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Self-Hosted diagrams.net Alternatives

There are many alternatives to diagrams.net as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Penpot, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to diagrams.net and eight of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to diagrams.net are Excalidraw, Wireflow, TiddlyMap and tldraw.

diagrams.net alternatives are mainly Mind Mapping Tools but may also be Diagram Editors or UML Modeling Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of diagrams.net.
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    Penpot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Penpot simultaneously.
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  2. Excalidraw icon

    Excalidraw

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Excalidraw is an open-source whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams that have a hand-drawn feel to them. Available directly online as a web app and also through CodeSandbox to easily see how the code works, and the app is available for self-hosting.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Excalidraw without registration.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Excalidraw simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionExcalidraw has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  3. Wireflow icon

    Wireflow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Wireflow is free, online, real-time collaborative, open source tool for creating beautiful user flow prototypes.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Wireflow simultaneously.
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  4. TiddlyMap icon

    TiddlyMap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted

    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 putting down knowledge in a wiki way.

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    tldraw

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    A tiny little drawing app.

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  6. Kroki icon

    Kroki

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Creates diagrams from textual descriptions! It provides a unified API with support for BlockDiag, BPMN, Bytefield, C4 (with PlantUML), Ditaa, Erd, GraphViz, Mermaid, Nomnoml, PlantUML, SvgBob, UMLet, Vega, Vega-Lite, WaveDrom.

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    Hava

    • Self-Hosted
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Google Cloud Platform
    • Microsoft Azure

    Automatically generates cloud network topology diagrams for AWS, Azure and GCP. Visualizes cloud infrastructure, tracks versions, auto updates, generates compliance reports with on embed anywhere viewer and API access.

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    AWS VPC Diagram
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    Structurizr

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Software architecture diagramming tool.

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