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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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

  • LibreOffice - Draw icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Microsoft Office Visio icon

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Commercial Mac iPad

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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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  • Vectr icon

    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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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    Diagramo

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

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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  • Edraw Max icon

    Edraw Max

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Umbrello icon

    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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Dia Comments

Not recommended

Negative Comment by Shojimeguro
about Dia Feb 2017

• 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

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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