Have you ever been in the situation to develop a sketch of an User Interface? With the help of “Pencil” you can do this quite easily!
This tool has the following main features:
- Stencils for diagraming and prototyping
- Multiple pages per project
- Linking between each page
- Text editing including rich – text editing
- Exporting to HTMl, PNG, Office documents (Open Office & Word), PDF
- Supports Undo/redo
- Installing user-defined stencils and templates
- Aligning to a grid, z-ordering, scaling, rotating etc.
- Clipart Browser
- Object snapping
The Pencil Project has two versions: Desktop version and a Firefox – Plugin. I have made the experience that the desktop version is faster than the Firefox – Plugin. Another advantage of the desktop version is the that its independet. Imagine you update your browser and the Pencil projects hasnt updated yet.
The project is published under the GPLv2 license. It works under GNU/Linux 2.6 (Fedora, Ubuntu and Arch) with GTK+, Windows XP and Windows Vista/7.
The application can be downloaded http://pencil.evolus.vn/en-US/Home.aspx.