Dia Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Dia for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative 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 Dia and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Dia are yEd Graph Editor (Free), LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source), TreeSheets (Free, Open Source) and PlantUML (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 28, 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 Dia opinions
      Most users think diagrams.net is a great alternative to Dia.
      Kholdfire Draw.io is a decent alternative, but is too different. Mainly the problem is that Dia is an application program for Windows, while draw.io is a mere Web app. I know Web apps are popular these days, but they're not the same as actual applications, and personally I don't like how many companies seem to be attempting to make all programs Web apps or "online" "programs".
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      Easy to use. Free and open source. can install on my pc (linux mint) Better application than Dia, that I can use online as well on my PC. Very Good !
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Draw.io is very usable, with a sleek interface, tons of stencils/shapes, and the ability to export to various file formats. I have used for home and work projects and have been pleased with the results. I would even go as far as saying it's more useful than MS Visio if your requirements aren't too technical.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Easy to use, No registration(!), complex feature set, very few bugs. Acceptable performance.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    2. 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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      yEd Graph Editor vs Dia opinions
      Most users think yEd Graph Editor is a great alternative to Dia.
      Lacika yEd has pretty much all features as Dia and a lot more! It has a bit steep learning curve and sometimes a bit strange UI, but once you learn it you can do almost any diagram in it. It can even reorganize it automatically, if it gets messy!
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Featureful. Reliable and extendable.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      Simple to use and has all the options you could want. I have now adopted it for the program I have developed in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
      Positive comment about 3 years ago


    3. 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.
      LibreOffice - Draw vs Dia opinions
      Some users think LibreOffice - Draw is a great alternative to Dia, some don't.
      dimlakgorkehgz Line links not attached to objects. Better for drawing than diagramming though it is still possible.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    4. The ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases.
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    5. 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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      PlantUML vs Dia opinions
      This alternative is disputed. PlantUML is still a legitimate alternative to Dia, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Not a GUI diagramming tool. By this logic graphviz is an alternative to Dia.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago


    6. Vectr is a free graphics editor. Vectr is collaborative like Google Docs, and runs both in your web browser and on your desktop as a native app. With an intuitive interface, Vectr is easy to learn and use.
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      Vectr vs Dia opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Vectr is still a legitimate alternative to Dia, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Suggesting Vector would be the same as suggesting Photoshop. Just because you can draw boxes and use them to create a flow doesn't mean it's a flowchart/diagram centric application.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      Mindomo is the easiest online software for creating mind maps, concept maps, outlines and various other types of diagrams.
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    7. 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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    8. Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) is a UML design tool and UML CASE tool designed to aid software development. VP-UML supports key modeling standards such as Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.4, SysML, ERD, DFD, BPMN 2.0, ArchiMate 2.0, etc.
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    9. An all-in-one diagram software for flowchart, org chart and more.
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