On 3 Feb 2011, at 21:54, IanB wrote:
I tried it 5 years ago and didn’t like it. The latest version is marginally better, but it’s still too complicated with shed-loads of features of dubious usefulness. The long menus with numerous sub-menus are confusing. Some features are also in the button bar, but the icons are too small.
The really useful features; text on a path, Convert text to paths, vector stroke effects, vector blends, all of which have been around forever in Illustrator and (pre OSX) Freehand, are missing.
There are some nice touches. The gradient adjuster and the range of graduated effects is better than Intaglio’s hit and miss method and the method used for rotating/scaling is very good.
At $15, you can’t complain, but the unnecessary complexity just gets in the way. I doubt if I’d ever get anything done!
Largely I agree however there are a number of features for which Eazydraw is to me invaluable.
I use both Intaglio and Eazydraw to provide software documentation and also importantly to create test data for graphics programs.
Test data generation is my reason for using Eazydraw. It provides me with
- a coordinate system with Y increasing from bottom of page,
- easy copy and paste of the x,y coordinates of points
- easy copy and paste of vector angles in radians.
These few features have saved me oodles of time and I could not be without them.
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