June 2022 Hardware and Software deals

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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Yeah, no question. I bought it last time it was on sale for this price, and it works perfectly fine. As long as people aren’t expecting the upgrade to the next version, it’s a fantastic deal. :slight_smile:

I updated my comment to be explicit in case someone doesn’t read the following comments


Hook Productivity sale, 40% discount with coupon code. Running until 3rd July