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DIA Portable v0.97.2

Midas on 16 Jan 2015
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Dia is an open-source diagramming tool loosely patterned after Visio. Features include multiple-page printing, export to many formats (EPS, SVG, CGM and PNG), and the ability to use custom shapes created by the user as simple XML descriptions. Dia is useful for drawing UML diagrams, network maps, and flowcharts. PortableDIA is a portable wrapper for DIA.

Other alternatives are X-Dia and Dia Portable.

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System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableDIA.exe.
What's new?
    Dia 0.97.2
  • A bugfix and maintenance release.
  • A lot of translation updates.
  • 28 bugs fixed (List of fixed bugs: http://bit.ly/sfawKK)
  • More colors for SADT.
Latest comments
Mister Wolf on 2009-11-05 15:20

I use it (ver 0.95) for simple charts at home, its equals to Visio (for my needs..), its free, and its portable so I can always take it with me on my DOK. Recommended.

webfork on 2010-02-27 17:06

I tried really, really hard to make a go of this program to put together some flowcharts and so forth, but sadly its really not a replacement for Visio. Entering text into ojects and then and linking them (fairly simple stuff) is far too difficult and annoying. I hope the developers keep working on it and its gets to a more useful point.

Wolfghost on 2010-11-27 00:44

New release is out:
Home :http://dia-installer.de/
Download:http://dia-installer.de/download/index.html.en.gz (scroll down)

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Blumind 3.2.902.24361

Midas on 8 Dec 2014
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by borlip

Blumind is a lightweight and powerful mind mapping tool. It features multiple document editing, chart layouts and multiple export formats.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Portable.bat or Blumind.exe -p.
Latest comments
avi-aryan on 2014-02-18 11:45

Blumind 3.1 is portable. It comes with a .bat file that runs blumind.exe as > which runs the program in portable mode. http://blumind.org/download/

Emka on 2014-12-06 15:02

v3.2.902.24361 out

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XMind v3.5.1

Checker on 24 Nov 2014
  • 144MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Gannon8

X-Mind is a mind-mapping, flowchart, organizational chart, and diagramming program. It can be used for brain storming, illustrating or categorizing ideas, note taking, conceptualizing, and more. It supports drag-and-drop of elements, export to many different formats, and is compatible with most other mind-mapping programs.

Some advanced functions are restricted to the pro version.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Eclipse Public License 1.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally:
    • If not planning to run on other operating systems, delete XMind_Linux, XMind_Linux_64bit, and XMind_Mac_OS_X
    • If you are sure you'll have Java installed on any machine you use, you can delete the XMind_Windows\JRE folder (thanks mc)
  3. Launch \XMind_Windows\xmind.exe
Latest comments
Guna KS on 2011-02-19 12:12

One of the amazing software that I've used . . Good job, guys . . .

webfork on 2011-06-27 18:46

Youtube user put together a great series of tutorials on xmind: http://www.youtube.com/user/frankshakaxmind#p/u

webfork on 2015-04-26 21:42

This program is critically important when you have a mass of vaguely connected topics. Seeing them all grouped nicely into a structure does a very useful magic trick, simplifying and clarifying how you think about almost any topic.

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Dynamic Draw Portable v5.7.1

Checker on 11 Aug 2014

Dynamic Draw is a vector graphics editor useful for making flowcharts, line drawings, org charts, buttons, etc. It is an object-oriented drawing and design program with an intelligent linking system. It can export to other vector graphics formats such as SVG as well as non-vector graphics formats like JPG, TIFF, PNG, EMF, WMF, PSD, BMP, and PSD.

The program supports OLE allowing one to copy objects and paste to other OLE applications and vice versa, but the portable mode may experience issues with this.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: %TEMP% folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DynamicDraw.exe.

Optionally, the program comes with video help files that take up 25 megs of space in the LangId\1033 folder. These files can be removed to save space without impacting the program, but deleting the entire folder will cause the program to crash on launch.
What's new? Bugs fixed:
  • Cannot resize the object whose width or height is 0 with [Resize] Dialog.
  • Sometimes the text is not displayed which anchors bottom.
  • Some other bugs.
Latest comments
portafreeuser on 2011-01-10 05:07

seems like this program deals with the registry, it comes with some registry files and their contents hint that the registry gets modified a lot by this program...

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