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SummerFest 2019

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SummerFest 2019

summer festival of artisanal software

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SUMMERFEST2019

Summer its here: the time for fresh air, fresh ideas, and new projects. It’s time to take a deep breath and roll up your sleeves. Whether you’re mapping out your next novel, finishing your dissertation, planning a product, or writing memories for your grandkids, these great tools will help.

As is our custom in this season, we’re hosting a gathering of software artisans who are working to transform research and writing for a new era. We’ve all finished our latest updates, we’re working together to save you lots of money.

Get the tools you need at a terrific price, for a very limited time.

artisanal

Your inspiration doesn’t come from a factory. Neither does artisanal software.

For a limited time, we’re offering you a great price on great software, right at the workshop door. No ridiculous bundles, no silly gimmicks. Great software, great support, great (but sustainable) prices.

better together

Artisanal software doesn’t come from fly-by-night marketers. We work hard to make sure our tools work together, because that makes everything better. Here’s how…

fine tools

These are terrific tools for thinking, writing, organizing, and delivering your ideas. Sure, you can manage with less – but why would you want to? Each of these tools is carefully crafted and maintained by a small, dedicated team with vision and determination. Each is constantly honed and improved – since Tinderbox 1.0, we’ve had ninety three full releases for Tinderbox alone.

Tinderbox Special

Tinderbox SummerFest 2019
$249 $191

Storyspace Special

Storyspace SummerFest 2019
$149 $102

Household License

Tinderbox Household
$285 $232

take it easy

We don’t make you jump through hoops. No need to dig up your serial numbers or clip boxtops. These are all full versions with complete support and upgrade privileges. No contests or hullabaloo, no discounts too good to be true.

Just great prices for great software, right at the vineyard gate.

  • Tinderbox and Storyspace: order right here.
  • Everything else: use the coupon code SUMMERFEST2019

what the craftspeople use

Rich Siegel from Bare Bones Software reminds us that:

No matter what craft you're pursuing, there is no investment more useful, productive, or gratifying than a set of finely crafted tools and trustworthy reference materials.

Tinderbox designer Mark Bernstein finds his colleagues a constant source of inspiration:

You don’t discover inspired design in focus groups. Artisanal software is filled with ideas, ambition, and a passion to make things right. Using all these tools together lets our team build better software while engaging the rest of the research community.

Keith Blount from Literature and Latte writes:

The applications on offer for SummerFest comprise some of my favourite writing software. There’s something here for every step of the writing process, from gathering research and working out connections between ideas, to putting it all together into a manuscript and polishing the text for wherever it needs to go.

Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann from DEVONtechnologies likes to create, and his customers do, too:

We just love the idea of artisanal software. Applications created by real people who care about their customers and want to give them great tools. Tools that enable them to write, design, and create without running into the limits of the software they use. Tools that are designed to work together. From DEVONthink and DEVONagent to Tinderbox and Bookends, the products in this SummerFest are what our customers use to research, search and find, collect, and connect. Scrivener or Nisus Writer Pro then take over when the writing begins, each of them with its very own focus. That's what artisanal software is for us: software with character that's not necessarily for everyone, made for those who expect more."

TaskPaper inventor Jesse Grosjean says,

What a great list to be part of. I love Scapple as a simple as possible thinking space. I wrote my first app integration for TextExpander on iOS years ago. Tinderbox is an original that I look to for new ideas in my own software.

Tinderbox helps you keep track of the real complexity and messiness of the world. – Ted Nelson, inventor of hypertext and author of Computer Lib and Possiplex.

That feeling you get when you put on your favorite, well-worn t-shirt and jeans? I just got that feeling when I started up the program. I live in Nisus Writer Pro." – Lou Lesko, award winning writer and photographer.

The mark of great software — each one keeps producing little surprises....the sort of surprise which makes you think (a) “I didn’t know it could do that”; (b) “Why would I want to do that, anyway?”; and (c) “I don’t know how I managed without it. – Michael Bywater, author of The Chronicles of Bargepole, Big Babies and Lost Worlds

"SummerFest: software for creators, made by creators. The applications on offer for SummerFest strike the magic balance of being essential yet almost invisible. Tools that assist without getting in the way. These eager helpers keep you abreast of your notes, your tasks, keep information at your fingertips, help you type faster, or take care of nitty gritty details while you do what you do best: create." —Pierre Bernard, Houdah Software

Tinderbox

Tinderbox stores and organizes your notes, plans, and ideas. A professional tool that helps you analyze and understand your information as it grows and changes, Tinderbox is a powerful but personal content assistant that helps you share your notes through the cloud and on the Web.

  • New: Take notes on your iPhone or iPad, route them directly to the pertinent Tinderbox project!
  • Maps help you discover emergent structure and unexpected relationships
  • Agents and rules let your work keep itself organized
  • Treemaps, word clouds, and dashboards visualize your data

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Nisus Writer Pro

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Nisus Writer Pro is a powerful word processor with an impressive set of features to help you create beautiful documents.

Nisus Writer Pro offers an intuitive interface, superior multilingual text support, unmatched compatibility, and an abundance of tools that allow you to create, edit, and polish your prose. Taking notes in class, creating your thesis, or writing your book, Nisus Writer Pro can handle it all.

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TaskPaper

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TaskPaper is a plain text to-do list that's surprisingly adept. TaskPaper 3 is all new, while still retaining the same plain text design that's been getting things done since 2006.

  • Plain text – Keyboard friendly. Type your lists into TaskPaper and each line is formatted into a project, task, or note.
  • Outliner power – Fold, focus, and filter to cut big lists down to size. Use saved searches to quickly filter the items in your lists.
  • No locks – TaskPaper files are future proof. Edit them in any text editor or use one of the many TaskPaper compatible apps created by other developers.
  • No limits – TaskPaper doesn’t force a particular system on you; it provides basic list elements to use as you see fit. Go beyond with scripts and themes.

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Aeon Timeline 2

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Aeon Timeline 2 is the next generation of Visual Timeline Software. 

Aeon Timeline 2 lets you visualise time-related data for all your projects - whether you are avoiding plot-holes and fleshing out backstories in a novel, managing the delivery schedule for a project, or mapping out documentation and witness statements in a legal case, Aeon Timeline helps you filter and analyse your data to see both the forest and the trees.

Version 2.3 now syncs timelines with our newly released iOS app, so you can carry your timelines with you when you leave your desk.

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Panorama X

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Panorama X combines the best elements of database and spreadsheet technology into a single package, making it an unparalleled tool for working with and analyzing any kind of information. Like a spreadsheet, Panorama X is RAM based for speed and flexibility, but with all of the data processing power of a full-blown database application and more. Panorama provides incredible performance when sorting, searching, performing analysis, and even when doing complete data restructuring. Even if a database already contains tens of thousand of records, Panorama X can quickly conquer tasks like shifting misaligned data, splitting or merging fields, correcting mis-formatted or improperly capitalized data, search and replace, phonetic searches or even searching with a formula or regular expression. It's like a Swiss Army knife for your data!

Key features:

  • 64-Bit RAM-Based Relational Database Engine
  • Flexible Searching and Sorting
  • Interactive Data Analysis & Summaries
  • Universal Multi-Level Undo
  • Graphical Layout, Custom Reports & Labels
  • Fully Programmable and Recordable
  • Regular Expressions
  • Flexible Import & Export

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TextExpander

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TextExpander lets you instantly insert snippets of text from a repository of emails, boilerplate and other content, as you type – using a quick search or abbreviation.

Think beyond “simple text.” Personalize messages you frequently send with custom fields and powerful automation. The perfect message every time. TextExpander kicks your productivity up a notch.

A 30-day free trial lets you try out all the apps which come with an account, TextExpander for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Windows.

  • Insert standard greetings, text, and signatures, including formatted text and pictures
  • Type custom abbreviations that expand to longer “snippets” of text and images
  • Correct typos automatically (Add them to your snippet library and/or use one of the included AutoCorrect snippet groups for English, French or German)
  • Suggests snippets from phrases you habitually type
  • Use fill-in-the-blank snippets to create custom forms with multiple field types and sections

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Bookends

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Reference management entails the collection, annotation, curation, and citation of published information. This is exactly what Bookends does, and it does it like no other software.

Bookends performs Internet searches to retrieve references and associated pdfs or web pages, and can immediately find and import references for which you already have the pdf. Versatile groups (static, smart, hierarchical, and virtual), Term Lists (keywords, authors, etc.), reference cross-linking, notecards, PDF file tags, PDF annotations that can be viewed/edited in notecards, on-the-fly creation of reference data tag clouds, and instantaneous live searches help organize and find information in your personal collection. Learn more…

Storyspace

Storyspace 3 brings fresh and new technology to reimagine the writing environment that launched the golden age of hypertext narrative. Years before the Web, adventurous writers crafted intricate, interactive stories of tremendous literary scope. Now, Storyspace 3 brings modern Macintosh typography and the flexibility of Tinderbox – with which Storyspace works intimately – to provide new perspectives on writing with links.

