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QuarkXPress 2016 for Mac

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  • Version:
    12.2
  • Total Downloads:
    17,897
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 17, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try; $849.00 to buy

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5 stars

"Quark continues to improve upon a fantastic product"

May 31, 2016  |  By lukeduran

2016-05-31 17:31:55  |  By lukeduran

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 2016 12.0

Pros

Import native objects into editable elements within the layout. This is a game-changer! Owning the license, with no subscription is a big plus, too.

Cons

Some key commands are different from previous versions, but this can be fixed with remapping.

Summary

For those of you who jumped ship a while ago, you're missing out. QuarkXPress has roared back with a blazing fast, responsive and powerful layout tool that makes print layouts and HTML publishing a breeze.

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5 stars

"Native graphics import that actually works, HTML5 apps"

May 27, 2016  |  By Martin_Turner

2016-05-27 12:29:41  |  By Martin_Turner

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 2016 12.0

Pros

QuarkXPress 2016 is a major upgrade which brings native conversion of graphics from the clipboard or PDF that actually works with badly behaved sources such as Excel charts - a trick that neither Illustrator nor InDesign can pull off. Additionally, it gives you HTML5 app publishing at no extra cost, which can be achieved in just a few clicks or taken a long way with deep interactivity. It runs faster than InDesign, as QuarkXPress always has, and is typically more stable. This version has crowdsourced its wish list, and gives power users what they most frequently asked for. It is also buy to own. Strong and responsive support via the Facebook group means problems are often solved the same day they are posted.

Cons

Initial cost of acquisition is high, but there is no monthly subscription. You can upgrade for half price from any version, including version 1, so most designers should have something to go on. Student version is ridiculously cheap, Not for profit version also very reasonably priced.

Summary

Everyone who has been burned by Adobe's introduction of subscription-based software should take a look at this. Once you have started using the native conversion, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.

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5 stars

"Not a graphics person, but this version is great!"

September 27, 2013  |  By BobDiBen

2013-09-27 12:28:33  |  By BobDiBen

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 10.0.0.1

Pros

Again, I'm no expert, and I don't use a lot of the more complicated features of this program, but for what I do use to create fliers, emails and other documents, it is across the board really smooth, nice to work with and with a great new interface!

Cons

There is a learning curve, since a lot of the tools are now in different places...

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5 stars

"Fast, good typography excellent menu structures"

October 02, 2012  |  By MacMuser

2012-10-02 01:56:31  |  By MacMuser

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 9.3.1.2

Pros

I use ID and QXP but given the preference it's straight to QXP I turn.

For books and publications QXP is so much fater than ID that it saves me literally hours. Also, Quark do not keep changing the way things work as Adobe has a nasty habit of doing and QXP's menus are a delight to use compared with Adobe's messy interface.

Cons

None really, they have been ironed out. One tiny moan is that the book pallet is still stuck in System 7 along with the printer driver and extension pallets

Summary

The new kids on the block are fiercely loyal to ID but they should open their eyes and minds and see how a page layout application should look and work.

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5 stars

"keep your prejudice, it's better than adobe"

January 18, 2012  |  By matthew63--2008

2012-01-18 06:21:15  |  By matthew63--2008

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 9.2

Pros

Since version 8 quark gained up to indesign at last. The 9.2 version (rated here) runs absolutely reliable and there are many added features.
The old strength of quark lost after computers stone age (version 3.xx) returned. Handling is quite intuitive and all my layout imaginations are simply realisable.

Cons

I don't know cons - nearly perfect

Summary

All Adobe believers: It's all right, but I am using Quark!

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1 stars

"Layout app done wrong."

May 19, 2011  |  By HAL2007

2011-05-19 10:45:06  |  By HAL2007

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 9.0

Pros

Have yet to find some that Indesign not already has since several version steps. At least it tries to compete, but miserably fails.

Cons

Still too much to mention. Read my summary below for more.

Summary

Same piece of crap as it always was. Where are the new features, yet really, that justify a new full version step?

Bugs are still there. Plenties. I can't quit Quark 9 without crashing it. Menus and dialog boxes show a weird mixture of English and German.

And I still can't zoom in more than 800%. Come on. Get a life. Is it really so hard to implement? Indesign CS5 weighs in at 4000%.

And the pricing? Still ridiculous for what you get for your money.

