SWiSH Max 4.0 Build 2011.06.20

4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 (27 votes)


Windows 2000/Vista/XP / Shareware; $99.95 / 15,356 downloads

SWiSH Max has everything you need to create stunning fully interactive Flash animations. You can create shapes, text, buttons, sprites, and motion paths. You can also include more than 230 ready-to-use animated effects including explode, vortex, 3D spin, and wave. You can create your own effects or make an interactive movie by adding actions to objects. A scripting language allows you to program sophisticated operations into your animations. You can preview your animation without launching a browser or external player, and live editing lets you make changes while the animation is playing. It creates all the files you need to upload to your Web server, or you can generate the HTML code to paste into an existing Web page.

  • Homepage

    SWiSH Max

  • Limitations

    Yes - 15 day timeout

  • Uninstaller


  • Latest Changes

    - New: Find and Replace - Advanced Replace All selection only

    - New: htmltemplate for full screen mode

    - New: Electric ARC and Electric Text components

    - New: Barcode component

    - New: XMLdata handler

    - New: Spectrum_L component

Reviews of SWiSH Max

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.0 Build 2008.08.12 (Aug 18, 2008)

    Thought I'd update my review!

    SWiSHMax v2 is absolutely amazing. I want people to understand that this is a fully featured development environment that is capable of producing anything that flash can. The only limitations are that .fla files are not supported and neither are flash components. If you are a developer comfortable at building things from the ground up, I feel that Swishmax2 is faster, more logically constructed, and easier to work with than Flash.

    Do note - ActionScript is fully supported in SWiSHMax1 and 2. You -can- use the same features that are found in flash.

    My only thumbs down is the price tag. One of the things that set Swish apart from Adobe is that it was dirt cheap. At $150 for the full version of v2 and $80 for the crippled version, it's a hefty price for the 'alternative' software. I would have thought that keeping the price under $100 would be more profitable and more easily attract users to the application.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Build 2008.03.28 (Apr 10, 2008)

    When I ever need to create a Flash animation, it's a no brainer: I use SWiSH Max, full stop. It's a simple, light, to the point package, which I find much easier to use than the Adobe product. Yet it offers all the power you might need, including scripting.
    A well done package altogether that I recommend.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Pre-Release Build 2005.08.15 (Aug 17, 2005)

    Changes with build: 20050812
    123686 10 Aug 2005 BUG: adding string and number produces wrong results
    123555 9 Aug 2005 BUG: toString on array of clips produces bad string
    122005 18 Jul 2005 BUG: function arg looses type when converted to guided mode
    122004 18 Jul 2005 BUG: guided mode does not accept 'var' in 'for'
    119166 2 Jun 2005 WISH: taskbar to show document name only

    Changes with build: 20050815
    121104 2 Jul 2005 BUG: desktop and taskbar icons missing

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Pre-Release Build 2005.08.15 (Aug 16, 2005)

    This program has earned its 5. There is still a learning curve degree to go with it, but it's still nothing like the curve that's on Macromedia's. Smaller, lighter, easier to learn, and seemingly just as powerful... Still quite a bit more advanced than its earlier days, but worth it. My 3, has been upped to a 5

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Pre-Release Build 2005.05.05 (May 10, 2005)

    I totally agreed with EdenAdore. I've used all of their applications and I find Swishmax is by far the best animations and text enhancement. It's versatile. It's excellent for web projects and/or presentations. Swishmax worth every penny. On v1.0 built I wish they would list any new features, bug fixed and/or improvements. Other then that it's running quite well so far.

  6. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Pre-Release Build 2005.05.05 (May 9, 2005)

    Flashlite would possibly infringe upon Adobe/Macromedia's trademark. Besides - SWiSH does not open .fla files -- it opens .swi files! Both generate .swf files! =)

    Anyway - I'm glad to see this project nearing v1.0. It's been a Godsend as I'm a PHP/MySQL developer and graphic designer who does not have the patience for Macromedia Flash. SWiSH was very intuitive and easy to use -- furthurmore, the $100 price tag is extremely appealing!!! =)

  7. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0 Pre-Release Build 2005.04.19 (Apr 26, 2005)

    Flash is more and most complicated to learn on your own. But Swishmax or swish comes and simplified the so-called professional multimedia design. Swishzone redesigns the interface of the multimedia world. They bring the gate down on it's knee so that the whole world will be able to see what's in the Multimedia world without the need of the professional or without the market being monopolised by certain group of people. If you use Swish and then swishmax, one will know the difference. It's a very good program and it deserves the accolade award.

    Thanks Swishzone for bringing the gate down.

  8. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Pre-Release Build 2004.06.18 (Jun 24, 2004)

    My three rating is not meant to be neutral. This program simply rates a 3 and no more. Why? Here goes. I've been using swish for a few years now. In the beginning, it was awesome for simple text animation and other small stuff. This was most helpful since the Flash program was pretty tough to learn on your own. Swish scaled it down and made it easier to move around in. But now they're evolving and adding lots more features for your animations. Is it swish anymore? Not really... it's more like Flash-lite. In fact they should just call it Flashlite, considering the price, and how much more complicated it's become to use.

    It's decent, and that's the only reason it gets a 3 and not a 1.

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