What are the best flowcharts and diagrams applications?

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  1. 9

    #1Gliffy

    Gliffy
    Gliffy is an online collaborative diagramming application letting you easily create and share diagrams. It's available as a web app and Windows desktop software.
    Websites

    $7.99- per month. Free trial available

    Louis Ruiz
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "I don't know about Gliffy. The templates are nice and it's easy enough to use. I just don't think it's worth paying for with so many alternatives out there on the market."
  2. 6

    #2Smartdraw

    Smartdraw

    Smartdraw is an alternative online software to Visio, providing online drawing features for your flowcharts, floor plans, calendars and more. This tool includes a huge selection of templates to choose from.

    Websites

    Free

    Howard Hunter
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "I signed up for the free 7 day trail and was impressed with some of the features offered. I tinkered mostly with the landscape design drawings, as I previously owned a landscaping business. I liked the numerous design options and being able to draw to scale, which makes this a valuable tool for the professional landscaper. The flow charts were also very interesting and very useful."
  3. 5

    #3yEd Graph Editor

    yEd Graph Editor
    Desktop software for easy and intuitive creation of diagrams from your Windows device. You can import data from an Excel file and create your diagram by simply pressing a button.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Peter Murphy
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "I need to create a network diagram for a local network I am planning. While looking around, I found yEd Graph Editor. It solves my problem by allowing me a clean interface to map out the network I will be building shortly."
  1. 3

    #4Draw.io

    Draw.io
    Free web app letting you create diagrams, charts and flows with extreme easiness. Once worked online, you can save and export your work in the format you need.
    Websites

    Free

    Moisés Sánchez
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Easy to use website to draw diagrams and flowcharts. It gives you an option to upload to different sites depending on what you prefer. There's a variety of options for designing what you need. This is definitely one of the best flowchart applications on the web. "
  2. 3

    #5Lucidchart

    Lucidchart
    Lucidchart is the online application for flowchart diagrams. A flowchart maker and online diagram software helping sketch any diagram you need directly from the browser.
    Websites

    $4.95- 1 month - varies by plan

    Irene Carranza
    Written on July 9, 2017
    "Incredibly easy to use and get started. I don't have a whole lot of time to figure this out on my own, Lucidchart prevented a lot of hassle. "
  3. 1

    #6cacoo

    cacoo
    Online app with templates and shape libraries for creating your diagrams. You can get started for free and then choose the plan that best suits you.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Thomas Holmes
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "I needed some new software to make flowcharts and diagrams and found Cacoo. It was a easy program to learn and very diverse applications, allowing me to make very professional looking diagrams. I highly recommend this program to those that are looking for alternatives to the commonplace software for making diagrams."

Summary

Best What are the best flowcharts and diagrams applications
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GliffyWebsites 9 Paid
2SmartdrawWebsites 6 Free
3yEd Graph EditorSoftware 5 Free
4Draw.ioWebsites 3 Free
5LucidchartWebsites 3 Paid
6cacooWebsites 1 Free
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