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Diagramly – A Handy Tool For Creating Quick Flowcharts

Diagramly – A Handy Tool For Creating Quick Flowcharts
The best thing about Diagramly is how accessible it is. You just click a URL, and you’re in. There’s no download, no account registration, and you don’t even need Flash to use it. It really couldn’t be simpler to get started. The worst thing about Diagramly (I’ll just get this out of the way right now) is the utter lack of documentation. For example, check out this diagram I made for you, showing the ideal MakeUseOf reader’s workflow: Pretty easy to understand, right? Let’s take a look at the UI: I included Chrome’s address bar on purpose, so you’d see it really is a Web app. Here are just a few samples I picked at random: Why there is a Shield of David there, I have absolutely no idea. Once you’re done crafting your masterpiece, you can save it in one of a number of formats: Saving as an SVG is very handy if you have a desktop vector editing application (such as the free and open-source Inkscape). Should you use Diagramly for your multi-million dollar keynote?

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