SmartDraw Alternatives for Linux

    SmartDraw 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 SmartDraw and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SmartDraw are Dia (Free, Open Source), Pencil Project (Free, Open Source), yEd Graph Editor (Free) and LibreOffice - Draw (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 about 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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      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      It's Discontinued and no longer maintained.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. 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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      yEd Graph Editor vs SmartDraw opinions
      Most users think yEd Graph Editor is a great alternative to SmartDraw.
      colourful and looks professional
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    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.


    5. 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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    6. An all-in-one diagram software for flowchart, org chart and more.
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    7. An online diagramming tool with built-in productivity features to create diagrams faster. Draw flowcharts, mind maps, org charts, network diagrams, Venn diagrams and 50+ other diagrams types. Readymade templates to get started fast.
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      MockupTiger is a web based application that helps you to build fluid wireframes, mockups or prototypes for your next web application or desktop software.
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      IYOPRO, Improve your Processes, is a professional online BPM and workflow system that utilizes the BPMN 2.0 standard.
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