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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...

    Free 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...

    Free 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.

    Free Open Source 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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    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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    Diagram Designer

    Simple vector graphics editor for creating flowcharts, UML class diagrams, illustrations and slide shows.

    Free Windows

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  • Software Ideas Modeler icon

    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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  • SmartDraw icon

    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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  • 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.

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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