Serif, in an effort to show support to the creative community during the COVID-19 pandemic, is once again offering a 90-day trial on Windows and Mac versions of all their Affinity creative apps. Along with the 90-day trail, Serif is again offering a 50% discount on all those apps, along with their iPad versions. Serif ran this sale back at the start of the pandemic, and have brought it back around again. You can now grab Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, and Affinity Publisher for $25 apiece, or $10 for iPad versions of Designer and Photo. Along with these discounts comes 50% off brush packs and other resources from Frankentoon Studio, DAUB Brushes, and more.
For those unfamiliar, the Affinity suite offers much of the functionality that you get from the Adobe creative apps Illustrator (Designer), Photoshop (Photo), and InDesign (Publisher), but without the need of a monthly subscription. With these apps from Serif, you can buy them once, and know you’ll always have access to them. So to say you can get a full suite of apps that can do the majority of what you can do in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign for a one-time payment of $75 is a pretty sweet deal. For those of us that are freelancers, or like to have access to powerful tools, but don’t always have the budget to warrant the monthly fee from Adobe, the Affinity creative apps are an exceptional substitute. (I should know, I’ve been using them solely for about 18 months now)
Bonus for those of you that are Mac users; Seri’s apps are now optimized for M1 Macs, putting them ahead of Adobe on that front.
From Serif’s website
Supporting the creative community
For almost a year now, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to severely impact people all over the world, not least in the creative community. Last year, to support that community, we made all our apps free for anyone to use for 90 days. We were humbled and overwhelmed by the response.
When that offer ended, it appeared things were getting better and we all hoped that by now the situation would have continued to improve. Sadly, it’s clear that the pandemic continues to have a serious impact and so once again we are offering a 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite for anyone who wants to use them. Even if you used the trial last year, you can do it again. There’s also a 50% discount if you would prefer to buy and keep the apps, including our iPad versions, as well as a half price offer on all content in the Affinity Store.
The thoughts of all of us at Serif remain with everyone affected by this crisis. We wish you well.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a serious impact on the creative community. So again, anyone who wants to use our apps can download a free 90-day trial. There’s also a 50% discount if you’d prefer to buy and keep the apps. https://t.co/RGEtJYgXgz pic.twitter.com/oNHegQ3SEd
— Affinity (@affinitybyserif) January 19, 2021