Swift Publisher
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Versatile desktop publishing app with 180 templates.   Demo ($29.95)
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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.
What's New
Version 3.3.5:
  • Fixed a problem with crashing when scrolling through Template Gallery.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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Swift Publisher User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Maxter reviewed on 13 Apr 2014
Desktop publishing for the rest of us.
Give it a try!
[Version 3.3.5]


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Frank-O'Connor reviewed on 18 Feb 2014
Does what it says .... but how come the App Store version is lagging so far behind on the updates?
[Version 3.3.5]

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Belight Team replied on 24 Feb 2014
There is a review procedure by Apple team for each program, which usually takes about a week. This review process is causing the lag.
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sysnetarea reviewed on 13 Feb 2014
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.
[Version 3.3.3]


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Polkamatic reviewed on 13 Feb 2014
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.
[Version 3.3.3]

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Polkamatic replied on 15 Feb 2014
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.
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Tubo commented on 25 Jan 2014
Image is damaged, impossible to use. (3.3.3)
[Version 3.3.3]

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Belight Team replied on 28 Jan 2014
try to download it again, probably some error occurred during download process.
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Tubo replied on 28 Jan 2014
Image seems now to be a little smaller (.5MB) than before -> now works flawlessly...
...error occurred during upload process ;-)
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Rubaiyat reviewed on 10 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 3.3.2]


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Uncoy commented on 10 Dec 2012
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).
[Version 3.2]

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Belight Team replied on 11 Dec 2012
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.
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Rubaiyat replied on 05 Feb 2013
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.
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Pummkin reviewed on 07 Oct 2012
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!
[Version 3.2]


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sunrocket commented on 06 Oct 2012
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!
[Version 3.2]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 06 Oct 2012
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
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sunrocket replied on 06 Oct 2012
Ryan -- thanks for the info, and for pointing me to the developer's FAQ page. It answers all my questions.
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Pummkin replied on 07 Oct 2012
I just bought mine for $17.99! A sale from MacUpdate!
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Kentr replied on 20 Oct 2013
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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Markus Winter commented on 02 Oct 2012
To be fair to Andrew: this is listed as Shareware, not Demo. Shareware is try before you buy (unrestricted) and if you like it then pay for it. Demo has more or less severe limitations (time-limited demo, save disabled demo, watermarked demo, etc).

So anyone slamming Andrew (who should have left a comment, not a one star review) should also slam the company for mislabeling the product.
[Version 3.2]


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Quantumpanda had trouble on 25 Oct 2013
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?
[Version 3.3.2]


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Fariborz had trouble on 03 Mar 2012
Is there an upgrade fee from version 2 to 3? I haven't found it yet! Thanks.
[Version 3.0]


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Marty30 had trouble on 05 Oct 2009
I am currently using swift publisher and I think its great nd really simple. Although I am having difficulty in producing quality PDF's. When I create a pdf on my mac, I open it and the colours and gradients look fantastic like the original document but when I open it as a pdf on another PC it looks really bad. Colours dont look the same and the overall feel looks really amateur. Why is this??? Am i doing something wrong?
[Version 2.3.2]

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Belight Team replied on 13 Oct 2009
Dear Martyn,

The problem is in the way Adobe opens this PDF file. The same result occurs when opening your document with Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 on Mac as well. Maybe Adobe renders them into the lower quality to speed up display process, you may check Adobe settings to try to fix this.
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Rubaiyat replied on 03 Jun 2010
ALL OSX created pdfs have problems due to bad settings in the Colorsync filters.

Add your voice to those asking Apple to make Colorsync usable.

Apple has dropped the Pro Print industry in favor of undiscriminating consumers, despite all the chin music to the contrary.
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Allan Griffiths had trouble on 19 Aug 2009
I'M JUST USING THE TRIAL VERSION, AND FIND THAT EXPORTING TO A PDF FILE CAN RESULT IN A MASSIVE INCREASE IN THE SIZE OF THE FILE. (FROM
[Version 2.3.1]

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BeLight team commented on 21 Aug 2009
Hello Allan, we export documents in the highest possible quality (600 dpi) when PDF format is used. Compressed PDF has been removed by Apple from the default OS X Leopard installation, which need to be installed first. Here is where you can download it:
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/automator/compresspdfworkflow.html

I can suggest you to use PDF filters to reduce file size, filters are available in Options menu in Export dialog. You can contact our tech-support if you need more assistance.

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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 3.3]



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Whuslik rated on 24 May 2013

[Version 3.2.1]



Doc Mole rated on 21 Dec 2012

[Version 3.2]



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DirkM rated on 21 Dec 2012

[Version 3.2]



Raphael_Sebban_a4d0943fe0e776570d5bf244ce35d6f4 rated on 19 Dec 2012

[Version 3.2]



Joel Jacobson M rated on 15 Dec 2012

[Version 3.2]



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dsimer rated on 07 Dec 2012

[Version 3.2]



Nodelien rated on 06 Dec 2012

[Version 3.2]



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Mikaelfr rated on 07 Oct 2012

[Version 3.2]



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Mezz rated on 06 Oct 2012

[Version 3.2]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Demo
Date:17 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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 Publisher includes 1,100 images, 180 designs, and 100 unique masks, giving you the templates and resources you need to jump-start the design process.

Perfect personalization. When your publication has to be personalized, turn to Swift Publisher. Whether you need to tint, tile, group, rotate, or adjust the opacity of an object, you'll find the tool you need.


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