I received and email from the MacHeist directorate today. The controversy has been solved by YazSoft offering a free upgrade to Speed Download 5 for MacHeist customers, but only for a very limited time – March 13 2008 until March 27 2008.
It is nice that I got the email, albeit 5 days after the offer was extended.
This list of changes that come with SD5 are available online.
So if you purchased Speed Download 4 with MacHeist II, and choose to upgrade, then proceed to yazsoft’s website in a quick and orderly fashion to get the upgrade offer.
With MacHeist.com still selling their bundle for another 3 days, they have added a new Mac application to the bundle. VectorDesigner brings the total number of applications in the bundle up to 14, with the recent addition of the Freeverse games. If you get referrals from your friends there are another two up for grabs as well. Here is what MacHeist have to say about VectorDesigner:
With the latest version of Adobe Illustrator costing $600, it’s no surprise that the Mac community has been clamoring for a powerful, fast, and easy to use program for creating vector art that doesn’t break the bank.
Say hello to VectorDesigner. Though relatively new, VectorDesigner features an impressive feature list, including Bezier lines, vector shapes, iSight, QuickLook, and scanner integration, and a conversion tool for turning non-vector images into vector.
Valued at $69.95, MacHeist.com have set VectorDesigner to be unlocked for all customers once $300,000 has been raised for charity.
This bundle is very graphics and web design orientated, and the budding freelance designers out there can always make use of PixelMator, CSSEdit and now VectorDesigner if it becomes unlocked. You can buy the bundle here at macheist.com – I have purchased 3 of them – and 25% of your purchase will go to your chosen charity.
This is one for my Mac readers; MS Windows lovers please have your eyes glaze over – Now.
Following the lead of other bloggers, I thought it would be pertinent to let you know that MacHeist II has completed all their heists, and the bundle sale is well underway. This morning the last of the
10 11 12 applications, Pixelmator, was unlocked. The developers say “If your image editing experience so far has been defined by PhotoShop, we guarantee you will be blown away by Pixelmator’s speed and beautiful UI”. I’m a casual user of Photoshop on Windows, and would like to find a decent alternative for the Mac for “casual” image editing for web design. The layering capabilities of Pixelmator appears to put it above and beyond other similar priced applications. This alone makes the bundle worth it, as the bundle is USD$10 than the retail price of Pixelmator.
The bundle now features other great applications like CSSEdit, Speed Download and AppZapper. If you have ever tried the demo of these applications, but not yet purchased them, you can get the whole lot for the price of what you would have paid for one of them.
With the current USD to AUD exchange rate, it will cost us Aussies about $55 or less to purchase the licences, and 11 applications later your Mac will have many more uses which you never knew about.
So after considering that, and with only 9 days remaining, I invite you to buy the bundle – just as I will be doing – and 25% of your purchase will go to your chosen charity.