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The DaisyDisk 2 Developer Giveaway

The DaisyDisk Team recently launched DaisyDisk 2, a fantastic visualization tool that’s beautifully designed to help find and free clutter on clogged hard drives. With the UI completely rewritten in Core Animation, tweaks were made and features were installed to turn DaisyDisk from a file scanning machine into a search and destroy monster! Maybe monster isn’t the right word for the kind of elegance DaisyDisk entails, but have you ever seen file scanning as pretty as this? You scan multiple hard disks at once, pinpoint the source of wasted storage space, and remove crud all from the same interface. Managing your filesystem shouldn’t be a priority, but it should be intuitive (and more importantly), useful and fun when it comes to doing the dirty work. The fellas behind this great app sell DaisyDisk for $19.99 with a trail on the web and in the Mac App Store, and you can grab yourself a trial straight from the front page.

So about that giveaway… The DaisyDisk Team wanted to do something very special for our readers consisting of budding developers, designers, and software gurus who aim to create fantastic software for desktops and mobile devices. We’re giving away $500 worth of books open to all of our international readers in the quest for knowledge and further learning.

The Details:

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Bookcovers

We’re giving away one of twelve books (at random) to twelve of our readers that consist of the favorites read by the DaisyDisk Team, hand picked to help you further your education on subjects pertaining to design, development, management, and information visualization. (See how it all ties in?) Only the best have been chosen: check out this great compiled by designer Taras Brizitsky:

01. Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application
02. Rework
03. Envisioning Information
04. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information - 2nd Edition
05. Visual Explanations
06. About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design
07. Designing for the Digital Age: How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services
08. Designing Interactions
09. Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps
10. Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things
11. Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis
12. “The Wall Street Journal” Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don’ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures

I have to say that’s an impressive list of books that I wouldn’t mind having under my belt, and you can enter our giveaway below for a chance to win one of those copies of your very own.

The Giveaway:

We’re giving away one book from our pool of design knowledge to twelve different winners. Be sure to read the rules carefully for your chance to win. A HUGE thanks goes out to the DaisyDisk Team for doing this giveaway with us: enjoy and have fun everyone!

  • We have twelve books to give away (one book per reader) to twelve readers.
  • To enter the giveaway, tweet the following message before 11.59 AM EST (March 26th): Enter our Developer Giveaway for a chance to win one of twelve dev books on @macstoriesnet via @daisydisk! http://mcstr.net/hgv8xn
  • We will search Twitter.com for tweets and retweets and randomly pick up the winners.
  • Make sure to follow @macstoriesnet on Twitter so we can contact you with your prize once the giveaway is over.
  • If you want to increase your odds of winning, you can also leave a comment to this post. Update! If you leave a comment and your Disqus profile does not link to your Twitter, please include your Twitter handle underneath your comment (preferably a link to your tweet)! That way you don’t get disqualified if you’re chosen.
  • Winners will be contacted on Twitter via a Direct Message on the afternoon of March 27th after the giveaway ends. You will be asked to provide some personal information such as your email address so we can send you the book.

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