Affinity Publisher 2 for iPad 4+

Page layout design, publishing

Serif Labs

    • 4.4 • 156 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Work wherever and whenever you want without compromise, with Affinity Publisher 2 for iPad, the on-the-go version of our award-winning desktop publishing software. This equally powerful page layout and design app has everything you need to create books, brochures, posters, reports, letters, portfolios, magazine layouts, book covers, ebooks, and so much more.

• Fully integrated and optimized iPad gesture controls to speed up your workflow
• Command controller hosting on-screen modifiers
• Quick Menu for context-sensitive access to commands
• Context bar for all tools
• Sliders for various attributes
• Zoom to fit/zoom to previous, snapping, and preview mode options
• Metal accelerated to achieve blazing-fast performance, even when editing large images
• Sensitive to pressure, tilt, and angle, the app harnesses the full power and precision of Apple Pencil
• Full iCloud drive integration allows for seamless file management, storage, and sharing
• External display support with separate configuration options

• Facing page spreads
• Live master pages
• Advanced guides, grids, and snapping
• Tables and custom table formats
• Wrap text around any object or image
• Create text frames of any shape
• Link multiple text frames together across your document
• Footnotes, sidenotes, and endnotes

• Full control over character and paragraph styles
• Comprehensive OpenType support
• Write text along any path
• Advanced flow options and hyphenation

• 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

• Section manager to organize your documents
• Savable undo history with alternate futures
• Smart master pages
• Automatically generate indexes and table of contents
• Manage and create anchors
• 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
• PDF passthrough
• Autoflow of multiple images and multi-page PDFs
• Running headers
• Cross-references

• IDML & XLSX import
• Import/export from Adobe InDesign ® and other programs
• Layer visibility override for placed linked files (PDF/DWG/DXF/PSD and Affinity files)
• Place linked web images using URLs
• Dropbox API integration to retain placed resource linkage across multiple devices
• AutoCAD DWG/DXF import, place, and edit (maintaining layer structure and scaling)

• End-to-end CMYK, PANTONE© and spot color
• Live preflight checking
• PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4 output for professional printed works

• 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

Version 2.5.2

Bug fixes and stability improvements to 2.5.

Experience an improved workflow with Version 2.5! Free for all V2 customers, the latest update to Affinity Publisher introduces a few key features and improvements, including:

• Variable font support – allows you to work with fonts that provide fine-grained control of aspects of their appearance
• QR Code Tool – makes it easy to add QR codes to documents, which can be scanned to perform actions such as visiting a web page of your choice
• DWG polylines import improvements
• Many more improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

On desktop, Affinity Publisher won our Mac App of the Year Award, providing all the tools necessary to lay out a large-format photo book, a poster for a school play, or a brochure for your small business. The new Affinity Publisher 2 lets you do all this and more using an interface optimized for touchscreen.

M. Myshack ,

Major glitches

In the long run I think Publisher will be a great iPad app but at present (October 29, 2023) it still has major bugs that were being discussed in tutorial videos a year ago.
1. I get the standard iPad keyboard on my screen instead of the switchable Affinity keyboard. What should be there, above the numbers, is a a set of menu options, such as a pair of scissors and an icon for toggling between keyboards (the other has options specific to Publisher—inserting special characters, maths, inserting page breaks, and so on). I once managed to access that menu keyboard (no idea how) but couldn't get back to the QWERTY keyboard until I reinstalled the app.
2. The app still struggles with cloud services on the iPad. I have not had that problem with other apps.
3. Support staff are deeply hidden, nearly inaccessible. They must be Top Secret.
Because I have severe neuropathy I don't find it easy to work with any interface. That's not a problem with the app but it does predispose me to being impatient with bugs and glitches.…I think the app has so much potential and is already significantly ahead of Adobe's mobile apps, I'm not inclined to give up. It's definitely a viable alternative to InDesign.

Just a random IOS Reviewer ,

For Anyone Serious About Productivity On iPad….Get This!

I have been a big fan of Affinity for quite some time. I also went through a stretch using an iPad as my only portable productivity device, using it as my main laptop. This was only possible due apps top tier apps like LumaFusion and the Affinity Suite, etc. Apps like Affinity Publisher are what make the iPad what it is! I believe every serious creative professional with an iPad should have this app downloaded!

In-App Purchases

Publisher 2 for iPad License
Publisher 2 for iPad License
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Affinity Collection for iPad
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