QuarkXPress for Mac

QuarkXPress for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 116 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.5
  • Total Downloads:
    16,775
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 05, 2014
  • Price:
    Update; $799.00 to buy

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5 stars

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

September 27, 2013  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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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4 stars

"Fair software, bad business practices"

October 17, 2009  |  By hkim

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 8.12

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have just tried the 8.2 version after having stayed with the 3.2 version for years and the current version is quite good in both GUI and features. I was able to import older documents without any problem as well. The only performance issues I experienced were with the way Xpress caches memory for images and other purposes. One really needs more than the recommended 1 Gig of installation space on their boot drive. There were other issues such as requiring one to install to the boot drive ONLY which is a strange imposition upon the user. So far I have found none of the horrible bugs that have haunted versions 4-7, thus Quark seems to finally be making headway in perfecting the glacially slow move to OSX. That is why I have used 3.2 up to now.

The real issue for users of today's Xpress IMHO, is the preditory pricing policy of Quark. Users in different countries pay different amounts for Xpress though it is the same software. This means that someone in Australia or Europe is forced to spend a good bit more money for the same software and this is poor judgement on the part of Quark. I note that Sibelius has tried the same model for their software and it and poor programming for OSX has driven away more than a few users. As noted by one other reviewer below, why pay so much for Xpress when for a little more one can update their complete Adobe suite!?

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5 stars

"AMAZING PROGRAM"

September 17, 2009  |  By Z4N3VT

 |  Version: QuarkXPress 8.12

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Quark have come a LONG way!! this version brings me back to Quark from Adobe!

Try it out, everything Adobe has promised is in Quark already!

Great job Quark and glad to be back with you guyz.

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What's new in version 10.5
QuarkXPress 10.5 is a free update for QuarkXPress 10 that further improves quality and stability. This update adds official support for OS X Yosemite. If you are on OS X Lion, please do not install this update. This update is not compatible with Quark Publishing Platform 10.2. Note: The Auto Updater on Mac OS will not recognize this update. You have to manually download and run the installer to update.
General
Publisher Quark
Publisher web site http://labs.quark.com
Release Date November 05, 2014
Date Added November 05, 2014
Version 10.5
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Desktop Publishing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
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Total Downloads 16,775
Downloads Last Week 15
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Price $799

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