blockdiag Alternatives

    blockdiag is described as 'and its family generate diagram images from simply text file'. There are more than 10 alternatives to blockdiag for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is yEd Graph Editor, which is free. Other great apps like blockdiag are PlantUML (Free, Open Source), Graphviz (Free, Open Source), mermaid (Free, Open Source) and Gephi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 13, 2020

    1. 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.
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      Intuitive, many resources, stable and free software.
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    2. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Online
      Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. It has several main graph layout programs. It also has web and interactive graphical interfaces, and auxiliary tools, libraries, and language bindings.
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      • Node.JS
      Ever wanted to simplify documentation and avoid heavy tools like Visio when explaining your code? This is why mermaid was born, a simple markdown-like script language for generating flowcharts, Gantt charts and sequence diagrams from text via JavaScript.
    3. Gephi is an open-source software for visualizing and analyzing large networks graphs. Gephi uses a 3D render engine to display graphs in real-time and speed up the exploration.
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    4. KeyLines is a JavaScript toolkit used by developers to build powerful network visualization applications, quickly.
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    5. Linkurious provides a graph visualization and analysis platform used for fraud detection, anti-money laundering, intelligence or cybersecurity. Easy to deploy and highly extensible, Linkurious Enterprise makes it easy to uncover insights hidden in complex connected data.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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 lists, architectural diagrams.

      Discontinued

      Website appears to be down. App has not been updated since 2016. See version history at app store.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Neoclipse is a standalone workbench application to interact with Neo4j (database directory or server). It supports Cypher, index searches, visualisation, graph updates.
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