How to use Zen Flowchart

At Zen Flowchart, we pride ourselves in having the most intuitive, easy-to-use flowchart maker on the market. And as such, we hope you’ll be able to create flowcharts with our tool without much help.

However, here’s some video tutorials, and quick pointers of the main features to get you started. Let us know if you have any issues by emailing us at

Zen Flowchart is most stable on Chrome browser. We do not support Internet Explorer or Edge

How to create a basic flowchart with Zen Flowchart

Managing Documents & Folders within Zen Flowchart

Zen Flowchart Tips & Shortcuts

1. Create a new node

Create a new node by clicking or dragging the “New Node” button, or hover a node and click on the “Add node” button.

2. Connect 2 nodes

Hover over a node and click on a node connector, then drag the arrow to another node connector.

3. Add text on flow lines

Double click on a flow line to add text

4. Delete objects

Select a node and click on the trash icon or press Delete on your keyboard.

5. Keyboard shortcuts

  • Copy: Ctrl/⌘ + C
  • Paste: Ctrl/⌘ + V
  • Zoom In: Plus (+) key
  • Zoom Out: Minus (-) key
  • Undo: Ctrl/⌘ + Z
  • Redo: Ctrl/⌘ + Y
  • Delete: Delete key

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