Desktop Publishing Software

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Desktop Publishing Software Overview

What is Desktop Publishing Software?

Desktop publishing software allows the user to manage visual content, including page layout and design, in preparation for publication. Desktop publishing tools may be used to prepare and organize print magazines, newspapers and periodicals, and possibly also e-catalogues and online publications.

Desktop Publishing Products

(1-25 of 25) Sorted by Most Reviews

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign supports creating digital and print documents such as flyers, stationary, posters, and other types of media, with rich graphics, images, and more. Adobe InDesign is available standalone or as part of the Adobe Creative Suite collection of media management and creation…

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Corel Corporation, headquartered in Ottawa, offers the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, a graphic design studio and library of tools.

Affinity Publisher

Affinity Publisher replaces the former PagePlus desktop publishing application, from Serif Europe headquartered in Nottingham.


Venngage is an infographics creation platform. Users can create inforgraphics for their marketing team from scratch or from a template.

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application available with an Office 365 subscription, or as a standalone download.


Infogram is an online tool for creating infographics, charts, dashboards, and interactive reports. Users can upload spreadsheets containing the data they want to visualize, or set up a live integration from another data source using the Infogram API. From a graphics and layout perspective,…

MadCap Software

MadCap Software, headquartered in La Jolla, offers MadCap Flare, a help authoring and technical writing tool featuring onboarding and support from MadCap, and a set of modules for designing advanced guides, aids, and web or application help aids.


Lucid Software headquartered in South Jordan offers Lucidpress, a design and publishing application.

Quark Publishing Platform

The Quark Publishing Platform from Quark Software headquartered in Denver is a publishing tool and document generation workflow featuring collaborative tools, quick content reuse tools, and structured authoring aids.


Displayr is a survey data discovery and visualization tool, with free tools for publishing dashboards, reports and infographics (e.g. charts, and graphs) to the web or other repositories for sharing and demonstration, as well as support for analysis of large datasets (more than 1,… is a template driven infographic presentation and publishing toolset, from the small company of the same name in Gig Harbor.


Piktochart is a publication suite for infographics, presentations, and print (e.g. posters, flyers, etc), from the Malaysian company of the same name.


PageStream (formerly Publishing Partner) is an open source desktop publishing application developed by GrasshopperLLC.

vjoon K4

vjoon K4 is a crossmedia editorial system with an integrated workflow management system from the Hamburg-based company vjoon GmbH. vjoon K4 enables small teams and large business units with thousands of users to deliver more quality content faster and across multiple digital channels…


MagHub is a CRM/ERP and publishing workflow tool that aims to help users improve a media business whether print or digital. Based in the cloud, MagHub is described by the vendor as easy to deploy, use, and manage. MagHub is designed to be the only media publication CRM/ERP and publishing…


Publitas helps users inspire shoppers by publishing catalogs online. Shoppers can browse catalogs from any device and purchase the products they like. The vendor states over 1500 leading retailers such as IKEA, Aldi, Carrefour and Staples publish their catalogs online with Publitas.…


SDL XPP allows users to develop and publish acontent in digital, PDF, and print formats, with an XML Professional Publisher. Built for demanding publishing environments, users can produce newsletters, books, magazines, loose-leaf manuals, catalogs, and electronic documents in more…


Substack is a subscription-based newsletter publishing platform.


FlippingBook is software and cloud service for creating professional digital flipbooks. The tool converts PDFs into interactive ebooks, catalogs, brochures, annual reports, magazines, and sales collateral. Users can share these documents as links or embed them into a website. Collect…


Scribus is open source desktop publishing software.

Magazine Manager

The Magazine Manager is a magazine publishing software solution which the vendor states serves over 16,000 publications worldwide. Launched in 2002, it was a web-based CRM specifically built for publishers. In one unified platform, the Magazine Manager provides publishers with features…

Xara Designer Pro

Xara, headquartered in Berlin, offers Designer Pro, a desktop publishing application.

CorelDRAW Technical Suite

Corel Corporation headquartered in Ottawa offers the CorelDRAW Technical Suite, supplying applications for 2D and 3D visual design and technical documentation.


Shorthand enables the user to create interactive multimedia stories for any online audience — all with no code. The vendor boasts that Shorthand is used by hundreds of publishers, brands, non-profits, and more — including the BBC, Honda, Business Insider, and Doctors Without Borders.…

3DEXCITE (DELTAGEN Marketing Suite)

Dassault Systemes offers 3DEXCITE as a publishing and content creation tool for marketers, providing a means of creating enticing visuals and 3d displays and demonstrations. 3DEXCITE includes the DELTAGEN MARKETING SUITE. Comprised of the software: 3DEXCITE DELTAGEN HUB, 3DEXCITE…