Graph Paper (Hüslipapier)

Developer: Manderim

Current Version: 1.4.6

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 969.7 KB - Download


Draw like on a graph paper. Perfect for simple diagrams, flowcharts, technical drawings, drafts or code documentation. Export to the following file formats:
- PDF (Portable Document Format)
- EPS (Encapsulated Postscript)
- SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
- TXT (Text as ASCII art)

It works great with a drawing tablet!

This application allows you to draw simple vector art with lines, arrows, boxes, symbols and text quick and intuitive with a flexibility unavailable to other applications!

But beware: This application has a twist: Everything you draw must be a symbol on a grid.

You find tutorial videos and some examples on the website. Note that this application originally was called "Hüslipapier".

There is also a free application "Graph Paper Viewer" with many examples which allows to view, print and export Graph Paper documents (.hpd)

Unlike other applications, Graph Paper stores the contents not as vectors but rather more as a series of symbols. Nonetheless, the application is capable of easily creating vector-graphics out of these symbols. Currently, the file formats EPS, SVG and PDF are supported which are the most common technologies for scientific publications and web-graphics.

Additionally, it is possible to automatically convert the symbols to ASCII-Art and (if desired) to prepend comment symbols. This makes it easy to write documentations for your software.


Release Notes:

Version 1.4 Features: The Limitless Update

- Canvas is infinite now.
- No more restrictions for diagonal lines.
- Arrows and curves can now be placed by positioning and dragging
- Replaced dot-tool with drawing-tool. Added three more symbols. Select the desired symbol using hotkeys 1 to 5. (Like in Minecraft!)
- Drawing Lines can now be done somewhat arbitrary.
- Tools palette is now only 1 symbol wide.
- Hüslipapier is now called Graph Paper in English localizations.
- Added German localization.
- Version 1.4.1 fixes a crash, a copy-paste bug and open spaces
- Version 1.4.2 adds numerical keypad bindings and more german localizations
- Version 1.4.3 adds more examples to the help menu
- Version 1.4.4 Improves speed, zoom and small things
- Version 1.4.5 Fixes bug and has internal improvements

Version 1.4.6:
- New Icon
- Fix for window positioning bug
- Fix for Viewer first startup
- Removing of deprecated API


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1.0
Review by Jeff Remer

Simply Great - I needed a simple way to quickly diagram very simple wiring and eletronics layouts. This fits the bill perfectly. Editing is simple, quick, and intuitive. It's got the flexibility of a plaintext editor but with a graphical twist. I would love to see iCloud support, basic VIM keybindings when using the text tool, and support for unicode character shortcuts that don't collide with the tool shortcuts (for example, option-v should insert a √ when using the text tool, but it changes to the selection tool instead). Being able to choose from other installed monospaced fonts for editing would be great too, but I sort of like the chunky one it comes with. If you are more comfortable with a text-editor than a word processor and you are looking for something to quickly create simple diagrams this is perfect. Just be warned, keeping with the simplicity of what you create is the simplicity of the app itself - it provides *very* basic functionality. Don't expect too much from it.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.4.6
Review by RainierRocky

Excellent tool for quick remodel ideas! - This program has saved the day on two remodel projects since I switched to MAC and don’t have access to AutoCAD anymore. -Unfortunately the draw select symbols at the bottom of the frame disappear after saving and re-opening. (If this issue didn’t exist the program would get 5 stars.) PLEASE FIX THE DRAW SYMBOLS

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.4.6
Review by kronkiue

I love this app - This is a great little app. What makes it great is what is not. It is not a photoshop, illustrator, visio, or even paint clone. It is a simple diagramming tool. It is minimalist which lets you work quickly without too much thought. I used it to design my new kitchen. I almost hesitate to suggest new features. It would be sad if this app became yet another bloated graphics app. I can see the author is very judicious in deciding what features to add. I would even hesitate to add color, because then you’re in the realm of color choosers, palettes, and other nonsense. About the only feature I’d consider requesting would be a choice of 3 line thicknesses: normal, thick, and dotted. But even that might be overkill. Thanks for making such a useful app!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.4.6
Review by The Selecter

Simple, easy-to-use app. Love it. - I have always been a paper/physical graph paper fan and this makes working on a graph so much easier. Easy to edit. Easy to print. Would get 5 stars if it just had some kind of ruler or counter to keep track of the number of boxes (ie measure stuff on the graph easily). We all love simple apps that “just work. Thanks for this app!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.4.6
Review by Gabed314

ok, could be better - nice, but needs color abilities and the ability to fill ect, but good start

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.4.6
Review by Nickname8371

The ultimate doodling tool - Some feature ideas: - Have a menu/palette for saving frequently used patterns. This would be a great time saver over the current ‘open file, find, copy, paste’ - A way to type in different coordinates and then move to those coordinates. Could be very helpful for large drawings. Maybe a way to save coordinates with a name. - Colors would be nice.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people