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Alternatives to Excalidraw

drawio, Lucidchart, Microsoft Visio, XMind, and Gliffy are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Excalidraw.
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What is Excalidraw and what are its top alternatives?

It is a whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams with a hand-drawn feel.
Excalidraw is a tool in the Diagramming category of a tech stack.
Excalidraw is an open source tool with 21.1K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Excalidraw's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Excalidraw

  • drawio

    drawio

    It is a free online diagram software for making flowcharts, process diagrams, org charts, UML, ER and network diagrams. It is an open platform where you can create and share diagrams. It鈥檚 integrated with the tools you already use. ...

  • Lucidchart

    Lucidchart

    Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models. ...

  • Microsoft Visio

    Microsoft Visio

    Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience. ...

  • XMind

    XMind

    It is the most professional and popular mind mapping tool. Millions of people use it to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized. ...

  • Gliffy

    Gliffy

    Make flowcharts, network diagrams, uml diagrams, org charts, mind maps, wireframes, and more. ...

  • Visual Paradigm

    Visual Paradigm

    It is a software design tool tailored for agile software projects. It supports UML, BPMN, ERD, DFD, SysML. It also supports use cases, wireframeing, code engineering, etc. ...

  • OmniGraffle

    OmniGraffle

    Creators of Mac, iPad, and iPhone productivity software. Proud to bring you OmniFocus, OmniOutliner, OmniGraffle, and OmniPlan. ...

  • Overflow.io

    Overflow.io

    Create beautiful user flow diagrams and design presentations in no time. Works with Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, and Photoshop. ...

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drawio

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      Lucidchart

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          Julien DeFrance
          Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 1 upvote 路 171.2K views

          When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.

          Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.

          In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.

          Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.

          This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.

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          Microsoft Visio

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            Julien DeFrance
            Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 1 upvote 路 171.2K views

            When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.

            Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.

            In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.

            Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.

            This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.

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            XMind

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                Gliffy

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                  Visual Paradigm

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                  Create diagrams and charts online
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                    OmniGraffle

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                        Overflow.io

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                        Turn your designs into beautiful user flows
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