Digital magazine Retro now has an iPad app, which has been created using QuarkXPress 9.

Quark, which was recently bought by private equity firm Platinum Equity and Retro Magazine announced the new iPad app today. It's free to download from the App Store.

Retro Magazine is a free-to-view digital magazine which can be accessed through the browser. Bruce Hudson, managing editor at Retro Magazine said: "Retro Magazine is about the influence retro and vintage has on today's lifestyle and its impact on future trends. Our readers care about design, style and innovation so publishing Retro on the iPad was the ideal platform for us."

"We don't have in-house developers or big budgets to blow on outsourcing the coding to programmers so without QuarkXPress we wouldn't be able to offer our publication on the iPad. With QuarkXPress we could design Retro Magazine by ourselves and produce a quality independent publication that accentuates its edgy cutting-edge look and feel, from start to finish," Hudson continued.

Gavin Drake, vice president of Marketing at Quark, said: "For creative professionals and independent publishers like Retro Magazine, App Studio for QuarkXPress 9 is the perfect tool to easily publish to the iPad.

"With QuarkXPress 9 designers can go digital without having to learn a different software for each platform, nor do they have to learn to write code. Creative professionals retain control of their designs throughout the digital publishing process," he continued.

You can find the Retro iPad app in the App Store. App Studio for QuarkXPress, which enables publishing to the iPad, will be available as a free update to QuarkXPress 9 users in the coming weeks, Quark said.