Napkin
Napkin 1.1.4
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Create visual notes and diagrams quickly and easily.   Commercial ($39.99)
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Napkin is the ultimate tool for concise visual communication. Painlessly create visual notes and diagrams and share the results quickly.

Use Napkin when you need to create an image that makes your point crystal clear. Designers, product managers, software developers, artists, photographers, bloggers, journalists, and anyone who needs to annotate images will find Napkin makes their lives easier.

With Napkin, you have the perfect tool to create great-looking and content-rich images with an application that is easy to learn and low-friction in use.
What's New
Version 1.1.4:
  • Fixed an intermittent crash that could occur when cutting, copying and pasting items after closing a document.
  • Fixed an intermittent crash resulting from dragging the file pip after closing a document.
  • Changing font attributes with multiple text items selected now properly changes all items.
  • Changing font attributes with multiple text items selected now updates the custom text style.
  • Napkin no longer requires enabling the high performance GPU on systems with dual GPUs.
Version 1.1.4:
  • Fixed an intermittent crash that could occur when cutting, copying and pasting items after closing a document.
  • Fixed an intermittent crash resulting from dragging the file pip after closing a document.
  • Changing font attributes with multiple text items selected now properly changes all items.
  • Changing font attributes with multiple text items selected now more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Napkin User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Buggles reviewed on 24 May 2013
I'm not sure this is going to be a "popular" review. Here we go:

Meh

It's clear the developers have lavished lots of love care and attention on this app, but it feels like they need more focus on the task at hand. It's an expensive annotation app. That's fine, I don't mind spending money on software at all... but the features almost do it, but not quite. The Loupe feature is awesome. That's all.

Sorry hipsters, this is a "could have been great" app at this stage.
[Version 1.0.5]


burypromote

+1

Artmonster reviewed on 16 Apr 2013
A little quirky but easy to use and for what I use it for (mostly eBook production) it works quite well. I think future updates will solve any issues I might have, but I hope they keep it simple. The price is close to what I paid for Business Card Composer, which is also a bit of a niche market but very functional and easy to use app. A reasonable price, but at this price, a demo would be useful; I bought based on the rep of the developer (excellent).
[Version 1.0.3]


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Leoncahun commented on 22 Jan 2013
via Gruber:

http://www.imore.com/napkin-makes-annotation-fast-functional-and-fun
[Version 1.0.1]

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burypromote

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lemon-kun replied on 27 Jan 2013
Thanks for that!

The lack of demos make reviews like this important again… Back in the '80 and '90 we had to rely on reviews/articles in magazines, because there were no demo versions (and software cost much more anyway). Anyway, I don't wanna go back there so I don't buy software without demo…
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Mar6473 reviewed on 20 Jan 2013
Who would drop $40 based on a few screenshots on the app store? Honestly. No Demo, no way! The website has zero information about who this company is or why I should give them my money.

It looks intriguing, but it's not worth the risk without a demo.
[Version 1.0.1]

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::mile:: replied on 20 Jan 2013
While I understand and kind of share your concerns you could have posted them as a comment instead of giving the app -- which you obviously haven't even tried -- such a bad rating…!? Doesn't really seem fair, that's all…
burypromote
+6

+44
Mar6473 replied on 20 Jan 2013
I agree with you. It doesn't deserve the negative rating. I don't think it's possible to change it to a comment or I would. Thanks for your input.
burypromote
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hced replied on 21 Jan 2013
Both of you guys are completely right (minus the half star review) :-)

FWIW I share Mar6473's sentiments (and curiousity). Especially since it has first place in Mac App Store's "New and Noteworthy" section as well as being Apple's Editor's Choice.

DEVELOPER: I'm really keen to know/see more before considering a purchase... Please take a day or so to make some proper screencasts. I think this can be a business blocker otherwise.
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Mikokim replied on 21 Jan 2013
FWIW, saw the app on the APP Store; tried to learn more about it. Check dev's website, but, as Mar6473 mentioned, not much there. I emailed the dev about the possibility of a trial, mentioning that I (and my peers) are unlikely to drop $40 on such an app without a trial to see how it fits into current workflows etc. Dev responded within a day, apologizing for not having a trial. I responded, consider making one avail, with an expiring serial (a la Curio) or something ... haven't heard back. I recommend anyone interested in this app email the dev through their support page about a trial -- maybe, if enough folks demand it, they come up with one. As is, based on the description alone, this is one might expensive app for what it does -- the feature set better be mighty rich to justify the cost.
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ribaszv0 rated on 21 Mar 2013

[Version 1.0.1]



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Mar6473 rated on 20 Jan 2013

[Version 1.0.1]



+78

::mile:: rated on 20 Jan 2013

[Version 1.0.1]


Downloads:966
Version Downloads:79
Type:Business : Presentation Tools
License:Commercial
Date:12 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $39.99
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Napkin is the ultimate tool for concise visual communication. Painlessly create visual notes and diagrams and share the results quickly.

Use Napkin when you need to create an image that makes your point crystal clear. Designers, product managers, software developers, artists, photographers, bloggers, journalists, and anyone who needs to annotate images will find Napkin makes their lives easier.

With Napkin, you have the perfect tool to create great-looking and content-rich images with an application that is easy to learn and low-friction in use.


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