imPRESSion alternatives

  • Scribus

  • Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application. Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting, and the ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Example uses include writing small newspapers, brochures, newsletters, posters and books.

    tags: Portable brochures create-pdf-presentations desktop-publishing image-to-pdf
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Haiku
  • Adobe InDesign

  • Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing.

    tags: brochures desktop-publishing newsletter newspaper poster
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • Microsoft Office Publisher

  • Microsoft Publisher, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, helps you create, personalize, and share a wide range of publications and marketing materials in-house. New and improved capabilities guide you through the process of creating and distributing in print, Web, and e-mail so you can build your brand, manage customer lists, and track your marketing campaigns — all in-house.

    tags: marketing publishing books printing microsoft-office-suite
    platform: Windows
  • QuarkXPress

  • Computer application for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG environment. It runs on Mac OS X and Windows. It was first released by Quark, Inc. in 1987 and is still owned and published by them. The most recent version is QuarkXPress 8 and it allows publishing in English ("International and U.S."[1]) and 36 other languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. QuarkXPress is used by individual designers and large publishing houses, primarily to produce any kind of layout, from flyers to complex page layouts required by magazines etc. »

    tags: built-in-image-editor built-in-pdf-converter desktop-publishing indesign layout
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • Lucidpress

  • Lucidpress is a web-based design and layout application that enables anyone to create beautiful print and digital documents.

    tags: digital-publishing google-drive-integration layout poster-maker poster-templates
    platform: Online
  • Serif Pageplus

  • PagePlus is the easy to use, all-in-one solution for professional desktop publishing, creative design, full PDF editing and quality print work. The intuitive interface and high-end output makes it the ideal choice for anyone from home users to small businesses. Whether you want to create or edit a PDF, design a simple flyer, print a calendar, send out newsletters to a mailing list, publish a book, or generate documents for professional printing, PagePlus has all the tools you need to achieve the results you want — fast. Its never been easier to produce eye-catching, high-quality designs using one software package. »

    tags: Discontinued page-layout publishing
    platform: Windows Discontinued
  • Swift Publisher

  • Swift Publisher is an excellent Macintosh page layout application for designing and printing colorful flyers, newsletters, brochures, letterheads, booklets, etc. A great selection of templates inspires your creativity and a variety of editing tools lets you quickly apply it.

    tags: layout page flyers brochures letterheads
    platform: Mac OS X
  • PageStream

  • Pagestream is a proprietary desktop publishing program for Linux, Windows, Macintosh, and Amiga. It was originally released under the name Publishing Partner in 1986.

    tags: brochure desktop-publishing newspaper publisher
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux AmigaOS
  • SpringPublisher

  • SpringPublisher is a professional and easy to use desktop publishing software. With its included various templates and online template store, powerful multi-layer editor, detailed help-files, SpringPublisher enables you to design and print Business Card, Flyer, Postcard, Letterhead and other artworks within a few minutes.Features:1. Enables you to add images, texts, vector shapes, logos and arrange them as you like;2. Provides various image effect: shadows, opacity, rotation, etc.3. Allows you to download high quality templates from the template store.4. Makes it easy for you to print your artworks either with your own printer or in professional print shops.5. Generates high resolution artwork with a maximum output of 350dpi. »

    tags: Warning business-cards design flyers letterheads
    platform: Windows Warning
  • Adobe FrameMaker

  • A desktop publishing (DTP) and word processing application that is popular for large documents.Adobe FrameMaker software is a complete solution for authoring, enriching, managing, and publishing technical documentation. Author with best-in-class XML/DITA and DTD support. Manage content using out-of-the-box integration with leading content management systems and Dropbox. Collaborate with PDF-based reviews, even on mobile devices. Easily publish to multiple channels, formats, and screens natively from within FrameMaker 12 at no extra cost, without any plug-ins. »

    tags: desktop-publishing word-processing
    platform: Windows
  • Laidout

  • Laidout is desktop publishing software, particularly for multipage, cut and folded booklets, with page sizes that don't even have to be rectangular. The whole page view can be rotated to any angle. Warping is implemented. Laidout exports to Postscript, PDF, PNG, SVG, SLA (Scribus, images and groups only) and PP (Passepartout, images and groups only).

    tags: books calendar layout page patch
    platform: Linux
  • RagTime

  • RagTime is both a traditional Office and DTP layout application. Like an office application, RagTime contains a powerful word processor, a sophisticated spreadsheet, and a tool for slide shows. It supports picture handling and creates business graphics. In addition, it offers CMYK separation, color management, support for spot colors, frame-based layout, PDF export and tabular composition.

    tags: desktop-publishing layout newspaper publisher spreadsheet
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • Passepartout

  • Passepartout is a desktop publishing system that is based on the idea of automatic typesetting of streams of XML based text documents.The project was started back in 2002 to facilitate a particular task — creating a newspaper. These days the project is somewhat dormant.

    tags: Discontinued layout newspaper publisher publishing
    platform: Linux Discontinued
  • VivaDesigner

  • This economically priced high end DTP program is extremely powerful and still very easy to use. With its innovative concepts, you can decisively improve your working processes and document management. With VivaDesigner, all collaborations between end customers, corporations and their employees as well as agencies, service providers, printers and editors can be simplified and dramatically improved.

    tags: cloud-based database-publishing desktop-publishing layout mathml-support
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Layup

  • Layup is your technical partner, and preferred tool, while creating unique experiences on the web. Web design is now in the hands of the designer. Creatives are free to be independant from developers, with a new design tool, new advanced features and a sophisticated HTML5 output straight to your chosen domain. Tell unique stories in any format online and be digital first.

    tags: marketers freelancing graphic-designers communication-departments
    platform: Online