c:four has announced plans to launch iStudio Publisher at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco next month. The new desktop publishing package costs $99 (it will be available on special for $49.99 until March 5, 2009).
iStudio Publisher lets users draw shapes, run text inside and around the shapes and place images within them at the same time. The software includes a shape library of commonly used items. Other features include dynamic text wrapping, linking between shapes, zoom to 5000 percent, and live formatting during drag.
The software is already available as a downloadable beta version, available from the Web site.
System requirements call for a G4/800MHz or faster (Intel included), Mac OS X 10.4 or later, 512MB RAM, 50MB hard disk space and an Internet connection (for updates and registration).