MacHeist 3 brings back the great software deals

For the past two years, MacHeist has put together a bundle of award-winning software for a very affordable price--with 25 percent of the proceeds going to charity. This year's bundle (available for two weeks) is $39 for almost $1,000 worth of software.

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For the past two years, several independent Mac software developers have teamed up to put together a bundle of award-winning Mac apps at a vastly reduced price--with 25 percent of the purchase price donated to the charity of your choice (chosen from a list). The whole thing takes place at a very well-designed site called and over the past two years, thousands of Mac users have snapped up the limited time offer--it's really a great deal! The fun part about the MacHeist offer is the developers of MacHeist make it into a kind of scavenger hunt. They let users search for clues by watching entertaining videos and solving puzzles to win software and other prizes before the final bundle is announced.

This year, they've done it all over again with MacHeist 3 featuring a new bundle of indie software, the contents of which were announced yesterday. If you were to buy these programs separately, it would cost you almost $1,000. The list of software has products from all categories including a cooking app, photo-retouching software, an audio editor, Web-design tools, and 3D-modeling software. The scavenger hunt part of the offer is already over, but at least you're here in time to take advantage of an awesome deal. The bundle of a dozen Mac programs will only be offered at the reduced price of $39 for the next two weeks, so make sure not to wait too long!

About Jason Parker

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.