OmniGraffle, create stunning process diagrams on the iPad

If you are looking to make stunning process diagrams on your iPad, then OmniGraffle is the best app for it! OmniGraffle lets you lay back on your couch while you create diagrams with ease. Objects are as simple as drag and drop, and OmniGraffle also supports 3D objects for your diagrams. OmniGraffle features a simplistic user interface which makes it easy to learn and use. I could see myself using this app over Microsoft Visio because it’s on my iPad and less complicated compared to Visio.

Upon launching OmniGraffle for the iPad for the first time, you are greeted with a simple tutorial to get your feet wet. The tutorial covers simple things like dragging objects, combining objects into one, dragging objects into the workspace, and connecting objects together with connections. OmniGraffle offers a few different menus to help you make the perfect diagram. The first menu being the Freehand menu, which allows you to pretty much Freehand draw into the workspace like if you had a pencil and paper. There is also another option for Freehand, which allows you to free hand shapes as well. The other menu that is available is the Stencils menu, which allows you to drag different shapes onto the workspace. The stencils menu offers many different styles and effects in the library of objects it contains. Some of objects in the stencils menu are as follows: 3D objects, Connectors (arrows), Fonts, Shapes, Software objects, and variables.

OmniGraffle is definately an app worth getting especially if you have their desktop version. OmniGraffle on the iPad will offer you the flexibility you have been longing for.[superemotions file=”icon_cool.gif” title=”Cool”]

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OmniGraffle Feature List:

– Use built-in stencils or draw customizable shapes
– Freehand sketch directly onto your canvas
– Touch and drag to connect shapes together
– Touch “lay out now” to automatically arrange your diagram
– Smart guides help you align, rotate, and size objects
– Create multiple page (“canvas”) documents
– Share items between your canvases with shared layers
– Wrap text to fit within a shape
– View what styles make up a shape in your diagram
– Select a whole class of objects at once to make changes
– Choose colors from built-in themes
– Create custom colors with support for HSB, RGB, and grayscale
– Create linear and radial fills, blending up to three colors with customizable centers and angles
– Set stroke/line thickness, color, and customize line styles
– Create transparent shape shadows which fall on objects or layers that are behind it
– Define shadow blur/sharpness, transparency, color, and position
– Pinch to zoom in and out
– Combine any two shapes in your document into a table
– Share native OmniGraffle documents via email, or email as a scalable PDF
– Save documents as a graphic in your Photos library

OmniGraffle also features a support site if you should need help using OmniGraffle, check below:

The Omni Group offers free tech support: you can reach us by email at, by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1 206-523-4152, or on twitter at @omnigraffle.

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