Open Source SmartDraw Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to SmartDraw 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 SmartDraw and ten of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to SmartDraw are Dia (Free, Open Source), Pencil Project (Free, Open Source), LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source) and PlantUML (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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      diagrams.net vs SmartDraw opinions
      Almost everyone thinks diagrams.net is a great alternative to SmartDraw.
      Good alternative for circuit diagrams and SLD for electrical networks.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Smartdraw allows automatic addition of blocks in flowchart in a simpler and with less clutter than draw.io
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Xfce
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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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      Most users think Dia is a great alternative to SmartDraw.


    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.

      Discontinued

      It's Discontinued and no longer maintained.

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      Some users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to SmartDraw, some don't.
    3. 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.
    4. 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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    5. Wireflow is free, online, open source, real-time collaborative tool for creating beautiful user flow prototypes.
    6. Diagramo is an online flowchart software - diagrams (create, edit and share) - organization charts (create, edit and share) - network diagrams (create, edit and share) - graphs (create, edit and share)
      Diagramo vs SmartDraw opinions
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      Easy tu use, flexible and free
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      PathVisio is a free open-source pathway analysis and drawing software that allows drawing, editing and analysing biological pathways. It provides a basic set of features for pathway drawing, analysis and visualization. Additional features as plugins.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Online
      Circuit Diagram is a free application for making electronic circuit diagrams and exporting them as images. Design circuits online in your browser or using the desktop application.
    7. A Powerful idea processor.It's Open Source and Freeware. Create UML Diagrams, Network Diagrams, Flowcharts and many other types of diagrams with the versatile Dynamic Draw Software.
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