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  • Pencil Project icon

    Pencil Project

    Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features. The Pencil...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Electron / Atom Shell Firefox

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    Dia

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com FreeBSD Xfce DragonFly BSD NetBSD ... OpenBSD

    • Discontinued No new versions since 2011. Last release, 0.97.2, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Very intuitive, flexible and well defined. Guest • Jan 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    yEd Graph Editor

    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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web BSD

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    XMind

    XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of created mind maps via their...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web iPhone iPad

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    LibreOffice - Draw

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    PlantUML

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android Chrome OS

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    OmniGraffle

    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...

    Commercial Mac iPad

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    Diagramo

    Diagramo is an online flowchart software - diagrams (create, edit and share) - organization charts (create, edit and share) - network diagrams (create, edit and...

    Free Open Source Web

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    Gliffy

    "If they could see what Im thinking, they'd get it!" People just understand faster with pictures. It helps them see how information is connected, whether...

    Freemium Web Chrome OS

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  • TiddlyMap

    TiddlyMap is a TiddlyWiki plugin that turns your favourite personal note taking software in a wiki-concept-map hybrid! Yes, you will be able to do both: drawing maps and...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... Self-Hosted

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    Visual Paradigm

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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draw.io Comments

Comment by Guest
about draw.io · Jun 2017 ·

its online and fantastic tool for drawing software architectural diagram

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Comment by jc_sia
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

As a chemical engineer,I have used MS Visio as a tool to create diagrams for process, equipment and plant design. Diagramly is a similar tool, but I like it better since its really user friendly and easy to navigate. Even none technical people will find it easy to use. I can recommend it to my fellow engineers who create designs/ diagrams, to graphic artist, or just to normal individual who just want to play around with it and use it as a tool for creativity.

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Comment by Glecerio
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I’ve been a long time Microsoft Visio user and discovering this free online software is a great find for me. First time users will be encourage to use this tool particularly with the pop-up tips and tricks dialog showing at start-up. All the basic shapes and feature are readily available, helping me create diagrams fast. Saving the document is easy with four extensions to choose from, but only files saved as SVG and XML will be displayed correctly when opened in another application. PNG and JPG files lose those shapes/figures created from the non-basic diagram. Opening a saved file is another story (might be worst) because only files that were saved as XML were opened successfully. The other files – SVG, JPG and PNG would not open and shows a pop-up dialog with ‘missing or invalid file’ context. What I like: It’s online, basic, and no need to check for security and software updates. What I do not like: Saving files and opening them. What needs improvement: comprehensive Help document, the help provided will only show the Tips and tricks and no more. Conclusion: This is a cool free online software but may need more development and testing - particularly the save and open feature. Try it.

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Comment by Secure1
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

A very intuitive tool; the graphics are great. I liked the 'how to' at the beginning for new users. Not owning Visio myself (and not wanting to fork over the dough to purchase it) I can see myself using this frequently on my current contract. So many of my business users are visual learners. The graphics are more complete than some of Visio's. I'm wondering if users will be allowed to import or save their own clip art or graphics? Overall, the tool appears very complete.

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Comment by Raul_M
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

A very intuitive application with cool stencils! Even the inexperienced users can easily learn it. Plus, you don't need to worry about the installation as it's purely online. You can just go create your diagrams and save your file locally to xml, PNG, JPG or SVG file types, very handy! I highly recommend it!

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Comment by Glady
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Very user-friendly. Simple and easily accessible as it is online so no installation/licensing required. Not as rich in feature as Microsoft Visio is, but can surely be taken advantage of by anyone who needs to create diagrams on-the-fly. What I particularly like is that it supports Microsoft Visio import!

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Comment by satya
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

An user friendly application to make simple to complicated diagrams easily and quickly.

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Comment by Hedkandi
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

An easy and fast way to make a simple drawing of my network and small setups.

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Comment by shiznottle
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I can say that the application looks a lot more user friendly than Visio. I appreciated every single information that Diagramly has. It is a well-designed site and I can say that it is highly recommended to all people who may be of use to this particular application.

I am fully aware that there's a lot of applications for creating flow charts, maps, and other types of visuals, but Diagramly is on the go the minute you visit the website. The next best thing about is, it’s just accessed online and you need not installing the application. Another thing is that it is accessible anywhere there's an Internet Connection.

I believe that this application will allow and help build the processes in creating them in a lot more effective manner!

Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more and more wonderful improvements on Diagramly!

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Comment by Pinup291
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

seems like Diagramly is a poor alternative to Visio. online but without any of the traditional advantages of web app -- no cloud storage (have to export diagram to save it), no collaboration (not possible), et cetera. pales in comparison to tools like Lucid Charts and Cacoo.

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Comment by ssrahman88
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Diagramly is a state of the art tool that i have found on webs every one should give it a try

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Comment by webnologyone
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Glad to say that www.diagram.ly is a real alternative to MS Visio and i really like it, You too will give the same comments after using diagram.ly. I would like to recommend all of you to take it seriously and use diagramly as your tool for UML and other designs

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Comment by bilaln18
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

(http://www.diagram.ly ) is very unique and interesting site.i opened it and draw some activity diagrams,use cases,flow charts.when i was exploring the site i thought I might be using Microsoft Visio.the site is very helpful for all the users, the GUI is EXCELLENT.You can draw your desired diagrams from anywhere.This is the coolest thing.And you get your diagram in different formats. i really liked this site.i will be using it for my uml diagrams for software engineering.I must say this site is BETTER than visio.I strongly recommend to use this site.

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Comment by samb672
about draw.io · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I strongly recommend (http://www.diagram.ly ) for beginners and experts alike! The initial view of Diagram.ly is reminiscing of Microsoft Visio , and the initial tips and tricks window had me well on my way with little to no in-depth training. I like the initial simplicity. When first learning Visio, I spent several hours watching video tutorials and reading the help tutorial just to get started, but not with Diagram.ly (http://www.diagram.ly ). You can truly "hit the ground running". I really liked the networking and telecommunication icons that come standard in the program. They have a sleek and ultra-modern look to them that look impressive for charts and diagrams you will be using for presentations to customers.

All the most important features/tools one would need in visualization software are here including: align, page layouts/breaks, good stock of general shapes, and a large amount of font, shape, and color options to easier personalize work.

This program is everything you need to create work and process flow diagrams, as well as, networking diagrams, and other IT and business visualizations, and nothing that you don’t. Diagram.ly (http://www.diagram.ly ) seems like a great stepping stone into MS Visio or even a complete alternative, as it is simpler to use and easier to understand. If you are not looking for “bells and whistles”, but a quick, painless application that is accessible anywhere and most importantly, FREE, then I would strongly recommend Diagram.ly htt

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