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Create Like a Boss with Brandfolder for Adobe InDesign


You’ve got a design to get out the door. You’ve collaborated with your team and brainstormed some high-level concepts. Now you’re headed back to your desk on a deadline. You’ve opened InDesign and your digital asset management (DAM) platform so you can whip up something amazing. Toggling back and forth between the two systems works, but it’s not ideal. Imagine how much easier your life would be if you could streamline your workflow and access your DAM, full of stock photography, approved designs, and other creative goodness, right from InDesign?

Well want no more. Today we’re proud to announce the Brandfolder plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Built by creatives for creatives, the Brandfolder plug-in simplifies the entire creation process. Now you can drag and drop Brandfolder assets directly into your InDesign files, without ever interrupting your design workflow.

So why does this matter? Well, think of it this way: every time you leave Adobe InDesign to search for an asset, or scour the web for the perfect stock photo, you’re wasting precious time and disrupting your creative process. With Brandfolder’s plug-in for Adobe InDesign, you can instantly access your assets in InDesign — keeping your mind in creation mode and boosting your overall productivity.

And unlike other DAM providers that have outsourced the development of their native Adobe plug-ins, Brandfolder has architected its browser-based Adobe integration completely in-house. Building the plug-in this way reduces the burden on you, the end-user, as updates can be pushed seamlessly, without requiring you to participate in the process.

And of course, all of this aligns with our overall mission of helping you showcase your brand in the best light. As the DAM provider with the highest customer satisfaction scores (according to independent review site G2 Crowd) our focus is on simplifying your life so that you can spend more time focusing on tasks that matter. The Brandfolder plug-in for Adobe InDesign keeps your designers and creatives focused on doing exactly what they love to do: create and design.

How it works

Once installed, the Brandfolder plug-in is accessible from the right-hand menu in Adobe InDesign. You’ll be able to: see all your Brandfolder’s assets, search your Brandfolder’s assets, and toggle between different Brandfolders in your organization.

Once you find the asset you want to use, simply drag and drop the asset into your InDesign file. The image now exists in your InDesign file, but is also still linked to the original asset in your Brandfolder.

The Brandfolder plug-in for Adobe InDesign will allow you to:

  • Quickly find and add Brandfolder assets to your InDesign document
  • Stop linking assets manually and embedding graphics.
  • Avoid the hassle of downloading Brandfolder assets to your hard drive
  • Ensure collaborators are using only approved assets in your Brandfolder, as deleted or modified assets will trigger a “broken link” message

See it in action by watching this short video:

Get Brandfolder’s Plug-in for Adobe InDesign

Current Brandfolder customers can download a free 30-day trial of Brandfolder’s plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Download the plug-in here.

If you’re interested in utilizing the plug-in permanently, or want more information about licensing and pricing, contact us at sales@brandfolder.com. We’d love to show you how our integration can simplify your creation process, and answer any questions you may have.


Jenay Sellers runs Digital Marketing at Brandfolder. As a Marketer and wannabe website designer, she understands the importance of digital asset management tools and solutions. When she's not encouraging others to check out Brandfolder, she enjoys cooking Blue Apron meals, playing golf, and curating Spotify's best new music.

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