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Dia


4 / 5
15 reviews


Average Ratings

15 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

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  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows

Vendor Details

  • The Dia Developers
  • dia-installer.de
  • Germany

About Dia

Free software program for structured diagrams drawing.


Dia Features

  • Data Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Flowchart
  • For Developers
  • Mind Map
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Organizational Charting
  • Templates

Dia Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Simple and Versatile, You can build almost any technical diagram that you can need with this app!

Jun 18, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Multi-platform, You can find this app for Windows, Linux, and MacOS X basically;

Support for Mobile devices like Android and IOS what means it's multiarchitecture;

There is much official documentation and too much around the web;

Ideal for making technical diagrams, It has many libraries, you can find support for Electricity, Electronics, Mechanics, Civil Engineer, Flow diagram, Networking, Thermodynamics, UML and much more what makes it flexible;

It's in continuous development and its developers are always waiting for your opinions, so the issues can be fixed quickly;

The projects can be saved or export to various formats like "jpg, png, svg, ps, tif, ico, BMP" and much more;

In a nutshell: Useful, if you need to deliver a homework or build a quick sketch this app fits you.

Cons: Its interface is too simple and ugly;

The final work when it's exported does not have the same quality as the initial sketch;

Sometimes it's difficult to connect the lines and objects;

To group objects it's difficult;

The manual in the app is only in English despite the app can be in another language;

A simple solution for when you do not have internet to do some types of diagrams.

Jun 28, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is free and open source.

it allows to make diagrams that other tools do not contemplate because they are old like the one of gane and sarson and dfds.

it does not need internet to work, it is installed on the PC and it is available for windows, mac and linux, besides it offers the possibility of taking it on a pendrive and use it without installing it.

You can export the diagrams in many formats, including some popular ones like bmp. jpg, png and pdf.

Cons: It has an outdated appearance, the diagrams are not the most beautiful visually.

when placing the objects in the workspace and trying to connect them, sometimes it does not do it well and when trying to modify the lines they do not take the desired form.

missing uml updated elements of the latest versions of the language include the include and extend stereotypes of the dependency relationship.

Overall: It allows me to make diagrams of entity relationship and uml for free without connection to internet.

Capterra loader

Free diagram editor

Sep 07, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - It's free, open source, multiplatform.

- Simple, easy to install and manage

- It allows to realize diagrams of networks, electrical, UML, diagrams ER.

- Previous versions did not show a menu, currently yes.

- With the right button of the mouse according to what you have selected you have additional options.

Cons: - Does not generate code, except for UML with an additional package.

- It does not allow to rotate text in a diagram or I have not found the form.

- At the moment of saving a diagram, it does so with an extension .dia the which we will not be able to open in another PC that does not have the SW, without however, this problem is solved by exporting the

diagram to the formats it includes.

Overall: In general, if you work with free software I recommend using Dia for diagrams, especially the relationship entities for which model databases

Nice for presentation of UML diagram

Jun 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good user interface and thus user friendly.

Easy and fast installation due to its small size.

Variety of menus for your needs.

Good for representing use cases.

Cons: Dia software is not colourful and appealing to the eye. Its black and white majorly thus looking quite boring with its colours.

DIA is a graphics editor, simple to use, I could make diagrams, conceptual maps in a very easy way

May 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1.) DIA gives you the different styles of diagrams and gives you the basic tools for a better style

2.) DIA has a work area where we can easily locate the competitors that we want to

Cons: 1.) DIA does not have an evaluator that indicates whether the diagram would be correct or not.

2) DIA should integrate an assistant, there are things that very few people use because they do not know what it is for, there is no online support that allows you to document about it

Overall: At the time, DIA facilitated a lot the analysis of annoying diagrams and diaframes for the analysis and implementation phase of software or database

Dia is an excellent software

Aug 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: mainly what I liked in the day, is its easy use, in addition to its variety of elements for the construction of diagrams, such as E-R diagrams, and especially the variety of ways to express cardinalities for databases

Cons: At my discretion, day does not have any points against, since it fits the needs of the diagrams to eleborate, suddenly it would be good that you could be like an app for mobile, it would be a good option.

Overall: my experience with day, is very good, it is easy, practical, light, with export options, really very useful for the layout for the design of any software or application

If you need to make an outline quickly and without complications of any kind, the best thing you ca

Apr 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That is a very complete graphics editor and really easy to use. With it we can make schemes, flow diagrams, concept maps, circuits ...

Cons:

Because it is free, it puts us in a delicate position that may already have lost the formality and responsibility for the part of the programs to the point of leaving the project and users without alternatives.

Overall: that I could use to make entity-relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flow diagrams and network diagrams

DIA is my simple network diagram tool to represent my platform in my diary job

Apr 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Saying the Pros of this app is very simple, because is a "network diagram dedicated tool" that gives to IT admins the basic to represent their network topology and structure, very very easy to use, and it can be installed on my windows and mac machines. And It's free.

Cons: I enjoy this app because is easy, but I have to say that components pictures are the most basic things I've seen for this kind of apps.

Dia is a great flow chart software

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: DIa is a fast and lightweight app to draw flow diagrams. It has all the needed tools to implement even complex diagrams

Cons: The only downside about Dia is, in my opinion, the old look that it has. The interface looks quite old and not perfectly refined, it should be innovated a bit.

Very good Diagram software

May 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use when you get use to it, Open Source, Free, You can export Database SQL DDL file through a tool from an Entity-Relationship models.

Cons: Not so fancy interface, it could be great if it can make inverse reverse engineering from a Database SQL file to generate Entity-Relationship model diagram.

Capterra loader

Excellent diagramming tool

May 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is an easy to learn and very intuitive tool, they can be performed from small to large and complex diagrams.

Cons: It is a very powerful tool, its only detail is that it has a somewhat old user interface, it would be good to update its user interface.

I use it to create diagrams of small processes for internal projects.

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a simple application for creating diagrams, it does not require much instruction to start using it. Installation is simple, takes up little space and is compatible with Linux, MAC and Windows.

Cons: I do not like to use it to create complex flows because everything would be manual, which makes the process very argus and tedious. Additionally, the figures that represent the network components are very basic.

Overall: To create diagrams of small process flows for projects is ideal.

Capterra loader

Dia It has allowed me to make diagrams and graphics quickly and easily.

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about this program is that with DIA you can create different diagrams: entity-relation, UML, flow chart, network diagram, electrical circuits, and can be exported in various formats pdf, png, jpg among others.

Cons: It is a super light program does not create major inconveniences to install it really I do not find something that I like less is a simple program to use I do not get major disadvantages.

Capterra loader

Allows to create diagrams and conceptual maps in a simple way.

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most is that it is a light program. It works completely on most computers. Does not slow down the machine.

Cons: What I like least is its interface could be a little more eye-catching since it's pretty simple,

but it can be improved.

Capterra loader

Excellent program to generate diagrams of various types.

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most is that it is an open sourse program and that the license has no cost or limitations

also one of its biggest advantages is that it can be used in multiple platforms.