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MacUpdate Promo: Parallels, 10 other apps: $50 (Update: 24 hours left)

(Update: 24 hours left on this one.  They’ve added QuickPick and Secrets of Monkey Island and a chance to win a MacBook Pro)

Affiliate partner MacUpdate is doing another impressive bundle which readers can save 87% 11 applications including Parallels 6, Civilization IV, TechTool Pro 5.0.7, 1Password3, MacUpdate Desktop 5, MacDVDRipper Pro 2, DVD Remaster Pro, Hands Off!, A Better Finder Rename 8, App Tamer…and Divvy to the first 10,000 buyers.

$49.99.  Not bad.
More below:
MacUpdate Spring Bundle: Parallels 6 & Nine More Top Mac Apps for 87% off
March 16, 2011 – Traverse City, MI – MacUpdate rolled out its Spring 2011 software bundle Wednesday, featuring an unprecedented collection of 10 first-rate Mac apps, including Parallels Desktop 6, for just $49.99.
The limited-time bundle represents a savings of 87% includes:
1. Parallels Desktop 6* ($79.95) – The newest version of the #1 Mac virtualization software, Parallels Desktop allows you to run Windows, Linux, and other operating systems at the same time as Mac OS X. MacTech found Parallels Desktop 6 outperforms the competition in 84% of benchmarks.
2. 1Password 3 ($39.95; Mac or Windows) – The #1 password manager for Mac and a must-have application for everyone; optionally available as the Windows version for those wanting to use it with Parallels.
3. MacUpdate Desktop 5* ($10; 6 month subscription) – Our premium service for automatically downloading & installing updates and new apps.
4. MacDVDRipper Pro 2* ($9.95) – The #1 DVD ripping tool, for copying encrypted DVDs to your Mac for backup or viewing without the disc.
5. DVDRemaster Pro 7* ($49.95) – A robust media utility for re-compressing DVDs and converting/exporting DVDs to any format (iPod, iPad, iPhone, AppleTV, etc.).
6. Hands Off!* ($24.95) – Powerful security tool that monitors all incoming and outgoing connections to your Mac, as well as restricting app access to disks.
7. App Tamer* ($14.95) – Automatically pause unused apps in the background, so they don’t consume any CPU cycles or use up battery life.
8. TechTool Pro 5.0.7 ($99) – A leading tool for keeping your Mac and its hard drives healthy; included in the bundle is the latest bootable DVD image that supports all Macs released to date except the newest MacBook Pros.
9. A Better Finder Rename 8 ($19.95) – The #1 bulk file renaming utility for Mac; perform simple or complex renaming operations in seconds.
10. Civilization IV* ($19.99) – Legendary turn-based strategy game, Game of the Year winner.
11. [Bonus] Divvy* ($14.00) – Powerful workspace manager, move and organize your windows with just a keystroke. (Available to the first 10,000 bundle buyers.)
* denotes first time the application is being offered in a bundle
“We’re extremely proud of the lineup of apps in our latest bundle,” said Misha Sakellaropoulo, COO of MacUpdate. “Not only is the offer a tremendous value, but every Mac user will immediately benefit from many of the included titles.”

Pricing and Availability
The MacUpdate Spring 2011 Bundle is available for $49.99 exclusively from and ends March 31, 2011.
For an additional $9.99 (worldwide shipping included), buyers can purchase the bundle on 2 DVDs, which includes a bootable TechTool Pro DVD.