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Is Mark Zuckerberg using Grafio?




This morning, a day in the office like any other I was drinking coffee and going trough Facebook posts when suddenly a cool diagram appeared. Mark Zuckerberg had posted this diagram explaining how the communication with the ISS was made in order for Facebook to broadcast the first ever Facebook Live video from Space. There were other live broadcasts from space before so nothing really special but the diagram was very cool and sort of familiar. 

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original image that mark posted

Original diagram that Mark Zuckerberg posted

Something about that diagram was very familiar to our team so we started to wonder if there is a chance it was made with Grafio. Being the makers of Grafio someone like Mark using our App would have been so awesome for us. 

Btw. Our team is from Bulgaria and the internet says Mark has Bulgarian heritage and was even named after his grandfather “Marko” . So it would not be such a coincidence if he is using Bulgarian software ? Right?

All jokes aside I grabbed an iPad and 20 minutes later I had replicated this exact diagram in Grafio. Here it is.


You can download it from our examples page and edit it in Grafio. 

Is Mark using Grafio?

Answering the question we were asking our team. Is Mark Zuckerberg indeed using Grafio or is he using another diagramming app. When you compare the two images obviously the colors are different. The icon of the ISS is also different. Other than that it’s an absolutely identical diagram. It might very well be made in Grafio. But we can’t answer if it was or it isn’t for sure.

No matter what the answer is what’s important here is that diagrams are a great way to explain stuff and you should make more of them.  


Capture your ideas


You are sleeping and having a dream. You wake up and for a brief moment(a couple of seconds) you remember it and then it’s gone forever. Your dream just vanishes in thin air. The same thing happens to your ideas. 

Memories worth more than ideas

This all has to do with our memory. As humans we have immediate and long-term memory. It’s the same way with computers, they have RAM Memory and a hard drive. When you wake up from a dream you are granted access to your memory but the command for it to be deleted has already been initiated. Yes we have a very good long-term memory but there is a very good filter applied to it so not everything is going there.

11.11 – China Online Revolution

Great news, everybody! 11.11.2015 – It’s 11th November! This year Grafio joins China’s Online Shop-a-ton!

The largest online shopping day in China is already here and we are ready with an irresistible promo offer – just $3.99 !!! You don’t want to miss this awesome gift! Viva la revolucion! 🙂

网上购物革命! *只限一天, 限時優惠至11/11 11:59pm


Watch 9 Cool Stories Told with Vidra

Vidra allows you to draw, add images search 100,000 icons record your voice and add background music. The limits to what you can make with Vidra are only your imagination 🙂 You’ve probably wondered “How to create a YouTube video?”. Or what about “How to make a YouTube video on your iPad?”. With Vidra it has never been easier. It’s actually so easy a large percentage of our users are three year olds 😀

Here are some examples of stories told with Vidra:

Motivation Videos

Halloween! Trick or Treat?

It’s that time of the year again!

Make your message extra special by designing your own Halloween postcard within minutes for free. Check out these funny little vector icons made in Grafio and unleash your imagination to surprise your friends. With Grafio most postcards are made within minutes and have that original feeling that you always wished for.

Go ahead and download the free template shown below and start creating. If you like more examples like this one you can download plenty from here.

Halloween 2015

… and a short video made in Vidra 😉

Grafio Diagram Example Files – Resurrected from the dead!

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The Story…

The examples page is not new as many of you know but it was missing from our site since we redesigned the site about 6 months ago. Here are some of your feedback regarding our missing page:

“I’ve been looking for #madewithgrafio files but didn’t found them”

“Where the h… are the examples files?”

“Developer is dead no updates on site…”

6 easy non-diagram designs you can make with Grafio

Grafio is an amazing app for diagrams and graphs but did you know it could also be used to make simple designs similar to Canva. Unlike other mind mapping apps Grafio has always preserved the freedom of the user to move every object wherever he wants. Choosing the right canvas size here is what you can accomplish:

1. Facebook cover

You know all those inspiration quote covers you searched for in google. Search no more, create your own. All you really need is a good photo either one of yours or grabbed from google images + an inspiration quote.

Facebook Cover — 851 x 315 px

Doing something so simple instead of searching google is an immensely gratifying experience.

Visual vs. Verbal

There are two ways of retrieving memories from the mind: visual and verbal, using pictures and using words. We’ll look at what describes visual vs. verbal learning in some examples.

Visual learners learn most efficiently, when material is presented in form of diagrams, flowcharts, pictures, demonstrations, etc. They tend to forget spoken words and ideas. The traditional approach of many teachers and instructors do not include so much visual aids. They would write some key words but although the students actually see the words, visual learners prefer visual aids without words, i.e., pictures, images, models, and objects. Visual learning suggests:
  • Diagraming and illustrating notes when applicable.
  • Highlighting the main point, idea or concept.
  • Drawing arrows to connect or associate concepts or ideas.
  • Coloring notes by topic, concept, or idea.
Verbal learners learn most efficiently if they repeat the material audibly. Some verbal learners may read their notes aloud to themselves as a study method. Verbal learners are often interpersonal. Ucla Of the two types of memories that can be accessed, the visual is primary. If you go back and think about a baby’s mind – at first babies experience the world from their memories trough vision. Babies don’t know what words mean, this comes later, but they can see and recognise something familiar.

Aristotle: “The mind never thinks without an image.”

Visual vs Verbal * All graphics are made with love in just minutes using Grafio 😉

The new Vidra Plus -$4.99


September is knocking on the door, everybody is preparing for school and so are we! Many schools asked us if we can provide Vidra as a standalone app so they can get it more easily and budget friendly trough the available Apple educational purchase programs.

“It is a dynamite classroom performer and the kids make some fantastic content for our Science units.”

– Teacher