Twixl Publisher 4.1 is now available

We’re pleased to announce that Twixl Publisher 4.1 is now available for download!

 

So what’s new in this release?
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Twixl Publisher 4.0.10 maintenance release & 4.1 public beta

Now available for download: a maintenance release 4.0.10 of Twixl Publisher, and at the same time, we’re also introducing a public beta of Twixl Publisher 4.1.

Here are some of the new features in Twixl Publisher 4.1, due out soon:

  • Twixl previewing improvements – no need to manually enter an IP address for the Viewer device
  • Direct support for integrating Adobe Edge Animate or Tumult Hype .oam files
  • Support for using iBooks Author .wdgt files as web viewers
  • You can now define categories in a kiosk app
  • We added a new “Users & Groups” entitlement option for easier Enterprise deployment
  • Background downloading is now improved, so that downloads will continue in the background when you exit the app, even if the device is put to sleep or if auto-lock is triggered

Check it out now.

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Why Twixl Publisher doesn’t support the EPUB format…

We recently received a couple of requests from users to ask whether we intend to add support for the EPUB 3 format in our Twixl Publisher product. We assume these questions are triggered by the fact that Adobe is pushing fixed-layout EPUB as ‘the’ solution for users that are left out in the cold now that Adobe DPS Single Edition is no longer part of Creative Cloud.

The way we see it, fixed-layout EPUB 3 does not offer an added value for users that are currently creating content in InDesign.

Here’s why:

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Sneak peek for Twixl Publisher 4.1: easier previewing

Our upcoming 4.1 release, expected to become available later this month, will allow much easier and faster previewing on a device.

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Coming in Twixl Publisher 4.1:
Use categories in your kiosk apps

Our upcoming 4.1 release, expected to become available in June, will allow publishers to define “categories” in multi-issue apps.

Categories allow you to split your issues into different sections, e.g. to organize your content by subject, or by year, etc.

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Publish HTML-based “HPub” content with Twixl Publisher 4

In Twixl Publisher 4.0, we added support for a new file format called HPub. An HPub publication is like an HTML5 microsite, that could also be rendered in a standard browser.

Content can be created using the HTML tools of your choice, then packaged according to the HPub specification.

Visit.Brussels
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How to customize your Twixl kiosk

Twixl Publisher offers a number of options to adjust things like the toolbar colors in your app, or the backgrounds and colors used in the store. These allow you to give your app a personal touch.

But it doesn’t end there… by integrating things like an info page and/or an info cell in your kiosk, you can communicate more directly with your readers.

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In this article, we want to give an overview of the different parts of the look and feel that can be customized.

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Creating content for phones with Twixl Publisher 4.0

With the Twixl Publisher 4.0 plug-in, you can now create an alternate layout for phones in InDesign. In this article, we not only want to show you how to do that, but we’d also like to recommend the best practices we think you should keep in mind when converting tablet content to phones.

Alternate Layouts
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Twixl Publisher 4.0 is now available

What’s new in Twixl Publisher 4?

1. Support for publishing on phones

Twixl Publisher 4.0 for the first time lets you publish on phones (iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus, and Android phones running 4.0.3 or higher).

In InDesign you can create an alternate layout for phones, in addition to layouts for iPad and Android tablets.

Alternate Layouts

You can now choose to create tablet only, phone only or universal apps.

Build Type

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Synchronize your Twixl Publisher build settings with Dropbox

Here’s a little trick that allows you to synchronize your Build Settings folder using Dropbox, and make it available on multiple Macs. It requires you to use the Terminal app though.

First, go to the “Twixl Publisher” folder in “Application Support” in your home library: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Twixl Publisher/

You can use the Finder’s ‘Go to Folder’ menu option do find this folder, or otherwise hold down the ‘alt’ key while selecting the Go menu, and the Home Library will become available in the menu.

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