OmniGraffle 3.0 Now Available

The Omni Group has released a new versions of Omni Graffle and Omni Graffle Pro, bringing them to versions 3.0. Omni Graffle is a diagramming and charting app designed for the visual enhancement of raw data. The latest release adds several new features to the apps including smart guides and page enhancements. According to The Omni Group:

The Omni Group has released two major new versions of OmniGraffle, the premiere Mac OS X diagramming and drawing application.

OmniGraffle 3.0 adds a multitude of new features designed to help users create superior charts and drawings, while OmniGraffle 3.0 Professional provides a powerful toolset for advanced document manipulation and presentation options.

New to OmniGraffle 3.0 are "smart guides": when moving a shape, distance markers will pop up and tell you when your new shape would form an equally-spaced row or column with two other shapes.

New features in OmniGraffle 3.0 also include a complete redesign of OmniGraffleis Info architecture which makes it easier to see whatis on the inspectors, easier to hide and show all the tools, and easier to arrange them the way you like.

OmniGraffle 3.0 Professional features:

OmniGraffle 3.0 Professional allows you to import and export multiple-page Visio 2002 XML files. Additional export options allow you to export multiple pages as a multipage HTML document, with links between pages.

New page layout features include mouseless editing (aka "Brainstorming mode") which allows you to create shapes that are connected or unconnected to other shapes using only the keyboard.

New multi-page document support allows the Pro user to hyperlink from within a document to a specific section of a specific page. Presentation Mode allows you to create multipage slideshows from clickable shapes in your document.

You can find more information about the OmniGraffle 3.0 release at The Omni Groupis Web site. OmniGraffle 3.0 upgrades are available for US$24.95 and US$59.95 from 2.x, while the full versions are available for US$59.95 and US$119.90 for the Pro version.

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