Microsoft Office Visio Alternatives with feature 'Portable'

    As Visio is Microsoft's commercial solution for professional diagramming and workflow drafting, it has many alternatives just like other parts of the Microsoft Office Suite. These alternatives share many of the features found in Visio, such as support for scalable vector graphics files so that your charts and diagrams don't suffer any loss in quality when resized.

    If you would rather use alternatives to Visio that are free and web-based, there are viable options that can be used to replace Visio with minimal loss in functionality for major amounts of convenience.

    This page was last updated Apr 28, 2021

    1. 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.
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      yEd Graph Editor vs Microsoft Office Visio opinions
      Almost everyone thinks yEd Graph Editor is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
      Very easy to use. Fair interface. The only issue really is that connectors must have a node at each end, it would be great if you could simply add unconnected lines. Other than that, it's a very good application.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      Open source, lightweight, easy to use.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      Free, lightweight and good response. Powerful layout tool to smart redraw your diagram. Several types of diagrams supported.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      It supports SVG export of diagrams. Yay for infinite zooming!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      good functionality, when all custom pallets are in place, over the years.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Stable and very easy to use
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      professional look of results
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    2. 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.
      LibreOffice - Draw vs Microsoft Office Visio opinions
      Most users think LibreOffice - Draw is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
      Can draw flowcharts and diagrams with almost all the features of Visio. You can drag a box, press F2, and start typing, for example.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      Raf10 It's free/libre software, with layers, etc.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      It's free and open source, while Visio is proprietary and expensive.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago


    3. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks PlantUML is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    4. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v14 is the only product that supports Visio legacy, runs on macOS and Windows, and is a perpetual license. Import/Export VDX, VSDX, VSSX and Import VSD, VSS files.
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      Almost everyone thinks ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    5. Easily create precise and beautiful diagrams with automatic snapping, embedded LaTeX, and more.
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    6. A Powerful idea processor.It's Open Source and Freeware. Create UML Diagrams, Network Diagrams, Flowcharts and many other types of diagrams with the versatile Dynamic Draw Software.
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