iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
If you’re like us, you spend a whole lot of your time trying to come up with new ways to visualize information, typically for a boardroom setting. However, this can become very, very complicated very quickly if you’re dealing with large data, lots of subsets, or just plain complicated information. Thankfully, you can now use EasyCharts, from Anton Bornyakov, to help you out. The application lets you use its clever graphing wizard to craftily create new ways to visualize your important numbers. If that sounds like a sweat-saving utility, then scroll on down below the break to view our whole review.
Concept and Functionality
As stated, the idea behind EasyCharts is . . . well, pretty easy. Simply boot it up, and immediately you’ll find yourself presented with a handy checklist of sorts. The interface begins with a wheel asking for a type of information set. Or, to put it another way, a bit of clarification on what it is you’re after. This could be a comparison, a relationship graph, a distribution, or even a composition. Just plug the one you want, and you’re off and rolling.
From here, depending on the initial selection, you’ll be asked a few more basic points about your data. Check those that apply, and once you’ve reached the end of the questions, you get your answer: EasyCharts immediately presents you with the most applicable graph or chart for your scenario. Honestly, we were impressed with the number of options available here. In fact, we hand’t heard of quite a few of the responses, though they were indeed quite pertinent. All in all, it’s a useful utility, but with no way to add information of your own to those graphics, there’s very little use beyond this. Sadly, it’s quite a chink in the app’s armor, especially making an impact on the option to share to social media, email and the photo gallery.
Graphics and Interface
Despite this, the app does still look pretty good. It’s got a unique, almost web-app style to it that compliments the wizard setup utility. The graphs are also very well designed, making it incredibly easy to figure out where to proceed next with your presentation or pitch. Still, we’d very much like to see this gorgeousness extended to an actual graph editor. As-is, the app’s minimalist appeal does create quite a boon for its usability.
And at the end of the day, EasyCharts is still quite a value, resting in that one dollar sweet zone we’re also harping on about. If you’re in need of this kind of utility, then the price is very fair. However, if you’re looking for a genuine graph editing wonder app, EasyCharts is not quite there yet. Though, with future updates and expansion of its functionality, EasyCharts could quite easily become that production tool.
EasyCharts requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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