SWiSHmax

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 226 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1
File Size:
51.98MB
Date Added:
September 04, 2003
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $100.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
6,957,195
Downloads Last Week:
261
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Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 226 votes

    • 5 star: 143
    • 4 star: 36
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 30
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 152 votes

    • 5 star: 109
    • 4 star: 17
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 22
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  • 1 stars

    "miserable Service"

    December 01, 2013   |   By pebucebr

    Version: SWiSH Max 4.0

    Pros

    No positiv

    Cons

    Support, Help total miserabel

    Summary

    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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    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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  • 4 stars

    "As advertised"

    March 31, 2009   |   By leb7189

    Version: SWiSH Max 2

    Pros

    Good examples and tutorials. Simple but powerful. Availability of templates online. Price.

    Cons

    Crashed a few times. 14 days was insufficient for trial.

    Summary

    I have not used Adobes product, the price is simply prohibitive.Perhaps that is the Cadillac, however I was able to produce headers and forms from scratch that looked professional and worked as I desired.

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  • 1 stars

    "Better off with the real Flash Pro from Adobe."

    January 27, 2009   |   By flashpro1

    Version: SWiSH Max 2

    Pros

    Nothing that stands out

    Cons

    Much easier to use the real Flash Pro. This program is too cumbersome. Support is lacking. Google has problems indexing site.

    Summary

    Spend your money on Flash Pro from Adobe. Do not buy Swish.

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  • 5 stars

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    January 15, 2009   |   By jessicamoretti

    Version: SWiSH 1.52

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Summary

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  • 2 stars

    "not user friendly"

    December 18, 2008   |   By daddidaduda

    Version: SWiSH Max 2

    Pros

    cheap and "supposed to be easy"

    Cons

    no video tutorials wirth a crap for beginners. they just expect you to have "some" basic knowledge of swishmax

    Summary

    I learned Photoshop and Dreamweaver from the total beginners' to pro level within a few months - on my own, but

    -this stupid software is driving me crazy;)... No real good video tutorials that would explain everything STEP-BY-STEP. They have the most boring tutorials for older version of swishmax and since they changed the software around and are using new terms to discribe its components - you have to sit there and guess what they are trying to say.... what could be leant in minutes takes hours... I think I could learn Flash by now - seriously! well at least Flash has plenty of knowledge base and templates online.

    And the templates swishmax sells - are simply ugly...

    *******oh,, and you CAN NOT use flash created templates.******** I just wanted to have a nice slide-show and there are plenty of beautiful templates that I could use without learning much now if they let users import them into Swish - but they don't. You must learn everything the hard way and only use their ugly templates...

    So if you are a beginner and think you'll buy it and will be able to build a beautiful slide-show etc within a few weeks - You are dreaming. Be ready to learn and guess for a LONG time...

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  • 4 stars

    "good product"

    October 28, 2008   |   By leehangoo

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I want to make a game

    Cons

    I don't like nothing

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  • 5 stars

    "Does Everything"

    August 28, 2008   |   By kakio808

    Version: SWiSH Max 2

    Pros

    Works with Adobe Director lingo commands because the output is pure flash...Very easy to use. I used this for 4 years and have done many websites. If you get stuck, google your problem and you will probably find your answer...

    Cons

    not really...

    Summary

    it's cheap and gets the job done...

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  • 4 stars

    "excellent flash authoring package"

    August 06, 2008   |   By mike_is_here

    Version: SWiSH Max 2

    Pros

    a real alternative to adobe's flash. recommended

    Cons

    it can be a little buggy

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  • 1 stars

    "Just get Flash."

    August 01, 2008   |   By J.o.n.

    Version: SWiSH Max 2

    Pros

    This is ok, but not very good. If you are going to make animation, use flash. It does cost a lot more, but it is way better than this. Yes flash may be harder, but it is better.

    Cons

    Didn't like it.

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