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Adobe InDesign

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is an industry standard, and I would not trust a professional designer who did not at least have an intermediate level of knowledge in InDesign. It's best suited for multi-page documents, such as book publication, brochures or pamphlets. Its tools allow designers to build wireframe layouts, roughing in placement of images, text or other linked elements. The ability to create multiple page 'masters' allows for implementation of different template components for each document section. For example, the sections can use their own numbering systems, start at different intervals, have different background design components, and if the tools are used properly, they can be used to dynamically generate Table of Contents layouts which saves designers a lot of time. Content can be flowed between sections, so if additional text is added or the text area gets smaller, the text will flow to the subsequent linked text box. Additionally, it's well suited (and intended) for design all the way through the production process, so its print-ready export settings will typically accommodate professional print vendor specifications, supporting bleed, trim, gutter, and complex PDF export options.
Jennifer Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix RightSignature

RightSignature is best suited for documents with very few fields to complete, i.e, just providing a signature and maybe a date. It is less suited for a long document such as a lease package of 40 pages or more where the operator must configure several fill fields per page. That gets tedious quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe InDesign

  • Publishing design: The variety of design tools available in InDesign are impressive, helping limit some of the work that needs to be handled in a second program like Photoshop or Illustrator so that we can complete a design sooner. When a second program is necessary, InDesign is also quick to integrate work between Illustrator and Photoshop as well.
  • CSV integration: Comma Separated Values sheets lower our production time in the best way. One InDesign template format with a CSV form can be used to produce the thousands of pages we need each year with the same information for different groups with just a few clicks, instead of the copying and pasting from records that used to be required.
Courtney Birnbaum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix RightSignature

  • Excellent API for integrating with your own system. Well documented and easy to use.
  • First-rate technical support, and great customer support overall
  • Flexible billing options to meet a variety of needs
  • An overall low cost solution compared to some of the really big names out there
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe InDesign

  • The biggest issue that I think hinders people from using Adobe InDesign is how overwhelming it is to get started. The interface is not intuitive and doesn't mimic the layout of any similar application. Because of that, it can be difficult to adopt if your company's employees have not already had experience using it. In my case, I had been introduced to InDesign as an intern and later accepted a full-time role on a team where I was able to improve to an intermediate level because our senior digital designer (an InDesign expert) was there to support me as I used InDesign for content creation. In my opinion, this is a rare opportunity where a company already has an expert available. Having such a difficult learning curve to overcome also seems to impact employee workload. Since it takes a while for employees to understand how to use the platform, creating content using this application is often tacked onto one or to people who understand how to use it - making the person(s) feel overwhelmed.
Brittney Collier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix RightSignature

  • Some clients in older age brackets did not like working with electronic documents and software.
  • It was difficult at times to make the initial boxes a uniform size when preparing the document in RightSignature.
  • Sometimes it could be difficult to insert a signature box into a small space on the document.
  • Documents were only saved on the system for a limited amount of time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've had great experiences with the product and plan to continue to use it. It has been my go-to product for designing and creating materials. I have had great luck with it and have been able to create all of the needed marketing materials that have been requested for our company.
Heather Robinette, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix RightSignature

Citrix RightSignature 8.3
Based on 3 answers
As long as I've clients keep coming in, I've got to get my invoices signed hence there is no other but to use this service for better conversion.
Scud Lim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign 7.0
Based on 4 answers
It takes some time and practice but it is a fantastic tool. It takes time to figure out all the features. Once you get the hang of it, you are off and running. The amount of features is just so extensive. I recommend lots of practice before you work on something complex. Also, follow the tutorials! Tutorials are always helpful to get good practice.
Marsha Junkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix RightSignature

Citrix RightSignature 8.1
Based on 3 answers
Some of the clunkiness in the user interface and the processing of documents could be made more seamless. However, once you get over that learning curve, it's straightforward enough. The API for integrating external systems is well documented, and the support crew is great at getting you over the rough spots. There's nothing bad about their system, just a few things I thought could be more elegant.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign 8.2
Based on 68 answers
Adobe InDesign has a vast array of pre-written support documents that could answer almost any questions you could think of. Also, because it's such a popular product, you can find free tutorials (such as YouTube videos) all over the internet. I will say, I'm not sure how easy it is to get a live Adobe support person on the phone, as I've never tried - but I do know they try their best to try to get you to resolve your issue with the information that is already out there before they encourage you to pick up the phone, which is normal for large companies.
Allie (Allison) Egerer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix RightSignature

Citrix RightSignature 6.5
Based on 5 answers
We are Citrix Partners so we would expect better support, but it took a very long time and lots of back and forth and looping in other support people to simply integrate our ShareFile account with RightSignature. Quite surprised it was such a hard thing to do... Maybe retail customers get a better experience?
Alvin Landicho | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Attending Adobe MAX each year is extremely valuable.
Chad Gabriel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix RightSignature

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Implementation Rating

Adobe InDesign

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Citrix RightSignature

Citrix RightSignature 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Good documentation for the API. With a little help from RS tech staff, any competent programmer should be able to integrate RightSignature with an existing system in a week or three. That help is easy to get as well
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe InDesign

Quark Express was were is all started. Now it's only used by elitists. Adobe takes the wheel and steers designs toward their suite of interchangeable, cross over desktop and tablet software. InDesign can easily be picked by junior and seasoned professionals. I’ve never met a designer who doesn’t use it every day!
Jason Wilkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix RightSignature

HelloSign is very clunky, hard to use, and not very user friendly. tracking and reporting is much more difficult and making sure things that were sent in the past, are much harder to bring to the forefront and re-send if it's been a while.
Patricia-Lynn Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe InDesign

  • This program has benefited our organization positively by allowing the creation of brochures, flyers, and emails to our database of contacts.
  • We would prefer to have a one-time purchase for an actual install CD. We are not a fan of Cloud-based programs that we have to pay for monthly. The benefits do not outweigh the cost per year with Cloud.
Carol Heim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix RightSignature

  • Allows for high productivity
  • Allows for quick and efficient customer service
  • Gives our customers options rather than being required to sign one way (in-person)
  • Allows us to extend our range of service to our customers as they are not required to be in front of us to conduct business
Paige Allar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe InDesign

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Citrix RightSignature

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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