Ilograph Fall Update
Here’s what’s new this Fall for Ilograph. I’d like to start by again thanking everyone for their amazing feedback and suggestions; your feedback helps me know exactly what features to prioritize. In fact, all of the improvements mentioned below were explicitly recommended by you! Here is what’s new and what’s next for Ilograph:
Ilograph is now fully integrated with GitHub! Use your existing GitHub repos to store and share your Ilograph diagrams. When using Ilograph with GitHub, your diagrams remain fully in your control. To use Ilograph with GitHub, click the “Sign in with GitHub” button (in black) on the sign-in dialog:
Ever found yourself copying an entire perspective, only to make a small change or addition? With new extended perspectives, this duplication can be eliminated. Simply use the new extends keyword to specify a previously-declared perspective and your new perspective will inherit all properties and relations of the extended perspective.
Printing and Print-to-PDF fixes
Ilograph now has improved support for printing and creating PDFs of diagrams using your browser’s native Print functionality. Printing works best with Firefox and Chrome; other browsers have not been tested.
When defining relations in perspectives, the to field is now no longer required. This allows you to define “bachelor” resources in perspectives; these are resources that appear in the perspective but are not joined to other resources. This can be used to add important context to your perspectives, like in this example showing the virtual machines running in a physical machine:
Other improvements and fixes
As always, Ilograph has seen numerous small improvements and bug fixes as I continue to iterate on the product.
While I continue to make improvements to the core functionality of Ilograph, my priority over the coming months will be making Ilograph better for teams. Currently planned team-focused improvements include:
– Sharing functionality, namely inviting others to view private diagrams
Q1 2020 (and beyond)
– Diagram version history
– Collaboration, specifically allowing multiple users to safely edit a diagram
– Branch support for GitHub
– Integration with other file hosting services such as OneDrive, Dropbox and others (suggestions welcome)
– Ilograph Desktop version
– Improved in-app documentation, per-resource notes, ring diagrams, sequence diagrams, arrow colors and more
Have something you’d like to see added that would help you and your team? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org or @ilographs on twitter.