Rogue Amoeba’s Fission Leaves the Mac App Store

Paul Kafasis, writing on the Rogue Amoeba blog:

For almost twenty years, we’ve sold our software directly to our customers via our online store. Our fast and secure purchase process has served our customers very well. Since the Mac App Store opened in 2011, we’ve also experimented there. However, despite a decade of feedback from countless developers and users, Apple has made scant few changes and the store remains beset with issues. When you couple the many shortcomings and issues with Apple’s restrictive polices that preclude most of our software from appearing there, the Mac App Store is clearly a poor fit for us. With the removal of Fission, we no longer have any products in the Mac App Store.

It’s a shame that Apple is letting the Mac App Store rot away like this. The whole experience, even in 2021, is unsurprisingly bad. Even though they revamped the Mac App Store app recently, the developer experience and features available to the them are still causing harm at a larger scale.


Pixelmator Pro Goes on Sale @ 50% Off

The Pixelmator Team has just announced that Pixelmator Pro, their incredible app for macOS, is going on sale for a while and will be available at a cool 50% Off discount.

Starting today, Pixelmator Pro is going on sale and is now available with a gigantic, no – gargantuan! – discount of 50%. Not only that, we’ve also got a second sneak peek for you at the upcoming Pixelmator Pro 2.1 update, showcasing the super fun new ML Crop feature.

In exchange for your hard-earned money, we promise you a powerful, beautiful, and exceptionally easy to use image editor designed exclusively for Mac. And we also give you our word that we’ll surprise and delight you with a regular helping of lovingly crafted updates from this day forward. Like the upcoming Pixelmator Pro 2.1!

The team also teases ML Crop, an upcoming feature in Pixelmator Pro 2.1. Check it out here.




Mozilla Announces Firefox Private Network (Beta) — A Desktop Extension to Secure & Protect Your Browsing

Mozilla has today announced Firefox Private Network, a desktop browser extension for the Firefox browser that automatically secures & encrypts all your data while browsing. Firefox Private Network is being made available in beta through Mozilla’s Test Pilot Program and is open to anyone in the US who has a Firefox account. [...]



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