Microsoft Office Visio Alternatives

    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

      • FreeOpen Source
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      Diagrams is a powerful, flexible, declarative domain-specific language for creating vector graphics, using the Haskell programming language.
    1. PathVisio is a free open-source pathway analysis and drawing software that allows drawing, editing and analysing biological pathways. It provides a basic set of features for pathway drawing, analysis and visualization. Additional features as plugins.
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      • Mac
      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 without breaking the bank!.
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    2. Increase understanding of your structures and processes by visualizing them with Diagrams, the brand new diagram editor for Mac!
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      • Windows
      • Windows RT
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Grapholite is a powerful online solution for the creation of flowcharts, org charts, mind maps, Venn charts, web site structures, etc. Can be used online and offline
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    3. Ardoq helps organizations navigate their digital transformation journey with the most flexible, data-driven, and forward-thinking tool in the Enterprise Architecture industry. Predict, plan, and execute change across the organization.
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      Creates diagrams from textual descriptions! It provides a unified API with support for BlockDiag, BPMN, Bytefield, C4 (with PlantUML), Ditaa, Erd, GraphViz, Mermaid, Nomnoml, PlantUML, SvgBob, UMLet, Vega, Vega-Lite, WaveDrom.
    4. Workflow Designer leads the world in workflow, process and standard operating procedure (SOP) design with features and benefits not found in other tools.
    5. Easy diagram generator for Sequence Diagrams and Message Sequence Charts.
    6. ProcessMaker is a cost effective and easy to use open source business process management (BPM) or workflow software application.
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