# Features

# Available features

✔️ The following features are available in CloudSkew right now (see release notes (opens new window)):

  • Icons for Azure, AWS, GCP, Kubernetes/CNCF, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud (OCI) and more are included in the app.
  • Create a new diagram from a template (or simply create a new empty diagram).
  • Draw arbitrarily large (multi-page) diagrams on an infinite canvas.
  • Print a diagram and/or export it to .bmp, .png, .jpg or .json formats.
  • Save a diagram as a reusable template.
  • Document and annotate your diagrams using the built-in document editor.
  • Quick access to resource documentation (developer docs, pricing details and SLAs).
  • Share your diagrams with others by generating links (viewers don't have to login).
  • Lock an entire diagram or just individual symbols (locking make things read-only, preventing them from being edited or deleted).
  • Adjust visual properties of any symbol via the visual properties window.
  • Diagrams are auto-saved.
  • Group multiple symbols together.
  • Load icons/symbols from symbol palette onto diagram by simply single-clicking on it.
  • Search for an icon by typing in the icon name (or a synonym or category) in the symbol search box.
  • Undo & redo actions.
  • Access frequent commands via context menu (cut, copy, paste, delete etc).
  • Adjust z-index of any symbol on the diagram (via context menu).
  • Zoom in & out of a diagram.
  • Import custom images into a diagram (.png, .jpg formats only, file size must be < 512 KB).
  • Any selected symbol's information is displayed via tooltip on hover.
  • Attach text labels to any symbol. Labels can be re-positioned, re-sized, rotated and styled (via properties window).
  • Optionally enable/disable entire icon families (via preferences/settings bar).

# Planned features

📆 In the near team, the following features are on the roadmap (see planned milestones (opens new window)):

  • View & adjust z-index of diagram symbols via a separate control.
  • Save checkpoints/snapshots (along with ability to restore-from/rollback-to a previous checkpoint).
  • Drag & drop symbols from the icon palette onto the canvas (link (opens new window)).
  • Export diagrams as SVG files (link (opens new window)).
  • A team/enterprise version of this app with the following feature set:
    • Customer managed storage (Organizations will be able to store the diagrams in a location of their choosing: local disk, github, dropbox, google-drive etc).
    • Encryption at rest with customer managed keys.
    • Login with company credentials (and multi-factor authentication).
    • Collaborative editing with RBAC controls.
  • More icons, shapes and diagram templates. You can always request specific ones here (opens new window). You can view existing open requests here (opens new window).

The relative priorities of these planned features will depend on the volume of user requests received. If you have a feature request that's not listed up here, you can file a new one here (opens new window).