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Author Topic: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount  (Read 6321 times)

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Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« on: March 30, 2006, 08:59:12 AM »
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Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
http://bitsdujour.com/

Posted by Ed Hansberry @ 07:00 AM
"Bits du Jour will feature one downloadable product each day, at a big discount. The downloadable products will usually be software, including games, but we'll occasionally also have online memberships, or music or video downloads."

I've talked with one of the persons involved in setting this site up. Most of the time it will be desktop software, but having ties to the mobile device space, they are committed to having the occasional PDA title as well, so subscribe to the RSS feed and load up on bits at discount prices. :way to go: And if you happen to be a software developer, get in touch with them if you want to have your software appear one day. It is a great way to get mass exposure and a big buy in, albeit at discount prices, but that can turn into nice upgrade fees and other purchases that spread by word of mouth."
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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 09:03:45 AM »
Sweet!
I'll stick a link to there right next to my Woot link.

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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006, 09:34:11 AM »
Today's special is Beyond Compare at half price -- so if anybody's on the fence about this excellent, well-supported program, today's the day!
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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 09:47:50 AM »
50% off - grab it, one of the best programs out there.  thanks for the heads up Cavalcader!

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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 10:04:32 AM »
In the Beyond Compare review page, http://www.donationc...pareTools/index.html
there was this comment.

"The icing on the cake is that Scooter Software has informed us that anyone purchasing Beyond Compare now will get a free upgrade to version 3 when it is released."

Couple of questions.

Is this still true.

Is it specific to Donationcoder only ?

Or does it apply even to purchases at http://bitsdujour.com/


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« Last Edit: April 10, 2006, 10:08:11 AM by patteo »

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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 10:11:34 AM »
LOL - I don't suppose "one of our very favorite programs in the whole world" counts as a review - eh Mouser (being understated I see)?

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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006, 10:18:10 AM »
thanks patteo, ill update the discount link.

i don't know about the v3 upgrade policy other than when i cited it.. maybe pays to ask..

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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2006, 05:23:25 PM »
I wound up missing the original donationcoder discount on Beyond Compare but purchased it anyway. I contacted the author and was informed that it's all good... anyone buying v.2 gets a free upgrade to v.3.
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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2006, 08:14:20 PM »
Also, Scooter Software (Beyond Compare creators) have a good support forum where the staff are responsive to requests for help. I registered Beyond Compare over four years ago and I can vouch for the program's ongoing improvement and reliability.
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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2006, 09:42:08 PM »
Great link, Patteo.  While PocketPC doesn't do my antiquated palm-loving self much good, the desktop software will certainly torment my obsessie reg-code collecting habbit :)

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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2006, 10:03:17 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up Darwin.

I think anyone still thinking should grab it.

There's only under two hours left.

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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2006, 12:08:30 PM »
thanks patteo, ill update the discount link.

i don't know about the v3 upgrade policy other than when i cited it.. maybe pays to ask..

Well, this answer was posted at their forum.

Most likely, yes.

We haven't finalized our version 3 upgrade policy yet, but there will be some kind of upgrade protection. If we release version 3 within 18 months of your purchase, 100% of that payment can be applied towards the version 3 license.

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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2006, 10:45:51 PM »
Not a bad idea. Only, I'm always broke when it's something I really want to buy!

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Re: Bits du Jour - One Software Title Each Day At A Big Discount
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2006, 01:46:45 PM »
Don't feel bad, zridling -- they're in it for the long haul.  :mrgreen:
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During this week as I understand it, www.bitsdujour.com is concentrating on PocketPC software.

And the 1st one is Pocket Informant which is at 40%

Pocket Informant is one of the best PocketPC PIM you can ever find and is very actively developed.

You only got about 23 hours left for the 40% discount.

Wish I had a 40% off previously.