draw.io Reviews

Not recommended

about draw.io · · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful

• Complete Component but hard to use
• file export are 1 by 1 (cant bulk)
Diagram only image, no label or name embedded


works great this is how you should set it up

about draw.io · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

i tried a bunch of other softwares out there to see which diagramming tool I like the most. I don't like visio its bloated and slow

I like this program because its simple to use and understand, flexible and useful. But it took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to set it up for long term scalability

There's a number of options here to setup for backup, as of writing this post

  • google drive
  • github
  • dropbox
  • onedrive
  • device

If you use google drive, the file just gets saved in the root folder making it a really big pain to manage
If you save it in github, you have to select a repo everytime + commit which is way too time consuming. Plus it doesn't autosave
One drive is crap, I suggest you not touch it at all
Device is okay but is limited with backup functionality, You could dump it into your cloud storage from here but I suggest just integrating it all together

I suggest using dropbox. It will save into dropbox/apps/draw.io. The reason why is because it autosaves every change you make.

Also, if you save using this automatic method, it saves as a .html file instead of .xml so you can just click the file and see what revision changes were made

There's 2 ways to use draw.io. There's the webapp and there's a desktop app

  • desktop app you can pin a shortcut to it
  • webapp self explanatory

in either case you probably want it attached to dropbox or one of those other solutions if you intend to use your diagrams across multiple pc's

dropbox is best here

whenever you want to opening the file, i suggest doing it straight from your dropbox/apps/draw.io folder, the open dialog box is horrendous in draw.io right now. this way you can open the file with multiple pc's etc.

in fact you could just double click the file inside dropbox its better off

Whenever you make a diagram just keep your revision notes off to the side because you can make the daigram as big as you need it to be

also your better off using the desktop version if you use dropbox since this program is saving every few seconds dropbox will spam you with notifications

[Edited by Kagerjay, June 02]

[Edited by Kagerjay, June 02]

[Edited by Kagerjay, June 02]

about draw.io · · Helpful Not helpful

Easy to use. Lots of save options. Open source.


The best

about draw.io · · Helpful Not helpful

The best free software for draw UML!!

[Edited by KinLiHK, March 15]