I use both Acorn 2 and Pixelmator. Now the latter is a truly beautiful piece of software. I don’t know if there’s a better looking piece of Mac software out there and I want to use it more than I do, but when I need to get something done, and fast, I fire up Acorn. It doesn’t look like much, but don’t you know? Minimalism is in.
So it was with interest that I saw the Chairman mention that Acorn 3 is out for $30 on the Mac App Store, at a temporarily reduced price of $30. I headed on over to the Flying Meat site and noticed that an upgrade from version 2 is actually only $20. Sadly, the Mac App Store doesn’t offer upgrades from existing versions. I wrote to Flying Meat and got a response from Gus Mueller in no time. It never ceases to impress me just how responsive the Apple Development community is. Look how large it’s become and yet it still retains that small community feel. One only has to look at the insane demand for the WWDC to see that. Apple has the good sense not to increase the size of the conference.
Back to Flying Meat’s response, Gus wrote:
It isn’t possible to buy the upgrade via the MAS, sorry. Apple doesn’t allow us to do variable pricing. We’ve reduced the price by $20 from the normal price however, to help folks out moving over.
I’d already said that $10 won’t kill me, but hey, $10 is $10. So the bottom line is that the upgrade is well worth $30 and the new features look great. I’ll be buying it, just as soon as payday arrives. I’m also very happy to support such an excellent developer with such a great attitude towards its customers.