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Document Design and Layout

Published 11/12/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

LucidPress is a design and layout application that allows users to build and print digital documents. Less time is required to create a functional layout in a number of formats, including flyers, newsletters, brochures, magazines and photo books. Hundreds of fonts are made available or the user can upload their own. Content is made accessible with the ability to import from Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr, Google Docs and Google Images. Users can also drop a YouTube video into their layout. Print export options are offered and include PDF, JPG and PNG. LucidPress expands its ability by incorporating collaboration and social tools. Multiple users can work on a document and communicate through chat. Comments can be posted to documents. Other features include customizable permissions, digital publishing links and data encryption.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

LucidPress was created by the minds behind LucidChart. The application has received highly positive reviews from users all over the web. Many love it’s simple, sleek interface while others point to the freedom the app provides when it comes to creativity. LucidPress was also featured on the PC World website. The application continues to impress new users.

What are the differences to other apps?

LucidPress brings together a list of features that really makes the application stand out. Users can choose from beautiful templates and fonts and add everything from photos and videos to text and content taken from their Flickr, Facebook or Google accounts. The drag and drop interface is a dream come true for anyone who desires a simpler, more manageable layout and design tool.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

LucidPress looks just as good as the documents it helps build. The application is very user-friendly. Adding new photos or videos is as easy as dragging and dropping the file where the user wants it. The chat feature is sleek and clean, allowing the user to easily see who is making each comment without distracting from the design area. Newcomers will have no trouble learning how to use LucidPress.

How does the registration process work?

New users can click the “Sign Up Free” link in the upper, right hand corner of the LucidPress homepage to get started. The form on the next page asks for a name, email address and password. Two buttons are available below the form for users who prefer to sign up through their Google or Yahoo! Accounts. The user is automatically logged into their new account.

What does it cost to use the application?

LucidPress is currently free to all users. Anyone can sign up and try the service without paying anything. The application is currently in beta. Lucid Software, creators of LucidPress, have stated that they will eventually introduce a “freemium” model, which will be similar to what the company charges for LucidChart with a free account option and paid premium subscriptions. No other details have been released as far as how much LucidPress will cost or what will be included.

Who would you recommend the application to?

LucidPress is a great tool for anyone who needs to design a report, flyer, brochure, photo book or other document. The application is very simple to use so the user doesn’t have to have significant knowledge of design. The price is currently ideal for everyone, which will likely carry over once the freemium system is put into place. Professionals can build sleek, eye-catching documents while casual users can create stunning photo books and other documents for personal use and display.

  • Collaborate online through built-in chat
  • Choose from 100 fonts or upload a new font
  • Import content from Dropbox, Google Docs, Flickr and Facebook
  • Export pages as a PDF, PNG or JPG
  • View documents on desktop computers and mobile devices

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