If you find that you regularly need to put together fliers, newsletters, and brochures on a regular basis, you may want to take a look at Belight Software’s new update to Swift Publisher 4 ($15), a desktop publishing app that makes it easy to get great results from without breaking your software budget. You can choose from over 270 pre-designed templates, use grids and place your own guides for precision layouts, and set up an unlimited number of layers to achieve complex designs. Sophisticated column layouts, text styles, and gradient and freehand shapes and strokes are also included, along with a library of over 2,000 clipart images and the ability to import photos directly from iPhoto, Aperture, and now in the latest version, the new OS X Photos app.
A built-in image editor also allows you to edit photos to apply Core Image filters and choose from more than 100 image masks. iCloud is supported for syncing with your other Macs, and your final project can be exported to TIFF, JPG, EPS, and PDF for sending to a professional print shop. Or you can print it out yourself, with proper page-sequenced multi-page booklets supported. In addition to support for the OS X Photos app, version 4 adds an interface that’s more in line with El Capitan, support for creating and printing a number of popular barcode types, new circular text tools, and new tutorials and other resources.