The 6 best InDesign alternatives

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The best InDesign alternatives often provide desktop publishing features that are as brilliant as those in the Adobe software – if not better – but without the need for a monthly subscription. Find the right InDesign alternative and it could save you money and the hassle of tracking your subscription.

While InDesign is undeniably the leading option, subscribing to either InDesign alone or to the full Creative Cloud suite can be off-putting, especially in these financially straitened times – though bear in mind you can give it a test drive with a 7-day free trial before subscribing.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.