What would you buy first?

A few days ago, Ben Brooks over at The Brooks Review, had an interesting post that asked the following question: if you had to start over, buying all of your apps from scratch, in what order would you buy them?

It was an interesting question and now that I’ve given it some thought, here’s what I’ve come up with.

Mac OS X:


I didn’t include free apps on my list, but here are a few that I like: Instagram, Shazam, iBooks and Flipboard.

MacLegion 2011 Spring Bundle

This weekend I picked up the MacLegion 2011 Spring Bundle and got some very good Mac software at a fantastic price. For those of you not familiar with “bundling,” it’s a promotional thing where several Mac software developers, usually the independents, participate in selling their software along with others at a significant discount for a limited time. It’s a great way for you to pick up some new software at a price that’s really hard to beat.

MacHeist is probably the most popular of these but MacLegion is a newcomer and is offering some nice titles:

  • ScreenFlow 2 (which was my app pick of the week recently)
  • Data Rescue
  • Contactizer Pro
  • Virus Barrier
  • Forklift
  • Launchbar
  • Amadeus Pro
  • Radio Gaga
  • Printopia (a recent app pick by @reyespoint)
  • MacPilot

It’s a pretty good collection of apps that purchased individually would run just over $550, but I got all of them for $49.99 as part of the bundle. Hit up the MacLegion web site for more information. The bundle will be available for another 9 days.

New iPad 2 Ad: If You Asked

Apple has released a new TV ad for the iPad 2. Again, they’re focusing on the user’s experience and the feelings that come from that while showcasing all of the different things people are doing with the device. Still no mention of specs – and that’s no surprise.