This is a huge win for Quark!
See their press release below…
DesignPad Named iOS App of the Year by Macworld
QuarkXPress 9.5 Highly Commended for Publishing & Design Software of the Year
DENVER, CO – June 26, 2013 – Macworld, the leading publication dedicated to all things Apple, named DesignPad™ the iOS App of the Year at the UK-based magazine’s annual awards gala. DesignPad is the app developed by Quark Software Inc. to help creative people explore design while giving professional designers a way to concept and start projects from an iPad.
“With the huge growth in mobility and the power of the iPad, giving designers on-the-go access to professional design tools was a natural direction. The unique grid-based design approach of DesignPad has also made it popular as a tool in the classroom,” said Gavin Drake, vice president of marketing for Quark. “Many thanks to the Macworld awards judges for recognizing DesignPad this year as iOS App of the Year. Our thanks also go to the thousands of DesignPad users around the world who have made it their app of choice for designing on the iPad.”
With DesignPad users can experiment with different layouts and concepts for posters, postcards, advertisements, invitations, brochures, business cards and newsletters – all on their iPad. Once created, the design can be shared directly on Twitter, Facebook, by email, printed, or further developed with QuarkXPress®.
DesignPad is free to download and provides a wide range of design features such as pre-defined layout templates, control over text attributes, color and opacity of boxes and frames, drop shadows and innovative shape making features. It also includes an optional Pro Feature Pack for $9.99 that enables users to unlock a set of advanced features that adds DropBox and AirPrint support, PDF output, dynamic grids, and more.
Download DesignPad from the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quark-designpad/id551786067?ls=1&mt=8.
Also part of the Macworld Awards 2013, QuarkXPress 9.5 was nominated for the Publishing & Design Software of the Year and named “Highly Commended” in that category. http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/
Quark’s software enables organizations of all sizes to meet customer demand for engaging, relevant communications when, where, and how they want them. Our solutions combine the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customer communications to print, Web, and interactive experiences on the latest digital devices. Financial services firms, manufacturers, and governments around the world rely on Quark solutions to elevate customer communications to new levels, reduce time to market, and lower costs.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.