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Affinity Publisher
Affinity Publisher
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Affinity Publisher

Version 2.3.1

Publishing software for page layout and design.

4.6
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$69.99
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Affinity Publisher overview

Affinity Publisher delivers an incredible design experience. Whether you’re creating a book, magazine, marketing materials, social media template or something else, it has everything you need to make beautiful layouts ready for publication. And with the ground-breaking ability to fully integrate with other Affinity apps, it’s completely revolutionizing the way creatives work.

Refined & redesigned with powerful new features
  • Fully redeveloped UI, tool, and button icons
  • Completely revamped Layers Panel
  • Book creation and management – combine multiple Affinity Publisher files as chapters, with linked text styles, table of contents and indexes
  • Footnotes, sidenotes, and endnotes via new Notes panel
  • Style Picker Tool
  • Quick grid
  • Autoflow of multiple images and multi-page PDFs
  • Layer visibility override for placed linked files (PDF/DWG/DXF and Affinity files)
  • AutoCAD DWG/DXF import, place, and edit
  • Place linked web images using their URLs
  • Resave packages with auto-update of resources
  • Force scale of stroke, effect and fills on object resize
Professional layout tools
  • Facing page spreads
  • Live master pages, including nested master pages
  • Image frames with intelligent scaling options
  • Advanced guides, grids and snapping
  • Tables and custom table formats
  • Wrap text around any object or image with fine padding control
  • Create text frames of any shape
  • Link multiple text frames together across your document
  • Text column dividing lines
Advanced typography
  • Full control over character and paragraph styles
  • Comprehensive OpenType support
  • Text decorations, drop caps and initial words
  • Flow text along any path
  • Advanced flow options and hyphenation
  • Baseline grid and text frame rulers
Perfect images & graphics
  • Link or embed images in your document
  • Place PSD, AI, PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG, DWG, or Affinity files
  • Correct and enhance images with non-destructive adjustment layers
  • Precision engineered pen and node tools for creating vector curves and shapes
  • Boolean operations to add, subtract, combine, and divide shapes
  • Incredibly smooth gradient and transparency controls
  • Live preview of all effects, blend modes and image adjustments
Built for your workflow
  • Fully optimized for the latest Mac hardware and operating systems, including M1 chips
  • IDML & XLSX import
  • Section manager to organize your documents
  • Pan, zoom and scroll through documents at 60fps
  • Regular Expressions search and replace
  • Savable undo history with alternate futures
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts and savable presets, including studio layout presets for the UI layout
  • Smart master pages
  • Automatically generate indexes and table of contents
  • Manage and create anchors
  • Consolidate images linked from various locations into a single folder
  • Merge multiple documents together into a single file
  • Save documents as template files to re-use time and time again
  • Collate your document alongside all used image and font resources into a folder using the Package feature
  • Convert pixel layer to image node
  • Integrate text and image links into documents by merging from external data sources
  • PDF passthrough
Professional output
  • End-to-end CMYK, PANTONE© and spot color
  • Crop, bleed, and registration
  • Live preflight checking
  • PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4 output for professional print
Full integration with other affinity apps
  • Instantly switch to the advanced photo editing features of Affinity Photo and precise vector tools of Affinity Designer without leaving Affinity Publisher with StudioLink
  • The most fluid workflow ever conceived in a creative suite of applications

What’s new in version 2.3.1

Updated on Jan 08 2024

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Information

License

Demo

Size

855.7 MB

Downloads

618

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15 or later
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Regular updates

