Online text to diagram tools

2020/06/07

A comprehensive list of various text to diagram tools.

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

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

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

  4. Archetype https://fatiherikli.github.io/archetype/
    ascii-drawing

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Kroki https://kroki.io/
    BlockDiag, SeqDiag, ActDiag, NwDiag, PacketDiag, RackDiag, BPMN, Bytefield, PlantUML, Ditaa, Erd, Excalidraw, GraphViz, Mermaid, Nomnoml, PlantUML, SvgBob, UMLet, Vega, Vega-Lite, WaveDrom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  21. 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

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

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

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

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

  26. dbdiagram https://dbdiagram.io/d
    entity-relationship

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

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

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

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

  31. swimlanes https://swimlanes.io/
    sequence

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

  33. GraphUp https://graphup.co/ (broken)
    sequence, gantt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  45. MetaUML https://metauml.denksoft.com (dead)

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

  47. Gleek https://www.gleek.io/
    architecture, sequence, entity-relationship, class

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

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

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

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

  52. flowchart.fun https://flowchart.fun/
    flow

  53. WaveDrom https://wavedrom.com/editor.html
    timing

  54. 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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