Accordance 10 Now in Mac App Store
For those want to check out Accordance 10, the best shot is to download it from the Mac App Store for $49.99 which includes $49.99 of credit for an upgraded package. In other words, downloaders will get a nice discount on a larger package.
The previous version was available, but only a more expensive $200 version. This makes entry easier with a lower threshold. On their blog the listed som differences between the Mac App Store version and the regular version purchased directly from Accordance. (see it below quoted from their blog)
Mac App Store
- Requires Intel Macs running OSX 10.7.3 or later
- Updates are released through the Mac App Store
- Updates may be delayed due to Apple’s approval process
- Possibility of future iCloud support
- No special discounts are available for full-time students, ministers, or teachers
- Requires a separate download of the Accordance files for each “user” running Accordance on your computer
- May require you to redownload your current Accordance modules due to sandboxing. This is the case if they are currently in your local HD rather than your user folder.
- Only the Accordance 10 Starter Collection is available
Direct from Accordance
- Requires Intel Macs running OSX 10.6 or later
- Updates are released as in-app downloads
- Updates are released as soon as they are ready
- iCloud support not available, but other sync options like Dropbox are being considered
- Special discounts are available for full-time students, ministers, and teachers
- You have the option to move the Accordance files to a location that is accessible to all users on your computer
- All Accordance 10 Collections are available
The key difference is that you get iCloud from the app store which will possibly sync between machines in a future release. Also they don’t offer discounts for full-time students, ministers or teachers.
The direct version might offer syncing via a Dropbox. The rest works like usual.
They also said the following:
Once you register your Mac App Store purchase, you can receive a $49.99 credit towards the purchase of a larger Collection on our website. If you do not automatically see the credit in your cart, be sure to send the order to manual processing with a note requesting the credit and our sales team will adjust the price before charging your card. We appreciate your patience as we process the order