Visio Viewer Alternatives

    Visio Viewer is described as 'opens Visio drawings directly on a computer without conversion on external Web Servers. Viewing Visio documents is as simple as drag and dropping of files (with a .vsd, .vsdx, .vdx extension) to the Application window' and is a Diagram Editor in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Visio Viewer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Visio Viewer are Pencil Project (Free, Open Source), yEd Graph Editor (Free), LibreOffice - Draw (Free, Open Source) and Dia (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2021

    1. Lucidchart

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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.
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    2. 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, .
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    3. Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension* that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.

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      It's Discontinued and no longer maintained.

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    4. 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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      yEd Graph Editor vs Visio Viewer opinions
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      yEd is good and I've used it before, but this install could not load up a .vsdx and therefore is not a good alternative to Visio Viewer.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    5. Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is a an excellent package for producing technical drawings, general posters, and much else.
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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.
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    6. 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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • 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
      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.
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    7. Microsoft Office Visio makes it easy for IT and business professionals to visualize, explore, and communicate complex information. Go from complicated text and tables that are hard to understand to Visio diagrams that communicate information at a glance.
    8. With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of graphics project.
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