Dia Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Dia for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small diagrams.net icondiagrams.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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Dia are Small yEd Graph Editor iconyEd Graph Editor (Free), Small LibreOffice - Draw iconLibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source), Small Microsoft Office Visio iconMicrosoft Office Visio (Paid) and Small PlantUML iconPlantUML (Free, Open Source).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 26, 2020

  • Lucidchart

    Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time. .
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Dia, some doesn't.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Zapier
    • bambooHR
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Jira
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive
    • Slack
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Quip
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Salesforce.com
    • Google Apps
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • GitHub
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel
  • diagrams.net (previously draw.io) is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Dia.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    Gu
    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 • more than a year ago

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    Kholdfire786887
    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 • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    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 • more than a year ago

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  • 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...
    Most users think this is great alternative to Dia.
    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    La
    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 • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    Featureful. Reliable and extendable.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    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

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  • Powerful vector graphics editor for the office with tools for easily creating charts, diagrams, brochures and more.
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Dia, some doesn't.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    dimlakgorkehgz789888
    Line links not attached to objects. Better for drawing than diagramming though it is still possible.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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  • Diagramming and Flowchart making software that is part of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Open-source, Java-based UML diagram maker using plain text descriptions to draw models.
    This alternative is disputed. It's still a legit alternative but it might have some issues that some users think is important.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    Gu
    Not a GUI diagramming tool. By this logic graphviz is an alternative to Dia.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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  • A "hierarchical spreadsheet" that is a great replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases.
  • Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time. .
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Dia, some doesn't.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Zapier
    • bambooHR
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Jira
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive
    • Slack
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Quip
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Salesforce.com
    • Google Apps
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • GitHub
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel
  • 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.
    This alternative is disputed. It's still a legit alternative but it might have some issues that some users think is important.
    • Free
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    Gu
    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 • more than a year ago

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  • a simple yet powerful mindmapping tool that supports brainstorming, presentation and collaboration .
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Firefox