Skip to main content
TrustRadius
Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign

Overview

What is 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…

Read more
Recent Reviews

The industry standard

9 out of 10
November 25, 2021
Incentivized
InDesign is the gold standard as far as desktop composition software goes for publishers. We (and our vendors) use the product to create …
Continue reading
Read all reviews

Awards

Products that are considered exceptional by their customers based on a variety of criteria win TrustRadius awards. Learn more about the types of TrustRadius awards to make the best purchase decision. More about TrustRadius Awards

Reviewer Pros & Cons

View all pros & cons
Return to navigation

Pricing

View all pricing

Monthly Plan

$31.49

On Premise
per month

Annual Plan, Prepaid

$239.88 ($19.99)

On Premise
per year (per month)

Annual Plan, Paid Monthly

$251.88 ($20.99)

On Premise
per year (per month)

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Return to navigation

Product Details

What is Adobe InDesign?

Adobe InDesign Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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 products.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Adobe InDesign are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
Return to navigation

Comparisons

View all alternatives
Return to navigation

Reviews and Ratings

(714)

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

(1-25 of 96)
Companies can't remove reviews or game the system. Here's why
Janeil Harricharan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • A law firm assigned me a $1800 contract job, using their in-house Adobe InDesign files for layout. I would not have been able to do the job if I did not have Adobe InDesign.
  • I have formatted a number of fixed-layout eBooks using Adobe InDesign. I could have done this with other software, but Adobe InDesign made it very easy to complete these jobs.
  • A US-Filipino author hired me to do media interactivity with her fixed-layout eBook. I would not have been able to fulfill her requirements without using Adobe InDesign.
Allie (Allison) Egerer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Adobe InDesign has helped us to keep up with our clients. Our marketing company focuses more on data and less on creative, so before we started using Adobe InDesign we were behind the curve when it came to assisting the clients with the creative aspects of their direct mail. Now that we use "industry standard" of design tools, we are able to better assist the clients with their creative needs.
  • Adobe InDesign has also helped us be more efficient when creating copy decks for our programmers at our lettershop. Using layers and other aspects that weren't available in tools like Microsoft Word, has made the process of bringing a letter from inception to creation and has caused less "back and forth" between the Marketing department and the Lettershop department when it comes to small details such as font size, placement, etc.
  • The only negative impact I can think of, is that once we started using a more intricate tool like Adobe InDesign, there were some members of the Marketing and Lettershop departments who didn't come from creative backgrounds and had a harder time learning the tool. This learning curve obviously caused some time constraint issues and, for a while, the use of multiple softwares at once to be able to accommodate everyone.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Increased overall professionalism with company marketing portfolio
  • The Digital World transformation has required us to convert documents and share electronically with the help of InDesign
  • Quick shared Adobe shortcuts have saved hours manually moving and copying objects
Trish Lofton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The integration with other Adobe products allows users to maximize productivity. The workflow between apps can be seamless.
  • At first glance, the cost can scare away new users, especially small businesses. Even though InDesign will save money in the long term, it is hard to justify the price tag.
Maria Clara Daly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Ability to have our files accepted at a broader variety of printers.
  • Ability to sometimes skip printing entirely due to being able to create interactive PDFs, saving on printing costs.
  • Stopped using online flipbook software in favor of robust PDFs, which was a cost savings to our agency as well as clients.
John La Belle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • InDesign is integral to the way we prepare artwork and publications for our clients. The ROI is essentially 100% positive from the get-go, especially if you're upgrading from older or alternative desktop publishing software.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • A great ROI for time in my small architectural practice, [especially] when a design has been updated and a report needs to be submitted. We can be submitting many reports that all look similar, clean and beautiful. We just save as the file and replace the images with more updated images. This way the client finds it easy to navigate updated reports, as many as they can be.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • For a relatively low cost, we are able to produce professional documents in house without having to farm out to a designer.
  • If we didn't already have people experienced with Adobe InDesign it wouldn't provide good ROI. It is a software package that needs qualified employees and if you don't already have one, that can be a large cost...
  • If you use other Adobe products more frequently and have a blanket license that includes InDesign the cost gets mitigated to basically zero.
Return to navigation