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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Whimsical and what they use it for.
  • Very bizarre audio pathing issue, please help if you can (description in comments)
    Pro-top for drawing studio layouts/routing: and . - Source: Reddit / 19 days ago
  • Best free diagram tool alternative in 2023?
    My way-to-go tool in the past year and a half is Whimiscal. It is by far one of the best tools I've used to make architectural diagrams. The main reason is that the end result is beautiful by default. They nailed the UI. I am an engineer with bad graphical design skills, but the result makes people think I invested a lot of time polishing the design of my visualizations, choosing the right color tone, aligning... - Source: Reddit / 24 days ago
  • Visily anyone?
    If money was not an issue at all, for wireframing I would probably prefer Whimsical that I use on my day job - they are a little easier and have a huge set of easily sticking icons, but Visily is a very decent competitor and I didn't really use much Visily's easy switching between wireframes and design. If it happens to work smoothly enough, for me that's already a win over whimsical. - Source: Reddit / 25 days ago
  • Upnote productivity feature
    I also have tried Slite ( and Whimsical ( and they were both decent options as well. I did notice, however, sometimes Whimsical would slow down if the document was too long. - Source: Reddit / 30 days ago
  • Software recommendation
    If you're talking about organizing research visually, Whimsical is what I use as a product designer when I'm doing research. It's pretty robust for mind mapping and flow charts, supports links and images, and the first few projects are free. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Software for planning setup?
    I use , but might be better. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • - Collaborative flowcharts, wireframes, sticky notes and mind maps. Create up to 4 free boards. - Source: / 5 months ago
  • Potentially thinking of switching to Miro
    Another suggestion would be Whimsical. While I haven't used the "Docs" tool in a professional setting, it looks promising. I'm a big fan of Whimsical's wireframing and user flow creation tools (very simple and low-fidelity, I'm able to put together ideas much quicker without worrying about details). Add that to a fairly powerful, but straightforward docs system that can be internally linked with ease, I think it... - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • tools for Architecture design and presentation
    Https:// very rapid drawing for me. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • I’m overwhelmed ! Helpful setup tips
    For me it helps to visually map it out. I like the brainstorming and flowchart web/app whimsical. I tested lucid charts and miro and this one seems to embed into Notion the best, so can easily follow your own chart on the same page :) - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Technical Design Document - Microservice
    Draw as much as you can. 1 picture can explain 1000 words. No matter how hard you try, it's difficult to explain to multiple readers. Sometimes if it's too long, it can get frustrating to read. Hence create flow diagrams, architecture diagrams, bullet points, etc... You can use or Whimsical. - Source: / 6 months ago
  • Attack Chain/Exploitation Path Diagram Generation Tools?
    Second this. There's also but I always find myself going back to - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • What software would you use to design quests in an RPG?
    If you need it on a technical level, a CMS like Directus might do the trick. If it's purely on an organizational / Pre-Prod level, Whimsical is pretty neat. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • What free design websites or apps do you all use to plan your projects?
    Https:// is my favorite for wire framing and flow charging. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Ask HN: Who is hiring? (July 2022)
    Whimsical is the thinking and collaboration tool for distributed work. Our software helps thousands of customers—from individuals to Fortune 500—to work together more effectively. Our back-end stack is Clojure, Postgres, Redis, ECS, and is AWS based. Our front-end stack is ClojureScript, Reframe, Reagent, among others. You can apply at - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Best way to plan out studio setup/signal flow chart
    I can recommend , but also works pretty well. What I like best about Whimsical is that it looks pretty nice and clean but it's mostly for diagramming. For placement, consider Sketchup as well - that way you can do it in 3D. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Logistic Station Priority Guide - How to deal with excess hydrogen
    Thank you! I used Whimsical. Its capable of a lot more, I use it all the time for work. Can 100% recommend. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • My New Macbook Setup (2022)
    My favorite drawing app out there. Whimsical is so great that I compeleted most of my drawings (You can find them here and here). - Source: / 10 months ago
  • Kinopio
    Looks very compelling, I'm curious as to whether it covers all the bases. At my day job the sales-side folks Zoom with customers all day to discuss financial API integrations. Every potential customer is different. They draw out everything in Whimsical,, which has a very bare-bones aesthetic. It seems to work, they got to US$10M ARR in short order. - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • What is a little known designer resource that you believe every artist should know about? Its great for quick wireframes, flowcharts of mindmaps if you don't have access to Illustrator or other software. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Ask HN: What are the most promising transformative tools for thought today?
    I have been following Steve Ruiz development of tldraw on Twitter (very much worth a follow) and the community around it are developing all sorts of interesting other tools too. One particular one is this realtime collaborative canvas: Also know of: - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago

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