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Thank you for the feedback Per. Yes, the interface is mostly changed cosmetically, not with a lot of new features. But, the entire website was ported to a completely different technology stack, so it was very new under the hood.
Regarding the save and load button, I am not sure why they are not enabled and working correctly if you are logged in with a valid Google account. I need to make sure that it works even if you did not activate your Google+ account. I’ll test it out and fix it if there is a problem there. Please let me know if there is an error message, or any way to reproduce it.
The Save and Load buttons should work by storing your diagram (and settings) on the remote server, so you can load it from another computer. The Refresh button, on the other hand, always stores your diagram in the “local storage” on the one computer you are using at that moment. The next time you go to the website it automatically loads the diagram from the browsers local storage. So this is fine if you are always using the same computer and browser. But, you can use the Save and Load buttons to retrieve your diagram from a different computer or browser.
Thanks again for the feedback!
There are a number of other PlantUML tools that are make to work offline, so you may want to check those out. There are Desktop versions many of which I have used and they work well. Take a look at this website … http://plantuml.com/running. Look under the header “Other” for “PlantUML Editor”. These all use the same common PlantUML language.
However, I think you could probably use PlanText.com as a standalone (at least the main features) if you install a local PlantUML server and then change the server that PlantText points to under the Settings button. This is a bit complicated if you are not technical. But, I will try this out and let you know how it works. The instructions for setting up the local PlantUML server are here … http://plantuml.com/server … if you want to try it now.
I’ll post something on this thread once I have time to test it out. Cheers.
I have fixed the issue with the broken link and will have a new version of the software out this weekend some time. So, don’t bother fixing any old links you may have, as they will just start to work again soon. Cheers.
Thank you Francis. This is great feedback. I completely missed the HTML links. I will fix that very soon. Also, I will add the site to AlternativeTo.net. Funny thing is I use that site periodically but did not think to add it there before now. And yes, we will continue trying to add functionality to convert from code to plantuml and vice versa. Thanks again!
Thank you for the feedback Michiel. I will take a look at that. I tried to get all the links covered but may need to fix that. Thanks again!
Sorry about that. We went over the daily quota on Google App Engine usage. We are back up and running!
I will be looking into why the site is down tonight. Sorry that the editor is not usable right now.
Is it possible to have more than one save? It would be good if one could save at least ten text files on the server directly. Also how long before the old diagrams that ware saved are removed? I noticed that old links are not removed when resaving. The tool is great. One needs to draw these simple diagrams fast as they are changing all the time and this is the way to do it.
Never mind that, when I did log out it was still there, but still, it could confuse people if their diagrams just disappear like that
When I said log in, my whole diagram disappeared 🙁 it would be nice if this was fixed
Very interesting, but should be very careful not to lose all the work by pressing wrong key. Don’t know what “stored local storage” means. There is no means to get it back.
Fantastic tool! Thanks so much for creating it and letting us have it for free! *) Saving multiple files in e.g. google drive would be nice. *) some control over the SVG format so that i can later parse it and add e.g. mouse event to elements. thanks
Is there a keyboard shortcut for refresh?
Regarding Google Drive you are correct. I have not added any functionality to read/write to Google Drive. I am not sure this is the best direction for PlantText. The “Save” button does in fact save the content of the editor and your other preference settings to the Google datastore…not google docs.
As far as I can tell, I can’t save my document onto Google Drive (only import/export work from the local computer). The “save” button seems to save to my Google account, but I don’t have a clue where. Save seems to only hold one file (there’s no dialog to ask me the name, so I can’t save more than one file).