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Adobe InDesign

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20.99

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What is Adobe InDesign?

Adobe InDesign is a layout design and desktop publishing software designed to help businesses and creative individuals create graphic designs with typography from various foundries and imagery from Adobe Stock. The platform lets teams create and publish digital magazines, books, eBooks, interactive PDFs, posters, and more.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Documentation

Adobe InDesign FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe InDesign offer?

Adobe InDesign has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $20.99/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Adobe InDesign?

Adobe InDesign has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

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Q. What languages does Adobe InDesign support?

Adobe InDesign supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does Adobe InDesign offer an API?

No, Adobe InDesign does not have an API available.

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Q. What level of support does Adobe InDesign offer?

Adobe InDesign offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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Adobe InDesign pricing information

Value for money

4.2

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166

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20.99

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Adobe InDesign features

Functionality

4.8

/5

166

Total features

24

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Third Party Integrations
Content Management
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3D Digital Asset Management
CAD Tools
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Content Import/Export
Content Library

Adobe InDesign users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

/5

166

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
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  • Likelihood to recommend8.72/10
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Pros
We love creating simple, clean, and engaging templates that our team can use for quality control. The links features makes sure every placed image is up to date and allows us to have better workflow.
The functionality for creating small booklets and brochures is the best part about this software. There are plenty of design tutorials if you need a creative spark.
I have been using InDesign regularly since 2009 and I have come to love the intuitive and evolving user interface and the seamless integration with all other Adobe Suite programs.
Cons
Also we have issues with users who are on different versions - this usually corrupts the file. In addition to this users do find they get locked out of the file and this means work has been lost.
These inconsistencies irritate me because I have to continuously halt and consider which program I'm using.
And at the beginning you lose a lot of time and you can get annoyed because you don't know how to undo some mistake you made.
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Simon S.

Director Of Technology

Education Management, 51-200 employees

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Reviewed a year ago

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Ángel C.

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Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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InDesign - Printing efficiency defined?

Reviewed a year ago

InDesign is outstanding. It saves so much time when you need to fit pages, trim pages, adjust designs, etc. Picture this: it's 10 pm, you need to have that magazine ready by 00:00, but the articles are still being reviewed. But if you have InDesign, you still have plenty of time. The designer can be working on the layout while editors are reviewing the content. And the program is so efficient that you're going to have the magazine done and ready to be printed by 11:59 pm.

Pros

InDesign is SO efficient. This software speeds up productivity so much that it can help you turn hours of adjusting the pages of any kind of publication you're trying to make: whether it's a bulletin, a magazine, a poster... to minutes! Plus, it has a really friendly user interface, which makes it a really comfortable software to use.

Cons

Although it's GUI is really friendly, it can be difficult for new users to start. Training (or qualified personnel) may be necessary. And, as it's another marvelous Adobe program, this software belongs to that really expensive group. Though it can easily compensate for that.

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Joshua W.

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Printing, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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An Underrated Software That's the Real Money Maker

Reviewed 10 months ago

For me, Indesign is a life-changing software that has enabled me to reach not only my goals but my dreams of publishing a full-blown magazine. I have sent over 2 million files to print, every one of them created in Indesign. It's my bread and butter.

Pros

Photoshop gets all the attention but Indesign is the unsung hero of the print design world. It doesn't get the viral tutorials or talked about much but it's the real money maker in my opinion. I have mastered this software and with every job I get, it becomes the backbone. Assembling complex PDFs for online distribution or creating magazines or even large format print documents. I simply love Indesign. The recent round of updates is amazing and really improves the overall experience. I have always loved how it perfectly balances complexity and simplicity. It's my babe. All the other designers come to me for Indesign needs because they skipped over it. A shame, but I don't mind as it keeps the money coming in.

Cons

I can't find a complaint. The only issue was how small the interface was, has now been corrected in this last update.

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Dunnecia M.

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Graphic Design, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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A Presenter's Choice

Reviewed 4 months ago

The program does work effectively and helps one present their designs is a suitable and structured manner to aid in looking professional.

Pros

The program makes developing, editing and presenting something a whole lot easier. It has all the features needed to accomplish whatever design project one may have in mind to a great extent.

Cons

Besides the price tag attached to using Adobe products and their learning curve, this program falls short when it comes to properly editing images and editing certain shapes. So it is a little restrictive given certain perimeters which forces you to use their other programs.

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neji A.

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Newspapers, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Let's Indesign

Reviewed 3 months ago

Well, during several years we had been using Indesign and it had been successes whth. We used to use Quarkspress but we changed mind and had no reason to regret. In paper projects which are our main activities; nothing stopped us to got ahead whith Indesign and Adobe in sum.

Pros

As I said before, you can't not adopt Indesign as partner when you decide to do some publishing works, for paper or online forms. I can pretend that it is a publishing portal as long as it collaborate whthdifferent Adobe tools. It can even be enough to you if all elements are ready to insert.

Cons

I had some problem with switching between Machintosh and Microsoft Indesign. Sometimes you have to do this, but the rivality between the Apple and Microsoft make the shipping hard and may break some links inside the product not yet finished.

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Hayden F.

Media Production, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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It's a great editorial piece of software, but look into Affinity Publisher

Reviewed 10 months ago

When you need a publishing software, InDesign might be the number one choice for most professionals, and there is a good reason for it. It integrates very well with the Adobe design software suite and can make your life very easy depending on what you are working with. I do however been using Affinity Publisher more and more and been trying to switch completely in the next few years, since I already own the software and love how powerful is. Choose your poison, you can't go wrong with InDesign and if you subscribe to the whole suite thi is a no-brainer.

Pros

It's a very powerful and quite the industry standard software to use

Cons

It's quite expensive if you don't need to use other Adobe products.

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