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diagrams.net

Open platform for creating & sharing diagrams

4.56/5 (544 reviews)

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diagrams.net Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about diagrams.net's features:

Anonymous
(Internet company, 1001-5000 employees)

Best tool for making flowcharts

2018-10-31

Great tool for visualizing processes!

Pros

Can easily be import and export data in various formats. 5.

Cons

While exporting data in image formats like jpeg, etc, the quality of image is not good. 2.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jonathan P.

Verified Reviewer

No more headaches to make perfect diagrams.

2019-05-30

Do not spend so much time developing the design of the diagrams, and thinking more about the information and the workflow that will follow.

Pros

This is one of my favorites for many reasons, a very nice interface, intuitive and clean, it allows me to create all kinds of diagrams from 0, real time recording, with a great personalization, besides that it is only drag and drop so I can modify everything I want freely, besides all this also allows me to export and import files directly from popular cloud platforms such as dropbox, google drive, trello, etc.

Cons

It is a very useful tool, however, it is for a basic or intermediate use, when very elaborate diagrams are needed, it is a bit short in the amount of tools and customization, however it is still a great tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Chad e.

Free, easy to use and extremely handy

2018-02-19

Pros

It integrates with google drive for good real time collaboration within project teams.

Cons

While I was able to export to all the formats, I wish i was able to import a VSDX files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Aleksandra S.

Professional and intuitive

2019-12-08

It also helped me with game questline visualization and even data management schemes.

Pros

Ability to save it and edit later is crucial, although often omitted in other browser-based alternatives. Exporting as a .PNG allows for flexibility and elegance when adding a chart to documents, websites or blogs.

Cons

The UI could use a bit of an overhaul as it looks like every other office suite, and the layout can be confusing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Maria del Rosario C.

Draw.io

2019-10-31

Excellent diagram design tool, it is not necessary to register to make use of the platform, in addition it is completely free.

Pros

- Offers a wide range of support templates -It is easy to use, the elements can be added by dragging and dropping - Allows you to import images - Export to the formats with most popular extensions

Cons

- Sometimes it is difficult to handle the arrows and text positioning - Should be good to have a object tree for an easy selection of objects

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Dilraj S.

Awesome tool for your flowcharts/diagrams

2019-04-20

Many complex system designs and data flow were very easy to understand throughout the team when they were created and visualized using draw.io

Pros

Once the diagrams are created, no matter how complex they are, the diagrams can be easily exported in whatever format we want and can be shared across teams members via google share for review and collaborative work.

Cons

More sophisticated designs or templates can be provided to users so that draw.io starts getting more traction than some of the paid softwares available in the domain of creating design and flowcharts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Abinadi R.

Amazing drawing tool

2020-09-18

Overall this is the ultimate tool if you are looking to create highly efficient network diagrams.

Pros

I use it for network diagrams and by far it is the best. having access to a lot of objects to start your diagrams. using the templates are simply intuitive. real time collaboration is simply amazing as well

Cons

There are some funtion that could be improved. for example the images section is great however from time to time you may need to import your own design to help you with your projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Marcus R.

Verified Reviewer

Powerful for flowcharts

2017-10-16

Pros

native integration with Google drive Extremely easy to start using Plenty of templates and suggestions available Easy to share and get collaboration in a project Exports to pdf

Cons

I couldn't find any way to breakdown the exports into slides or to crate layers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

One of the best apps for diagramming needs

2021-05-11

It provides third-party integrations.

Pros

Easy integration with third party platforms makes it very convenient as well.

Cons

It is also open source and does not offer the security many big organizations would require in their visualization tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Services company, 51-200 employees)

The best tool for creating flowcharts

2019-05-12

Draw.io is a type of web application, which I use daily for creating variety of charts and diagrams. I recommend it to anyone looking for a working and simple solution.

Pros

The tool has easy-to-use UI, which is useful for beginners.

Cons

I would appreciate it if there was a mobile application through which I could also prepare different flowcharts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Arslan T.

Best Diagram Open Source website

2019-11-28

I have used this tool for my fyp final year documention .

Pros

- Diagram making is very easy - Drag and drop feature is amazing - Exporting diagrams in very extensions available

Cons

When we export diagrams as a visio extension .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

So easy to use

2020-03-27

We were able to import existing images easily.

Pros

UI makes drawing so easy.

Cons

I have not really found any issues while using this product so don't really have any cons to report.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Vikrant s.

Improvement can take place

2019-05-15

Pros

Draw.io I have used for designing UI For a project website so in that context, it is really easy to drag and drops functionality and you can assign click activity that makes your project a little interactive by clicking you can go to another page.

