Read the press release below.
From the earliest days of visualising the Affinity range, we planned an unrivalled trio of sleek, super-modern apps created to work with the latest technology – ultra-fast, with stunning power and completely stripped of bloat.
Today that vision comes a step closer to completion, with the launch of our desktop publishing app Affinity Publisher in a free public beta.
We are still a few months away from the polished retail release, but we’d love for you to try it out and let us know what you think
The public beta is free and open to absolutely anyone – you just need a Mac or PC that meets the minimum system requirements.
What does Affinity Publisher do?
Affinity Publisher is an all-new app which we believe will revolutionise desktop publishing in the same way Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer have shaken up professional photo editing and vector graphic design.
It will have everything you would expect from a pro-end desktop publishing app including advanced typography controls, linked text frames, master pages, facing page spreads, dynamic photo frames, tables, baseline grids, linked resources and end-to-end CMYK.
And uniquely, Affinity Publisher will boast full integration with Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. You will see buttons to switch to Photo and Designer within the app, though these won’t be activated until later in the beta period.
We’ve also produced some handy tutorial videos to get you started – you’ll find these on our website here.
What if I spot an issue?
An important thing to remember is this is a beta, so there will still be bugs and areas of the app which are not yet fully polished. We definitely don’t recommend you use it for any important production work just yet.
We’re relying on beta users to let us know what works and what doesn’t, so we’d really appreciate you reporting any issues that you find. Also if there are any features you would like adding, please let us know. Even if we don’t get them in before we release version 1, you can expect plenty of free updates to come, just like with our other apps.
We have set up a dedicated forum for beta users to report issues, give feedback and make suggestions which can be found here.
We totally understand that not everyone wants to take part in a beta, and many more of you are excited for the full app.
Rest assured we’ll bring you more information about the launch of Affinity Publisher as we get closer. We’re making good progress on the iPad version too, which is set to follow at a later date.
Thanks for your continued support,
The Affinity Team