigue, while earning free Mac software.
Over 300,000 MacHeist members have experienced the Mac themed, puzzle filled missions, receiving millions of dollars worth of free Mac software so far.
....but it all ends with the MacHeist bundle
The MacHeist bundle was introduced in December 2006 to huge success within the Macintosh community. The software bundle offered 10 of the Mac indie development community's best offerings, and was available at the end of the MacHeist promotion for one week.
The bundle was called the greatest Mac software deal in history, and has never been available since then. Customers snapped up over 16,000 copies, and donated 25% of their purchase to various charities. After over $190,000 was raised by customers by the end of the sale, MacHeist topped it off and $200,000 was raised in total.
But we didn't stop there... in 2007 we held MacHeist II and it became the biggest Mac shareware event ever. Quite possibly the biggest software event ever on any platform.
We had more of everything: more missions, more puzzles, more free Mac software, and more of you... and the community grew to become one of the largest Mac communities on the net!
Then we topped it off with a truly amazing deal... 14 Top Mac apps worth right around $500 for the same low $49 price. How did it do? Well, we sold over 44,000 bundles and $500,000 was raised for charity. Truly amazing!
Now we’re back in full-force with MacHeist 3, and we’re here to bring you the most spectacular Mac software event in history.
Yeah, yeah, wall-o-text. The short answer is that MacHeist is a decently priced software bundle.
This year the bundle is being sold for $39, and there are a total of 12 apps in the bundle (4 of which will have to be "unlocked" by reaching a certain number of bundles sold).
What apps are in the bundle?
iSale - eBay Reloaded: pretty up your actions with templates and such.
Picturesque - Stop opening big, clunky photo software just to touch up your pictures.
SousChef - Whether you need ideas, a better kitchen companion, or a way to share your recipes with the world, SousChef is the cooking assistant you’ve been waiting for.
World of Goo - World of Goo is a wildly imaginative puzzle game that keeps surprising and delighting from the first menu screen to the final credits. Small, lemming-like blobs of goo can form flexible bonds when placed next to each other. Your goal is typically to help get the blobs to where they’re going [...]
PhoneView - Apple locks up the iPhone and iPod touch pretty tight, but PhoneView gives you back your data. Notes, SMS logs, your call history, disk storage, and more are now all accessible, thanks to PhoneView.
LittleSnapper - Offering an end-to-end solution for snapping, editing, organizing and sharing images, LittleSnapper is like iPhoto on steroids for your photo workflow, and combined with the online Quicksnapper service, a photographic memory for anything visual on your computer.
Acorn - Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and effects, you can make the perfect picture in seconds and minutes, not hours and days.
Kinematic - Real time, professional 3D animation has never been so simple, yet looked so good. Kinemac offers all the tools you need to create stunning animations for any audience on any medium.
WireTap Studio - WireTap Studio is the ultimate recording utility, giving you complete control to record, organize, edit and share sound from any application or system input. If you can hear it on your Mac, WireTap Studio can record it.
BoinxTV - BoinxTV Sponsored Edition is a complete "TV studio in a box," ideal for recording podcasts, seminars, and other events.
The Hit List - Your life is complicated, but managing it doesn't need to be. The Hit List is a task manager that is simple to use, yet powerful enough for the most demanding workaholics.
Espresso - From the same company that brought you CSSEdit, Espresso features innovative text organization and visualization tools that help you work both faster and smarter.
Cro-Mag Rally (New Addition) - Man invented the wheel, and soon he learned how to race with it in Cro-Mag Rally, a blast to the past from the makers of Bugdom and Enigmo. Get behind the prehistoric wheel with Brog the caveman and a whole lot of weapons and bonuses that are anything but primitive.
Times (New Addition) - Unlike other readers, Times treats news the way it should be, displaying headlines and photos together from a variety of sources to keep you better informed. It looks like reading a traditional newspaper, but you control the entire experience.
I've used Acorn, LittleSnapper, and The Hit List before (trials) and they're good software. I'm quite excited about Little Snapper, THL, and PhoneView.
If you want to buy the bundle, but you already own an app you can gift licenses on the purchase page. You can also refer friends (link below if you happen to want to use a referral link from me) and earn a couple extra applications.
Ill try to keep this updated as locked apps are unlocked.
WTF? Tweetblast? Yes, tweetblast. Basically if you've bought the bundle, and you are willing to whore your twitter account for an update you can get Delicious Library 2, and Multiwinia! Linky! This might be a limited thing. Phil Ryu said "Good until the monster eats all the multiwinias" or something, so hop to it you whores!