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david · 2/18/2013
Excellent Product

Excellent Product. Implements Windows 8 touch features well. I use it to Sketch GUI for my programs as well as flow charting. Needs a little more traditional documentation but does have a good set of examples. Definitely recommend for anyone wanting a touch friendly diagraming program.

Chris · 1/11/2013

The best Visio like app ever....well worth the $$ Unlike other reviews, it is actually very intuitive and easy to use. I am a Solutions Architect and it is been immensely useful.

Jeff · 1/10/2013
Absolutely Fantastic

Update...I've converted most of my technical architecture docs and found one flaw. Hitting the scroll bars on either side of the flowchart will grab and move objects in the middle of the chart. The new update allows you to lock down objects (awesome...thanks), but this is a flaw. Please fix. Otherwise, still easy to create systems architecture diagrams, flow charts, etc...in minutes. Awesome software!

Michael · 1/6/2013
Not Usable

As someone who designs both business diagrams and floor plans for the placement of my products, I decided to try the trial versions for both Grapholite and Back to the Drawing Board. Unfortunately, neither program is intuitive, easy enough to navigate, or contains the appropriate tools to get this work done accurately or productively. Neither app offers a usable selection tool or allows you to enter sizes and dimensions. I can create better charts and designs with the drawing tools in MS Word.

Mohamed · 12/30/2012
Really easy to use and fun

One suggestion is allowing us to dock the panel to the left instead of the right. And moving the canvas always triggers a zoom, would be nice if it didn't

Michael · 12/27/2012
Best App in the Store

The App's interface is flawless, works great on touch and mouse/keyboard. Most full featured Modern/Metro/Store app available. Hoping for continued support.

Tarek · 12/19/2012
For the price I expected more

The app is great looking and responsive. I was looking to diagram my software architecture on this and it didn't have enough in the toolbox for that. I will keep the trial installed to keep an eye on updates.

Tom · 11/27/2012
Great vector graphing app!

Grapholite works great with touch. They have embraced the Windows 8 UI which makes navigating the app a breeze. You can really get into the details by making tweaks and adjustments without compromise.

Marc · 11/20/2012
Wow, exactly what I was looking for

This is fantastic. Coming from Visio and Omnigraffle and I hit the ground running. Would like to be able to share between this and OmniGraffle but I imagine that's not easy. Otherwise great app! Happy to pay.

Munir · 11/8/2012
Very good!

Though still no Visio, this is the best diagram tool for W8 I've seen so far. It has a intuitive UI and is well suited to be used with a pen. Quite a lot, high-quality shapes are enclosed. 4 stars only because here and there some minor functions or behaviors are still missing. This tool has a lot of potential.



  • Authoring of all types of business graphics in a single app
  • Modern UI developed from scratch for Windows 8 to provide equally comfortable editing experience with touch, pen, mouse and keyboard.
  • “Sketch style” mode – make any shape look like it is drawn by hand by turning single switch
  • Smart connection auto-routing algorithms
  • Support for Sharing via “Share Charm”, Printing and Export to PNG, JPEG and SVG formats
  • Icon Finder integration
  • Objects tree pane - Inspect, select, lock and hide objects from document objects tree

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Splines editor – edit custom shapes. Hyperlinks support – assign hyperlinks to any shape. Themes editor – change, save, load existing diagram themes or create your own theme from scratch. Objects tree pane - inspect, select, lock and hide objects from document objects tree Recent files list. Many bug fixes and UI improvements.