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…MacHeist is back?

MacHeist II

MacHeist is back, and it’s (supposedly) better than ever.

If you enjoyed the Hubert hunting, dollar saving, developer screwing experience of the last MacHeist, then definitely check out this year’s version, as I’m sure it’ll be much of the same.

The source of the controversy following last year’s event was the fact that it raked in over $800,000 for those running the show, but then supposedly gave back developers (many of whom were small time, independent developers) only $5,000 per application.

Will this year be any different?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.


[Wikipedia – MacHeist]

[Via: TUAW]

…MacSanta has software discounts?


If MacHeist didn’t quench your thirst for cheap Mac software, maybe you should take a peak into MacSanta’s bag and see what programs are being offering at a very generous 20% discount. With developers like Rogue Amoeba, Bare Bones, Potion Factory, Unsanity, Twisted Melon, and many more hocking their wares, you’re sure to find at least one program that you’ve been holding out for on the list. Now’s your chance though, so hurry, because MacSanta can only bring you cheer through December 25th.


[Via: TUAW]

…MacHeist is over and the bundle is a steal?


The heists are over, and MacHeist has started to sell the bundle, an amazing collection of award-winning applications, for a ridiculously low $49 (over 80% off the normal price). As an added bonus, when you buy the bundle, 25% of your purchase is donated to a charity of your choice. Already, the value of the bundle has reached $288.75, and if 10,000 bundles are sold, the value will increase to $356.74. Those who participated in all of the heists, and who purchase the bundle (provided that 10,000 of them are sold), will received a combined $608.24 worth of applications for only $39. I applaud the MacHeist crew for the amazing MacVenture they managed to put on. The heists were challenging, far reaching, and above all, fun, the apps are beyond what I think anyone expected, and the price is unbeatable. Hopefully this ushers in a new breed of interactive sales games, creative selling methods, and a growth of the independent Mac developer community as a whole. So if you like great deals, Mac software, and charity, head on over to MacHeist and buy the bundle. Hubert would want you to.