Stone Design is showcasing updated versions of Stone Studio for Mac OS X this week at Macworld New York. The studio consists of seven applications designed from the ground up to take advantage of OS X.
Stone Design also announced a German version of Stone Studio and French and Spanish versions of Create, its flagship drawing and page layout program. All versions are available online at the Stone Web site. What’s more, the company announced the availability of full strength demo licenses on request.
“We know people like to try before they buy,” Andrew Stone, CEO of the veteran Macintosh Cocoa software house, said in a statement. “While unlicensed versions of our products do everything but save, we want users to know they can get a fully-functional, time-limited license just by emailing us at email@example.com.”
He said that Stone Design has been busy fixing and polishing since the release of Mac OS X.
“Because we’re small and responsive, we work with users to provide the best possible software,” he added. “And because we’re a Mac OS X only shop, we are working to take maximum advantage of Mac OS X and Aqua features to provide the best possible user experience.”
“The true power of OS X shows when you use the apps together,” Stone said. “Drag SliceAndDice and GIFfun documents into Create to make dynamic Web pages. Use Create to make background patterns for PhotoToWeb pages. Install PStill and then drag EPS files directly in Create. Generate your website in Create or PhotoToWeb and drag the resulting folder into PackUpAndGo to make an archive that can be easily transferred to a Web server. It’s all seamless.”
Stone Studio is available online at the Stone Store. Stone Design has extended its introductory pricing of US$299 through November 22.