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Compare best Diagram design tool alternative for developer in 2023.

See details of features and pricing of Diagram design developer tools. We're comparing best apps, libraries or tools for Diagram design such as dbdiagram.io, diagrams.net, Lucidchart, QuickDBD, ERDPlus, DrawSQL, Miro Diagramming, Gliffy, Creately, Whimsical, Cacoo, Pencil Project to help you find your next Diagram design tool. .

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  1. dbdiagram.io
  2. diagrams.net
  3. Lucidchart
  4. QuickDBD
  5. ERDPlus
  6. DrawSQL
  7. Miro Diagramming
  8. Gliffy
  9. Creately
  10. Whimsical
  11. Cacoo
  12. Pencil Project

1. dbdiagram.io

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Quick and simple free tool to help you draw your database relationship diagrams and flow quickly using just keyboard

๐Ÿ›  dbdiagram.io's Features

What can developer do with dbdiagram.io

Enjoy the Efficiency of Writing Code

You type and an ER diagram appears. Your fingers never need to leave your keyboard.

Generate SQL statements

Directly generate SQL statements to create your database tables.

Export to Images and PDFs

Create beautiful PDFs of your ER diagram to circulate internally. Who says ERDs are so difficult to create?

One Click Sharing

Share your diagrams online with your colleagues and customers with just one click.

Integrate with your SQL Databases

Quickly generate your diagrams from SQL dump files.

Integrate with Popular Web Frameworks

Or if you use popular web frameworks like Rails or Django, simply upload your schema.rb or models.py file!

๐Ÿ’ฐ dbdiagram.io's Pricing

How much does dbdiagram.io cost?

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2. diagrams.net

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Bring your storage to our online tool, or go max privacy with the desktop app.

๐Ÿ›  diagrams.net's Features

What can developer do with diagrams.net

Keep your diagram data secure

diagrams.net and our draw.io apps for various platforms do not store your diagram data - our editor is a unique security-first diagramming tool.

Diagram wherever you want

Use whichever cloud platform you prefer to store your diagram files: Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, GitHub/GitLab, in your browser, or on your device. No account needed - your diagrams are not locked behind an account. Use diagrams.net in your browser and on mobile and touchscreen devices.

Integrate diagrams with other software

Store and work with diagrams in Atlassian Confluence and Jira with our draw.io apps. External collaborators donโ€™t need to join your instance, they can view and edit shared diagram files in diagrams.net - no account or diagram format conversion needed.

Collaborate in real-time with shared cursors

Multiple editors see changes synchronised in real time using Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, and draw.io in Confluence. Everyone collaborating on a diagram can see exactly what everyone else is doing.

Easy-to-use diagram editor

diagrams.net and and our draw.io apps work just like the office and drawing tools you are used to using.

๐Ÿ’ฐ diagrams.net's Pricing

How much does diagrams.net cost?


3. Lucidchart

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Lucidchart is your solution for visual communication and cross-platform collaboration.

๐Ÿ›  Lucidchart's Features

What can developer do with Lucidchart

Create a shared vision.

Quickly visualize your team's processes, systems, and organizational structure. Intelligent diagramming lets you visualize complex ideas faster, clearer and more collaboratively.

Get everyone on the same page, literally.

A common visual language accelerates collaboration and improves communication. Itโ€™s easier to align and stay aligned when everyone collaborates in the same space. Lucidchart makes it easy to involve the right people to make the right decisions.

Bring plans to life.

Even the best ideas need help to become real. Lucidchart allows you to stay focused and sprint forward with purpose. Bring to life the plans that will propel your business.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Lucidchart's Pricing

How much does Lucidchart cost?

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4. QuickDBD

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Quick Database Diagrams (QuickDBD) is a simple online tool to quickly draw database diagrams by typing.

๐Ÿ›  QuickDBD's Features

What can developer do with QuickDBD

Work fluently

Draw schemas without leaving the keyboard. Only give the details you want.

Save time

Capture ideas quickly. Donโ€™t let GUI tools interrupt your flow.

Look professional

Pretty diagrams make your documents look good and help you communicate clearly.


Share your diagrams online.

๐Ÿ’ฐ QuickDBD's Pricing

How much does QuickDBD cost?


5. ERDPlus

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ERDPlus is a database modeling tool to quickly and easily create Entity Relationship Diagrams, Relational Schemas, and Star Schemas.

๐Ÿ›  ERDPlus's Features

What can developer do with ERDPlus

Database Modeling

ERDPlus is a web-based database modeling tool that lets you quickly and easily create Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) Relational Schemas (Relational Diagrams) Star Schemas (Dimensional Models) More features Automatically convert ER Diagrams into Relational Schemas Export SQL Export diagrams as a PNG Save diagrams safely on our server

SQL DDL Statements

Export standard SQL Generate SQL from Relational Schemas and Star Schemas Select from common data types and data sizes Works with most contemporary RDBMS tools including Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgresSQL, Teradata, IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, and others.

ERDPlus enables drawing standard ERD components.

Entities Attributes Relationships The notation supports drawing regular and weak entities, various types of attributes (regular, unique, multi-valued, derived, composite, and optional), and all possible cardinality constraints of relationships (mandatory-many, optional-many, mandatory-one and optional-one).

ERDPlus enables drawing standard Relational Schema components

Tables (Relations) Table Columns (including Primary and Foreign Keys) Referential Integrity Constraint Lines (pointing from a Foreign Key to the Primary Key it refers to) The tool supports quick creation of foreign keys and referential integrity lines by simple click-point-connect actions. This simplifies and quickens the process of creating relational schemas.

Convert ER Diagrams

ERDPlus enables automatic conversion of ER Diagrams to Relational Schemas with one click of a button. This vastly speeds up the process of creating a Relational Schema based on an ER Diagram.

ERDPlus enables drawing Star Schema components.

Fact Tables (Facts) Dimension Tables (Dimensions) The notation distinguishes fact tables from dimension tables by using a thicker frame around fact tables. This makes star schema diagrams easier to interpret. As with relational schemas, the tool supports quick creation of foreign keys and referential integrity lines by simple click-point-connect actions. This simplifies and quickens the process of creating star schemas.

Export SQL

๐Ÿ’ฐ ERDPlus's Pricing

How much does ERDPlus cost?


6. DrawSQL

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Simple, beautiful database diagram editor for developers to create, collaborate and visualize their entity relationship diagrams.

๐Ÿ›  DrawSQL's Features

What can developer do with DrawSQL


Have an existing database you want to visualise? Import its SQL script to automatically generate a diagram.


Download diagrams as SQL (DDL) scripts to run against your database, or as an image to include in your documentation.

Framework Integrations

Generate Laravel Migrations from your diagram automatically, with support for other frameworks in the works.


Add notes for your teammates or future self. Document your database by adding notes to tables or individual columns.


200+ database diagrams of popular apps and packages. Browse for inspiration or add them directly into diagrams.

Public Diagrams

Public diagrams are indexed and can be viewed by anyone via a shareable link.

Public Link

Share diagrams with external stakeholders by sending them a (view-only) public access link.

Presentation Mode

Present diagrams on the big screen. Useful for team meetings and tech discussions.

Relational DBMS

Full support for the 3 popular DBMS - MySQL (MariaDB), PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server.

Clone Diagrams

Duplicate diagrams into an existing or new diagram, useful for boilerplate sections that are re-used across apps.

Beautiful Shares

Showcase your public diagrams to your network. DrawSQL generates pretty preview cards on all social networks.


Diagrams can be easily embedded into your documentation (e.g. Confluence, Notion) or blog posts and will be automatically synced with updates.

๐Ÿ’ฐ DrawSQL's Pricing

How much does DrawSQL cost?

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7. Miro Diagramming

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Miro Diagramming

Miroโ€™s all-in-one diagram maker removes the hassle of switching between diagramming and collaboration tools while helping you check off all the essential steps of your diagramming process.

๐Ÿ›  Miro Diagramming's Features

What can developer do with Miro Diagramming

Easy and fast diagram creation

Ensure everything aligns with suggested corrections and multiple grid views. Keep up the pace by creating and connecting shapes with less clicks.

Powerful capabilities, recognized methodologies

You can visualize many types of diagrams in Miro. Our free diagram library includes basic shapes, connectors, and flowchart icons. With Miro Smart Diagramming, you get even more advanced shape packs โ€” for AWS, Azure, and Cisco, and recognized methodologies like BPMN and Data Flow Diagram.

Easy to share and change

Give your team access to your diagrams in Miro so they can leave feedback, ask questions, and make changes directly on the board or embed boards directly in tools like Confluence or Microsoft Teams. Keep things organized by checking the overview of all comments and changes made. You can also export your diagrams as an image to use in presentations.

Take action

Once your diagram is ready, you can create action items by adding project management templates and converting items to tickets. We have integrations with key task management solutions like Jira and Asana.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Miro Diagramming's Pricing

How much does Miro Diagramming cost?

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8. Gliffy

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With over 18 million users and an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, Gliffyโ€™s enterprise-grade diagramming softwareย helps teams of all types make diagrams and communicate visually.

๐Ÿ›  Gliffy's Features

What can developer do with Gliffy

Create with Ease

Drag and drop shapes or use another diagram as a template.

Collaborate Instantly

Create and edit diagrams with your team in real time.

