Flow chart, diagram, and whiteboard apps have become more commonplace, and a little competition has bred both a large and growing number of uses, and lower prices. For most of us, diagram apps need to be simple. That’s important for me because I tend to think with my hands.
Diagramming apps for the Mac are a delight to use. I call it visual thinking. It’s also physical thinking. Diagramming a process or procedure is like thinking with your hands.
Flowchart Designer is a new diagramming app for the Mac that boasts a competent toolset and a low price. That’s what a little competition does in the marketplace.
It comes with dozens of shapes which are drag and drop onto a canvas grid. Or, add specific shapes for your requirements. Color and stroke are customizable for each object and you can drop in images from nearly any Mac application (it just needs to be a standard Mac file format).
As is the case with most modern flowchart and diagramming applications, Flowchart Designer lets you customize the grid, snap objects to the grid, create arbitrary lines to connect objects, even change a shapes z-order with a simple drag.
The uses of such technology often make group think and white boarding a thing of the past. All you need is a Mac and a big screen or projector and it’s easy to create a flow chart, a diagram, outline a problem to be solved, do a little brainstorming, or simple organize a complex problem while working on solutions.
Seeing is believing.
Flowchart Designer is a surprisingly good diagramming app, especially consider the nominal price tag, the built-in capabilities, and the fact that it’s new.