This software could be interesting.
But actually there are so much bugs that is not very usable.
Welcome to buy a software still in beta ...
Undo is not working correctly, sometimes you mistaken move an object, you undo and will undo something else but not your move, sometimes undo still even not work at all ....
The more you draw objects, the more it becomes buggy and unpredictable.
And the sometimes you undo something, the redo function will not even work, so you will loose all your work if you just forgot to save before !
The lines connected together can suddenly becomes connected to other points than the one you made the connection to.
The import of shapefiles is not good, they are not imported sometimes at the right scale. For example you export several layers from a project in shapefiles, once imported back to Ortlius they are not imported at the same scale all together ...
The image browser will not connect to an iPhoto database like any other softwares that use the media browser, but instead it will give access to all the contents of the database files.
The symbol styles library is buggy, if you create several styles, you want to add all of them in the "My styles and symbols" section, you can only add one, the others will be added in the general library. You then can't move them anymore, rename or erase them.
You can't create your own styles library, only for symbols. You can't manage your styles my erasing them or renaming them.
The focus information palette is too much near from the pointing mouse when you are drawing and it can be very troublesome to draw and force to zoom a lot. It is boring sometimes and cannot be completely deactivated.
You can't duplicate a layer or give it some transparency level for the whole objects on this layer.
It is missing constraints on objects other than over points.
All those bugs could acceptable if it was introduced as being in beta, but for being paid it is actually not usable in production.
Otherwise the software has a nice GUI, and it can be promising.
Waiting for an update that will correct all of this and being able to give it a tray again with a nice review.
Actually for this price I would rather use Intaglio which is not a SIG/mapping software but will work quite better than Ortelius to draw and will offer more features, despite I prefer Ortelius interface than the Intaglio messy and clunky one.