Thursday, October 14, 2010

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




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

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

  3. Astah is pretty good too!

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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)