MacUpdate has announced its September 2014 Bundle (, which packs 10 Mac apps worth US$480 (if bought separately) for $49.99. Some of the tools have never been included in a bundle before.

All apps are fully compatible with Mac OS X Yosemite. Many of them have seen paid upgrades recently. The included apps are

° Toast 12 Titanium (, a multimedia toolkit. It’s normally $99.99 and works with OS X 10.5.8 and higher.

Description: Enjoy your digital media without limits—on your Mac, on your devices, and online—with Toast 12 Titanium. Capture music and video from multiple sources, and copy and burn CDs, DVDs and even Blu-ray discs. Convert media for viewing on iPad, iPhone, and other devices; share directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo; and more.

° Ember (, a digital scrapbooking tool. I’s normally $49.99 and works with Mac OS X 10.9 and higher.
Description: Ember is your digital scrapbook of inspirations: from Web sites and photos to apps or other things. Just drag in images that you want to keep, organize them into relevant collections, annotate the ones you need to give feedback on, and share your creations to your favorite Web services. Ember is ideal for designers but great for everyone else, too.

° NoteBook 4 (, which helps you take notes, manage documents and projects, and stay organized. It’s normally $49.95 and works with OS X and higher.

Description: Circus Ponies NoteBook stores and organizes your notes and other information in electronic notebooks that look and work just like the paper ones you’ve used all your life. With outlining, diagramming, sketching, voice annotation, and even PDF mark-up, NoteBook helps you take great notes whatever your note-taking style. NoteBook is the perfect app for managing projects of any size, assignments and classwork, client information, research, and much more.

° Tonality Pro (, a black-and-white photo editor. Normally $69.99, it requires Mac OS X10.8.5

Description: Tonality Pro is the world’s most advanced black-and-white image editor, packed with advanced tools and powerful features that not found in other apps, including: native and fast 16-Bit RAW processing, over 150 professional monochrome presets created by pro photographers, layers with blending modes, powerful grain engine, unique tools for editing exposure and contrast, selective masking and much more. Includes plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture, or use it as a stand-alone app.

° Scrivener 2.5 (, a word processor for serious writers. Normally $44.99, it works with 10.6.8 and higher.

Description: Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents, The tool of choice for countless authors, Scrivener excels at collecting research and organizing fragmented ideas, assisting from start to finish with completing that novel, research paper, script, or any long-form text. Outline and structure your ideas, take notes, view research alongside your writing and compose the constituent pieces of your text in isolation or in context.

° Bookends 12 (, a reference manager. Normally $59.99, it requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher.

Description: Bookends is the most capable reference manager for students, researchers, and writers. Directly search Amazon, PubMed, Google Scholar, JSTOR, arXiv, and hundreds of university libraries for references that you can immediately download, and much more.

° Mac DVDRipper Pro 5 (, a tool for ripping DVD movies to your Mac or iOS device. Normally $24.95, it works with Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher.

Description: Mac DVDRipper Pro is the best way to get movies from DVDs onto your Mac or iOS device. Save your discs from scratches, backup your movie collection, time-shift your rental, and watch them anywhere; now with support for soft subtitles, too!

° NetShade 6 (, a VPN for maximum online privacy. Normally $45, it works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 and higher.

Description: NetShade protects your online privacy and can enable you to access foreign content by routing your connection through one of 13 worldwide proxy servers. VPN encryption adds robust encryption to all your network traffic, protecting you from unauthorized monitoring.

° iStat Menus 5 (, which lets you monitor your Mac from the menu bar. Normally $19, it works with Mac OS X 10.8.5 and higher.

Description: iStat Menus is the most detailed Mac system monitor, covering a huge range of stats, including: CPU, GPU, memory, network, battery, disk usage & activity, temperatures, fans, voltages, current and power. All of this data is presented with a beautiful user interface right in your menu bar.

° SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition (, the legendary city-building simulation game. Normally $19.99, it requires 10.8.5 or higher.

Description: The classic simulation game returns! In SimCity 4, you don’t just build your city; you breathe life into it. Sculpt mountains, dig riverbeds, and seed forests as you lay the groundwork for your creation. Then, use your god-like powers to construct the most realistic metropolis you can imagine. Includes the Rush Hour expansion pack.