Use The Pencil Project for diagrams and prototyping

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The Pencil Project is an interesting tool that lets users easily create diagrams. It's available as a standalone application for Windows and *NIX systems, or as an add-on for version 3 of the Firefox web browser.

With a set of built-in stencils, it's easy to get started on your project. Whether you're diagramming a work flow, or prototyping your next web page or desktop application, you can add your own objects to the items supplied with the tool. You've got access to images of all the native controls from your system, so you can build application prototypes that really look like how the finished product will appear. Manipulate all the onscreen components with align, rotate, resize functionality, and more. Add in a background image, and manipulate text onscreen. And when you're done, you can export your whole project to PNGs, so you can pack them up and take them with you.

You may want to take The Pencil Project out for a spin the next time you're building the next killer app.

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