December 27, 2012 in Productivity (AF)
[prMac.com] Bangalore, India - Avabodh has introduced Lekh Diagram 1.0.1 free for iPad, its sketch recognition app that makes diagramming simple and beautiful. The app's shape recognition engine identifies rough drawings that users make and transforms them into smooth, elegant shapes and lines for diagrams. Users can move, resize, and adjust shapes, easily connect them with automatic arrows, and add text and color. Including portrait or landscape operation, they can save their diagrams in multiple formats or export to Dropbox. Lekh Diagram can be used to make diagrams, flow charts, organizational charts, business process diagrams, Venn diagrams, mind maps, and any kind of illustration.
* Recognizes lines, polylines, Bezier curves, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, polygons, circles, ellipses, stars, and arrow shapes
* Regularize drawn shapes with one tap for perfect squares, equilateral triangles, etc.
* Supports Bezier curves and recognizes Bezier curve drawings, allowing precise movement of control points
* Add text with a double tap inside a shape or anywhere on screen
* Unique vertex handles allow users to precisely move vertices and control points of all shapes
* Connect shapes with arrows by dragging finger
* Adjust shape color, line color and width, and text font and color
* Insert image or import diagrams to work on
* Duplicate, delete, flip, resize, or rotate shapes
* Undo/Redo function
* Change background, can include in export
* Simple, intuitive controls
* Landscape and portrait mode support
* Email diagram or upload via Dropbox
* Export as JPG, PNG, SVG, or PDF (requires in-app purchase)
Users simply drag a finger along the screen in the shape they want to form. The app then recognizes their attempted shape and smoothes out the lines to make it a perfect geometrical shape. The app can identify a wide variety of shapes, and features a regularization option for some. This allows the users to create perfect squares, equilateral triangles, or round the edges of squares and rectangles. Users can also drag the ends of shapes to alter the shape's form to their preference.
After creating shapes, users can resize them using a two-finger pinch on the screen. Shapes may also be rotated and moved around the screen with the drag of a finger. Using the select tool, users can highlight multiple shapes at once to drag them together to the other side of the screen. When a shape is selected, users can tap the blue addition button to duplicate the shape, or the red X to delete it.
A double tap in shapes allows users to add text, which can be changed in font and color. Users can also add text anywhere on the diagram by simply double tapping the screen and typing the desired words. The Stroke tab lets users change the thickness of lines or shape borders, change the lines to different lengths of dashes, alter the color of the line, or fill in the shape completely with one color.
When a finger is dragged from the inside of one shape to another, the application automatically creates an arrow connecting the two. Arrows can also be created by the addition of a tip to a line and erased with a simple swipe over the end. The Undo and Redo options in the upper left hand corner allow for easy fixing of mistakes in the diagramming process.
By tapping the Miscellaneous symbol in the upper right hand corner users can clear the page. Here, they can also insert images from their Photo Stream, Photo Library, or device's camera, choose a background color to accent their diagram, or alter the settings of the application. Shape recognition, regularization, arrow connections, and connection recognition can all be turned On/Off in this menu.
A helpful tutorial menu offers the user step-by-step instruction for how to use the app and is available with one tap at all times. It also offers an inclusive list of all the shapes recognizable by the application, showing the user's drawing and the app's natural recognition of this drawing for each shape possible.
Users can save, rename, copy, delete, and open certain diagrams in the application. They can import new diagrams from their Dropbox as well. Finished diagrams can be saved to the device's photo album or exported via email or Dropbox. The application supports saving diagrams in JPG, PNG, SVG, and PDF formats. The latest version of Lekh Diagram features renewed support for the iPad's Retina display, as well as an improved layout view for the landscape mode in iOS 6.
"Now you can sketch a diagram quickly, and have a polished, professional end-result in minutes" said Rajeev Kumar of Avabodh. "Lekh Diagram's simple controls and elegant layout make it an easy way to attain precision in diagramming."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 4.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Lekh Diagram 1.0.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. An optional, in-app purchase of $4.99 (USD) is necessary to unlock the app's export feature (all formats).
Based in Bangalore, India, Avabodh was founded by Rajeev Kumar in 2010. Indie developer Rajeev develops cool apps and writes articles on computer programming and languages. Copyright (C) 2012 Avabodh. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.