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  • Diagramo icon


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

    Open Source Web

  • Calligra Flow icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Umbrello icon


    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 Windows Linux

  • CmapTools icon


    concept maps on servers, edit their maps synchronously (at the same time) with other users on the Internet, and search the web for information relevant to a concept map.

    Free Mac Windows Linux iPad

  • Lovely Charts icon

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web iPad

  • SmartDraw icon


    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....

    Commercial Windows

  • Grafio icon


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

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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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....

    Free Personal 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...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
  • Shapes icon


    Shapes is a simple, elegant diagramming app for OS X. Shapes gives you all of the most important features you need in a diagramming tool without all the extra cruft, and...

    Commercial Mac

Microsoft Office Visio Comments

Edraw Max released the Mac version.

about Microsoft Office Visio · · 1 Helpful

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.


Check out SmartDraw as a Visio Alternative

about Microsoft Office Visio · ·

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:


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.

I am trying to find a way to convert .vsd files that were created with Visio 2013 to Adonis .adl; however, I am not able to use the online visio converter since it requires a .vdx file which I'm finding out is no longer supported by Microsoft Visio 2013. How have others overcome this challenge?


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:


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.


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.


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 >> <<