OmniGraffle 3 App Reviews

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Copy and Paste Doesn’t Work

Compared to Mac version, this is crap. I love the Mac version but on iOS version, something as simple as copy and paste doesn’t work — very disappointing!

Unexpected Awesome

July 27, 2018, I just have to say two thumbs for using inclusive design in the App Store video previews. Captions, Audio Descriptions, and the use of Touch Accommodations made the video inclusive. Super Awesome!

Wonderful app with desktop power

Omnigroup has done an amazing job of bringing Mac desktop power to the iPad. Works amazingly well with the Apple Pencil too.

Stability Issues

Seems like a very robust version of OmniGraffle, but it closes my document constantly. Should have waited before upgrading to Pro.

Omni takes pride in their apps

It is nearly feature parity with OmniGraffle for Mac. That’s incredible. The interactions are well thought out for this new iPad interaction paradigm. While not as efficient for drawing as on a Mac, the fact that I can go between the two, sharing the between my platforms in the cloud is amazing.

Not at all loving that they killed prior versions

Fifty something bucks was a lot to spend on an iPad app in the first place. That they kill off the old versions and make you have to buy upgrades is a non-starter I get that omnigroup is one of the few independent OS X/ iOS software houses left, and that they have to make enough money to stay in business. But they have got to figure out a different way to monetize their mobile apps. Maybe try a subscription model guys, because nobody expects to have to pay for app upgrades on iOS, at any price point. And certainly not at 50-100 bucks. You might sell more licenses at 10 bucks a year.

Convoluted money grab

Spent $79 for this app, that’s a lot for an iPad app. Now they’ve “updated” and I’m back to a free version that won’t let me do anything. Have tried to get the upgrade price, it fails. Have tried to restore purchases, it fails. Basically, if you want to pay for this app, decide if it’d be more fun to burn that money in your back yard, or give it to the OmniGroup. It’s basically the same thing, but you don’t get to watch it actually burn if you give it to them. Note: this review comes from someone that’s been an OmniGroup customer for 15ish years. I’ve advocated for them, bought countless licenses for my business and have been a loyal customer...until today.

3.0 won’t work on pro

Just doesn’t want to work on my iPad Pro. Why?

Nice but crashes often

I’m running the latest iOS 11.1 on an iPad Pro 9.7 creating a simple process flow diagram, and OmniGraffle has crashed on me at least 20 times. Restarting iPad did not improve the instability issues. It’s a nice, highly polished app, but I’m hoping they can improve stability. It’s just too aggravating at this point to try to use it with the constant crashing.

No to 3

I’ve been using all of the Omni products, both Mac and IOS since the beginning. Ofocus, OOutiner and Ograffle have been my go-to and most recommended apps. I absolutely hate version 3 of OmniGraffle. It’s non-intuitive and unusable. Half my time now is spent trying to figure out where something is or how to do something that was super simple in the past. It’s a fail.

No where close to usable

Expansive marketing but very little functionality. If you want to do anything more than basic rectangles and circles, find something else. I can create better diagram on KeyNote!

Gesture Issues

The UI updates are very good and intuitive (especially if you are familiar with previous versions). But this latest version has huge problems with the gestures I’ve used from earlier versions. For example I use “Duplicate” very often. I touch and hold the object and then two-finger tap where I want the duplicate to be. Instead of duplicating the object, the original object displays it is selected. The older versions would have selected the original object as soon as it was touched. If I two-finger tap a second time the object will be duplicated. This is very awkward. Another problem is that if I tap and hold an object and then two-finger tap (which selects the first object) and then remove my finger from the original object and tap-off to unselect the first object a selection circle is displayed randomly on the screen. If I tap-off again then a selection bubble is displayed. It takes 3 tap-offs to fully clear the selection. I use an iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil and this issue displays regardless of the proximity of the Apple Pencil. I use this tool professionally and this is costing me time. Please fix the gesture issues and I will bump this back up to 5 stars because the new UI is great.

Nice Attempt

Why no pen/bezier tool? For $100 there’s no excuse not to add this. There are $10 apps available with this functionality. Why have a free form tool and Bézier curve editing functionality but then not include a pen tool. I know I know some people say Omnigraffle isn’t a drawing tool. That being said, the thing holding me back from purchasing this tool is the lack of a pen tool. Please make me give you my money by adding a pen tool.

Good software... but not omnipresence

I really like on the software. It is expensive, but it’s good. On the gravel is amazing and definitely worth the cost. Or use it for teaching and find it immensely helpful. But I would love to see simpler and less Italy sinking solutions. Getting things working and running consistently is a pain. iCloud would be awesome. Thankfully, this doesn’t affect user experience in the long term because Once it’s set up it works well.

It's pretty goddamn good!

Wow, That is great!

Absolutely the best vector graphic program

I've been using OmniGraffle for the mac for a while to make diagrams for my lectures. While I've enjoyed that product, I have wanted something that let me produce high quality diagrams but drawn with a pencil. Since getting an iPad Pro I have tried many many different vector graphic programs. Many of them our nice but wouldn't suit my needs in one way or another. Finally, my search is done with OmniGraffle 3. After using the trial for 2 hours, I went ahead and bough the pro version. This is professional-grade software and I am happy to finally have it.

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