Alternatives to Microsoft Office Visio for all platforms with any license

  • draw.io icon

    draw.io

    draw.io is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Dia icon

    Dia

    Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows released under the GPL license. Dia is roughly...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

    • Dia has no cross platform copy paste capability.
      Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    yEd Graph Editor

    yEd is a powerful diagram editor that can be used to quickly create diagrams manually or import external data for analysis and...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Pencil Project icon

    Pencil Project

    Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Firefox

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    LibreOffice - Draw

    Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Lucidchart

    Online diagram and flowchart software that supports Microsoft Visio import and can work on any operating system.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPad Chrome ... Google Apps

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    OmniGraffle

    OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents—quickly—by providing powerful styling tools, keeping lines connected to...

    Commercial Mac iPad

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    PlantUML

    PlantUML is an open-source tool that uses simple textual descriptions to draw UML diagrams. The generator can be run anywhere within...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

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    Google Drive - Drawings

    Google Drawings allows users to collaborate creating, sharing, and editing images or drawings.

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

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    Edraw Max

    Creating flowcharts, organizational charts, business diagrams, science illustration, network diagrams, mind map and lots more. Free...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    • It has the same UI and software features.
      Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It has table tool with merging,splitting and other table functions and collapsible trees
      Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    UMLet

    UMLet is an open-source UML tool with a simple user interface: draw UML diagrams fast, export diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Gliffy

    "If they could see what Im thinking, theyd get it!" People just understand faster with pictures. It helps them see how...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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    Diagramo

    Diagramo is an online flowchart software - diagrams (create, edit and share) - organization charts (create, edit and share) -...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    StarUML

    StarUML is a program to develop fast, flexible, extensible, featureful, and freely-available UML/MDA platform running on Win32...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    VisiTouch Discontinued

    ~ Simple way to view, annotate and share Microsoft Office Visio diagrams ~ VisiTouch helps mobile workers to view and annotate on MS...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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    Cacoo

    Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Umbrello

    Umbrello UML Modeller is a Unified Modelling Language diagram programme for KDE. UML allows you to create diagrams of software and...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    SmartDraw

    Instead of starting with a blank screen, SmartDraw gives you the exact template you need. Then use simple commands to add your...

    Commercial Windows

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    CmapTools

    This software empowers users to construct, navigate, share, and criticize knowledge models represented as Concept Maps. The toolkit is...

    Free Mac Windows Linux iPad

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    Calligra Flow

    Calligra Flow is an easy to use diagramming and flowcharting application with tight integration to the other Calligra applications. It...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Diagram Designer

    Simple vector graphics editor for creating flowcharts, UML class diagrams, illustrations and slide shows.

    Free Windows

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    Lovely Charts

    Browser based Chart and Diagram tool. Requires sign up. Free account allows one diagram to be saved. Very easy to use...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPad

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    Grafio

    Venn diagrams, mind maps, take notes, sketches and do other diagrams. Everything is custom and modifiable.

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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    ThinkComposer

    Create deep visual documents, adaptable and multi-level diagrams, flowcharts, concept maps, mind maps and models. Users can: -...

    Open Source Windows

  • Software Ideas Modeler icon

    Software Ideas Modeler

    Lightweight, powerful, easy to use, UML tool Software Ideas Modeler is a lightweight and powerful CASE tool. It supports UML 2.2...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Visto

    Visto is a tool which provides efficiency to your business and your team through flows and forms. Visto turns every process in a...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

    • Visto can turn visual workflows into real automated workflows.
      eduardobrazdovaleFeb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    ARIS Express

    ARIS Express is based on the proven ARIS methodology and industry standards. Its intuitive user interface and the latest improvements...

    Free Windows

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    ProcessOn

    Free html-5 based on-line diagrams design, an ideal tool for visual communication

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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    Creative Docs .Net Discontinued

    Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals...

    Free Windows

  • MagicDraw icon

    MagicDraw

    MagicDraw is an award-winning business process, architecture, software and system modeling tool with teamwork support. MagicDraw UML...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Creately

    Creately makes diagramming and design easy. We do this with an access anywhere, online application that is purpose built for...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

    • Visio Import, More Diagram Types Than Visio, 1000s Templates and Examples
      elraymonds1Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    IYOPRO

    IYOPRO, Improve your Processes, is a professional online BPM and workflow system that utilizes the BPMN 2.0 standard. Run it in less...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Diagrammix

    Diagrammix is a tool for efficiently building attractive diagrams. If you are an office worker, developer, manager, supervisor...

    Commercial Mac

  • BP Simulator icon

    BP Simulator

    BP Simulator Purpose: • Find performance bottlenecks • Test process improvement • Get performance indicators App Features: •...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

Microsoft Office Visio Comments

Edraw Max released the Mac version. 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by edwinelevent
about Microsoft Office Visio May 2016

A new visio alternative for Mac is available. I used edraw max lifetime license for some years. Today I'm glad that I got the mac version. It's really a good choice for IOS users. The software has more examples and templates. The symbols tools is important for me because I need create own electrical symbols. They also give great support which is important.

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Check out SmartDraw as a Visio Alternative

Positive Comment by egaal
about Microsoft Office Visio Mar 2016

SmartDraw offers a solid alternative to Visio. It imports both VSDX and VSD files. It has a desktop PC edition and you can also use it online in a browser. The Cloud edition lets you do what you used to do in Visio on your Mac: make flowcharts, network diagrams, and so on.

It also comes with a big collection of diagram templates, examples, and symbols. It may seem overwhelming at first, but anyone who needs a little nudge to help get a project off the ground is going to love all the options.

The tools are intuitive and are meant to make it easy to create a diagram even if you've never made one before.

This video on their site does a really nice job of highlighting the major differences:
https://www.smartdraw.com/software/visio-alternative.htm

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ADONIS:CE for Process modelling

Comment by dorensanz
about Microsoft Office Visio Jun 2014

Have a look to ADONIS Community Edition: is a free version of the commercial software ADONIS from the BOC Group. You can model process maps, flowcharts, organigrams, attach information regarding documents, systems, risks, etc.

It provides full support for BPMN 2.0 and advanced mechanisms such as process simulation, queries and web documentation.

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CrossOver by CodeWeavers allows Mac and Linux users to inst ...

Comment by FancyPSmith
about Microsoft Office Visio Jun 2011

CrossOver by CodeWeavers allows Mac and Linux users to install Visio 2007.

To learn more check out the CrossOver Community page for installing Visio 2007: http://www.codeweavers.com/via/visio2007

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Still AFAIK, is the best 2D diagramming tool available (and ...

Comment by evan
about Microsoft Office Visio Jun 2011

Still AFAIK, is the best 2D diagramming tool available (and I have use it extensively). Unfortunately, there's still that damn proprietary lock-in and the price tag seems to be growing a lot faster than most/all of the other Microsoft's products. Hopefully Google will come out with something one of these days to create some competition because the cost makes it not 'worth it' to upgrade.

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Also check out Diagram Designer, for Windows. Another nice ...

Comment by daluu
about Microsoft Office Visio Jun 2011

Also check out Diagram Designer, for Windows. Another nice alternative to Visio.

http://logicnet.dk/DiagramDesigner/

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Students and staff at an educational institute can get the ...

Comment by tgriffiths42
about Microsoft Office Visio Jun 2011

Students and staff at an educational institute can get the Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 package for only £36.95 here >> http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-uk/default.aspx <<

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