Publisher Plus for Mac Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

As a person that can't be doing nothing, I started making birthday invites and thank you cards for myself and my friends. Of course, I didn't have a software specifically for that, I used one software that is exclusively for documents and made graphics out of the "shapes" option (it took me an entire day to make one project, but I had nothing else). 
This opportunity to review the Publisher Plus for Mac app was amazing. Because I could finally have a program that it is actually for this kind of projects. 

Here is a preview of how it works:


As soon as you open the app this screen comes up. You will be able to choose from lots of different templates or blank pages.


Here is one of the templates. You just need to edit text and photos and you have your own rental ad. Neat right? And looks really professional too.


Now let's try our own project. A Calendar this time. 
You just go to your top menu bar and click File > New > Blank Page.

From the upper menu click on Calendar and place it wherever you'd like.


 Now go to the clipart categories and choose "Kid" from the drop down. Drag and drop the photo you want on your page and place it in the area of your choice. 

These are all the categories available. I chose Kid for this project, but you have a lot of options to choose from. 
If you want to use your own photos you just click to see your files (bottom left corner) and choose the photo. Again, just drag and drop. 



You have different options for the page and photo on the right side panel. In this case for the page you can choose the page size, orientation and margins.


There is a drop down menu with the different options on page size, it is a limited selection though. I would have loved if it had the option to create a customized page size. Although,  this is a nice variety.


For the photo you will also have more options, after you click on it. They will appear in the same right side panel. Different filters which are fun to play with.


Now for the text. On the upper menu click on "Text" and a text box will appear on your page. From the right side menu choose Font and a list of fonts will appear on a drop down menu. I absolutely love the variety of fonts, BUT it would be way better, easier and faster if the fonts were displayed on the actual font style. This way you could see a preview of the font and wouldn't have to go clicking one by one to see how the font looked like.

For people that does this type of work every day all day, this would decrease the amount of projects they could do in one day. It takes a lot of time to figure out which font is the one that goes with your project because you don't have a preview of it. Adding that preview would be amazing for this app!


This would be an example of the font displayed as its style. It is easier to visualize it this way when creating a project. 


Ok, now lets keep going...

You also have the option to change backgrounds from the upper menu too. It gives you two different styles: Tile or Stretch. You can scale it to see the details of the background bigger or smaller. Great feature!


When you are done with your project you just have to click Share, Export or Print, from the upper right corner. If you have your social media and email accounts linked to your computer you can share by only one click. Super easy and fast. 

I love Mac because you can link computer, media, iPads and iPhones to your laptop and can actually send messages without the need to have them on hand :)


When you click "Export" your file automatically will be saved as JPEG file. But you will have more options as TIFF, GIF, PNG and PDF.


Here is our project. A personalized calendar! Again, easy and fast.


You can create everything. Flyers, brochures, invites, menus, posters, newsletters, magazines, cards, certificates, disc covers, resumes, envelopes, letters… a LOT of things! 

Here is another example of a simple invite. Made it in less than 10 minutes! I used the app backgrounds, clipart and fonts. Cute, right?


Publisher Plus for Mac is a great application to have. If you want professional prints this is the way to go! It is simple, easy to use, fast, has lots of graphics, fonts and many more options to personalize your print and it is really well organized. It has amazing features as sharing options! My only recommendations would be displaying the fonts with their style to see a preview of the text and enable to create a customized page size. Other than that it is perfect! 

I absolutely love the Publisher Plus for Mac and would recommend it to everyone!
If you would like to purchase this app you can go to here Publisher Plus for Mac and get it from your iTunes App Store :)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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