DraftPlus is the quickest way to create presentations on your iPad

Build an executive slide in 2 minutes

DraftPlus is a powerful tool on your iPad to create wireframes of your presentations or to publish the final version, when you are not at your desktop computer.

Starting from version 1.0.8 you can use the frames to create custom templates of pages, stickers…anything.

Let’s see how…

If you use presentations in your everyday office work, you have already reused presentations or old slides to produce : updated reports, newsletters etc. etc.

DraftPlus makes everything quicker and you can produce pdf presentations with the very same quality you are used to at your desktop computer.

In this example we will create a presentation only with one page, the one we want to save as a template.

Our page template will have a title, three text paragraphs, a table and an highlighted paragraph for the final message. To show the page layout, here the 3 paragraphs have dashed borders, but we will remove them, later on.

DraftPlus - Working with frames

Using frames

Each sticker can become a frame. When a sticker is set as a frame, every other sticker within its boundaries can be moved as a group.

Every sticker can be customised and stored as a custom sticker. If you save as custom sticker a frame, also all the stickers included in the group are stored.

This is the quickest way to create custom pages and reuse them among projects or share  them with your team members….

In the figure below we added on the page a sticker and we positioned as page background. The size of the sticker is the size of the page (here 1024×768 pixels), so all the others page items are grouped.

DraftPlus - Working with frames

DraftPlus - working with frames

If you move now the new added sticker, all the other elements follow.

Create a custom sticker

Using the sticker settings panel, we add the frame sticker as custom item to either the project or the group library. If you add the object to the group library, all the projects you create inside the group, will be able to use the new items. Since we are adding a frame that contains the right page layout we need, we can now go on any new project or page and add the new sticker.

When the page contains the text we want, we make the frame transparent and remove the borders.

The new page will look like the image below.

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DraftPlus - working with frames

6 new features that you might not have noticed in “World Map+”

With release 12.0.7 we decided to give a larger space to the map and minimze the menu bar.

Now you can make the most of your iPad screen and still have everything at your fingers…

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Let’s have a look at some new features…

1) Bottom bar can be dragged accross the screen.The world map is now presented using the whole screen and you can move the menu bar vertically, so that it never covers the area you are working on.

2) Navigation arrows. We added back and forward navigation arrows that let you navigate through the different filters you created. You apply the olours and then you use the filters to present the set of countries you want.

3) TV output. If you have a cable or wi-fi connected, you can present the map on an external screen. When you navigate through the pages or you change the layout of the items, the external screen will present the changes.

4) Page menu. We gathered in one menu, all the page’ s related functionalities. You can edit the current filter or browse the existing ones. You can also access the snapshots gallery or zoom the page.

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5) Filter name and notes. One touch one the filter’s name in the middle of the bottom bar and you will be able to edit the name and add a description. You can rename the filter in order to remember the group of countries and you can use the memo to describe in details the difference.

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You can go back to the map by touching again the middle of the bottom bar.

6) Custom colours. You can now use additional colours from those preset. Just set the values for the Red, green or blue bar and add the new colour to the project, to the group or both. If you add the new colour to the group, it will be available to each new project created within the group.
Tap on the colour in one of the two sections to read/edit the custom items.
Custom colours are available any time you need to apply a colour.

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10 Reasons why you should start using Draft+ on your iPad…

 


  1. You build it!: how many companies implement exactly the requirements you asked for? You can feedback to us with the features you need and we will add them to our road maps.
  2. Cost effective: it is cheap 🙂 . Well, yes, all our products will always stay low in terms of price.
  3. It is “green”: using this App, will drastically reduce your paper consumption.
  4. Minimalist: most of professional presentations do not require fancy images for templates. Create a clean and well balanced presentation with best-practice-tuned functionalities.
  5. No registration: it does not require registration or periodic fee. All functionalities are available as soon as you install it.
  6. It respects your privacy: you bought the software, you use it. We don’t want to “control” the place where you store your information.
  7. Company template: you can create your own company template and always produce clean and brand compliant presentations.
  8. Automatic charts: you can create automatic charts with just a gesture from any table on the page. Charts are tuned to comply with the theme you chose and the object adjust itself to ensure visibility of all the values label and series.
  9. Always Secure: the version you export can be encrypted and only those who know your password can read the project or the PDF.
  10. Integrity: export your final version always as PDF, so that the audience will experience the same level of quality.

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