4 new features for diagramming

Natalie Nedre | 2 min read

According to the agile process made famous by Spotify: Think it – Build it – Ship it – Tweak it — before programmers turn a hand to coding, every solution is better to diagram and think out visually. And the quicker you do it, the faster you can start iterations and achieve the first results. 

RealtimeBoard, a collaborative online whiteboard, just like an ordinary whiteboard is one of the primary solutions for Thinking stage of the product development. It has already been recognized by product teams, international corporations and leading creative agencies as a simple yet powerful tool and we are proud to say it just got better for visualization purposes!

Gus Garsia, Agile and Lean evangelist, Certified Scrum Master and Certified SAFe Agilist.Gus Garcia, Former Senior Iteration Manager at Telstra
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RealtimeBoard is a simple, but yet comprehensive tool to help with conveying the right information anywhere you need it.

RealtimeBoard brings out 4 updates to empower product teams around the world to create clear and easy to understand flowcharts and diagrams faster. Let’s see how easy you can map a supersize diagram with minimal effort and delay.

Kick off your thinking process in a double click — add the first object

Double-click to add an object and write your first idea. By default it’s a text box, but it will be the last used object (text, sticker, shape) next time around. Continue adding ideas and grow your concepts.

Try double click on the board and start your flowchart

Add links between objects without switching the tool

If you need to create permanent links between objects on the board, select an object by clicking on it, choose one of the four control dots near the object border and then drag the link to another object. To change the line’s type, color or arrowheads, access the context menu by clicking on the link.

Try instant lines in RealtimeBoard

Use diagramming suggestions to keep mapping

Follow your train of thought with suggestions that help you in adding the next object after a link. Draw a connection line from any object and choose what comes next — a shape, a sticky note or text.

Try suggestions for diagrams in RealtimeBoard

Transform objects to make your diagram look the way you want

What if you could turn a sticky note into a shape in just one click? Now that’s possible, with our new routine-killer feature — object transformation! It allows turning text object into sticky note or shape right on the canvas. And don’t worry about losing anything, because the general style and content of your initial object keep the same.

Create an object and transform it in RealtimeBoard

Now you are ready to master diagramming on an endless RealtimeBoard whiteboard. Sign up and
1) start with a double click and add your first ideas,
2) link ideas with arrows,
3) use suggestions to grow the diagram,
4) transform objects to improve how they look.

Start, grow and improve your diagrams easy!

What do you think of these recent RealtimeBoard updates? Have an additional feature request?
 you are still missing when mapping things out on RealtimeBoard canvas.

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