«Heaven has no rage,
like love to hatred turned,
Nor Hell a fury,
like a woman scorned.»
«The Mourning Bride» by William Congrave
I really did love Adobe InDesign. It was one of the best apps I’ve ever used. I did create some beautiful (in my mind) works with it.
But then, Adobe turned to shit.
From analyzing user documents per default to a really sucking subscription model, Adobe just ran InDesign into the ground.
Quite literally: It not only crashed, but took my whole operating system with it. Multiple times. On a Mac. Not many apps can do this. Most avoid it like hell.
So, I was happy to hear that Affinity planed to do a DTP app, and after a while in Public Beta, they have just released “Affinity Publisher“. First impression (keynote, public beta) is good. I already pre-ordered it, but it will take some time to take it for a drive (as usual, things are crazy right now).
But yeah, if you are looking for a DTP app, and dislike Adobe’s business practices, have a look at it. It might be something, esp. considering that Affinity actually improves its products.