What needs improvements

Social media integration

Affinity Publisher qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
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Features
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Reliability
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Customer support
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 9 2022
1.10.5
5.0
Dec 9 2022
5.0
Version: 1.10.5
Seriously, MacUpdate! The current version is 1.10.6 (six, not five). OK?
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 3 2022
1.10.5
5.0
Dec 3 2022
5.0
Version: 1.10.5
V1.10.6 is out. "Bug fixes and stability improvements." It's essentially an update specific to macOS 10.13 Ventura but backwards compatible.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Sep 22 2022
1.10.5
1.0
Sep 22 2022
1.0
Version: 1.10.5
I tried and tested Affinity. Awful piece of software. Don't be fooled looking at their smooth razor sharp photos jumping right into your eyes. Functions, features are scattered all over the place. They make it look as "top-of-the-line" application, really making an impression, creating a "glamour" effect using silky smooth black background, making it look alluring and exciting....but it is all Smoke. It's an illusion, to fool and blind the user, a smoke of cheap effects. SWIFT PUBLISHER beats affinity in everything: ease of use, in logical placements of every tool and features. Many features in affinity are repeated all over the place under different names, again to fool you, to make it look "sophisticated". In fact, it is far from being so. In addition affinity is also very very slow. SwiftPublisher is definitely The Best and so far has no competition. Don't waste your time. You might get a cheap euphoria effect when using A. in the first couple days, but I can guarantee you'll get disappointed after that. Affinity will get you nervous for many different reasons. SWIFT Publisher is also a much better value for your money.
ash-f
ash-f
Dec 9 2021
1.10.4
5.0
Dec 9 2021
5.0
Version: 1.10.4
This is the alternative to Indesign, a pro publishing tool. I think it's the most underrated among cheap publishing apps. People complain about its complexity should not use it. It's a PRO tool, not an armature tool, a pro tool for an armature price. Do not take its purpose wrong.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 30 2021
1.10.3
5.0
Oct 30 2021
5.0
Version: 1.10.3
v1.10.4 is out for all Affinity apps.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 13 2021
1.9.2
5.0
Apr 13 2021
5.0
Version: 1.9.2
Now at v1.9.3.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 1 2021
1.9.1
1.0
Mar 1 2021
1.0
Version: 1.9.1
I tried to like it again, but unfortunately it is too confusing, too many tools, some of them are hard to understand what for they are, what they do, and these are all over the place. The interface is confusing as well. It should be cleaned out and made simpler and easier to use. Not worth even $25.
Iztoubade
Iztoubade
Feb 5 2021
1.9.0
5.0
Feb 5 2021
5.0
Version: 1.9.0
Affinity Publisher must be the desktop publishing app with the best combo of ease-of-use and useful features being able to hand over a reliable industry-standard pdf to professional printers. When used together with the Affinity Designer app (for vector and pixel graphics) and Affinity Photo (for image treatment), which are incredibly well integrated together, the possibilities are endless. The pricing is also ridiculously affordable. That must be one of the most-for-the-bucks app around. Even though, they regularly offers discounts. Their support forum is a very active community with a lot of creative people interacting with the developers and a dedicated support team. A great example on how support should be done.
DanielaPaletti5904
DanielaPaletti5904
Sep 20 2020
1.8.4
0.0
Sep 20 2020
0.0
Version: 1.8.4
The indicated price does not correspond, I tried to buy it but the real price exceeds the double what appears above, for the rest I would have nothing else to say, I have tried it faith is very interesting.
Rayf
Rayf
Mar 20 2020
1.8.2
0.0
Mar 20 2020
0.0
Version: 1.8.2
Today, March 20, Affinity made the following announcements in support of the Creative Community: A new 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite A 50% discount for those who would rather buy and keep the apps on Mac, Windows PC and iPad The introduction of the 90-day free trial and deeply discounted pricing is done in the hope that this will make life a little easier for people who rely on creative software to make a living, but may be stuck at home without their usual tools, or for students who might not have access to their Affinity apps on their personal devices. We plan to make the free trial and additional discount available until 20 April
