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  • Dia icon

    Dia

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com FreeBSD ... Xfce DragonFly BSD NetBSD OpenBSD

    • Discontinued No new versions since 2011 : https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dia (in yellow)
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    Pencil Project

    Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features. The Pencil...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com 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 auto-magically arrange even large data...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web BSD

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    XMind

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    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 Android ... Chrome OS

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    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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    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

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    Gliffy

    "If they could see what Im thinking, they'd get it!" People just understand faster with pictures. It helps them see how information is connected, whether...

    Freemium Web Chrome OS

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • TiddlyMap

    TiddlyMap is a TiddlyWiki plugin that turns your favourite personal note taking software in a wiki-concept-map hybrid! Yes, you will be able to do both: drawing maps and...

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

draw.io Comments

Not recommended

about draw.io · · 1 Helpful

• Complete Component but hard to use
• file export are 1 by 1 (cant bulk)
Diagram only image, no label or name embedded

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The best

about draw.io · ·

The best free software for draw UML!!

[Edited by KinLiHK, March 15]

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

Comment by jc_sia
about draw.io · 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.

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

Comment by Glecerio
about draw.io · 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.

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

Comment by Secure1
about draw.io · 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.

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

Comment by Raul_M
about draw.io · 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!

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

Comment by Glady
about draw.io · 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!

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

Comment by satya
about draw.io · Jun 2011 ·

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

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

Comment by Hedkandi
about draw.io · Jun 2011 ·

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

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

Comment by shiznottle
about draw.io · 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!


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

Comment by Pinup291
about draw.io · 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.

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

Comment by ssrahman88
about draw.io · Jun 2011 ·

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

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Glad to say that www.diagram.ly is a real alternative to MS ...

Comment by webnologyone
about draw.io · Jun 2011 ·

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

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(http://www.diagram.ly ) is very unique and interesting sit ...

Comment by bilaln18
about draw.io · Jun 2011 ·

(http://www.diagram.ly ) 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.

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