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🍂🍻Apptoberfest Demo🍂🍻: Diagrams for Confluence

Here at, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate Atlassian’s Apptoberfest. Most of the team hails from Germany. When you think of Germany, you think of Oktoberfest. When you think of Oktoberfest, you think about beer. And, while there may have been no Oktoberfest this year, you may be interested to know that beer is available in Germany all year ‘round.


Don’t believe us? Just pay a visit to "Der Pschorr" a traditional bavarian brewery that can help inflate your beer-to-person ratio significantly. But we digress...


Back to work!

Our engineers work hard every day to enhance Diagrams for Confluence. We’re always working to make your diagramming experience more productive and intuitive. In fact, our Confluence Cloud app now includes a new, streamlined editor interface. We call it Board Macro.

The new board macro works like a whiteboard in Confluence Cloud pages. Per default, the board macro uses our sketch diagram editor theme, with the sketch shape and connector styles set as the default global style. Board editor (1).png


The diagram editor has a white non-paginated background and no gridlines so it feels more like a whiteboard. It’s the ideal canvas for your team’s brilliant ideas, and thanks to its seamless integration with Confluence, your entire team can collaborate, view, add ideas, and share the results. Everyone’s literally on the same page.


And it’s ready for you to try on Confluence Cloud right now while we work hard to expand it to Confluence Server and Data Center as well.


Now back to beer

There are all kinds of things you don’t know about beer, and we’re here to tell you about them:


  • Monks drank gallons of beer during their periods of fasting because it satisfied their hunger. That's where the german saying: "Two beer equals three slices of bread!" comes from.
  • The pilgrims only landed at Plymouth Rock because their ship ran out of beer.
  • You should never, no matter how much they beg, share your beer with your dog, because hops are poisonous to them.
  • The largest museum dedicated to the brewing of beer is located in Altenburg Germany.
  • The oldest brewery in the world is located in Freising, Germany. It was founded in 1040.

Basically, when it comes to the whole beer thing, we Germans know what we’re doing.


One more thing…

But the fact that we’re German isn’t our only connection to the art of beermaking. At we want you to know that using just a few standard shapes you can easily create your own beer in Boards: beer shape (1).png


Go to Boards now and share your beer with us! 


A fantastic app that will allow for innovative ideas to come to life.

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Fabian Lim Community Leader Oct 12, 2021

Love the best diagram app for confluence.

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Alex Koxaras Community Leader Oct 15, 2021

If I was a customer @Bastian you would had me with the "May the draw be with you"! :D

Apart from that, congrats for the nicely done video! I have been using outside of confluence, and I loved how many options it had (although I couldn't understand their application :) ). Watching your video only one question came into my mind. If you add a board, can multiple users interact with it simultaneously, or do they have to take turns? Will they be able to see all changes in real time when their colleague is drawing something? That would be a fantastic collaborative feature!

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@Alex Koxaras You can collaborate on boards just as you do it with diagrams in Confluence Cloud. Unfortunately, we can't offer collaboration on boards/diagrams for in Confluence Server or Data Center. 

Bastian Marketplace Partner Oct 24, 2021

@Alex Koxaras I used the wrong user for my answer…but it was me commenting X)

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Oct 28, 2021

@Bastian Draw.IO is a powerful way to diagram and it continues to improve every year.  Can't wait to see what additional improvements you release in the future.

Jack Brickey Community Leader Oct 31, 2021

I have been using for many years and actually saw this new editor but it forgotten about it. I need to give it a go for sure it looks pretty slick.


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