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Mar 2 2020
1.8.1
5.0
Mar 2 2020
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
GOODBYE and GOOD RIDDANCE Adobe!!! Huge advances. And, buy it and you own it. Fine support. Built for the Mac ground up.
Tim27
Tim27
Feb 28 2020
1.8.1
5.0
Feb 28 2020
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
This thing just keeps getting better! Download the trial if you haven't and say goodbye to InDesign or Quark forever.
Cookie08
Cookie08
Feb 26 2020
1.8.0
5.0
Feb 26 2020
5.0
Version: 1.8.0
This really is a great app speed and fluid use and using the other app on the fly is great and is very flexible. I also used SwiftPublisher in the past this is in another league. Having used Adobe design etc in the past no more this is just great. Also a lot better value for your money.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Sep 6 2019
1.7.2
5.0
Sep 6 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.2
Love this app. It may be hard to believe but I deleted my QuarkExpress and iNdesign within a week of getting Publisher. Publisher will satisfy almost any publisher and the app gets better day by day!. Support is without rival. Flexible with virtually any file format. Something that gets rarely mentioned all of the Affinity apps integrate into one another main a huge inexpensive magnificent suite!!!
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jul 7 2019
1.7.1
1.0
Jul 7 2019
1.0
Version: 1.7.1
I'm using for about 5 years SwiftPublisher to design posters. It is great, easy and pleasure to use. Before SP I used Pages, but when I discovered SP and what it can do, I never looked back. How it compares to Affinity Publisher ?
Big77
Big77
Jun 24 2019
1.7.1
4.5
Jun 24 2019
4.5
Version: 1.7.1
The speed of Publisher and ability to pull in the resources of Affinity Designer and Paint on the fly are just awesome. High quality stuff for a good (non-subscription!) price.
Politically Incorrect Puppy
Politically Incorrect Puppy
Jun 23 2019
1.7.1
5.0
Jun 23 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.1
Affinity Publisher is really an Adobe InDesign killer for desktop publishing for macOS and Windows. Presently, I'm learning how to use the software. So far, I think it's great. Can't wait for the Publisher workbook to be released! Also, I own the macOS and Windows versions of Designer and Photo - now the suite is complete with Publisher.
Fariborz
Fariborz
Jun 23 2019
1.7.1
0.0
Jun 23 2019
0.0
Version: 1.7.1
The developer “Serif Labs” is famous for developing very high-quality software and Affinity Publisher is surely no exception. However, it’s a pity no DEMO is available as this is a new software and unless someone is willing to take a leap in the dark it’s impossible to evaluate it beforehand. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
Stoob
Stoob
May 30 2023
2.1
5.0
May 30 2023
5.0
Version: 2.1
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
May 30 2023
2.1
5.0
May 30 2023
5.0
Version: 2.1
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
May 30 2023
2.1
5.0
May 30 2023
5.0
Version: 2.1
Kongsgar
Kongsgar
Sep 23 2022
1.10.5
2.0
Sep 23 2022
2.0
Version: 1.10.5
arimatheia_otto
arimatheia_otto
May 31 2022
1.10.5
5.0
May 31 2022
5.0
Version: 1.10.5
zlazkow
zlazkow
May 15 2022
1.10.5
1.0
May 15 2022
1.0
Version: 1.10.5
Drtyrell969
Drtyrell969
Mar 30 2022
1.10.5
5.0
Mar 30 2022
5.0
Version: 1.10.5
Macedward
Macedward
Jan 20 2022
1.10.4
5.0
Jan 20 2022
5.0
Version: 1.10.4
ash-f
ash-f
Dec 9 2021
1.10.4
5.0
Dec 9 2021
5.0
Version: 1.10.4
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 30 2021
1.10.3
5.0
Oct 30 2021
5.0
Version: 1.10.3
Iztoubade
Iztoubade
Feb 5 2021
5.0
Feb 5 2021
5.0
Version: null
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Mar 2 2020
5.0
Mar 2 2020
5.0
Version: null
Tim27
Tim27
Feb 28 2020
5.0
Feb 28 2020
5.0
Version: null
Cookie08
Cookie08
Feb 27 2020
5.0
Feb 27 2020
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Jul 24 2019
5.0
Jul 24 2019
5.0
Version: null
Big77
Big77
Jun 24 2019
4.5
Jun 24 2019
4.5
Version: null
Politically Incorrect Puppy
Jun 23 2019
5.0
Version: null
Psaldari
Psaldari
Jun 23 2019
5.0
Jun 23 2019
5.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Jan 11 2030
1.9.1
5.0
Jan 11 2030
5.0
Version: 1.9.1
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