TryShape - Give your Creativity a Shape

TryShape is an opensource platform to create shapes of your choice using a simple, easy-to-use interface. You can create banners, circles, polygonal shapes, export them as SVG, PNG, and even as CSS.

🚀 Demo

Here is a quick demo of the app. We hope you enjoy it.

The Demo Link

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💻 Use TryShape

Please access TryShape using the URL:

🔥 Features

TryShape comes with a bundle of features already. You can do the followings with it,

🔢 Listing Shapes

  • List out shapes for you to pick and use.

🏗️ Create Shapes

  • Create any shapes using an intuitive editor.
  • Create Polygonal, Circular, Elliptical shapes without knowing the underlying complexities like CSS clip-path.
  • Add/Remove vertices, join them, drag-drop to position them to create a shape.
  • Provide your choice of colors, add the contextual information as notes while creating the shapes.
  • Are you an expert in CSS clip-path? Great, you can add a clip-path value directly and start from there.

📢 Controlling the Visibility of Shapes

  • You can create a shape and share it with the TryShape community by making it public.
  • Do you want to keep your creativity private? No worries, that's possible too.

💘 Like Shapes

  • Liked a shape and want to add it to your shape collection? You can do that just with a click. Want to undo? That's supported as well.

✨ Export Shapes

  • Export the shapes to use in your application.
  • Export the shapes as PNG, JPEG, and SVG files.
  • Single-Click Copy of the underlying CSS and clip-path property to use directly into your web app.

🔍 Search Shapes

  • Search a shape with key-in search.

🎿 Sort Shapes

  • Sort shapes by, most liked, recent, and oldest.

🔑 Authentication & Authorization

  • Features like export, like, create, edit shapes need you to authenticate with the app. You can use your Gmail or GitHub credentials to authenticate to the app. It is secured and powered by Google Firebase.

📱 Responsive and mobile-friendly

  • Use TryShape seamlessly from any device.

🏗️ How to Set up TryShape for Development?

You can run TryShape locally with a few easy steps.

  1. Clone the repository

git clone

  1. Change the working directory

cd tryshape

  1. Install dependencies

npm install # or, yarn install

  1. Create .env file in root and add your variables


  1. Run the app

npm run dev # or, yarn dev

That's All!!! Now open localhost:3000 to see the app.

🍔 Built With

🛡️ License

This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details.

🦄 Upcoming Features

TryShape has all the potentials to grow further. Here are some of the upcoming features planned(not in any order),

  • ✔️ Add the ability to create shape using SVG elements to support Curvy Node adjustments.
  • ✔️ Manage your shape collection
  • ✔️ Show Trending shapes
  • ✔️ Import shapes
  • ✔️ Following a contributor.
  • ✔️ PWA(Progressive Web App)
  • ✔️ Accessibility improvements
  • ✔️ Flexible Datastore
  • ✔️ Better Performance
  • ✔️ Tagging a shape
  • ✔️ Cloning a shape
  • ✔️ Provide comment on a shape.
  • ✔️ More authetication mechanisms like twitter, facebook, etc.

If you find something is missing, TryShape is listening. Please create a feature request from here.

🏃‍♀️ Deploy

🤝 Contributing to TryShape

Any kind of positive contribution is welcome! Please help us to grow by contributing to the project.

If you wish to contribute, you can work on any features listed here or create one on your own. After adding your code, please send us a Pull Request.

Please read CONTRIBUTING for details on our CODE OF CONDUCT, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.

🙏 Support

We all need support and motivation. TryShape is not an exception. Please give this project a ⭐️ to encourage and show that you liked it. Don't forget to leave a star ⭐️ before you move away.

If you found the app helpful, consider supporting us with a coffee.

29 Jun 2021

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