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Online Microsoft Visio Alternatives

Microsoft Office Visio is not available as a web app but there are plenty of alternatives that runs in the browser with similar functionality. The best Online alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Office Visio and many of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Microsoft Office Visio are yEd Graph Editor, Lucidchart, Penpot and PlantUML.

Microsoft Office Visio alternatives are mainly Diagram Editors but may also be Mind Mapping Tools or UML Modeling Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Office Visio.
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  1. diagrams.net icon

    diagrams.net

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Notion
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • PortableApps.com
    • Google Drive
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Google Slides
    • Google Drive - Sheets

    diagrams.net (previously 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, .

    Example AWS diagram using draw.io
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    Almost everyone thinks diagrams.net is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
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    makerj

    It is very convenient and contains many features.

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    It's really easy to use, and has so many features for a web app.

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    Simplified, easy to use interface. Free and Open Source. Clean UI design and look and feel.

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    VasudeoSinha

    it has excellent features

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    davidacardon

    This is an excellent alternative to MS Visio, and it's free. It's very easy to use and to learn. One nice feature is that it supports LaTeX mathematical formulas, which I use since I am a math professor.

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    3isenHeiM

    It's an awesome alternative ! The dekstop version works completely OFFLINE, and the diagrams layout is WAY MORE SEXY than Visio's

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    chtfn

    Loving the clear, modern interface (suspiciously similar to Google Docs ;) ), and how intuitive it is to get started: no need to make sense of confusing menus and icons. Well done, recommending this open source tool from now on.

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  2. 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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    Almost everyone thinks yEd Graph Editor is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.

    good functionality, when all custom pallets are in place, over the years.

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    Stable and very easy to use

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    Free, lightweight and good response. Powerful layout tool to smart redraw your diagram. Several types of diagrams supported.

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    Open source, lightweight, easy to use.

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    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.

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    It supports SVG export of diagrams. Yay for infinite zooming!

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    professional look of results

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    Lucidchart

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • bambooHR
    • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Jira
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive
    • Slack
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Quip
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Salesforce.com
    • Google Apps
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel

    Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time.

    Lucidchart Templates and Examples: With hundreds of template examples to choose from, you can start diagramming in no time.
    Lucidchart vs Microsoft Office Visio opinions
    Most users think Lucidchart is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.

    I have tried them all. Lucidchart is the easiest to use, works across all my devices, and supports real-time collaboration.

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    Cross-platform interoperability is key.

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    Free, fast and easy to work no bogging you down with logic statements or life changing decisions.

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    Penpot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.

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  5. 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.

    Common PlantUML JAR GUI application that will render text file into image.
    Almost everyone thinks PlantUML is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.


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    Google Drawings

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    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.

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    Most users think Google Drawings is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
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    Graphviz

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks.

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  8. Whimsical is a collaborative visual workspace for creating flowcharts, wireframes, virtual sticky notes, and more!.

    Wireframes: Create wireframes for any device or screen.
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    Wireflow is free, online, real-time collaborative, open source tool for creating beautiful user flow prototypes.

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  10. An online diagramming tool with built-in productivity features to create diagrams faster. Draw flowcharts, mind maps, org charts, network diagrams, Venn diagrams and 50+ other diagrams types. Readymade templates to get started fast.

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    Creately vs Microsoft Office Visio opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Creately is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    milindayu

    Availability (desktop and online tool), Visual Collaboration (in-app video conferencing with team members), Price

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    elraymonds1

    Visio Import, More Diagram Types Than Visio, 1000s Templates and Examples

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