Dia Alternative

If you want a web-based alternative to Dia, Lucidchart is the perfect solution. It supports Visio import and export, it's easier to use, and it's also compatible with all operating systems.

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Dia vs. Lucidchart

Dia Lucidchart

Operating systems

Windows Linux Mac Windows Linux

Sharing, chatting, and real-time collaborating

(without any additional products)


No downloads or updates

(allowing users to always have the most up-to-date version)


Visio import & export

(including Visio stencils)


Web-based software


Free licenses for lite users

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Extensive shape libraries

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Fast collaboration

Only Lucidchart offers real-time sharing, chatting, and collaboration. All edits sync instantly, making our program preferable to Dia in a team environment.

Lucidchart also features an unmatched level of Microsoft Visio interoperability.

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Web-based software

Access your diagrams from any modern browser or device. With Lucidchart, there’s no need for lengthy installation processes.

Use our iPad or offline app to view and edit documents anywhere.

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Extensive shapes

Sample a wide variety of shape libraries, including those for mocking up websites and mobile applications.

Dia lacks shapes for floor plans, org charts, wireframes, Venn diagrams, and other staples.

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Featured Highlights

Lucidchart's intuitive features offers a diagramming tool that's easy from start to finish.

  • Lucid Features

    Easy diagramming

    Making diagrams shouldn’t be difficult. Lucidchart cuts through the learning curve to deliver a product that’s immediately accessible. Enjoy the advantages of themed layouts, customizable templates, drag-and-drop technology, and a clean, intuitive interface.
  • Lucid Features

    Visio compatible

    Lucidchart is not only Mac compatible, it’s also Visio compatible. That means that you can import your VDX, VSDX, and VSD files directly into the editor. You can also export files back to Visio if you need to deliver them to users who aren’t on Lucidchart yet.
  • Lucid Features

    Fully integrated

    Our numerous integrations make Lucidchart the perfect solution for your team. If you are using Google Apps, you can integrate your domain with Lucidchart and organize your team from there. We also offer an easy-to-use team admin panel.
  • Lucid Features

    Simple sharing

    Since Lucidchart is hosted on the web, sharing is that much easier. Try posting a funny flowchart on social media, or share a sensitive document securely through email. You can also download your diagrams in a variety of image formats for web sharing or printing.
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