Scrivener, Nisus Writer Pro, DEVONThink Pro and Others: 25% Off SummerFest

SummerFest Sale


Some really sweet writing tools are on sale at 25% off:

It’s a midsummer night’s dream: seven great artisanal tools for writers and thinkers, ready for your summer work, each at a terrific price. It’s SummerFest: our annual summer celebration of hand-crafted software.

It’s the time for new plans and fresh projects and great new ideas. Whether you’re mapping out your next novel, finishing your dissertation, planning a product, or writing memories for your grandkids, we think these great tools will help.

I have made some use of Bookends and DEVONThink Pro (stay tuned to the blog for more on those). They are both well-designed, time-saving apps.

Scrivener and Nisus Writer Pro are two of my favorite, most-used apps. I rave about Scrivener here and here, and compare the unexpected awesomeness of Nisus Writer Pro to the 2014 Kansas City Royals here.

All those apps and more can be had at discount. Here is the link you want. It’s not a bundle–you can just check out whichever app(s) you like… and can also avail yourself to free trial options. SUMMERFEST2015 is the code.

Happy writing!

Hours Time Tracking App: Usually $7, Now Free

Hours-Icon-512While OfficeTime is my go-to iOS app for tracking where I spend my working hours, I often use the Hours app to track my time doing chores, writing projects, and other related tasks. (I most often access it through its really handy Today widget, and just swiped down to start a timer to see how long this blog post takes!)

Normally $6.99, now the app is free, to celebrate the release of the Apple Watch and the accompanying Hours app. (P.S. What do you call apps on the Apple Watch? Applets? Seeds?)

It’s got a beautiful interface, decent exporting features, and is really easy to use without thinking about–which is as a time-tracking app should be.


Image from Tapity Press Kit
Image from Tapity Press Kit


Check it out here, or read more about the app here. Also, those of you who use and enjoy it now–it’s coming to Mac soon.

Readdle’s PDF Expert 5 is 50% Off

PDF Expert 5 by Readdle is on sale for $4.99 (50% off) right now. Here’s my video review from last fall of PDF Expert 5 on an iPhone (make sure you use the settings gear in the embedded video to watch in HD; you can also view full screen). The app is universal, which means you buy it once and then can use it on iPad and iPhone. Go here to find the discounted app.




The Best Bible Atlas Ever, Cheaper Than It’s Ever Been

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The best Bible atlas ever, Carta’s Sacred Bridge, is now cheaper than it’s ever been, thanks to a new distribution partnership between Carta Jerusalem and Hendrickson Publishers.

You can find it, for under $90, here at Hendrickson’s site. The accompanying younger sibling volume, Carta’s New Century Handbook and Atlas of the Bible, is $37.

HT: Brian Davidson.

Now in Accordance: N.T. Wright

NTW PFGAccordance Bible Software has recently released a bunch of N.T. Wright resources, including his newly published and massive Paul and the Faithfulness of God. There are two bundles Accordance offers (here and here), and both are on sale this week.

I’ll be posting an extended book note on Wright’s new two-volume work before too long. Consider it a 2015 New Year’s resolution.

In the meantime, I commend to you Accordance 11, which I suspect will be a nice way to access and utilize Wright’s work.