Markzware: IDMarkz, preview, convert and export Adobe InDesign files

Unparalleled Conversion Abilities

Take control of your creations with IDMarkz®, the first of our next generation of conversion and preview applications. You likely have years of work locked away in InDesign files. This amazing piece of magic gives you both the ability to preview those files and the power to move those documents to your preferred editing application.

IDMarkz enables users to convert Adobe InDesign 2020 through CS4 to many other file formats!

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Open InDesign Files In

QuarkXPress Logo
QuarkXPress* 2017 or newer

Affinity Publisher
Affinity Publisher
Open Adobe InDesign files in Older versions of Adobe InDesign
Older Adobe InDesign
Open Adobe InDesign files in Adobe Acrobat
Open Adobe InDesign files in Adobe Illustrator
Open Adobe InDesign files in many other applications
Many Others

Replacement for MarkzTools2 and ID2Q

Learn more about the discontinuation of MT2 and ID2Q.

Export InDesign Files As

Export Adobe InDesign files as IDML
Export Adobe InDesign files as PDF
Export Adobe InDesign files as TIFF
Export Adobe InDesign files as PNG images
Export Adobe InDesign files as JPEG images
Export Adobe InDesign files as GIF images

IDMarkz enables you to export InDesign files to numerous non-proprietary file types, including IDML, PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG, and GIF. Open .INDD files in an earlier version of InDesign or in another application!

PDF + Acrobat

Export Annotatable PDFs

Export an InDesign file to high-quality PDF, via IDMarkz, without Adobe InDesign. Add annotations, markups, and comments, in Acrobat, and import the editing marks back into InDesign.

Adobe Documentation…

Purchasing Options

$149/ pay once

Perpetual (macOS)

  • Check Preview InDesign files
  • Check Export as IDML, PDF, and more
  • Check Open in QXP, Publisher, and more
  • Check Export annotatable PDFs

Freebie (macOS)

  • Check Preview InDesign files
  • None No exporting
  • None No Open in …
  • None No annotatable PDFs

Simplify Your Workflow

IDMarkz is designed to make complex tasks quick and easy. Preview your document, then, with a single click, open the file in QuarkXPress*, Affinity Publisher, an older version of InDesign, other pre-defined applications, or define your own.

Quick Look Previews

for InDesign, IDML, and InCopy

View document previews from any Finder window, with the push of the spacebar. This is a quick and easy method, to find the specific file you are looking for, if you do not remember exactly what you named it.

Thumbnail Previews

Preview the first page from the Finder

Optionally, turn on thumbnail previews, from the IDMarkz preferences, and view thumbnail previews, in any Finder window. This option will replace the default InDesign file icon with a preview of the first page of the document.

Freebie Download

You can get a download that lets you use the IDMarkz preview feature, for free! This freebie is a great tool for viewing InDesign documents, at no cost.

The exporting features can be enabled at any time with the purchase of a license.

Download IDMarkz Freebie

Purchase options…



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Average rating:  
 4 reviews
by Larry Bear on IDMarkz
Ushered me into Publisher!

So excited to have my InDesign CS6 files converted to IDML and Publisher. IDMarkz has saved me so much money, time, and energy. Thank you so much for making this product that works perfectly.

by Howard Lotis on IDMarkz
Thanks IDMarkz!

Thanks to IDMarkz I finally was able to be freed from the Adobe subscription plan! After having multiple issues trying to open InDesign files between subscription versions and CS6 and ultimately having CS6 lose functionality with Catalina, I now can convert as necessary, and eventually move all of my InDesign files to Affinity Publisher with ease.

by Glen Saville on IDMarkz
IDMarkz saved the day

Have been using the final release, great job! It’s already saved my bacon, I needed to open my CV, and it was in CC and IDMarkz saved the day. Within a minute, I was editing it in CS6!

by Karsten Risseeuw on IDMarkz
Amazingly simple. Wow!

Amazingly simple. Wow! Very clever, how Affinity Publisher already is integrated. But also QuarkXPress, and other Adobe products, InDesign files, Drag-and-drop…I’m impressed!

System Requirements

Mac System Requirements


• 10.15 Catalina
• 10.14 Mojave
• 10.13 High Sierra
• 10.12 Sierra


• Mac Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini
• 4 GB of RAM
• 1024 x 768 display or better
• Internet connection to activate and register

*QuarkXPress 2017 or newer is required to open the exported IDML file. [Quark Press Release]

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