draw.io Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

draw.io

Open platform for creating & sharing diagrams

4.56/5 (493 reviews)

draw.io overview

What is draw.io?

draw.io is a free diagramming application that allows users to create and share diagrams within a web browser. The online tool works with G Suite/Google Drive and Dropbox, and is deeply integrated and audit-friendly in Atlassian's Confluence and Jira products. Users can also work on diagrams offline and save locally using draw.io’s desktop app for macOS, Windows and Linux.

draw.io provides an intuitive interface with drag & drop functionality, customizable diagram templates, and an extensive shape library. Users are able to create and edit a variety of diagrams including flowcharts, org charts, process diagrams, ER diagrams, UML, network diagrams, and more. draw.io’s rich functionality allows users to track and restore changes, import and export various formats, and automatically publish and share work.

BPMN diagrams help users present complex processes and workflows, useful for onboarding new employees, or when a business process needs to be audited. UML diagrams help document all aspects of software engineering projects, whether behavioral or structural. Flow charts can be created using the drag & drop interface, including a variety of shapes to define and depict complex workflows.

Mind maps help visually brainstorm concepts or problems by organizing information into related topics, useful for making decisions or preparing a complex document. Network diagrams allow users to visualize their IT infrastructure by creating a detailed illustration of their network with all of its devices. Users can plan the layout of a website or user interface using wireframe models, while mockups help prototype interfaces during application development to optimize their usability.
about.draw.io

Pricing

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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 20 other languages, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Thai
draw.io screenshot: Create flowcharts, process diagrams, organization charts, UML diagrams, ER diagrams, network diagrams, and moredraw.io – Diagrams for Confluence and Jiradraw.io screenshot:  UML diagrams help document all aspects of software engineering projects draw.io screenshot: draw.io supports all of the shapes used in flow charts of various typesdraw.io screenshot: Tree diagrams illustrate any situation where there is a hierarchy of elementsdraw.io screenshot: Create mind maps to organize information into related topicsdraw.io screenshot: Create a detailed illustration of a network with all of its devices draw.io screenshot: Use wireframe models, also known as page schematics, to plan the layout of websites or user interfacesdraw.io screenshot: Create mockups of application interfaces and mobile websites to optimize their usability

draw.io user reviews

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Olga Berelkovskaya

Indispensable for Studies!

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-29
Review Source: Capterra

That's just Splendid. Spectacular. Studious. Superb. Really remarkable. I cannot imagine how I would have done without this thing. User-friendly, responsive, adaptive, trustworthy, reliable, relieving! Easy-to-use and flexible. Comfy and effortless. Efficient and Effective. The best tool I have ever used for my studying, working and research activities! Powerful and simple.

Pros
Well, this service reminds me about the most memorable, pleasant and amazing time in my life. I was doing my first Master's at the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and my daily studying routine included using different apps for creating presentations, slides, docs. I had not known any good app for creating block schematical diagrams and one of my group mates (she actually had a Bachelor's degree in Programming) advised me to use this app. The app turned out to be an inspiring and useful thing for brainstorming, analyzing and summarizing lots of data. It let me do my homework and research tasks fast and easy, without painstaking efforts and excessive pressure. In this service you can easily make any kind of precise diagrams, beautiful schemes, pie charts, block chains and many more. You can save your drafts, download in a suitable format and work on them later. Learning and studying process has never been so easy, comfortable, ergonomic and time-saving. The tasks which were shamefully time-consuming and complicated in the past have become now as easy as apple pie. Even if you just need to analyze, describe, summarize or explain lots of data to your colleague, grandma or friend, this service can become the best solution for you.

Cons
Well, if you did not save and download all of your drafts in several formats before turning your device off, you would experience unpleasant problems with recovering your drafts then.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Edgar Ramírez Ramírez

Flow Chart and Diagram Design for the Masses... for Free!!!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

I'm impressed and still diving in to all it's features. I really like the amount of templates available to start any kind of project. There are tons of predesigned symbols to use also for free! Also, you have a bunch of export options from image files to svg for vector editing that other apps don't have.

