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drawio vs Microsoft Visio: What are the differences?

Developers describe drawio as "An Open source diagramming tool". 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’s integrated with the tools you already use. On the other hand, Microsoft Visio is detailed as "Diagramming made simple". Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.

drawio and Microsoft Visio can be primarily classified as "Diagramming" tools.

According to the StackShare community, drawio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 16 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to Microsoft Visio, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

Decisions about drawio and Microsoft Visio
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 163K 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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    What is 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’s integrated with the tools you already use.

    What is Microsoft Visio?

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

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    yEd
    It is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button.
    Lucidchart
    Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models.
    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
    Make flowcharts, network diagrams, uml diagrams, org charts, mind maps, wireframes, and more.
    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.
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    How developers use drawio and Microsoft Visio
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    drawio

    Original name "draw.io" but when I tried to add - I got "Sorry, we couldn't find that page :( "