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Open Source SmartDraw Alternatives

The best open source alternative to SmartDraw is diagrams.net. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SmartDraw and 11 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to SmartDraw are Dia, LibreOffice - Draw, Pencil Project and PlantUML.

SmartDraw alternatives are mainly Diagram Editors but may also be Mind Mapping Tools or Wireframing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SmartDraw.
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  1. diagrams.net icon

    diagrams.net

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Notion
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • PortableApps.com
    • Google Drive
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Google Slides
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    122 alternatives to diagrams.net 

    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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    1.  Works Offlinediagrams.net can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Support for Layersdiagrams.net supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  Dark Modediagrams.net supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Lightweightdiagrams.net consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Support for LaTeXdiagrams.net supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    Example AWS diagram using draw.io
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    Use the diagram editor in dark mode. Go to app.diagrams.net/?splash=0&ui=dark
    diagrams.net vs SmartDraw opinions
    Almost everyone thinks diagrams.net is a great alternative to SmartDraw.
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    Smartdraw allows automatic addition of blocks in flowchart in a simpler and with less clutter than draw.io

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    Good alternative for circuit diagrams and SLD for electrical networks.

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  2. Dia icon

    Dia

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    • Xfce
    • DragonFly BSD
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD
    92 alternatives to Dia 

    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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    1.  LightweightDia consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDia can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  WYSIWYG SupportDia integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
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    Dia vs SmartDraw opinions
    Most users think Dia is a great alternative to SmartDraw.


  3. LibreOffice - Draw icon

    LibreOffice - Draw

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    89 alternatives to LibreOffice - Draw 

    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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    1.  PortableLibreOffice - Draw can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for LayersLibreOffice - Draw supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  LightweightLibreOffice - Draw consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Auto LayoutLibreOffice - Draw supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Draw can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Import CSV DataLibreOffice - Draw can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    7.  Works OfflineLibreOffice - Draw can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  4. Pencil Project icon

    Pencil Project

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    79 alternatives to Pencil Project 

    Pencil is a standalone app that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.

    Discontinued

    The last release/commit was in October 2019.

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    Pencil Project vs SmartDraw opinions
    Some users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to SmartDraw, some don't.
  5. PlantUML icon

    PlantUML

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    110 alternatives to PlantUML 

    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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    1.  PortablePlantUML can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for MarkDownPlantUML supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    Common PlantUML JAR GUI application that will render text file into image.
    Text file that will be rendered into image.


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    Wireflow

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    114 alternatives to Wireflow 

    Wireflow is free, online, real-time collaborative, open source tool for creating beautiful user flow prototypes.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Wireflow simultaneously.
    2.  Kanban BoardWireflow allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
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    Diagramo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    74 alternatives to Diagramo 

    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).
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    Easy tu use, flexible and free

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  8. ProcessMaker icon

    ProcessMaker

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    123 alternatives to ProcessMaker 

    ProcessMaker is a cost effective and easy to use open source business process management (BPM) or workflow software application. Workflow software such as ProcessMaker can assist organizations of any size with designing, automating and deploying business processes or workflows...

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    PathVisio

    74 alternatives to PathVisio 

    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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    Circuit Diagram

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Online
    33 alternatives to Circuit Diagram 

    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.

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