Features of diagrams.net and draw.io

Keep your diagram data secure

diagrams.net and our draw.io apps for various platforms do not store your diagram data - our editor is a unique security-first diagramming tool.

We participate in the huntr.dev bug bounty program to ensure a high level of professional scrutiny and data security.

Diagram wherever you want

Use whichever cloud platform you prefer to store your diagram files: Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, GitHub/GitLab, in your browser, or on your device.

No account needed - your diagrams are not locked behind an account.

Use diagrams.net in your browser and on mobile and touchscreen devices.
Tap and drag a connector from the direction arrows on one shape and release over another shape to connect the two

Integrate diagrams with other software

Store and work with diagrams in Atlassian Confluence and Jira with our draw.io apps. External collaborators don’t need to join your instance, they can view and edit shared diagram files in diagrams.net - no account or diagram format conversion needed.

Embed diagrams in other applications with our draw.io and diagrams.net add-ons:

Plus, many more 3rd-party integrations are available because we are open source.
There is a large ecosystem of diagrams.net and draw.io apps for diagramming in whichever platform or app you are using for documentation

Advanced: See how to embed the diagrams.net editor in your own application.

Collaborate in real-time with shared cursors

Multiple editors see changes synchronised in real time using Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, and draw.io in Confluence.

Everyone collaborating on a diagram can see exactly what everyone else is doing.
Share your mouse cursor with others who are editing the same diagram file stored in OneDrive or Google Drive

Easy-to-use diagram editor

diagrams.net and and our draw.io apps work just like the office and drawing tools you are used to using.

Diagram your way: Find your favourite editor theme - a simple online whiteboard, floating tool panels, dark mode, or the standard diagramming software layout. You can also switch the editor to use your language.
Sketch editor theme for a simpler online whiteboard

Import and export: Drag and drop a file to import a diagram, including many other diagram formats and continue editing. Publish and export to many formats.
Import diagrams into an existing diagram in two different ways

Many advanced tools

Many advanced and helpful tools are built into the diagram editor.

Tip: If you use draw.io in Confluence, you can mass import all the Gliffy diagrams in your instance in one step.

Create a wide range of diagrams

Our shape libraries let you create whatever type of diagram you need:

Activity diagrams are used to model workflows in various ways A floorplan created in diagrams.net
Enterprise business model template An example BPMN diagram
Use waypoint shapes in diagrams.net to show contact points in electrical circuit diagrams Mindmaps are easy to create from text with diagrams.net and PlantUML A simple rack diagram, created with diagrams.net

Browse our example diagram and template gallery for more diagram types.