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PDFpen

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Edit PDFs easily with PDFpen!

PDFpen is a heavy-duty document editing app for macOS.

Add text, images, signatures, highlights, and comments. Make changes, fix typos, fill out forms, and redact sensitive information. Use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to turn a scan into editable text. Export from PDF to Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PDF/A. Stash your documents in iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Evernote or any other cloud service.

New Features:

  • Validate digital signatures for authenticity and trust of digitally signed documents
  • Digitally sign documents using AATL or self-signed certificates
  • Create a digital certificate for self-signing
  • Preview and extract file attachments and annotations
  • Record and playback audio annotations
  • Measure distances with the measurement tool, including scale within architectural documents
  • Export PDF to Microsoft® Word (.docx) offline

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HoudahSpot

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HoudahSpot is a file search tool that helps you organize files and finds these if you did not. Use HoudahSpot to comb through notes and reference materials or to hunt down that elusive missing file.

With HoudahSpot you are always quick to get to the right document, email message, photo, or video file in the "haystack" of information collected on your Mac.

  • Search by name, text, file type, author, pixel count, etc.
  • Combine search criteria. Narrow in on relevant results
  • Sort by date, file size, image dimensions, etc.
  • Preview files and text matches

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HoudahGeo

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HoudahGeo adds location information to your photos. Cataloging tools like Apple Photos or Adobe Lightroom can thenorganize and find photos by location. Want to see all the pictures of Eiffel Tower you ever took? Can't remember when you visited Paris? No problem.

Your photos are part of a story. Location information helps you tell the rest of that story. Show where you have been, how you got there and tell what is not in the picture.

HoudahGeo is used by travelers, photographers, as well as many other professionals to remember, to document and to show where photos were taken.

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ImageFramer Pro

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ImageFramer Pro is the framing solution for macOS. Quickly and beautifully frame photographs, digital art, Etsy shop listings, family snapshots—any image you can get onto your Mac. Choose from thousands of photorealistic or artistic frames and mats, layered in endless combinations. Add text and image overlays, including watermarks to digitally sign your original artwork. Who uses ImageFramer? Professional artists, photographers, bloggers, scrapbookers, craft enthusiasts, and anyone who just wants better looking family photos. Showcase your art with lifelike frames for a professional look, find the perfect frame by comparing multiple designs, or just have fun with your image library. From greeting cards and calendars to websites, proposals, and professional framing, ImageFramer Pro is a delightful addition to your creative toolbox.

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Trickster

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Trickster keeps track of recent files and applications you’ve been using on your Mac and gives you easy and lightning fast access to them.

Stop searching. Start finding.

  • Send email attachments faster
  • Drag downloaded files directly into apps without opening Finder
  • Don’t worry about where applications save their files, they’re all in the same place now
  • Works with cloud services that integrate with the file system such as Dropbox, or iCloud

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BBEdit 12

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BBEdit is the leading professional-strength text and code editor for the Mac. Crafted to serve the needs of web authors, software developers, writers and everyone who handles text, this award-winning product provides a vast number of helpful feature for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit enjoys legendary status for reliable, high-performance text transformation.

BBEdit 12 adds numerous capabilities to the already best-of-class text editor, including 64-bit and Dark Mode support, new Canonize and column editing commands, text extraction, TouchBar support, substantial performance enhancements, and much more. In all, BBEdit 12 contains over one hundred additions, changes, and refinements.

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SpamSieve

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Save time by adding powerful spam filtering to the e-mail client on your Mac. SpamSieve gives you back your inbox, using Bayesian spam filtering to provide amazing accuracy that’s constantly improving. SpamSieve learns and adapts to your mail, so it’s able to block nearly all the junk—without putting good messages in the spam mailbox. It’s quick and easy to control SpamSieve from within Apple Mail, Airmail, Entourage, MailMate, Mailsmith, Outlook, Postbox 5, PowerMail, and more.

SpamSieve running on your Mac can keep the spam off your iPhone/iPad, and you can even train SpamSieve from your iOS device. SpamSieve protects your privacy. It does not need access to your mail account login and does not transmit your mail data anywhere. All the processing is done on your Mac.

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