Serif brings back 50-percent discounts on Affinity creative apps

You can try them for free for three months.


Serif ran a sale on its apps to help creatives at the start of the pandemic, and it’s bringing back those deals at a particularly difficult moment. The company is once again offering 50 percent discounts on Affinity Designer, Photo and Publisher whether you buy them for a computer ($35 each) or iPad ($14 each). If you’re unsure, you can try any of the apps for free in a 90-day trial — even if you used a trial last year.

You might want to act soon. The studio had discounted its apps by ‘just’ 30 percent for Black Friday, so there’s no guarantee you’ll get this large of a bargain in the future. Hopefully, the world will have improved to the point where sales like this aren’t as important.

As before, there’s a simple allure: the Affinity suite offers much of the functionality of equivalent Adobe creative apps (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) without the need for a costly ongoing subscription. You can buy an app once knowing you’ll always have access to it for your next project. And it’s still true that Serif’s apps are optimized for M1 Macs where Adobe is still fleshing out support. It’s worth considering if you have your choice of software and want to save money.

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