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Swift Publisher takes the headache out of desktop publishing.

Print colorful flyers, newsletters, brochures, letterheads, and more.

An easy-to-learn alternative. Ditch those massive, daunting design apps aimed at professional publishers -- with its accommodating interface, Desktop Publisher is a digital drawing board for the rest of us.

Text toolkit. Customize text styles, link text boxes, and create visually pleasing wrap-around effects. With Swift Publisher, manipulating your content is never a chore.

Inspiring options. Spark your creativity. Swift more...

What's New

Version 3.3.5:
  • Fixed a problem with crashing when scrolling through Template Gallery.

Requirements

OS X 10.6.8 or later

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I'm not a professional. So I don't need Adobe. Swift Publisher is a great app with tons of really nice features and still more than I need.

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Version 3.3.3
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Maxter Member IconReview+143
Maxter
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Desktop publishing for the rest of us.
Give it a try!

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Version 3.3.5
Frank-O'Connor Member IconReview+144
Frank-O'Connor
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Does what it says .... but how come the App Store version is lagging so far behind on the updates?

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Version 3.3.5
Belight Team
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There is a review procedure by Apple team for each program, which usually takes about a week. This review process is causing the lag.

sysnetarea Member IconReview+35
sysnetarea
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I'm not a professional. So I don't need Adobe. Swift Publisher is a great app with tons of really nice features and still more than I need.

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Version 3.3.3
Polkamatic Member IconReview+2
Polkamatic
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For layouts that keep elements on one page at a time, it's great.

the feature gap is when working on a booklet with page bleed. It really needs a way to handle page spreads... laying out a magazine with elements that run across the gutter is difficult without it...

For example, if you are using page bleed, and want a title to span across two pages so that when the booklet is open, the title rolls across the entire space, it's nearly impossible to line this all up without a lot of registration marks, work, and hassle.

If there's a way to do it, I can't figure it out. :-(
otherwise, very nice.

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Version 3.3.3
Polkamatic
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I realize this makes more sense if I say that this program needs a better way to handle facing pages.

Please! Belight! We need facing pages/left-right page set ups!

It's so clunky to use master pages for this.

Tubo Member IconComment+33
Tubo
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Image is damaged, impossible to use. (3.3.3)

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Version 3.3.3
Belight Team
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try to download it again, probably some error occurred during download process.

Tubo
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Image seems now to be a little smaller (.5MB) than before -> now works flawlessly...
...error occurred during upload process ;-)

Rubaiyat Member IconReview+562
Rubaiyat
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Now that Apple has put a bullet to the head of Pages '09 and brought out the cardboard cutout version of Pages 5, there should be an excellent opening for Swift Publisher to step in.

I would like for SP to export to a few more formats, such as .docx, rtf and .txt for compatibility backups.

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Version 3.3.2
Quantumpanda Member IconComment+23
Quantumpanda
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MacUpdate Desktop cannot install updates to this app properly, even though the dmg has a simple drag install. This problem has persisted through every update since I purchased the app in the December 2012 MU bundle. Trashing the app and doing a clean reinstall of it does not affect this. What could possibly cause MUD to be unable to install this?

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Version 3.3.2
Uncoy Member IconComment+193
Uncoy
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Does anyone notice any real difference between version two and three apart from all the Mountain Lion and Retina compatibility fixes (neither interest me in the least: I'm staying Snow).

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Version 3.2
Belight Team
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To list just a few:
- new and redesigned templates, multiple layers support, calendars, ability to draw free hand shapes, grouping, vertical text tool, improved performance for graphics-intensive documents and more.

Complete list of changes available from BeLight Software website.

Rubaiyat
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They have also addressed some of the problems with printing to pdf in OSX, particularly the resolution issue.

Just wish Apple would fix this in Pages.

Pummkin Member IconReview+3
Pummkin
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Swift 3 is an excellent replacement for MS Publisher for those of you who come from a Windows background. Having used Swift 2, I am convinced that any upgrade from this developer would only enhance the program to give stunning designs as your creativity allows without cracking your head to figure out where all the controls & fixes are. It actually makes me look forward to each assignment! Thank you for letting me create newsletters that stun people each time!

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Version 3.2
sunrocket Member IconComment+14
sunrocket
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This isn’t a comment on Swift Publisher per se — rather, a question about the various options of purchasing it.

The App store has v. 3.1.1 priced at $19.99; MacUpdate has v. 3.2, a trivial difference I assume as at some point, the App store will offer a free update to v. 3.2?

I believe there’s a difference between purchasing software directly from the developer or MacUpdate, and purchasing it from the App store. Can anyone elucidate? No matter where I buy the application, it looks like I can download a demo here or from the developer’s site to try it out. And of course I wouldn’t buy a slightly lower version from the App Store for a few more dollars. Are there others differences?

Thanks!

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Version 3.2
MacUpdate---Ryan
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Both versions are the same, however according to the developer prices will occasionally vary depending on different specials that they are running. If you haven't used the MAS very often, you'll also find that the version available there can be 1 or even 2 versions behind the version available directly from the developer. This happens because of the lengthy time Apple's review process generally takes (often 3 - 4 weeks!). You can find some more info directly from the developer here http://www.belightsoft.com/support/generalfaq.php

sunrocket
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Ryan -- thanks for the info, and for pointing me to the developer's FAQ page. It answers all my questions.

Pummkin
+2

I just bought mine for $17.99! A sale from MacUpdate!

Kentr
+0

What bugs me is that the App store is always behind on updates. So if you buy Swift Publisher through Apple you will have to wait much longer for an update.

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dsimer
Version 3.3
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Whuslik
Version 3.2.1
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Doc Mole
Version 3.2
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DirkM
Version 3.2
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Version 3.2
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Nodelien
Version 3.2
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Mikaelfr
Version 3.2
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Mezz
Version 3.2
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Widber
Version 3.1
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Date 17 Feb 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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