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  • Diagramo icon

    Diagramo

    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

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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 Windows 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...

    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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    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....

    Commercial 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web 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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    ProcessOn

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

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

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  • Grafio icon

    Grafio

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

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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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

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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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    Shapes

    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

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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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