Newsletter Design Software for Windows

Create Newsletters For Home, School, or Office on Your PC

Best Newsletter Software for Windows

Find newsletter design software for all skill levels and price ranges. These programs are in addition to professional desktop publishing software programs such as Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, and Serif PagePlus which are also quite capable of producing newsletters. These programs are for the Windows platform.

Avanquest: Design & Print, Business Edition

Avanquest Design and Print, Business

Avanquest

What We Like

  • Great tools for small business

  • Plenty of templates

  • Familiar look and feel

What We Don't Like

  • No trial

  • Could include more layout tools

Aimed at businesses, Design & Print features templates for business cards, brochures, newsletters and other common business documents. Includes Print to PDF, text art, image effects, fonts, address book, and mail merge. 

Nova Development: Print Artist Platinum

Print Artist Platinum

 Nova Development

What We Like

  • Focus on simplicity

  • Loads of built-in graphics

What We Don't Like

  • No trial

  • Some people may find it restrictive

If you'll be printing your newsletter to a color desktop printer, Print Artist has all kinds of templates for home, school, and business projects. It can also create PDF files and CD Slide Shows to play in a DVD player. Among the newsletter design friendly features are the ability to link text boxes together (good for flowing text from one page to another), spell-check, and dozens of photo cropping shapes. The fun features for dressing up your newsletter designs include the photo editor, thousands of graphics, and the text effects.

Broderbund: The Print Shop

Print Shop Professional

 Broderbund

What We Like

  • Professional grade

  • Tons of great tools and options

What We Don't Like

  • No trial

Newsletters are just one kind of template among the thousands of projects for home, school, and office found in The Print Shop. Some of the newsletter design software features include the advanced photo editing tools built in to the software, a Logo Creator you can use to create a great newsletter nameplate, and a fair sprinkling of text and layout options such as master pages, rulers, guides, kerning, widow & orphan control, and text alignment controls. In addition to desktop printing, it exports projects to PDF.

The Print Shop is available in both Deluxe and Professional variations. The Professional version contains extras, like royalty free images and templates that you can use for your business.

Scribus

Scribus

What We Like

  • Open source

  • Full featured with professional quality options

  • Focused on desktop publishing

What We Don't Like

  • There is a bit of a learning curve

This professional-quality desktop publishing software defies the old saying that "you get what you pay for" because it's feature-rich and free. It does just about anything the much more expensive pro tools do, including serving as quality newsletter design software. A good choice if you need professional printing, it doesn't have all the fun extras like graphics, fonts, and tons of templates. Scribus offers CMYK support, font embedding and sub-setting, PDF creation, EPS import/export, basic drawing tools, and other professional level features. It works in a fashion similar to Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress with text frames, floating palettes, and pull-down menus -- and without the hefty price tag.

Download Scribus for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Overview of Scribus (Lifewire.com Linux)

LibreOffice Draw

LibreOffice Draw

What We Like

  • Simple to use

  • Open source

  • Intuitive interface

What We Don't Like

  • Not specifically for newsletters

If you're looking for something that's both simple to use and completely free of charge LibreOffice Draw is an excellent option. LibreOffice Draw is part of the popular open source LibreOffice office suite for Windows, Mac, and Linux. So, when you install LibreOffice, you'll get Draw along with several other office programs, including a word processor and slideshow program that make fantastic replacements for Word and PowerPoint.

LibreOffice is geared toward any sort of graphical office work, including charts and diagrams, but it's more than capable of quickly and easily creating newsletters. Actually, there are plenty of free newsletter templates available for Draw.

Download LibreOffice for Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Lucidpress

Lucidpress

 Lucidpress

What We Like

  • Cloud based and accessible anywhere

  • Designed for publishing

  • Super simple to use and share

What We Don't Like

  • Subscription required for some features

Would you prefer a cloud based option similar to the Google Apps Suite? Lucidpress is exactly what you're looking for. This design suite is available online via a subscription. It's designed primarily for desktop publishing and offers plenty of newsletter templates.

Like other cloud software, Lucidpress is accessible anywhere, and your work is saved online. The interface is geared toward simplicity, but don't let that fool you. This is actually a powerful program, and it intuitively empowers you to create some seriously fantastic newsletters.