If you or someone you know owns a Mac and could benefit from apps like 1Password or TextExpander, you’re going to want to check out this promotion from the folks at Parallels. It’s called the Black Friday Mac App Bundle, and it can save you up to 90% on 8 top-shelf Mac apps and services.

Included in this package is Parallels Desktop 12, which allows you to run Windows and other operating systems on your Mac, the popular password management app 1Password (the latest ‘Families’ edition), and key shortcut creator TextExpander. We have a full breakdown of the apps below.

  • Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac – Run Windows on your Mac – normal price $80
  • 1Password Families – The Best Password Manager for your family and all their devices (Includes 5 people) – normal price $60
  • PDFpen Pro for Mac 8 – All-Purpose PDF Editing Tool – normal price $125
  • Pocket Premium – Save articles, web pages, videos, or pretty much anything to view later – normal price $45
  • Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac – Keep your Mac and sensitive information protected – normal price $40
  • TextExpander – Type faster using your personal shortcut library – normal price $50
  • Hotspot Shield Elite VPN (2 Years) – Lets you access blocked content and makes you private and secure online – normal price $50
  • Acronis Online Backup 500GB for 1-year included – Backup your files online and securely access from any computer – normal price $60

So essentially you’re paying the $80 for Parallels Desktop 12, and getting 7 apps for free. And even if you don’t think you need Kaspersky’s Internet Security or the Hotspot VPN, apps like 1Password and TextExpander make this a special offer. Those two apps alone would run you more than $100.

The Parallels team says the promotion is good for a week, so you have a little time to think about it, but if I were you I wouldn’t wait. While we do see these Mac app bundles fairly often, they rarely include this many widely-recognized titles. You can purchase or find more info on Parallels’ website.

Source: Parallels

  • Blabla

    What is the difference between Textexpander and the keyboard shortcuts you can create in iOS and macOS?

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    • TextExpander is so much more powerful and customizable that I don’t even put them in the same basket. You can organize snippets, apply formatting to them, create smart snippets based on date/time/more, etc.

      TextExpander is one of the first 3 applications I immediately install after getting a new Mac. It’s a must-have that will save you hours of typing for common text entries or even more complex ones.

    • websyndicate

      I use textexapander at work mostly but it’s not the same as Keyboard Shortcuts for macOS. If you have a repetitive task its great. I thought MacOS keyshorts would be a replacement but it’s not.
      Snippets expanded for me 8,258
      Characters Saved 245,713
      Hour Saved 10.24

  • yadavhemmady

    What is the Textexpander version, 5 or 6? On Textexpander’s website version 6 is only on annual subscription basis. Only version 5 is available on a non subscription basis

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    When does this deal end?

    • yadavhemmady

      Same doubt here too. Seems like nobody has the answer. The fact that the version number for Textexpander is not mentioned makes it even more queer and I might end up having the subscription model, which I do not want to go for. I will continue with aText which is very good and does most of what Textexpander does at a very nominal charge of $5

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    The TextExpander app inclusion is very vague. Is this version the one where we have to subscribe and pay a yearly fee or is it the older version that works till it breaks? Someone please clear this up. Thanks.

  • Rikky14

    a number of these are subscription. Sure they give you the application but then you need to pay subscription. 1Pass for Families, for example. For years one could just purchase 1Password and use it indefinitely. Like others – 1Pass has embraced the subscription model.