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App power index: 180 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
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Developer: Helftone
Price: 0 free
Current version: 1.3, last update: 8 months ago
First release : 21 May 2015
App size: 4.6 Mb
4.9 ( 7749 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 3.96k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 1.62k
Estimation App Cost

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Monodraw allows you to easily create text-based art (like diagrams, layouts, flow charts) and visually represent algorithms, data structures, binary formats and more. Because its all just text, it can be easily embedded almost anywhere.

* A picture is worth a thousand words. A diagram is probably worth twice as much. Enhance your technical documentation (code, specs) with easy to comprehend textual art. Visualisation of data structures, algorithms and data formats plays a crucial role in understanding. You will be reading the code more often than writing it, so why not make it much easier to grasp.

* Easily create text banners with just a single click. FIGlet is built into Monodraw and we bundle 148 fonts as standard (custom ones are supported, too). You can interactively resize the text box, change the font and adjust the alignment – no need for a terminal.

* Combine the simplicity of plain text with the power of mind mapping. Monodraw gives you the freedom to manage your textual data exactly the way you want. Move text around anywhere in the infinite canvas – no need to be constrained by the linear structure of a text file.

* Do you deal with databases? Then you know how useful entity-relationship diagrams can be. Visually describe your data model with a simple ER diagram. Monodraw supports Crows Foot notation in three different variants to suit your personal preference.

* Monodraw is powered by a custom CoreText-based text engine giving you precise control over the layout. You can adjust the alignment, position, line sweep direction and line movement. Adding a border around your text is only a click away, too.

* The line tool makes connecting shapes as easy as pie. Orthogonal and staircase lines are supported with the ability to set a line dash pattern. Attachment points allow you to dynamically attach your lines to other shapes so that you dont have to re-arrange them each time you move things around.

* The rectangle tool can be used to create all kinds of boxes which are the most commonly used element in text art. Specify border or a background with just a few clicks. Oh, you can add shadows, too! Last but not least, custom attachment points will help you attach your lines at exactly the right place.

* The basic drawing tools that you would expect make their usual appearance. The Pencil, the Eraser and the Bucket Fill are all indispensable when it comes to producing textual art.
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Available in countries
Country Price
Canada 27.99 CAD
China 128 CNY
France 21.99 EUR
Germany 21.99 EUR
Italy 21.99 EUR
Netherlands 21.99 EUR
Portugal 21.99 EUR
Spain 21.99 EUR
Poland 21.99 EUR
UK 19.99 GBP
India 999.99 INR
Japan 999.99 JPY
Poland 94.99 PLN
Russia 999.99 RUB
Turkey 89.99 TRY
USA 19.99 USD
Korea, Republic Of 21.99 USD
Ukraine 19.99 USD
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Latest version Monodraw: 1.3

- Fixed a bug where copying shape styles would not include colors.
- Improved compatibility with High Sierra.

Apps Changes History:
  • 8 months ago: New App Version 1.2.3 ☛ 1.3
  • 10 months ago: New App Version 1.2.1 ☛ 1.2.3
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.1.1 ☛ 1.2.1
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.0.1 ☛ 1.1.1
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 1.0 ☛ 1.0.1
Makes adding a diagram to your code or so much easier

Ive spent so much time manually creating ASCII art diagrams for in-line documentation in code and markdown docs. Doing it by hand is laborious and making changes is often even more time consuming. This app makes it so much easier. Jumping right in, the interface is pretty intuitive. A few features I thought were missing (arbitrary line attachment points, keyboard shortcuts) are actually there and, as it turns out, shown in the Intro Document examples. So thats worth checking out: Help menu > Open Intro Document...

An absolutely gorgeous app with a brilliant design

The functionality is perfect and well thought out. Design simple and straight forward flows is simple and easy to throw in a web page or in documentation. It’s just a rather sweet app with a bright future ahead of it; it’s well worth the small investment for this kind of functionality. I wish there was support for colors though. I would like to see the ability to convert an image to “ascii art” to include in a chart as well and the ability to save individual components to a “library” to share amongst projects.

This application is absolutely awesome

It saved me dozens of hours to create the message of today file, /etc/motd. It has a build-in figlet program, and has dozens of fonts of figlet. Really cool.

Never thought I’d need it ;)

It’s great for retro-style documentation illustrations, a lot of fun and very professionally done. Excellent work and all functions are immediately discoverable. Go for the next Apple Design Awards ;)


This is insipring, easy and great :)

Отличная вещь

Долго искал, в чем удобно строить различные диаграммы, проектировать системы и т.п. Случайно наткнулся на это приложение — подошло идеально. Все очень быстро и удобно и ценник адекват. Рекомендую.

FANTASTIC - Works great for Flow Charting too!

I was looking for an inexpensive tool for Flow Charting amd stumbled across MonoDraw that I affectionally call MoonDraw! You can drag some basic shapes, add text and connect them using point to point lines. The best part is that Mono Draw handles everything in a cool text flavored graphic style so it is easy to edit and copy/paste to other apps. I was surprised that there was no PRINT option in the app, but for a 1.0 app it is great. I look forward to doing some great text editing. Would be cool to see if the developers could link TextSoap, PopClip to make it even easier to get in and out with MonoDraw text enhancements.

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