A miniature tool for making flowcharts

Posted by (twitter: @jonathon_prehn)
April 1st, 2014 7:49 am

Flowcharts, in my opinion, are awesome, so I made a super miniscule program in Java that is specifically for making flowcharts.

The quality isn’t all that great; my excuse for that is that it is a tool for my own hobby use.

I will be using it for projects to come including Ludum Dare 29!

ZIP file with .jar inside

  • Right click + drag on a chart object to draw arrows between them.
  • Press Enter while typing to make a new chart object to the right of the selected chart object.
  • Saving doesn’t put extensions on the file.

3 Responses to “A miniature tool for making flowcharts”

  1. fcpfoof says:

    Simple and interesting but I suggest the following little fix :)
    g.drawRect(x, y, width, height); -> g.fillRect(x,y,width,height);
    g.drawOval(x, y, width, height); -> g.fillOval(x, y, width, height);
    and fillPolygon in diamond.
    Anyway, I like it.

  2. klianc09 says:

    Really nice.

    I also often thought about making my own flowchart programm, because most diagram drawing programs are often too complicated for *just* quickly drawing a flowchart. And I haven’t found one that feels right, yet, so I’m mostly using pen and paper.

    Your program comes really close to what I would want, it is really easy to use and you got a flowchart in no time. Only thing I would be missing is naming connections [actually just writing conditions there], because that’s what I like to do.

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