May 26, 2017

Swift Publisher 5

This week Belight Software announced an update to Swift Publisher. This is the first major update since September 2015.

Last year I wrote about the cool use of the Calendar feature in Swift Publisher 4. It’s still there, apparently, nothing changed with that functionality in this update.

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Exciting New Features in this Release

  • Spread Mode is here!
  • Deposit Photo Integration
  • Art Text Integration
  • Add Google Maps to Documents
  • New: 2D and 3D Text designs
  • Custom Grids

Some Thoughts

I like the page spread functionality. I need to remember to enable it when I create my documents.

Deposit Photo is a good image library. Over 60 million high-quality royalty-free stock images and high-definition footage at the best prices to fill all your creative needs. Pretty sure you'll find the perfect image.

The new 2D and 3D text designs are very cool. However, I didn't see any way to change the colors of the text. I can see why it's worth getting Art Text 3. They should do a package deal for Art Text 3 and Swift Publisher

You can add rendered EPS files and documents can be exported as EPS.

With all the changes, the price is only $19.99. Certainly worth the investment of making great printed documents.

Bottom Line

If your looking for a strong replacement for Apple Pages and don't need a heavy hitter like Indesign, Swift Publisher 5 is the way to go. I was a big fan of InDesign CS2, and think that this is a suitable replacement.

This would be perfect for anyone that needs to put together flyers for PTO Events and Fundraisers.

Visit Belightsoft.com and download a trial version.

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