Chris G

08/01/2022, 3:43 PM
Huge fan of this Scott My first "tool for thought" was opening excel and treating it as a whiteboard – I could just use the arrow keys to get to new locations – I'd have some pages with extra wide cells, some with extra narrow – still the best diary I've ever had Knotend already has great feel – the simple menus and default font seem just right – example videos are great – the undo is pretty killer – overall 🤩
Export mermaid already supported 😄 🍺

Scott Antipa

08/01/2022, 4:00 PM
Thank you, Christopher. Excel is great -- I love the videos and papers on the early design of VisiCalc in terms of using constraints (a grid) to simplify things.



Vijay Chakravarthy

08/02/2022, 3:51 PM
Does it have a date picker?

Scott Antipa

08/02/2022, 4:04 PM
No, but great colors ;)
It supports directed graphs. You can have cycles.
Here's the url for that
The specific example you posted also works, but the layout is going to be quite different. Knotend uses a left-to-right autolayout algorithm so it own't end up looking like your example.
Which you can see here


08/04/2022, 7:49 AM
Fantastic! I’ll definitely give it a try. Flowcharts are another occasional hobby of mine 🙂 Usually I use graphviz

Scott Antipa

08/04/2022, 5:46 PM
Cool let me know how it goes! Knotend also exports to DOT so you can take the output to graphviz. You can also import DOT into knotend.

Garth Goldwater

08/05/2022, 12:46 AM
this is so cool. i am absolutely going to use this

Scott Antipa

08/05/2022, 1:20 AM
Awesome, let me know how it goes!
Thats a really cool idea, thank you! And really nicely done. What tool did you use?

James Scott-Brown

08/18/2022, 9:56 PM
I drew the sketch in Figma.

Scott Antipa

08/18/2022, 10:02 PM
Maybe I’ll try that. Im thinking roughly the same, but maybe having one graph per operation. With a text description for each as well. I really appreciate your suggestion and the time you put into it.