As you know I am on a ‘mission‘ to generate funds to purchase the (much) desired Mac Pro.
At the same time as I released Version 3.0, I said that I had considered running two blogs, as although I wanted to keep reviewing a range of Mac Apps I wasn’t sure how well they would fit with the other additions and directions of this site.
I also wanted to make sure that in my search for funds I didn’t compromise the values of my own site, or do something that I didn’t believe in. Basically – I am not chasing any old source of funds!
This is a new site that has recently launched that I have recently taken a contract with, to fulfill the role of Executive Editor. As the name suggests AppsForMacs is ‘yet another’ site reviewing Mac applications, but with a very interesting twist.
In addition to publishing reviews, they are also publishing information of new releases direct from the developers and giving the readers the opportunity to submit a request for a free license in return for a review. Each month one review will be selected as ‘Review of the Month” based on input from developers, comments left, and Executive Editors judgment. The winner gets to chose a free application from those available and gets recognition on the site on the Review of the Month ‘board’.
What am I doing? Well in addition to some initial advisory input and help with the initial content, I will be submitting some reviews and articles and helping the reviewers to develop their skills. It is the last bit that excites me the most, the opportunity to help some new (or potential) bloggers to get the opportunity to develop their skills and exposure.
The combination of developers and reviewers is an intriguing one and it will be interesting to see how that develops.