Free Diagram and Flowchart-making tools

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This is one of 14 articles listing tools for making various types of maps. The tools are all available free of charge. The articles cover tools for making mind maps, concept maps, flowcharts, diagrams, treemaps, argument maps (and similar types), maps for use in wikis and maps for information- and knowledge-management.

Below is the list of software and apps for making diagrams.

Free software and apps to make diagrams and flowcharts[edit]

These applications can be used to make mind maps and concept maps, but they are mostly equipped to make more general diagrams and do not have features that support mind or concept maps specifically.

Software Licence Platform Screenshot
Creately Free (5 public diagrams) Online, browser-based
Creately screenshot
Dia Free Windows, Linux, Unix
Dia screenshot
DrawAnywhere Free Online, browser-based
DrawAnywhere screenshot
Gliffy Free (5 public diagrams) Online, browser-based
Gliffy screenshot
GraphViz Free Mac, Linux
GraphViz screenshot
My.Origramy Free Online, browser-based
My.Origramy screenshot
WriteMaps Free for hand-building website maps Windows, Mac, Linux
WriteMaps screenshot
yEd Free                                                                                 Windows, Mac, Linux
yEd screenshot
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