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Wed, Jul 05, 2006

Cool Online Drawing Tools - Gliffy (for diagrams) and Mikons (for icons)

As the online application “boom” continues more and more interesting tools are available via your web browser. And as conflict resolvers know, a lot of useful clarifying information can be communicated using diagrams or illustrative drawings. Two free new tools useful for this task are Gliffy (an online diagramming platform) and the Mikons site dedicated to creating “personal icons”.

image Gliffy provides a platform where you can draw and share and collaborate on diagrams visible on the web. Specifically, Gliffy provides:
- Diagramming in your web browser without downloading additional software
- Similar to Visio, yet in your web browser
- Desktop application feel in a web-based diagramming solution
- Add collaborators to your work and watch it grow
- Link to published Gliffy drawings from your blog or wiki
- Create many types of diagrams:
- Flowcharts
- UI wireframes
- Floor plans
- Network diagrams
- Any simple drawing or diagram

image Mikons, on the other hand, offers an easy-to-use vector-based (ie no jaggy lines) icon creation tool stocked with a wide variety of starter images. It requires the shockwave plugin. As explained on their home site, Mikons offers “a new form of self-expression that connects people through visual symbols (personal tags). Our mission is to give you a fun and easy way to create these symbols that tell your story, let you decide how you want to share them, and use them to connect with people anywhere in the world.”

Now I wonder if you could combine the two services somehow… hmmm…


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2006 07 05 | Filed under Tech News  

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