Usher 1.1.3 update features temporary 50% price cut

Today we released Usher 1.1.3, a minor update that addresses a few issues (release notes). The release of 1.1.3 comes just days after Usher’s six month anniversary (it was released on October 14, 2010). As such, we’ve decided to celebrate this milestone by putting Usher on sale for a week—and on sale in a big way:

Usher will cost only $17.99 until Tuesday, April 26th, 2011.

We think Usher is an amazing tool, and at 50% off, now’s the time to bring order to your collection of movies and videos. You can purchase Usher directly from us, or via the App Store; the choice is yours, as it should be.

5 Responses to “Usher 1.1.3 update features temporary 50% price cut”

  1. Say, have you guys considered adding AirPlay support? I find myself caught between two worlds sometimes when it comes to keeping copies of videos from YouTube and such. On one hand, I want them in iTunes so it’s easy to stream to the Apple TV. On the other, Usher with AirPlay would let me have my cake and eat it too.

    • Rob Griffiths says:

      We have it on our list of features to investigate, yes. Not quite sure when/if it will happen, but we’re aware that it would be a popular feature.


  2. The versions on the App store and from your site are identical, right?

    • Rob Griffiths says:

      With the exception of built-in updates in the independent version, yes. (App Store handles all updates, and we’re not allowed to do it ourselves.)


  3. Peter Maurer says:

    Trouble is, I’m currently not aware of an official (read: suitable for the App Store) way to stream video from a Mac app to an Apple TV, or to simply share your screen with an Apple TV. Even Airfoil doesn’t do it yet.

    There’s AirFlick, which we could integrate with (or possibly license), but given the brave new world we live in with regard to the App Store, I’m not sure whether that’s worth the hassle. We’d also still have to transcode your videos, because you can’t just stream a FLV to an Apple TV, for instance.

    But there’s hope: Apple has recently made it very easy to share your iOS device screen with an Apple TV, so if we’re lucky, they’ll do the same for Mac OS at some point.

    That said, I’m pretty much the opposite of an Apple TV expert — in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever even seen an Apple TV in action. (I like connecting the TV directly to the Mac.) So if I’m missing a seemingly obvious way to support the Apple TV (or AirPlay in general), please do let me know.