Online text to diagram tools

2020/06/07

A comprehensive list of various text to diagram tools which you can use directly from your web-browser. Ordered roughly by recency and similarity.

  1. D2 https://play.d2lang.com/
    all

  2. Pikchr https://pikchr.org/home/pikchrshow
    all

  3. Diagon https://arthursonzogni.com/Diagon
    text-to-ascii, sequence, tree, table, syntax, flow, graph, frame
    Source: https://github.com/ArthurSonzogni/Diagon

  4. Typograms https://code.sgo.to/typograms/
    markdown, ascii-to-all

  5. Markdeep https://casual-effects.com/markdeep/
    markdown, ascii-to-all

  6. Svgbob https://ivanceras.github.io/bob-editor/ https://ivanceras.github.io/svgbob-editor/
    ascii-to-all

  7. asciigrid https://mbarkhau.keybase.pub/asciigrid/
    ascii-to-all
    draw in ascii in left panel and see the diagram in right panel. uses svgbob

  8. Archetype https://fatiherikli.github.io/archetype/ (wayback: https://web.archive.org/web/20210503172024/https://fatiherikli.github.io/archetype/)
    ascii-drawing
    Forked Source: https://github.com/cagataycali/archetype
    Backup: https://smusamashah.github.io/archetype/

  9. Textik https://textik.com/
    ascii-drawing

  10. ASCIIFlow http://asciiflow.com/
    ascii-drawing

  11. textik https://textik.com/
    ascii-drawing

  12. fsymbols https://fsymbols.com/draw/
    ascii-drawing

  13. Kroki https://kroki.io/
    BlockDiag, SeqDiag, ActDiag, NwDiag, PacketDiag, RackDiag, BPMN, Bytefield, C4 (with PlantUML), D2, DBML, Ditaa, Erd, Excalidraw, GraphViz, Mermaid, Nomnoml, Pikchr, PlantUML, Structurizr, SvgBob, TikZ, UMLet, Vega, Vega-Lite, WaveDrom, WireViz

  14. Markwhen https://markwhen.com/
    timeline
    Source: https://github.com/mark-when/markwhen

  15. flowchart.fun https://flowchart.fun/
    flow

  16. flowchart.js http://flowchart.js.org/
    flow

  17. code2flow https://app.code2flow.com/
    flow

  18. JSSM https://stonecypher.github.io/jssm-viz-demo/graph_explorer.html
    flow, state
    Source: https://github.com/StoneCypher/jssm

  19. SequenceDiagram https://sequencediagram.org/
    sequence

  20. WebSequenceDiagrams https://www.websequencediagrams.com/
    sequence

  21. SVG Sequence Diagram http://sullerandras.github.io/SVG-Sequence-Diagram/
    sequence

  22. JUMLY http://jumly.tmtk.net (dead)
    sequence
    Source: https://github.com/tmtk75/jumly

  23. js sequence diagrams http://bramp.github.io/js-sequence-diagrams/
    sequence

  24. swimlanes https://swimlanes.io/
    sequence

  25. mscgen_js https://mscgen.js.org/
    sequence

  26. GraphUp https://graphup.co/ (dead)
    sequence, gantt

  27. Diagwiz https://diagwiz.io/playground/
    ascii sequence

  28. Text Diagram http://weidagang.github.io/text-diagram/
    ascii sequence
    Source: https://github.com/weidagang/text-diagram

  29. ASCII Sequence Diagram Creator https://textart.io/sequence
    ascii sequence

  30. Chart Mage http://chartmage.com/index.html
    sequence, flow

  31. BPMN Sketch Miner https://www.bpmn-sketch-miner.ai/
    BPMN/flow

  32. dagre-svg https://andrewfulrich.gitlab.io/dagre-svg/
    graph
    Source: https://gitlab.com/andrewfulrich/dagre-svg

