MacHeist nano

So I went ahead and bought the latest MacHeist “nanoBundle.” Ten bucks for nine apps, at least four of which I’m sure I’ll use.


I have no doubt PathFinder will be unlocked. As I write this, they’re about 80% of the way to the unlocking level with three days left. I assume a tenth app will appear in the remaining window, but I bet it’ll be a game I have no interest in.

The four apps I expect to use are:

  1. The aforementioned PathFinder. I’ve been interested in this app for years but have always talked myself out of buying it. It has the geeky features I know I’ll enjoy; my concern has been that it’ll fight with the Finder and I won’t be able to use it all the time. With the steep bundle discount, it’s worth a shot.
  2. iStopMotion. I have an ancient version of this that I keep forgetting to upgrade. Now that forgetfulness has paid off.
  3. Clarify. This is the kind of special-purpose app that I tend to shy away from, but I do enough “computer explaining” that it could be a reasonable exception. And it writes to a standard format, so my explanations will be safe even if Clarify itself goes belly up.
  4. xScope. I don’t do UI design, but I do a lot of measuring of photos and other images on my screen. xScope’s rotatable rulers look like a great way to handle that task.

As for CleanMyMac 2, I have the same concerns Katie Floyd did:

Re: CleanMyMac 2, I’m mainly nervous about removing localizations and universal binaries - heard horror stories with other apps.
Katie (@KatieFloyd) Wed Apr 17 2013 9:00 PM CDT

I suspect I’ll never use its auto-cleaning features, but I may use its ability to scan for large files if it turns out to be faster and more convenient than GrandPerspective.

I haven’t mentioned Fantastical because I already own it. Maybe I can find a Mac-using friend who hasn’t been enlightened yet.

7 Responses to “MacHeist nano”

  1. Josh Smith says:

    I am glad I am not the only one concerned with Clean My Mac 2. I used the first version and wiped out some important stuff that I really did need. I will address that issue in unlikely event that I fill up my 1.25 TB worth of space. Until then everything is running just fine.

  2. David says:

    Turns out one of the blank windows in this Bundle was for a copy of AirServer, which I was emailed a license key for yesterday. For those that don’t know, this lets you utilize Airplay from an iOS device to your Mac. This is a $15 value.

    I can’t speak for anyone, but this bundle is turning into an incredible value.

  3. Scott says:

    WhatSize is a great option for sorting for large file sizes. Its been around for a long time and while its never gotten the press the other main players have, its a solid app. I’ve been using it for years.

  4. Tom S. says:

    OK. I’m going to bite. I have not been “enlightened” by being convinced to use Fantastical. The natural language module is great but I can’t see how its any different from the “Create Quick Event” dialog you get when you click the Add button in Calendar. It seems to me like I can type about anything in there and it will create an event based upon what I said.

    Perhaps someone can explain this…

  5. Dr. Drang says:

    Enlightenment may be found here, Tom.

  6. Tom S. says:

    Hmmm… Well, I may give it a whirl. I bought the Bundle anyway for PathFinder so I might as well. Thanks.

  7. Ricardo says:


    Been thinking about buying xScope for some time, this is absolutely awesome.

    Also, looking forward to try Fantastical, Path Finder and AirServer.

    Thanks for the heads up!