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Buying Affinty Designer through the Windows Store

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If you buy a licence for Designer at the MS store the licence is for Windows only. If you also want it on a Mac, that would require the purchase of a second, Mac-specific licence.

However, have you checked out the Universal License? It includes all 3 apps on all 3 operating systems, Windows, Mac and iPad. It’s currently available with a 40% discount until December 14th.

Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, NVidia GTX1660 Ti and Intel HD530 Graphics

Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher, version 1 and now version 2.

iPad Pro (11") running Affinity Photo and Designer (iOS 16.3.1) version 1 and all three version 2 apps.

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3 minutes ago, emmrecs01 said:

If you buy a licence for Designer at the MS store the licence is for Windows only.

Correct. But even if you purchased a Designer license from Serif directly, you would have to choose Windows, macOS, or iPad. And it would work only on that OS.

If you want a license that covers more than one OS you must buy the Universal License, which will cover all 3 OSes and all 3 applications. You can buy that license at the Affinity Store, or as an in-app purchase no matter where you downloaded a Trial version of the app. So, you could download a Trial of Designer from the Microsoft Store, and purchase a Universal License from within the app, allowing you to run all the apps on all 3 OSes.

-- Walt

Desktop:  Windows 11 Home, version 21H2 (22000.613) 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 
Laptop:  Windows 10 Home, version 21H2 (19044.1706) 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
        Affinity Photo 1.10.6 (.1665) and 2.0.4  and beta/ Affinity Designer 1.10.6 (.1665)  and 2.0.4  and beta / Affinity Publisher 1.10.6 (.1665)  and 2.0.4  and beta
iPad Pro M1, 12.9", iPadOS 16.3.1, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard

      Affinity Photo 1.10.7 and 2.0.4 and beta/ Affinity Designer 1.10.7 and 2.0.4 and beta/ Affinity Publisher 2.0.4 and beta

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