Xara Online Designer Feature Comparison

Xara Online Designer has two versions. A free version with limited editing called ‘Client Editing’ version, and a Premium version. The Client Editing version supports simple updating of the content (text and photos) of existing documents such as websites (but can be other document types such brochures, flyers, A4 print documents). A typical use case is where a web designer has created a website for a client, and wants the client to be able to update their website using a really simple web-based solution. All updates the client makes to their website are automatically synced back to the designer’s PC.   If you purchased Web Designer 365 Premium or Designer Pro 365 then you get, for 365 days from the date of purchase, a premium version with more powerful editing. This premium is being improved quite rapidly. Features marked thus, are ‘coming soon’ to Online Designer.

Client Editing

Premium

Document support Open Xara .xar files from your cloud drive Supports OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox Save & Sync files to and from from cloud and your PC One click re-publish of websites Create New blank document (blank from template) Photo handling Replace photos with a different photo Upload photos from your desktop With automatic resize before upload for fast upload Drag n drop on your browser to upload Or load from Cloud drive Resize and rotate photo within frame Add new photos to the page Move and resize anywhere on the page Crop and resize photo shape with smart resize

Client Editing

Premium

Text Editing Full text editing with cut / copy / paste Selection of preset Text Styles Common text edit controls (B, I, underline, strike-through, sub, superscript, etc) Page Control One click smooth-scroll to any page Add blank page, delete, duplicate page Zoom Fluid zoom from 30% to 25,000% Multi-touch pinch zoom Browser Compatibility Works with all modern mainstream browsers           (IE11+, Edge, Chrome, Safari) iPad and Android tablet compatible Touch compatible (Tablets and PCs) Object handling Select and move items on the page Resize Cut, Copy, Paste, Clone and Duplicate objects Move with snap (for easy alignment) SmartShapes (simple shapes to more complex items like charts) Iimport .xar file (local file or from Cloud Drive) Add other items to the page, such as Buttons, PhotoGrids etc Export / Save Download document as PDF Download pages as JPG or PNG images