Xara Designer Pro X9, which bundles the company's tools for image editing, illustration, Web design, and layout, now is available, and customers don't need a subscription.
Inexpensive and fast, this competent vector-based design app is best for experienced print- or Web-based designers.
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Companies like Corel, Xara, Nitro, Nuance, and Pixelmator are taking advantage of customers' displeasure with Adobe's shift from selling Creative Suite perpetual licenses to Creative Cloud subscriptions.
Corel will make its XARA 2.0 Web design program available on its Web site by the end of March. The XARA 2.0 Web version will sell for $149 or $99 for upgrades. The program now allows in-browser preview of bitmap images and comes with Adobe Photoshop plug-ins.