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.

The First Post: Now What?

NOTE: I’m not planning for this to be a news site as there are plenty of folks doing great jobs with those. But, I do need a first post and this seemed interesting enough.

If you were planning on going to WWDC I hope you got your ticket early today. The event, which is in San Francisco in June, sold out in record time, taking less than 10 hours. Compare that to last year’s 8 days and it’s obvious anticipation for the event is at an all-time high.

In the past, Apple has used WWDC to showcase a new iPhone but rumors are pointing to a potential change this year with some saying the iPhone 5 won’t be released until late summer or early fall. That puts me (and I’m sure a lot of you) in an interesting position because I’ve been planning for some time to upgrade my phone in June. We don’t know if the rumors are true but it’s starting, at least to me, to feel that way. Now I’m wondering if I should just go ahead and get an iPhone 4. Of course, doing that now would almost guarantee a new iPhone in June.