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.