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Swift Publisher for Mac

$29.95
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 13 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    21,697
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 11, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Watermark embedded across the design); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Swift Publisher is a low-cost desktop publishing program that's perfect for graphic-design neophytes who need to produce simple documents such as posters, letterhead, cards, and fliers.

Fitting for a beginner-friendly app, Swift Publisher launches with an assistant that gives you access to more than 100 different templates, in categories that include brochures, catalogs, and newsletters, with handy thumbnail previews that let you browse through your options. Once you're into a new document, Swift Publisher gives you plenty of easy editing options, from altering text to changing backgrounds and inserting photos (either your own, or using a built-in library of more than 40,000 images). As you get more proficient, you can also use features that you'll usually find only in more-advanced apps, such as layers, master pages, and fairly detailed text and photo manipulation.

Swift Publisher certainly has its limitations (for example, you can't export to HTML, just to TIFF, JPEG, EPS, and PDF), but for a basic layout program, it can help you get the job done.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Brilliant publishing software! easy and joy to use."

November 29, 2015  |  By zee10

2015-11-29 01:02:59  |  By zee10

 |  Version: Swift Publisher 4.0.3

Pros

I tried to create a poster with Pages, and got stuck at some stage, don't remember what was it. I tried and tried...I quit, and tried SP. I liked it so much, that bought it right away.

Cons

So far I don't see nothing wrong. Just superior.

Summary

Highly recommend over apple Pages. Don't hesitate, get it.

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5 stars

"Great Publishing Program"

September 16, 2011  |  By phudsonmd

2011-09-16 11:33:12  |  By phudsonmd

 |  Version: Swift Publisher 2.3.7

Pros

Very flexible, inexpensive, I love it for ads etc. Great for a small business that does not want to spend hundreds on outrageously expensive desktop publishing software.

Cons

None unless you need all the bells and whistles.

Summary

Great deal for flexible desktop publishing.

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1 stars

"out of print"

June 23, 2009  |  By zebrex

2009-06-23 20:29:08  |  By zebrex

 |  Version: Swift Publisher 2.3.1

Pros

publisher is out of business

Cons

publishers website no longer exist

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5 stars

"Works well for basic publishing"

May 16, 2008  |  By albert3232

2008-05-16 00:52:04  |  By albert3232

 |  Version: Swift Publisher 2.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have used SWP for quite some time - only had problems in the beginning with files getting too large and too slow while being processed. But they responded fast and rather soon that problem was fixed. I think for mere publishing needs (that maybe are not too professional - I am in the writing business and occasionally need to work on folders to sell property) it does an easier and better job than pages - especially working with the two layers (a third one might be handy). Allong with all the graphics ect. it did a rather satisfying job for me. I do admit, that I had no experience with text flows etc. since for that matter I use word - but a 12 page folder to sell a house (with photos, graphics, maps looks very professionall. ALBERT - Austria

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4 stars

"Quite good"

May 01, 2008  |  By lindacheung66

2008-05-01 02:21:36  |  By lindacheung66

 |  Version: Swift Publisher 2.3

Pros

Help me a lot to do with the photos.

Cons

nothing

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2 stars

"Pages 2 vs Swift Pub"

June 21, 2007  |  By gevantry

2007-06-21 09:52:14  |  By gevantry

 |  Version: Swift Publisher 2.1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
If you have iWork 06 (with Pages 2) you don't need this, so save your money. Pages easily handles long documents. I've done 200+-page book layouts without any problems, but Swift Publisher can't handle them. Likewise with newsletter projects (more like magazines) involving up to 40+ pages.

For small layout projects like brochures that don't require more than two pages, Swift Publisher might be a good alternative.

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1 stars

"Buggy and crashy."

March 20, 2006  |  By Warren Ockrassa

2006-03-20 17:30:15  |  By Warren Ockrassa

 |  Version: Swift Publisher 1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Well, there's positive feedback for single-page files, it seems, but I've found that when I'm working on a multi-page document, with text frames threading across pages and flowing around graphics, the flow doesn't seem to work well. Every time I save I have to use the insertion cursor in the text frames to re-flow the text properly, and when I started page 6 the program simply crashed.

This just isn't stable enough for me to work with at this point, unfortunately; that's too bad because I think the program's got real possibilites.

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4 stars

"Buggy and crashy."

March 20, 2006  |  By Warren Ockrassa

2006-03-20 17:29:59  |  By Warren Ockrassa

 |  Version: Swift Publisher 1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Well, there's positive feedback for single-page files, it seems, but I've found that when I'm working on a multi-page document, with text frames threading across pages and flowing around graphics, the flow doesn't seem to work well. Every time I save I have to use the insertion cursor in the text frames to re-flow the text properly, and when I started page 6 the program simply crashed.

This just isn't stable enough for me to work with at this point, unfortunately; that's too bad because I think the program's got real possibilites.

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5 stars

"Nice little app"

December 23, 2005  |  By mistermish

2005-12-23 10:38:41  |  By mistermish

 |  Version: Swift Publisher 1.1.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Downloaded this to work on the family holiday newsletter and found it fun and easy to use. Nice intuitive interface with well thought out inspectors. Not sure that its functionality is that much greater than Word or Powerpoint for simple newsletters, but it's certainly more fun.

My one major gripe is that the current version does not include the ability to "group" objects. This is a basic function in graphic-oriented programs and a major oversight IMO. Tech support says they're planning on adding the feature but can't say when.

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5 stars

"I like it A'lot!"

December 06, 2005  |  By SystemLord

2005-12-06 08:26:48  |  By SystemLord

 |  Version: Swift Publisher 1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Its way better than pages, just because Apple makes pages it doesn't mean it has to be good. I know loyal Apple fans like myself worship Apple and her products, but not everything Apple make is good, pages being one of them, Safari the other.

SP is does a lot more than pages and it does it better. Im guessing pages will catch up eventually but its not there yet. SP has some rough edges too but its is far more usable.

Until pages comes to life, SP is tha shiznit.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.4
  • Image search in the Internet has been fixed â?? it is launched in the Web browser.
  • New image quality setting added to PDF export setting: 72 DPI (Screen).
  • Fixed scrolling in the Masks panel under El Capitan.
  • Images inserted into the document from the Source panel are now centered properly.
  • Dynamic Fields now export to PDF correctly with the "Convert text to curves" option enabled.
  • The Copy/Paste commands now work for Dynamic Fields inside text boxes.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
General
Publisher BeLight Software
Publisher web site http://www.belightsoft.com
Release Date February 11, 2016
Date Added February 11, 2016
Version 4.0.4
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
Download Information
File Size 196MB
File Name SwiftPublisher.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,697
Downloads Last Week 19
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark embedded across the design
Price $29.95

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