The Document Browser
OmniGraffle’s Document Browser makes it easy for you to manage where and how your files are stored. Beyond the Local Documents folder, which is home to files stored on your iOS device, you can choose to sync folders with OmniPresence, to iCloud Drive, or your own WebDAV server, if you’d like.
The Local Documents folder is where your OmniGraffle files (documents, stencils, and templates) are saved on your device.
The document preview displays the name of the file, as well as the date and time the file was created or last changed. Tap a document preview to open the file. To change the name of a document, tap the file name and then enter a new title.
To sort your files by Date or Title, or to view the available Documents, Stencils, Plug-Ins, or Templates swipe down when viewing the contents of a folder to access the Document Sorter:
The Locations Screen
The Locations screen is your home base for accessing OmniGraffle files on iOS.
Tap Local Documents to view the files stored locally on your iOS device.
Tap Add OmniPresence Account to add an OmniPresence Account for access to files synced to Omni Sync Server. With OmniPresence, you can choose to sync files to Omni Sync Server or to a WebDAV server of your choosing.
Optionally, if you enable the Use Cloud Storage Providers option in OmniGraffle’s Settings, you can access files on iCloud Drive.
If you delete an OmniGraffle file, that file gets moved to the Trash folder on the Locations screen. Tap to view the contents of the Trash folder; tap Empty Trash to empty all of the files out of the Trash folder. Optionally, you can tap Select to choose which files you want to permanently delete from the Trash folder, and then tap .
The App Menu
On the Locations screen, and when viewing the contents of a folder in the Document Browser, tap at the top of the screen to access the App Menu:
The App Menu has the following options:
Tap to which version of OmniGraffle is installed on your device, or to see our contact information.
Tap to return to the Reference Manual.
Tap to send us an email.
Tap to watch a quick video that introduces you to a few of the ways you can use OmniGraffle.
Tap to read through a quick tutorial, covering some basic things you can do in OmniGraffle.
Tap to see what’s new in the current release. The release notes are also available on Omni’s website.
Trial Mode is only available prior to purchasing the upgrade to OmniGraffle Standard or Pro. Tap to switch between Standard and Pro to see which version is right for you.
Tap to purchase the upgrade from Trial Mode to either OmniGraffle Standard or Pro. This is also where you can restore purchases, if you ever need to reinstall OmniGraffle on a device.
Set preferences for working in OmniGraffle. See Settings for more details about OmniGraffle’s settings.
When viewing the contents of a folder in the Document Browser, the toolbar along the top of the screen includes the following buttons:
At the center of the folder toolbar, you will see the name of the current folder (such as Local Documents), followed by a label that shows the type of OmniGraffle files currently being viewed (for example, Documents, Stencils, or Templates).
On the far left of the toolbar is the back button is followed by the name of the folder that contains the files being viewed. Tap to go backward in the folder hierarchy to return to the Locations screen, shown earlier.
Add New Button
Tap the Add New button to create a new OmniGraffle document. The type of document created is based on the document type chosen in the Document Sorter.
The Folder Toolbar’s App Menu
When viewing the contents of a folder, the App menu (discussed earlier) contains these additional items:
Restore Sample Documents, Bundled Stencils, or Bundled Templates
OmniGraffle comes pre-packaged with some sample documents, stencils, and templates. The type of file to be restored is based on the filetype selected in the Document Sorter. For example, if you are sorting a folder’s contents by stencils or templates, this menu item changes to Restore Bundled Stencils or Restore Bundled Templates, respectively.
Copy from WebDAV
Imports a copy of a file stored on a WebDAV server. A copy of the file you choose to import is placed in your current folder location.
Imports a copy of an OmniGraffle file stored on iCloud Drive. A copy of the file you choose to import is placed in your current folder location. This menu option is only available if you have enabled the Use Cloud Storage Providers options in Settings.
At the far right edge of a folder’s toolbar is the Select button. When tapped, Select makes it possible for you to tap to select documents within a folder. Once a document is selected, use the buttons on the left side of the toolbar to share or export the file, move it to another folder, duplicate the file, or move it to the Trash.
Sharing and Exporting
With a file selected, tap the Share button and then choose one of the following actions to perform on the file. When sharing an OmniGraffle file, you can choose the format to share or send as either an OmniGraffle file, PDF, PNG, or an OmniOutliner file.
Send via Mail
Attaches the selected file, in the format you have chosen, to an email message.
Export to WebDAV
Exports the selected file, in the format you have chosen, to a connected WebDAV server.
Exports the selected file, in the format you have chosen, to a location you choose on iCloud Drive. This menu option is only available if you have enabled the Use Cloud Storage Providers options in Settings.
Send to App
Sends a copy of the file, in the format you have chosen, to another app on your iOS device.
Copy as Image
Copies to the pasteboard the selected file as an image, which you can then paste onto the canvas of an OmniGraffle file, or into another app.
Send to Photos
Sends a JPEG image of the selected file’s contents to the Photos app on your device.
Prints the selected file to an AirPrint printer of your choosing. The document prints based on the orientation set in Size Uses Printer Pages, in the Canvas Size inspector.
Create Stencil from Document
Creates a stencil file from the selected document.
Create Template from Document
Creates a template file from the selected document.
If you have OmniGraffle Pro, you can also choose to share the selected file in Visio XML format.
Move the selected file to another folder.
Move the selected file to another folder, including OmniPresence folders, or to a folder on iCloud Drive. You can only move files to iCloud Drive if you have enabled the Use Cloud Storage Providers options in Settings.
Create and name a new folder that contains the selected file.
Creates a duplicate copy of the selected file, and places that duplicate within the same folder. OmniGraffle adds the number 2 to the filename to help you isolate the duplicated file so you can change the filename to something else.
Managing the Trash
Moves the selected file (or files) to the Trash. To view the contents of Trash, tap on the Locations screen.
To delete all files from Trash, tap Empty Trash, and then tap Delete Document.
Move File from Trash
You can move files out of the Trash by first tapping Select in the toolbar, and then tap to select files and move them, individually, from the Trash to another folder.
Delete Selected Document
Tap to delete only the selected file(s). This allows you to pick and choose which files to permanently delete, rather than choosing Empty Trash and deleting everything from the Trash folder.