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🍂🍻Apptoberfest Demo🍂🍻: Diagrams for Confluence

Bastian Marketplace Partner Oct 07, 2021

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.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.png

Go to Boards now and share your beer with us! 

Bottoms up!


Hi @Bastian ! If you post this as an article, I can embed the demo for you :) If you don't see the option to post an article, comment under this Community Guidelines post to request article writing permissions. (Your comment acts as your sign-off on the guidelines). 

Bastian Marketplace Partner Oct 11, 2021

@Maggie Norby Adams I created the article, see If you can embed the demo video, that would be very kind of you. You can delete this discussion afterwards, have a great day :D

Kishan Sharma Community Leader Oct 18, 2021

I liked how we can use this app as a whiteboard, which is very much required for collaboration, which comes in very handy during technical architecture design discussion. 

One of our favourite apps for confluence. Thanks for sharing!


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