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Top Online Diagraming and FlowChart Software

Jay Mishra| Business | 6 months, 1 week



 

Online drawing and flowchart software are great tools to represent a process or explain a complex concept visually. Here is a list of top online diagraming and flowchart tools that everyone should know of.

 

Lucidchart

Lucidchart is an online diagram and flowchart software that supports Microsoft Office Visio import and can work on any operating system. The easiest way to draw flowcharts, wireframes, UML diagrams, network diagrams, mind maps, iPhone mockups, site maps and more. Work together in real time with your team and clients! Along with the online version, Lucidchart also has a downloadable solution that runs on Mac, Windows and Linux; this enables offline editing at any time!

Lucidchart is an HTML5-based visual collaboration tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy. Also work together with an unlimited number of others to create and edit diagrams in real time, with changes merged and synced instantaneously -- great for team collaboration and working with clients.

Hundreds of Templates and Examples:
- Flowcharts
- UML
- ERD
- Wireframing and Mockups
- Network Diagrams
- Business Process Models
- Org Charts
- Mind Maps
- Site Maps

Powerful and Easy to Use: 
- Choose from hundreds of shapes
- Autoprompt for quickly adding and connecting objects
- Drag new lines out of any object
- Drag and drop to add your own images 
- Export to (vector) PDF, PNG, and JPG 
- Embed diagrams in blogs or wikis 
- Interactive mockups with hotspots and states
- Demo mode for prototyping

Collaboration:
- Real time collaboration with changes merged and synced instantaneously 
- Unlimited number of simultaneous collaborators 
- Powerful version control, with full revision history 
- Group chat
- Commenting via post-it notes
- Share custom images and templates across your organization

 

Draw.io

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, .vsdx, Lucidchart and Gliffy import and real time diagram sharing.

 

Dia

Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows released under the GPL license.

Dia is roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program Microsoft Office Visio, though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and many other diagrams. It is also possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of SVG to draw the shape.

 

Google Drive - Drawings

Google Drawings, part of Google Drive , allows users to collaborate creating, sharing, and editing images or drawings. It can be used for creating charts, diagrams, designs, flow-charts, etc. It contains a subset of the features in Google Drive - Slides but with different templates. Its features include laying out drawings precisely with alignment guides, snap to grid, auto distribution, and inserting drawings into other Googledocuments, spreadsheets, or presentations.

 

Pencil Project

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

The Pencil Projects unique mission is to build a free and opensource tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping that everyone can use.

Top features:
Built-in stencils for diagraming and prototyping
Multi-page document with background page
Inter-page linkings!
On-screen text editing with rich-text supports
Exporting to HTML, PNG, Openoffice.org document, Word document and PDF.
Undo/redo supports
Installing user-defined stencils and templates
Standard drawing operations: aligning, z-ordering, scaling, rotating...
Cross-platforms
Adding external objects
Personal Collection
Clipart Browser
And much more...

Pencil can be installed as Firefox extension or as a standalone application for Windows, GNU/Linux and MacOS X

 

yEd Graph Editor

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. You can use yEd to quickly create flow charts, BPMN and UML diagrams, organization charts, mind maps, and many other kinds of diagrams, graphs, and networks. Choose from a wide range of highly sophisticated layout algorithms to automatically arrange diagrams in no time. An intuitive and visuallyappealing user interface makes creating diagrams fun. Once a diagram has been created, it’s easy to save, print, or export it to popular formats like PDF, SWF, EMF, SVG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, or HTML image maps.

 

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.

You can arrange your most-commonly used drawing tools around your screen, ready for single-click access, and take advantage of the "Styles and Formatting" box to put all your graphics styles just one click away.

You can manipulate objects, with the ability to rotate them in two or three dimensions. the "3D Controller" gives you access to spheres, rings, cubes and other objects.

 



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