LaunchBar 5 by Objective Development

LaunchBar 5 by Objective DevelopmentLaunchBar 5 by Objective Development is one of the programs available as part of the MacLegion Spring Bundle.


LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.


Abbreviation Search
LaunchBar’s powerful, blazing fast adaptive abbreviation search technology allows you to find items just by typing short acronyms of their name.Keyboard Shortcuts
Invoke LaunchBar quickly with a system wide hotkey, or just by tapping a modifier key.

Clipboard History
Preserve the data of your most recent Copy operations, and use the copied objects again later.

Combine subsequent Copy operations into one single clipboard object just by pressing ⌘C twice.

Web Searches
Searching the web has never been easier. Choose the desired web service, enter your query and get the result instantly shown in your web browser.

From simple numeric calculations up to complex scientific expressions – just open LaunchBar, type your calculation and press Return to get the result.

Quick Look
Get a quick preview of your current selection just by tapping the space bar.

Instant Open
Open items even more quickly. Just hold down the last entered abbreviation character and the selected item opens immediately.

Navigate folders, contacts, bookmarks, recent items, libraries or any other kind of hierarchy with the arrow keys to reveal related information.File Operations
Manipulate your files efficiently with the keyboard. Move, rename, compress, assign color labels, create folders and much more.

Call up Mac OS X Services by name to quickly manipulate text or file selections.

Address Book
Enjoy the convenient access to your address book data to quickly create new email messages, retrieve phone numbers, postal addresses and other contact details.

Get instant access to all of your web browser’s bookmarks, bookmark folders and history.

Browse your iTunes Library, find your favorite tunes and enjoy your most beloved albums and artists.

Create events and to-dos in your iCal calendars within seconds.

Instant Send
The most efficient way to send files or text selections to LaunchBar, and then hand them over to applications, folders, email contacts, search templates, services and more.

You can read more about LaunchBar 5 on the Objective Development site. Normally, it retails for $39 for a family licence or $24 single user licence. The promo site says $35 so maybe the price has changed very recently.

Data Rescue3.1 by ProSoft

Data Rescue 3 - For Macintosh

Data Rescue 3.1 by ProSoft is one of the programs available as part of the MacLegion Spring Bundle.


Data Rescue 3 is the best digital data recovery software on the market for recovering files from a problem hard drive or that have been previously deleted. Data Rescue 3 is for computer data recovery and works when other tools fail.

Data Rescue 3 is also completely safe to use since it does not attempt any risky repairs to the drive it’s scanning. Data Rescue 3 is the safest, most powerful software for data recovery. Data Rescue 3 is the same software used by many data recovery services, law enforcement, all major branches of the U.S. Military and major intelligence agencies.

You will need to save your recovered files to either an internal or external hard drive (USB or FireWire), removable media device (such as a Zip or MO) or a networked drive.

You can read more about Data Rescue 3.1 for Macintosh on the ProSoft site. Normally, it retails for $99 so by purchasing the MacLegion Spring Bundle not only do you save almost $50 on this program but you get lots more for free (in effect)!

MacPromo: 10 great Apps for £39.99!



MacPromo - 10 Great apps has an offer of 10 great apps help you save time on your Mac for just £39.99 but you need to hurry as the offer expires at the end of December.

The apps included are:

  1. TypeIt4Me 5
  2. PathFinder 5
  3. DragThing 5.9

The first 5,000 customers will also get Star Wars: Empire at War as a free bonus. The offer is great value as the normal price for all these apps would be £272.

Now, it has to be said that most buyers probably have some of these apps already in their arsenal but even so it represents good value. For example, MacFreelance 2 costs £31.69 so add another app and you are already making a saving. If you find just three or four of the apps useful and don’t already have alternatives then the value increases.

Of course, a lot of companies are offering discounts around Christmas so I doubt that it would actually cost you £272 to purchase all of these apps but even so, it is bound to cost more than £39.99!

For more information visit before the end of December.

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Black Friday Discounts – Today Only!

Macware Black Friday Deal on softwareA tradition has become established around Thanksgiving on a so-called ‘Black Friday‘ of  huge discounts on Apple products. This year is no exception. Apple itself offers discounts but they are not huge in comparison to the discounts available elsewhere, such as with software company MacWare, who are offering 50% discounts (owever, if you visit their Facebook page you can get an even bigger discount). Their discount is available on only a single item but is a great way of getting a particular product (such as MacFlux 3, an excellent HTML5 capable web editor al la Dreamweaver) at an excellent discounted price.

There are many more deals available online, so it’s worth checking out the likes of Best Buy (free $100 or $150 gift cards with most Mac purchases), Other World Computing (a range of deals) and of course, Apple, who are offering modest but still worthwhile discounts on purchases of new MacBook pro or MacBook Air laptops ($101 discount) and similar deals on a whole range of other products.

Remember, its only for today so get searching for the right deal. As for me, I found it was cheaper to buy a fresh copy of MacFlux 3 than to upgrade my existing copy.

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