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Diagram Designer Alternatives for Mac

Diagram Designer is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 Diagram Designer and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Diagram Designer are Pencil Project, LibreOffice - Draw, Dia and yEd Graph Editor.

Diagram Designer alternatives are mainly Diagram Editors but may also be Vector Graphic Apps or Mind Mapping Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Diagram Designer.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Simple vector graphics editor for creating flowcharts, UML class diagrams, illustrations and slide shows.

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  1. diagrams.net icon

    diagrams.net

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Notion
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • PortableApps.com
    • Google Drive
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Google Slides
    • Google Drive - Sheets

    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, .

    ⚫︎ Works Offlinediagrams.net can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for Layersdiagrams.net supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Dark Modediagrams.net supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXdiagrams.net supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Example AWS diagram using draw.io
  2. Pencil is a standalone app that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.

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    Discontinued

    The last release/commit was in October 2019.

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  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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLibreOffice - Draw can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersLibreOffice - Draw supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ LightweightLibreOffice - Draw consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Auto LayoutLibreOffice - Draw supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Draw can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Import CSV DataLibreOffice - Draw can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineLibreOffice - Draw can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Dia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    • Xfce
    • DragonFly BSD
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD

    Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows released under the GPL license.

    ⚫︎ LightweightDia consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDia can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Auto LayoutyEd Graph Editor supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    ⚫︎ PortableyEd Graph Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    PlantUML

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortablePlantUML can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownPlantUML supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Common PlantUML JAR GUI application that will render text file into image.
  7. Sketch is a vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices.

    ⚫︎ Auto LayoutSketch supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    ⚫︎ Create UI ComponentsSketch allows you to create and define groups of reusable UI elements/materials across your design.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    App icon design
  8. OmniGraffle icon

    OmniGraffle

    • Mac
    • iPad

    OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents—quickly—by providing powerful styling tools, keeping lines connected to shapes even when they’re moved, and magically organizing diagrams with just one click.

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    Mindomo

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Firefox

    Mindomo is the easiest online software for creating mind maps, concept maps, outlines and various other types of diagrams. The following features make it the perfect choice both for business and education:

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mindomo simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Mindomo.
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  10. Apache OpenOffice Draw icon

    Apache OpenOffice Draw

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    For technical drawings with integrated graduation function (not available in PowerPoint)
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