Microsoft Office Visio Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Microsoft Office Visio for Windows, Mac, Web, Linux, iPad and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Microsoft Office Visio.

Microsoft Office Visio makes it easy for IT and business professionals to visualize, explore, and communicate complex information. If your looking for more info about Microsoft Office Visio like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 11/19/2018 7:04:00 AM

Alternatives to Microsoft Office Visio for all platforms with any license

  • 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 stencils, .vsdx, Lucidchart and Gliffy import and real time diagram sharing.

    • It is very convenient and contains many features. makerjMar 2017 • 12 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's really easy to use, and has so many features for a web app. Guest • Jun 2017 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free and includes many of the same features. Guest • Sep 2017 • 7 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free, ease of use, I can use it online Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Better than Visio is, and the bets part is, both online and PC program is amazing Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Just as good, if not better, as Visio. Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Chrome

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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 flow charts, BPMN and UML diagrams, organization charts, mind maps, and many other kinds of diagrams, graphs, and networks. Choose from a wide range of highly sophisticated layout algorithms to automatically arrange diagrams in no time.

    • good functionality, when all custom pallets are in place, over the years. Guest • Mar 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web 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 making diagrams and GUI prototyping that everyone can use.

    • Does not map network layout easily enough, which is what Visio was designed to do from the start Guest • May 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good for UI mockups, not for UML guss77May 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Used to make sketchups for a mobile GUI. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 3 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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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 diagrams for casual use. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and many other diagrams.

    • Discontinued No new versions since 2011. Last release, 0.97.2, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Clumpsy Handling, old fashion style look Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Dia has no cross platform copy paste capability. Guest • Oct 2016 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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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 technical drawings, general posters, and much else.

    • 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free and open source, while Visio is proprietary and expensive. Guest • Nov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Draw is very similar to Visio. It's basically the free and open source version of it. You can create flowcharts with it like you can in Visio, and other things you can't do with Visio. Although Visio is more focused at creating flowcharts & diagrams and does very well at it, it's extremely expensive while Draw is free and open source. Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It is hard to tell you that when I haven't started using it yet, but it appears to have the functionality I require without the expensive price, for sure. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • Lucidchart

    Lucidchart is an online diagram and flowchart software that supports Microsoft Office Visio import and can work on any operating system. The easiest way to draw flowcharts, wireframes, UML diagrams, network diagrams, mind maps, iPhone mockups, site maps and more.

    • I have tried them all. Lucidchart is the easiest to use, works across all my devices, and supports real-time collaboration. Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cross-platform interoperability is key. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Free, fast and easy to work no bogging you down with logic statements or life changing decisions. Guest • Aug 2017 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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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, documentation generator, and others. Mostly based on Graphviz. Can render various diagram syntax such as PlantUML, Dot, and Ditaa.

    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 magically organizing diagrams with just one click. Create flow charts, diagrams, UI and UX interactions, and more. Whether you need a quick sketch or an epic technical figure, OmniGraffle and OmniGraffle Pro keep it gorgeously understandable.

    • Easy to use and seems more powerful than MS Visio itself. Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • On the Mac there is no other program that is so versatile compared to Visio (which isn’t available for Mac OS). Guest • 13 days ago Disagree   Agree

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  • Google Drive - Drawings

    Google Drawings, part of Google Drive , allows users to collaborate creating, sharing, and editing images or drawings. It can be used for creating charts, diagrams, designs, flow-charts, etc. It contains a subset of the features in Google Slides but with different templates. Its features include laying out drawings precisely with alignment guides, snap to grid, auto distribution, and inserting drawings into other Google documents, spreadsheets, or presentations.

    Free Web 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 Examples Download.

    • It has table tool with merging,splitting and other table functions and collapsible trees Guest • Jan 2016 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has the same UI and software features. Guest • Nov 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The similar UI and less learn curve. Cross platform, good job. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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 Details to your Ideas (attachments, links, custom-fields, tables) - Ideas can have a whole new diagram inside (multilevel/composable) - Can generate a report for the whole Composition document. - Reports are exportable as PDF/XPS and to HTML.

    Free Open Source Windows

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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 aimed at providing a fast way of creating UML diagrams. UML elements are modified using text input instead of pop-up dialogs. Elements can be modified and used as templates; this way, users can easily tailor UMLet to their modeling needs.

    • Easier to use, more flexible, individual tool set for every type of diagram. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • you can draw stuff by writting simple scripts!!!! Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source 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 platform independent and network enabled, allowing the users to build, and collaborate during the construction of concept maps with colleagues anywhere on the network, as well as, share and navigate through others models distributed on servers throughout Internet.

    • Easy to use. Very professional look. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux iPad

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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 compelling replacement of commercial UML tools such as Rational Rose, Together and so on.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Gliffy

    "If they could see what Im thinking, they'd 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. Its simpler to grasp when you can see the connections and test "what if" scenarios. Take complex information and organize it visually with simple drag and drop ease.

    Commercial Web Chrome OS

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  • Grafio

    Grafio allows you to make flow charts, org charts, Venn diagrams, mind maps, take notes, sketches and do other diagrams. Everything is custom and modifiable. Grafio's shape recognition algorithm can detect basic shapes and redraw them. You feel free sketching your idea, as if your Device is a cocktail napkin but the result is smooth and professionally looking. You can even record an audio note to each shape. Afterwords You can easily share it with your friends.

    Freemium iPhone 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 enables you to create network diagrams, organisation charts, flowcharts and more.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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)

    Free Open Source Web

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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). Commercial user may use this software only after buying a license. - Easy and fast drawing: auto alignment, layouts, grid, auto scrolling - UML 2.

    Free Personal 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 way as Google docs etc.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web 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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  • 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 understanding the steps. Visto app is driven to boost your and your team productivity, organizing processes and increase the efficiency of your business.

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android Android Tablet

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