January 01, 2021, by Excalidraw Team
It’s been kind of a different year, but it was the first year and pretty amazing for Excalidraw.
December 20, 2020, by Lipis
One of the hidden features of Excalidraw, is that you can generate charts in seconds. Once you imported the chart, all the elements are yours to manipulate using Excalidraw features for you to tell the story you want! Read more to see how to make a chart.
December 17, 2020, by tomayac
On the Excalidraw project, we have decided to deprecate Excalidraw Desktop, an Electron wrapper for Excalidraw, in favor of the web version that you can—and always could—find at excalidraw.com. After a careful analysis, we have decided that Progressive Web App (PWA) is the future we want to build upon. Read on to learn why.
December 09, 2020, by tomayac
Browsers have been able to deal with files and directories for a long time. The File API provides features for representing file objects in web applications, as well as programmatically selecting them and accessing their data. The moment you look closer, though, all that glitters is not gold.
November 10, 2020, by Lipis
One of the qualities of Excalidraw is its simplicity. Even though we have the option to use any color of the spectrum, we have decided to limit our palette to a curated set of 15 colors in three different shades.
April 16, 2020, by Lipis
From the early days people asked for Excalidraw to be translated to other languages. Translation infrastructure and community maintenance have historically been a pain to maintain. Thankfully, with projects like Crowdin and i18next-browser-languagedetector, Excalidraw is now translated in 20 languages and the whole process has been very low maintenance.
March 29, 2020, by idlewinn
Excalidraw is a whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams that have a hand-drawn feel to them. As tech companies started to institute mandatory work from home policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we realized that Excalidraw could be the perfect substitute for the whiteboard that is usually required for systems design interviews.
March 28, 2020, by vjeux
Excalidraw started as a virtual tool to draw diagrams but a lot of people started using it to replace physical whiteboards. In this post we’ll walk through many aspects of physical whiteboards that do not make sense to translate as is in the virtual world.
March 21, 2020, by vjeux
Excalidraw is a whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams that have a hand-drawn feel to them. It is very handy to dump your thoughts many of which are sensitive: designs for new features not yet released, interview questions, org charts, etc.
January 15, 2020, by vjeux
On January 1st I started building a little tool that lets you create diagrams that look like they are hand-written. That whole project exploded and in two weeks it got 12k unique active users, 1.5k stars on GitHub and 26 contributors on GitHub (who produced real code, we don’t have any docs). If you want to play with it, go to excalidraw.com.