I must be missing something with this whole idea.
Many of the apps you guys say you want have turned up on either MacZOT! or mupromo.com in the last few months.
Currently there is a promotion called "Give Good Food To Your Mac" that allows you to pick from 28 applications (including pixelmator, atrttext, tables, rapidweaver and freeway) and create your own bundle. Buy up to 10 apps and receive 70% off!
As much as I don't like to hang it on 1Password (I use it and love it), it is also one that quite reguarly shows up on discount. As does AppZapper and Disco and Raopidweaver. And yes I have licenses for all 3!
Many of these programs seem to turn up as specials on magazines at times, and once you have a vaild serial number, most software companies will allow you to pay the update price (usually half) and get a full current license.
MacUpdate still has at least the last 10 apps on lower discount incuding Quickvoice, Dietician, Shredder Classic, DevonAgent, etc) so some are available there.
How about some interesting things that never seem to make discounts like:
Overflow (Just found it and cleaned up my dock)
Headline (looks good)
Leap and Yep (Got Yep!)
Something other than Aperture that handles RAW
Lets look for some unusual software to make a MacHeist stand out!
just my $0.02 worth....
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