DIA Portable v0.97.2

Midas on 20 Jan 2016
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2012
  • Suggested by AlephX

Dia is a 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. The program is useful for drawing UML diagrams, network maps, and flowcharts.

PortableDIA is a portable wrapper for DIA. Alternatively, X-Dia and Dia Portable are also available.

Runs on: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.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice (Draw), XMind, Dynamic Draw Portable
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.

19 comments on DIA Portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Emka 2020-10-19 05:53

Briefly used it to draw a complex diagram for a project at work. Seems powerful but usability and UI require getting used to.


webfork 2016-01-20 20:22

NickR: Prefer LibreOffice's Drawing tool, which takes some getting used to but also does a bit more than Dia. It's also in active development.


NickR 2016-01-20 09:13

Very Popular but sadly neglected

SourceForge currently reports (Jan2016):
16,000 downloads this single week
and over a MILLION downloads in the last year !
BUT Last updated Aug 2014

What a shame this excellent software isn't developed to its full potential
or sold to someone who will


Wolfghost 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)

webfork 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.

Mister Wolf 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.

JA 2009-10-03 21:34
Ian 2009-03-18 10:06

Maybe the site has changed since Andy looked at it, but even following the links for advanced users to pick which components they want, I see no way of just picking DIA

Andy 2008-04-04 01:48

A correction to my last post, that's Dia's old site - I should have read the page 1st!

This is the up-to-date one.

Andy 2008-04-04 01:46

The website has is also available in English as well as Italian, just appears the French is the default.

The website is a bit like portableapps website where you can download individual apps or the package (known as Framakey)

Dia's own website is http://www.gnome.org/projects/dia/ but I have not yet worked out if the versions on there are portable or not

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