Microsoft Office Visio Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Microsoft Office Visio for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small diagrams.net icondiagrams.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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Microsoft Office Visio are Small yEd Graph Editor iconyEd Graph Editor (Free), Small Dia iconDia (Free, Open Source), Small LibreOffice - Draw iconLibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source) and Small Lucidchart iconLucidchart (Freemium).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 20, 2020

  • Lucidchart

    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. .
    Most users think this is great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Zapier
    • bambooHR
    • Amazon Web Services
    • 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
    • GitHub
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel
  • diagrams.net (previously draw.io) is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    ma
    It is very convenient and contains many features.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 15 users agree and 7 don't.

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    Gu
    It's free and includes many of the same features.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 9 users agree and 4 don't.

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    Gu
    It's free, ease of use, I can use it online

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 5 users agree and 2 don't.

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  • 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...
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    Gu
    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.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 4 users agree and 1 doesn't.

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    Gu
    Open source, lightweight, easy to use.

    Positive comment • 8 months ago • 1 users agree and 1 doesn't.

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

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 1 users agree and 1 doesn't.

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  • Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows released under the GPL license.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    • Xfce
    • DragonFly BSD
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD
    Gu
    Clumpsy Handling, old fashion style look

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 10 users agree and 2 don't.

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    Gu
    Dia has no cross platform copy paste capability.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 6 users agree and 9 don't.

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  • Powerful vector graphics editor for the office with tools for easily creating charts, diagrams, brochures and more.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    Gu
    It's free and open source, while Visio is proprietary and expensive.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 5 users agree.

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    Gu
    Can draw flowcharts and diagrams with almost all the features of Visio. You can drag a box, press F2, and start typing, for example.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 4 users agree.

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    Gu
    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.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 2 users agree and 2 don't.

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  • 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. .
    Most users think this is great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Zapier
    • bambooHR
    • Amazon Web Services
    • 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
    • GitHub
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • LinkedIn
    • Confluence
    • Microsoft Office Excel
    Gu
    I have tried them all. Lucidchart is the easiest to use, works across all my devices, and supports real-time collaboration.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 3 users agree and 5 don't.

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    Gu
    Cross-platform interoperability is key.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 0 users agree and 4 don't.

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

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 3 users agree and 8 don't.

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  • Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension* that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.

    Discontinued

    No longer maintened

    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Firefox
    Gu
    Used to make sketchups for a mobile GUI.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 2 users agree and 1 doesn't.

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    Gu
    Does not map network layout easily enough, which is what Visio was designed to do from the start

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 4 users agree.

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    Gu
    Visio is a native application while Pencil is a webpage disguised as an application, with the usual drawbacks, like poor performance and OS integration, etc...

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 3 users agree and 8 don't.

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  • Open-source, Java-based UML diagram maker using plain text descriptions to draw models.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
  • Creating flowcharts, organizational charts, business diagrams, science illustration, network diagrams, mind map and lots more.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Gu
    It has the same UI and software features.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 2 users agree and 3 don't.

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    Gu
    Highly customize templates help me to creat charts efficiently.

    Positive comment • 12 months ago • 0 users agree and 1 doesn't.

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    Gu
    The similar UI and less learn curve. Cross platform, good job.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 1 users agree and 2 don't.

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  • Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Microsoft Office Visio.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux