ID Util allows you to view InDesign previews, styled story content, linked images, and used fonts. You can also export the previews and styled stories to standard formats. Or collect and package the InDesign file along with its resources including linked images, used fonts, as well as both an HTML and XML package report. Use ID Util to ensure that files are opened in the proper version of InDesign. This can save you from accidentally converting a customers CS6 document into a CC 2015 document.

Many people receive or have access to InDesign files but cannot view those files because they do not have InDesign itself. ID Util overcomes this obstacle by allowing users to view the page previews along with the documents stories and images without the need of having InDesign.

View Page Previews
Preview Adobe InDesign, IDML, and InCopy files without the need of having Adobe software installed on your system. Export those previews as PNG, JPG or PDF files. Zoom in to view the page at more detail or zoom out to view thumbnail views of a multiple page document. View the page print size as well as the file version (e.g. InDesign CC 2015).

View and Export Styled Stories
Get access to the story content of any InDesign file (CS2 through CC 2015). Export the styled stories as RTF, TXT, or HTML or select and copy right from the preview window. This comes in handy when you may no longer have InDesign installed on your system or if you receive InDesign files from others but do not have access to InDesign yourself.

View and Package Images and Fonts
Quickly view a list of linked images and fonts and see their status. Collect and Package the images, fonts, and InDesign file into a zip archive. The package will contain the linked images, used fonts, original InDesign file, along with a collection report detailing what was collected.

Quick Look Previews for InDesign, IDML, and InCopy Files
View document previews from any Finder window with the push of the spacebar. Optionally turn on thumbnail previews from the ID Util preferences and view thumbnail previews in any Finder window.

Open In InDesign
If you have multiple versions of InDesign installed on your system or simply want to ensure that you do not upsave documents by accident you can use ID Util’s Open in InDesign functionality to ensure that your files are opened by the proper version of InDesign.

• Preview Adobe InDesign, IDML and InCopy files (CS2 through CC 2015).
• Export Previews as PNG, JPG or PDF.
• Collect and Package InDesign files.
• View styled stories from InDesign files.
• View previews of linked images.
• View a list of used fonts.
• View the document version (what version of InDesign was used to create the document).
• Print the document previews.
• If you have InDesign installed you can resave the document with High Resolution previews of all pages.

What's New

Version 1.1.20

• Previews now show "Page X of Y" rather than simply "Page X"
• Bug fixes

New in Version 1.1.13
• View Styled Stories
• View Linked Images
• View Used Fonts
• Collect and Package InDesign Files including linked images, fonts, and a collection report

Customer Reviews

3 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Quick and Useful


In folders flooded with InDesign documents with very similar file names, it is nice to see previews via QuickLook to open the correct file. I will still create PDFs for sharing with clients, but it is extremely useful adding the Mac OS QuickLook feature. In our office, it is easy to share via the server with those that don’t have InDesign. The Free aspect of this app makes it worth a download!

Not what you think

Pixel Karma

This does not convert documents. Why this App exists? No idea.

useful but watch for file bloat

evening clouds

This works pretty well. It was not clear to me that previews had to be saved with the original ID file, so for a 100-page doc with graphics on every page that can make your file save significantly larger. I can see the value here of being able to share pages with people who don’t have InDesign, although we have always done this by creating a pdf. If you’ve already got previews set up then it should save some steps and allow for quick and dirty sharing.

The only complaint I have is that it deleted all the InDesign file icons in the Finder and replaced them with a bland (and hard to distinguish) colorless rectangle. I’m hoping when I restart that the ID file icons in the Finder will be restored.

Free is nice, so thanks to Markzware.


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Rated 4+
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