10 Free, Standalone and Easy to Use UML Editors

Below is a compilation of UML drawing & editing tools which are:

  • Free (and most of them are open source), 
  • Standalone (not installed as plug-in or add-in), 
  • Easy to download and install,
  • No-need to registration and activation keys,
  • Fast to start and use. 
Note: Last 2 editors are text based web uml tools.





8.Tiny UML



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10 Responses to 10 Free, Standalone and Easy to Use UML Editors

  1. GT says:

    One more to add to this list.....StarUML .... probably the best one among all the open source tools

  2. CB says:

    You're right, it is another free & usable editor and may be involved in this list too. Thanks for your addition.

  3. Henry Ho says:

    Astah is pretty good too!

  4. CB says:

    Astah is good but free version is lightweight, also login and registration is required to use.

  5. Bouml is much better than many paid tools. Unfortunately, due to a disagreement with wikipedia (license violation), as a protest, its creator decided to stop work on it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Another great tool is Software Ideas Modeler (http://www.softwareideas.net).

  7. CB says:

    Software Ideas Modeler user interface looks like EA (Enterprise Architect) and very successful. But there is a price for professional usage.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. If talking about easy to use, free, easy to install, I'd 100% support Red Koda Community http://www.redkoda.com/download.php.

  9. CB says:

    Red Koda is an easy to use and free tool. Thanks for addition.

  10. Great article, thanks.

    Actually I'm trying DIA.

    On my blog I've just added few little indications for a "quick" choice in certain context (ie: Italian users)

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