excalidraw - Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams

Created at: 2020-01-02 09:04:43
Language: TypeScript
License: MIT

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An open source virtual hand-drawn style whiteboard. Collaborative and end-to-end encrypted.

Excalidraw is released under the MIT license. PRs welcome! Chat on Discord Follow Excalidraw on Twitter

Product showcase

Create beautiful hand-drawn like diagrams, wireframes, or whatever you like.


The Excalidraw editor (npm package) supports:

  • 💯 Free & open-source.
  • 🎨 Infinite, canvas-based whiteboard.
  • ✍️ Hand-drawn like style.
  • 🌓 Dark mode.
  • 🏗️ Customizable.
  • 📷 Image support.
  • 😀 Shape libraries support.
  • 👅 Localization (i18n) support.
  • 🖼️ Export to PNG, SVG & clipboard.
  • 💾 Open format - export drawings as an .excalidraw json file.
  • ⚒️ Wide range of tools - rectangle, circle, diamond, arrow, line, free-draw, eraser...
  • ➡️ Arrow-binding & labeled arrows.
  • 🔙 Undo / Redo.
  • 🔍 Zoom and panning support.


The app hosted at excalidraw.com is a minimal showcase of what you can build with Excalidraw. Its source code is part of this repository as well, and the app features:

  • 📡 PWA support (works offline).
  • 🤼 Real-time collaboration.
  • 🔒 End-to-end encryption.
  • 💾 Local-first support (autosaves to the browser).
  • 🔗 Shareable links (export to a readonly link you can share with others).

We'll be adding these features as drop-in plugins for the npm package in the future.

Quick start

Install the Excalidraw npm package:

npm install react react-dom @excalidraw/excalidraw

or via yarn

yarn add react react-dom @excalidraw/excalidraw

Don't forget to check out our Documentation!



Who's integrating Excalidraw

Google CloudMetaCodeSandboxObsidian ExcalidrawReplitSliteNotionHackerRank • and many others

Sponsors & support

If you like the project, you can become a sponsor at Open Collective or use Excalidraw+.

Thank you for supporting Excalidraw

Last but not least, we're thankful to these companies for offering their services for free:

Vercel Sentry Crowdin