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Think with your Fingers—Instaviz 2.0 Diagram Sketching for iOS Launched

Instaviz 2.0, a major rewrite of the first and best iOS diagram sketcher offers fifteen new features. including a revamped user interface with clean, modern graphics, scrub-through settings, a thumbnail graph list and help demo videos.


Pert, Australia – Pixelglow Software today launched Instaviz 2.0, a major rewrite of the first and best iOS diagram sketcher. Anyone can sketch, refine and share diagrams, mind maps, flowcharts and concept maps even faster and easier on the new version. Then refine ideas with different fonts, colors, styles, shapes and so much more.

The developer has revamped the user interface with clean, modern graphics, scrub-through settings, a thumbnail graph list and help demo videos.

New Features

  •  Edit labels inline
  •  Cluster and reorder nodes
  •  Select multiple items
  •  Undo and redo
  •  Scrub through different settings
  •  Better font, color and style settings
  •  New shape, arrow head/tail, size and position settings
  •  Share through email, message, print, over-the-air and social media
  •  Help demo videos
  •  iTunes file sharing
  •  Thumbnail graph list in landscape mode
  •  Fresh graphics, icons and toolbars
  •  Better layout, text, animation, interaction and rendering
  •  Support iOS 7 and 8
  •  Support iPhone 5, 6, 6  screens

First released in December 2008, Instaviz became one of the most popular diagramming software on the iOS platform. Users start by sketching some rough shapes, typing in some text then linking them together. Instaviz neatens the shapes and arranges them elegantly as the users work, turning them into beautiful diagrams. Next, they can refine their ideas with different fonts, colors, styles and shapes. Then, they can share their work in different formats through email, message, print, AirDrop, Facebook, Flickr, Google , Pinterest, Twitter or WhatsApp.

Terry White, Worldwide Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems Inc., said “Here’s what I like about it, I don’t have to worry about picking tools to draw the various shapes. I have a tool right here: it’s my finger!”

Stephen Northcott from Touch Reviews gave Instaviz 4 out of 5 stars. “Instaviz’s impressive strength is the way that it intelligently rearranges your flowchart for an optimal layout on the fly. Watching boxes and lines reorganize when you’ve got your flowchart into a jumble, by not planning ahead sufficiently, is quite cathartic.”

Instaviz two key technologies: Recog and Graphviz

Recog is a new shape recognition library. Trained on over 2,500 sketches drawn by real users, Recog uses advanced “fuzzy logic” and sophisticated geometric algorithms to recognize sketches in a split second. Graphviz is an automated graph layout engine. The industry standard for automated graph layout, Graphviz represents over 20 years of AT&T information visualization research.

Supported Languages

Instaviz supports English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish languages.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch 5G or better
  • iOS 7, 8 or better
  •  3.2 MB

Pricing and Availability

Instaviz 2.0 is $7.99 USD (or equivalent in other currencies), available worldwide exclusively through the App Store Productivity category. Existing users can upgrade for free

About Pixelglow Software

Pixelglow Software synthesizes disparate ideas into simply powerful yet intuitive working software. On the Mac OS X, iOS, Windows and web platforms for over 15 years, Pixelglow Software works with clients ranging from small firms to multi-nationals like WorleyParsons and AT&T. Their port of Graphviz to Mac OS X took two prizes in the Apple Design Awards 2004: Winner for Best Open Source Product and Runner-Up for Best New Product.

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