January 18th, 2008

passion

Macheist: of interest only to Mac users

I've been waiting to mention Macheist until it was all completely unlocked and it was clear what you were getting for your money. It's a Mac shareware bundle; 12 (and a bit) complete apps for $49. I don't entirely know how they do this, because some of the apps in the bundle cost more than $49 on their own. But there we go. Last year there was some criticism (mostly from developers who had chosen not to join in) about the financing, and the way in which developers got some cash, and a shedload of publicity, and a significant wodge of support work from all these people who'd got the app cheaply. But as it's the second time around, I tend to think the developers involved will have known what they were getting into -- most of them are back for a second year. Collapse )