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MacHeist Nano Bundle Unleashed…for Free


MacHeist announced its newest Mac app bundle, the MacHeist Nano.  The traditional MacHeist software bundle is usually severely discounted and there has always been a price. But, for this one, they’re giving the software bundle for free.

MacHeist is offering six apps instead of the usual dozen or so it usually does with its regular offering…hence the “nano” part.




(Retail: $24.95)

ShoveBox catches all those little scraps of information that you can’t act on now but would rather not forget. It sits in your menubar, waiting for you to drag in text, images, URL’s and more.




(Retail: $24.95)

For people who enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter, but live in the digital world. WriteRoom is a distraction-free writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you’re used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing.




(Retail: $14.95)

Twitterrific is a fun application that lets you both read and publish posts or tweets to Twitter. The application’s user interface is clean, concise and designed to take up a minimum amount of real estate on your Mac’s desktop. This is from the same guys who brought us the Twitterrific iPhone app.




(Retail: $14)

Harnessing the power of pre-existing and new OS screenshot taking capabilities, TinyGrab instantly uploads and allows you to share with a small URL — all in under 30 seconds.

Hordes of Orcs


Hords of Orcs

(Retail: $24.95)

Hordes of Orcs is a tower defense game in which you must build walls and lethal towers to defend your village from the Orcs emerging from, what the village elders call, “The Glowing Portal of Really Bad Things That We Should Have Bricked-Up a Long Time Ago.” It’s made by Freeverse, the guys who made the popular Skee-ball and Flick Fishing iPhone apps.

Mariner Write


Mariner Write

(Retail: $49.95)

Mariner Write is a powerful, yet streamlined word processor for Mac OS X. It’s for everyone from professional writers, to educators, students, to the average user. It’s also been touted by Macworld as the one of the best Microsoft Word alternatives.

This isn’t the full-blown MacHeist 4. This is a smaller bundle to hold us over for the next few months.

For those who don’t know about MacHeist, it’s a site that sells Mac OS X software. The unique thing is that the users are asked to complete certain challenges to get free and discounted applications and the software bundle grows as more customers purchase the bundle.

21 Responses to “MacHeist Nano Bundle Unleashed…for Free”

  1. blachole

    Your guys screen shot is very interesting. Where did you guys get it because it shows “3 Days left” with 99,434 downloads?..also it mentioned that if we share the bundle info on Facebook we get Virus Barrier for free as well!?

    • I’ve tried MacHeist before and yeah, there are some apps that are a dud or have much better alternatives that are free. Then again, half of the fun with MacHeist is not just getting the apps, but trying to solve the puzzles and the community interaction (at least, for me).

      Last year’s bundle was pretty ok. I got it mostly for WireTap Studio, Kinemac and Espresso. There were some great apps too like 1Password and Little Snapper. For me, it was it good deal.

  2. I’m going to give mariner write a try. But I’ve been using bean as of late for my light weight word processing needs and it’s been great. Plus it’s free all of the time. I’m sorry… but there is no way a simple word processor is worth $50….

    • Nuno Campos

      It looks like you have no idea what you’re saying.
      These are the same licenses as if you bught them directly through the developer.
      Except here you don’t pay for them.
      It’s a marketing stunt.
      Nothing to be afraid of.

  3. rampancy

    Just to clarify, these aren’t version-locked shareware licenses; they’re full licenses that would be the same if you had bought them directly from the developers themselves.