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Swift Publisher 3

By Belight Software, ltd

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Swift Publisher is a page layout and desktop publishing app for designing and printing fliers, newsletters, brochures, calendars, letterheads, booklets, and much more.

Key Features

● Choose from over 180 pre-designed templates
● Use master pages to quickly create uniform pages for any project
● Set up a grid and place your own guides
● Achieve complex designs by designing on an unlimited number of layers
● Create columns with text that flows from one text box to another
● Configure text styles for a document and apply them with one click of the mouse
● Apply linear and radial gradients, draw freehand shapes, apply strokes, and more
● Choose pictures from a library of over 1,000 clipart images
● Import photos directly from iPhoto and Aperture for use in your design
● Edit photos and apply Core Image filters using the built-in image editor
● Apply one of over 100 image masks to any picture
● Add a calendar and edit both the appearance and format
● Save documents to iCloud and access them on your other Macs
● Set up bleeds and DPI
● Export to TIFF, JPEG, EPS, and PDF to send it to a print shop
● Print multi-page booklets at home while the app takes care of page order for you

Page Layout
● Customizable rulers that can be shown and hidden
● Generate a grid with just a few clicks of the mouse
● Place your own guides on the canvas to help with aligning objects
● Smart guides help when aligning design elements relative to one another
● Flow text from column to column using flowing text boxes
● Create multiple pages and navigate them all within the same document
● Design and print multi-page booklets right at home
● Design on multiple layers to achieve complex designs while keeping the canvas uncluttered

Text and Formatting
● Spread one text out over multiple columns with flowing text boxes
● Change the alignment, font, size, color, character and line spacing, and more
● Wrap text around pictures or other objects
● Insert a table into any document
● Set up text styles and apply them with just one click of the mouse
● Create vertical text
● Use the free Art Text plugin to design stylized titles for your document
● Apply shadows to text

Design Tools
● Draw rectangles, squares, and freehand shapes with the drawing tools
● Edit design elements together with the grouping feature
● Apply both linear and radial gradients
● Add a shadow and stroke to any design element
● Choose pictures from a library of over 1,000 clipart images
● Import photos directly from iPhoto and Aperture for use in your design
● Edit photos and apply Core Image filters using the built-in image editor
● Apply one of over 100 image masks to any picture
● Customize the included Smart Shapes and use them as frames for your images
● Insert images in TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PDF, EPS, and other formats
● Crop, rotate, and resize images
● Tint, tile, and control the transparency of pictures

Print and Export
● Print multi-page booklets at home while the app takes care of page order for you
● Export to TIFF, JPEG, EPS, and PDF and send it to a print shop
● Define bleeds and set up DPI
● Convert text to curves at export to avoid problems with missing fonts

What's New in Version 3.3.7

• Fixed a number of minor issues.


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Customer Reviews

Decent Design

The application has the basics: master pages for consistent layout across a multi-page document, some basic functionality for text editing and continuation through multiple text boxes, image editing in-line. Here are some features that I have sorely missed in creating documents.
1) the ability to set layout guides not with the mouse, but through a menu (so that, for example, I could just type in that the layout guide should be half an inch from the border, rather than having to try and maneuver that with the mouse).
2) the ability to set document styles to auto-update, so that all of the text that’s styled one way automatically updates with any changes I make to the document style—just imagine having multiple text boxes all styled the same way, and you’re trying out the visual impact of uniformly changing all of them. Right now, I need to manually update each text box after each update of styles.

In all, the app is fine for use once-in-a-while. If I had to use it more than a few times a year, the short-comings in its user-interface would make me pay more money for a more powerful piece of software.

Almost Perfect

I needed to replace my older version of Pages. The new version is stripped of functionality. I downloaded Adobe InDesign but found it incredibly frustrating to use not to mention a much more expensive alternative. I’m happy to say, Swift Publisher is almost perfect! Love the addition of art text, clip art, and backgrounds. However, I am pleading with the developers to include a vertical alignment tool!!! I use this ALL the time, and it’s currently not available. I can’t believe this has been overlooked!!! I’m hoping and praying it will be added in one of the future upgrades. I also find the fonts cumbersome. It would be nice to see the preview of all the fonts at the same time instead of having to individually click through them. I’d also love to see the lower limits of the space between paragraphs be changed to a number less than 0, similar to the space between lines parameters. If those 3 things were changed, this would be a 5 star product!!!

Been a Swift Publisher user for awhile and this version is the best yet!!!

I use this a lot for doing a lot of quick layout and deign work for Bulletins, flyers and brochures and for small (low page cont) booklets.
It's quicker to use and work in than Apple Pages and a lot quicker for quick, dirty and easy design layout work than Adobe CS when I don't reslly need to be using Adobe's creative suite of apps.
Like the ease of use, feature set and the responsiveness of this app and laying out images and text is less painful in this app than any other graphic layout apps that I use.
I find the work of graphic design, text and image layout to be, actually, more fun in this app than any other page layout apps that I have installed on my Mac.
It does professiomal looking work and the price to purchase this is a very good price for anyone needing powerful, but less intimidating UI of Adobe software products, for doing any type of professional graphics work.
BeLight does a great job with Swift Publisher.
I don't have any trouble recommending this for anyone who needs professional graphic design software at a fraction of the costs.
If you really do not need Adobe's line of pro software, gives this a look at for really good and easier to use page layout software!

Swift Publisher 3
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.3.7
  • Size: 111 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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