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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Chrome

    • It is very convenient and contains many features. makerjMar 2017 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's really easy to use, and has so many features for a web app. Guest • Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free and includes many of the same features. Guest • Sep 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free, ease of use, I can use it online Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 collaboration/multi-user features. The Pencil...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Electron / Atom Shell Firefox

    • Visio is a native application while Pencil is a webpage disguised as an application, with the usual drawbacks, like poor performance and OS integration, etc... Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not map network layout easily enough, which is what Visio was designed to do from the start Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 inspired by the commercial Windows...

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

    • Discontinued No new versions since 2011. Last release, 0.97.2, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Dia has no cross platform copy paste capability. Guest • Oct 2016 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

    • Can draw flowcharts and diagrams with almost all the features of Visio. You can drag a box, press F2, and start typing, for example. Guest • Sep 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free and open source, while Visio is proprietary and expensive. Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Lucidchart icon

    Lucidchart

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

    Freemium $ $ $ Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Microsoft Office Word Google Drive Google Drive - Docs Google Apps ... Google Drive - Sheets Microsoft Office Suite

    • Free, fast and easy to work no bogging you down with logic statements or life changing decisions. Guest • Aug 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I have tried them all. Lucidchart is the easiest to use, works across all my devices, and supports real-time collaboration. Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web 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...

    Commercial Mac iPad

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    • Easy to use and seems more powerful than MS Visio itself. Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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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

    • It has table tool with merging,splitting and other table functions and collapsible trees Guest • Jan 2016 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has the same UI and software features. Guest • Nov 2016 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The similar UI and less learn curve. Cross platform, good job. Guest • Apr 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    CmapTools

    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

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Microsoft Office Visio Comments

ADONIS:CE for Process modelling

Comment by dorensanz
about Microsoft Office Visio · Jun 2014 · Helpful Not helpful

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?

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Comment by FancyPSmith
about Microsoft Office Visio · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by evan
about Microsoft Office Visio · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by daluu
about Microsoft Office Visio · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

http://logicnet.dk/DiagramDesigner/

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Comment by tgriffiths42
about Microsoft Office Visio · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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