iStudio Publisher
iStudio Publisher
1.4.1

4.4

iStudio Publisher free download for Mac

iStudio Publisher

1.4.1
20 August 2018

Desktop publishing app with dynamic text wrapping.

Overview

iStudio Publisher is a powerful and intuitive page layout software for desktop publishing. Designed exclusively for Mac. Featured by Apple in ‘Apps for Designers’, iStudio Publisher is good for designing anything you want to layout and print

Produce beautiful, 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.

Anyone can master iStudio Publisher quickly, regardless of age and experience. If you’re new to page layout and desktop publishing, these Video Tutorials and Rapid Start Guide will get you up to speed. It comes with a lot of features, such as writing text along any path, text flow linking, two-page spread editing, booklet making, drag and drop page duplication and reordering, tools for complex shape construction, and comprehensive built-in help

What's new in iStudio Publisher

Version 1.4.1:
  • Corner Inspector Add corner styles to any shape vertex (where two straight lines meet), and create a huge range of inspiring shapes with ease. Choose from: radius, scoop, chamfer, notch, and several loop designs. Adjust corner size, smoothing, apply to vertices of any angle, and select which angle ranges to include. Corners retain their proportions as shapes are modified. Several Shape Library designs have been reimplemented and significantly improved by using these new corner capabilities.
  • Info Bar, with comprehensive contextual help and keyboard shortcuts Discover contextual keyboard shortcuts as you work, to supercharge the Toolkit and Shape Library without having to refer to the help pages! A huge productivity booster.
  • Keystroke constraints for sizing and positioning shapes All shape tools and drawing tools have been enhanced with keystroke constraints, to provide proportional resize, resize straight line segments along their own axis, resize about the center, ignore snap grid, constrain rotation angle to 5 degrees, and rotate about opposite corner. The new context-sensitive Info Bar identifies all available options.
  • Context-sensitive popups, showing shape size, position, angle and snapping constraints Displayed when drawing, dragging, rotating and editing shapes.
  • Visual drawing aids added to shapes during creation and editing Includes a global bounding box, diagonal cross, center point, and protractor (during angle adjustment).
  • 'Sticky' drawing tools and library shapes The Caps Lock key now persists the selection of all drawing tools and library shapes - select once and draw many.
  • Highlighting shapes when dragging a selection rectangle Provides invaluable visual feedback of what will be selected. Use the Shift key to include partially enclosed shapes. Another productivity booster.
  • Align, distribute and snap all take the new corner styles into account
  • Duplicate selected shape(s) by dragging with the Alt key held down
  • Align single shapes Single shapes can now be aligned to the page center or page edges. When spread editing, the nearest page is used.
  • Keyboard modifiers for nudging shapes with keyboard arrow keys
  • Export any document as a PDF file with reader spreads Reader spreads display a document as it appears when assembled as a booklet or magazine: first page on its own followed by facing pages side-by-side.
  • Pinch to zoom when using a trackpad
  • Maximum font size increased from 576 pt to 9999 pt and more standard font sizes added iStudio Publisher can be used to create very large posters without the need to scale the final exported PDF.
  • UI precision of mm and degrees increased to two decimal places
  • Combined Zoom Tool replaces separate tools for zooming in and out
  • View zoom range increased (1%-10,000%)
  • When inserting, pasting or dropping PDF-based content onto an empty area, add it at full-size Ideal for filling out PDF forms and for adding PDFs requiring annotation.
  • Tabbing round selected shapes shifts the view to bring out-of-view shapes into view
  • Image Tool makes any image movable by double clicking on it, regardless of fit/align settings
  • Stroke width included when hit testing shapes for text addition/editing Provides selection consistency between different tools and selection activities.
  • Dragging in of external text and images improved to make the target tool/selection consistent
  • New document windows are now wider and positioned at the screen center
  • Pages/spreads centered when adding, duplicating, moving, removing, or navigating between
  • Font loading when iStudio starts up now occurs as a background activity Provides significant load speed improvements for large numbers of user-installed fonts.

