iStudio Publisher: Desktop Publishing. Simplified.

istudiopublisherlogoiStudio  Publisher allows users to create a variety of documents with incredible looking designs. Users can make anything from posters to business cards. A combination of killer features and phenomenal usability makes iStudio Publisher a brilliant application.

At it’s heart, iStudio Publisher is a page layout application. All content that is added to a page begins with a shape. Thankfully, a plethora of excellent shapes are included within the application. Once a shape has been inserted, it can be used for text, images, and several different styles; all of which give the document an incredibly good look. Users can also write text along any-shaped paths, which can really set your document out from the crowd.

All of the above features would be rendered useless if the application was complicated to use. Fortunately, this is not the case with iStudio Publisher. The basic working window is perfectly arranged. With the most commonly used tools and shapes on the left hand side of the window, and the inspector on the right hand side of the window. Users are also given the option of opening several document windows simultaneously, all with their own independent views. For instance, you can have one document window showing just one page of the document you are creating, whilst another page could show a view of the whole document. There is also a canvas around each page, where users can store items they may wish to put into the document at a later stage.

(the screenshot below shows the excellent user interface of iStudio Publisher)


In addition to being incredibly easy to navigate, iStudio Publisher also allows users to easily make their documents look visually stunning. For instance, users can take advantage of ‘Spread Editing’, a mode which allows you to have text or graphics flowing across facing pages. Another powerful feature is the ability to make text follow a certain path. Users simply use a default shape, or draw their own, and then any text that is added will follow the path of the shape. This feature gives the user a lot of freedom within their document, they can make the text go where they want it to. These two features are just small examples of the powerful effects that can be easily achieved with very little effort in iStudio Publisher.

Overall, iStudio publisher is a brilliant application. The synergy between ease of use and power is simply astonishing. iStudio Publisher currently retails at £34.99, a price that anyone who creates graphical based documents will be more than willing to pay.


Seth SmithJune 23rd, 2009 at 10:56 am

The application looks great! I really like its logo.

Seth SmithJune 23rd, 2009 at 6:56 am

The application looks great! I really like its logo.

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