Desktop Publishing Software

Desktop Publishing

What is Desktop Publishing Software?

Tools that enable the management of visual content, assisting in the creation/editing of documents to be printed or exported. Users can create printed materials such as magazines, pamphlets and newsletters as well as e-catalogues and online publications either from scratch or using editable templates.

Common Features

  • Templates
  • Drag and Drop Design
  • Layout Editing
  • Graphics Editing
  • Text Editing
  • Asset Hub
  • Collaboration
  • Social Media Integration
  • Data Visualization

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Top Desktop Publishing Software 2024

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Composite Score
9.0 /10
CX Score
9.2 /10

Create on-brand marketing and internal content with our customizable and integrated design tool. Canva for Enterprise is ideal for growing teams who need all the productivity and smart design features of Canva Pro with advanced controls to collaborate and publish on-brand designs at scale.

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Pros

  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Efficient Service
  • Respectful
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Adobe Systems

Adobe InDesign

Composite Score
8.7 /10
CX Score
8.8 /10

Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading layout and page design software for print and digital media. Create beautiful graphic designs with typography from the world’s top foundries and imagery from Adobe Stock. Quickly share content and feedback in PDF. Easily manage production with Adobe Experience Manager. InDesign has everything you need to create and publish books, digital magazines, eBooks, posters, interactive PDFs, and more.

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Pros

  • Enables Productivity
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
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Composite Score
8.3 /10
CX Score
8.2 /10

Corel Corporation is a Canadian software company specializing in software for graphics processing.

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Pros

  • Inspires Innovation
  • Respectful
  • Efficient Service
  • Saves Time
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VistaCreate

VistaCreate

Composite Score
8.0 /10
CX Score
8.5 /10

VistaCreate (formerly Crello) is a new visual editor that simplifies the design process for everyone. It’s an easy solution that eliminates the need for complex design tools to create visuals. Now, you can create your own designs in just a few clicks. Choose your format, pick a template and customize it - 3 easy steps to an outstanding design.

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Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Enables Productivity
Wondershare Technology

PDFelement

Composite Score
8.0 /10
CX Score
8.1 /10

It’s never been easier to edit any text, images, pages, links, backgrounds, watermarks, headers and footers on your PDF, exactly like you would on a word document. You can even fix typos, rearrange pages, crop or swap a photo.

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Pros

  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Unique Features
  • Altruistic
Lucid Software Inc.

Lucidpress

Composite Score
7.5 /10
CX Score
7.7 /10

Lucidpress is the intuitive design & brand templating platform that makes it easy to create & share beautifully branded collateral. Your brand matters, and Lucidpress offers the consistency your brand needs to deliver its message effectively wherever it goes.

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Pros

  • Enables Productivity
  • Client Friendly Policies
  • Friendly Negotiation
  • Security Protects
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Publisher

Composite Score
7.5 /10
CX Score
7.4 /10

Precisely layout and style text, pictures, borders, calendars, and more. In Publisher everything you add stays exactly the way you’ve designed it, in print, online, or in an email. Create everything from simple greeting cards and labels to professional newsletters and marketing materials using Publisher’s wide range of pre-designed templates. Share pixel-perfect printouts, send professional-quality email publications, or export to industry-standard non-editable formats.

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Pros

  • Trustworthy
  • Friendly Negotiation
  • Caring
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Slower Product Innovation
Composite Score
7.4 /10
CX Score
7.7 /10

Pages is a powerful word processor that lets you create stunning documents, and comes included with most Apple devices. And with real-time collaboration, your team can work together from anywhere, whether they’re on Mac, iPad or iPhone, or using a PC.

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Pros

  • Friendly Negotiation
  • Saves Time
  • Generous Negotitation
  • Enables Productivity
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Composite Score
7.0 /10
CX Score
6.5 /10

QuarkXPress is a page layout and graphic design software. It lets anyone create and publish rich, compelling materials for print, web, e-readers, tablets and other digital media. With its professional design features, QuarkXPress is the must-have software for in-house, agency and independent designers.

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Pros

  • Reliable
  • Enables Productivity
  • Caring
  • Fair

Cons

  • Under Delivered
  • Less Inspiring
  • Security Frustrates

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Encore Software

The Print Shop

Composite Score
7.9 /10
CX Score
8.2 /10

Design stunning print projects like never before with the brand-new The Print Shop Mac! For the newest version, we continued to pack in the most advanced advertising design tools and printing solutions for a truly incredible price. Create projects free of license limitations with over 10,000 royalty-free professional backgrounds and images, and thousands of unique royalty-free templates.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing