I’ve likely told this story before, but back in the mid-90s, I was attempting to show off a great word processor I’d “discovered” to this girl I was dating. Yes, I know, but you have to understand she was a technical writer who worked for a software development company.
Anyway, mid-pitch, she tells me it looks good, but she can’t figure out why anyone would bother trying to compete with Microsoft Word.
Long story short, our relationship ended soon thereafter, and I’m still using Mariner Write. Its developers are now celebrating their 24th anniversary of competing with Microsoft Word—as well as numerous other programs—and are doing so by offering 50% off their desktop products purchased through their eStore.
Before we get to that, though, let us reflect:
Established in 1990, and one of the few Apple developers to break the 20 year mark, Mariner has been active in developing and republishing award-winning software for the creative writing, home, and productivity markets. The result is a diverse line of products, as well as a passionate and loyal following that can be found all over the world.
Mariner’s leadership is not limited to one specific market. With products such as Paperless and MacGourmet Deluxe, Mariner has had great success in the home and productivity markets. In the writing niche, Mariner’s MacJournal continues to be one of the most award-winning journaling apps for the Mac. In addition to Mac OS and Windows products, Mariner has developed several applications for the iOS platform.
Mariner is starting the celebration with a 50% off sale. The anniversary discount is open now through March 2, 2014, but only on non-upgrade, desktop products. Use promo code MARINER24 at their eStore to receive the discount. In addition, Mariner is tossing in a $50 wine gift card to nakedwines.com with your purchase.
For more information on Mariner and the sale, visit marinersoftware.com.