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Gliffy is described as '"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 it is complete, and how a shift in one element impacts something else' and is a popular Diagram Editor in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Gliffy for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gliffy are Penpot, Pencil Project, Dia and yEd Graph Editor.

Gliffy alternatives are mainly Diagram Editors but may also be Mind Mapping Tools or Prototyping Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Gliffy.
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  1. Lucidchart icon

    Lucidchart

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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • bambooHR
    • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Jira
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive
    • Slack
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Quip
    • Microsoft Teams
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    • Salesforce.com
    • Google Apps
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel
    191 alternatives to 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.

    Lucidchart Templates and Examples: With hundreds of template examples to choose from, you can start diagramming in no time.
    Lucidchart vs Gliffy opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Lucidchart is still a legitimate alternative to Gliffy, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    diagrams.net

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    • Windows
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    • Online
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    • Notion
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • PortableApps.com
    • Google Drive
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Google Slides
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    120 alternatives to diagrams.net 

    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, .

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    1.  Works Offlinediagrams.net can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Support for Layersdiagrams.net supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  Dark Modediagrams.net supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Lightweightdiagrams.net consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Support for LaTeXdiagrams.net supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    Example AWS diagram using draw.io
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    Use the diagram editor in dark mode. Go to app.diagrams.net/?splash=0&ui=dark
    diagrams.net vs Gliffy opinions
    Almost everyone thinks diagrams.net is a great alternative to Gliffy.
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    its free, its online, it saves the diagram as xml, it supports many export formats (pdf, png, etc), its easy to use

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    Fairly easy to get going using this tool for some simple diagrams I wanted to do.

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    Much of the same features and can open gliffy files

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    it simple works very well.

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    Penpot

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    104 alternatives to Penpot 

    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.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Penpot simultaneously.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    Penpot artboard
    Prototyping interactions
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    Pencil Project

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    76 alternatives to Pencil Project 

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

    Discontinued

    The last release/commit was in October 2019.

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    Dia

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    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    • Xfce
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    • OpenBSD
    92 alternatives to Dia 

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

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    1.  LightweightDia consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDia can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  WYSIWYG SupportDia integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
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    yEd Graph Editor

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    • Online
    • BSD
    104 alternatives to 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 sets by just pressing a button. You can use yEd to quickly create flow charts, BPMN and UML diagrams...

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

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    110 alternatives to 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 application such as wiki, text editor, IDE, programming language, documentation generator, and others.

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    1.  PortablePlantUML can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for MarkDownPlantUML supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    Common PlantUML JAR GUI application that will render text file into image.
    Text file that will be rendered into image.
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    Lucidchart

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • bambooHR
    • 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
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel
    191 alternatives to 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.

    Lucidchart Templates and Examples: With hundreds of template examples to choose from, you can start diagramming in no time.
    Connect Lucidchart to all your favorite industry-leading apps.
    Lucidchart vs Gliffy opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Lucidchart is still a legitimate alternative to Gliffy, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    MindMeister

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    123 alternatives to MindMeister 

    MindMeister is the market-leader in online mind mapping. Unlike traditional mind mapping tools, MindMeister allows for real-time brainstorming sessions between an unlimited number of users and requires only a standard web browser.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in MindMeister simultaneously.
    MindMeister desktop and mobile
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    Microsoft Office Visio

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    • Windows S
    110 alternatives to Microsoft Office Visio 

    Microsoft Office Visio makes it easy for IT and business professionals to visualize, explore, and communicate complex information. Go from complicated text and tables that are hard to understand to Visio diagrams that communicate information at a glance.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Microsoft Office Visio simultaneously.
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