At Twixl media we thought we could do our share by developing a tool that makes it possible to translate print designs to digital designs by integrating extra content such as photos, slide shows, audio, video and web content into a seamless iPad blend.


What is Twixl Publisher?

Twixl Publisher allows you to produce content apps for tablets & phones fully independently - from design to publishing in the app stores or within a private environment.
Twixl Publisher is a combination of a stand-alone OS X application and a plug-in for Adobe InDesign CC2014, CC or CS6 that allows you to create interactive content apps for mobile devices. You can either start from existing documents or you can create new documents from scratch.
With Twixl Publisher, different types of interactive content are supported, such as photo slide shows, audio, video, HTML5 web viewers and more.
Twixl Publisher allows you to create tablet apps for the iPad and for Android tablets, phone apps for iPhone and Android phones, or universal apps that work on both. In addition, a Web Reader export of your publications can be displayed in a browser on a desktop or notebook.

Subscription options

Twixl Publisher Single

Allows you to publish an unlimited number of single-issue apps for iOS and Android directly in the three app stores we support and to export Web Reader content for displaying in a browser. It is ideal for individual designers and smaller shops that regularly want to create cross-platform branded app store apps.

Twixl Publisher One Multi

Allows you to publish one multi-issue app in the App Stores and provides access to the Twixl Distribution Platform, for managing and storing the different issues in your kiosk app. It also supports unlimited single-issue apps and Web Reader publications.

Twixl Publisher Unlimited Multi

Allows you to publish an unlimited number of both single-issue and multi-issue apps in the App Stores and provides access to the Twixl Distribution Platform, for managing and storing the different issues in your kiosk apps. It also allows you to create an unlimited number of Web Reader exports for desktops and notebooks that can be deployed on any web server.

Multi-issue apps on the Twixl Distribution Platform support the use of in-app purchases and subscriptions, sending push notifications, and also allow PDF content to be displayed in your kiosk, in addition to Twixl's own enriched publications.

For a more detailed feature overview, check the Specs & Pricing page

Twixl Publisher Enterprise Kiosk

The Twixl Publisher Enterprise solutions are for iPad only and allow you to publish in a private environment. In addition to Twixl publications, it also provides support for PDFs, Office and iWork documents, video's, image collections and more… The web-based management backend allows you to define users and groups with different access privileges. This product is targeted at all companies that are using iPads to control in-house content distribution. Find out more...

Five components

1. Twixl Publisher plug-in for InDesign on Windows & OS X

You create your complete publication in one environment. The design, the content and the enriched elements are all brought together in InDesign. From our point of view, this is the only user friendly creation process possible.

Twixl Publisher plug-in

2. Twixl Publisher app for OS X

This application allows you to build the apps, and converts the InDesign export into a ready-to-go iOS and/or Android app, either tablet only, phone only or universal.

Twixl Publisher OS X app

3. Twixl Viewer

The free Twixl Viewer app for iOS and Android allows a designer to send a preview of a publication from the InDesign plug-in to a device on the local Wifi network.

Twixl Viewer

4. Twixl Reader

The reader is embedded in every app and enables the app to interpret the files that have been exported from InDesign - exported files use the ".publication" extension, Twixl’s open format for digital publications.

Twixl Reader

5. Content Management & Distribution

For management and distribution of multi-issue (“kiosk”) apps, two options are available, depending on the target audience.
To publish apps for the general public, there's the Twixl Distribution Platform that will work in tandem with the three major app stores: Apple’s App Store, the Google Play store and the Amazon Appstore.
For publishing to a private audience, there's the Twixl Enterprise Kiosk.

Twixl Distribution Platform

Smooth & intuitive

Twixl Publisher is based on our philosophy of ease of use, simplicity and intuition. We put the user and the user experience at the heart of your solution. That is being reflected in every word, pixel and button. Our three-step model ‘Design, Build and Publish' is the fastest and easiest way to an enticing, interactive reader experience.


Independent publishing means our customers are 100% in control of their apps, and of the publishing costs involved. We offer built-in storage as an integral part of the Twixl Distribution Platform, but customers with high download volumes can opt to choose their own storage solution using Microsoft Windows Azure or Amazon S3 storage. With Twixl Publisher Enterprise, corporations have the option to select either a ready-to-go Twixl-hosted solution, or a self-hosted one that is installed on their own servers.


Our pricing is as transparent and easy as our product. We provide our customers a state of the art solution and all the support they need for a fixed yearly subscription fee. There is no extra cost for getting an app published except for the cost of creating the app itself. To make it even easier, we provide a free trial version of Twixl Publisher that allows users to develop and test an app before publishing it in the App Stores, so they can experience how our solution works for free.

The subscription cost is one aspect but for experienced publishers the download cost is even more important. Download fees for subscribers to the Twixl Distribution Platform are $0,05 or €0,0385 per download, and depending on the type of subscription either 5.000 or 20.000 downloads are already included in the subscription. When you start comparing the total cost of ownership, Twixl media really makes a difference.
There is also no additional cost for distributing Web Reader content, as you can deploy this on your own web server.

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For the enterprise

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Twixl Publisher is available for OS X and Windows.

Only the Twixl Viewer app can be installed on a mobile device.