Dru the Future.

Hello everyone,

We are writing today to give you and update on Dru. First, we would like to thank every one who has supported Dru over the last two three years on the Mac App Store by purchasing a copy or by spreading the word about good experiences using Dru and by reporting bugs.

Dru as a digital publishing application has 3 main areas that we focus on such as Vector Graphics, Page layout and Forms Design.

In Dru 1.4 we provided Vector graphics features such as “Multi-Point Gradient”, “Clipping Shape”. In the Forms Designer area added Forms Designer features such as Form Field Formats which allowed fillable pdf forms to be enhanced with date, time or number fields. Dru also become a better Mac OS client with Enhanced Cocoa and Sandbox support.

In Dru 1.4.3, 1.4.5, 1.4.6, 1.4.7, 1.4.8 and 1.4.9 fixed issues with placed image, allowed “Default” page types to be set, enhanced SVG file importing, added a new Vector tool called Divide, fixed issues related to exporting PDF’s with Advanced PDF settings.

In Dru 1.2 we provided updated Vector graphics features such as “Text to Outline Shape”, “Styles”, “Smart Shapes”, the “Convert To” Tool along with Shape Tools such as “Union”, “Intersect”, “Cut Out” and “Outline”. Another update was to the Page layout features in Dru 1.2; and this was the Master Pages tool.

In Dru 1.2.1 we brought the “Default styles” to Text boxes. In Dru 1.2.1 Forms Designer was enhanced with Form field Defaults.

Dru 1.2.2 brought with it the “Advance Forms” option that allowed text fields to include multiline and alignment options. Dru 1.2, 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 we brought countless bug fixes and enhancements.

The Future

We want to take the next step with Dru; An evolution. We ask our selfs the question “Where do we go from here?” or “What’s next!”.

  • Well the Forms Design area of Dru will be a good place to start the next round of enhancements. Dru is one of the most advanced Forms Design applications available today in the Mac App Store. The next version of Dru will raise this bar higher for a Forms design application.
  • Another area to Focus on will be the Vector Graphics engine in Dru. We plan to enhanced the process of doing vector graphics in Dru.

This is just some of the bug fixes and enhancements we plan for the next version of Dru which is currently in development. If you have and idea where Dru should go in the Future, feel free to contact us.

Stay tuned.

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Disclaimer: Specifications may change without notice.

 

Updated Oct 2014.

Original May 2013.

Dru 1.4.8 Released

The Sixth minor update to Dru 1.4. This version of Dru include several miscellaneous fixes.

Update

  • Fixed and issue related to exported images not including file extensions (.tiff,.png,.jpg).
  • Enhanced support for exported PDF files that contain form Text fields with defaults values being viewable in 3rd party PDF reading Applications outside of Preview.

Pick up Dru 1.4.8 from the Mac App Store.

Dru 1.4.7 Released

The Fifth minor up date to Dru 1.4. This version of Dru include several miscellaneous fixes. This version of Dru has a new minimal OS requirement of 10.7.3. Mac OS X 10.6.8 is no longer supported from this point forward Also exporting Data, Time and other advanced form fields features should be more reliable.

Update

  • Fixed issue related to exporting a PDF.
  • Minimum OS X version is now 10.7.3 (If you are still using OS X 10.6.8 please use Dru version 1.4.6
  • Miscellaneous fixes.

Pick up Dru 1.4.7 from the Mac App Store.

Also A demo for version Dru 1.4.7 will not be issued because the changes only affect the version of Dru available from the Mac App Store and not the Demo from this Alecmedia.com.

Dru Demo for version 1.4.6

Today, we have released a Demo of Dru. Version 1.4.6. As before, Printing, HTML Export, and PDF exporting has been disabled.

The Dru Demo can be downloaded from the Dru product page.

(After clicking on the product page below please navigate to the “download” button at the bottom of the page below)

For Support go to the following:

Enjoy!

Dru 1.4.6 Released

 

The Fourth minor up date to Dru 1.4. This version of Dru will be more compatible with more types of SVG files. Also exporting Data, Time and other advanced form fields features should be more reliable.

Update

  • More Enhanced SVG file Importing.
  • Fixed issues related to exporting a PDF with Advanced PDF settings enabled.
  • Miscellaneous fixes.

Pick up Dru 1.4.6 from the Mac App Store.

 

 

Dru 1.4.5 Released

The third minor up date to Dru 1.4. This version of Dru will be more compatible with more types of SVG files.

Update

  • Enhanced SVG file Importing.
  • Fixed issue related to the Exclude Vector tool.
  • Enhanced Vector Tools now include a Divide tool.

The following is a SVG file imported in to both Dru 1.4.3 and Dru 1.4.5. See the difference with the enhanced SVG importing available in Dru 1.4.5.

test Case 1.4.3 vs 1.4.5 SVG import test Case 1.4.3 vs 1.4.5 SVG import test Case 1.4.3 vs 1.4

The Vector Tools has been enhanced with the addition of the Divide tool.

test Case Enhanced Vector Tools Divide

Pick it up from the Mac App Store.

Dru 1.4.3 Released

The second minor up date to Dru 1.4. This version of Dru will better smooth out the transition from Dru 1.2.2 to Dru 1.4.3 sandboxed version for users using 10.7.3 or greater.

Update

  • The New Document Window now allows the setting of a Default page type.
  • Now support Drag & Dropping of images in to openned documents.
  • Fixed issue related to saving placed images.
  • Fixed issue related to saving a PDF file opened from the file menu.