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    MagicDraw Alternatives

    MagicDraw is described as 'award-winning business process, architecture, software and system modeling tool with teamwork support. MagicDraw UML can do comprehensive UML diagramming, reverse and forward engineering for Java and C++' and is a Diagram Editor in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MagicDraw for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. Most alternatives are Diagram Editors and UML Modeling Tools. The best alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MagicDraw are Penpot (Free, Open Source), Microsoft Office Visio (Paid), OmniGraffle (Paid) and Visual Paradigm (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 22, 2021

    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. 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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    3. 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.
      Microsoft Office Visio vs MagicDraw opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Microsoft Office Visio is still a legitimate alternative to MagicDraw, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Visio is very basic in comparison with MagicDraw, it lacks many functionalities, it is quite unstable and cumbersome
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    4. 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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    5. Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) is a UML design tool and UML CASE tool designed to aid software development. VP-UML supports key modeling standards such as Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.4, SysML, ERD, DFD, BPMN 2.0, ArchiMate 2.0, etc.
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      Umbrello is a Unified Modelling Language (UML) modelling tool and code generator. It can create diagrams of software and other systems in the industry-standard UML format, and can also generate code from UML diagrams in a variety of programming languages.
    6. StarUML is a program to develop fast, flexible, extensible, featureful, and freely-available UML/MDA platform running on Win32 platform.
      StarUML vs MagicDraw opinions
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      Comparing to other suggested, StarUML does system analysis and handles topology and relations.
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      The software is approximately close to Magic Draw (the core functionalities are in place) and it is much better than other options e.g. Visio. Still there are differences and the ease of use can be improved alot. Good value for the price!
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    7. High performance and scalable visual modeling tool for the planning, design and construction of business architectures, software and systems. With customers based in all industries, Sparx Systems is a leading vendor of innovative modeling solutions.
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    8. Simple vector graphics editor for creating flowcharts, UML class diagrams, illustrations and slide shows.
    9. MyDraw is an easy to use, yet powerful diagramming software that lets you create a large number of diagrams like flowcharts, organizational charts, mind maps, network diagrams, floor plans, family trees, business model diagrams, and many more.
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