Summary

Draw.io

reviewed by Nienke

15/10/2017

The Good:

It is a Free Software. You can run it on your choice of platform. You can use it online, don't have to download any software. Easy to use. Lot of choice in different standard templates. You can change every design in your own way. Every option explain itself. You can save it on different storage.

The Bad:

You cannot edit or reopen an older version. Or it is not clear how to do that.

The Bottomline:

It's an useful software for people who want to make easy flow-charts or infographics. Easy in use and easy to export. You can also use your google account to save things. You can also use it for making website, or parts of a website. ---

Overall Rating:

4

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

Draw.io https://www.draw.io

The tool is made by

Atlassian Confluence? draw.io is free to license on Google's GSuite

You can find the official doccumentation on:

https://support.draw.io/display/DO/2014/10/06/Flow+Chart+Maker

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

https://support.draw.io

I reviewed version Version: 7.3.9 of the Software

The interface:

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  • what is it : online tool
  • what is it for ? image processing, writing, website making and posting
  • this tool functions : both
  • this tool is available for : Linux, Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? no
  • Review

    The user interface:

    Easy and clear interface. Every option explains itself. Lot of different icon options, which you can change in your own way. Easy to find in different categories.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 4
  • clear : 4
  • quick and easy to understand : 5

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    As it's online solution, is available everywhere on any platform whenever You need it. User interface is simple to understand in few minutes. Available options are always visible. Interesting feature is use of plugins, this option is not so common. There are plenty of design options regarding objects. Also multiple choices for saving documents (cloud/s, local device,...) is a nice touch. - Edo M Though it is good but sometimes arranging items and resizing becomes pretty annoying especially when you have to maintain the size identical to other item. - Farhan K. I love that I can let my brain go crazy, and empty it out using Draw.io. I've got so much on my brain at any point, and I've been able to use Draw.io in order to mindmap business plans. Sometimes my business partners and I have a hard time communicating features, so we open up Draw.io and input our ideas in a visual format that everyone can understand! - Tiffany R.

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    For flow-charts, infographics or web-design.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    I can't find a paid version, so I think it's totally free

    Please add any additional comments below:

    n/a

    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Nienke Temmink, 15/10/2017

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    Testing the tool

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