Mac App FAQs

Yes. QuarkXPress has been available in the Mac App Store since 2018. The App version of QuarkXPress is sold as a subscription exclusively through the Mac App Store, offering both monthly and yearly option. The subscription in the Mac App Store (MAS) ensures that you always have the current version of QuarkXPress, as long as the subscription is active.
Currently in the Mac App Store we are offering QuarkXPress version 15.0. If you have a active Mac App Store QuarkXPress subscription, you will receive all updates and new features automatically as they are released.
Yes, but we are trying to keep feature parity between the Mac App Store edition and the one that we sell direct and through resellers, however Apple's Mac App Store submission guidelines required some minimal feature changes:
  • Requirement to define at least one “work folder” beforehand
  • No Auto Update by Quark (updates will be pushed via the Mac App Store)
  • Does not support direct exporting eBooks in the Kindle format (*please see the workaround in the FAQ below)
  • Java Scripting is not supported due to Apple App Store guidelines/API limitations which we are working to resolve soon.
  • Path of Preferences/XTensions and all other dependencies moved to Containers Path (file system)
  • File Import works in Column view on Mojave with mouse click only
  • Cache Cleaner Tool not available
  • Support only available via email
See the full version comparison here.
The Mac App Store edition includes email and callback support. If you experience issues, please log a ticket at
The Mac App Store requires applications to be deployed in a “sandbox”, which means that an application cannot access data outside folders that you allow it to see. By defining one or more workfolders, you provide a workspace where QuarkXPress can access files (including all sub folders). If you don’t do that, QuarkXPress will not be able to access files outside of that sandbox even though you will see those files in Finder.
Therefore we recommend to define your user folder as a “workfolder” and all external drives (network drives, USB drives etc.) as workfolders.
In this case you should purchase QuarkXPress directly from Quark or one of our authorized resellers.
With the QuarkXPress Mac App subscription, you are entitled to upgrade to the latest version of QuarkXPress when made available in Mac App Store as long as your subscription is active.
Once your subscription expires, you will not have access to the QuarkXPress App. If you are interested in owning a perpetual license of QuarkXPress, please purchase directly from Quark or any authorized reseller.
Yes, you can, as long as you use the same Apple ID. Our license allows two installations and non-concurrent usage.
Yes, you can export for Kindle, there just isn't a direct 'Kindle export' output. That would require QuarkXPress calling the external KindleGen app, which is prevented by the sandboxing of the Mac App Store. However, you can export an eBook in the ePub format,and publish directly to Amazon. If you wanted to convert directly into the Kindle format yourself, you can use KindleGen as a separate app, which is a free download by Amazon
Yes. The QuarkXPress App offers a full-featured demo version that will allow you to try all features and capability of the QuarkXPress App. The only functionality unavailable in demo mode is the save, print and export functions. To access the locked functions, simply subscribe.
The Mac App Store edition of QuarkXPress cannot be combined with other offers available outside of the Mac App Store.