The Christmas Giveaway Finale!

It’s been a fast-paced, fun-filled month of festive giveaways, and you’ll be pleased to know that we’re ending our Christmas promotion in style. We have over $1,000 of hardware and software to give away, including a second chance to get your hands on a few popular applications, and various different iPods!

We also have an exciting announcement surrounding a new member of the AppStorm family – iPhone.AppStorm! So if you’re an iPhone or iPod touch owner, be sure to read on for more information.

Best of luck to everyone who enters, and Happy Christmas from the AppStorm team!

Winners Announced

Congratulations to the selection of winners! We’ll get your respective payments or licenses to you soon, but we’re taking a few days off for Christmas first :-)

iPod touch Winners

  1. Roxanna
  2. Holger Bast

iPod shuffle Winners

  1. Keith Solomon
  2. Ritchie
  3. Mhaddy

Things: Barbara Baker

Pixelmator: Barron Bichon

CSSEdit: Kevin Wammer

Espresso: Guilhem Brouat

Daylite: Marcus Keely

Screenflow: Joseph McLaughlin

Announcing iPhone.AppStorm

iphoneappstormWe’ve been listening to your pleas and requests for more iPhone app reviews, and are thrilled to announce the launch of a new website in the AppStorm network – iPhone.AppStorm. We have a feeling that you’re going to love what we have in store for the site, including regular iPhone app reviews, roundups, tips and competitions.

Be sure to bookmark us, follow us on Twitter, friend us on Facebook, and generally check the site out!

I’d love to hear what you would like to see on the site, so feel free to email me with your ideas, thoughts and suggestions. Let’s turn iPhone.AppStorm into the go-to place for hearing about the latest and greatest iPhone apps.

Our Christmas Present To You

Here’s a look at the different bits and pieces of kit we’re giving away to a selection of lucky readers today. I wish we could give an iPod to everyone, but unfortunately the Envato budget wouldn’t quite stretch that far!

iPod touch

iPod touch

2x 8GB iPod touch

The iPod touch is an incredible device, capable of playing your music in style and running thousands of fantastic applications. It truly is an all-in-one entertainment gadget, and the perfect reason to check out the new AppStorm site!

We’re giving away two of the 8GB models, which should be plenty of room for a few thousand songs and a handful of videos.

iPod shuffle

iPod shuffle

3x 2GB iPod shuffle

The iPod shuffle is great way to listen to music on-the-go, whether you’re on the way to work, at the gym, or chilling out on the beach. You can pick the color – don’t worry guys, we won’t send through a bright pink one!

The latest model comes with VoiceOver software, so you can navigate tracks and playlists as the titles are read aloud to you. Incredible!



1x Things

Things is a fantastic task manager and “getting things done” application for OS X. It makes staying on top of your to-do list remarkably simple, all with an award winning interface.

If you’d like to find out more about Things, I’d strongly recommend reading our review of the application.



1x Pixelmator

Pixelmator is an OS X only image editing tool designed with speed, simplicity and a great user interface in mind. It lacks the raw power of Photoshop, but provides a great, flexible tool for graphics editing and photo manipulation.

If you’d like to find out more about Pixelmator, our review is a great place to start.



1x CSSEdit

CSSEdit is aimed at both those new to web design, as well as those experienced in the field. The Selector Builder and advanced visual editors will gradually help you understand CSS. The Live Preview and intelligent source environment are really useful tools to get your website looking great, very quickly.

If you’d like to find out more about CSSEdit, I’d strongly recommend reading our review of the application.



1x Espresso

Espresso aims to simplify the workflow of web designers, providing a streamlined set of tools and techniques which allow you to focus on designing. Their recent 1.1 release brought a host of excellent new features.

If you’d like to find out more about Espresso, I’d strongly recommend reading our review of the application.



1x Daylite

Daylite is a business productivity manager designed to help you manage your business and your team. It offers features such as project collaboration, shared calendars, task delegation, and sales tracking.

In case you hadn’t guessed it, we’ve also reviewed Daylite as well!



1x ScreenFlow

If you need a professional screencasting application, ScreenFlow is where it’s at. You can create sophisticated videos, while using an easy-to-use all-in-one package. Right from capturing, to editing, to exporting your files, ScreenFlow has mastered it all.

As ever, check out our review for more information and an in-depth look at the app.

Today’s Web.AppStorm Giveaway: Grand Prize

Don’t forget to check out what’s going on over at Web.AppStorm! Today they’re giving away the Advent Giveaway Grand Prize.

The grand prize package was created with the freelancer in mind: it includes an iPod Nano, a Logitech MX Revolution mouse, a mStand from rain design, a package of goodies from Bluelounge, and a one year free memberships to CrashPlan, Carbonmade, and Upload Robots.

Read more and enter the competition.

How to Enter

There are three ways to enter, and you can do all three to triple your chances of winning. When the competition closes, we’ll add up all the various entries through the three methods, and pick the random winners!

  1. Follow iPhone.AppStorm on Twitter (and post your username below)
  2. Post the following Tweet: “Own an iPhone? You should follow @iphoneappstorm for reviews, roundups and competitions!
  3. Become a fan of iPhone.AppStorm on Facebook

You have exactly 12 hours to enter, and we’ll be posting up the winners before Christmas Day. Good luck, and remember – do all three to triple your odds of winning!

Thanks for making our Christmas Giveaway such a wonderful event, and thank you for reading AppStorm. I hope we’ll be able to fill 2010 with all manner of new, interesting applications!