Being a longtime Mac User one of the things I have appreciated over the last two years has been the availability of Macintosh-centric application bundles.
I already have most of the major Mac OS X applications that I use and need, still there are some specific other things that I need to do that those deep programs just don’t do. I then turned to smaller bite-sized programs and utilizties to fill in that gap. I landed in the camp of a handful of enterprising bundle providers. A bundle, for the uninitiated, is an affordable package of small applications and services gathered and usually offered at a significant discount for a limited period of time.
On the Mac side some of the leading budle providers have been: MacUpdate Promo, MacHeist, Mac Bundle Pro, BundleHunt, Bundlleecious, The MacBundles, App Sumo, Mac Switcher, MacBuzzer, MacFriendly; The Ultimate Mac Bundle
A couple of site supply more targeted bundles for specific types of uses like games: Popcap Games, Mac Game Store, Graphics: Macgraphoto,
To keep up with new bundle announcements one usually visits the providers site and signs up for future notices. One sites that uses lenses to to monitor current and expired announcements and deals is called Squidoo.
Recently there have been far fewer bundles offered. I think this is probably the result of the rapid ascent an popularity of am “App Market” like the Apple AppStore. They have allowed developers access to market to new buyers, a method of distributing products and a secure way of collecting the revenue.
So in a way we must say, “So long” to most bundle offers. Of course a couple of companies will try to hang in there with super bundles and mega bundles but at this point the momentum behind bundles has wained, at least for now.
When I wrote this post I forgot to add one of the more comprehensive bundle monitoring sites over at: http://bundlesite.com/category/mac-software/ Happy hunting!