Microsoft Visio - Need Mac Alternative


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Apr 15, 2004
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


macrumors G4
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.

Max on Macs

macrumors 6502
Feb 25, 2006
Milton Keynes, UK
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.