  33. Webgraphviz http://www.webgraphviz.com/
    graphviz

  34. Viz.js http://viz-js.com/
    graphviz

  35. Edotor https://edotor.net/
    graphviz

  36. Graphviz Online https://dreampuf.github.io/GraphvizOnline/
    graphviz

  37. Sketchviz https://sketchviz.com/new
    graphviz

  38. nomnoml http://www.nomnoml.com/
    activity, class
    Source: https://github.com/skanaar/nomnoml

  39. CodeUML http://codeuml.com/ (dead)
    uml
    Source: https://github.com/oazabir/codeuml

  40. yuml https://yuml.me/diagram/scruffy/class/draw
    uml

  41. PlantText http://www.planttext.com/planttext
    activity, class, component, object, use case, state, graphviz, sequence, gui, earth

  42. PlantUML http://www.plantuml.com/plantuml/uml/
    activity, class, component, object, use-case, sequence, state, deployment, timing, gui, archimate, gantt, mindmap, tree, math, entity-relationship

  43. Umple Online http://cruise.site.uottawa.ca/umpleonline/
    class, state, composite

  44. ZenUML https://app.zenuml.com/
    sequence

  45. DotUML https://dotuml.com/playground.html
    class, use case, sequence, state, deployment, graphviz

  46. Database Diagram Tool https://databasediagram.com/app
    entity-relationship

  47. QuickDBD https://app.quickdatabasediagrams.com/#/
    entity-relationship

  48. dbdiagram https://dbdiagram.io/d
    entity-relationship
    (Requires Login to Export)

  49. ERD Lab https://app.erdlab.io/designer/guest
    entity-relationship
    (Requires Login to Export)

  50. drawthe http://go.drawthe.net/
    network
    Source: https://github.com/cidrblock/drawthe.net

  51. mermaid https://mermaid-js.github.io/mermaid-live-editor/
    flow, sequence, class, state, entity-relationship, gantt, pie, journey

  52. Diagram.codes https://www.diagram.codes/
    flow, sequence, graph, tree, onion, stack, system, timeline, mindmap

  53. Blockdiag http://interactive.blockdiag.com/
    block, activity, network, rack/stack, packet

  54. state machine cat https://state-machine-cat.js.org/
    state
    Source: https://github.com/sverweij/state-machine-cat

  55. XState Visualizer https://xstate.js.org/viz/
    state
    Source: https://github.com/davidkpiano/xstate

  56. MetaUML https://metauml.denksoft.com (dead)
    Source: https://github.com/ogheorghies/MetaUML

  57. Railroad Diagram Generator http://www.bottlecaps.de/rr/ui#_StringLiteral
    railroad/syntax

  58. Syntax Diagram Generator https://lukaslueg.github.io/macro_railroad_wasm_demo/
    railroad/syntax

  59. GrammKit https://dundalek.com/grammkit/
    railroad/syntax

  60. DrawGrammar https://jacquev6.github.io/DrawGrammar/
    railroad/syntax

  61. Railroad Diagram Generator https://tabatkins.github.io/railroad-diagrams/generator.html
    railroad/syntax
    Source: https://github.com/tabatkins/railroad-diagrams

  62. Gleek https://www.gleek.io/
    architecture, sequence, entity-relationship, class
    (Requires login)

  63. Ilograph https://app.ilograph.com/
    architecture

  64. Structurizr https://structurizr.com/dsl
    architecture

  65. Penrose https://github.com/penrose/penrose
    penrose

  66. WaveDrom https://wavedrom.com/editor.html
    timing
    Source: https://github.com/wavedrom/wavedrom

  67. CLI Text to Diagram Tools

    1. perl graph-easy http://bloodgate.com/perl/graph/index.html #cli
      flow
      Doc: https://developpaper.com/recommend-a-tool-for-making-ascii-flow-chart-graph-easy
      Example: graph-easy <<< [node 1]->[some text]-[this][node 1]->[branch]

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