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.



Pixelmator Pro 1.1 “Monsoon” is Now Available

Pixelmator Pro is the incredibly powerful and beautiful image editor designed by the Pixelmator Team exclusively for the Mac. Available as the better and more feature-rich version of Pixelmator and targeted towards Pro users, Pixelmator Pro was released in November last year and has established itself as one of the best image editors out there. Today’s update, codenamed “Monsoon”, is a major update that introduces new features and improvements across the board.

Some of the most notable features included in this release are a new ‘Export for Web’ feature, three new machine learning-powered Auto Color adjustments, Touch Bar support on newer MacBook Pros, advanced compression options when exporting images, a new Slice tool, SVG support for opening, editing, and exporting resolution-independent vector images, and the ability to export images in the High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format.

Pixelmator Pro is available for $60 on the Mac App Store.



Ulysses 13 for iOS and macOS is Now Available

Ulysses, one of the most popular writing apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac has just been updated to Version 13.

[This] update adds one of our most requested features, enhances one of our most popular features, and colors one of our seemingly minor but most powerful features.

Ulysses 13 is a major update with some fantastic new features. While most people will appreciate the new code blocks implementation and live syntax highlighting, the real fantastic feature for me is the Daily Goal functionality.

I’ve been using it over the last week and things have mostly been awesome. I love being able to set goals per group inside the app and play around with themes and fonts from within. Unfortunately, I ran into multiple issues with Dropbox and am waiting for a response from the team before doing a full feature on the app as I had initially planned.

You can try Ulysses for free on iOS and macOS with the new free trial. In fact, if you used up your free trial earlier, they have reset all trials, so everyone can take the app for a spin for free once again. Ulysses 13 is a Free Update and you can download it on the App Store for iOS and macOS.


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