Beta2 is a complete re-imagining of EchoStudio for Echo3. The Form and StyleSheet editors have been redesigned, and now provide support for undo/redo along with faster and easier property editing. The product has been moved from a downloadable plugin to a proper Eclipse update site, such that users can easily upgrade to later releases.
A new default theme has been added to the application templates, reminiscent of the Echo3 demo application. The public domain Tango icons are additionally included. Together they can be used to create great looking applications with little effort.
All property editors have been overhauled for both efficiency and ease of use. Experienced users can (optionally) enter properties as text strings directly into property tables. For example, one could simply type "2px red" directly into a border field. Most property editing dialogs have been redesigned as well. A new menu editor allows for visually creating Extras
Visit http://www.nextapp.com/products/echostudio/trial to download the free trial version.
If you were using EchoStudio beta1, please be sure to uninstall it before installing beta2. (This will not be necessary in future releases).