About 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.

Adobe InDesign enables users to manage design elements and deliver immersive experiences in multiple formats. The application integrates with Experience Manager and Adobe Creative Cloud, allowing organizations to share graphics, fonts, and content across projects. Users can publish content to the web and use the built-in content analysis tool to gain insights into the performance of their content.

Adobe InDesign offers a variety of Adobe Stock free templates such as brochures, landing pages, infographics, and more. Teams can also directly import shapes and color themes from Adobe Capture and receive Adobe Fonts suggestions based on the raster image of a font.

Pricing starting from:

US$20.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$20.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Adobe InDesign: 24

  • 3D Digital Asset Management
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Custom Brushes
  • Custom Fonts
  • Data Storage Management
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Image Editing
  • Interactive Content
  • Layout & Design
  • Multi-Language
  • Pattern, Colour & Art Storage
  • Preview Functionality
  • Print Management
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(148)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Evelyn
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great Design Software

Reviewed on 27/8/2022

It is a great design software and there is no doubt about it, but I found myself been lesser...

It is a great design software and there is no doubt about it, but I found myself been lesser productive using InDesign than a free alternative as Inkscape for most of the designs we have to produce.

Pros

It is super powerful in what regards with tools, capabilities and integrations.
Barely any design might be made with this piece of software.

Cons

It is expensive.
It does not have a great user interface.
Many tools are not as intuitive as they should.
Many equal tools from Adobe Photoshop work fairly different in this software, then somehow they don't keep the same language despite both softwares came from the same home.

Alternatives Considered

Inkscape and CorelDRAW

Reasons for Choosing Adobe InDesign

InDesign is barely the standard nowadays in companies to design.

Switched From

CorelDRAW

Reasons for Switching to Adobe InDesign

I do employ most of designs pieces of software, notwithstanding I rather use Inkscape for daily use designs.
Dannie Lynn
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  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Fantastic, but STEEP learning curve

Reviewed on 2/10/2022

Pros

InDesign offers a tremendous amount of customization and design options, making content that feels fresh and diverse.

Cons

The learning curve is steep and the ability to iterate is not quite as readily available.

Barry
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  • Industry: Plastics
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A great program for print design and layout

Reviewed on 25/10/2022

Pros

Indesign has just about every tool you'd need to create any type of print layout. I've done simple cards all the way through complete books and Indesign fits the need very well.

Cons

Like other Adobe software, there is a pretty big learning curve, and it is EXPENSIVE.

Hylda
Overall rating
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Offers the Best Option for Professional Quality Printed Materials

Reviewed on 25/10/2022

Pros

I like the flexibility InDesign offers for creating marketing materials from standard to unique sizes.

Cons

There is a bit of a learning curve to overcome, so if you are brand new to graphic design, InDesign is not what I would deem very user-friendly.

neji
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  • Industry: Newspapers
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Let's Indesign

Reviewed on 3/11/2022

Well, during several years we had been using Indesign and it had been successes whth. We used to...

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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Adobe InDesign offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$20.99/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Adobe InDesign has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000

Adobe InDesign supports the following languages:

English

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