Adobe InDesign Alternatives for Windows

Popular Alternatives to Adobe InDesign for Windows. Explore 20 Windows apps like Adobe InDesign, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems. If your looking for more info about Adobe InDesign like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 1/19/2018 1:42:00 PM

Alternatives to Adobe InDesign for Windows with any license

  • Scribus

    Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application. Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting, and the ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Example uses include writing small newspapers, brochures, newsletters, posters and books.

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    • absolute pain in the $$$ to work with. lacks basic functionality like showing up the font you select in the actual page Guest • Oct 2017 • 9 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Full features. Good for commercial print jobs. Guest • Mar 2017 • 8 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • QuarkXPress

    Computer application for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG environment. It runs on Mac OS X and Windows. It was first released by Quark, Inc. in 1987 and is still owned and published by them. The most recent version is QuarkXPress 8 and it allows publishing in English ("International and U.S."[1]) and 36 other languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac OS X Windows

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    • Innovative features, like make PDF editable, create HTML5, as many apps as I want etc. And I can buy a license which I keep. At $185 for an upgrade. Plus it is fast, launches within 6 seconds. Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • 2 generations ahead of InDesign and available as a permanent purchase with no subscription. Converts all types of PDF files to native objects and outputs HTML5 and iOS apps in addition to industry-standard PDF for print. martinturnerJul 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Quark still is the most intuitive and powerful application for layout and design. InDesign is almost as good but having used Quark since 1.1 I can say it is still (very expensive) but the best. phillipsalfNov 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Microsoft Office Publisher

    Microsoft Publisher, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, helps you create, personalize, and share a wide range of publications and marketing materials in-house. New and improved capabilities guide you through the process of creating and distributing in print, Web, and e-mail so you can build your brand, manage customer lists, and track your marketing campaigns — all in-house.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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    • Most of the essential InDesign functions are not there. Guest • Nov 2015 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • VivaDesigner

    This economically priced high end DTP program is extremely powerful and still very easy to use. With its innovative concepts, you can decisively improve your working processes and document management. With VivaDesigner, all collaborations between end customers, corporations and their employees as well as agencies, service providers, printers and editors can be simplified and dramatically improved.

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • It has 95-99% of all the features of InDesigner, can read and write Adobe InDesign files based on IDML and is the only app that is also available for the browser without any installation for the client. And last but not least you can buy or rent it and there is even a free version! Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Serif Pageplus

    PagePlus is the easy to use, all-in-one solution for professional desktop publishing, creative design, full PDF editing and quality print work. The intuitive interface and high-end output makes it the ideal choice for anyone from home users to small businesses.

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued Serif will not release another major version of any of our ‘Plus’ range applications. They will however continue to be available for the foreseeable future. https://community.serif.com/forum/other%20products/74586/affinity-is-coming-to-windows
  • MultiAd Creator

    MultiAd® Creator Professional version is the software for skilled layout artists. It combines premium page-layout capabilities with drawing, illustration and image manipulation tools. Newspaper production groups, agency creative departments, marketing- communication groups and professional designers are typical users of this application.

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows

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  • Adobe FrameMaker

    A desktop publishing (DTP) and word processing application that is popular for large documents. Adobe FrameMaker software is a complete solution for authoring, enriching, managing, and publishing technical documentation. Author with best-in-class XML/DITA and DTD support. Manage content using out-of-the-box integration with leading content management systems and Dropbox. Collaborate with PDF-based reviews, even on mobile devices.

    Commercial Windows

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  • SpringPublisher

    SpringPublisher is a professional and easy to use desktop publishing software. With its included various templates and online template store, powerful multi-layer editor, detailed help-files, SpringPublisher enables you to design and print Business Card, Flyer, Postcard, Letterhead and other artworks within a few minutes. Features: 1. Enables you to add images, texts, vector shapes, logos and arrange them as you like; 2. Provides various image effect: shadows, opacity, rotation, etc. 3.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • RagTime

    RagTime is both a traditional Office and DTP layout application. Like an office application, RagTime contains a powerful word processor, a sophisticated spreadsheet, and a tool for slide shows. It supports picture handling and creates business graphics. In addition, it offers CMYK separation, color management, support for spot colors, frame-based layout, PDF export and tabular composition.

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows

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    • Because we use it everyday for office applications. We know more functions than any software used on occasional base. It is very powerfull stable software. The piont we are missing is more basic templates. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Project ROME

    Project ROME is an all-in-one content creation and publishing application that lets virtually anyone at work, home or school inject the power of graphics, photos, text, video, audio and animation into everyday projects. From printed materials and presentations to digital documents and websites, you can go from start to finish within the simple, creative Project ROME environment.

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Web Adobe AIR

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    • Discontinued The commercial version of Project ROME will remain free to the public via Adobe Labs. No additional Project ROME software updates are planned.
  • 365Layouts.com

    365Layouts.com is an alternative to complex design programs like Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Publisher. It can be used to create brochures, flyers, newsletters, business cards, posters, magazines and presentations. Built on web standards such as HTML5 and JavaScript, 365layouts is supported in all modern web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari . Features: - Nothing to install: Say goodbye to the hassle of using desktop layout and design software.

    Free Mac OS X Windows Web Chrome OS

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  • Corel Ventura

    Corel Ventura is found primarily in business publishing and excels at long document publishing. XML Import, Publish to PDF, Table Tags, Prepress/Preflight options, and Bitmap effects were some of the enhancements to the software.

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corel_Ventura
  • Webworks ePublisher

    With over 20 years serving the technical communications industry, WebWorks ePublisher is the ultimate tried and true publishing solution for technical communicators. It is important to us that the value of what you do is not lost when delivering the content you create. Because of this, WebWorks puts more into the development of content delivery than any other competitor, by a wide margin.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • MathML Kit for Adobe Creative Suite

    MathML Kit provides the native placement of MathML files without any extra conversions. It supports the math equations for Adobe InDesign Server, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe InCopy in the MathML format. The major browsers support the MathML format and overall, this format is quite popular. But for printing, it should be converted into the vector (EPS or PDF) or raster formats. As a result, the converted images are no longer maintainable and in many cases have a poor quality.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • pagination.com

    Pagination lets you connect data from any source with custom InDesign layouts, and automatically create beautiful catalogs and price lists. You can create within seconds, documents in PDF and InDesign from any kind of data source, such as Excel, CSV, MySQL, XML, or exports from corporate databases.

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Web

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  • imPRESSion

    imPRESSion and imPRESSion Lite are affordable desktop publishing applications that combine powerful vector graphics drawing with a range of text handling functions.

    Commercial Windows

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