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ARIS Express Alternatives for Mac

ARIS Express is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is LibreOffice - Draw, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to ARIS Express and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to ARIS Express are Dia, yEd Graph Editor, PlantUML and OmniGraffle.

ARIS Express alternatives are mainly Diagram Editors but may also be Mind Mapping Tools or UML Modeling Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ARIS Express.
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  1. 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 technical drawings, general posters, and much else.

    ⚫︎ PortableLibreOffice - Draw can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersLibreOffice - Draw supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ LightweightLibreOffice - Draw consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Auto LayoutLibreOffice - Draw supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Draw can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Import CSV DataLibreOffice - Draw can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineLibreOffice - Draw can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    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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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Auto LayoutyEd Graph Editor supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    ⚫︎ PortableyEd Graph Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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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    OmniGraffle

    • Mac
    • iPad

    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.

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  6. Apache OpenOffice Draw icon

    Apache OpenOffice Draw

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for posters, graphs, charts, and more.

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    For technical drawings with integrated graduation function (not available in PowerPoint)
  7. Creating flowcharts, organizational charts, business diagrams, science illustration, network diagrams, mind map and lots more.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Wondershare EdrawMax simultaneously.
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  8. An online diagramming tool with built-in productivity features to create diagrams faster. Draw flowcharts, mind maps, org charts, network diagrams, Venn diagrams and 50+ other diagrams types. Readymade templates to get started fast.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Creately simultaneously.
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    MyDraw

    • Mac
    • Windows

    MyDraw is an easy to use, yet powerful diagramming software that lets you create a large number of diagrams like flowcharts, organizational charts, mind maps, network diagrams, floor plans, family trees, business model diagrams, and many more.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableMyDraw is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    MyDraw Flyers and Certificates Brochure Teddy Bear Brochure
  10. Bonita BPM icon

    Bonita BPM is a BPM-based application platform that is designed to help users build highly engaging, personalized business applications that can be continuously updated to adapt to business changes in real time.

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