Papyrus UML Alternatives

    Papyrus UML is described as 'Graphical modelling open source UML2 tool based on Eclipse environment' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Papyrus UML for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is PlantUML, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Papyrus UML are Lucidchart (Freemium), Visual Paradigm (Paid), Umbrello (Free, Open Source) and StarUML (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 25, 2019

    1. 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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      Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time.
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    2. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
    3. StarUML is a program to develop fast, flexible, extensible, featureful, and freely-available UML/MDA platform running on Win32 platform.


    4. Bonita BPM is a BPM-based application platform that is designed to help users build highly engaging, personalized business applications that can be continuously updated to adapt to business changes in real time.
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    5. UMLet is an open-source UML tool with a simple user interface: draw UML diagrams fast, export diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and clipboard, share diagrams using Eclipse, and create new, custom UML elements.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      The PlantText tool is an online tool for quickly creating UML (Unified Modeling Language) diagrams. Unlike most tools, PlantText can build diagrams without the use of a mouse because it is based on PlantUML markup language.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Eclipse
      Modelio is an open source modeling tool supporting natively UML, BPMN and model exchange with XMI. It allows to draw all UML2 diagrams and specific diagrams for business process modeling. It is easy and powerful with the capacity to add new functionalities to the application.
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    6. 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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