Pros
Draw.io is an open source project for everyone. It's a robust team formerly known as diagrams.net but now it's made a really big app for both online and offline (Windows, macOS, Linux) use for FREE!!!! I've used many other diagramming tools with great results, but I'm really impressed with this tool, no registration needed onless you want to save your work online but all is done in the cloud (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) On the desktop version (a 74 MB download for Windows) can be downloaded through their Github project mini site, as well as the other versions. No payment whatsoever!

Cons
On the online version some editing and drawing functions are a little clumsy, but nothing that some patience can't solve.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sau Hiew

Good flow chart app for free

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-10-20
Review Source: Capterra

It has all necessary tools for basic process flow charts

Pros
It's free and it's easy to use. It has all necessary tools for generating flow charts that I paste it to customer's reports and ISO 9001 procedures.

Cons
It's not as handy as MS Visio but for the price of zero, I can't complain about it. When Visio is not available, draw.io is my alternative.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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SHAWN ANG

Easy to use but...

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-05
Review Source: Capterra

overall a good experience, easy to pickup. Customer service response however is poor. Takes a long time to get back. Had a few incidents of lost maps, customer service took 4-6 weeks to respond, and at times didn't even respond

Pros
Easy to use, Easy to search. Ability to have collaboration between users. Workflow enabled to have process approved

Cons
Hard to maintain from an enterprise perspective. To an extent hard in create a standard within an organization, Hard to Audit and update versions Lost maps on occasion

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Daniel Trabas

An easy alternative for Visio outside Windows OS

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-01-20
Review Source: Capterra

I began to use this software on my Mac when I needed to edit or create a diagram. It was my alternative because the MS Visio doesn't have version for macOS. But, due to the compatibility problems with some files with special metadata, I finally changed to use MS Visio in a virtual machine.

Pros
It is full web software to create diagrams of flows. Has a lot of templates and objects libraries similar to the MS Visio than help to create the draw. It is compatible with the Visio files. Also, you can use your OneDrive or Google Drive storage to work inside this.

Cons
Despite you can open Visio files not always the metadata of these are open well. This generates compatibility problems between both applications. Also, I found problems using some Visio templates from my colleagues in the software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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draw.io pricing

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draw.io online is a free-to-use web application with no premium paid-for functionality, watermarking, or other limitations.
To use draw.io with Atlassian Confluence and JIRA, monthly or annual fees apply.

draw.io features

Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Third Party Integration

API (416 other apps)
Access Control (176 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (239 other apps)
Activity Tracking (127 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (124 other apps)
Auditing (122 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (178 other apps)
Compliance Management (132 other apps)
Data Visualization (128 other apps)
Monitoring (269 other apps)
Real Time Data (120 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (151 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (200 other apps)
Search Functionality (120 other apps)
User Management (110 other apps)
Workflow Management (140 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for draw.io

Key features of draw.io

  • Google Drive integration
  • Diagram publishing & sharing
  • Plugins for Atlassian Confluence and JIRA
  • Flowcharts
  • Process diagrams
  • UML diagrams
  • ER diagrams
  • Network diagrams
  • Custom libraries
  • VSDX file import / export
  • Multi-page diagrams
  • Automatic layout
  • Interface customization
  • Revision handling (ISO 9001 support)
  • Wireframe models
  • Tree diagrams
  • Mockups
  • Venn diagrams
  • Rack diagrams
  • Sequence diagrams
  • SWOT diagrams
  • Floor plans
  • Infographics
  • Electrical diagrams
  • AWS architecture diagrams
  • Change tracking & restoration
  • Shape library
  • Template library
  • Gantt charts
  • Online & offline access
  • Metadata management
  • Multi-format import & export
  • Drag-and-drop functionality
  • Organization chart creation
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Benefits

Users can create diagrams online through their web browser, and access draw.io offline through the native applications for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS.

Integrations with Atlassian Confluences and JIRA allows users add, change and share diagrams and collaborate with their team.

draw.io offers a range of built-in diagram templates, and predefined shapes and scalable SVG images for a range of diagram types included in the shape library.

Diagrams which users create with draw.io can be used in any publication type without legal restrictions, including for commercial purposes, with no watermarking.

Diagrams can be saved to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Trello, GitHub, or users' devices, with XML, HTML, and SVG file formats supported.