OT: Software for Diagram Drawings Suggestions

I have to create diagrams for my masters program, and I absolutely suck at making them in PowerPoint. I often find that it feels way to crowded when I am complete, and they tend to look not proportionate.

Anyone have any good programs they use for creating work flow diagrams?

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This is what I've been using in my Master's Business Analyst class.

I tried to create a Swimlane chart in Lucidchart and usability (oddly one of the subjects I am learning about right now) is brutal. I keep trying to click on shape to move it, and the entire background moves instead.


I use a program called XMind for brainstorming related ideas.

If you need to do a workflow or process though, Visio is probably better.

draw.io is pretty good and it's what I use for my master's program. Lucid chart also gives you student discount as well if you wanted to use their premium features

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Paint still works fine.

Excel also has charting symbols.

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Draw.io and Visio is what I've used. Draw.io can be used collaboratively.

After watching a youtube tutorial on how to use PowerPoints grid lines, I just ended up using it in the end. I have used Draw.io in the past and agree that it is pretty user friendly.