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Serif relaunches COVID-19 support—90 days free trial and 50% off Affinity apps

An extended free trial of Affinity apps and a 50% discount on purchases are being offered to support creatives affected by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Anyone who wants to use Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher on Mac or PC can do so free for 90 days with no obligation. The accompanying discount also extends to Affinity Photo and Designer on iPad.

Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Serif, says: “For almost a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to severely impact people all over the world, not least in the creative community.

“Last year, to support that community, we made all our apps free for anyone to use for 90 days. We were humbled and overwhelmed by the response.

“When that offer ended it appeared things were getting better and we all hoped that by now, the situation would have continued to improve.

“Sadly it’s clear that the pandemic continues to have a serious impact. So from today, we are again offering a 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite, for anyone who wants to use it. Even if you used the trial last year, you can do it again.

“The thoughts of all of us at Serif remain with everyone affected by this crisis. We wish you well.”

To download the free 90-day trial, and for more details of the offer, go to https://affin.co/WeWantToHelp.

About Serif

Serif launched in 1987 and built up a reputation for quality and reliability based on an award-winning range of software for PC – low-cost alternatives to high-end publishing and graphics packages.

However, in addition to being locked into Windows, years of development meant the software was becoming bloated, hard to maintain and unable to exploit the capabilities of the latest hardware.

Instead, the focus of development switched to a next-generation suite of lean, super-fast apps for creative professionals using Mac, Windows and iPad. The change meant throwing away all the old code and starting from scratch and it took almost five years until Affinity Designer, the first Affinity app, was released in 2014.

Affinity Photo followed in 2015 and the launch of Affinity Publisher in 2019 means Serif now boasts a full creative suite of applications covering photo editing, graphic design and desktop publishing. Affinity apps have won some of the biggest awards in the industry, gained plaudits from reviewers, and been adopted by over two million customers worldwide.

Serif employs around 85 people at its HQ in Nottingham, UK.

Press contact

John Atkin
Head of PR
john@serif.com

Affinity apps are available for review on request.

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