No thanks. Avoid at all cost.

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1 stars

"Gosh......"

April 06, 2011  |  By atuman_ubu

2011-04-06 15:50:55  |  By atuman_ubu

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 9.0

Pros

Um........

Cons

They announced v. 9, but you can't buy or upgrade to it yet. Seems you can re-purchase v. 8, and get v. 9 for "free." But you can't upgrade yet.
2) There's a "test drive" to download, but I've been trying for hours, and I only get error messages.

Summary

They announced v. 9, but there is no reasonable way to actually try it yet. Oh well.

Updated on Apr 6, 2011

Okay, got it downloaded finally. WoW! They migrated the same XFontUtiMac crash from v. 8.5 straight into the new version. V.9 crashes on launch in 10.6.7, same as the old version. :-(

Updated on Apr 6, 2011

Process:QuarkXPress [749] 9/QuarkXPress.app/Contents/MacOS/QuarkXPress Identifier: com.quark.QuarkXPress Version: 9.0.0.0
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [303]
Date/Time: 2011-04-06...
OS Version: OS X 10.6.7
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000085af28ea
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x00659392 XF::XFontUtilMac::SwapResourceFOND(FamRec*, unsigned char, unsigned long) + 756
1 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x0065aa73 XF::XFontUtilMac::SetLastFONDResourceAndFileFormat(long) + 287
2 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x0065abc2 XF::XFontUtilMac::CheckFONDResourceAndFontFileFormat(long, unsigned long&) + 24
3 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x0067f959 XF::XFontManagerMacImp::ResetFonts() + 163
4 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x006801c0 XF::XFontManagerMacImp::Init() + 18
5 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x00af11d2 QFontManager::InitializeQFontMgr() +32
6 com.quark.QuarkXPress 0x00810f52 InitQFontManager...

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1 stars

"crashes in 10.6.5 conflicts w apple font manager"

November 27, 2010  |  By atuman_ubu

2010-11-27 07:37:06  |  By atuman_ubu

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 8.5

Pros

used to be good a long time ago

Cons

crashes in 10.6.5 due to conflicts with apple font manager

Summary

waiting for update patch so it stops crashing in 10.6.5 on 12 core intel machines

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4 stars

"its not very fast or user friendley"

February 09, 2010  |  By chaudhryshamasajaz

2010-02-09 05:32:36  |  By chaudhryshamasajaz

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 7.2

Pros

its not very fast or user friendleyits not very fast or user friendley

Cons

its not very fast or user friendleygg

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3 stars

"8.15 clears crash problem on Intel Macs"

January 22, 2010  |  By Martin Turner--2008

2010-01-22 17:18:51  |  By Martin Turner--2008

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 8.15

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
We struggled to get the download for this update, because the Quark website kept on sending us in circles. However, Quark support were very good and got it on FTP for us. Once installed, it has cured our crashing problem.

I have now been using Quark for 14 years, from version 3.32. I've also used Pagemaker, Ventura Publisher, Indesign, and some budget applications such as PagePlus.

I felt Quark lost the plot with version 5. Version 6 was better, and 7 was better than that. It's only version 8, in combination with today's hardware, that has given me the old 'quick Quark' feel that I had under version 4 for System 8. By comparison, Indesign feels very sluggish, and, now that Adobe have boosted their upgrade prices, I'm not longer seeing benefits in keeping CS3 updated.

Quark suffers from dreadful documentation â?? like most modern software, there is no book, just online help â?? and from a few unintuitive controls. On the other hand, the speed, including speed of refresh, makes it a winner for time-critical work. We haven't got into the advanced shared composition features, and may never do so â?? the job of design and publishing hasn't changed a great deal, and features we never missed are not necessarily welcome.

Quark is not really a winning application for multimedia or web authoring. You can do much more with Flash in Apple's KeyNote, if working with Flash itself is too arduous. Virtually any HTML editing platform beats it for web-pages, though it is possible to mock them up in Quark and then finish them in Dreamweaver. On the other hand, the extra features don't interfere with the core features.

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Publisher Quark
Publisher web site http://labs.quark.com
Release Date October 17, 2016
Date Added October 17, 2016
Version 12.2
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Desktop Publishing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
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Total Downloads 17,897
Downloads Last Week 16
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License Model Free to try
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Price $849

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