Microsoft Visio - Need Mac Alternative

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  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    In case you are not familar with MS Visio... it is a handy tool which lets you create a "Map" conecting Box and information together almost as a diagram.

    It is useful for me and what I do... and I would like to know if there is a worth while mention alternative. Right now I use visio on my iMac thru Parrallels and Boot Camp, but I would like a native option... and something more "mac"

    Thanks :D
     
  2. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Found ConceptDraw V with a quick search on Google. Have you tried that?
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    If you're only using the mapping/diagram functionality, then try using Omnigraffle from the Omnigroup - it comes in regular and Pro (which has Visio opening/saving capabilities) for a reasonable price.

    They've got excellent trial versions which are unlocked aside from only being able to be launched for a single day (they keep running longer than that) and a new key can be requested daily.
     
  4. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

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    I'm using Curio Pro. It's not a bad price and it works very well for what I do. I only ever used the basic features of Visio 2003 though O I can't really tell you how it compares to that.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I've use OmniGraffle quite successfully with a minimum of RTFMing. My kinda software! :)
     
  6. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    Omnigraffle is really great. I feel sorry for visio users after working with 'graffle.
     
  7. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Couldn't agree more. Omni rocks the house. Except OmniWeb. ;)
     

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