OmniGroup Apps Now Available for iPad

Posted by at 12:45 pm on April 6, 2010

The Omni Group has announced the availability of its OmniGraffle and OmniGraphSketcher Apps for iPad on the App Store. OmniGraffle is a popular diagramming and concept visualization program, while OmniGraphSketcher is a tool for fast, simple graph drawing and data plotting. Originally available exclusively for Mac, OmniGraffle and OmniGraphSketcher have been redesigned to take full advantage of the advanced capabilities of iPad.

“We think iPad has amazing potential as a productivity tool, and we wanted to make sure our apps really leveraged its strengths rather than simply copying the features we’d built in our Mac apps,” says Ken Case, founder and CEO of the Omni Group. “Everything’s designed with iPad in mind; tools stay out of your way until you need them, and you interact directly with the elements in your document. It’s a very focused, superior mobile experience.”

OmniGraphSketcher is made to combine the quantitative power of data plotting with the ease of touchscreen drawing. OmniGraphSketcher aims to help people make elegant and precise graphs in seconds, whether from specific data to report or a concept to explain. It lets users create lines and data points, draw curves, and shade in important areas as easily as though they were using a basic drawing program, and they can add new data or change existing information simply by touching their graph.

OmniGraffle makes quick work of creating a diagram, process chart, page layout, website wireframe, or graphic design. Use simple Multi-Touch gestures and OmniGraffle to draw shapes, drag in objects, and style everything until it’s just right. OmniGraffle keeps lines connected to shapes even when they’re moved, and includes smart guides, automatic layout, and a full set of built-in stencils, with the ability to download thousands more.

Both apps are compatible with the Mac desktop versions, and include the ability to send and receive documents through email or share documents via PDF export.

“As a company, we’re very excited about iPad,” says Case. “We believe Multi-Touch is the future of computing, and we plan to bring all of our productivity applications to the iPad.”

The OmniGraphSketcher App for iPad is available for $14.99, and the OmniGraffle App for iPad is available for $49.99 from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com.

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