October 06, 2016Mac OS Sierra users were noticing that you couldn't drag and drop in SimpleD. I've releaseda new version of SimpleD -- v3.3.15 -- with a fix. Download it today.
September 30, 2016
As you probably know by now, you can import SVG shapes into SimpleDiagrams, either directly into your diagram or into a custom library. I posted a video on YouTube awhile back with some hints on using Adobe Illustrator for this very purpose. Those of you using Affinity Designer might have tried something similar.
September 13, 2016You thought I was off clowning around and not doing any work. So untrue. So untrue. Well maybe partially true. But I did fix a bunch of bugs and now you've got version 3.3.11 ready for you. It's made with love. It's made with patience. It's still made with Apache Flex and Adobe AIR captive runtime for both Mac OS and Windows.
May 25, 2016SimpleD really shines when you need to mark up your products with some visual annotations, explanations or just a bit of snaz.
February 11, 2016Ok, just pushed up v3.3.7. Have at it. Existing users: you should see an update message next time you launch SimpleD.
January 20, 2016Awesome presentation tips by @damonify on Business Insider today. Check them out: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/rules-for-great-powerpoint-presentations-2016-1#/#-1
January 06, 2016Ok, enough dawdling. Time for me to get back to work and finish up a pretty cool feature I think you'll like. V3 users will soon have the option to directly access a paid service that provides a massive amount of shapes. I'm talking crazy numbers. You're not going to know what to do with all these shapes.
October 27, 2015A quick note for those of you using Adobe Illustrator to create SVGs for SimpleDiagrams. When you're saving your illo as "SVG" remember to set the "CSS Properties" pulldown to "Presentation Attributes."
October 06, 2015Ok, I admit it. The new features in the latest release (v3.2.33) win the "late to the party" award. Many of you have been asking for a grid and a snap feature for awhile. Well, wait no longer. Download the new version today, get your grids and snapages, and spend the rest of the day being nice to your open plan colleagues.
July 22, 2015This was a quick update to address some more small bugs, plus a couple small new features. Here's a quick rundown:
July 08, 2015
Just posted version 3.2.12. For a list of features and fixes, please check out the Product History page.
May 07, 2015
Writers get to say stuff like "the ink hasn't even dried and I'm already blah blah" after finishing something and move on to some other major project. What do we software geeks get to say when we're on a streak? How about "the friggin' bits for version 3.1 haven't even been sharded on S3, man, and we're already working on new v3.2 features, what's up?!!" That sounds terrible doesn't it.
April 01, 2015I always like to hear what users think about SimpleD. Getting your feedback means I know what features to prioritize, what bugs I've missed, and where to go next with the app. So please don't hesistate to send me a note with your thoughts, complaints and wish lists. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 31, 2015Helen McCarthy over at Blog With Confidence just released a free guide to creating visual content for your blog.
February 04, 2015Here's a new library from Diana S. Just some basic shapes with a bit of a hatching on the side. We had to do arrows in each direction since the perspective would be off if you flipped them.
January 23, 2015Christmas is past, New Year's is a faint echo, and now three weeks in January I'm here to tell you: Roscoe is coming.
November 15, 2014
An SD user (who wants to remain anonymous, although this could be her ticket to a speaking tour) sent me this example of modern teenager management. The diagram was distributed to all parties involved. Who can argue now that the rules weren't clear?
November 07, 2014
I'm having fun creating shapes with Adobe Shape, so I thought I'd capture in a bit more detail the steps I'm taking to draw a shape, capture it, and then bring it into SimpleDiagrams.
October 28, 2014
I was messing around with Adobe Shape today (only available for iOS right now), which basically allows you to sketch something, take a photo of it and have it instantly converted to a vector image.
October 27, 2014
Recently a couple of SD users asked for a font preview on the font selector. You all asked kindly, but you could have shouted because, really, what good is a font selector without a preview?! Good news. The feature's been implemented and will be released in v3.1, due out sometime before the new year...
October 15, 2014
I was finally able to get a few of the libraries posted today! Peter Vlk is the first artist to have his shapes packaged for SimpleDiagrams v3. Petr, who did a great set of libraries for version 2 of SimpleDiagrams, is working to update all of his "Vector Doodlekit" shapes for use in SimpleDiagrams v3. Today I posted his entertainment and communication libraries.