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Alternatives to yEd

OmniGraffle, Lucidchart, Inkscape, Pencil, and drawio are the most popular alternatives and competitors to yEd.
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What is yEd and what are its top alternatives?

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.
yEd is a tool in the Diagramming category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to yEd

  • OmniGraffle
    OmniGraffle

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

  • Lucidchart
    Lucidchart

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

  • Inkscape
    Inkscape

    It is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This software can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings. ...

  • Pencil
    Pencil

    A web application microframework for Rust

  • 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’s integrated with the tools you already use. ...

  • 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. ...

  • FigJam
    FigJam

    It is an online whiteboard for teams to collaborate, brainstorm, map out flows, and more. It is easy to learn and fun to use, so anyone can participate and share their ideas. ...

  • 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. ...

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OmniGraffle

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          Julien DeFrance
          Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 227.8K 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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          Inkscape

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                    Julien DeFrance
                    Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 227.8K 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.

                    See more
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                    FigJam

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