draw.io Features

draw.io

Open platform for creating & sharing diagrams

4.65/5 (75 reviews)

draw.io Feature Summary

  • 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)
  • Drag-and-drop functionality
  • Template library
  • Shape library
  • Multi-format import & export
  • Online & offline access
  • Change tracking & restoration
  • Metadata management
  • Organization chart creation
  • Wireframe models
  • Tree diagrams
  • Mockups
  • Venn diagrams
  • Gantt charts
  • Rack diagrams
  • Sequence diagrams
  • SWOT diagrams
  • Floor plans
  • Infographics
  • Electrical diagrams
  • AWS architecture diagrams

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draw.io Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about draw.io's features:

Chad edwards

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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Marcus Raphael

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.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Its an online tool very complete to design a variety of UML diagrams, workflows, BPMN, among others

2018-08-01

Pros

It has a large amount of icons to be used in the existing diagrams, it can be linked with Google Drive to store the work and it allows to export in various formtas such as jpg, pdf, xml, gif, among others.

Cons

Draw.io has few cons, one might be that there are no templates, which makes every work to start from scratch, it requires internet Access every time you're going to work with it and the interface it's very simple.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Arcadio Suarez

It allows me to create diagrams of all kinds in our browser without having to acquire licenses

2018-03-14

Interesting web application that is of great help for the realization of flow charts, clean designs and easy to make

Pros

It brings a fairly simple and easy to use interface, it is also so complete that nothing has to envy to any desktop payment software.

Cons

Although I think it is a very good application you need Internet access to use this application and there are no templates made by users.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Free diagramming tool

2018-01-29

Pros

Draw auto-saves and you have the option to export to different files: PDF, JPEG, SVG, XML, HTML.

Cons

Compared to other designing tools, Draw does not have the most s attractive interface. Also, I experience glitches with resizing the charts.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben Hopper

Verified Reviewer

draw.io

2015-11-16

Allows me to share with others on my team and get feed back in real time. This helps us a lot because we work in a connected environment with many different os systems.

Pros

Has the best user input flow I've experienced for web platform

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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Marcos Martinez

When I need to do flow diagrams and network topology designs, this is the best.

2018-04-05

Pros

It is compatible with google drive and dropbox to save your documents It's completely free and it's complete for all the functions I need. Its interface is simple and easy to use.

Cons

It becomes very complex to import and export documents.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Juan Ramos

An interesting web application that is very useful for the realization of diagrams such as UML

2018-03-02

Very useful to make uml diagram of my user interface designs

Pros

The diagrams can be exported in jpg / pnp / xml / sgv formats.

Cons

Sometimes I get confused when I do not remember where I keep my documents, because it gives me several options like google or dropbox

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Millie Chow

Easy, intuitive, free online resource for creating flowcharts and diagrams!

2017-10-10

Pros

I love drag and drop feature and the auto connector feature.

Cons

Charts and diagrams are not compatible with other formats so can't edit them elsewhere. Haven't used it enough to find any other issues. Like everything so far.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great mindmapping and flowchart software

2018-07-09

Free and easy to use, was very helpful.

Pros

There are many option which allow for a large variety of use cases. Clear UI, and integrated will with things like google drive which allows you to bring your diagrams wherever you go.

Cons

User interface could be better, some things take too many clicks or are overly complicated.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Very easy to learn, intuitive interface, clean diagrams

2018-03-08

I've used it for making quick patent diagrams and for complex diagrams which need to go into reports or presentations.

Pros

Colors and styles can be changed, images can be imported, etc.

Cons

While it's great for basic diagrams, it is somewhat limited in the number of different shapes that can be used. For everyday diagramming may be better to use a paid software with more flexibility.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Don't need to setup a local environment

2018-04-26

Faster drawing of architectures, environments and other stuff.

