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 registration are required and features include the ability to save locally (including svg), a range of...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    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 inspired by the commercial Windows program Microsoft Office Visio , though more geared towards informal...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com FreeBSD Xfce ... DragonFly BSD NetBSD OpenBSD

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    • 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 auto-magically arrange even large data sets by just pressing a button. You can use yEd to quickly create...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

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    Pencil Project

    Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features. The Pencil Projects unique mission is to build a free and opensource tool for...

    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 diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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 JVM and integrated with various application such as wiki, text editor, IDE, programming language...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

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    OmniGraffle

    OmniGraffle can help you make eye-popping graphic documents—quickly—by providing powerful styling tools, keeping lines connected to shapes even when they’re moved, and magically organizing diagrams with just one click. Create flow...

    Commercial Mac iPad

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    Edraw Max

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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

    Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for...

    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 information is connected, whether it is complete, and how a shift in one element impacts something else....

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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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 clipboard, share diagrams using Eclipse, and create new, custom UML elements. UMLet is a UML tool...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Diagramo

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

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    VisiTouch

    ~ Simple way to view, annotate and share Microsoft Office Visio diagrams ~ VisiTouch helps mobile workers to view and annotate on MS Visio diagrams on their iPhones and iPads. Use it to open .vsd, .vdx and .vsdx files, convert them to...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.9.0, released on August 2013, can be still bought from the Appstore.
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    StarUML

    StarUML is a program to develop fast, flexible, extensible, featureful, and freely-available UML/MDA platform running on Win32 platform. The goal of the StarUML project is to build a software modeling tool and also platform that is a...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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 network charts.

    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 other systems in a standard format.

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    CmapTools

    This software empowers users to construct, navigate, share, and criticize knowledge models represented as Concept Maps. The toolkit is platform independent and network enabled, allowing the users to build, and collaborate during the...

    Free Mac Windows Linux iPad

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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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    Calligra Flow

    Calligra Flow is an easy to use diagramming and flowcharting application with tight integration to the other Calligra applications. It enables you to create network diagrams, organisation charts, flowcharts and more.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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 information and SmartDraw does the rest. There's no other drawing software like it.

    Commercial Windows

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    ThinkComposer

    Create deep visual documents, adaptable and multi-level diagrams, flowcharts, concept maps, mind maps and models. Users can: - Define their own types of nodes and connectors, to reuse nomenclature, symbols, details structure. - Add...

    Open Source 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, professional looking. Main advantage is that diagrams can be shared with collaborators easily, in the same...

    Commercial 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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    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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    Visto

    Visto is a tool which provides efficiency to your business and your team through flows and forms. Visto turns every process in a step-by - step verification, facilitating the execution of each step, and avoiding noise in...

    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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    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 diagrams and a lot of other ones. Software Ideas Modeler is freeware (for non-commercial use)....

    Free Personal Windows

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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 in modeling assistances enable instant results. This free version will appeal to universities and...

    Free Windows

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    Creative Docs .Net

    Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts, and much more. The interface is tailored for...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.3.6, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    ProcessMaker

    ProcessMaker is a cost effective and easy to use open source business process management (BPM) or workflow software application.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Grapholite

    Grapholite is a powerful online solution for the creation of flowcharts, org charts, mind maps, Venn charts, web site structures, etc. Can be used online and offline

    Commercial Windows Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

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    Oqto Diagram

    Oqto is a powerful diagram creation and editing tool available on your tablet or smart phone. With Oqto Diagram you can create flowcharts, organization charts, mind maps, finite states machines, complex graphs and more. It is easy to...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.2.2 , released in June 2015, can be still bought from Google Play Store.
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    MagicDraw

    MagicDraw is an award-winning business process, architecture, software and system modeling tool with teamwork support. MagicDraw UML can do comprehensive UML diagramming, reverse and forward engineering for Java and C++.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    PathVisio

    PathVisio is a free open-source pathway analysis and drawing software that allows drawing, editing and analysing biological pathways.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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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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