Free and simple to use UML tool?
Does anyone know of a simple or non-bloated software UML tool that is free or relatively affordable? I’m not looking to do any “round tripping” or code generation from the diagrams. I’m trying to do some quick sequence diagrams, any suggestions besides Visio?
If you're using Java, there's a free plug-in for Eclipse from the Omondo folks.
Poseidon UML from Gentleware :
Check out Sparx's Enterprise Architect product (http://www.sparxsystems.com.au/).
If you have Visio and you do not care for all the code generation etc. you might like the "just the drawings mam" alternative UML shape collection
Just me (Sir to you)
For sequence diagrams you should check out Alex Moffat's SEQUENCE:
Check out Jude:
While not always free, unless you jack one from a conference room, I prefer Sanford's Expo fine-point. It strikes a nice balance between Sanford's (frankly rather clunky) chisel-point, and their absurdly sharp and dangerous ultra-fine-point. Some people swear by the Avery Marks-A-Lot, but such people should not be trusted.
It isn't specifically for UML, but I've found this free tool to be extrememly easy and useful for drawing small diagrams:
"While not always free, unless you jack one from a conference room"
I suspect the term "jack" is being used as a shorthand for "hijack", i.e. steal.
Umbrello at http://uml.sourceforge.net might be doing fine too. It's Linux/KDE only though but might be worth to set up Linux in vmWare ;-)
Have a look at Dia:
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