93 reviews for this add-on
  • marci firefox
  • thenk you
  • good
  • Debian-9 Firefox blocks installation of pencil. What do I do to get around this, other than changing Firefox config file to accept unsigned apps?
  • I think this project is a cool project, I don't know if this could be extended in order to support building applications, to be a tool that could be used by software architects to build documentation and also code(supporting most used programming languages).
  • For those of you looking for my fork, I've uploaded the XPI to AMO:
  • Thanks for providing a Firefox version. If you want the latest one, go to https://github.com/prikhi/pencil/releases since this official repos host an old version. To launch Pencil in Firefox, you need to use Alt=>Tools, since it's not in the 'burger' menu yet.
  • This is a pretty cool project. I was able to install latest version from the project website, but there's no icon to start it with. This has to do with Firefox's recent UI changes.

    In order to start Pencil, you need to
    - get the classic menu to show (use Firefox's built-in help to find out the keyboard shortcut)
    - start Pencil through the Tools menu.
  • How come the download is not updated on the site here?

    I just downloaded verison 2.0.5 from: http://pencil.evolus.vn/Downloads.html

    Here on AMO it's just showing v1.0.6. :( Please update on AMO this is super fantastic add-on.

    And its working fantastic!!

    I do lots of flowcharting. I use stuff online, but this is by far the best and easiest and quickest. I haven't tried Microsfot Visio as it's too expnsive but I wonder if this competes.

    One issue I had was: I made a rectangle and pasted abunch of text. I want to auto resize to fit the text, is this possible? Like double clicking bottom of rectangle will expand it downards OR double clicking top will expand it upwards till text fits, OR double clicking right edge of rect will extend rightwards? This would be so spectacular.
  • The version posted on addons.mozilla.org is not compatible with newer versions of Firefox, but the one on Google Code is. Please find the current version at:

    I've been using it for about a week on Firefox 24.0 on Linux and it's much better than any other UI prototyping apps I've tried using.
  • Incompatible with FF 20.xHasn't been compatible since before 14.x. Why is this even listed anywhere?
  • I just tried it for a couple of minutes. Don't take my rating seriously. I just want to tell those who want to try this extension that actually, you can download the latest version at its official sites, which does can be run in the latest Firefox (tested for 22.0). However, I've also notice that it'll cause some problem, like forcibly enable localization on other extensions, e.g. Multiple Tab Handler. Enjoy it! =]P.S. You can download it from here, http://pencil.evolus.vn/Downloads.html
  • Incompatible with FF 21.0, thus unable to try.
  • The extension changes the language for all other Firefox extensions to one it guesses from the default system locale. The website lists no way of contacting developers. The wiki page on the website is blank.
  • It's fairly easy to get this working with FF13.

    - Go to http://code.google.com/p/evoluspencil/downloads/list and download Pencil-1.3-4-fx.xpi
    - It's a zip file, so rename it with a .zip extension and unzip it
    - Edit the file application.ini and change the value of MaxVersion to something like 13.* (or a higher number to avoid it being deactivated by an update)
    - Save the file, and zip up all the files. Then rename the .zip to .xpi
    - Drag and drop the .xpi file onto FF. It'll install as normal, then when you restart Pencil will be installed.

    It appears to work OK as far as I can see, but of course YMMV.
  • Not available for Firefox 13.0.1
  • Легкое дополнение, в котором можно быстро набросать схему или диаграмму, черновик интерфейса или концепцию приложения, чтобы сохранить как картинку PNG и отправить коллегам.

    Функции из «больших» дорогих приложений — в соседнем окне любимого браузера. Бесплатно. Здорово же!

    Хотелось бы больше коллекций готовых элементов, но их, наверное, можно и самому подготовить, если пожелать разобраться.
  • works with firefox12, i updated firefox on ubuntu12.04 and its working
  • Love the concept. Please update for Firefox 12. Thanks!
  • Great little mock-up and wire-framing tool! The "libraries" of elements you can add to a drawing are especially helpful.

    Using Firefox 11 on Win7. It said Pencil wasn't compatible and wouldn't even list it on the regular Addon search. I installed it from the development site on Google Code that it works fine (http://code.google.com/p/evoluspencil/downloads/list).
  • This project is in active development over on Google Code, and is at version 1.3.4 now:


    Haven't tested that version yet, and not sure why this addon page is not being kept up to date, but the project isn't abandoned.
  • Can you add Firefox 8 support.
  • Just wasted hours using this tool, before discovering that the newest versions can't export anything without fatal errors. Looked up the issues list on googlecode and found out that this app is not actively developed and critical bugs are not being addressed.

    Great potential, but unusable in the current state without any functional export.
  • Your addon is so awesome. Please continue develop this addon for FF7. Thank you
  • For all those (Linux / Ubuntu) users desperately waiting for an updated version, I recommend installing the stand-alone version from the project site.
    You can even install the i386-deb package via
    dpkg -i --force-architecture

    For me, so far, it works nicely.