Swift Publisher is your all-purpose page layout and desktop publisher for Mac. And by all, we mean all. From brochures and flyers to CD labels and beautiful, professional business cards.

What Swift Publisher can do for you:

Page Layout
Brochures, flyers, catalogs, newsletters, menus, letterheads, posters

Discs & Media
CD and DVD labels, covers, tray inserts, folding booklets, VHS covers

Cards Galore
Business cards, name badges, placeholder cards, CD and DVD cards, discount

Labels & Envelopes
Address labels, envelopes, shipping labels, barcode labels, file folder
labels, UPC and other barcode labels

Other Projects
Calendars, greeting cards, postcards, certificates, invitations, thanks you

Key Features:

Page Layout
• View and edit pages side-by-side with two-page spreads
• Use master pages to quickly create uniform pages for any project
• Unlimited layers to create complex designs while keeping the canvas uncluttered
• Customizable grid for precise document layout
• Adjustable and smart guides help aligning design elements
• Print multi-page booklets with the program taking care of page order for you

Working with Texts
• Create multi-column layouts with flowing text boxes
• Set up customizable text styles and apply them with one click
• Horizontal, vertical and circular text support
• Wrap text around pictures or other objects

Design Tools
• Apply linear and radial gradients, draw freehand shapes, apply strokes, and more
• Edit photos and with Core Image filters using the built-in image editor
• Add a shadow and stroke to any design element
• Crop, rotate, resize, tint, tile, and control the transparency of pictures

Graphic Content
• 300 pre-designed templates
• Library of over 2,000 clipart images
• Integration with Depositphotos online photo bank
• Apply one of over 100 image masks to any picture
• Professionally designed 2D & 3D heading styles
• Use adjustable Smart Shapes as frames for your images

Import Options
• Automatically print out labels for multiple contacts with the mail merge
• Quickly populate business cards with contact information imported right
from Apple Contacts
• Import photos directly from Photos app or custom folder
• Import a list of music tracks right from iTunes for music discs
• Generate QR Code, UPC-A/E, Code 39, and other barcodes with embedded data
from a text file

Sharing & Printing
• Support for thousands of popular label and card papers by Avery, Neato,
Memorex, and others
• Support for multiple direct-to-disc printers
• Export to TIFF, JPEG, EPS, and PDF
• Set up document bleeds and DPI
• Convert text to curves to avoid problems with missing fonts
• Share to Facebook and Twitter with just a few clicks

What’s New

Version 5.5

Swift Publisher 5.5 adds dozens of new project types:

CD/DVD Labels and Inserts
• Print directly to disc with supported printers (popular Canon, Epson, HP models with disc tray)
• Design CD/DVD labels, jewel box covers, tray inserts, folding booklets and many more
• Support for hundreds of CD/DVD label papers from Avery and other vendors
• Ready-made designs for music and photo discs
• Insert song titles, album and artist names and cover art from iTunes library

Labels and Envelopes
• Design and print mailing, shipping, file folder and other labels
• Label stock from popular vendors supported
• Standard metric and US envelopes
• Create custom envelopes and label layouts
• Print addresses on your labels and envelopes directly from Contacts app
• Print barcode labels with UPC, EAN, ISBN, QR and other barcodes

Business Cards
• Over 60 ready-made designs of horizontal and vertical business cards
• Hundreds of supported business card stock
• Create custom layouts easily
• Print at home or export to PDF for a printshop

Folded and Flat Cards
• Design postcards, flat and folded greeting cards
• Print on plain paper or on greeting card paper from Avery and other vendors

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Barnabas2u ,

Great Desktop App!

I use this app for church programs. It is very helpful and thorough. I truly thank the developers for creating this App.I just wish everytime an update comes out I have to repurchase the 4000 clipart attachments. I have done this several times and I just didn’t do it for Swift Publisher 5. I think a total of $30 dallors is enough plus $20 dallors for the App upgrade! I would have given 5 stars but the upgrade should not take away your extra images!

Developer Response ,

Additional clipart that you already purchased as Extras Pack should automatically be visible in new version. If for some reason additional images were not transferred, contact our sales support team:

Xchopperdriver ,

Great Combo of Features + Ease of Use

Very glad I bought Swift Publisher; it is well worth the price. This app makes it incredibly easy to create marketing materials like brochures, newsletters, etc. I pulled together a tri-fold brochure in no time, completely from scratch. The hard part is writing the content (a blank page is a scary thing), but the examples provided in Swift Publisher’s template gallery make even that task less daunting. I picked out a template, then used the pre-defined text areas to fill in the content. The text areas are small, requiring only a few sentences (but there are options for longer items, too). Coming up with a few brief, to-the-point phrases is a lot easier for me than writing long paragraphs. The image tools are decent, though not enough to completely rework one of your photos. If you need serious cropping/cleaning or other mods to your images you may still want to pre-tweak them using something else. This is great software that can probably do just about anything you need for printed marketing products. Definitely recommend; a real bargain.

Seminary Geek ,

Much Easier that MS Publisher

I’ve never had much experience with desktop publishers, but I understand that they’re supposed to be easier and better than a word processor when page formatting is a top priority. Our church office PC has MS Publisher, and I’ve been able to fumble my way through it (you really need to take a class for it, it’s got so many functions). Well, I had to get a funeral bulletin ready in a short amount of time, so I tried Swift Publisher. So intuitive (it behaves just like an Apple-produced app) and straightforward! And the automatic booklet print function really takes the stress our of making sure you have your pages in the right order. This has really helped me be more productive with church publications. It would be nice if Swift documents could be imported into MS Publisher and vice-versa, but I understand such compatibility isn’t always possible. But thanks for such a powerful and easy-to-use desktop publisher that even novices can master in no time. Well done!


Belight Software, ltd
407.5 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Belight Software, Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. 40,000 images $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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