Cons

Although Draw.io is very good for UI design still I think if it can add some more feature like editing the text field selecting drop down etc.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex T.

Great Solutions for Creating Large-Scale Workflow Diagrams

2019-12-03

Overall, this software has solved our workflow diagram problems at an incredibly affordable price.

Pros

This software allows my development team to translate client meetings into large scale workflow diagrams that can be easily shared across platforms, making the development process dead simple from start to finish.

Cons

While the user experience on this software is, in my opinion, great; the user interface design is lacking.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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SHAWN A.

Easy to use but...

2020-02-05

Takes a long time to get back.

Pros

Ability to have collaboration between users.

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

free software for draw graphs

2019-09-29

i use this application to draw data flow diagrams use diagrams activity diagrams and other object oriented diagrams.

Pros

it simple application but very effective application. simple can draw software architecture graphs and other my office structure, and other graphed

Cons

it has limited types and graphs and it little bit hard to draw graphs. others are very good enough to me

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cor-Paul B.

Useable for drawing paper quality diagrams

2019-01-31

Pros

Works in a browser so is not limited to Windows. Diagrams can be made great-looking for academic papers.

Cons

File management is sometimes awkward and I have not found a way yet to import draw.io figures in other drawing tools.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Aruna J.

Diagram creating tool which supporting saving media to google cloud.

2020-02-07

I use draw.io to create diagrams for my reports and presentations.

Pros

The interface is very clear and the shapes and icons can be drag and drop.

Cons

There are no noticeable drawbacks in this tool, even the URL is very easy to remember draw.io. very useful to the students and educators to create diagrams.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Hanna R.

Nice tool for making diagrams

2019-10-29

I use drow.io for making diagrams that I use in reports

Pros

Drow.io is a wonderful service for making diagrams, it has all popular elements/options for creating good visualization.

Cons

So far I don’t have any complains, it is great tool, which has a lot of options.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 10001+ employees)

Excellent Tool for Logic Planning

2019-07-28

Pros

Draw.io is a useful tool for rapidly sketching diagrams and flow charts for projects.

Cons

I feel Draw.io would benefit from real-time collaboration capabilities, instead of requiring teams to physically be together.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Gede Ananda A.

Help me a ton during my study

2020-08-10

I'm a Computer Science student, I make a lot flowchart for my classes, sometimes I struggle to make flowchart beside using Microsoft Visio after a while came up to this app and I never touch Visio again.

Pros

It's so easy to use, quick and simple, just drag and drop to make shapes, lines, and other objects.

Cons

Lack of Aesthetic, using this feel like using old a program, sometimes connecting the line between objects is a real struggle and because this is a web-based app, if the browser crash or closed by accident all the progress will be lost unsaved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel B.

Verified Reviewer

My go-to tool for designing workflow visualizations

2018-05-05

Pros

- Easy to use and customize - Integrates with G Suite - Minimal learning curve - Lets you easily save as a file (PFD) or on the cloud - Great for designing email sequence diagrams and workflows - Free!

Cons

- Not the prettiest tool in the world - File version management can be tricky - Doesn't integrate easily with many well-known tools besides G Suite

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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mojca k.

Simplistic but geat

2019-12-11

Great with easy use. would recommend to anyone who needs to get workflows done quickly and easy.

Pros

Love how you can export in different file types.

Cons

Sometimes the arrows are not aligned with the grid which can be really frustrating. When you copy + paste a part of the flow you have to be careful with what you choose.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Publishing company, 201-500 employees)

Excellent well-thought-out tool for making flowcharts and diagrams

2019-12-08

I and others in my team have used it often to make mockups, wireframes, diagrams in reports, and software and other process workflows.

Pros

Draw.io's interface is amazing.

Cons

However, very frequent users may find the lack of templates a bit annoying.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Wechuli P.

Best of Its Kind

2020-04-07

Wonderful, I use it for all kinds of drawings, from flow charts to ERDs to architecture diagrams, awesome piece of software.

Pros

. - Can integrate with One Drive, Google Drive and DropBox to store your draw.io files so you can access them from anywhere - Has both a web and desktop version - Has a torn of prebuilt shapes and assets to make drawing a convenient process - Capability to build all kinds of illustrations from flow charts, system architectures, cloud architectures, user workflows, ERDs, and even web site wireframes.

Cons

- Sometimes the third party downloaded shapes and assets don't show up in new draw files and you'd spend some time trying to figure out where they are.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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