Open Source Creately Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Creately is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Creately and 11 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Creately are LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source), Dia (Free, Open Source), PlantUML (Free, Open Source) and Penpot (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 9, 2021

    1. diagrams.net (previously 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 stencils, .
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      diagrams.net vs Creately opinions
      Almost everyone thinks diagrams.net is a great alternative to Creately.
      Very similar but with more functions and this for free!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      amberblake01 It shares most of the functionality and is more updated and nice to work with.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Easy to use, collaborative edition (had to search it), multiple software and platform integration : Incredible!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Free, user-friendly, you can also export to visio directly and save on dropbox , google drive and many other options. I recommend it for students and teachers
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    2. 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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows released under the GPL license.
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    3. 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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    4. Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.
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    5. Create deep visual documents, adaptable and multi-level diagrams, flowcharts, concept maps, mind maps and models. Users can: - Define their own types of nodes and connectors, to reuse nomenclature, symbols, details structure.
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    6. The Visual Understanding Environment or VUE is a free, open source concept mapping application written in Java.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 3.3.0, released in October 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website and from GitHub.

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    7. Wireflow is free, online, open source, real-time collaborative tool for creating beautiful user flow prototypes.
    8. 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)
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      PathVisio is a free open-source pathway analysis and drawing software that allows drawing, editing and analysing biological pathways. It provides a basic set of features for pathway drawing, analysis and visualization. Additional features as plugins.
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