Platinum Equity portfolio company, Quark, announced today that QuarkXPress® 9.1 with App StudioTM has won the MacUser Award for Publishing Product of the Year. The annual MacUser Awards recognize the best products released each year for Apple users. In this year’s publishing category QuarkXPress beat out Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5, Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and Digital Publishing Suite, Aquafadas Digital Publishing Suite, Mag+, Nuance PDF Converter Professional 7, RapidWeaver 5, and Sandvox 2.

Adam Banks, Editor of MacUser said, “The arrival of the iPad and other tablets has rapidly changed the way we think about publishing. By offering practical, affordable digital edition tools integrated with a familiar page layout system, Quark has shown it understands what publishers of all shapes and sizes need to meet the challenge. We’re delighted to name QuarkXPress 9.1 with App Studio our Publishing Product of the Year.”

“Being named publishing product of the year is a huge win for QuarkXPress 9 and App Studio. Thank you to the MacUser editors who nominated QuarkXPress and the thousands of fans who voted us top of the category,” said Gavin Drake, Vice President of Marketing for Quark. “The designer is at the core of our work to develop software that enables digital publishing. We are proud to help break down publishing barriers for creative professionals around the world both in traditional publishing and agencies, as well as for large enterprises that face similar challenges to communicate on digital devices.”

QuarkXPress 9.1 is the new version of QuarkXPress that, with App Studio, opens the door for designers to create and publish iPad apps, and to publish engaging, interactive, and innovative content to those apps. QuarkXPress 9 also helps designers reach smartphones, tablets, and digital devices that support ePUB, such as the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Apple iBooks. In addition to advanced digital publishing functionality, QuarkXPress 9 includes a host of new features that help designers work more productively by automating time-consuming design tasks.

About Quark
Quark Software Inc. ( is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organizations in more than 160 countries. Two decades ago, our flagship product — QuarkXPress® — changed the course of traditional publishing. For more than 25 years, Quark has built on its knowledge and experience in design and publishing to provide software solutions that support collaborative workflows and automated publishing across multiple channels. Today, Quark is revolutionizing publishing again by setting new standards in XML-based publishing across print, the Web, and digital media as well as by helping owners and employees of small and mid-sized businesses promote their products and services easily, professionally, and affordably. Denver-based Quark Software Inc. is privately held.


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