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Stencil vs Adobe InDesign Comparison
Adobe InDesign

At a Glance

4.6

Graphic Design Software

Starting at $0

Per Month

4.6

Digital Asset Management Software

Starting at $20.99

Per Month

Overview

Stencil

The web-based graphic design and photo editing tool helps users create and edit images easily. While it’s not as advanced as others in the industry, it’s a handy photo editing tool that still gets the job done. Users get access to templates to help them get started with their designs and gives acces…  Learn more

Target Market

Mid Market

Small Business

Adobe InDesign

InDesign is another component of the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem, available as part of the whole library or as an individual purchase. The software‘s features is specific to publishing and designing online publications, brochures, creating info sheets, and similar materials. Adobe InDesign provid…  Learn more

Target Market

Enterprise

Mid Market

Small Business

Pricing

Free

$0

Per Month

Pro

$15

Per Month

Unlimited

$20

Per Month

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Free Plan Available

Pricing Available

Starting

$20.99

Per Month

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Free Trial Available

Pricing Available

Pros & Cons

Stencil Pros

  • Excellent range of features including free photos and icons
  • Google fonts, watermarks, and font uploads
  • Useful support for beginners
  • Logos and watermarks
  • Easy to use interface

Stencil Cons

  • Very limited editing options
  • No layers

Adobe InDesign Pros

  • Simplicity: Adobe InDesign is much easier to use than other Adobe products like Photoshop. It’s easy to add a range of features to your publication, including tags, anchor text frames, tables, captions, and more.
  • HTML support: Adobe offers HTML exporting so you can easily share simple code with your colleagues during the web development process. You’ll also get functionality built into the app to assist with getting rid of DIV tags that aren’t necessary for your code.
  • Industry standard: The fact that this product is the industry standard for publishing means you can find plenty of forum support and help out there to get you started.
  • Connections to creative cloud: If you choose to do so, you can access InDesign and Photoshop at the same time, alongside other creative apps in the Creative Cloud.

Adobe InDesign Cons

  • This is a product designed for people who know how to build publications
  • Quite expensive compared to other products
  • PDF comment integration is a little clunky in places

Screenshots

Stencil

Adobe InDesign

Videos

Stencil

Adobe InDesign

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Top Alternatives

Canva

4.5

Starting at $0

per month

Simplified

4.7

Starting at $0

per month

Adobe Illustrator

4.6

Starting at $20.99

Per Month

Adobe Bridge

4.2

Starting at $84.99

Per Month

Adobe Creative Cloud

4.6

Starting at $54.99

Per Month

Adobe Experience Manager

3.8

Pricing Not Available

Deployment

Desktop Mac

Desktop Windows

On-premise

Support

24/7 (Live rep)

Chat

Email/Help Desk

FAQs/Forum

Knowledge Base

Phone Support

24/7 (Live rep)

Chat

Email/Help Desk

FAQs/Forum

Knowledge Base

Phone Support

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