First, a question: Have you seen Gliffy’s HTML5 Editor Preview? If not, then you’ve been missing the most exciting things happening here at Gliffy HQ — things like default snap-to-grid placement, faster loading, and undo/redo buttons. Plus, every two weeks or so, we’ll be slipping in new features for your review and reactions.
Here’s what’s new this week!
1. Keyboard shortcuts — even on Mac!
If I had my way, I might never touch a mouse again. And the HTML5 editor is going to help me achieve that goal. Most of the standard keyboard shortcuts will work in Gliffy HTML5:
|select all||Cmd + A||Ctrl + A|
|cut||Cmd + X||Ctrl + X|
|copy||Cmd + C||Ctrl + C|
|paste||Cmd + V||Ctrl + V|
|undo||Cmd + Z||Ctrl + Z|
|redo||Cmd + Shift + Z||Ctrl + Shift + Z|
|group||Cmd + G||Ctrl + G|
|ungroup||Cmd + U||Ctrl + U|
|add text to a shape or line||F2||F2|
|exit text editing mode||Esc||Esc|
|save||Cmd + S||Ctrl + S|
|zoom in||Cmd + +||Ctrl + +|
|zoom out||Cmd + –||Ctrl + –|
|pan||Space + Left Mouse||Space + Left Mouse|
You can find a list of keyboard shortcuts in Gliffy by going to Help > Document Shortcuts.
2. Smarter copy and paste
Diagrams like org charts and site maps often call for distributing a bunch of more or less identical objects in a regular grid. Of course that’s much easier to do with snap-to-grid placement, but our new copy and paste feature makes it almost ridiculously easy. Just copy and paste a shape, place the new shape where you want it to go, and keep right on pasting. Gliffy copies the positioning until you tell it to do something else. And it even works with groups!
Take a look:
3. Sleeker color selection
Not only did we restyle the color picker, we made it easier to select custom colors and we taught the color tool to remember you favorite colors for each diagram:
Don’t forget to leave feedback at http://preview.gliffy.com/. Your thoughts and opinions will help us build a better Gliffy!