Convert Catalogs and Magazines to Interactive Online

3D Issue is an application that builds interactive, searchable digital magazines and catalogs from your PDFs. It gives you drag-and-drop tools to create hyperlinks and next/previous page buttons, add video and audio, build drop-down menus, create website and email hyperlinks, add keyword searches, and more. It can also automatically generate hyperlinks from any text in the PDF that looks like a URL or email address.

Since 3D Issue is an application instead of a service, there won’t be any surprise monthly service fees, making it a handy and economical tool for creating digital versions of publications and catalogs. It costs 899 euros.

Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press

When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.

Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.

In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.