LaTeXDraw Alternatives

    LaTeXDraw is described as 'graphical drawing editor for LaTeX. LaTeXDraw can be used to 1) generate PSTricks code; 2) directly create PDF or PS pictures. LaTeXDraw is developed in Java and thus runs on top of Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to LaTeXDraw for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Windows S. The best alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LaTeXDraw are Graphviz (Free, Open Source), Apache OpenOffice Draw (Free, Open Source), Bloom (Paid) and EvolveUI (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 21, 2021

    1. Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. It has several main graph layout programs. It also has web and interactive graphical interfaces, and auxiliary tools, libraries, and language bindings.
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    2. Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for posters, graphs, charts, and more.
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    3. Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed - organized by layer.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      EvolveUI is tailored for user experience designers, information architects, interaction designers, and web developers. Prototype, Design, and Export to the Web!.
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      Vector Paint is a drawing program, with a simple yet powerful interface, that lets you draw points, lines, curves and shapes. Features * Style text * Layer, grid and align objects * Freely export and import files in standard SVG format.
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      Ipe is a drawing editor for creating figures in PDF or (encapsulated) Postscript format. It supports making small figures for inclusion into LaTeX-documents as well as making multi-page PDF presentations that can be shown on-line with Acrobat Reader.
    4. PGF/TikZ is a tandem of languages for producing vector graphics from a geometric/algebraic description. PGF is a lower-level language, while TikZ is a set of higher-level macros that use PGF.
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      Diagrams is a powerful, flexible, declarative domain-specific language for creating vector graphics, using the Haskell programming language.
    5. Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language that provides a natural coordinate-based framework for technical drawing. Labels and equations are typeset with LaTeX, for high-quality PostScript output.
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