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Apple User Group Bulletin – February 16, 2016

This month’s Featured Vendor is Flexibits, makers of Fantastical 2 and Chatology, two
easy-to-use and amazing programs. Why not use Fantastical 2 as your next meeting

In light of this year’s 40th Apple anniversary, we are looking for long-standing
groups and long-time members, so that we can feature them in the March edition of the
Apple User Group Bulletin and the Apple User Group Resources blog. Participation is
limited to the first 100 responses and closes on March 12, so if your group has been
around a long time, be sure to take the survey soon and be recognized.

Special Offers For Apple User Group Members with User Group Discount Codes

February 15, 2016

The offers on this page are brought to you by the Apple User Group Advisory Board and are exclusively for current members of Apple User Groups. So that we may continue to make offers such as these available, please do not distribute this information to non-members.

User Group Leaders: please distribute these offers to your members via newsletter, email, listserv or other private method. Do not make this information publicly available.


Time-Limited Offers


Fantastical 2 for Mac: 20% Discount

Fantastical 2 is an advanced calendar and reminder app with a beautiful, all-new design for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. The original Fantastical was only a menu bar app, but has now been reinvented into a full Mac application, without losing the prior benefits and convenience. Powerful and innovative versions are also available for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Learn more at

Regular prices for Fantastical 2 are $49.99 (US) for the Mac version, $4.99(US) for the iPhone version, and $9.99(US) for the iPad version. Apple user group members can get 20% off the Mac version by sending an email request to

This worldwide offer is only valid through April 30, 2016.


EverWeb by RAGE Software: 50% Discount

EverWeb is an easy to use drag-and-drop website builder. No coding, and no web building experience is required to get your beautiful website up and running. If you have ever used Apple’s now discontinued iWeb, your transition to EverWeb will be a breeze. EverWeb’s user interface, and most of its functionality, is very similar to iWeb. Build a website either from scratch using a blank canvas, or modify one of the many professionally designed built-in templates.

EverWeb is available as a standalone application for $79.95(US), or with a hosting account that allows you to publish your website without any FTP information for $99.95(US). Apple user group members can now purchase either versions at 50% off (not applicable to renewals and/or upgrades). You can try EverWeb free of charge before purchasing. EverWeb also comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you can purchase with confidence.

To download or purchase EverWeb, visit

This worldwide offer expires December 31, 2016.


Ongoing Offers


Take Control Books: 30% Discount

No matter what Apple devices you’re using, there’s a Take Control ebook that will help you polish your skills, work more efficiently, and increase your productivity.  Written by the most-trusted names in the Mac world and published by Adam and Tonya Engst of TidBITS, Take Control ebooks provide the technical help you need now.

All Take Control titles are DRM-free and available in PDF, EPUB and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats, so you can read wherever, whenever and on whatever device you like.

Remember, there’s no need to read a Take Control title from front to back; instead, each book has a Quick Start that helps you jump instantly to the information you need.

Take Control has books that will help with numerous Apple-related technology tasks and projects, including:

* Converting from iPhoto to Photos

* Figuring out what the heck iTunes 12 is up to

* Maintaining an AirPort-based Wi-Fi network

* Installing and running OS X Server

* Syncing and sharing files with Dropbox

* Enjoying your Apple Watch

An exclusive 30% off their already low prices is offered to Apple user group members on all Take Control ebooks.

Purchase Take Control books at a discount with this coupon-code-loaded URL:


This worldwide offer is ongoing.


Joe On Tech Guides: 20% Discount on All Books

Joe On Tech guides help you make the most of technology. These books, written by best-selling author Joe Kissell, help you determine the best technological solutions to common problems, improve your tech skills, and develop a better relationship with your Mac and other digital tools. Joe On Tech ebooks are available for immediate download in PDF (best for Macs and iPads), EPUB (best for iBooks on iOS), and Mobipocket (for Kindle) formats, as well as paperback.

Apple user group members get a 20% on all Joe On Tech guides.

To purchase ebooks with this discount, use the URL

For printed books, use the same URL but enter the code 3KE3BTP6 at checkout.

Joe On Tech:

This worldwide offer is ongoing.


AgileBits 1Password 5 and more: 25% Discount

Too many passwords to remember? 1Password 5 for Mac, newly released for OS 10.10 Yosemite, is a password manager that goes beyond simple password storage by integrating directly with your web browser to automatically log you into websites, enter credit card information, fill registration forms, and easily generate strong passwords. 1Password purchased from the AgileBits webstore supports syncing via DropBox and WiFi.

