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Textografo: The 40% Faster and Cheaper Alternative to Visio

  When it comes to diagramming, are you sending a battleship to do a speedboat’s job? Watch this video (2 min long) to see what a difference speedy diagramming makes. Like a hulking battleship, when you set a course in conventional drag-and-drop diagramming software, you’d better stick to it. If you want to change direction, [...]

Textografo: The 40% Faster and Cheaper Alternative to Visio2017-01-23T10:41:24+01:00

Test your diagramming chops and win

Do you diagram in your sleep with one hand tied behind your back? While rubbing your belly and patting your head at the same time? Then you’re just the person we’re looking for! My team and I are excited to announce Textografo’s first ever Ideal Diagram Competition.   It’s easy to enter, and everybody wins [...]

Test your diagramming chops and win2016-12-31T08:56:55+01:00

How to Get Quick Answers From Your Stakeholder?

Do you have trouble getting stakeholders to open your emails, read them, and make decisions? Still can’t get clients to answer your calls, even after you’ve tried everything?   Does waiting for your stakeholder’s decision make you want to scream? Click here to Open a Shared Diagram and See How Textografo Gets Your Point Across [...]

How to Get Quick Answers From Your Stakeholder?2017-07-12T17:10:20+02:00

Divide and Conquer by Organizing Your Diagrams into Folders

“It’s quickly going to be a mess here. Is there a way to organize diagrams by folder?” That’s a question I recently received from William, a prolific diagrammer with an all-too-common problem—lots of diagrams to keep track of.   I can relate. When I get a complex project, my first reflex is to split it [...]

Divide and Conquer by Organizing Your Diagrams into Folders2016-12-31T08:56:55+01:00

Focus on What’s Matter with the Zoom In Feature

Sometimes you need to focus on just one small part of a bigger project. That’s why we’ve made our zoom-in capability one of the most powerful and useful features in the Textografo app. See how it works in this video: In short, you can… Click on the bullet point beside a folder’s name to see [...]

Focus on What’s Matter with the Zoom In Feature2016-12-31T08:56:55+01:00

Present with Impact Using Diagram Animation

When you’re ready to present your new diagram to an audience, it’s as easy as pressing play! Here’s how one click animates your entire diagram with perfectly positioned objects and seamless transitions: When everything’s in place, go to the play button at the top and center of your screen. Click the play button below to [...]

Present with Impact Using Diagram Animation2016-12-31T08:56:55+01:00

What happens when you stop worrying about presentation deadlines.

If you’ve read the story of why I started Textografo, then you know that I had speed and simplicity in mind from the get-go. And if you’ve ever had to give a presentation about something complicated, you’ll understand why… It was because explaining complex processes to the uninitiated meant stress—for the presenter and the audience! [...]

What happens when you stop worrying about presentation deadlines.2016-09-06T21:15:25+02:00

How to Quickly Super-Power Your Ideas with Mind Mapping

When you’re stuck on a problem or searching for the next big idea, mind maps are still the gold standard in turning brainstorm sessions into real solutions. Originally meant to be drawn with pen and paper—and later the conference room whiteboard—the idea was to get your thoughts down as quickly as possible--without stopping long enough [...]

How to Quickly Super-Power Your Ideas with Mind Mapping2016-12-31T08:56:55+01:00

Why I started Textografo

Too darned long. That’s what I’ve always felt when asked to create a diagram on my computer. To me, it was so ironic that something as simple as joining boxes of text could be done quicker with a pen on paper, than on a 21st-century top-of-the-line business computer. Hi, I'm Julien As with [...]

Why I started Textografo2016-12-31T08:56:55+01:00

How we improve the readability of cross-functional flowcharts by getting rid of swimlanes

Swimlanes are not necessarily the best option in term in readability. There is another alternative. See how we handle cross-functional flowchart in textografo. I remember when I was a consultant doing AS IS — i.e. formalizing the current process — and TO BE — design of the targeted process — for a client. We had this huge flowcharts with various actors and [...]

How we improve the readability of cross-functional flowcharts by getting rid of swimlanes2016-12-31T08:56:55+01:00