Pros

Web, or as an Windows 10 application. So, it's fast to begin the use of the tool, and after some time your already drawing with or without the templates

Cons

The templates aren't the most complete, and i think that the import process still should be better.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Berry

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

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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James Sharp

Great Alternative to expensive flowchart/ mapping systems

2017-10-11

Great Free option for mapping flow charts- accessible via the cloud so can work remotely when required

Pros

Great integration with Google Drive for storing charts- great volume of icons/ styles to allow you to create a vast array of different flows including swim-lanes, network diagrams etc

Cons

The process for Exporting diagrams could be made a little more streamlined and sometimes formating of PDF exported documents doesnt exactly match the design

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

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

Best sofware to Draw Diagrams

2018-09-18

Overall best application to create Lots of Diagrams very easily, without hesitate can recomaned as best choise

Pros

There are many easy tools to create lots of Diagrams so that users can easily get very creative diagrams in less time and also there are pre-created templates so that before draw particular diagrams users can get an idea about the Diagrams, so that final output will be very accurate.

Cons

In drage and drops boxex and other tex area it will be getting unexpected output so that some time users have to do same thing again but not always

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Harisha Achar

Go-to tool for creating diagrams and flowcharts

2017-12-08

I have exported the diagrams in PDF, JPG formats to easily insert in my design documents

Pros

I like this tool very much to create flowchart, architecture diagrams.

Cons

Importing Visio and exporting to Visio is not supported.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gabriel Delvalle Moreno

this is the best application for the design of my flow diagrams

2018-05-08

Pros

We can access from the browser and save a download and installation.

Cons

For me this application is excellent, I have nothing negative to discuss, although sometimes my Internet connection is slow and it takes time to load.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Zee Gimon

Useful for graphs and workflows illustration

2018-06-27

Great for illustrating workflows, IT infrastructure, and server architecture (that's what we use it for, but the functionality can be used for a billion other purposes)

Pros

- integrates well with Google docs (since it's also a Google product) - we use this tool for our work purposes whenever we need to illustrate a workflow in a convenient matter (whether our internal ones or for clients) - it is quite easy to use, but if you are a perfectionist, sometimes it can be tricky.

Cons

- user permissions sometimes are tricky (not sure what's the deal, but we have had issues with the files not being available to the users who have previously opened the given file and no one changed the permissions)

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Stuart Farwell

Great free tool to create diagrams and flowcharts

2017-11-30

Pros

You can either export to png or pdf, share a link for embed in another GSuite program like Docs or Slides.

Cons

The export feature could be made easier - I often don't select the right options and end up having to export several times.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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James Gross

Very simple to use, large canvas

2018-05-10

Drawing diagrams online.

Pros

I used this a few time for creating control flow graphs and it was very easy to learn.

Cons

Some of the paid features could be made free, or at least partly free as to give the user a trial of how they work.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Helps the fast process diagram in an interactive and beautiful way. It is simple and bautifull.

2018-05-01

It allows you to diagram processes easily and quickly.

Pros

It has different formats to export your work.

Cons

The only thing I do not like about this program are the hidden tools, there must be many clicks to access them.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ana Hernandez

very good tool, is my ally to make my UML diagrams and others of the subjects I teach.

2018-06-26

It allows me to create diagrams uml, entity relationship and Gantt diagrams and work with my students using g-suite and trello.

Pros

I can make several types of diagrams such as uml, entity relationship, flow diagrams, infographics, gantt, among others and export them in multiple formats (png, svg, jpg, pdf, xml and more).

Cons

It does not have collaboration options within the same application although it can be done using other tools such as g-suite, trello or jira.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Camille Bosley

Easy Visualization Tool for Planning and Presentations

2018-04-26

Visualizing campaigns and strategies to client that they can share internally.

Pros

I've created diagrams to show user journeys, email campaigns, and channel attribution.

Cons

It's easy to put a rectangle and a text box on the report. Once you've got twenty, it gets tricky to edit the layout of your diagram.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Esra Kayabali

Best free online diagram software in the market.

2018-01-17

Pros

The best advantage is that it is free but if you willing to pay for it I am sure you can find more user-friendly ones.

Cons

It is not very easy to use.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Digital Learning Coach and IT Integrator (Education Management company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

One more missing part of Google G-suite

2017-11-17

Pros

That is where we met draw.io online Google Docs-like tool. The interface is very similar what you would find on regular Google Docs or Google Slides.

Cons

The only con for me would be some icons or buttons you see which lack few design elements.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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