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How do I open diagrams.net files?

To open diagrams.net files, go to the diagrams.net editor, select File > Open From, and then select the location where your diagram file is saved. It may be on a cloud storage platform (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox), on GitHub or GitLab, stored in your browser's local storage, on your device, or on the web.

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How do I use diagrams.net?

To use diagrams.net, create a new diagram or open an existing file from the web browser. Then drag and drop in shapes, objects, or images from the tool bar on the left to create a diagram or flowchart.

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How do I save diagrams.net diagrams as a PDF?

To save a diagrams.net diagram as a PDF, go to "Select File," and select to export the diagram as a PDF. Click "Export," and choose where you want to save the diagram.

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How do I open a diagrams.net file?

To draw in diagrams.net, create a new blank diagram, and use the toolbar on the left to drag and drop in shapes. Click and drag between shapes to connect them with lines.

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How do I draw in diagrams.net?

To draw in diagrams.net, create a new blank diagram, and use the toolbar on the left to drag and drop in shapes. Click and drag between shapes to connect them with lines.

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How do I save a diagram in diagrams.net?

To save a diagram in diagrams.net, go to "Select File," and choose which type of file to export the diagram as, then click "Export," and choose where you want to save the diagram.

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Is diagrams.net free?

Yes, diagrams.net is a free, open source application.

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diagrams.net product overview

Price starts from

5

Per month

What is diagrams.net?

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.

Key benefits of using diagrams.net

  • 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.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Chat
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    Email/Help Desk

    Training options

    Documentation
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    Value for money

    4.7

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    638

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    diagrams.net features

    Functionality

    4.4

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    Total features

    16

    2 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Third Party Integrations
    Data Import/Export
    Collaboration Tools
    Customizable Templates
    Customization
    Design Management
    Diagramming
    Drag & Drop

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    diagrams.net users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    638

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    Rating breakdown
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    • Ease of use
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    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.86/10
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    Pros
    Good tool in the price range to collaborate on collectively and deliver great results. Easy to integrate on the cloud and can be shared as a Google document as well as edited within the shared file.
    This is probably the best free tool to use to create any kind of flow chart/diagram chart, the ease of use is perfect to roll out to the whole company with no training needed.
    Best of all, collaboration is just as easy so you can work with anyone or just yourself and share.
    Cons
    This generates compatibility problems between both applications. Also, I found problems using some Visio templates from my colleagues in the software.
    If there is an error with Goodgle Drive, then draw.io is out of our reach, which can be very inconvenient if we need access to our charts.
    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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    Gus C.

    co-founder

    Information Services, 11-50 employees

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    GREAT WAY TO DO A DIAGRAM! really simple but really good

    Reviewed 8 months ago

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    Andrew A.

    Student

    E-Learning, 201-500 employees

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    Fantastic Flow Chart Tool!

    Reviewed a year ago

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    Sébastien L.

    Computer Software, 1-10 employees

    Used weekly for 6-12 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    The most intuitive and well-thought-out flowchart and diagram maker!

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    It has been extremely useful in my work to display the workflow of a mobile application to people who are not very acquainted with technology. It was indeed very easy and quick to create personalized diagrams of any size, especially because there are many templates to choose from. All those templates are crafted professionally and give you a great starting point for any kind of project. It is also...

    Pros

    It is very easy to style any diagram to your needs, but the default templates look great out of the box too! I don't play much with styles, but I use the other integrated tools quite a lot, including those for aligning, resizing and distributing elements. There are in fact many different elements to choose from and it's easy to find what you are looking for because everything is nicely categorized....

    Cons

    There isn't much to be said against such a well designed piece of software. I will point out, however, that even though I'm usually a huge fan of using the dark theme in as many applications as possible, I found it very distracting with draw.io. The contrasts weren't accentuated enough to my taste and I found it hard to see clearly the outline of the boxes in the diagram when working with a grid. The other themes (Kennedy, Minimal and Atlas) are fantastic, but I like using the default theme most.

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    Pedro K.

    Telecommunications, 51-200 employees

    Used weekly for 6-12 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Finally creator of quality online diagram!

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    In my opinion this system is formidable, it does not require the user to download any program or plugins. Another thing that makes it exceptional and more than one user able to edit the same diagram at the same time, with real-time update, this leaves much of its competitors outdated. Draw.io is a free program that offers a range of tools, which not all of its paid contributors have, besides the ease and intuitiveness it provides.

    Pros

    Creator of high quality online diagram, which dispenses with any kind of program installation or plugins. Great integration with other file management platforms (google drive / dropbox / one drive / github) Extensive image database to assemble and model network diagrams, uses case, database, wireframe and better has content to assemble basic pages for websites.

    Cons

    Awesome system, but it can still do some things. His system of groups sometimes leaves something to be desired. And the text formatting system has some issues to use too.

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    Denis d.

    Computer Software, 1-10 employees

    Used other for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Perfect for sketching diagrams

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    When I need to draw a diagram and I don't have the proper tool for that specific type of diagram, I always go to draw.io. I usually have to remake the diagram later, but it's still useful for one first version.

    Pros

    draw.io has commonly used symbols for several types of diagrams that are found in Computer Sciences and IT. It does not matter whether I want to draw a entity-relationship or a data flow diagram, draw.io is the tool to do so.

    Cons

    In addition to the lack some more niche symbols , the usage isn't as streamlined as one would wish it to be. As draw.io is too general, you end up manually connecting all symbols and entering all text. One change means a lot of work to readjust everything. In more specific tools (for each individual type of diagram), much of the work would have been automated.

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    Brian H.

    Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

    Used monthly for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Diagrams.net great functionality for the right prices

    Reviewed 4 months ago

    I am able to quickly put diagrams together, model flows, and share my work. The price can't be beat. I find that I rarely start visio when I have the option to utilize Diagrams.net.

    Pros

    Drag and drop, connecting shapes, and the ease to create a simple diagram are what Diagrams.net does best. I can create a simple diagram, connect and label each shape, and be done in a fraction of the time it takes to do the same in Visio.

    Cons

    The lack of sharing and collaboration is disappointing but certainly not essential. Screensharing and whiteboarding via Teams or Google can still take place and I find its easier than virtual sketching.

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    Warehousing, 51-200 employees

    Used weekly for 1-2 years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Draw.IO is the easiest-to-use visual flowchart tool that I could find

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Draw.io is my go-to for diagramming business processes in my role as a Business Analyst. It's very useful to present a diagram rather than explain the concepts that I can easily convert to a visual in draw.io.

    Pros

    -I use Draw.IO weekly/monthly depending on as projects demand -Diagrams are easy to make, and the visuals are very appealing to my target audience -Various methods for saving and displaying or sharing the content -The free functionality will suit the vast majority of users and teams -Google Drive integration

    Cons

    -A desktop application might be nice for certain users or teams -The built-in diagrams are nice and often used, but there is a fairly limited selection for templates -A few of the print options default to printing with gridlines with no option to remove them

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