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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      UMLGraph allows the declarative specification and drawing of UML class and sequence diagrams. The current features are part of an ongoing effort aiming to provide support for all types UML diagrams.
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      • Online
      Persona SPARK is a target-audience design tool with psychological insights. Use it to define your marketing segments, build personas, and get behavioral insights.


    1. Breakdown notes: Make mindmaps and notes online for free. Breakdown Notes is a web-app to make notes, diagrams or mindmaps in your browser. It currenty works on desktop or laptop using recent version of Chrome or Firefox. It's free to use and requires no registration.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Google Chrome
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      Wirify is free, easy and fun to use Step back and see the big picture of a web page Focus on page structure by hiding the content Analyse page layout to aid learning and teaching Wireframes look cool
    2. BP Simulator Purpose: • Find performance bottlenecks • Test process improvement • Get performance indicators App Features: • Visual model mapping • Import from BPMN, EPC, Visio • Discrete-event simulation • Productivity dashboard • Make the responsibility matrix •...
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      ARIS Express is based on the proven ARIS methodology and industry standards. Its intuitive user interface and the latest improvements in modeling assistances enable instant results.
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    3. 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, plans, flow charts, and much more.

      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.

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    4. Qfsm - A graphical tool for designing finite state machines. Qfsm is a graphical editor for finite state machines written in C++ using the graphical toolkit Qt.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      IYOPRO, Improve your Processes, is a professional online BPM and workflow system that utilizes the BPMN 2.0 standard.
    5. Easily create precise and beautiful diagrams with automatic snapping, embedded LaTeX, and more.
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