Download Publishing - Best Software & Apps

  • YouTube

    14.10.53

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    The most powerful video app on the Internet

    8
    3074 votes
    • PROS: Fast streaming, Large video catalog, Multi-tasking friendly, Can continue videos from before
    • CONS: Feed-type subscription, No notifications from subscribed channels, Steep monetization requirement, Cannot go back to the previous video
  • Adobe Pagemaker

    7.0.2

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Desktop Publishing Adobe style

    7
    2279 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
    1400 votes
    • PROS: Professional application with great results, Collaborative online tools, Very well documented
    • CONS: Steep learning curve
  • Adobe Acrobat

    3D 8.3

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    PDF Reader on a Subscription basis

    6
    70 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
    92 votes
    • Scribus

      1.4.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Open source desktop publishing app

      7
      575 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
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      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Industry-leading package for design and layout

      6
      341 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
    • 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
      62 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
    • Pacemaker Editor

      2.0.2.14170

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Create music mixes and share them on the net

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

        4.1.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone

        A free app for iPhone

        8
        16 votes
        • Portable Scribus

          1.3.3.12

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Open source desktop publishing app

          6
          56 votes
          • TADAA – HD Pro Camera

            6.0.5

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            iPhone

            A free multimedia app for iPhone, by Menschmaschine Publishing GmbH

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            No votes yet
            • 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
            • Swift Publisher

              4.0.1

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac

              Easy-to-use desktop publishing software

              5
              73 votes
              • RapidWeaver

                5.2.2

                License
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                Platform
                Mac

                Everything you need to create your website easily

                7
                39 votes
                • PROS: Over 40 themes, Easy publishing, Customize themes and layout
                • CONS: Basic web creation
              • Nokia Lifeblog

                2.5.224

                License
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                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
              • Canvastic

                3.5.0

                License
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                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
              • Squarespace

                varies-with-device

                License
                buy
                Platform
                Web Apps

                Cool Tool for Website Builders

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                No votes yet
                • PROS: Lots of well designed tools, Good analysis and help tools
                • CONS: A bit complicated to use, Not very many templates
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