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Excalidraw logo: Sketch handrawn like diagrams.

Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams.

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Go to to start sketching.

Read our blog and follow the guides to learn more about Excalidraw and how to use it effectively.

Run the code

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Local Installation

These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes.

Clone the repo

git clone


Command Description
npm install Install the dependencies
npm start Run the project
npm run fix Reformat all files with Prettier
npm test Run tests
npm run test:update Update test snapshots
npm run test:code Test for formatting with Prettier

Docker Compose

You can use docker-compose to work on excalidraw locally if you don't want to setup a Node.js env.

docker-compose up --build -d

Self hosting

We publish a Docker image with the Excalidraw client at excalidraw/excalidraw. You can use it to self host your own client under your own domain, on Kubernetes, AWS ECS, etc.

docker build -t excalidraw/excalidraw .
docker run --rm -dit --name excalidraw -p 5000:80 excalidraw/excalidraw:latest

The Docker image is free of analytics and other tracking libraries.

At the moment, self-hosting your own instance doesn't support sharing or collaboration features.

We are working towards providing a full-fledged solution for self hosting your own Excalidraw.


Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.


To translate Excalidraw into other languages, please visit our Crowdin page. To add a new language, open an issue so we can get things set up on our end first.

Translations will be available on the app if they exceed a certain threshold of completion (currently 85%).

Excalidraw is built using these awesome tools

And the main source of inspiration for starting the project is the awesome Zwibbler app.



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