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Digital publishing software makes it easy to make a mobile app for iPads, iPhones, Androids and Kindle devices.

Make your mobile app with the Mag+ tools and release it to app stores internationally - no coding required. The Mag+ app making software is flexible enough to help app makers create anything from shoppable e-catalogs to product guides, travel guides, or internal communications tools for mobile devices. Want to learn more about how to make an app? Visit the Mag+ Make an App Resource Center. When you’re ready to get started download the Mag+ tools and check out our pricing section for more information about the license that works best for you.

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