The new Affinity 2.0 is out, and Publisher has new footnote and endnote support. Affinity Publisher used to be Serif’s old PagePlus, but this was given a huge revamp to make it a slick budget mid-market ‘Adobe InDesign killer’ DTP software for the desktop. The new version is currently discounted down to a bargain $40 as a perpetual licence, and it seems this even includes the new iPad mobile app version of Publisher.

Note that 1.9.2 is said to be the last to run on Windows 7, so Win7 Warriors should take that into account before buying 2.0 for the footnotes. Also be warned that Affinity Publisher on Windows has a fixed UI with tiny fonts and icons but no way to scale it up… you’ll be squinting a lot. The learning-curve is also much steeper than the price-comparable Microsoft Publisher. Affinity Publisher is capable software at a nice price, but is not for everyone. Try before you buy.