iStudio Publisher 4+

Create impressive documents

iStudio Software Limited

    • 4.6 • 181 Ratings
    • $17.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



**** As featured by Apple in “Apps for Designers”, and more recently in “Create a Design Masterpiece” ****

Desktop Publishing for Mac. A powerful, intuitive page layout application, perfect for anything you want to design and print.

iStudio Publisher makes it easy to create stunning, professional quality documents, including newsletters, brochures, adverts, flyers, booklets, invitations, menus, reports, posters, greetings cards, and yearbooks. Start with a professionally designed template or a custom sized blank document.

Anyone can master iStudio Publisher quickly, regardless of age or experience.

New to desktop publishing and page layout? Our video tutorials and Rapid Start Guide will get you up and running within minutes.

Experienced? You'll love iStudio Publisher’s sophisticated features, such as writing text along any path, text flow linking, two-page spread editing, booklet making, drag and drop page duplication and reordering, tools for complex shape construction, and comprehensive built-in help.

The user interface places everything in easy reach, so you spend more time creating and less time finding elusive features. It has all the tools you need to design great looking documents, whether for professional artwork or school homework projects. Comprehensive Inspectors hold everything to manage your layout and to format shapes, text and images.

The result is an uncluttered desktop that’s a pleasure to use, with more space for getting the job done.

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iStudio Publisher has all the features you'd expect from a layout package:
• Shape size and alignment
• Stroke style, color fill and image fill
• Shadows
• Character and paragraph styling
• Text columns
• Text wrapping
• Support for Apple dictation
• Quick Look document preview
• Tabbed document windows

It also has some great sophisticated features:
• Master pages
• Custom page sizes
• Font sizes up to 9999 pt
• Contextual info bar showing all key modifier combinations
• Keystroke constraints for shape editing
• Comprehensive hyperlink support
• Page duplication and reordering
• Separate thumbnails window – drag and drop document organisation
• True spread editing – place content across the fold
• Automatic page numbering
• Bleed and crop marks
• Export documents as PDF booklets and readers spreads
• Flow text between shapes and lines, across pages and spreads
• Multiple document views, with independent zoom and view settings
• Working space at the side of document pages, which isn't printed
• Smooth pan and zoom up to 10,000%
• Text in any shape, at any angle
• Text along any line or curve
• Powerful control over shape corners
• Set multiple shape properties simultaneously
• Insert multiple plain text, RTF and media files (image/PDF/AI) simultaneously
• Adjustable snap grid
• Independently set opacity for stroke, fill, image and text
• Text inset for any shape
• Multiple text columns in any shape
• Sophisticated text inset and outset – smooth contours around complex shapes
• Rulers that auto scale and auto label
• Text View mode
• Live preview mode
• Auto save
• Show baselines, text glyph outlines and text wrap runarounds
• Stretch text horizontally and vertically

Tools to help you design:
• Comprehensive Shape Library
• Powerful Head Up Display shape creation
• Reshaping Tool – edit any shape's nodes and curves

Powerful image manipulation and cropping:
• Change DPI
• Comprehensive scaling and fitting options
• Align, flip and rotate images within shapes
• Image tiling – create a repeating pattern from a single image

Compatibility and sharing:
• Insert plain text, RTF and a wide range of media types, including: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, PSD, PDF, EPS and AI
• Export PDF, booklet PDF, PDF with readers spreads, EPUB and RTF files

iStudio Publisher does not include support for Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (CJK) text input.

What’s New

Version 1.6.1

NEW: Updated for the Apple Silicon M-series chips. The dual binary build still supports legacy Intel chips.
FIXED: Image and Text file insertion bug. First encountered in Sonoma, this bug prevented images and text files from being inserted via the menu or the Image Inspector. Neither drag-and-drop nor copy-and-paste were affected.
FIXED: Several UI layout and alignment issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

Meg23100 ,

iStudio Publisher exceptional! Better than Adobe. . .

I’ve been a desktop publishing user for 25 years. From Adobe Pagemaker to InDesign. InDesign is comprehensive and difficult to use, not user friendly. Also it costs a bundle! iStudio Publisher is an awesome product, it does everything and more that anyone could want in desktop publishing. It is quick and intuitive. Have you used the technical support? It is AMAZING. I email and within 24 hours, usually sooner, I get these comprehensive responses (from Andy). Every. Single. Time. And I’ve been using it for over 2 years. They even remember who I am!? I know, right?
I recently asked a question and in the response Andy said they were, in fact, incorporating that aspect into the newer version. . . . and he included current ways to do what I wanted to do. Support is for the lifetime of the product, I guess!
I highly recommend this, as a long time Adobe desktop product user, buy this instead, you will be happy and your bank account will be too!

Developer Response ,

Thanks Meg! We really appreciate your review and are always happy to help.

rbcopod1 ,

Great for show programs and more!

iStudio is so easy to use! It’s my go-to for designing the playbills for my students’ theatrical productions. I also use it when friends ask me to design yearbook ads or memorial photo posters for funerals. (I was the yearbook advisor for years, so now I am the desktop publishing guru among my friends…). I love the unique features of iStudio—things you don’t get in Adobe Photoshop Elements. For example, PS Elements doesn’t have the feature where you can draw a curve and then have a block of text follow it precisely. That feature alone is worth its weight in gold. I also prefer the way iStudio allows you to edit photos within a “frame” when you are laying out photo collages. This same process in Elements is much less intuitive. iStudio also has excellent support. For the price, it is definitely a FIVE STAR product!

UdanaPower ,


I've been using this product for about 20 years... I LOVE it. I use it every day. I have used it to design books and documents for my staff who then take their fancy-schmancy technology to design websites and books exactly how I want them. They tell me they are grateful to have it all laid out cleanly for them so that they can connect the dots to a complex project. I also screenshot things online slide them directly onto an iStudio page and keep for references, maps, products, online webinars... everything. It's my go-to product. I organize my office by making separate covers to binders with this. It's is easy to learn and use... I literally wrote a whole training on this program that is now an online course pdf'd directly from iStudio. It looks great just as it is. I love this program and highly recommend it.

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