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Will There Be A Flood Of iPad Fanzines?

November 3rd, 2010 by · 3 Comments · software reviews

This is impressive:

It’s too bad the Adobe suite of tools costs so much.

Seriously, what I’m seeing there is just made for people to do fanzines with for the iPad.

It makes me wonder how many temps will get all their files together on their home Macs and then use the software available at work to create a zine. Don’t laugh — it happened in the DTP days of the 1980s!

I don’t think Adobe would be amenable to hugely cutting the price of their tools, so we’ll probably see the Baker software refined and used for fanzines for the iPad.

My god, had all this been around in the 1970s when I did zines, the things I could have produced would have been breathtaking.

Attention lawyers: Put away those C&D orders. Fanzines are your employer’s free promotional friends. Ask the damn Marketing Department.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • JulieB

    Indeed, it is too bad Adobe’s software is so darned expensive. I go back to the old fanzine days, too, and this had me drooling.

  • Chris

    With Apple’s strict, I mean inconsistent, gatekeeping of the App Store, I think approval is as big a hurdle as software cost.

    However, there’s no reason you couldn’t package an HTML5 site as a downloadable web app and let users save that to their iPads for offline reading, thereby cutting Apple out of the editorial loop entirely.

    Does anyone know if there’s already something like Baker that’s web app friendly?

  • Bruno Pugens

    Hi guys!

    Adobe is a moster that will kill all independent publications for iPad.
    But another way to create independent publications for iPad is possible via xcode, i made one fanzine for iPad called Kapta, take a look here http://itunes.apple.com/br/app/kapta/id466256503?mt=8

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