Download Publishing - Best Software & Apps

  • YouTube

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps
    iPhone
    Symbian

    The greatest free video player

    8
    2763 votes
    • PROS: Intelligent, comfortable user interface, Includes lots of YouTube features, Simple player controls, Record and upload videos directly, Excellent playlist integration
    • CONS: Video quality not as high as web counterpart
  • Adobe Pagemaker

    7.0.2

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Desktop Publishing Adobe style

    7
    2253 votes
    • PROS: Can create complex documents, Export to PDF format
    • CONS: Both amateur and professional users better served by different apps
  • Adobe InDesign CC

    2017

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A new standard in professional layout and design

    6
    1387 votes
    • PROS: Professional application with great results, Collaborative online tools, Very well documented
    • CONS: Steep learning curve
  • Adobe Acrobat

    3D 8.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    PDF Reader on a Subscription basis

    6
    65 votes
    • PROS: The most widely used PDF reader in the world Adobe Acrobat has advanced features and superior support, Subscription model means you will always have the most up to date version without additional expense
    • CONS: Some people prefer to pay one time fees for software instead of the recurring cost of software as a service
  • MiKTeX

    2.9.3972

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free tool that may interest people who typeset documents

    6
    89 votes
    • Lulu

      4.1.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      A free app for iPhone

      8
      10 votes
      • Scribus

        1.4.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Open source desktop publishing app

        7
        574 votes
        • PROS: Open source, Lots of powerful features, Exports and imports PDF
        • CONS: Unintuitive in areas, Formatting isn't straightforward
      • QuarkXPress

        10.0.0.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Industry-leading package for design and layout

        6
        339 votes
        • PROS: Professional looking results with an intuitive interface, Excellent support for importing and exporting files, First class typography support, Updated to work with iPad and eBook formats, Create interactive publications
        • CONS: In the effort to simplify this version, some features have been sacrificed, Ease of use still doesn't quite match up to Adobe InDesign, Demo requires lengthy registration
      • Wipeout

        1.4

        License
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        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        A Fun Game Inspired from a TV Show

        7
        13 votes
        • PROS: All seasons available, New challenges, Time trial mode, Lets you play with friends
        • CONS: Gameplay on the "too easy" side, Graphics are a bit wacky, Not available for iOS, Certain elements of the TV show not added
      • BB Flashback

        FlashBack Pro Screen Recorder

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        All-in-one screen capture suite with editing and publishing features

        8
        61 votes
        • PROS: Very easy to take video screen grabs
        • CONS: Editing videos can be slow
      • ZWCAD

        2012

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        ZWCAD™ is a cost-effective, DWG file format compatible CAD solution for the AEC and MCAD industries.

        7
        110 votes
        • PROS: Excellent support for DWG file, Zero relearning cost, Powerful drafting and detailing tools, Easy Plotting, Publishing, and Export
        • CONS: Only basic support for 3D functions
      • Master Album Maker

        Standard Edition 2.5

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Create original photo albums for publishing to the web

        6
        10 votes
        • Pacemaker Editor

          2.0.2.14170

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Create music mixes and share them on the net

          7
          203 votes
          • PROS: Easy to edit and share songs, Quick and easy editing
          • CONS: Doesn't allow advanced editing, Requires signing-up to share
        • iVideo

          4.5

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Excellent video organizer for Mac

          6
          29 votes
          • PROS: Organizes videos by thumbnails, Makes publishing to HTML pages easy, Easy to share over networks, Supports external storage media
          • CONS: No YouTube or online video site integration
        • TADAA – HD Pro Camera

          5.4.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          iPhone

          A free multimedia app for iPhone, by Menschmaschine Publishing GmbH

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          No votes yet
          • Portable Scribus

            1.3.3.12

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Open source desktop publishing app

            6
            55 votes
            • Nokia Lifeblog

              2.5.224

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Organise and blog your phone photos and videos

              7
              21 votes
              • PROS: Makes publishing photos from your phone quick and easy, Organises photos and videos in chronological order in timeline
              • CONS: Only useful for those that want to publish lots of photos from their phone, Can be tricky to setup, Restricted to Nokia phones and TypePad
            • MixTape

              1.2.11

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac

              MixTape makes mixing music and publishing directly to iTunes or the Web easy and beautiful.

              5
              6 votes
              • Canvastic

                3.5.0

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Student focused graphics and text publishing tool

                6
                1 vote
                • PROS: Lots of templates for different age groups, Allows you to limit what kids can access, Lots of setup help
                • CONS: Interface is a bit dated, Can be tricky to understand at first
              • Flux

                3.1.46

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Mac

                Web design made easy

                7
                7 votes
                • PROS: Excellent WYSIWYG editor, Easy to use, Lots of great templates, Allows publishing to any FTP server
                • CONS: Lacks the power of Dreamweaver, Can be stubborn when trying to drag and drop objects
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