When I first read about Affinity’s 90-day free product trial and 50 percent off product discounts during the COVID-19 pandemic, I was impressed with their support of designers, students, artists, and business people.
With students moving off-campus, businesses laying off people, or with people working from home, many creatives wondered how they were going to continue their studies or work projects without access to the applications they use.
Affinity offers product alternatives with similar features and functionality to Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign products at significant savings.
I’ve heard from many colleagues who were happy to transition from Adobe’s licensing policies to purchase Affinity products.
They’ve made the transition and aren’t looking back.
So when I read that Affinity is extending their product trial and product discounts to June 20, 2020, I wanted to make sure my blog readers were aware of this excellent opportunity to try out their products.
Affinity products are produced by Serif, a company that began developing Windows products for business and design in 1987.
After years of creating and maintaining legacy products, Serif began development of a new product from scratch, releasing Affinity Design a vector design application in 2014.
They continued to extend their product offerings with Affinity Photo (photo editing) and Affinity Publisher (desktop publishing), creating a suite of products for graphic design, photo editing, and desktop publishing.
What I like about Affinity products:
- Well-designed, well-supported
- Available for Windows, Mac, and iPad
- New features and functionality added frequently
- Affordable pricing: With the 50 percent discounts, pricing is $24.99 (U.S. dollars) for Affinity Designer, Photo, or Publisher product on Mac or Windows; $9.99 (U.S. dollars) for the iPad product versions
Affinity Product Trial and Discount Info
To sign up for the 90-day trial, complete their online form with your name, email address, country, and agree to their terms and conditions.
Visit their products page to purchase your copy of Affinity Design, Affinity Photo, or Affinity Publisher.
Keep an eye out for the Affinity messages in your inbox, and get started using their products.
Note: the free trial and 50 percent discounts end June 20, 2020.
Which Affinity product are you going to try out? Share your course in the comments.
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