December 10, 2008 in Promotions (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, CA - Developers of three popular Mac OS X software utilities have joined together to offer the Mac Switcher Bundle. Targeted at new Mac users, especially those switching from Windows, the bundle includes TextExpander, 1Password and Witch. As an added bonus, bundle owners receive access to a special series of instructional video screencasts of particular interest to Mac switchers from ScreenCastsOnline.
The Mac Switcher Bundle is priced at $49.95. A gifting option is available, making it possible to buy the bundle as a gift for a new Mac user.
The included software, all rated 4.5 mice by Macworld magazine, and the video series are valued at over $100:
* TextExpander (reg. $29.95, SmileOnMyMac): the typing shortcut utility that lets users create a custom library of snippets that can be invoked with short abbreviations;
* 1Password (reg. $39.95, Agile Web Solutions): the unique password manager that makes it easy to securely login and shop online;
* Witch (reg. $12.95, ManyTricks): an Expose alternative for switching windows via keyboard shortcuts;
* ScreenCastsOnline Special Switcher Series (value: $20): a collection of 10 video tutorials covering such topics as Setting Up Your Mac, iWork, Preview, TextExpander and 1Password.
"1Password and TextExpander appear on many must-have Mac application lists and are known for enhancing the Mac OS X experience," said Jean MacDonald, who handles marketing promotions at SmileOnMyMac. "We've have a history of successful collaboration with Agile Web Solutions, and both our teams were enthusiastic about putting together a valuable bundle for the fast-growing audience of Mac switchers."
"Witch, from ManyTricks, was another obvious choice for switchers," added MacDonald, "because it can ease the switcher transition by letting you cycle windows similarly to how you do it on Windows."
"The educational value of the ScreenCastsOnline videos make this bundle unique," said Dave Teare, founder of Agile Web Solutions. "Don McAllister is well-known as the producer of top-quality video tutorials for Mac users. This bundle is more than just software, but rather an orientation for Mac switchers on how great their experience can be."
SmileOnMyMac makes productivity software for Mac OS X, such as PDFpen, the PDF editing tool and a Mac Observer Editors' Choice; TextExpander, the typing shortcut tool and a Mac|Life Editors' Pick; and DiscLabel, the Macworld Eddy award-winning CD label design program.
About Agile Web Solutions
Agile Web Solutions develops 1Password, the premier Password Manager for Mac and iPhone, and AllBookmarks, a bookmark manager. 1Password is 'Highly Recommended' by Macworld and is a Mac|Life Editors' Pick.
Many Tricks takes pride in creating critically acclaimed software for Mac OS X, such as Butler, the all-purposes productivity tool that won 5 mice from Macworld's Mac Gems and Witch, the easy way to switch windows via keyboard.
ScreenCastsOnline makes weekly video tutorials, produced by Don McAllister, to help all levels of Mac users make the most of their Mac.