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It’s kinda crazy to think, but our little internet startup, Envato, has been on the air now for five years. We started back in 2006 as four very enthusiastic and totally green entrepreneurs with a shoestring budget and a love of the web. Fast forward five years and while we’re hopefully a little less green, we’re still incredibly passionate about Education, Marketplaces and the web! It’s been an amazing time and we’d like to share a look inside our Melbourne HQ offices, some stats about Envato and a big thank you to the community.
It’s Envato’s 5th birthday and we’re ready to celebrate! With another year comes another Bundle, and this year’s Bundle is bigger and better than ever with over $500 ($507 in fact) worth of awesome files all for only $20!
With the recent public launch of Envato’s stock photography marketplace PhotoDune, we’ve been able to include even more great files. Our team have handpicked picked some super cool stuff from around the marketplaces and have worked tirelessly to cram them into our 5th Birthday Bundle. See the full list of files on the Birthday Bundle page!
Read on for a quick look through what’s inside this year…
It’s been almost five years since we launched Envato, the company behind this site and many others, and in that time we’ve built eight digital marketplaces for everything from WordPress Themes to Background Music. With our fifth birthday coming up this weekend, we’re excited to announce the beta launch of our ninth marketplace: PhotoDune for royalty free stock photos. (more…)
Do you love iPad apps? Are you always on the look-out for the latest and greatest iOS software to work faster, be more productive, and enjoy your free time? You sound like the type of iPad expert that we’d love to have on our team!
We’re always on the look out for fantastic new writers across the AppStorm network, but we’re particularly wanting to find a few new contributors to iPad.AppStorm over the next few days. All our writing positions are paid, and we’ll work with you to choose apps to review and suggest article ideas.
If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you. Register your interest here, and we’ll be in touch!
Once It’s Gone, It’s Gone…
We’ve seen a fantastic response to the Freelance Mac App Bundle over the past week, and thousands of our readers have taken advantage of the awesome deal we put together. If you haven’t picked up your copy already, there isn’t long left! In 24 hours time, the doors will close and we’ll stop accepting any more orders.
Just as a quick reminder, for the next 24 hours, you can get your hands on all the following for the rock-bottom price of $49:
We’re featuring eight awesome applications that can make your life easier, and more enjoyable, as a freelancer. These are:
- Billings – Powerful time billing and invoicing for anyone (Usually $39.99)
- TextExpander – Save time and keystrokes with frequently used “snippet” abbreviations (Usually $34.95)
- WriteRoom – The best distraction-free writing environment (Usually $24.99)
- Radium – The easiest way to listen to internet radio on Mac (Usually $24.99)
- Arq – Online backup built especially for the Mac (Usually $29)
- LittleSnapper – Build up your own versatile design scrapbook (Usually $29)
- 1Password – Have you ever forgotten a password? Never again (Usually $39.99)
- Alarms – Prioritise and track your daily tasks (Usually $16.80)
In addition to the above apps, we’re also throwing in a few fantastic Envato marketplace items:
- Highlight WordPress Theme (Usually $35)
- Ultimate Client Manager (Usually $20)
- Translucent Business Card Template (Usually $6)
- Rockstar Freelancer eBook (Usually $29)
And a Free eBook!
Even if the bundle isn’t for you, anyone can grab a free copy of Smashing Magazine’s Successful Freelancing eBook, worth $9.95, just for sending out a tweet about the bundle! Head over to the bundle page to find out more, and grab your free eBook.
Don’t Miss Out! Grab the Bundle Today
This awesome offer will only be available for 24 hours, and we’d hate for you to miss out. After the timer hits zero, you’ll never see another offer of this magnitude again – don’t be kicking yourself when you realise the bundle is no longer available tomorrow!
A huge thanks to everyone that took part in this competition and helped us spread the word about the new site. We really appreciate your support, and are thrilled to have you all as new readers.
I’m excited to let you know that we’ve announced our randomly selected winner. The iPad 2 will be going to Matthew Widdick, one of our Facebook entrants. Congratulations, Matthew – I hope you enjoy your new gadget!
Be sure to subscribe for plenty of future competitions, giveaways, and in-depth iPad app reviews!
Old Competition Post (Now Closed)
To celebrate the launch of iPad.AppStorm, we’re going to be giving one lucky reader a brand new iPad 2! This is the latest and greatest piece of hardware to emerge from Apple HQ, and today you have the chance to get your hands on one completely free!
This iPad 2 Needs a Loving Home
We’re going to be giving away a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad 2, usually priced at $499. Black or white – you can choose!
This fantastic upgrade to the original iPad is thinner, lighter, contains two FaceTime cameras, a faster processor, more memory, and the ability to snap on one of Apple’s awesome Smart Covers.
It’s a marvel of technology, and would be the perfect way to browse the new iPad.AppStorm site! Read on to find out how to enter…
Over the last twelve months the iPad has literally taken the technology world by storm. Apple has carved out a brand new niche in the industry, establishing the iPad as the best tablet computer available on the market. And the momentum behind this gadget shows no sign of slowing down…
Since the launch of the iPad, we’ve received countless requests from readers for a new site that’s completely dedicated to the device. I’m incredibly excited to let you know that today marks the launch of a new member in the ever-growing AppStorm family – iPad.AppStorm!
We’ll be publishing the same quality content you’ve come to expect from AppStorm – daily reviews, how-to’s, roundups, news, and opinion.
Introducing Joel Bankhead
To head up the new site, we’re welcoming another member on board the AppStorm team – Joel Bankhead. A regular writer across various AppStorm sites, Joel is our new resident iPad guru and tablet extraordinaire.
If you have any questions for Joel, he’s just an email away (or you can follow him on Twitter). You’ll be hearing lots more from him over the coming weeks, and we’ll be posting up an interview at some point in the near future, so stay tuned!
It’s worth mentioning that if you’re interested in writing for the new site, you should shoot Joel an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m sure he’d love to hear from you.
Subscribe and Stay Up-To-Date!
We have some absolutely fantastic posts lined up over the coming week, and we’d hate for you to miss out… There are a few different ways to subscribe to iPad.AppStorm – hopefully one of the following options will work for you!
- Subscribe to our RSS feed
- Follow @ipadappstorm on Twitter
- Sign up for Email Updates
- Stay up-to-date on Facebook
We’d love to hear any of your thoughts, comments, or post suggestions for the new site, so please feel free to drop us a comment below. We’re really excited about the future of iPad.AppStorm – I hope you enjoy everything we have lined up for you. Thanks for reading!