Scapple is an easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them. It isn't exactly mind-mapping software--it's more like a freeform text editor that allows you to make notes anywhere on the page and to connect them using straight dotted lines or arrows. If you've ever scribbled down ideas all over a piece of paper and drawn lines between related thoughts, then you already know what Scapple does. Scapple doesn't force you to make connections, and it doesn't expect you to start out with one central idea off of which everything else is branched. There's no built-in hierarchy at all, in fact--in Scapple, every note is equal, so you can connect them however you like. The idea behind Scapple is simple: when you are roughing out ideas, you need complete freedom to experiment with how those ideas best fit together. Creating notes is as easy as double-clicking anywhere on the canvas and then typing; making connections between ideas is as painless as dragging and dropping one note onto another. And unlike with paper, you can move notes around and never run out of space.
What is new in this release:
- You can now label connections between notes. To do so, select two notes and choose “Connection Label…” from the “Notes” or contextual menu. Double-click on an existing label to edit it.
- The Inspector has been modernised and now appears as a sidebar rather than as a floating panel.
- The footer bar and other UI elements have been refreshed for a more modern appearance.
- You can now assign note styles via the inspector using the new “Note Styles” palette.
- Create new note styles by dragging notes into the inspector.
- Drag a style out of the inspector to create a new note of that style.
- You can now assign the keyboard shortcuts Cmd-Opt-1 to Cmd-Opt-9 to note styles.
- A “Scapple” folder now appears in iCloud Drive.
- Holding down Shift and Command in Movement Mode now speeds up moving notes even more than just holding down Shift.
- New options added to align notes horizontally or vertically in background notes.
- Tiled background images should now appear the same when exporting and printing as in the UI.
- Quick Look previews now appear correctly on High Sierra.
- Numerous bug fixes.
- Bug fixes and minor refinements for Yosemite support.
- Fixed bug whereby colour palette popovers would contain a large, empty grey area on Yosemite.
- Fixed bug whereby changing the text colour of a note while editing it would not update the insertion point colour.
- When notes are faded, their shadows are now also faded.
- Fixed bug whereby arrows might not be drawn correctly when drawing fell across fractional pixels.
- Fixed bug whereby notes count label could disappear beneath the zoom slider during window resizing.
- Fixed bug whereby editing could suddenly end when editing a note at the edge of the view when the board was scaled.
- Hopefully fixed bug whereby notes that inherited the fill colour of a background shape would be filled with too dark a colour when the background shape was faded.
What is new in version 1.2: