Apparently, the actual moment this offer expires isn’t given online, MacWorld is estimating that “6 Days” means November 10th or 11th. Here is what they say:
macworld.com/article/143682/ … heist.html
You can check the offer out at:
Click on the green Get It For Free oval in the upper right.
I’ve participated before and this is completely legit. The only caution I used to offer was to make sure that for what you’re paying, you are getting enough value in applications you actually want. It’s easy, with huge price cuts, to buy software you will find you’ll never need. Of course, in an offer where all the software is free, that doesn’t apply.
The only catch, I suspect, it that some application developers are hoping that this free offer will make you interested in their next paid upgrade. MarinerWrite, for instance, is at version 3.9, so 4.0 is probably not far off. But that’s hardly terrible. You’ll upgrade at the upgrade price and then only if you find you like the product.
Writers will be particularly interested in these products:
I’d strongly recommend getting WriteRoom via the bundle. As I discuss here:
WriteRoom for the iPhone/touch works very well with Scrivener, linking the two through a website and letting you import notes (as separate documents) from an iPod/touch directly into Scrivener. I suspect the next version of WriteRoom for the Mac will add similar online linking, allowing you to edit a rough draft (back and forth) on a Mac and an iPhone/touch before moving it into Scrivener for organization and editing. It’s not Scrivener on a iPhone/touch, but given the limited UI and screen of the little thing, Scrivener on it will probably never make sense.
And if you have a tight budget or are tired of the Microsoft bloat, check out MarinerWrite as a substitute for Word.
–Mike Perry, Seattle