By Celestial Teapot Software
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Shapes is a simple, elegant Graphing and Diagramming app. Shapes gives you all of the most important features you need in a Diagramming tool without all the extra cruft, and without breaking the bank.
Shapes now has support for "connected" lines. When resizing lines, the lines magnetically snap to other shapes. Then, as you drag the connected shape around the canvas, the connected lines move as well.
Shapes is great for Programmers and Web Designers looking for a simple tool for rapidly designing Flowcharts, laying out Wireframes, or visualizing Model Relationships.
Shapes lets you get to work quickly by giving you just the basic tools you need in a slick, single-window, thoroughly Mac-native UI.
Shapes offers deep support for Mac OS X Lion, including Fullscreen Mode, Version Browsing and iCloud Document Storage.
What's New in Version 3.3.1
* FIX: Ellipse objects correctly retain their rotation.
* FIX: Improved hit test behavior (selection via clicking) of Line objects with text.
* FIX: Shift dragging Line objects now produces straight lines.
Delivers as Promised
After hunting for days, I finally found and downloaded this app about 5 months ago to produce graphic representaions of business models. I was extremely pleased with the results. It is quick and easy to use. Text, color, opacity, stroke, etc. can be manipulated through the built-in inspector. You can group and ungroup any or all of the created elements in order to move them without losing their corresponding relationship arrows. I have returned multiple times to this app for various tasks, even creating presentation slides for a group event (very nice result). For those who want/need an app to create simple diagrams with ease, look no further. No, it does not do it all, but the price will already tell you that. It does deliver, though, as promised, and I highly recommend this app!
Great overall app, but has some bugs
I give 3 stars only because of some annoying bugs. This is a great mockup tool overall rivaling even omnigraffle. I leave the app running constantly and have never had a crash. I recommend that the other reviewers clear out their preferences including any outdated omnigraffle prefs that might be causing a conflict (since this app uses some omni frameworks).
The bug that prevents me from giving 5 stars is that when a document is closed and reopened in shapes, the sizing/rotation of arrow objects are not saved properly and look distorted when reopening a document. Other than that, this app is a no brainer for its price.
Buggy and Bad Support
I really want to like this program. I love how clean and simple it is.
Unfortunately, I mainly use it to make diagrams that consist of boxes with text elements in them. I then group the boxes with the text elements they contain. I use lines (with arrowed ends) to connect text elements and/or boxes to other text elements and/or boxes. If I move a box, the lines anchored to it frequently get messed up. Moving the other box it is connected to will fix it, but that often breaks other lines.
I would contact support but I am not creating a google account just for tech support for a program! There should at the very least be a support email address.
Fix the line bug and provide accessible support and you have a 5-star app!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Mar 22, 2013
- Version: 3.3.1
- Size: 2.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Todd Ditchendorf
- © Celestial Teapot 2012
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor