With the importance of the Web for many of us, it can be hard to remember that the entire world doesn’t sit in front of a Web browser all day. But as we’ve realized in working with Tristan’s school (a small parent collective), plenty of people don’t even have email accounts, and those that do can’t always be relied on to check email regularly, making paper announcements, newsletters, and flyers a must. Word processors are often frustrating for such tasks, and publishing programs like InDesign and QuarkXPress are overkill, leaving the field wide open for programs like BeLight Software’s Swift Publisher. It’s designed purely as a page layout program for everyday tasks like creating flyers, putting out weekly newsletters, and laying out nicely folded brochures. A variety of designs and clip art images help you get started, and advanced features such as text flow between columns, adjustable layout guides, text wrapping, and foreground and background layers let you go beyond the basics. That said, my favorite feature is the smart guides that help you align objects in relation to one another, since they let me eyeball a design without worrying about exact measurements. It’s a fun program.