I bought the MacHeist bundle last year, and many of the applications have been incredibly useful. This year's bundle is now out and I have bought it again because it is, once again, a stunner.
You get 14 really rather excellent Mac applications from small software developers—worth over $900 seperately—for $39. Acorn—an image editing app—and Espresso (code editing) are worth this price on their own. There are only six hours left in which to purchase and, seriously, this is a great deal.
MacHeist has caused controversy every year that it has been run, but your humble Devil doesn't really care about the ins and outs of how they put the whole thing together: what I do know is that you are getting a huge number of excellent applications for a fraction of the price.
It does encourage people to try small application developers' wares, which can only be a good thing. One of my irritations is that the big software houses—by which I mean Adobe, because they are the only one left, really—are writing hideous bloatware and, if I can find viable alternatives, then I will use them.
Competition is always good and—fuck me ragged—Adobe really needs some competition.
Anyway, if you are a Mac user, wander on over and have a look: even if you don't use all of the apps, it's still worth the price. And if you aren't a Mac user, why not wander on over and marvel at how incredibly brilliant Mac software development has become over the last few years...