Reviews & hands-on

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Serif PagePlus X3 - PC review

    By 24 July 2008

    Serif’s PagePlus package is one of the stalwarts of the home DTP market and while it continues to be overlooked by professionals, Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress are still dominant forces; but this latest addition has plenty to offer the home or small...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Serif WebPlus X2 - PC review

    By 6 May 2008

    Producing a website design that you’re happy with can be a time consuming and complicated matter, especially if you’re not fluent in coding HTML. This has seen an increased use of template-based packages that hide the code away. With its eye on the...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Serif PhotoPlus X2 - PC review

    By 4 December 2007

    As we increasingly take more photos, digital imaging software is quickly becoming one of those essential tools everyone should own. This package from Serif is the latest to arrive and while it can't compete with the free tools you'll find on the Internet,...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Serif Desktop Publishing Suite 2008 - PC review

    By 13 November 2007

    If you have ever needed to quickly design a leaflet for a project, put together a brochure, or simply needed a coversheet for a presentation, it’s likely you’ll have used a Desktop Publishing Suite (DTP). They make such tasks simpler and as with the...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Serif DrawPlus X2 - PC review

    By 25 September 2007

    Serif has had something of an overhaul of all its key products this year, moving away from the yearly naming convention of DrawPlus 2006, to the far more enigmatic X2 branding. The X2 means that it is works with the Vista operating system, so new buyers...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Serif AlbumPlus X2 - PC review

    By 11 July 2007

    With even the most humble mobile phone now sporting a 2MP digital camera, and let's not forget the growing number of 5MP camera phones, it seems the age of digital is truly here. Which is why there are now a wide number of digital image suites on the...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Serif PagePlus X2 - PC review

    By 12 June 2007

    If you want to use your PC for more than just the basic tasks, then you need a Desktop Publishing Package (DTP), which allows you to make a raft of things from simple posters through to brochures and even your own photo-albums. As one of the first packages...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Serif PhotoPlus 11 PC software review

    By 5 December 2006

    One of the complaints levelled at digital photography is that it’s a flat medium. What this means is that the camera doesn’t understand the nuances of a 3D world, which is why every digital photo comes to life with even the most basic of edits. It...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Serif MoviePlus 5 DVD authoring software review

    By 30 May 2006

    At the start of any year you can expect a flurry of activity from online security services. In much the same way, with the advent of the summer and its promise of long hours of video capture, so the software companies update their DVD authoring packages....

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Serif Pageplus 11 desktop publishing review

    By 22 February 2006

    Chances are, if you've owned a computer for some time you, are likely to have come across Serif PagePlus at some point. Whether it's for designing a leaflet for the local Scout club or for getting that homemade Christmas card looking just right, PagePlus...