updated 07:55 pm EDT, Thu August 27, 2009
NeatReceipts sale, OS X
In Brief: Neat is running a promotion that drops the price of the portable NeatReceipts scanner down to $99. Softpress is currently offering a free copy of Snow Leopard for any customers purchasing the company's Freeway software, while MyService includes a free copy of the Mac upgrade with any MacBook hard drive upgrade. Meanwhile, Joe Kissel has released two new e-books that provide help for users upgrading to Snow Leopard and using the new operating system.
Neat is currently running a promotion on its portable NeatReceipts scanner which was recently reviewed by MacNN. The device ships with optical character recognition (OCR) software that automatically organizes receipts and provides additional tools for scanning documents or images. The promotion runs until September 13th and offers the Mac or Windows version for $99, down from the normal price of $199.
Softpress is currently offering a free copy of Mac OS X Snow Leopard for customers purchasing Freeway software. The program provides tools for creating standards-compliant websites, with features such as advanced graphics handling, graphic text on-the-fly, dynamic content and database integration. The Snow Leopard promo is available until the end of September. Freeway Pro and Freeway Express carry prices of $249 and $79, respectively.
MyService has announced a similar promotion that will include a free copy of Snow Leopard with any hard drive upgrade for a MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Customers must order the hard drive upgrade and enter the promo code "SNOW." The free software is available for purchases made until the end of August, and the company will make sure Snow Leopard is installed on the new hard drive.
Two new e-books, "Take Control of Upgrading to Snow Leopard" and "Take Control of Exploring & Customizing Snow Leopard," both provide helpful hints and instructions for users transitioning to the latest Mac operating system. Topics include hardware evaluation, creating bootable duplications, running the installer, navigating the OS, or working with other Mac features. The upgrading version is available for $10 in PDF format or $20 as a print book, while the customization title is available to download for $15 or printed for $28.