Diagram Designer provides users with an opportunity to quickly design simple flow charts, which should appeal to business people. Though it has a snag with its text feature, the program's simplicity makes it a more attractive choice than other similar programs.
This download has an incredibly simple interface that should not take much getting used to, no matter what level of user you are. Happily, there are Help files on the Internet and within the program. One interface complaint comes from its ability to fill charts with color, since the palette is slightly hidden along the top. However, users will gravitate toward the simple click-and-drag shapes and arrows that will comprise their diagrams. The diagrams were simple to create and adjust if mistakes were made. With a variety of shapes and arrows, even the most complex business flow chart or organizational map can be laid out and labeled on the fly, unlike similar downloads. Our only gripe was with labeling--if users wish to add bold, italic or other font enhancements it must be done using a form of HTML code, which complicates matters for users used to clicking a button for such changes.
However, we felt this freeware program's text snag was easy to overlook since Diagram Designer created our chart much easier than similar products we've tested in the past. We recommend this program for anyone who needs diagrams in a hurry.
Diagram Designer is a simple vector graphics editor for creating flowchart and diagrams. Its features are customizable template object palette, slide show viewer, import/export WMF, EMF, GIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, MNG, and PCX images, simple graph plotter to plot mathematical expressions, spellchecker, advanced pocket calculator with equation solver, MeeSoft Image Analyzer integration for bitmap image editing and extended file format support, and uses compressed file format for minimizing drawing file size.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.23 includes support for gradient color in filled objects.