SlimPublisher 5.0

SlimPublisher 5.0

Reviewed by Andrew Black

"Create business cards, letterheads & flyers."

Overview

SlimPublisher allows you to create letterheads, flyers, business cards, labels, artistic QR codes, barcodes, and other projects that leave an artistic impression. SlimPublisher gives you the flexibility to create and design your own artwork or choose from many ready-made templates. You’re able to fully customize each template with your own information and personal touch. You’re able to delete any object, move or re-size it, and add prefect alignment. SlimPublisher allows full support for copy and paste effects, as well as undo a series of changes. The ability to define color and opacity of your shapes also adds more to creating a project that suites your individual ideas.

Output includes a variety of formats including .pdf (supports RGB and CMYK), .gif, .jpeg, .tiff, .png, .bmp, .emf, .wmf, Full bleed, Trim, or Both. You also of course have the option to send your project directly to your printer with 350 DPI resolution. There are 47 varieties of business card papers that are supported, making it even easier for you to print them on your own. Another handy feature is the integration of Google Maps. You’re able to directly add locations to your business cards or headers. This works great if you’re creating a new business flyer or an invitation to an event. The bar code feature works seamlessly as well as you’re able to create artistic 2D barcodes and easily add contact and address to your mobile devices or download software by simply scanning the barcode. You can also use the Page manager to review, delete, or add pages to any of your projects.

Installation

Installation is standard for Windows application with no special setup configuration or packaged software (works with any version of .NET framework, from 2x to 4.5). SlimPublisher is supported on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10.

Windows XP users can only use version 4.1 of SlimPublisher because support for XP is now discontinued for future versions of SlimPublisher.

Interface

The simple and easy to use interface, with an impressive collection of tools allows even novice users to master the application without much effort. The colors and images do well to make it look like a modern clean application.

Pros

  • Extensive output options: .png, .bmp, .emf, .wmf, .gif, .jpeg, .tiff, .exif (Full bleed, Trim, or Both), .pdf, or print directly on a connected printer
  • Includes several built-in templates and allows you to create your own project from scratch
  • Google Maps integration
  • Bar Code features adds a lot of functionality
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Won’t offer the same functionality as a big time editor, but does very well in the current price range.

Alternatives

SlimPublisher is somewhat unique in its focus towards artistic projects, through there are many other applications that can provide the same functions. Adobe Photoshop is a much more advanced tool to create similar projects, but also holds a very high price tag. SpringPublisher is another application that takes a similar focus on creating flyers, postcards, and letterhead, but what sets SlimPublisher apart is its vast functionality with the ability to create objects like bar codes.

Conclusion

SlimPublisher is a small, sleek, and easy to use application that allows you to design artistic artwork for a large number of projects. The application offers a free trial that allows you to really test the waters of the application and it has a nice price tag of only $24.95. If you find yourself creating letterheads, bar codes, business cards, flyers, and other similar projects, SlimPublisher could be your answer. Especially if you’re on a tight budget. The application is great for both personal and business use alike.

Requirements: http://www.binarynow.com/products/slimpublisher/system-requirements/

What's new in this version: Optimized image processing core allows working with larger images and faster image processing, fully tested with the latest Windows 10 operating system, added Adobe PDF (portable document format) export and more.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested SlimPublisher on 11 Sep 2015 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
SlimPublisher Antivirus Report
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