Alternatives to Dia for all platforms with any license

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  • draw.io icon

    draw.io

    draw.io is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or registration are required and features include the ability to save locally (including svg), a range of...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • yEd Graph Editor icon

    yEd Graph Editor

    yEd is a powerful diagram editor that can be used to quickly create diagrams manually or import external data for analysis and auto-magically arrange even large data sets by just pressing a button. You can use yEd to quickly create...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

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    LibreOffice - Draw

    Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Microsoft Office Visio

    Microsoft Office Visio makes it easy for IT and business professionals to visualize, explore, and communicate complex information. Go from complicated text and tables that are hard to understand to Visio diagrams that communicate...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

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  • PlantUML icon

    PlantUML

    PlantUML is an open-source tool that uses simple textual descriptions to draw UML diagrams. The generator can be run anywhere within JVM and integrated with various application such as wiki, text editor, IDE, programming language...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

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  • OmniGraffle icon

    OmniGraffle

    OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents—quickly—by providing powerful styling tools, keeping lines connected to shapes even when they’re moved, and magically organizing diagrams with just one click. Create flow...

    Commercial Mac iPad

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    Apache OpenOffice Draw

    Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • ArgoUML icon

    ArgoUML

    ArgoUML is an open source UML modeling tool and includes support for all standard UML 1.4 diagrams. It runs on any Java platform and is available in ten languages.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Gliffy icon

    Gliffy

    "If they could see what Im thinking, theyd get it!" People just understand faster with pictures. It helps them see how information is connected, whether it is complete, and how a shift in one element impacts something else....

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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    Vectr

    Vectr is a free graphics editor. Vectr is collaborative like Google Docs, and runs both in your web browser and on your desktop as a native app. With an intuitive interface, Vectr is easy to learn and use.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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    Edraw Max

    Creating flowcharts, organizational charts, business diagrams, science illustration, network diagrams, mind map and lots more. Free Examples Download.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Diagramo icon

    Diagramo

    Diagramo is an online flowchart software - diagrams (create, edit and share) - organization charts (create, edit and share) - network diagrams (create, edit and share) - graphs (create, edit and share)

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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  • Diagram Designer icon

    Diagram Designer

    Simple vector graphics editor for creating flowcharts, UML class diagrams, illustrations and slide shows.

    Free Windows

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  • Visual Paradigm icon

    Visual Paradigm

    Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) is a UML design tool and UML CASE tool designed to aid software development. VP-UML supports key modeling standards such as Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.4, SysML, ERD, DFD, BPMN 2.0, ArchiMate...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Cacoo icon

    Cacoo

    Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Umbrello

    Umbrello UML Modeller is a Unified Modelling Language diagram programme for KDE. UML allows you to create diagrams of software and other systems in a standard format.

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    SmartDraw

    Instead of starting with a blank screen, SmartDraw gives you the exact template you need. Then use simple commands to add your information and SmartDraw does the rest. There's no other drawing software like it.

    Commercial Windows

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    Calligra Flow

    Calligra Flow is an easy to use diagramming and flowcharting application with tight integration to the other Calligra applications. It enables you to create network diagrams, organisation charts, flowcharts and more.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Grafio icon

    Grafio

    Venn diagrams, mind maps, take notes, sketches and do other diagrams. Everything is custom and modifiable.

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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  • Lovely Charts icon

    Lovely Charts

    Browser based Chart and Diagram tool. Requires sign up. Free account allows one diagram to be saved. Very easy to use, professional looking. Main advantage is that diagrams can be shared with collaborators easily, in the same...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPad

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  • asciiflow icon

    asciiflow

    Simple web based ascii flow diagram drawing tool, draw boxes, lines, arrows and type, then export straight to text/html.

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Software Ideas Modeler icon

    Software Ideas Modeler

    Lightweight, powerful, easy to use, UML tool Software Ideas Modeler is a lightweight and powerful CASE tool. It supports UML 2.2 diagrams and a lot of other ones. Software Ideas Modeler is freeware (for non-commercial use)....

    Free Personal Windows

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    ARIS Express

    ARIS Express is based on the proven ARIS methodology and industry standards. Its intuitive user interface and the latest improvements in modeling assistances enable instant results. This free version will appeal to universities and...

