Monday, July 19, 2010

Create Diagrams at Cacoo

At Cacoo, you can create diagrams in real time collaboration.

Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts. Cacoo can be used free of charge.

You can no doubt see by my illustrated sample that I have little need of Cacoo's service. I automatically tried to tell a story, which is not what it's about. But it's an impressive tool for those who need to create diagrams. There is a nice range of shapes and stencils you can use, plus customize to colour and fit your page. Dragging those to place, then connecting them, takes mere moments. Another feature I liked is that it really does allow for realtime collaboration, so you can work together with someone else on your flowchart, say.

There's a video you can watch to understand it better, and I've embedded it below. Another new diagram-making program is Simple Diagrams which I read about recently at Free Technology for Teachers. It is a download, but looks to be exactly what it says. There's a free and paid version. 

Cacoo - Real-time Collaborative Diagramming & Design from Nulab Inc. on Vimeo.


  1. Great for mindmapping and brainstorming together in the classroom. The collaborative nature of it is fantastic! Thanks!

  2. Kelly Be A Fun Mum20 July, 2010

    I like this one. Might be useful for some of my posts.

  3. Book Chook20 July, 2010

    These collaborative tools are really useful in the classroom, aren't they Kelly T.

  4. Book Chook20 July, 2010

    I am thinking you probably have more variety in what I was reading on your blog about Publisher, Kelly B. But if you need a quick and easy online place, this could be it.

  5. We also have a similar tool called Creately but it has some additional productivity features. Do give us a try and consider featuring us as well.


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