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iStudio Publisher is an easy-to-use page layout application for desktop publishing on Mac, perfect for designing anything you want to layout and print.

Create stunning, professional quality documents with ease, including newsletters, brochures, adverts, flyers, invitations, menus, reports, posters, greetings cards, and yearbooks. Start with a professionally designed template or a blank document of any size.

Users of all ages and experience can master iStudio Publisher quickly. If you're new to page layout and desktop publishing, our Video Tutorials and Rapid Start Guide will help you. Experienced users will more...

What's New

Version 1.1.9:

New:

  • App Sandbox implemented (App Store Edition).
  • Developer ID implemented (Website Download Edition).
Improved:
  • Auto Save behavior.
  • If no documents are open, clicking Dock icon now shows Task Chooser.
  • Stack dumps resymbolized to enable Crash Reporter.
  • Licensing menu availability (Website Download Edition).
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Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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KaiH4029 Member IconReview+0
KaiH4029
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I LOVE iStudioPublisher! It is so “friendly” to use and yet can do so much. It is EXACTLY what I've been looking for. And I love the detailed support they provide on site. Their customer support is quick to respond, warm, friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. I had been a Quark fan for years but I couldn't afford to buy it again when I upgraded my computer. Now I'm so glad because I like this program much better. It is much more flexible and has many more creative options. I love it that I have so much control over objects and text. I can put them exactly where I want them on a page. The program is set up so intuitively, it's as if they've anticipated all my needs. I'm very excited to have discovered it. My mind smiles every time I use it. Awesome program!
~ Kai, http://www.wellbeingalignment.com

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Version 1.1.9
MacHow2.Com Member IconReview+1
MacHow2.Com
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If you're looking for alternatives to Publisher for Mac check: http://machow2.com/publisher-for-mac/
iStudio Publisher is an excellent alternative but there are several more including Pages and Swift Publisher.

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Version 1.1.9
Innov Member IconReview+1
Innov
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This has been the best app. I purchased this quite a while ago. This price is fantastic. I paid a lot more for the same version as this earlier. I have used Pages as well as other applications and this has been great for putting together a quarterly 16 page condominium newsletter. The newsletter looks professional as if I had an outside company create it. Even adding graphics has been easy. If you are not sure of how to use a feature you can go back and watch the videos. They are short enough and get right to the point. I highly recommend this application. I recommend if you purchase this watch the help videos. You will get a lot more out of this application.

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Version 1.1.9
chocolategelato Member IconReview+3
chocolategelato
+3

Creative app for desktop publishing for all sorts of projects and documents. My project was a 758 page book with 460 colour pages, full of images and documents.

Quick response from support team despite the time zone difference between Australia and the UK.

Easy to follow video tutorials, plenty of creative options and that is without using too many of the templates.

That's 5 stars for the value also, for some reason this review did not allow me to place higher than 4.5

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Version 1.1.9
Kim66 Member IconReview+5
Kim66
+4

Very happy with this. It's easy to use and I get good results quickly. The video tutorials on their website were well worth watching. Thanks to the developers!

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Version 1.1.9
Ronly Member IconReview+6
Ronly
+4

Super! I use this frequently. It's very versatile and easy to use.

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Version 1.1.9
PossumDudemar Member IconReview+6
PossumDudemar
+6

I've had this app for about 2 months now and I can't imagine being without it. It's sooooo useful for all sorts of stuff.

Was a bit nervous b4 I bought it because a reviewer complained about trials and refunds. I don't understand what the problem is, as I didn't have any trouble. I downloaded the trial and it's the full product, free for 30 days. How can you get better than that? Everything works. I used it for about 2 weeks then bought it.

Also, looks like this is the first update in a while (this is why i've got round to writing a review). I looked at iStudio's blog, and It says updates will now be coming thru much more often. I really hope. so.

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Version 1.1.9
Iztoubade Member IconReview+13
Iztoubade
+5

Promising application with nice features, but the development pace seams very low. With the last 1.1.x update over a year ago, you may expect to wait a decade before you reach the 1.7 version in the roadmap where bleeds and PDF/X-1a export are planed. Its hard to deliver any serious work to publishers without these basic features.

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Version 1.1.8
JCH2 Member IconReview+392
JCH2
+3

Very questionable. I had to click the pricing page three times from the same menu item before the actual price showed up. Before that, it kept pushing me to the demo explanation page instead; this might be from faulty area coding in the site menu but who knows.

Overall, its nice lean package that can do all the basics within a wysiwyg environment. Some functions do not follow industry standard approach for a DTP layout program, and you may have to fiddle with it a bit as the help documentation is always spot on for typical keyword searches. But there's a bigger drawback that is even more suspicious.

iStudio's maker DOES NOT give refunds/returns, so once you've bought it, you're stuck. Combine this with the fact that the program does not let you save, export, print, or compile, and this is a deal breaker. The final product is what matters most in any application used. Without seeing whether this thing can do...

--a proper PDF (let alone have the settings for the various compatibility options) or
--an EPUB (which has growing variations even now and complex multi layered settings possible for different devices)...

...then there is no way anyone sensible would spend money on iStudio.

I already have Sigil (free), Jutoh (minimal cost), and InDesign. I was looking for something inbetween that could cut the number of intermediate steps used to tweak epub and mobi files for the different platforms I publish for without so many intermediate steps/apps.

Until iStudio realizes that a trialware limiting content is better than hiding what it can really do for a final product... NO SALE! Or until iStudio amends its return policy to at least something like one business week... NO SALE!

I recommend to anyone else to walk away unless you've got the pocket money to risk. You will not know if iStudio can live up to your expectations through to a finished product until too late.

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Version 1.1.8
Peternew Member IconComment+15
Peternew
+1

Both the download and the Developer's site seem to have disappeared - links from here return - '...can't connect to server...' and this has been the case for several days now.

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Version 1.1.8
sjk
+2

Try http://www.istudio.co/ if the Visit Developer's Site link here doesn't redirect there.

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Version 1.1.9
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Version 1.1.9
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High5
Version 1.1.8
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NotSoFast
Version 1.1.6
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Downloads 10,303
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License Demo
Date 02 Nov 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $29.99
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