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Free Graphviz Alternatives

The best free alternative to Graphviz is diagrams.net, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Graphviz and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Graphviz are LibreOffice - Draw, yEd Graph Editor, Penpot and PlantUML.

Graphviz alternatives are mainly Diagram Editors but may also be Vector Graphic Apps or Mind Mapping Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Graphviz.
This page was last updated Apr 7, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
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Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information...

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  1. diagrams.net

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    • PortableApps.com
    • Notion
    • Google Drive
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • GitHub
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Google Slides
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • Google Drive - Docs

    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, .

    diagrams.net vs Graphviz opinions
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    Graphviz is purely a "programmable" way of making diagrams. Most if these alternatives are wysiwyg editors.

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  2. 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.



  3. 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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    Also allows a way do display data as a graph. I used it to represent data from a spreadsheet.

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  4. 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.

  5. PlantUML

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS

    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

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  6. Google Drawings

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    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.

  7. D3.js

    • 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.

  8. mermaid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Node.JS

    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.

  9. Gephi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Gephi is an open-source software for visualizing and analyzing large networks graphs.

  10. Xfig

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Xfig is an interactive drawing tool which runs under X Window System Version 11 Release 4 (X11R4) or later, on most UNIX-compatible platforms, and e.g. under Darwin on the MacIntosh and any X server under Microsoft Windows.

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