Alternatives to SmartDraw for all platforms with any license

  • 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

    • Smartdraw allows automatic addition of blocks in flowchart in a simpler and with less clutter than draw.io Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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 program Microsoft Office Visio , though more geared towards informal...

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

  • 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 collaboration/multi-user features. The Pencil Projects unique mission is to build a free and opensource tool for...

    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 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

  • Lucidchart icon

    Lucidchart

    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

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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

  • 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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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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    Axure RP

    Axure RP is the leading tool for rapidly creating wireframes, prototypes and specifications for applications and web sites.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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

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

    Free Windows

  • Calligra Flow icon

    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

  • Fluid UI icon

    Fluid UI

    Fluid UI is the fastest mobile app prototyping tool available. Design and test your low and high fidelity app mockups on a mobile device with ease. Simple and UX oriented, this UI tool helps unlock creativity and will save your team...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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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

  • Oqto Diagram icon

    Oqto Diagram

    Oqto is a powerful diagram creation and editing tool available on your tablet or smart phone. With Oqto Diagram you can create flowcharts, organization charts, mind maps, finite states machines, complex graphs and more. It is easy to...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.2.2 , released in June 2015, can be still bought from Google Play Store.
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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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    IYOPRO

    IYOPRO, Improve your Processes, is a professional online BPM and workflow system that utilizes the BPMN 2.0 standard. Run it in less than one minute - without installation - always in the latest version. IYOPRO offers modelling...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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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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    TouchDraw

    TouchDraw is a vector drawing application that gives you everything you need to create structured 2D vector graphics such as flow charts, graphs, diagrams, illustrations, logos and floor plans just to name a few. What makes TouchDraw...

    Commercial Mac Android iPad

  • Grapholite icon

    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

  • Moqups icon

    Moqups

    "The most stunning HTML5 App for creating high fidelity, resolution independent SVG mockups and wireframes!" The Free Plan includes 2 projects (limited to 300 objects) and 5MB of storage.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • DataGraph icon

    DataGraph

    DataGraph is a simple and powerful graphing application for Mac OS X. It is a great companion for Excel, Numbers or any of the big statistical packages. Simple because it is very easy to draw plots, bar graphs, and fit functions....

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • Creately icon

    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

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    ProcessMaker

    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

  • Shapes icon

    Shapes

    Shapes is a simple, elegant diagramming app for OS X. Shapes gives you all of the most important features you need in a diagramming tool without all the extra cruft, and without breaking the bank!.

    Commercial Mac

  • ConceptDraw PRO icon

    ConceptDraw PRO

    The fastest tool for drawing business vector graphics, diagrams and flowcharts. Supports MS Visio, MS Office and many other formats.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • ADONIS:Community Edition icon

    ADONIS:Community Edition

    ADONIS:Community Edition is a free version of the BPM toolkit ADONIS aimed both at users new to the business process management, who need an intuitive tool for documenting processes and publishing them as HTML and Word, as well as BPM...

    Free Windows

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    SwordSoft Layout

    SwordSoft Layout is an desktop application that makes it very easy for you to create, preview, and manage mockups of your website, mobile application or desktop application. With so many UI elements to choose from, you can design...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Delineato Pro

    Delineato - the italian word for "outline". Designed using the WYSIWYN paradigm - What You See Is What You Need - this carefully crafted application is targeted at creating simple diagrams, mind maps, brainstorming, to-do...

    Commercial Mac iPad

SmartDraw Comments

SmartDraw is available for Mac users in cloud

Comment by rich_earle2002
about SmartDraw Jan 2016

SmartDraw is available via the cloud too for Mac users. You can learn more about that here and start a free trial.

http://www.smartdraw.com/software/smartdraw-for-mac.htm)

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I also have an issue with the way paths are split. Perhaps ...

Comment by AlstonAdams
about SmartDraw Jun 2011

I also have an issue with the way paths are split. Perhaps I just don't know enough, but the way it keeps going horizontally makes the entire drawing needlessly huge in the horizontal sense. I need it to go vertically eventually.

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It's a pretty sleek little app so far, however I have been ...

Comment by AlstonAdams
about SmartDraw Jun 2011

It's a pretty sleek little app so far, however I have been somewhat unable to format flowcharts the way I want so that they do not become too unwieldy. Adding new boxes and such is not obvious to me, because sometimes SmartDraw decides where the new box will go. This isn't ideal if I have already added text to existing boxes.

This is for work breakdown structures.

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