The developer Serif responsible for two popular applications for macOS and iOS, the Affinity Photo it's the Affinity Designer. The company's third creation, desktop publishing software Affinity Publisher, was available in beta on macOS and Windows since last August; now he has gained an official release with the arrival of his definitive verse.
Competing directly with Adobe InDesign, Affinity Publisher is sold as an affordable and easy-to-use publishing solution, but no less powerful than the competition. The ideal software for creating graphic designs for magazines, newspapers, reports, posters, flyers, banners and even complete books.
Here we have all the tools we need to merge text, graphics, and images into every possible arrangement, export these files to print-ready formats, and adjust their colors in every conceivable way. The software supports dual pages, master pages, granular control of text and letter shapes, image insertion and graphics with intelligent scaling options, text window linking, advanced graphics table tools, and more.
Also note the wide range of file formats supported by Affinity Publisher: you can include EPS, PSD, SVG, GIF, AI, PDF, JPG, TIFF or PNG elements in your projects, as well as the native Affinity files themselves. Within the app we have a complete editing tool to adjust your elements without having to resort to other software; It even has a complete Pantone library for color adjustments, and supports RGB, LAB, CMYK, or grayscale spaces.
Serif claims that a version of Affinity Publisher for iPad is on its way, but until it arrives, users will be able to open and edit (basically) files of the software in Affinity Photo or Affinity Designer for tablets.
Another advantage (for some, at least) of the application over InDesign is the business model: unlike the subscription required by Adobe, Affinity Publisher is sold separately. It can already be purchased by $ 150 Mac App Store (or for $ 40 on its official website, in versions for macOS and Windows).