We’re big fans of Pixelmator here at Cult of Mac — it’s one of the finest image editors you can buy for your Mac, and it’s just $14.99. And it appears we’re not the only ones who love it. Pixelmator just announced that its latest 2.2 Blueberry update has seen over 500,000 downloads in just one week, becoming its most successful release to date.
“A whopping total of 500,000 downloads in just a single week have made Pixelmator 2.2 Blueberry our most successful release ever. Again,” Pixelmator said on its blog.
“And as if that wasn’t enough already, you surprised us yet again. Thanks to you, Pixelmator is now the highest rated app on the Mac App Store—a complete five-star app. Thank you so much for all of this!”
500,000 downloads in one week is twice the number of downloads that Pixelmator 2.1 Cherry saw in two weeks following its release last August. But we’re hardly surprised, because it’s a great application.
We told you all about the 2.2 update last week, which adds more than 100 new features including smart shape tools, a custom shapes palette, and a shape style palette. We also gushed about it on the CultCast and suggested it was a better — and considerably cheaper — alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
If you don’t already have Pixelmator 2.2 and you do image editing on your Mac, then we urge you to check it out. It’s just $14.99, and it’s available to download from the Mac App Store now.