Affinity Publisher Reviews

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March 12, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Affinity Publisher is a powerhouse of a program. It is used by our technology department for some mock-ups and detailed outlines. It's also used by a few of our secretaries when they need to make detailed diagrams. We use a lot of the layouts to avoid spending time and effort with a custom project -- they're great to jump start projects.
  • Supports just about any format you'll need for your project.
  • The variety of templates makes startign projects simple.
  • The program is just really powerful and fairly priced.
  • The learning curve takes a bit to get comfortable.
  • If you're used to InDesign, you'll need some Publisher tutorials to get going.
  • More people probably use adobe still, so you may encounter compatibility issues if switching between products while working with others.
Honestly, I thought our department would use this more for creating documentation for our staff and doing some mock-ups and layouts to envision future projects. I also run the social media for us, and I didn't expect to come to rely on Publisher for some of my social media layouts. There are other apps and subscription services that can streamline some social media posts, but with a bit of usage I've come to like using Publisher, as well.
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January 18, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Our design team uses Affinity Publisher in place of Adobe InDesign. It helps us to build out print design campaigns as part of our broader marketing efforts for our clients. We are all in on the cost-effectiveness of Affinity's tools versus Adobe's, with a more than comparable feature set.
  • Affinity Publisher has to be number one. You can do ~99% of what you can do with Adobe's InDesign, for $50/user lifetime (even cheaper if you buy in bulk), as opposed to a recurring charge from Adobe every month.
  • Affinity Publisher helps us do all of our print design work for our clients, including seminar stands, marketing flyers, and even billboards.
  • Affinity Publisher is very similar in look and feels to Adobe products, which was suitable for our transition to using it. The downside is it uses different terminology for some of the tools/functions. These were minor gripes from our design team, and usually, a quick Google would help them to do what they were trying to accomplish. I'm sure there are probably copyright/legal reasons why, but worth mentioning, no doubt.
  • I think Affinity Publisher will come with time and is to be expected, but the amount of web articles/YouTube videos, while growing, is still a fraction compared to Adobe's products. That being said, there is a very passionate community of users behind Affinity's product line that makes up for quantity, with quality. There have been rare instances where we couldn't find a resolution when seeking help online about this product.
We had a few small growing pains in the transition from Adobe InDesign, but Finance is happy about the cost savings, and now we're fully on board with Affinity Publisher. We use it for all of our print design work, save for a single designer who pays for their own version of Sketch because that is their tool of choice. Other software (also made by Affinity) is better for working on web graphics (Affinity Designer) or photo manipulation (Affinity Photo). Still, for print, this is a no brainer for our org for several reasons mentioned above.
Our team typically uses other online resources instead of contacting developers/manufacturers for support. That being said, there is a forum and a growing, vibrant community of users available to answer questions and "make the switch." A simple "whatever function we used to use in Adobe InDesign," followed by "Affinity," usually gets us on the right track to an answer. YouTube and their forums are our team's go-to sources for help.
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December 23, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use Affinity Publisher for a variety of tasks, most commonly a weekly print material for our Sunday services. Affinity Publisher has completely replaced InDesign for us, and we love it! It creates an opportunity for us to save money monthly vs Adobe Cloud, and we're able to accomplish the same goals as easily across the board.
  • Content Layout
  • Large scale documents
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Tool crossover from other Affinity products
Affinity Publisher really shines by allowing our organization to create large (in pages) documents that are easy to layout, adjust content, and eventually print via ourselves or an outside source. We love Affinity's cost and the ability to interwork with other Affinity programs. The only issues we wish weren't present is Affinity Publisher cannot currently open InDesign files from our previous Adobe CC use.
So far, when we've needed support, it has been top tier. However, I rate it an 8 because sometimes searching for things within the application hasn't yielded answers I've hoped for, so I've had to turn to YouTube or other outside sources. Thankfully there's a fantastic community that surrounds Affinity and their various apps that's been quite beneficial.
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Affinity Publisher Scorecard Summary

What is Affinity Publisher?

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

Affinity Publisher Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Affinity Publisher$24.99

Affinity Publisher Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No

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What is Affinity Publisher?

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

What is Affinity Publisher's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.5.

Who uses Affinity Publisher?

The most common users of Affinity Publisher are Small Businesses from the Education Management industry.