SWiSHmax

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 226 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    6,957,195
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 04, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $100.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    51.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    261
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 152 votes

    • 5 star 109
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 22
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 226 votes

    • 5 star 143
    • 4 star 36
    • 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

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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General
Publisher SWiSHzone.com
Publisher web site http://www.swishzone.com/
Release Date September 04, 2003
Date Added September 04, 2003
Version 1
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Flash Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 51.98MB
File Name SetupSwishmax4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,957,195
Downloads Last Week 261
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $100

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