7 Free online tools for creating flow charts, diagrams, floor plans and more

7 Web-based drawing tools that provides a familiar environment for diagramming, creating flow charts, organizational charts, floor plans, technical drawings, free hand drawings, process diagrams and much more.

Mindomo: Online Mind Mapping Tool – Create, edit mind maps, and share them with your colleagues or your friends.

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Flowchart: Realtime online collaboration between multiple users with different browsers, Drawing Tools (Lines, Arrows, Bézier curves), Objects (Flowchart objects, clipart), Save your Flowchart as a PDF or PNG formats.

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Mindmeister: all the standard features of a classic mind mapping tool with as many simultaneous users as you like.

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Bubbl: Create colorful mind maps online, Share and work with friends, Embed your mind map in your blog or website. Email and print your mind map, Save your mind map as an image.

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Gliffy: flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more.

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DrawAnywhere: Flowcharts, Process diagrams, Organizational charts, Export your diagram as an image file (jpg, png, etc) or a pdf file.

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AjaxSketch:

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24 replies
  1. Greg
    Greg says:

    Thanks for the article!
    Also you can add Origramy. Not so long ago I found this flash graph component at origramy.com. Highly usable and really worth to try.

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  2. Charan
    Charan says:

    Here is another great online diagramming tool – creately.com. Easy to use with great contextual toolbars and smart objects that make design faster.

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  3. cw
    cw says:

    DIY (Do it yourself) Chart is a Web-based, simple and powerful online tool to create interactive charts and graphs from static or dynamic data which may be generated using any scripting language.
    Support full updates and data streaming without reloading the web page. Support 3D customization, including perspective, lighting, rotation, border skins, anti-aliasing, transparencies, isometric projections, shadows, and more. Support automatic and manual layout and alignment management. Support fully customizable legends. Support export chart in a variety of formats including BMP, JPG, PNG and EMF.
    With DIY Chart you can create charts for your website, blog and social network profiles, and DIY Chart may be useful for those who need to visualize financial, scientific or other type of data.

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  4. Billy Schechtman
    Billy Schechtman says:

    I’m not that great of a reader to be honest but your blogs pretty nice, keep it up as I will bookmark ready for my next read. Cheers

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  5. Flemming in Spain
    Flemming in Spain says:

    Gliffy seems to do quite many things, and they offer a free service, and the premium service is only $5 per month. Anyone got experience with it?

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    • John
      John says:

      Flemming, I’ve tried out Gliffy and used it for a bit. It gets the job done. But then I read an article comparing Gliffy to Lucidchart and tried out LucidChart – lucidchart.com.

      I never went back to Gliffy.

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  6. KOsmix
    KOsmix says:

    Hi guys, I need a tool which does exactly what gliffy does or any oher software mentioned here, but it must be installed on a intranet server (targeting an .aspx platform). Do you have any idea about such an apllication?

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  7. Ryan
    Ryan says:

    Another great flow chart program is slickplan.com. It works well for organization charts and I have heard that there is a premium version with new features coming soon.

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  8. William
    William says:

    Mindomo looks good! I saved it to my Diigo. I used Google Drive’s drawing tool until now. I will see how Mindomo performs. Thanks!

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  9. David Durman
    David Durman says:

    Another diagramming and vector graphics online tool is figurepool.com (written in HTML 5, no flash). Any figure on the site serves also as a template and can be cloned & edited. Provides a free export to PNG, PDF and SVG formats. Disclaimer: I’m the author.

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  10. narendra kumar
    narendra kumar says:

    Hi guys,

    Anyone who can let me know how to create auto flow chart from enlisted process data in excel. To get this job done, I made a complete list of the process step by step and looking for this automation.

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