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  • Dia icon


    Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows released under the GPL license. Dia is roughly...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

  • Pencil Project icon

    Pencil Project

    Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Firefox

  • 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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • XMind icon


    XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Lucidchart icon


    Online diagram and flowchart software that supports Microsoft Visio import and can work on any operating system.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPad Chrome ... Google Apps

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • Google Drive - Drawings icon

    Google Drive - Drawings

    Google Drawings allows users to collaborate creating, sharing, and editing images or drawings.

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

  • OmniGraffle icon


    OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents—quickly—by providing powerful styling tools, keeping lines connected to...

    Commercial Mac iPad

  • PlantUML icon


    PlantUML is an open-source tool that uses simple textual descriptions to draw UML diagrams. The generator can be run anywhere within...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

  • Gliffy icon


    "If they could see what Im thinking, theyd get it!" People just understand faster with pictures. It helps them see how...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • Diagramo icon


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

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Cacoo icon


    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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • Umbrello icon


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

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • SmartDraw icon


    Instead of starting with a blank screen, SmartDraw gives you the exact template you need. Then use simple commands to add your...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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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  • 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPad

  • asciiflow icon


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

    Free Web / Cloud

  • VisiTouch icon

    VisiTouch Discontinued

    ~ Simple way to view, annotate and share Microsoft Office Visio diagrams ~ VisiTouch helps mobile workers to view and annotate on MS...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • tiddlymap

    TiddlyMap is a TiddlyWiki plugin that turns your favourite personal note taking software in a wiki-concept-map hybrid! Yes, you will...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet Self-Hosted

  • ProcessOn icon


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

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • Diagrammix icon


    Diagrammix is a tool for efficiently building attractive diagrams. If you are an office worker, developer, manager, supervisor...

    Commercial Mac

  • Mindix icon


    Mindix offers a very simple, clean and organized environment to capture ideas and take notes while conducting brainstorming sessions.

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

  • PathVisio icon


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

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Creately icon


    Creately makes diagramming and design easy. We do this with an access anywhere, online application that is purpose built for...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • IYOPRO icon


    IYOPRO, Improve your Processes, is a professional online BPM and workflow system that utilizes the BPMN 2.0 standard. Run it in less...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • my.origramy icon


    my.origramy is an online service that lets you create any complex graphs, presentations, schemes - anything you want - for free. The...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

  • ProcessMaker icon


    ProcessMaker is a cost effective and easy to use open source business process management (BPM) or workflow software application.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • SwordSoft Layout icon

    SwordSoft Layout

    SwordSoft Layout is an desktop application that makes it very easy for you to create, preview, and manage mockups of your website...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Grapholite icon


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

    Commercial Windows Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

  • Delineato Pro icon

    Delineato Pro

    Delineato - the italian word for "outline". Designed using the WYSIWYN paradigm - What You See Is What You Need - this...

    Commercial Mac iPad

  • hohli

    Online Charts Builder based on Google Charts API

    Free Web / Cloud Comments

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Positive Comment by KinLiHK
about Mar 2014

The best free software for draw UML!!

[Edited by KinLiHK, March 15]


As a chemical engineer,I have used MS Visio as a tool to cr ...

Comment by jc_sia
about Jun 2011

As a chemical engineer,I have used MS Visio as a tool to create diagrams for process, equipment and plant design. Diagramly is a similar tool, but I like it better since its really user friendly and easy to navigate. Even none technical people will find it easy to use. I can recommend it to my fellow engineers who create designs/ diagrams, to graphic artist, or just to normal individual who just want to play around with it and use it as a tool for creativity.


I’ve been a long time Microsoft Visio user and discovering ...

Comment by Glecerio
about Jun 2011

I’ve been a long time Microsoft Visio user and discovering this free online software is a great find for me. First time users will be encourage to use this tool particularly with the pop-up tips and tricks dialog showing at start-up. All the basic shapes and feature are readily available, helping me create diagrams fast. Saving the document is easy with four extensions to choose from, but only files saved as SVG and XML will be displayed correctly when opened in another application. PNG and JPG files lose those shapes/figures created from the non-basic diagram. Opening a saved file is another story (might be worst) because only files that were saved as XML were opened successfully. The other files – SVG, JPG and PNG would not open and shows a pop-up dialog with ‘missing or invalid file’ context. What I like: It’s online, basic, and no need to check for security and software updates. What I do not like: Saving files and opening them. What needs improvement: comprehensive Help document, the help provided will only show the Tips and tricks and no more. Conclusion: This is a cool free online software but may need more development and testing - particularly the save and open feature. Try it.


