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Best Whimsical Alternatives

Whimsical is described as 'collaborative visual workspace for creating flowcharts, wireframes, virtual sticky notes, and more!' and is a Wireframing tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Whimsical for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows, Linux and SaaS. The best alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Whimsical are Penpot, Freeplane, XMind and FreeMind.

Whimsical alternatives are mainly Mind Mapping Tools but may also be Whiteboards or Diagram Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Whimsical.
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Whimsical is a collaborative visual workspace for creating flowcharts, wireframes, virtual sticky notes, and more!.

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  1. Lucidchart icon

    Lucidchart

    Sponsored
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • bambooHR
    • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Jira
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive
    • Slack
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Quip
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Salesforce.com
    • Google Apps
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel
    191 alternatives to Lucidchart 

    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.

    Lucidchart Templates and Examples: With hundreds of template examples to choose from, you can start diagramming in no time.
  2. 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
    120 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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  3. Penpot icon

    Penpot

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    108 alternatives to Penpot 

    Penpot is the first open-source design & prototyping tool for product teams, that allows full collaboration between designers and developers thanks to features such as Flex Layout and Code Inspect.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Penpot simultaneously.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Ad-freePenpot doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Auto LayoutPenpot supports layouts that dynamically grow and adapt to the size of its contents.
    5.  Dark ModePenpot supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Penpot workspace with Flex Layout feature.
    Penpot workspace with Code Inspect feature.
  4. Freeplane icon

    Freeplane

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Java
    76 alternatives to Freeplane 

    Freeplane is a powerful and free software for building mind maps. It is a redesigned version of the well known FreeMind , and is created by one of FreeMind's key developers.

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    1.  Support for scriptingFreeplane supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  PortableFreeplane can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Works OfflineFreeplane can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Freeplane.
    5.  Support for LaTeXFreeplane supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Organization of contacts
  5. XMind icon

    XMind

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    109 alternatives to XMind 

    XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of created mind maps via their website.

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    1.  PortableXMind can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with XMind.
    Fresher Look
XMind 8 has a fresher look and feel. When editing, you can quickly open, close and switch views with just one click. This feature increases your work efficiency and improves your mind mapping experience enormously.
    Slide-based Presentation
With our new slide-based presentation, creating, presenting and sharing presentation become easier than ever. Mind mapping and presenting are harmoniously integrated in one software now. The Walk Through mode is still available.


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    FreeMind

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    106 alternatives to FreeMind 

    FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click "fold /...

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    1.  Works OfflineFreeMind can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with FreeMind.
    Discontinued

    Last version from 2016. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind/files/

    Example: Computer
    Example: languages for presentation
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    Miro

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Online
    • iPad
    70 alternatives to Miro 

    Scalable, secure, cross-device and enterprise-ready team collaboration tool for distributed teams.

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

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • bambooHR
    • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Jira
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive
    • Slack
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Quip
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Salesforce.com
    • Google Apps
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel
    191 alternatives to Lucidchart 

    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.

    Lucidchart Templates and Examples: With hundreds of template examples to choose from, you can start diagramming in no time.
    Connect Lucidchart to all your favorite industry-leading apps.
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    Microsoft Office Visio

    • Windows
    • Windows S
    110 alternatives to Microsoft Office Visio 

    Microsoft Office Visio makes it easy for IT and business professionals to visualize, explore, and communicate complex information. Go from complicated text and tables that are hard to understand to Visio diagrams that communicate information at a glance.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Microsoft Office Visio simultaneously.
    Sample document of Visio 2013
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    OmniGraffle

    • Mac
    • iPad
    97 alternatives to OmniGraffle 

    OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents—quickly—by providing powerful styling tools, keeping lines connected to shapes even when they’re moved, and magically organizing diagrams with just one click.

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