Mac counterpart to Visio

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MorganX, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. MorganX macrumors 6502a

    MorganX

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    #1
    Is there a good diagramming app comparable to Visio? Primarily for network diagramming? Any info appreciated.
     
  2. jrichardcmu macrumors newbie

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    omni graffle

    You should already have a trial version in your applications folder. Checkout http://www.omnigroup.com/ for details. One of my new favorite programs in omni outliner (which can import xml to omni graffle).
     
  3. MorganX thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MorganX

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    Re: omni graffle

    Thanks,

    I did not have a trial version on my iMac. I did visit the site and download the trial.

    Quite a bit slower than Visio and in general smaller. Much smaller pallettes (stencils).

    But, if I can find the pallettes I need, I actually believe with the clean, straighforward UI, and superior connectors (really sweet). I can actually be more productive, and creative with Omni Graffle. As slow as it is, I don't know how it will do on larger diagrams. I won't miss some of the advanced features of Visio because I don't use really use them or can do without.

    At $60 I'll give it a shot at home. I'll grit my teeth at the lack of right mouse button functionality, but I do that every time I use OS X and can't arrange a window by right-clicking in it.

    Thanks for the tip, this app is worth it and I hope they continue upgrading it and add a much large pallette gallery. I always feel like I'm settling for less on the Mac platform. I believe this is due to the smaller market. This app would sell like gangbusters on the PC. Much friendlier, prettier and in some ways superior to Visio. And that's just from a half-hour with the trial.
     

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