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Link: Affinity 2.0

I’ve been using Affinity software for a couple of years and they offer a genuinely competitive alternative to Adobe. This week, they’ve announced the 2.0 versions of their apps.

Unlike Adobe, Affinity’s software is purchased as a one-time fee, with free updates until the next major release. Affinity 1.0 has been around since at least 2015 as far as I can tell – one reasonably-priced paid upgrade every seven years seems like a pretty good deal to me.

The best endorsement I can give is that I have the Creative Cloud Suite, but default to using the Affinity equivalents (Photo = Photoshop, Design = Illustrator, Publisher = InDesign). They load faster and are generally much more stable.

This launch comes with an offer for 40% off and the introduction of a Universal Licence – £90 for all their apps on all platforms (including the limited time offer). This is a steal but don’t fret if you can’t take advantage of this now – Affinity run semi-regular sales with decent discounts.