Idea Sketch for Windows 8 is a modern and accessible program designed to offer a simple and quick method to create organizational charts to easily structure your ideas, staff, or tasks.
As the app is installed through the Store, it doesn't take up much space and doesn't generate entries in the registry. The interface is stylish and well-organized with all the quick options located at the bottom of the window. In order to access the program and its features, a Microsoft account is necessary.
To add a new item, all you have to do is press the Add button, and enter the required text. If you are not happy with the result, the undo arrow helps go back to the previous design. The provided customization functions are few and limited. From the bottom of the panel, you can change the background color of the forms, from several ones, along with its size, shape, and text.
Plus, it's possible to insert pictures as foreground in JPG and PNG formats. The output can be saved as PDF, Visio, image, text or Ideament types. Sadly, the connection between the items is poorly optimized, as you aren't able to move the link lines, resize the form manually, or pick the connection style.
The forms may be moved to any location within the panel, while the outline option, lets you re-arrange the records the way you see fit. In the main menu, you can view all the recent schemes, and make new categories to properly sort your designs, based on their content.
Taking everything into consideration, Idea Sketch is a useful and approachable application that comes in handy for those less experienced in creating and managing ideas, thoughts or assignments using diagrams.