A very intuitive tool; the graphics are great. I liked the ...

Comment by Secure1
about Jun 2011

A very intuitive tool; the graphics are great. I liked the 'how to' at the beginning for new users. Not owning Visio myself (and not wanting to fork over the dough to purchase it) I can see myself using this frequently on my current contract. So many of my business users are visual learners. The graphics are more complete than some of Visio's. I'm wondering if users will be allowed to import or save their own clip art or graphics? Overall, the tool appears very complete.


A very intuitive application with cool stencils! Even the i ...

Comment by Raul_M
about Jun 2011

A very intuitive application with cool stencils! Even the inexperienced users can easily learn it. Plus, you don't need to worry about the installation as it's purely online. You can just go create your diagrams and save your file locally to xml, PNG, JPG or SVG file types, very handy! I highly recommend it!


Very user-friendly. Simple and easily accessible as it is o ...

Comment by Glady
about Jun 2011

Very user-friendly. Simple and easily accessible as it is online so no installation/licensing required. Not as rich in feature as Microsoft Visio is, but can surely be taken advantage of by anyone who needs to create diagrams on-the-fly. What I particularly like is that it supports Microsoft Visio import!


An user friendly application to make simple to complicated ...

Comment by satya
about Jun 2011

An user friendly application to make simple to complicated diagrams easily and quickly.


An easy and fast way to make a simple drawing of my network ...

Comment by Hedkandi
about Jun 2011

An easy and fast way to make a simple drawing of my network and small setups.


I can say that the application looks a lot more user friend ...

Comment by shiznottle
about Jun 2011

I can say that the application looks a lot more user friendly than Visio. I appreciated every single information that Diagramly has. It is a well-designed site and I can say that it is highly recommended to all people who may be of use to this particular application.

I am fully aware that there's a lot of applications for creating flow charts, maps, and other types of visuals, but Diagramly is on the go the minute you visit the website. The next best thing about is, it’s just accessed online and you need not installing the application. Another thing is that it is accessible anywhere there's an Internet Connection.

I believe that this application will allow and help build the processes in creating them in a lot more effective manner!

Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more and more wonderful improvements on Diagramly!


seems like Diagramly is a poor alternative to Visio. onlin ...

Comment by Pinup291
about Jun 2011

seems like Diagramly is a poor alternative to Visio. online but without any of the traditional advantages of web app -- no cloud storage (have to export diagram to save it), no collaboration (not possible), et cetera. pales in comparison to tools like Lucid Charts and Cacoo.


Diagramly is a state of the art tool that i have found on w ...

Comment by ssrahman88
about Jun 2011

Diagramly is a state of the art tool that i have found on webs every one should give it a try


Glad to say that is a real alternative to MS ...

Comment by webnologyone
about Jun 2011

Glad to say that is a real alternative to MS Visio and i really like it, You too will give the same comments after using I would like to recommend all of you to take it seriously and use diagramly as your tool for UML and other designs


( ) is very unique and interesting sit ...

Comment by bilaln18
about Jun 2011

( ) is very unique and interesting site.i opened it and draw some activity diagrams,use cases,flow charts.when i was exploring the site i thought I might be using Microsoft Visio.the site is very helpful for all the users, the GUI is EXCELLENT.You can draw your desired diagrams from anywhere.This is the coolest thing.And you get your diagram in different formats. i really liked this site.i will be using it for my uml diagrams for software engineering.I must say this site is BETTER than visio.I strongly recommend to use this site.


I strongly recommend ( ) for beginners ...

Comment by samb672
about Jun 2011

I strongly recommend ( ) for beginners and experts alike! The initial view of is reminiscing of Microsoft Visio , and the initial tips and tricks window had me well on my way with little to no in-depth training. I like the initial simplicity. When first learning Visio, I spent several hours watching video tutorials and reading the help tutorial just to get started, but not with ( ). You can truly "hit the ground running". I really liked the networking and telecommunication icons that come standard in the program. They have a sleek and ultra-modern look to them that look impressive for charts and diagrams you will be using for presentations to customers.

All the most important features/tools one would need in visualization software are here including: align, page layouts/breaks, good stock of general shapes, and a large amount of font, shape, and color options to easier personalize work.

This program is everything you need to create work and process flow diagrams, as well as, networking diagrams, and other IT and business visualizations, and nothing that you don’t. ( ) seems like a great stepping stone into MS Visio or even a complete alternative, as it is simpler to use and easier to understand. If you are not looking for “bells and whistles”, but a quick, painless application that is accessible anywhere and most importantly, FREE, then I would strongly recommend htt