bombasto's Review of Grafio 3Reviewed on 12/17/18 1:30 PM
I love this app. Let’s get that straight right up front. I find one consistently bothersome bug though. The way I use the app, I typically push shapes around constantly, tweaking here and there, sometimes for over an hour. Almost always use Apple Pencil. But I also use Apple Keyboard a lot at the same time. I like the precision of moving objects with the arrow keys. But invariably, the arrow keys will stop working sometime during the session. Even with the Apple Pencil, I can’t get the same precision of placement and it becomes frustrating trying to place things just so with either finger or pencil. The workaround I found was to disconnect and reconnect the keyboard to make the arrow keys work again. Oh, and one big wish for future functionality: It would be most awesome if a circle would remain a perfect circle when being resized. I don’t want to lose the ability to make an egg shape out of it, but I do want the option to do both. Actually this would be great for all the shapes, but most especially for circles. Wonderful App!
MisterHorse's Review of Grafio 3Reviewed on 12/17/18 1:30 PM
Finally, I’ve found the perfect diagram tool for iPad. Highly recommended!
lucsant's Review of Grafio 3Reviewed on 12/17/18 1:30 PM
Best diagram making app on iPhone bar none. ***Update: Can’t grab the opacity slider
Eli Skolas's Review of Grafio 3Reviewed on 12/17/18 1:30 PM
A bit annoying to use on a small phone screen, but that's hardly the fault of the app!
Johnny B10225's Review of Grafio 3Reviewed on 12/17/18 1:30 PM
Easier to use than Omnigraffle, has plenty of features, and costs a fraction of the price. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that Omnigraffle does, but I found that most of those were for very specific professional needs and most people don’t need them. Grafio does have more features than Lucidchart and is again much cheaper (no subscription compared to $5.99-$8.99/mo for Lucidchart). I use Grafio for creating org charts, diagraming processes both for work and at home, and used it to create a network map when setting up my home network. The library of assets is great and includes assets to meet just about any need. The examples that are included have been great for helping me come up with ideas for my own diagrams. Being able to use the Apple Pencil to create shapes has been a big bonus and I love that I can import my own assets (icons mainly) into Grafio. If you need a feature packed diagraming app that’s easy to use get Grafio!
Élias de Kelliwic’h's Review of Grafio 3Reviewed on 12/17/18 1:30 PM
Missing App Features -> Precise sizing -> Auto layout of diagram -> Visio or other format Exports so you can share your work with people who don’t have the App or no iPad. -> Shape controls: resizing a rounded rectangle will screw the shape as you have not control over anything. So basically the "vector drawings" are useless as you don't get the benefits of it: being able to control the shapes. -> Grid or pixel snapping when you resize objects. Getting multiple objects of the same size is a nightmare right now if you need to modify their size. Missing Export Options -> Transparent background -> Trimming transparent pixels to only export the content and not the whole canvas Despite the promises of the developers in the comment, still waiting for basic shape support. Right now you resize a shape, your diagram is done. It will be deformed and you have no control on rounded corners or anything.
Naruhina1991's Review of Grafio 3Reviewed on 12/17/18 1:30 PM
Wanted an app for mocking up network diagrams and couldn't be happier. There is a robust feature set and easy to use interface
Alex Zaharakis's Review of Grafio 3Reviewed on 12/17/18 1:30 PM
Very exciting to use this app, worked quite well with the Apple Pencil. There are certain interactions which were problematic after using the app in anger. Selecting arrows for precise alignment when they sat over the top of another shape. Even when you locked the background No way to color shapes with a certain opacity? The ability to draw arrows back and forth from shape to shape in one motion, didn’t seem to be present and had to be done 1 by 1, often leading to misalignment when resizing shapes. When resizing shapes, often linked arrows would often be reposition behind other shapes that were placed in the area where the arrow ran. This is an amazing application however, and really hope that app development continues! Keep up the awesome work!
Virginicus's Review of Grafio 3Reviewed on 12/17/18 1:30 PM
It takes a while to get used to, but once I got over the hump it does what I need it to. The only thing I don’t like is so trivial it’s hardly worth mentioning, but here it is: when I set Grafio’s permissions to “add photos only” I can’t save drawings to my camera roll. I have to give it full read/write access to make that work.
BAR112's Review of Grafio 3Reviewed on 12/17/18 1:30 PM
This is a nice, simple mind-map tool. UI is pretty much self-explanatory and not overly complicated like other mind-mapping apps, and no yearly subscription is required. Will update my review after using for awhile, but very pleased so far.