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Not recommended

about Dia · ·

• Complete Component but hard to use - file export are 1 by 1 (cant bulk)

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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

about Dia and yEd Graph Editor · ·

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

about Dia · ·

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.

Libre-Office Draw is more like MS-Powerpoint. You should not compare it with Dia. You can compare MS-Visio with Dia

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

about Dia · ·

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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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

about Dia · ·

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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about Dia · ·

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

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