June 2022 Hardware and Software deals

Agenda Premium for 9.99 at stacksocial


Pixelmator Pro is on sale at 50% off.


$10 Target GiftCard with $100 Apple gift card purchase when purchased online
Expires Jun 18 (today)

Amazon Kindle Edition
A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload
by Cal Newport

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There is at least one distinct difference. The MacOS built-in feature displays the remote machine’s screen at fullscreen only. However, Reflector will display the remote machine in a resizable window with an optional frame which mimics the look for the device. Therefore, you can have an iPad screen within what looks like an iPad frame. This could be preferred when sharing the iPad on a video call from your Mac, for example.

Flying Meat is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has Acorn and Retrobatch on sale for $20 each.


Hadn’t heard of retrobatch. How do you use this in your workflow?

I don’t! But I did download it since it was on sale and I use Acorn and the devs are practically my neighbors. I am going to play with it some day. There’s actually quite a bit I do w/screengrabs in my publications and I bet I could create a workflow that makes them look nice and uniform without much effort.

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Retrobatch is excellent - I regularly use it for resizing images (workflow embedded before Shortcuts came about which would do it). I also use it for removing GPS location data and creating files with specific names, as well as thumbnails at the same time. Combining images, date stamping and converting.

Again, I believe that Shortcuts can do some of this now, but Retrobatch did it prior to Shortcuts coming to the Mac.

This year’s Summerfest is now on with discounts available for DEVONthink, Scrivener, Bookends, Aeon Timeline, Mellel, Hook, and more:


Parallels Desktop is currently on 25% off for the next 9 days.

Just flagging that if your purchase a new standalone (non-subscription) license of this, and they release a new version to deal with Apple’s new OS, based on my experience they will not give you the upgrade to the new version - even if it’s only a month or two later.

VMWare is free for personal use, FWIW…

As is VirtualBox. I’ve moved my VMs from Parallels to VirtualBox in the likelihood in the future I’ll need a Windows box to run my VMs.

Unfortunately VirtualBox doesn’t work on M1 chips. I used it when I was still on Intel, though, and it was great.

You can’t virtualize Intel VMs on an M1. I’ve moved the VMs from Parallels to VirtualBox expecting to at some time in the future purchasing a Windows computer to run the VMs.

If I could run the VMs on an M1 I’d run what ever it takes. Note that these are programs that require Windows 2000 or (in one case) Windows 7 so virtualization is a must.

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$39.99 for Microsoft Office Home & Business for Mac 2021: Lifetime License

EDIT: this is a lifetime license for only this version (2021). It’s still a great deal since I have been using MS Office from 5 years ago and work great! I bought it for like $20 at that time

Careful! It’s probably lifetime for that version of MS Office, which is not what most of us assume when we see the word lifetime.

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That’s exactly what it is. There was a similar offer back a ways. Still nit a bad deal, but people should be aware. :slight_smile:

It lists for $249 so I’d say $40 is a nice deal.

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