For the full list of new features, improvements and fixes, see the Release Notes

36 iStudio Publisher Reviews

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badbassman
15 August 2011

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I love it! Easy to use, no clutter. Tutorials on the website are spot on. A few missing features, but looks like they are on the way. Works on Lion too, unlike loads of my other apps... :(
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Version 1.1.7
Levelbest
03 August 2018
This MacUpdate page is out of date. iStudio is now at version 4.1. Version four apparently was a major release as in, it has added features. It's a very good app to have. I have not used it nearly to it's capacity but, I am glad to have a fully competent page layout and design program when I need it. I also use Swift for quick and dirty stuff like, Facebook banners and announcement flyers. That is because Swift has a very nice built in image library. But when it comes to the heavy lifting of formal page layout - with good templates to start from, I still go to iStudio. As such, given that this is a comment block and not a rating, I would give iStudio five stars.
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Version 1.3
1 answer(s)
iStudio Software Limited
iStudio Software Limited
21 August 2018
Hi Levelbest, and thanks for the kind words. Our MacUpdate pages are now fully up to date. Best regards, The iStudio Team.
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sandrah9
03 July 2017
This is the absolute best program using a Mac for preparing books to publish on CreateSpace (the Amazon book publishing subsidiary)! Easy to learn and works like a charm when other apps such as MicroSoft Word, Libre and Open Office, fail to pass all the CreateSpace requirements. Love it! Love it!
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Version 1.3
1 answer(s)
iStudio Software Limited
iStudio Software Limited
21 August 2018
Hi sandrah9. Great to hear iStudio Publisher is providing you with the functionality you need. We have quite a few users who submit to CreateSpace. Have you seen the dedicated blog article Brandon Davis Jennings produced on the subject? http://www.istudiopublisher.com/blog/making-battle-rattle-and-other-stories-beautiful-with-istudio-publisher-and-createspace/
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Fariborz
05 February 2017
I own this software and appreciate its performance but unfortunately it has a flaw that makes it difficult for me to use it in my everyday computing. I know that many users might not need such feature and therefore never bother about it but it is essential to me. iStudio Publisher doesn’t simply support right-to-left scripts like Persian, Arabic or Hebrew. If you are one of those who have to deal with texts of this kind then you’d better look for other alternatives like “Swift Publisher” or “PrintWorks”. As for the rest, it’s an extremely reliable software and I do recommend it. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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Version 1.3
1 answer(s)
iStudio Software Limited
iStudio Software Limited
21 August 2018
Hi Fariborz, and thanks for the review. You are right that iStudio Publisher doesn't yet support right-to-left scripts. We plan to add this in the future - we have many of the internals in place to achieve it, and the app is fully Unicode based, but I'm afraid I can't give you timescales at this stage. Best regards, The iStudio Team
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philip-upton1
02 November 2016
Everyone talks about customer care - or the lack of it. Well, if things don't go according to plan, just contact iStudio Publisher. Apart from doing "exactly what it says on tin", the software is superb, but the BIGGEST PLUS is the customer support which, quite simply, is superb I just hope that none of the support staff decide to migrate to BT or any other company !
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Version 1.2.1
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iStudio Software Limited
iStudio Software Limited
21 August 2018
Hi Philip-upton1 and thanks for the kind words. No danger of any of us migrating to BT! We're a small team who have worked together for decades, and we've all been responsible for the ongoing design and development of the app. I think that may be why we're able to give effective support, because we've lived with the app since we first created it and know everything there is to know about it. Best regards, Chris.
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byprecision
19 February 2016
Love this program. So easy to use. I do wish you could edit actual images a bit more in there but other than that it does everything I could hope for and more. Fantastic and really good value for money. Have put it on all my business computers.
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Version 1.2.1
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iStudio Software Limited
iStudio Software Limited
21 August 2018
Hi byprecision. Great to hear you love the app! We appreciate your comments about image editing - this is something we've had a fair number of requests for, and consequently it's on our to-do list. I'm afraid I don't have any timescales for this at present as we have a couple of major features we're keen to add next. Best regards, The iStudio Team
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ng71
06 January 2016
I am a "self-teaching" desktop publisher. Several years ago, I downloaded iStudio Publisher and have been extremely pleased with it ever since. The software is very user friendly and intuitive, and it allows me to do everything I need to do with a very small learning curve. Although it is not a drawing program, I am still able to create small icons and graphics easily with professional looking results. The preparation of multipage instructional lessons consisting of photographs, graphic representations of equipment in industry, and text can be a challenge. However, iStudio Publisher has allowed me to learn as I go and still prepare very professional layouts on various sizes of pages. In addition, the recently added option of "Export Document as a Booklet" is a fabulous feature for publishing booklets for viewing on iPads and computer screens without numerous added steps. The clients have been very impressed with the end products. Any review would be lacking without reference to the customer support provided by the developer. Again, as a novice to desktop publishing, I have had numerous questions, especially at the beginning of my learning. The customer support at iStudio is beyond great! They are prompt, thorough, and go the extra mile to offer solutions for any question asked, they respond within hours, (not days!), and are so patient, informative, and friendly. They also listen to suggestions and requests for future updates and consider those ideas for development as possible. All in all, I could not be happier with a software/app or the people behind the scenes!!!
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Version 1.2.1
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iStudio Software Limited
iStudio Software Limited
21 August 2018
Hi ng71, and many thanks for a very complimentary review. If you use iStudio Publisher for creating icons and graphics you should find the additions in 1.4.1 very helpful. We've added a lot of handy constraint mechanisms and dimensions popups, so working in fine detail is now much simpler. Best regards, The iStudio Team
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Dmrome
12 December 2015
I've only used iStudio Publisher for a couple of weeks and already love it! As a 'former' Adobe InDesign user ... amazing what you can do with this program! Support is great and fabulous templates!
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Version 1.2.1
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azbarrett
azbarrett
26 April 2019
My InDesign subscription ended today and I just can't justify the $360/year but I do love InDesign. As you were a former InDesign user, what did you do about all your files saved in InDesign? How do you access them?
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henk-ritzer-1
13 October 2015
It is a "great" program. I used it already for 4 years on my iMac and now on my MacBook Pro too... Easy to use, much possibilities for Desktop Publishing: making cards, brochures etc. Important: Tutorials, templates and excellent and quick service by a.o. Andy! A recommended program for the Mac.
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Version 1.2.1
bellaaron
06 October 2015
Great software!!! It's super intuitive and easy to use. I recently had problems opening an iStudio project I was working on due to it's large file size, and Andy in support addressed my issues immediately, in fact, he went above and beyond. I sent him the file and he organized it into smaller sections for me, enabling me to finish my project hassle free. Excellent customer service!!!
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Version 1.2.1
Stellajuststella
06 August 2015
Program is great for making illustrated documents like brochures and flyers. Plus great support!
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Version 1.2.0
$29.99

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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