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Version 3.1.1

Easily create prototypes and mockups.

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Pencil overview

Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.

What’s new in version 3.1.1

Updated on Jan 03 2023

  • Add object name in property page
  • Fix side pane status and style
  • Implement showing page properties in PropertyPane
  • Fix font editor sizing in property page
  • Added missing change for new collection pane style
  • Strong hover effect for collection pane
  • Update page list view styling
  • Increase version to 3.1.1 and remove dep on electron-rebuild
  • Use smaller collection selector in smaller screens
  • Fixed freehand reference
  • Move OSX icon into build
  • Move build into app
  • Fix package.json for electron-builder
  • Refactor page list navigation
  • New collection pane color theme
  • Fixed typo
  • Fix editor styling
  • Add button global style for buttons
  • Add icon.icns support to OS X
  • change configuration for mac arm build
  • Use arm64 as mac arch
  • Use universal as mac arch
  • Use electron-builder 23.3.3
  • Temporarily disable gesture toolbar
  • Add support for free hand drawing
  • UI: change alignment toolbar icons
  • Add utilities for calculating color contrast
  • Use less aggressive snapping
  • Fix: improve color icon display
  • Fix incorrect rounding when calculating snapping positions
  • Fix: geometry editor failed to flip shapes
  • UI Refresh: use two-tone variant to replace the classic one in material icons
  • Fix: Rich text color choose not loading recently used colors
  • Fix open dialog and shell API changes
  • Add @electron/remote
  • Rasterizer: fix page capturing for Electron 15
  • Upgrade to Electron 15.2.0
  • Fix psating of bitmap when clipboard containing also HTML content enriched by browser
  • Explicitly use .png for screenshot tmp file
  • Update to electron 11.4.4
  • Add support for generic external commandline-based screenshooter
  • Fixed load file for image data prompt
  • Add delay to renderer
  • Fix collection installer open dialog API changes caused by Electron 10
  • Show error message when editor quits to fast
  • Allow external editor for unlisted extensions
  • Fix progress dialog annoying text jump
  • Upgrade to Electron 10.1.3
  • Add xml syntax for code editor
  • Add xml syntax for code editor
  • Improve recent document and page thumbnail views
  • Additional API fix for electron 9.3.0 that affects export
  • Fix file dialog API when saving and loading
  • New gesture and experimental clipart search
  • Migrate to electron 9.3.0
  • Fix error during save if document contains font which is not installed
  • Fix: changing shadow dx has no effect
  • fix snapping and prototype export
  • Refactor how snapping was calculated and handled
  • Implement partial property changes for all remaining types
  • Disable dev tool auto open in dev mode
  • Adding support for property change mask to partially change a property in a group of targets
  • Fix wrong image size when pasting from clipboard in hidpi screens
  • Fix clickable prototype export template
  • Remove error log when no private collection was found
  • Add support for specifying custom UI font
  • Add configuration to enable hardware acceleration in Linux
  • Fix #577 - v3.1.0 break search bar





177.5 MB

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App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9 or later
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Feb 16 2016
Feb 16 2016
Version: 2.0.5
FYI: The application was forked by a new maintainer, and you can get more recent releases here: https://github.com/prikhi/pencil/releases Isn't opensource wonderful?
Jun 7 2013
Jun 7 2013
Version: 2.0.2
This could be a very useful app, and for the most part it is, however there are several bugs in it that make it very annoying. For one, when I go to Exit (which this app uses instead of Quit), the app will NOT quit. It also uses the delete key exclusively instead of the backspace key as well. When I open the "preferences" (which are also called something else) there is NO way to close the sheet that slides down to change them. If they put more attentions into these things I would use this. Pretty much not usable right now unless you change the way you work.
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Jan 22 2018
Jan 22 2018
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Jun 7 2013
Jun 7 2013
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May 4 2013
May 4 2013
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