Think with your fingers: your quick doodle turns flows into flowcharts, concepts into concept maps. The pocket whiteboard for your brainstorms, mind maps and diagrams — instantly visualize all of it!

“This is the best simple visual thinking, simple diagramming or back-of-the-napkin thinking app available for the iPhone and iPad. And, unlike the napkin you draw on at lunch, diagrams from the program can look good enough to use in books and professional journals without further enhancements.” — George Huba, hubaisms.


Just sketch some rough shapes, type in some text, then link them together. Instaviz neatens the shapes and arranges them elegantly as you work — out pops a beautiful, tidy diagram. No fussing about with precise appearance or absolute placement, or getting stuck in popups, gadgets, modes or menus.

“Instaviz’s impressive strength is the way that it intelligently rearranges your flowchart for an optimal layout on the fly. Watching boxes and lines reorganize when you’ve got your flowchart into a jumble, by not planning ahead sufficiently, is quite cathartic.” — 4.5/5 Stephen Northcott, Touch Reviews.


Next, refine your ideas with font, color, shape and style. Focus in on one of the 25 different settings. Then pick from 300+ fonts, 280 label sizes, 36 colors, 18 alternate shapes, 18 arrow heads, 10 graph styles, 8 border/line styles and 3 label positions. We carefully marshalled this army of options so that your every order is carried out quickly and exactly.

“Here’s what I like about it, I don’t have to worry about picking tools to draw the various shapes — I have a tool right here: it’s my finger!” — 5/5 Terry White, Adobe Worldwide Creative Suite Design Evangelist, BestAppSite.


It’s now time to share your work with others. Let Instaviz pick the best format, or choose one from Instaviz, Graphviz DOT, Visio VDX, PDF, SVG or PNG. Then show it to the world through email, message, print, AirDrop, DropBox, Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, WhatsApp or any available share extensions on iOS 8.

“We love Instaviz. Imagine a white board, and then imagine all that creative power, in your pocket. You don’t need to bring anything with you. Simply you, your ideas, your thought-process, and your finger.” — 4/5 Aaron Hirst, 148Apps.

What’s New

Version 2.1.5

• Fix bugs
• Support iOS 10

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Seattle Rex ,

Good Application - One Moderate Flaw

Creating a graph with the iPad Pro with iPad keyboard (a rather common task I would imagine), I could not for the life of me figure out how to name my graph.

After 15 minutes, finally went to their website where I learned that you can only name the graph in portrait mode.


Yes, portrait mode.

I kid you not. I had to flip the pad on its side and peck out the title, then flip it back into the keyboard to title it.


No idea. Couldn't even hazard a guess.

It is, without a doubt, the most un-intuitive application design choice I have ever in my life seen, with no close second. I mean, it's literally IMPOSSIBLE to title your document in landscape mode. It can't be done. There is no way to do it. It's borderline hilarious. It's also a good way to prank a friend. "Hey, throw a title on your graph real quick and let me see it.", then watch them go insane.

The rest of the app is good, though.

almostbrucelee ,

So happy it’s back

For my first iPad, Instaviz was the most important app I used. I could get thoughts out so quickly and the auto-arrangement meant it looked clean and clear. I would spend an hour with any topic and run dry on thoughts that I wanted to capture, then could provide the output to colleagues as a useful reference for productive conversation, and better designers than I could render the outlined thought into more appealing formats.

I gave up hoping that Instaviz was going to be available to me again some years ago but I finally got a new iPad and tada! That it is!

I have never understood why mind mapping top lists don’t include this product, so many tools have features but it is hard to get your thoughts out. Instaviz/Graphviz actually helps form the thoughts. Once you know the shape of the thoughts, you can worry about layout, and if it isn’t for public consumption I wager that the clean basic approach Instaviz gives us is a better use if time than trying to make something that looks sharper.

MatthewisMathis ,

Fast Flowcharts

Are use the software when I need to send a diagram to my installers that they know how to hook up systems. I’ve tried other software’s, but it always takes a while to make them easy to understand and arrange them. The automatic system of arranging the flow chart saves a ton of time and I can knock out something that is legible for my guys in less than five minutes. Do I wish I could do more? Sometimes, yes, but this does what it does very well and it is a useful tool. Maybe in the future they can add a few more features that I mightWant, but this is good for now and there’s no other tool that can replace it.


Pixelglow Software
4.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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