Serif’s Affinity Publisher Available Now in Free Public Beta

Serif has just announced that Affinity Publisher, the company’s new Desktop Publishing app, is now available in a Free public beta. The company had revealed that it was working on a third app, after Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, via a tweet back in July.

You can download the free beta of Affinity Publisher for both Mac and Windows systems, with the fairly straightforward system requirements available here. The company does note that this is a beta, so you should not use it for any important production work at this time.

It’s great to see Serif working on these incredible alternatives for Adobe’s apps like Illustrator, Photoshop, and now InDesign. I’ve downloaded the beta on my Mac and will be sharing my thoughts here very soon.


Reeder 3 for iOS and Mac Goes Free Leading Up to Version 4’s Release Later This Year

Reeder 3 — the popular RSS Reader app available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices has gone Free on the App Store. In a tweet, Silvio Rizzi, the @reederapp developer has announced that the app will be free “until version 4 is released later this year”.

Reeder is free until version 4 is released later this year as a paid upgrade. No subscription.

It’s also interesting to note that Reeder 4 will be a paid upgrade for everyone, and will be available as a one-time purchase as opposed to the current trend of having recurring subscriptions.

Reeder 3 for Mac is available on the Mac App Store here and Reeder 3 for iPhone and iPad is available as a Universal app here.


Instapaper Resumes Service in EU and Relaunches Premium Subscription

Instapaper, the insanely popular and feature-rich “read later” service has today announced that it is relaunching its ‘Premium’ offering. The service was created by Marco Arment around 10 years ago and he sold it to Betaworks before it was later acquired by Pinterest in 2016. However, as GDPR came into effect a few months ago, the service went completely dark for users in the European Union and there was no clear communication from the company when it would be back.

Surprisingly enough, Instapaper announced last month that it was going independent and would now be “owned and operated by the same people who’ve been working on Instapaper since it was sold to Betaworks by Marco Arment in 2013”.

Today, Instapaper is relaunching its ‘Premium‘ offering at $2.99/month or $29.99/year and is also resuming service to users in the European Union.

Over the past two months we have taken a number of actions to address the General Data Protection Regulation, and we are happy to announce our return to the European Union.

We are very sorry for the extended downtime and, as a token of our apology, we are giving six months of Instapaper Premium to all EU users affected by the outage.

Unfortunately for Instapaper, users who were left out in the dark don’t seem to be pleased in the comments.


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