Category Archives: Layout

Evernote – a scrapbook made of digital stuff… stuff!

Evernote works on the computers and phones you use daily, allowing you to capture something in one place and then access it from another. All in Evernote.

Use Evernote for Mac and PC online or offline to take notes, clip webpages, take webcam photos, make to-do lists, and more. If you add a photo to Evernote for Mac or PC that contains printed or handwritten text, Evernote will make it searchable. Try this with business cards, whiteboards, or wine labels.
The Evernote Web Clippers let you save interesting stuff you see on the web. No more bookmarks, tabs, or open windows. See something you like, clip it, and you’ll have it forever.

Mac and PC version


Issuu – make your own online portfolio, presentation, booklet, folder, invitation… (continue on your own)

Issuu is a Living Library for individuals, publishers and businesses. It’s free and open for everyone, who publish and share the web’s best publications. Explore a world of publications by people and publishers alike. Collect, share and publish in a format designed to make your documents look their very best.

You can create books and other publications from pdf’s and other formats

Find the page here


InkScape – head on the block

An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.

Mac and PC version – at least that’s what they say. I haven’t tried this program. Ok thanks!

Synfig – head on the block

Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X.

PC and Mac version – at least that’s what they say. I haven’t tried this program. Ok thanks!

Scribus – head on the block

It could replace you InDesign trial that ran out 64 days ago!
This open source program is designed for desktop publishing. This program supports PDF/X-3 standards and comes with a limited amount of vector tools. It supports SVG importing and Open Type fonts.

Designer Note: If you plan on using software on a semi-professional or professional manner, it is best to ask your printer first. Unlike the other programs on this list, your printer will want to be able to access your native Scribus file. Ask your printer in advance to install the software before sending out a print job.

PC an Mac version – at least that’s what they say. I haven’t tried this program. Ok thanks!