I’m consulting for a company in the capacity of process planning and process documentation. Flowcharts is one of the first tools I am using. I decided to try out Airtable in hope for future flexibility instead of using the usual Visio, lucid, StarUML, etc.
I immediately ran into
- the problem of not being able to select different shapes for different records (Diamond=decision, rectangle=process, etc).
- General lack of flexibility for the view because it is either all vertical or all horizontal.
- ABC flowcharting is connecting processes using their predecessors not their successors. (it is more important to know that A needs to be done before B in order to begin B, rather than what comes after A. Well everything comes after A). I’m working around this right now, but would be nice to see the change.
4)100 record limit.
I ordered the above in terms of importance for my case.
P.S. I reported a bug the other day when exporting the flowchart to SVG or PNG, when I use the ‘<’ sign in one of the attributes.