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Last updated : Oct 26, 2022
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This blip is not on the current edition of the Radar. If it was on one of the last few editions, it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older, it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the Radar. Understand more
Oct 2022
Trial ? Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.

We continue to hear enthusiastic reports about Excalidraw from our teams, but our previous caveat about security remains in place. Excalidraw is a simple yet powerful online drawing tool. Sometimes teams just need a quick picture instead of a formal diagram; for remote teams, Excalidraw provides a quick way to create and share diagrams. Our teams also like the "lo-fi" look of the diagrams it can produce, which is reminiscent of the whiteboard diagrams they would have produced when co-located. Regarding security, at the time of writing, anyone who has the link can see your diagrams; note, though, that the paid version of Excalidraw provides further authentication and options to run a server locally do exist.

Mar 2022
Assess ? Worth exploring with the goal of understanding how it will affect your enterprise.

Excalidraw is a simple but powerful online drawing tool that our teams enjoy using. Sometimes teams just need a quick picture instead of a formal diagram, for remote teams Excalidraw provides a quick way to create and share diagrams. Our teams also like the "lo-fi" look of the diagrams it can produce, which is reminiscent of the whiteboard diagrams they would have produced when co-located. One caveat: you need to pay attention to the default security — at the time of writing, anyone who has the link can see the diagram. A paid-for version provides further authentication.

Published : Mar 29, 2022

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