TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – A few days ago, I released a desktop application titled Oh My Gradient 2. I was actually in the middle of developing something else. And I needed to create several dozen color gradient patterns. So I spent the next several days on Oh My Gradient 2. Well, that ‘something else’ is ready for release thanks to Oh My Gradient 2. I sometimes end up developing another application while developing ‘something else.’ A new software title that I submitted to Mac App Store just a few minutes ago is called Button Mania 2.
Button Mania 2 is an old project dating back to 2013. Formerly, it was called Buttons 1-2-3. Button Mania 2 (hereafter, Button Mania) lets you design beautiful web buttons in 1-2-3.
- It’s completely rewritten in Swift.
- The user can add an unlimited number of layers to the canvas.
- There are five different types of layers: rectangle, pencil, ribbon, text and shape.
- For a limited duration of time, it’s free to use without restrictions.
- Design a web button with 5 different types of layers.
- Add a rectangle layer to the canvas as the base of a button.
- Add a pencil layer to the canvas as the base of a button.
- Add a ribbon layer to the canvas as the base of a button.
- Add a text layer to set the title of a button.
- Add a shape layer to the canvas to show a bazier-based figure.
- Select a solid color or a color gradient to paint the surface of a layer.
- Choose one of more than 240 color gradient patterns to design a base layer.
- Use the Font panel and the Color panel to make styled text for a text layer.
- Choose one of more than 70 bezier curves to make a shape layer.
- Set up a shared folder so that you can save the canvas as an image to your disk with a click of a button without being prompted to name a file.
- The application supports the light mode and the dark mode.
- The fullScreen mode is supported.
- The application supports the retina screen.
- Languages: English only.
- Choose Show User’s Guide (Command + Shift + G) to read application’s user’s guide.
- 10.14, 10.15 (10.15.4), 11.0 (11.0.1)
- 64-bit system
- The supported export formats for saving the canvas as an image are BMP, GIF, HEIC, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF. Not all of these graphic formats support the high resolutions. If the user chooses BMP, GIF, HEIC or JPEG 2000, a resulting image will have resolutions of 72 dpi x 72 dpi whether they have a retina display or not.
Version 2.1.1 (Released on January 17th, 2022)
- A series of minor changes are made with the latest version of Xcode.
Version 2.1.0 (Released on January 3rd, 2021)
- The user can now align the rest of the layers vertically to the top, center, bottom of the selected layer in the list.
- User’s guide has been amended for No. 1.
There is no demo version available. The user is given a free one-week trial period with no restrictions.
There is no video tutorial at this time.
This application does not collect privacy data from its users. It does not share any type of data with a third party.
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Button Mania 2 is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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