Quark has updated their award-winning DesignPad app for iPads. The new version 2 piles on helpful new features such as style sheets and a Pencil Sketcher tool to mock up pictures within picture boxes. It also now lets you export to the online storage service Box in addition to DropBox.
As always, DesignPad is free, and you can unlock the Pro version for $9.99 to save and share print-quality PDFs.
Quark DesignPad 2.0 Now Available – Advanced Design in the Palm of Your Hand
Award-winning iPad App Redesigned for iOS 7 Offers Additional Professional Publishing Features
DENVER, CO – January 16, 2014 – The iPad app Macworld named App of the Year 2013 is now available with even more advanced design features for creative professionals on-the-go.
Quark DesignPadTM is the app developed by Quark Software Inc. to help iPad users explore design, concept ideas and start projects on their mobile device. Using an entirely new approach to design, anyone can quickly experiment with different layouts to create posters, postcards, advertisements, invitations, brochures, business cards and newsletters right on an iPad. All designs can be shared on Twitter, Facebook, by email, printed or further developed with QuarkXPress®.
TechRadar placed Quark DesignPad in the top 100 on its list of the best free iPad apps and calls it an “astonishingly useful app for figuring out layouts on the move, or knocking about ideas in meetings.”
The new updated Quark DesignPad has been redesigned for iOS 7 and now includes support for creating multi-page documents as PDFs and QuarkXPress files. With the new version users are able to:
- Create text style sheets, including bulleted and numbered lists
- Automatically format text with multiple styles
- Draw images within picture boxes with the Picture Sketcher tool
- Select colors with the RGB Color picker option using sliders or text entry
- Choose new right-angle box shapes
- See automatic alerts for text overflow including a ‘tap to fit’ feature
- Save and share designs as images and PDFs directly to Box (in addition to DropBox) *Pro Feature Pack only
- Collect designs to Dropbox or Box (layout and images) *Pro Feature Pack only
Quark DesignPad is a free download from the iTunes store. For $9.99, users can opt to unlock the Pro Feature Pack for access to professional output and sharing capabilities. The Pro Feature Pack lets users save and share print-quality PDFs or save PNG and Adobe PDF versions to DropBox for immediate access anywhere or print with AirPrint support.
Download the new Quark DesignPad from the iTunes store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/quark-designpad/id551786067?mt=8.
About Quark Software Inc.
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.