We’ve used this program quite a bit over the past few weeks off and on when we had time for proper testing. Please see our previous articles for more information on this program, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to upload your personal Asterisk Dialplan diagrams to our awesome sister site Rate My Dialplan.com, where you can rate and share your Asterisk Dialplans.
Here’s a screenshot of the program, and links to our previous three articles.
- Visual Asterisk Dialplans with APSTel Visual Dialplan Professional – Part I
- Advanced Features of APSTel Visual Dialplan Professional – Part II
- Deploying Asterisk Dialplans with APSTel Visual Dialplan – Part III
Overall, we found the program loads fast on our computers, and we had no issues with the licensing or usage in both the trial, and paid versions of the program. The program was easy to use for both us, and we feel that novices to Asterisk Dialplan creation could also grasp by viewing the sample Asterisk Dialplans, and reading the extensive documentation. Visual Dialplan Professional could use a few features as we found out, but not much more.
- Easy To Use
- Great Samples
- A Few Screen Redraw Issues noticed
- No Save as Image Capability
- No Ability to view Overall Dialplan
- No “Site Manager”
- Missing Asterisk 1.6 Support
Overall: 4/5 Rating for APSTel Visual Dialplan Professional
As you can see, most of our issues are with features lacking, but who can blame APSTel, the core features are there, and all work wonderfully.
Even for users that are New to Asterisk will be able to understand this product and how it works. From creating simple home dial plans to extensive corporate call centers, APSTel Visual Dialplaner will help speed up the process for administrators.
The only drawback is no easy way to export the whole diagram to show upper management, I’ve been told this feature is forthcoming in the software, so I’m personally really looking forward to that. See our previous articles for more information on this program, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to upload your personal Asterisk Dialplan diagrams to our awesome sister site Rate My Dialplan.com, where you can rate and share your Asterisk Dialplans. Thanks for reading!
If you’d like to download APSTel Visual Dialplan Professional or Standard edition to give it a try yourself, please use these links.