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Pencil with vellum (ClearPrint 10x10) paper. I tried using Visio for years and it's garbage. Of course, my version is 2003, I believe; they might have improved it some, but I refuse to pay for a newer version.
Before Windows, I used size C paper for everything, as it fit nicely on the desk. With everything being reduced to small modules activated by user actions, it's fairly easy to fit most blocks on an A or B size page. There are certainly about as many views on this as there are programmers, but when I chart an action and need a bigger sheet, I start looking to simplify that action or break it into smaller chunks. I'm getting old, and my attention span doesn't carry as many pages as it once did!
Visio if available - but use so little I cant justify purchase!
Open Office - Draw does nearly the same as Visio for state diagrams - has glue points on shapes so can move around and links stretch to fit.
Data flow diagrams - have used LucidChart.com for simple diagrams - free up to a certain size
Edit the PDFs out of Lucid with free version PDFxchange , can annotate with extra detail block comments and shapes.
This is my favourite tool for annotating printouts and pasted screenshots from windows snipping tool, etc for simple program documentation.
Used Gliffy once or twice. Visio a few times when available. But I always come back to PowerPoint. I don't usually diagram anything too crazy. I will be honest i have used PowerPoint for everyhing from mockups, to rough floorplanning and blueprinting. So I'm a little bias. Maybe if I had any real skills at diagrams I would use more appropriate tools.
I have been using Visio for software architecture drawings.
Not really a flowchart drawing tool per se, but Think & Do was a PC-based industrial control package that used flowcharts to document a machine's control logic. A medium sized project would contain 100+ flowchart. The flowcharts were compiled into a byte code stream that the run-time component would evaluate in real time. Scan times for a medium sized project was 2-3 msec.
I worked for Think & Do Software in the early 00's and am working to port the Visual 6.0 C++ solution to VS2019 C# so it will run on 64-bit Win-10. Visio and Excel have been helpful in documenting how the old C++ code worked
If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Will Rogers
I used a DOS Based Product called EasyFlow ^ .
I have to say it had the SIMPLEST/FASTEST user interface.
Basically, the first letter of the SHAPE (B=Box, D=Diamond).
I believe the Arrow (or Ctrl-Arrow) keys created a line out of that side, and you were prompted for a new symbol.
You could pound out a template without text in it in under a minute.
Then go back and fill in the text.
Keeping in mind that we typically were replicating existing diagrams, or entering the ones we had drawn by hand...
Visio for many years. Then I found this online remake.
Recently thanks to Confluence used more the plug-ins as Graphvis and PlantUml.
X-mind (mentioned by someone) mainly for brainstorming and idea development.
Steam is giving "Destiny 2" for free. It actually was a "today deal" for yesterday, but I have checked and still is working, so I suppose that it might be available for a couple of hours more.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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