• Sam McQueenSam McQueen, almost 7 years ago

    If Bohemian Coding bought Affinity, or the other way round, that would make a killer competitive suite to the Adobe apps.

    • Sketch - Web & UI
    • Designer - Illustration & Print
    • Photo - Photo editing & composition
    15 points
    • Erik ShawErik Shaw, almost 7 years ago

      Why would they need to acquire Bohemian Coding to make a web/ui tool? Affinity already has plans to release Publisher, which will act as an InDesign competitor and according to the roadmap for Designer — symbols/pages/artboards/etc will be integrated into future releases. If they wanted to make a tool for web/ui design, then I'm guessing they would do it themselves. Not to mention, their software development is lightyears ahead of BC. Fewer bugs, More+Better features, Adobe compatibility, better customer support…the list goes on. It seems that BC has spent a good chunk of the last year trying to squash Sketch bugs that shouldn't have existed in the first place. Just my thought…

      11 points
      • Mirko HumbertMirko Humbert, almost 7 years ago

        Having a decent InDesign competitor would be really nice.

        1 point
      • Christian Krammer, almost 7 years ago

        It seems that BC has spent a good chunk of the last year trying to squash Sketch bugs that shouldn't have existed in the first place. Just my thought…

        So true, I'm, also quite unsatisfied how Bohemian is handling things at the moment. Still so many unresolved bugs that make Sketch unusable sometimes. I've reported so many bugs recently and hope that there will be an update soon.

        1 point
  • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, almost 7 years ago

    Looks pretty rad, that mask of the hair was pretty killer...

    10 points
  • Todd MoreyTodd Morey, almost 7 years ago

    I am amazed at how prolific these guys are. Building image editing software has to be amazingly complex, and Affinity Designer has iterated very quickly. If Affinity Photo starts as strongly and iterates as quickly, the two together will make for an impressive software set.

    7 points
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, almost 7 years ago

    Mark my words – Adobe is going to try and buy these guys. This is real competition.

    5 points
  • Mariusz CieslaMariusz Ciesla, almost 7 years ago

    I'm more excited than I'm willing to admit.

    5 points
  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, almost 7 years ago

    If it's half as good as Designer, it'll be awesome. Looks like Pixelmator finally has real competition (no disrespect; I love Pixelmator), which is good for all of us.

    3 points
  • Arthur BArthur B, almost 7 years ago

    Click the following link to download the public beta without registering.


    3 points
  • Axel ClarkeAxel Clarke, almost 7 years ago

    I'd really like to see a Lightroom replacement on their roadmap.

    2 points
  • Paul LPaul L, almost 7 years ago

    Awesome! Looks really promising. 1 more reason to dump my CC subscription.

    1 point
  • Daryl GinnDaryl Ginn, almost 7 years ago

    This looks great. Shame it won't open my .ARW files, though.

    1 point
  • Wojciech Zalot, almost 7 years ago

    Definitely worth to give a shot and check if it works as good as shown in the video or it's gonna be the same as it was with Content Aware tool in Photoshop ;-)

    1 point
  • Gabriel BrodersenGabriel Brodersen, almost 7 years ago

    Exciting stuff!

    1 point
  • Brett MascavageBrett Mascavage, almost 7 years ago

    Although Sketch seems like the darling app for designers, I much prefer Affinity Designer. I've been using it almost exclusively for the last few months now, and find it be a superior product to sketch. It feels fast, the tools are great, the UI seems more grown up, it's been useful for both print and web.

    This may be because it works better with my workflow, and I'm more familiar with withe shortcuts, while in sketch I'm constantly help up by little things. They are very active in their forum if you need help or can't find something, and also iterate quickly on user feedback.

    I didn't know they had a free trial after the beta expired, but I found one yesterday after checking out the photo app: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/designer/trial/

    0 points
  • David DarnesDavid Darnes, almost 7 years ago

    Yay for variety! This is the kinda stuff that gives Adobe the wake up call they need.

    0 points
  • Derryl CarterDerryl Carter, almost 7 years ago

    If the app is only half as cool as that promo video... then I'm still excited!

    0 points
  • Ruby ChenRuby Chen, almost 7 years ago

    sign up for beta right away

    0 points