Adobe is shipping InCopy, an editorial application based on InDesign.

InCopy has been designed for writers, editors and copy-fitters working in publishing. It offers a simple way to track changes, collaborate with designers and fit copy.

It adds six plug-ins to InDesign, including one that exports stories with or without headlines and other supporting elements.

The application also offers a word-processing-like interface, so writers and editors can work in a familiar environment. It’s possible to toggle between layout and galley views to gauge text-fit.

A number of newspapers and magazines have already adopted InCopy, including Digital Technology International, whose president and CEO, Dan Oldham, said: “DTI has eagerly anticipated InCopy, which, along with InDesign, will enable us to continue to deliver superior newspaper publishing systems with significantly improved workflows.”

InCopy is set up to integrate with other products in Adobe’s product line, and WebDAV server technology is also built-in, which makes it possible to develop editorial workflow systems.

The application is only available from Adobe’s InDesign system integrator channel. Pricing is arranged on a per-site basis.