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This is huge. Swipr is a toolkit to convert wireframes and sitemaps created in Visio into interactive HTML demos.

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve mocked something up in Visio and tried to walk stakeholders through it screen by screen. Invariably, people don’t get it and you have problems later on.

Check out the demo to really wrap your head around how this works and how important it is.

Despite not having a single bit of MS software on my Mac, now I want Visio for OSX. Or Swipr for Omnigraffle. Or both.

Timothy Appnel
April 21, 2006 7:25 AM

Sounds awesome. I have to say the one and only thing I miss about Windows is Visio. How does OmniGraffle compare though?

Jacco
May 10, 2006 6:00 AM

Hi there, Quite a few people have asked me about swipr for Omnigraffle. I'm not familiar with omnigraffle (yet), but if it supports scripting and custom properties, I think it should be possible to build the same functionality for the Mac population aswell. Of course, time as always is the main contraint, as is budget (I'll probably need to buy a Mac to look into it). But as it happens right now I'm working with a client (mac-people) that have seen swipr in action. And hopefully they will let me play for a bit to see whether an Omnigraffle-version is possible. I'll keep you posted. Jacco

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