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Comment by Marshal313
about Dia · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Lightweight, Easy to use, Nearly no Bugs, Compatibility

Comment by karlblass
about Dia · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Like that software. It's a bit unhandy sometimes but in the end maybe the best libre software there is for that purpose.


Showing its age

Comment by charlesgoodwin
about Dia and Pencil Project · May 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

Dia has somewhat stagnated in recent years. For a long time it was the only real open source option other than turning to Inkscape and doing everything from scratch. These days I'd recommend you try Pencil instead because it has a much nicer UI and arguably better features.


Not good on mac

Comment by Thelle
about Dia and LibreOffice - Draw · May 2013 · Helpful Not helpful

I don't like Dia on mac - requires extra install and does not comply with standard mac application behavior.

For open source diagraming on mac I'd say Small LibreOffice - Draw iconLibreOffice - Draw is a better choice.

Libre-Office Draw is more like MS-Powerpoint. You should not compare it with Dia. You can compare MS-Visio with Dia


With an import filter for visio files it would be perfect

Comment by vandamme
about Dia · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

If it had an import filter for visio files it would be perfect.

Comment by evan
about Dia · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I use it and like it but find the interface to be clunky. For any serious diagramming I'd still opt to use Visio (unfortunately).