SpringPublisher is a refreshing take on the desktop publishing genre, enabling the quick and aesthetic creation of print quality documents, cards and more using supplied templates or your own designs.
You can add text and images as you would expect, plus other features such as QR codes and barcodes, and maps.
You may change fonts, orientation, colours, and all the things you really ought to expect. In every task you attempt, SpringBuilder is there with alacrity, waiting to serve.
Pleasantly, SpringPublisher comes in both a free and a professional release. The pro version includes 100 credits to be spent on the SpringPublisher template store, support for micro perforated paper, and high quality 350 dpi output. The free version is restricted to 96 and 180 dpi output. It is also important to note the free version license does not provide for commercial use. The pro version is a very reasonable $US 23.95 once-off.
SpringPublisher is an attractive application, making good use of the Office ribbon-style user interface. Menu items are quickly found, and although comprehensive help is available, you won’t go wrong by simply starting a new project and exploring the intuitive interface.
When your masterpiece is ready, the Page Manager tool allows you to preview your work before committing to print.
SpringBuilder runs on everything from Windows 2000 through Windows 8.1. It has been crafted with the end user in mind and makes the task of creating good, attractive printed products a pleasurable one.
You do need to be vigilant during installation however; the free version comes bundled with ancillary applications that are entirely unrelated to SpringPublisher, but which presumably SpringPublisher is paid to include.