The classic method to interact with the computer is to
use the "Console". Using this approach, the program displays output
on a text-only screen and the user
inputs data using the keyboard. Sometimes the console allows the
text to change colors, but, for the most part, it is white text on a
The Console works, but its simple interface can make it difficult
to differentiate user input and program output. So, rather than using the text-only screen,
Flowgorithm attempts to make it look like a typical instant
messenger window. From the programmers point of view, it looks like
they are texting with the computer.
The "chat bubbles" are color coded to match the Input and Output
shapes used in the flowchart. In the screenshot to the right, the
user's input is display in blue while the program's output is
displayed in green.
If you don't want to use the chat bubbles, you can also toggle
between them and the classical plain text.