    Free Windows

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  • ProcessOn icon

    ProcessOn

    Free html-5 based on-line diagrams design, an ideal tool for visual communication .

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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  • PGF and TikZ icon

    PGF and TikZ

    PGF/TikZ is a tandem of languages for producing vector graphics from a geometric/algebraic description. PGF is a lower-level language, while TikZ is a set of higher-level macros that use PGF. The top-level PGF and TikZ commands are...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • InsightPoint icon

    InsightPoint

    InsightPoint is a cool multi-scene vector drawing tool for Windows and Linux.

    Free Windows Linux

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  • mockingbird icon

    mockingbird

    mockingbird is an online tool that makes it easy for you to create, link together, preview, and share mockups of your website or application. It is not Flash based.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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  • MagicDraw icon

    MagicDraw

    MagicDraw is an award-winning business process, architecture, software and system modeling tool with teamwork support. MagicDraw UML can do comprehensive UML diagramming, reverse and forward engineering for Java and C++.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    VisiTouch

    ~ Simple way to view, annotate and share Microsoft Office Visio diagrams ~ VisiTouch helps mobile workers to view and annotate on MS Visio diagrams on their iPhones and iPads. Use it to open .vsd, .vdx and .vsdx files, convert them to...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.9.0, released on August 2013, can be still bought from the Appstore.
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    Diagrammix

    Diagrammix is a tool for efficiently building attractive diagrams. If you are an office worker, developer, manager, supervisor, student or home user you can draw almost anything in extremely simple and intuitive way. You'll...

    Commercial Mac

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    Grapholite

    Grapholite is a powerful online solution for the creation of flowcharts, org charts, mind maps, Venn charts, web site structures, etc. Can be used online and offline

    Commercial Windows Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

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  • PathVisio icon

    PathVisio

    PathVisio is a free open-source pathway analysis and drawing software that allows drawing, editing and analysing biological pathways.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Creately

    Creately makes diagramming and design easy. We do this with an access anywhere, online application that is purpose built for collaboration. Creately allows teams to solve problems and collaborate visually. It stands out from the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

    • Support almost every diagram type of DIA and much better user interface and templates Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree

Dia Comments

Showing its age

Comment by charlesgoodwin
about Dia and Pencil Project May 2016

Dia has somewhat stagnated in recent years. For a long time it was the only real open source option other than turning to Inkscape and doing everything from scratch. These days I'd recommend you try Pencil instead because it has a much nicer UI and arguably better features.

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Interface

Negative Comment by Eliaszica
about Dia and yEd Graph Editor Feb 2016

I successfully made some diagrams with Dia but, as another user said, its interface is really clunky. Now I'm trying yED.

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Extremely useful

Positive Comment by ZackGules
about Dia Aug 2015

Dia on Linux - shines.

I was able to use it to create all sorts of logic diagrams - for programming and for organization. It is also capable to unite any elements and group and supports layering. Perfect software!

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Not good on mac

Comment by Thelle
about Dia and LibreOffice - Draw May 2013

I don't like Dia on mac - requires extra install and does not comply with standard mac application behavior.

For open source diagraming on mac I'd say Small LibreOffice - Draw iconLibreOffice - Draw is a better choice.

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Dia: a piece of crap. Don't use it, unless you're a martian

Negative Comment by Curacao
about Dia Jun 2011

Dia is a piece of crap. Don't use it, unless you're a martian (because it designed for martians).

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With an import filter for visio files it would be perfect

Comment by vandamme
about Dia Jun 2011

If it had an import filter for visio files it would be perfect.

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I use it and like it but find the interface to be clunky

Comment by evan
about Dia Jun 2011

I use it and like it but find the interface to be clunky. For any serious diagramming I'd still opt to use Visio (unfortunately).

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Easy free flowchart program, many Visio-features

Positive Comment by Dennis
about Dia Jun 2011

Easy flowchart program that is free. Has many features found in Visio. Probably not a complete replacement for Visio but adequate for many uses.

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Dia is a very good alternative easy to use flow chart app

Positive Comment by rajarahim
about Dia Jun 2011

Dia is a very good alternative if you are looking for a free easy to use flow chart app.

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