QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress is the world's most powerful page layout and dig

About QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress is powerful content design and digital publishing software, including integrated capabilities for page layout, refining graphics and illustrations, and non-destructive photo editing.


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Overall rating

4.3 /5
(89)
Value for Money
3.7/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
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  • Industry: Design
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

I've used this product for years and love the ease of designing with it.

Reviewed on 5/6/2018

I can create my design projects just the way I want them to be because it offers many options and...

I can create my design projects just the way I want them to be because it offers many options and is easy to use.

Pros

The many options it offers for layout, working with type and images. I love the Collect for Output, get's everything in one place. Resizing pages when needed, the gradations, the HTML options are great. I have found Quark much easier to use than InDesign.

Cons

I'd have to say the cost, it's expensive for a stand-alone product. Because of the high price I am very slow to upgrade to newer version. Which makes for a bigger learning curve when I do upgrade.

Simon
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Still number one in my opinion

Reviewed on 15/3/2019

Having used Quark since version 3, (that's early 90's on a IIx) I've grown up with it. Does pretty...

Having used Quark since version 3, (that's early 90's on a IIx) I've grown up with it. Does pretty much everything I need it to do as a final platform for print. It's ease of use and the fact they haven't diddled around too much with its core functionality is a blessing. Never had any problems with getting work printed using Quark. Over the years I've used multiple platforms, individually and combined, in designing specifically for print. Have used Indesign. It's OK, but see no reason to change. Try to avoid subscription software these days. Now use Affinity Photo and Draw in place of Adobe stuff which quark works with without issue.

Pros

Does everything I need it to do in design for print.
Accurate, fast, reliable and a very powerful bit of kit and that's all that matters in my book.

Cons

Not many. The tables function could be a bit more friendly regarding basic editing.
Updates are a bit expensive for the frequency which they offer them.
I miss the little alien, they could bring that back, a little bit of stress relief I miss!

Ale
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  • Industry: Newspapers
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

We use it this product for years but we have to switch

Reviewed on 25/2/2019

Amazing we use it for years, but we have to change to more modern product can solve the current...

Amazing we use it for years, but we have to change to more modern product can solve the current workflow of digital/print media

Pros

Quarkxpress was the standart for printing. we really love it, we use it for make books, and magazines. Is relative easy to use (not easy but kind that) and get results.

If you go for make prints books, is amazing... but if you work in print and digital media... well is gonna be a pain.

Cons

The big issue is QuarkXPress dont adapt to the "new standards", like make books for prints and digitals with all the formats (epub, kdp, and other) for all the markets.

So you have remake the book for digital, other products save that more time because offer a solution to that problem

Also the pricing is very expensive, they should try to find another model

In the last 5-10 years they lost the market because of that. I hope QuarkXPress get it because we love it

Stan
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Rip-off

Reviewed on 1/7/2022

Awful. Do not do business with them.

Awful. Do not do business with them.

Pros

I've used Quark for decades and I'm familiar with it. It works well for page layout. Everyone uses InDesign now but I was a Quark diehard until now.

Cons

Quark 2018, which I bought on the App Store, crashed every 10-15 minutes. When I upgraded the OS, it wouldn't open. The Quark person explained that it's not compatible with Monterey. I literally had the software for three months but Quark would not give me a credit on an upgrade.

Response from Quark Software

Hi.

QuarkXPress 2018 is supported on:
MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra),
MacOS 10.12 (Sierra),
Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan),
Windows 10 (64 bit),
Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and
Windows 7 (64-bit)

However, if you would like to upgrade to latest QuarkXPress 2022 which is compatible on Monterey, we can extend Upgrade discounts. Please reach us at [email protected] to avail the offer.

Chris
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Used to be my page layout go-to, but has become an every-now-and-then instead

Reviewed on 16/3/2018

Until Adobe InDesign overtook the market, Quark was the king of layout software. If it weren't for...

Until Adobe InDesign overtook the market, Quark was the king of layout software. If it weren't for InDesign within Adobe Creative Cloud, Quark would still be perfectly acceptable and user-friendly to meet layout and desktop publishing needs.

Pros

I like the fairly straight-forward interface and ease of use after you familiarize yourselves with a few tutorials and hands-on layout projects. Improvements and updates throughout the years have allowed Quark to still have a foothold in layout software, despite the Adobe InDesign market takeover. Being a subscription based service is a plus, since I don't find myself needing to use Quark as often as I used to.

Cons

The features and functionality simply haven't been able to match or overtake InDesign's capabilities. Doesn't work as seamlessly with Photoshop and Illustrator the way InDesign does.

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QuarkXPress FAQs

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QuarkXPress offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$233.00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

The page layout and digital publishing software is now available as a prepaid annual subscription for $220 per year. You will have the right to use the software, with upgrades, updates and technical support, for as long as your subscription is active. Your subscription will renew automatically.

QuarkXPress has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

QuarkXPress supports the following languages:

English

QuarkXPress supports the following devices:

QuarkXPress integrates with the following applications:

Quark Publishing Platform

QuarkXPress offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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