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    Graphviz Alternatives

    Graphviz is described as 'is open source graph visualization software. Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks' and is a popular app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Graphviz for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Graphviz are yEd Graph Editor (Free), LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source), PlantUML (Free, Open Source) and Penpot (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 18, 2022

    1. 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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    2. 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.
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      mll Also allows a way do display data as a graph. I used it to represent data from a spreadsheet.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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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.
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    4. 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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      I was trying to make graphvis do the stuff that plantUML is doing
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    5. 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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    6. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM), and then apply data-driven transformations to the document. For example, you can use D3 to generate an HTML table from an array of numbers.
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    7. Google Drawings, part of Google Drive, allows users to collaborate creating, sharing, and editing images or drawings. It can be used for creating charts, diagrams, designs, flow-charts, etc. It contains a subset of the features in...
    8. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
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      Ever wanted to simplify documentation and avoid heavy tools like Visio when explaining your code? This is why mermaid was born, a simple markdown-like script language for generating flowcharts, Gantt charts and sequence diagrams from text via JavaScript.
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