OmniGraffle Alternatives for Linux

    OmniGraffle is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OmniGraffle and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OmniGraffle are Pencil Project (Free, Open Source), yEd Graph Editor (Free), LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source) and Dia (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 28, 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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      Most users think diagrams.net is a great alternative to OmniGraffle.
    2. Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension* that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.
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      Most users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to OmniGraffle.


    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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      Most users think yEd Graph Editor is a great alternative to OmniGraffle.
    4. 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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      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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    5. XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of created mind maps via their website.
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      Xmind only does mind maps. Omnigraffle does many other types of diagram.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Doesn't serve the same purpose. It's mindmapping app.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    6. 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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      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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    7. An all-in-one diagram software for flowchart, org chart and more.
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    8. Gephi is an open-source software for visualizing and analyzing large networks graphs. Gephi uses a 3D render engine to display graphs in real-time and speed up the exploration.
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