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Open Source ArgoUML Alternatives

The best open source alternative to ArgoUML is Dia. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to ArgoUML and 18 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to ArgoUML are PlantUML, Umbrello, UMLet and Papyrus UML.

ArgoUML alternatives are mainly UML Modeling Tools but may also be Diagram Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ArgoUML.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

ArgoUML is an open source UML modeling tool and includes support for all standard UML 1.4 diagrams. It runs on any Java...

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  1. Dia icon

    Dia

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

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightDia consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDia can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  2. PlantUML icon

    PlantUML

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS

    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, documentation generator, and others.

    ⚫︎ PortablePlantUML can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownPlantUML supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Common PlantUML JAR GUI application that will render text file into image.


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    Umbrello

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Umbrello is a Unified Modelling Language (UML) modelling tool and code generator. It can create diagrams of software and other systems in the industry-standard UML format, and can also generate code from UML diagrams in a variety of programming languages.

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    UMLet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    UMLet is an open-source UML tool with a simple user interface: draw UML diagrams fast, export diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and clipboard, share diagrams using Eclipse, and create new, custom UML elements.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsUMLet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Papyrus UML

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Eclipse

    Graphical modelling open source UML2 tool based on Eclipse environment.

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    NClass

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    NClass is a free tool to easily create UML class diagrams with full C# and Java language support. The user interface is designed to be simple and user-friendly for easy and fast development.

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    Discontinued

    Since 2010

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    Gaphor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Gaphor is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) UML and SysML modeling environment easy to use that will help you create your applications.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGaphor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Modelio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Eclipse

    Modelio is an open source modeling tool supporting natively UML, BPMN and model exchange with XMI. It allows to draw all UML2 diagrams and specific diagrams for business process modeling. It is easy and powerful with the capacity to add new functionalities to the application.

    ⚫︎ PortableModelio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Class diagrams
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    Violet UML Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Violet is a UML editor with these benefits: Very easy to learn and use. Draws nice-looking diagrams. Completely free. Cross-platform. Violet is intended for developers, students, teachers, and authors who need to produce simple UML diagrams quickly.

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    WhiteStarUML

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    WhiteStarUML is a fork of StarUML with an intent to revive its Delphi code base by updating code to recent Delphi editions, reducing dependence on third party components and fixing bugs and adding new features.

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    Basic class diagram
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