PGF and TikZ Alternatives

    PGF and TikZ is described as 'PGF/TikZ is a tandem of languages for producing vector graphics from a geometric/algebraic description. PGF is a lower-level language, while TikZ is a set of higher-level macros that use PGF' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PGF and TikZ for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PGF and TikZ are LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source), Dia (Free, Open Source), Lucidchart (Freemium) and Graphviz (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 13, 2021

    1. Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language that provides a natural coordinate-based framework for technical drawing. Labels and equations are typeset with LaTeX, for high-quality PostScript output.
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      LaTeXDraw is a graphical drawing editor for LaTeX. LaTeXDraw can be used to 1) generate PSTricks code; 2) directly create PDF or PS pictures. LaTeXDraw is developed in Java and thus runs on top of Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
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      open source, multi-platform and interactive vector drawing picture editor for LaTeX and PSTricks
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      Explore your creativity with Vector Artist! Whether you are an artist, a designer or just for fun! Vector artist is great for the beginner and a useful tool for professional graphic designers.
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      TikZiT is a super simple GUI editor for graphs and string diagrams. Its native file format is a subset of PGF/TikZ, which means TikZiT files can be included directly in papers typeset using LaTeX.
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    2. Online diagramming application which generate diagrams based on text and allows real time collaboration.
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      Formo.one is a macOS application that helps you to create generative art from any kind of photo or image using the following effects: Voronoi stippling, Dithering, etc.
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    3. Use simple text to quickly create and share diagrams with your team. Improve your documentation, planning and everyday communication with powerful tools for automatic diagram generation.
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      KtikZ provides a nice user interface for making pictures using TikZ.
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    4. Ludigraphix is a geometry oriented vector drawing software where shapes are defined by points that can be shared with other shapes. This allow you to build complex shapes that can be manipulated in a lot of different ways.
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