Questions about drawing software appear periodically on this site, and get either closed as off-topic or closed as duplicate of this one, which is again closed.
I think that this state of affairs is unsatisfactory for the following reasons:
- Certain types of software recommendations are now considered on-topic, and I think that drawing software is definitely a software that "solves a practical problem that is specific to academia or teaching", and the fact that questions of these kind pop up every now and then is a sign that this is a problem felt by many academic users.
- Closing a question as duplicate of a closed question which cannot be updated is useless.
My proposal is then that of considering, once and for all, drawing software recommendations on-topic according to our current policy on software recommendation and reopen this question and the others that are not duplicate.