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QuarkXPress Alternatives

QuarkXPress is described as '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' and is a desktop publisher in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to QuarkXPress for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Scribus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like QuarkXPress are Affinity Publisher, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Publisher and Lucidpress.

QuarkXPress alternatives are mainly Desktop Publishers but may also be Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of QuarkXPress.
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Computer application for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG environment. It runs on Mac OS X and...

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  1. Scribus icon

    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.

    Almost everyone thinks Scribus is a great alternative to QuarkXPress.
  2. From the earliest days of visualizing the Affinity range, we planned an unrivaled trio of sleek, modern apps tailored to work with the latest technology – ultra-fast, with stunning power and completely stripped of bloat.


  3. Adobe InDesign icon

    Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems.

    Adobe InDesign vs QuarkXPress opinions
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    Lack of native PDF conversion, no iOS output, no HTML5 output.

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  4. Microsoft Office Publisher icon

    Microsoft Office Publisher

    • Windows

    Microsoft Publisher, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, helps you create, personalize, and share a wide range of publications and marketing materials in-house.

  5. Lucidpress icon


    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Lucidpress is a web-based design and layout application that enables anyone to create beautiful print and digital documents.


  6. A desktop publishing (DTP) and word processing application that is popular for large documents.

  7. Laidout icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Laidout is desktop publishing software, particularly for multipage, cut and folded booklets, with page sizes that don't even have to be rectangular. The whole page view can be rotated to any angle. Warping is implemented.

  8. RagTime icon


    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Swift Publisher icon

    Swift Publisher

    • Mac

    Swift Publisher is an easy-to-use page layout and desktop publishing app for Mac.

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