Affinity Publisher

Developer: Serif Labs

Current Version: 1.8.4

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 572.5 MB - Download


**Mac App of the Year**

Bring your vision to life with Affinity Publisher, the most advanced professional publishing software from the developers of the award-winning Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo apps. From magazines, books, brochures, posters, reports and stationery to other creations, this incredibly smooth, intuitive app 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 completing revolutionising the workflow of creative professionals around the world.

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 and graphics
• Link or embed images in your document
• Place PSD, AI, PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG 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
• IDML import
• Automatically generate indexes and table of contents
• Section manager to organise your documents
• Pan, zoom and scroll through documents at 60fps
• RegEx search and replace
• Saveable undo history with alternate futures
• Customisable keyboard shortcuts
• Smart master pages
• XLSX import
• 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
• Customise saveable presets and benefit from thumbnail previews

Professional output
• End-to-end CMYK, PANTONE© and spot colour
• 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
• Link to your other Affinity apps directly from Affinity Publisher with StudioLink
• Revolutionary feature allows you to instantly switch to the advanced photo editing features of Affinity Photo and precise vector tools of Affinity Designer without leaving the app
• The most fluid workflow ever conceived in a creative suite of applications


Release Notes:

Various stability and performance improvements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.7.1
Review by crabtrem

I didn't realize what I was missing until Publisher rounded out the team of apps. - I have come to love the entire Affinity suite of tools, and can't imagine not having all three apps, since they compliment, and work so seemlessly together. It is where I go first to accomplish everything I want to. I had used Adobe, and Macromedia, and Corel, and Microsoft; but it wasn't until Affinity's structure, workflow and apps that I really got it. I used to struggle with concepts, and I had difficulty comprehending artistic flows in the digital and vector worlds. I seemed dependent upon Corel to do it for me automatically; but try and modify and use a Corel drawing traced automatically; what a nightmare. Affinity gives me the tools to accomplish everything, and really understand why and how I'm doing it. Photoshop tutorials used to just baffle me; why are you doing that, and what the heck are you talking about. Since I jumped in to the Affinity line of Designer, Photo, and Publisher I feel more confident that I can figure out a solution to any task that I can readily take with me and utilize in an unlimited number of variations and scopes. And not to have to be bound by a binding and limiting subscription fee that holds your work hostage from you. I love the Affinity apps, workflow, and empowerment. Thank you.

Found helpful by 300 out of 306 people
Version 1.7.1
Review by I already have a nickname

No templates - I find this software unusable without templates. I need to get work done, and without any pre-made starting points I am looking at spending a couple of hours just to create something that would accurately replicate a basic Word document. I need to watch an hour of poorly made training videos and then try to figure out the counterintuitve, non-standerd design. I already wasted an hour going through the absurd processs of having the app recognize that I already own Photo and Designer. Why am I bouncing around from websites to the app store and back to the app where I have to restart? Just put in 20 templates for commone things like a report; a two-fold brochure; a tri-fold brochure; a 2/3 1/3 layout; a resume; etc. And find someone competent to do good instructional videos. The ones you have are terrible: they spend a long time on obvios, common user interface features, gloss over things that are peculiar to Publisher, and give zero real-world examples. My time is better spent sticking with Word at this point, and that is strong criticism.

Found helpful by 33 out of 65 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.8.4
Review by Bob Kerstetter

Nicely Done for Pros and Amatuers - Affinitty Publisher can stand alone. But it also complements the capabilities of Photo and Designer. If you own all three—they are reasonably priced—you can access the functions of all three through the interface of any one. Publisher enables you to publish electronically, on the web and in print. It requires a learning curve for the Studio. But once you understand the simple concept, you can get down to work. Publisher does good typography, tables, images, spreads, tables of contents and indexes. It comes with many templates for print and web. It publishes to PDF for distribution or for printing, including pre-flight checks. It includes many functions for manipulating text, images and layers. It can create SVG content with hyperlinks to internal and external content. If you own one or both of the other Affinity apps—Photo and Designer—you can select personas for an app to acces its functions from within Publisher. I have worked in desktop publishing since 1980. Publisher is among the best DTP applications, historically speaking. All things considered, Publisher is the best at this time.

Found helpful by 11 out of 11 people
Version 1.8.4
Review by Magscratch

vertical alignment problems - I opened a new document. I placed a text box into the master page and linked it to the right side of the master page. I clicked the first page and placed an unformatted word document into the page. I hit the blue triangle holding the shift key and all the pages came into publisher. My problem is I cannot vertical align to the center of the page. The vertical align is grayed out.] I did find that if I right click after selecting the text there is an alignment option and top is checked. I click center but nothing happens. Is there a fix for this? Thank you so much for any help you can offer!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people