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Enabling Translations

April 16, 2020From 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.

Building Excalidraw's P2P Collaboration Feature

March 29, 2020Excalidraw 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.

Rethinking Virtual Whiteboard

March 28, 2020Excalidraw 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.

End-to-End Encryption in the Browser

March 21, 2020Excalidraw 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…

Reflections on Excalidraw

January 15, 2020On 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.