Developer: Deep IT Pro
Current Version: 2.13
Last Updated: 8 months ago
Download Size: 31.9 MB - Download
Diagrammix is a tool for efficiently building attractive diagrams. Compatible with the latest 10.12 and earlier!
What are the main features of the app?
- Several unique styles to create professional looking diagrams.
- Simplicity of use.
- Context-oriented menus for changing appearance of shapes.
What kind of diagrams are supported?
- UML class and sequence diagrams,
- data flows,
- organization charts,
- structured charts,
- network diagrams, etc.
How to extend the shapes library?
Use http://graffletopia.com to import sets of shapes from the following categories: android, architecture, badges, film & TV, iPhone, Macintosh, maps, miscellaneous, networks, people, programming, science, symbols, user interface.
You can also drag and drop to a diagram any image and save it with Image Manager for re-using.
How to connect shapes?
Drag any shape from the palette and drop it to the drawing. Then create a connection: select source shape, press 'c' shortcut or click 'Connector' from the popup menu, drag line to a target shape, drop it at any point. That's it! You can also connect a line to special sticky spots on the shapes.
How to enter a text to a shape or connector?
Just select a shape or connector and press 't' shortcut or click 'Text editor' from the popup menu.
How to show popup menu?
Double click shape or connector.
How to create my own style?
Create a document with "Customizable style".
How to put a diagram in other app?
Diagram can be saved in a number of formats including JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PDF or copied to text processors via a clipboard.
How to print?
There is standard printing dialog, but also Diagrammix has a special layer "Pages" for a Print Preview and Page layout. Each page can be scaled to the target paper size from File>"Page size" panel. Select a page with Cmd to add it to a printing range.
Other uses in addition to diagramming?
- Image annotation: attach annotation to photos, screenshots. Move image, annotation will move as well.
- You can create tables that can be connected to each other.
- Free form of mind mapping: any direction of the tree, any count of source nodes, any connections between nodes and lines.
- Creation of user interface prototypes with imported UI elements sets.
Where is the user manual and more examples?
Visit our "Deep IT Pro" web site.
It is highly recommended to use a shortcut keys. Doing so will dramatically increase your productivity.
- 'c' - start connector from selected shape;
- 't' - open text editor for selected shape or connector (double-click mode for editing is also available);
- 'Esc' - close text editor;
- 'p' - open appearance options panel for selected shape or connector;
- Cmd + 1, 2, 3, 4 - from selected connector make a straight, polyline, smooth, orthogonal connector respectively;
- Cmd + 6, 7, 8, 9 - copy, apply, reset style of selected shape or connector.
Detail list of features:
- well thought out usability;
- specially designed attractive elements and connectors grouped in styles;
- 23 shapes for flow charting in 10 styles;
- built-in clipart (more then 500 shapes);
- built-in support for UML class diagrams;
- set of shapes to create your own style (customizable style);
- ready-to-connect elements;
- quick connector: just select a source shape, press 'c' and drag a line to a target shape;
- straight, polyline, smooth Bezier and orthogonal connectors;
- automatic and manual stickyspot placement for attaching connectors to a shape;
- shapes automatically change size to correspond with inner text;
- several layout rules for a text on a connector;
- color scheme editing;
- guides and smart guides;
- groups and editing a text inside groups;
- import stencils from Graffletopia.com;
- Retina, iCloud, Sandboxing, Versions and Fullscreen are supported.
- export to PDF, PNG, JPG, TIFF, SVG.
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- bug fixes;
NEW in previous version:
Command Driven Style where you type commands like A-->B and the flowchart is built automatically. Supported flowcharts and sequence diagrams. Help for commands is available in the app. Create a document with "Command driven" style. You will see a help button for the commands.
Most Helpful Reviews
Fantastic - I use OGP all the time, I like this better, easier to align things and such. Way cheaper too.
lost a lot of valuable time and effort. - spent an entire night moving my algorithms from paper to this app to be able to present to team. continously ran into issues with connections. cmd+z would often undo an action from earlier stage. buggy as could possibly be. the thing that hurt the most…when I selected the first stage and went to move it down to make room for stage two...it simply disappeared, never to come back. so speechless right now.
More Reviews for Current Version
Pretty OK! - Latest version of this software fouled something up and would not even open on my mid-2010 iMac running OS X 10.11.5. A very quick repsonse from their customer support suggested a clean install. After following the clean install instructions without success, I deleted the program and re-downloded it. That worked and I’ve had no further issues. As for the program itself, all diagramming software has some shortcoming. It is either complictaed and obtuse (OmniGraffle), hideously expensive (Visio), or too simplified (Shapes). But Diagrammix takes a clean shot down the middle. If you do not need complex, technical diagrams and customizable shapes and connectors, it offers some pretty advanced visual tools and is really easy to use. I’d say that anybody who can use typical productivity software can be up and running on Diagrammix without a problem. I use it mostly to illustrate linked ideas or steps in a process. Given all of that, I think the price is pretty reasonable. And if you need to do routing diagrams, there is a smart connector add-in for just a few dollars more. As Mac specific software, I would like it very much if there was a direct way get from a diagram to a Keynote slide. Otherwise, this is pretty OK software.
Great Tool, great update - I belive this is the most powerful diagramming and idea mapping tool: formated text on nodes (rtf), and flexible linking arrows toward specific parts of a document. Also when you paste a selection from pdf (text , diagrams and equations) if source is postscript will be rendered with quality and not converted to jpg . I tend to make large diagrams/maps and this app manage them many times better than the alternatives, even during zooming in and out. still some minor bugs/misbehaviors but developers deliver updates frequently improving performance and usability. The idea of an intutitive command driven diagram generation, is so so promising (although the command editor can only be accessed with a command template, and with serious formatting problems). in any case Kudos for this graphing script idea, a lot of potential. I Hope tools to do smart search and visualization will emerge with this.
Great Program! Great Customer Service! - The program does what it says it does. The new command driven option is nice. I had a simple problem in that all of my diagrams built using the new command driven option were solid black. I emailed the company and received a response within 12 hours. (I needed to hit “restore default” under the style option.) Really quick response. Now everything works as it should. I use the program several times a week to build flow diagrams and will probably use it more with the new command driven option.
Simple and powerful - Nuf said.
Life is Easier - I used to HATE HATE HATE doing sequence diagrams. You spend hours building them and then find that you need to make a few changes which takes a ton more time. Moving things around and formatting them takes forever and is tedious. I found this application and now I LOVE LOVE LOVE doing sequence diagrams. You can put in each message and specify the source and destination in one step and then hit BUILD and the software builds the diagram for you. It is a snap to reorganize the diagram. Putting in colors and changing the connectors is easy.