As an Apple user group member, you are entitled to get new licenses of 1Password for Mac at 25% below the normal retail price. You also get a 25% discount on new licenses for everything else in the AgileBits store.

Using an older operating system? No worries! By purchasing a 1Password 5 for Mac license you also receive a 1Password 4 and 1Password 3 for Mac license. 1Password 4 works with OS 10.9 Mavericks and 10.8 Mountain Lion, and 1Password 3 supports OS 10.7 Lion and OS 10.6 Snow Leopard.

You can download both 1Password 4 and 1Password 3 for Mac from the Legacy section at the bottom of the Agilebits downloads page: Note that 1Password 4 for Mac will use the same license file as 1Password 5 for Mac uses.

Get yours today:

This worldwide offer is ongoing.


Eltima Software multimedia products: 20% Discount

Eltima Software is a global software development company, specializing in Flash software development for Mac users. All flashers will see the true value of Flash Decompiler Trillix for Mac, Flash Optimizer for Mac and SWF & FLV Player for Mac. With these products, managing Flash files is easy: decompile, compress or just play them back.

Regular prices for Eltima’s Flash software range from $19.95- $99.95 (US). Using the coupon code gives user group members 20% off.

Get your Flash products here:

Coupon code:  AL-D-MUGPS

This worldwide offer is ongoing.


From the Makers of TechTool Pro: 20% discount

Micromat, leaders in diagnostic maintenance and repair for Mac, is offering a 20% discount to all Apple user group members. Use the coupon code below during checkout at the Micromat Store to receive this special discount on all of Micromat’s products.

Coupon Code: MUGOFFER

This worldwide offer is ongoing.


Noteboom Tutorials: 33% Off Annual Memberships is known for Mac, iPad and iPhone tutorials that are fun and easy to use. Noteboom Productions is offering 33% off annual memberships to Mac User Group members – that’s only $39(US) per year, which comes to less than $4(US) per month.

The Mac User Group membership discount is good on annual memberships only, and gives unlimited access to all tutorials across all devices. This offer is a recurring rate – as subscriptions renew each year, they renew at the $39 rate.

Discount link:

This offer is ongoing.


O’Reilly: New Discounts for User Group Members – 40% Off

Get 40% off books from O’Reilly, Microsoft Press, No Starch, Paraglyph, PC Publishing, Pragmatic Bookshelf, Rocky Nook, SitePoint, or YoungJin books and 50% off ebooks you purchase directly from O’Reilly.

Order from the O’Reilly Store online or by phone at 1-800-998-9938 ( extra shipping costs outside U.S.).

Online Code: PCBW (code updated 4/9/15)

This worldwide offer is ongoing.


Prosoft Engineering Apple User Group Members Special: 25% Off

Prosoft is the award-winning leader for data loss prevention and recovery. As long-time user group supporters, they value the feedback and support that they have received from the Apple User Group members worldwide. In return, they are offering a 25% off list price special price to user group members.

To receive the discount, members must use this link: (link updated 4/9/15)

This worldwide offer is valid while supplies last.


Que Publishing Products: 35-45% Discount

Que Publishing has more than 32 years of experience helping users learn about computers and technology for the home, office, and business. Their books, eBooks, and videos teach through step-by-step tutorials, are rich in illustrations, and provide in depth references on important topics including OS X Mountain Lion, iCloud, Apple devices, and much more.

For those interested in beginner to advanced Mac programming titles, visit Que’s partner site to see new releases from Addison-Wesley Professional and Sams Publishing.

Apple user group members can take advantage of exclusive product discounts of 35% off the list price of all print books and 45% off the list price of all eBooks and Video Training plus free U.S. shipping every day.

Apply discount code during checkout:

USERGROUP – 35% off print books

QUGD45 – 45% off eBooks and Video Training

To get started, visit:

This worldwide offer is ongoing.


SlideShark iPad PowerPoint Viewer: Free App plus Special Offer

SlideShark from BrainShark, Inc. is a free app that converts PowerPoint presentations to view on your iPad. It is easy to use and designed with professionals, educators, and students in mind. It preserves animations, fonts, graphics and colors, and allows you to tap or swipe to advance animations and slides. With SlideShark you can view and present your slideshow on the iPad the way it was meant to be seen (and show on your TV with the iPad 2).

See a demo at

Members of Apple user groups are invited to download the app for free. Additionally, you’ll also get 25% additional storage for free with this offer.

Get free storage:

This worldwide offer is ongoing.


For more information on user group special offers, go to the Apple User Group Resources website at

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