iCalamus 1.0 - Easy Publishing on Mac OS X
iCalamus 1.0 is the new publisher for Mac OS X, presented by invers Software from Loeningen, Germany. The DTP program can be used lightly as a feather and offers newbies and pros in Desktop Publishing all kinds of freedom to publish your ideas. iCalamus 1.0 costs 129.00 EUR. The unregistered version can be used for free, offering only two pages per document then.
The unregistered version of iCalamus already offers a cool feature: You can create professional photo books and calendars like in the full version and order high-quality prints at the Photographerbook company. The Photographerbook document service in iCalamus even supports iPhoto calendars and iPhoto books which can be printed at Photographerbook at a lower price.
iCalamus has been developed completely new for Apple's operating system and hasn't much relationship to its cousin, Calamus SL, the well-known DTP program for Windows and Atari, but the name is similar. iCalamus is an excellent choice for all layout purposes from simple posters and business letters over complex layouted magazines up to books and scientific works. Complete Unicode support and the smart PDF import offer easy access to creating and layout work. The reasoned user interface with its low learning curve guarantees for fast success. iCalamus doesn't limit your layout freedom by offering prepared layouts. Its practical tools offer all options for your own creative and productive layout work.
iCalamus is a modular program which will grow in future by external modules, even from third-party developers. Therefore invers Software will create IODA, the 'iCalamus Open Development Area', and publish the plug-in interface. iCalamus has been developed in Objective C with intensive usage of Apple's Cocoa library.
You can import all image and text formats which are supported by Mac OS X into iCalamus documents. Images from digital cameras, scanners or iPhoto libraries can be imported as well as whole web page content and PDF documents. Grab text content from large PDF documents easily for further text processing. Elaborated masking options and many predefined, partly dynamically changeable frame shapes offer freedom for creativity. Working in precise measurement units is the other side of the iCalamus world. Use virtual copies for multiple document elements and change them afterwards with a few mouse clicks.
Print output uses all printers which are supported by Mac OS X. Optionally output documents in various PDF formats (e.g. PDF-X, encrypted PDF, PDF Fax).
iCalamus 1.0 requires at least Tiger 10.4.5 and is shipped as a Universal Binary in single language versions or as a complete bundle with currently ten languages (Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Swedish) on CD or via download. The rich online reference manual can be read also at http://man.icalamus.net/en/.