Share With Anyone

Place your diagram in multiple locations, and all duplicates automatically update.

Integrate with Atlassian

Create documentation-ready diagrams without ever leaving Confluence or Jira.

Cloud-Fortified Collaboration

Gliffy meets Atlassianโ€™s highest standards for security, reliability, and support.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Gliffy's Pricing

How much does Gliffy cost?

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9. Creately

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Creately is the world 1st work management software that runs on a smart visual canvas. Connect the dots across your company, keep everything and everyone in sync.

๐Ÿ›  Creately's Features

What can developer do with Creately

  • 70 types of diagramming standards
  • 8000+ professional templates, 200,000+ examples
  • Keyboard first drawing with PlusCreate
  • Fully customizable for professional diagrams
  • Hand drawing and markup support
  • Links and connectors for navigational flows

๐Ÿ’ฐ Creately's Pricing

How much does Creately cost?

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10. Whimsical

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Combine diagramming, whiteboarding, and more with Whimsical.

๐Ÿ›  Whimsical's Features

What can developer do with Whimsical

Document everything in one tool

No more app switching. One source of truth for your documents, flowcharts, wireframes, mind maps, and more.

The fastest & most delightful writing experience

  • Markdown Shortcuts
  • Drag-and-Drop
  • Shortcut Menu
  • Focus Mode

๐Ÿ’ฐ Whimsical's Pricing

How much does Whimsical cost?

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11. Cacoo

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Create diagrams online with a collaborative online diagramming tool. Join the 390,000 users drawing diagrams, flowcharts, and wireframes online with Cacoo.

๐Ÿ›  Cacoo's Features

What can developer do with Cacoo

Create beautiful visuals in minutes

Everything you need to create flowcharts, wireframes, network diagrams, mind maps, and more.

Collaborate with anyone in real-time

Together you can create, edit, comment on, and chat about diagrams whether youโ€™re in the same room or half a world apart.

Share & present your work

Share diagrams how and where you want.

Keep what matters front and center

There are a lot of ideas out there; keeping them organized matters.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Cacoo's Pricing

How much does Cacoo cost?


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12. Pencil Project

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Pencil Project

Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.

๐Ÿ›  Pencil Project's Features

What can developer do with Pencil Project

Easy GUI Prototyping

Pencil provides various built-in shapes collection for drawing different types of user interface ranging from desktop to mobile platforms. Starting from 2.0.2, Pencil is shipped with Android and iOS UI stencils pre-installed. This makes it even easier to start protyping apps with a simple installation. Popular drawing features are also implemented in Pencil to simplify the drawing operations.

Built-in Shape Collections

Starting from 2.0.2 Pencil has even more shape collections included by default. The list of built-in collections now includes general-purpose shapes, flowchart elements, desktop/web UI shapes, Android and iOS GUI shapes. There are also many other collections created by the community and are distributed freely on the Internet. You can easily grab a collection and install it into Pencil with a simple drag-and-drop operation.

Diagram Drawing Support

Pencil now supports connectors which can be used to "wire" shapes together in a diagram. A collection of flowchart shapes are also available for drawing diagrams.

Exporting to Different Output Formats

Pencil supports outputing the drawing document into different types of formats. You can have your drawing exported as a set of rasterized PNG files or as a web page that can be delivered to the viewers. Pencil also supports exporting documents into popular formats including OpenOffice/LibreOffice text documents, Inkscape SVG and Adobe PDF.

Easily Find Cliparts from the Internet

Pencil has a clipart browser tool that integrates with OpenClipart.org to let users easily find cliparts by keywords and added them into the drawing by a simple drag-and-drop operation. Clipart listed by the tool are in vector format and hence good for users in scaling to appropriate sizes.

Inter-page linking

Elements in a drawing can be linked to a specific page in the same document. This helps user define the UI flow when creating application or website mockups. Linkings defined in a document are converted into HTML hyper-links when the document is exported into web format. This process creates an interactive version of the mockup in which viewers can see a simulated flow when clicking on the UI elements.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Pencil Project's Pricing

How much does Pencil Project cost?

Open source and free

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ About Diagram design

A diagram design tool is a software application or a web-based tool that allows users to create and edit visual diagrams. These tools provide a graphical interface that makes it easy for users to create diagrams, flowcharts, mind maps, network diagrams, org charts, and other types of visual representations.

Diagram design tools typically offer a range of pre-built shapes, symbols, and templates that users can use to create their diagrams quickly and easily. Users can also customize these shapes and symbols and add text, colors, and other design elements to create a diagram that meets their specific needs.

Diagram design tools are commonly used in a variety of fields, including software development, engineering, project management, education, and business analysis. They help users to communicate complex ideas and processes in a clear and concise way, making it easier for others to understand and follow.

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