Alternatives to SmartDraw for all platforms with any license

  • 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 Firefox

  • icon is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

    • Smartdraw allows automatic addition of blocks in flowchart in a simpler and with less clutter than
      Guest 2/12/2016
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Axure RP icon

    Axure RP

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • 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

  • Diagram Designer icon

    Diagram Designer

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

    Free Windows

  • Diagramo icon


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

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • ARIS Express icon

    ARIS Express

    ARIS Express is based on the proven ARIS methodology and industry standards. Its intuitive user interface and the latest improvements...

    Free Windows

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  • ProcessOn icon


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

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • 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

  • 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

  • Diagrammix icon


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

    Commercial Mac

  • Moqups icon


    "The most stunning HTML5 App for creating high fidelity, resolution independent SVG mockups and wireframes!" The Free...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • DataGraph icon


    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...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • Oqto Diagram icon

    Oqto Diagram Discontinued

    Oqto is a powerful diagram creation and editing tool available on your tablet or smart phone. With Oqto Diagram you can create...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

  • TouchDraw icon


    TouchDraw is a vector drawing application that gives you everything you need to create structured 2D vector graphics such as flow...

    Commercial Mac Android iPad

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • 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


    Online real time collaboration Flow chart software service. Flow charts made easy with online service A easy flowchart...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • WriteMaps icon


    WriteMaps is a web application that allows you to create, edit, and share your sitemaps online.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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.


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.


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.