The first is a white board. Two or three colored markers and a big white board and I can flowchart world domination.
The second is any good diagramming app on the Mac, and for mostly the same reason. Just as a white board helps clarify and explain, a diagramming app helps to visualize processes, organizations, procedures, and brainstorming.
What good is a diagramming app?
Point, Click, Drag, Drop Diagram
Any good diagramming app on the Mac becomes like a digital white board capable of capturing and displaying all the details in a flowchart.
My latest app test run is DiagramPainter, one of a new breed of Mac diagramming apps that are feature laden and inexpensive.
Most Mac diagram apps work in a similar manner. The left sidebar features icons and symbols which can be dragged and dropped onto the diagramming page.
This makes quick work of organizational charts, procedures and methods, and any kind of complex process or mind mapping effort. Drag a shape, add text, link sections to other sections within the flow.
Text in DiagramPainter can be customized and formatted, including different fonts, sizes, colors, and alignment. Each document can have multiple diagrams and zooming in and out of a diagram is just a click away.
Each element in a diagram can be linked and docked with other elements. Diagrams can be exported as .png, .bmp and .jpg files.
DiagramPainter’s claim to fame is that it’s cross platform. The app is available for both Macs and Windows PCs.