TouchDraw
TouchDraw 1.7.1
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Create structured 2D vector graphics.   Commercial ($19.99)
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TouchDraw is a vector drawing application for the Mac. Just as with our iPad version, TouchDraw for Mac gives you everything you need to create structured 2D vector graphics such as flow charts, graphs, diagrams, illustrations, logos, and floor plans just to name a few.

TouchDraw for Mac is fully compatible with TouchDraw for iPad, and files can be freely exchanged between both versions. TouchDraw differs from a paint program in that objects are always managed independently of the drawing they're in. You can move a figure around, change its shape, change its color, group
What's New
Version 1.7.1:
  • Fixed an issue importing Visio drawings with locked layers.
  • Fixed an issue with exporting to Visio with some embedded images.
  • Fixed an issue exporting some radial gradients to Visio drawings.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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TouchDraw User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote
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Kihoalu reviewed on 26 Mar 2013
Sorry for stacking this many reviews or comments: I can't edit old ones. Few seem to be reviewing TouchDraw, so here's my last comment on it.

I bought it at full price: $20.
Since I was a little harsh earlier: I have to say this I like it & its a nice app for that price.

The shown screenshot of a chart is unexciting unless you are a charting freak, DON'T let that put you off.

If you are frugal & want bang for your buck, this app does everything it claims & can be used for more than org charts, though iDraw may not be its direct competitor.

One you figure out the interface quirks that are a little different than you'd expect, it works quite well. They are more than gracious is responding to queries. Check the website.
[Version 1.4]


burypromote
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Kihoalu commented on 26 Feb 2013
Clarification:
There ARE videos which give a sense of the tool on the vendor website.

This may be a great app, but I have no way of knowing that beyond watch a SILENT video on the website! (Its really awkward following silent videos).

I can't assess the interface against competitors very well.

I can't tell if its just the app I'm looking for.
Further, I am immediately wary possibly because the competition it swims with reflects on it - in a vacuum, irrespective of its true value.

The idea that it imports/exports to Visio to a degree is important.
(I miss Canvas before AutoDesk ravaged it - those import/export formats were impressive).
[Version 1.4]


burypromote
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lemon-kun commented on 28 Oct 2012
Dear developer,

sorry, but for this kind of app we need a demo. Not gonna spend 20$ without knowing what your app can do. From the screenshot it looks like your app is a quite basic drawing solution.

So should we post reviews just by looking at screenshots? That could go terribly wrong for you.
[Version 1.2]

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burypromote
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F451 replied on 24 Dec 2012
Second the need for a demo, please.
burypromote
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Kihoalu replied on 26 Feb 2013
Make that 3!
"Buy before you try" is a great way to sell software.

I have to assume that its not robust enough to do what I need,
if I can't find out much of what it does. Developer please expand, if you can: name more than a few!
Cannot even tell if it snaps to grid.

Every diagram app says that it draws boxes, but some are not worth the time past drawing a
presentation org chart & without a detail tutorial, or a trial. Is there an online review by a respected source?
burypromote
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Kihoalu replied on 28 Feb 2013
Cool! I got another negative for being less than a giddy evangelist for an app.
I'm not offering an opinion for points, rather its getting enough information to know whether I want to buy an app.

I bought this, the desktop version. Even though I did not test drive it first.
The developer DOES have info on his site. Wish I could retract that part of my initial reaction, but I can't edit old comments.

I bought this partly on the promise of Visio import/export. I haven't used it enough to feel I can review it properly,
but I will say that for $20 you get an app that does sufficiently more than simple org charts. Its worth a look.

In context of what is touted:
Yes I think you could do all of what it says: create logos & make some pretty good looking spot graphics for a report, a technical document such as manufacturing floor instructions & Powerpoint presentations. This is probably its strength.

TouchDraw isn't a replacement for Illustrator & I don't think it claims to be. It does draw structured charts better than many free apps, may be more convenient than Illustrator for that end & the pen tool works for simple drawing. If you can't afford Illustrator or can't justify some of the more expensive charting alternatives, $20 is quite affordable & you could afford to buy copies for an entire department at that price.

The control points are a little glaring, wish it went with the standard spacebar to move around the workspace.
There are some interface enhancements with regards to navigation they could make so that it flows better, but its a good app.

The iPad may be a great place for this app to shine.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


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Ali_Egypt rated on 25 Mar 2013

[Version 1.4]


Downloads:1,073
Version Downloads:182
Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Commercial
Date:16 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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TouchDraw is a vector drawing application for the Mac. Just as with our iPad version, TouchDraw for Mac gives you everything you need to create structured 2D vector graphics such as flow charts, graphs, diagrams, illustrations, logos, and floor plans just to name a few.

TouchDraw for Mac is fully compatible with TouchDraw for iPad, and files can be freely exchanged between both versions. TouchDraw differs from a paint program in that objects are always managed independently of the drawing they're in. You can move a figure around, change its shape, change its color, group it, without affecting surrounding shapes.


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