Xfig Alternatives

    Xfig is described as 'interactive drawing tool which runs under X Window System Version 11 Release 4 (X11R4) or later, on most UNIX-compatible platforms, and e.g. under Darwin on the MacIntosh and any X server under Microsoft Windows' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Xfig for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Xfig are diagrams.net (Free, Open Source), Affinity Designer (Paid), Adobe Illustrator (Paid) and LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    1. Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
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    2. 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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    3. Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its core.
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    4. Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment.
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    5. 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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      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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      Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: - blog graphics - presentations - Facebook covers - flyers - posters - invitations - and so much more
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    6. Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.
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      Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. It has several main graph layout programs. It also has web and interactive graphical interfaces, and auxiliary tools, libraries, and language bindings.
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    7. 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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