PaintCode 2.2 adds Smart Symbols

October 21, 2014 in OS X Development (E)

[] San Francisco, California - PixelCut today released PaintCode 2.2 with Smart Symbols, a powerful new feature for prototyping user interface designs. PaintCode is a unique vector drawing app that generates Objective-C or Swift code in real time, acting as a bridge between developers and graphic designers. With PaintCode, developers can create an app that is truly resolution-independent, using code (instead of a large number of image assets) to draw a user interface.

Smart Symbols allow designers to draw something on one canvas, then reuse it as a Symbol on other canvases in the document. When the designer adjusts the original canvas, all changes are instantly visible in all Symbols.

"Symbols in PaintCode are unique - you can easily make them resizable and parametric. For example, it is possible to create an analog watch symbol that draws the hands differently depending on the exact time you specify," said Mike Antonic, lead developer of PaintCode.

In addition to Smart Symbols, PaintCode 2.2 also improves Yosemite compatibility and brings support for 3x images, 3x canvas preview and 3x faster image export.

"PaintCode has the best support for Symbols of any drawing app on the Mac. We always wanted this feature when we were using PaintCode internally, and now when it's finally ready, we're thrilled to make it available to all our customers as a free update," said Peter Krajcik, PixelCut CEO.

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.8 or later
* 5.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
PaintCode 2.2 is available as a free update to existing PaintCode 2 customers. New customers can purchase PaintCode 2.2 on the Mac App Store and PixelCut's own store for $99.99. Further information about PaintCode and the trial version can be found on the product website.

PixelCut is a software company founded in 2012 by Peter Krajcik and Mike Antonic. PixelCut's first product, PaintCode, is a full-featured vector drawing app that instantly generates Objective-C drawing code. Bridging the gap between programmers and graphic designers, PaintCode has quickly become one of the most popular developer tools on the Mac. Copyright (C) 2014 PixelCut, s.r.o. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, App Store, iCloud, Mac OS X and Retina are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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