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November 02, 2010
Free to try (15-day trial); $149.95 to buy
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Penny-pinching Flash designers rejoice! This full-fledged Flash studio has a plethora of features, a straightforward work flow, and a knockout price. SWiSHmax's wealth of easy-to-use features let you design stunning animations in no time. The program also features its own scripting language, SWiSHscript, which you can use to create Web menus. You also can design Web forms. We found the interface clear and handy. The time line makes it easy to overlay and edit multiple layers of text, sprites, and images. The program can export SWF animations into AVI and Flash Projector formats. Our one major complaint is that the 15-day trial isn't enough time to evaluate such a complex tool. Powerful and quite easy to master, SWiSHmax is indispensable for folks who design banners and menus for Web sites. If you're looking for a low-cost alternative to Macromedia's $700 Flash Professional, you've come to the right place.

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    out of 226 votes

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    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 30
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  • 1 stars

    "miserable Service"

    December 01, 2013   |   By pebucebr

    Version: SWiSH Max 4.0


    No positiv


    Support, Help total miserabel


    never this Program

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  • 1 stars

    "Buggy program corrupts files and bad customer service"

    July 18, 2012   |   By SCPath

    Version: SWiSH Max 4.0


    The only pro to this program is its vast number of presets. If you want sparkly text and you want it fast, then this program can do it.


    It is not worth the price tag. Presets are limited, many of them are ugly. The tutorials and online support do little to help you understand anything about flash or this program. Please also be especially aware that this program crashes CONSTANTLY. It also randomly corrupts work files so all of your work is literally destroyed and you have to start from scratch. Customer service does little more than shrug their shoulders and tell you tough luck after you've waited a week for them to respond.
    SwishMax 4.0 seems to be the least stable version.


    This program may seem cheap, but it is too much of a headache. Spend your money on something that is stable with good customer service and numerous tutorials that will help you with basic flash essentials. I have tried to stay loyal to Swish-Max for years now, but their shoddy programming has destroyed too many projects of mine. If you do download, be sure to make multiple backups of your work files.

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