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Introduction

Welcome to Shapego.


Overview

Shapego is a full-featured word cloud generator that gives you everything you need to create amazing word clouds for your presentations, marketing and communication materials. The app sports a streamlined user interface that was built to fine-tune the appearance, the shape and the position of the words that compose your word cloud.

Designed from the ground up for iOS, Shapego takes full advantage of its latest features and technologies so you can enjoy innovative, fast and powerful tools, intuitive user interface and state-of-the-art performance.

In order to run Shapego you will need an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, the device must be running iOS 11.0 or later.

When you start the app your first stop will be the Gallery View: this is the place where you organize your word clouds. From here you can either create a new word cloud, open an existing one or enter in Edit mode where you can select the different word clouds to delete or clone.

To create a new word cloud just tap the Plus icon.

To open an existing word cloud just tap the word cloud preview image and the word cloud will show up in the Word Cloud View.

In order to delete a word cloud just tap the Edit button then select the word clouds that you want to delete and tap the Trash icon. Be aware that once deleted your word cloud is permanently removed from your device and cannot be restored back.

The clone action can be very useful when you would like to try out some other variations on the look of your word cloud but you want have a backup copy of your current work in order not to lose the current version. In order to accomplish this, you first tap the Edit icon then select the word cloud that you want to clone and finally tap the Clone icon: Shapego will make an exact copy of the selected word cloud. Screenshot

Word Cloud View

Once you create a new word cloud or open an existing one you enter in the Word Cloud View which is the main view of the app where you will probably spend the most time in. Here you can either export the word cloud or make changes to its appearance.

To export a word cloud you tap the Export icon and a context menu will show you the different export options. Currently, Shapego can export your word cloud to a PNG image, PDF document or PSD (Photoshop) file.

In the upper navigation bar you will find 5 icons showing the Edit Text, Add Text, Add Toolbox Item, Export and Others actions. In the Toolbox you will find different actions that will let you add or import different graphics items into the current word cloud, while the Text icon will present you with a list of actions that you can use to insert and modify the text. The Settings action will let you change some nit-picky settings of app this while the Help action will let you access the user guide and other contact information.

In the bottom toolbar you will have access to different icons representing each graphics item that you can modify: Palettes, Shapes, Layouts, Text Sizes and Fonts. When you tap one of these icons the upper panel will show you the related graphics items.

In a word cloud, only the most important words are shown. By default, Shapego will extract the more frequent words and the more a word will be present in text, the bigger its size will be. For a given language, the app will filter out automatically all stop words like articles, prepositions and common words that only add noise to the look of your word cloud. You can also have Shapego dimension the words accordantly to their text order: please refer to the Settings section of this user guide to check this option out. Screenshot